Who The Folk?! Rep. Dean Phillips

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Being a freshman Congressman is not too far removed from being a freshman in college, but Dean Phillips is learning the ropes is his first few months in office representing Minnesota’s 3rd District. Home on a brief Congressional recess, we were lucky enough to catch up with Rep. Phillips, where we discussed the expectations of […]

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Who The Folk?! Jayce Koester

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It’s almost June, so this week we talk all things Pride with Jayce Koester, the J-Pride program coordinator at Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis. Jayce reflects on their first year on the job, what new programs J-Pride is running to celebrate Pride this coming month, and how the organization looks to connect with […]

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Who The Folk?! Shari Aronson

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How did a journalist become the co-founder/co-creative director of a puppetry company? Shari Aronson talks about how the writing skills that she was going to use professionally now gets used to try and get grants for her non-profit, Z Puppets Rosenschnoz. Shari talks about her and her husband started the organization, previews their next event […]

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Who The Folk?! Amir Kats

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What’s it like to conduct one of the oldest community orchestras in the United States? Amir Kats is doing just that, as he is finishing his seventh season as conductor of the St. Paul JCC’s Symphony. Kats, who has won the Minnesota String and Orchestra Teachers Association Community Service Award is also in his fifth […]

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Who The Folk?! Riv-Ellen Prell

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After the University of Minnesota Board of Regents’ April 26 decision to not un-name buildings on the University of Minnesota, we’re going to school this week with professor Riv-Ellen Prell, the creator of the exhibit “A Campus Divided” and one of the foremost academics on the racism and anti-Semitism on campus in the 1930s. The […]

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Who The Folk?! Ben Feldman

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Is Ulitmate Frisbee a Jewish sport? Ben Feldman wouldn’t go that far. But as the co-owner, general manager and head coach of the Minnesota Wind Chill, the professional team in the American Ultimate Disc League that plays at Sea Foam Stadium at Concordia University in St. Paul. On this week’s podcast, we talk about the […]

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Who The Folk?! Kris Cramer

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What’s it like to win at the Minnesota State Fair? Kris Cramer knows all about it. Kris is the PJ Library coordinator in St. Paul but brings a lot of experience in cooking as the author of multiple cookbooks and the baker of the best chocolate chip cookie at last year’s fair. We talk about […]

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