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Aaron Brown grew up in a trailer house on his family’s junkyard on the Mesabi Iron Range. A sensitive boy and voracious reader, he fell into writing and radio to compensate for his lack of interest in transmissions. He has worked in Northern Minnesota media since he was 16, including stints at WEVE-Eveleth, KUWS-Wisconsin Public Radio in Superior, and the Hibbing Daily Tribune. Since 2001 he’s written a weekly column for the Hibbing Daily Tribune. In 2003 he got involved with Northern Community Radio and spent years as a contributing producer for The Morning Show and Between You and Me. In 2011 he founded the Great Northern Radio Show, the station’s traveling radio variety program that tells the stories of unique places through comedy, music and storytelling. A communication instructor at Hibbing Community College, Brown also writes the blog and is an occasional contributor to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. He and wife Christina Brown live in Balsam Township with their three sons Henry, Douglas, and George.
Karl Jacob is an actor and filmmaker who's films include POLLYWOGS, COLD NOVEMBER, and MOOP. Karl is an alumnus of of LAFF, SXSW, CPH:PIX, WOODSTOCK, FLORIDAFF, CUCALORUS, and has appeared in THE BLACKLIST, SVU, BULL, FREEHELD, THE DEUCE, THE DICTATOR, THE ROOST and YOUNG AMERICAN BODIES. Mr. Jacob is a recipient of the Emerging Artist grant from the Jerome Foundation and was one of ten annual directors in IFP's Narrative Lab. He was born in the north woods of Minnesota, but currently resides in Queens, New York with his wife and some tiny humans. In 2021 Jacob co-founded Long Island City's co-working club, THE RESORT.