Who The Folk?! Shelly Christensen

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What’s it like when your February has been built around traveling the country each year? For Shelly Christensen, it has been thinking about this year’s Jewish Disabilities Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month, which takes place each February. We talk about how the observance of this month started, working across faith communities, and how it’s changed […]

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Who The Folk?! Anna Burnstein

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What’s it like to start a new job during the pandemic? This week we talk to Anna Burnstein, the new PJ Library Coordinator at the St. Paul Jewish Federation, about just that and more. We cover what led her to this new position, what types of programming she’s looking to have once we can be […]

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Who The Folk?! Marley Zoss

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When a passion for baking turns into a business, does it matter when the owner is 12? Not for Marley Zoss. Marley is the owner of Marley’z Cakes + Cupcakes, and is baking up any custom flavor creation you can think of. We talk about where her love for baking started, why turn it into […]

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Who The Folk?! Evana Kvasnik

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What do you do when you’re a vegan but can’t find challah? You could just make your own, but why not start a whole bakery? That’s what Evana Kvasnik did when she launched eViee’s Vegan Challah and Desserts this past fall. We talk about why she started a vegan bakery, the need for this kind […]

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Who The Folk? Emily Lauer

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What’s it like trying to run your home-based bakery business while your entire household is also at home? Emily Lauer decided that was the time to move Fruit and Grain out of the house and to start expanding. We talk about how she has managed to grow her business during the pandemic, some of the […]

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Who The Folk?! Tzipporah Johnson

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What’s it like to feel like you are reclaiming your name and identity? We find out from musician Tzipporah Johnson, a Minneapolis-based guitarist, educator, and singer-songwriter. We talk about her musical inspirations, teaching in a pandemic, and the J-Pride Music Showcase on Dec. 20 that Jewfolk is co-sponsoring, on this week’s Who The Folk?! Podcast. […]

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Who The Folk?! Enzi Tanner

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What’s it like to be the first person to be hired in a particular position? We find out this week when we talk to Enzi Tanner, the community safety organizer at Jewish Community Action. We talk about this newly created position and such an important time in our community, his work organizing in faith communities, […]

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Who The Folk?! Haley and Anthony Sisler-Neuman

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Minneapolis has a well-renown theater scene, so how do you create a new theater company for children — and do it in a pandemic? We talk with two familiar faces around the Sabes JCC, Haley and Anthony Sisler-Neuman, about their new venture: Graceful Monsters Educational Theatre Cooperative. We talk about each of their theatrical backgrounds, […]

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Who The Folk?! Stephanie Levine

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What drives someone to run for office? We find that out from Stephanie Levine, who is the mayor-elect of Mendota Heights. We talk about the decision to go from District 197 School Board member to this new position, campaigning in a pandemic, and how her Jewish values inform her public service, on this week’s Who […]

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