Steven John

Steven John

Newscaster
Minnesota Public Radio
sjohn@mpr.org

Steven John is a newscaster and regular substitute host for MPR News. He came to Minnesota Public Radio by way of a long career in commercial broadcasting. His first on-air stint came in the mid-'70s, reporting school news in North Branch, Minn. At the age of 19, Steven took his first real radio job in Park Falls, Wis. In those early days, Steven kept his ego in check and earned rent money by cutting the radio station's grass. In a career spanning four decades, Steven has spun records, reported hog prices and done sports play-by-play. He, his wife and their two children make their home in Minneapolis.

Steven John Feature Archive

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Dr. Jon Hallberg counts down his top most important and intriguing health stories of the past year. (12/31/2013)
Minnesota is getting a few extra visitors from Canada this year: We're in the middle of an irruption of snowy owls. (12/30/2013)
Moorhead Mayor Mark Voxland
After 12 years, Mayor Mark Voxland said his major accomplishment remains the city's response to severe floods. (12/27/2013)
Last week, a panel at the National Institutes of Health published guidelines essentially raising the threshold for doctors to prescribe blood pressure medications for people over 60. (12/24/2013)
Restaurants can be like music albums: it often takes a bit of familiarity to go beyond the title track and into the deeper cuts. (11/06/2013)
Two priests in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis have suggested a change in leadership at the local church is necessary in light of recent revelations of clergy misconduct. Today, Archbishop John Nienstedt said he accepts responsibility for the church's handling of the situation and said he regrets that a growing number of parishioners and priests have "lost confidence" in him. (10/23/2013)
The Seward neighborhood in Minneapolis has long been known for its diversity, its progressive politics, and the co-op and cafe that bear its name. But it's increasingly becoming known for a place to get a great bite to eat. (10/23/2013)
This weekend, the 39th 'Days of Yesteryear' festival celebrates Rochester's agrarian and farming origins. (08/09/2013)
The costs of eating out go beyond the price of your meal. It's time to take a look at the increasing cost of tipping. (08/07/2013)
Cris Carter partly attributed his success to a strong family, including his mother, who he said raised him and his six brothers and sisters on her own. (08/07/2013)
General health checks are included in the Affordable Care Act and they are now covered in a variety of health care plans. But how effective are they? (06/25/2013)
One of the more visible casualties of the severe winds and torrential rains was the metro area's urban forest. Thousands of trees of all shapes and sizes fell onto houses, streets and boulevards. (06/24/2013)
There's no shortage of events in Minnesota. Every weekend there's something going on. Here's what's going on this weekend. (06/21/2013)
Members of Congress are heading home today after yesterday's shocking defeat of the farm bill. The bill would have cut the food stamps program and transformed subsidies for farmers from direct payments to crop insurance premium support. (06/21/2013)
Doctors in training are devoting fewer minutes to doctoring. The medical community has been talking about a study out of Johns Hopkins University that found medical interns are spending 12 percent of their time with patients. What were they spending their time on? (06/11/2013)