Who The Folk?! Shira Yardley

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What’s it like to build a massive garden from scratch every year? This week we’re joined by Shira Yardley, who works at the Sabes JCC as a job coach with the inclusion program, but is also the garden manager. Shira talks about how the program has transformed itself in the coronavirus era, and how the […]

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Who The Folk?! Ronen Pink

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Who knew that having a 3D printer would be so important right now? Ronen Pink certainly didn’t. But the tool he bought himself eight years ago with Bar Mitzvah money has proven invaluable. Pink has been 3D-printing and assembling face shields that are needed and in short supply during the coronavirus crisis. Pink talks about […]

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Who The Folk?! Alisha Baines Simon

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This week we talk to Minnesota Department of Health’s Alisha Baines Simon about some of the COVID-19 data modeling that she has been apart of. We talk about what her pre-COVID job was at MDH, how the data gets used, and what she’s looking forward to in post-shelter-in-place life, on this week’s Who The Folk?! […]

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Who The Folk?! Ron Rabinovitz

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What’s it like to be friends with Jackie Robinson? In honor of the 73rd anniversary of Robinson breaking baseball’s color barrier, we talk with Ron Rabinovitz, author of the book Always, Jackie, and we discuss his nearly 20-year friendship with Robinson. We talk about what Robinson meant not just to baseball, but to the American […]

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Who The Folk?! Ariana Feygin

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What’s it like to cook, under pressure, on television? Or to step into a kitchen and work as a 9-year-old? This week we are joined by teen cooking prodigy Ariana Feygin. We talk about Ariana’s Corona Time Cooking videos on her Instagram channel, working with Michelin-starred chefs, and how philanthropy is at the heart of […]

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‘Hero Snack Packs’ To Fuel Front-Line Medical Pros

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Dr. Erica Kuhlmann is in the middle of the chaos. As the chief of staff of the pulmonary department and the ICU medical director at Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul, she’s not just concerned about the patients – she has a hospital full of caregivers to worry about, too. That’s when she reached out to, […]

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Who The Folk?! Leo Dworsky

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This week we’re joined by Leo Dworsky, a 16-year-old St. Louis Park High School junior who is a finalist in the MPR Classical Minnesota Varsity competition. We talk about his start in singing, why he likes to teach, and what it would mean to get your vote, on this week’s Who The Folk?! Podcast. Please […]

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