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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Who The Folk?! Ruby Comito

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What leads a junior high school student to start a business? We find out this week from Ruby Comito, who used her time in lockdown to create her perfume company RuAura. We talk about how she got her business started and if it’s a hobby that will outlast COVID, on this week’s Who The Folk?! […]

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Who The Folk?! Steve Simon Talks Election Day

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With Election Day just days away, we thought it would be a great time to talk once again with Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon for a special PSA about the state of voting in Minnesota. We talk about how you can STILL get your vote counted, what that deadline to get your ballot postmarked […]

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Who The Folk?! Sam Graber

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What leads someone to go to Mexico for dental work just for a podcast episode? For that, we talk to Sam Graber, an award-winning playwright and producer of the excellent podcast, American Refugee. We talk about where the idea for the show came from, where his travels have taken him, and how his Jewish values […]

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Who The Folk?! Sarah Buchlaw

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How does a one-time performing artist and wannabe surgeon end up an organizer at Jewish Community Action? This week we meet Sarah Buchlaw, the new decriminalizing communities organizer at JCA. We talk about what led her to this opportunity, her varied background, and her secret to the perfect homemade challah, on this week’s Who The […]

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Who The Folk?! Dan Kessler

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What drives someone who hadn’t been politically active to run for office? Dan Kessler, a psychologist in Chaska who is in the home stretch of the race for Minnesota House District 47B. Dan and I talk about what drove him to run, the Jewish values at play in his candidacy, and what difference he thinks […]

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Who The Folk?! Morgan Dachis

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What does a furloughed restaurant worker do to earn a living during the pandemic? If you’re Morgan Dachis, you launch your own business. Dachis is the founder/chef/baker/owner of Morgan’s Broth and Buns. We talk about what led to her starting this new business, why challah and soup, and what flavor profiles she’s considering next, on […]

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Who The Folk?! Justin “JP” Held

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A lot has changed in the five years since his last time working at Minnesota Hillel, and this week we are joined by by Rabbi-to-be Justin “JP” Held, who works for not one but TWO of the great organizations in the Twin Cities, Hillel and Herzl Camp. We talk about how re-entry to the Twin […]

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