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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Who The Folk?! Emma Greenman

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What leads a long-time voting rights lawyer to put themselves on the ballot? We ask that of Emma Greenman, a first-time candidate who will be the next state representative in the heavily DFL-leaning Minnesota House District 63B, which encompasses south Minneapolis and western Richfield. We talk about being a first-time candidate, what led her to […]

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Who The Folk?! Dante Reminick

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There’s nothing like a global pandemic to start a new business, but Dante Reminick was doing a service: starting Bigs Tutoring. On this week’s Who The Folk?! Podcast, I talk with Dante, a sophomore at the University of Minnesota and an entrepreneur whose most recent business is aiming to help parents who are not made […]

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Who The Folk?! Aaron Schoenfeld

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It’s Episode 100 of the Who The Folk?! Podcast! This week we’re joined by Minnesota United Football Club forward Aaron Schoenfeld, who joined the club this season from Israeli powerhouse Maccabi Tel Aviv. We talk about what it’s like to play for both of Tel Aviv’s clubs, being in the Orlando for the MLS Is […]

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Who The Folk?! Meyer Weinshel

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Is Yiddish a dying language, or is it making a comeback? This week we talk to Meyer Weinshel, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Minnesota who is teaching Yiddish to people of all ages, most recently in a class offered by Jewish Community Action. Meyer talks about how he got started and about a […]

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Who The Folk?! Aly Jones

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What brings someone from a small Jewish community in the Southwest to the Upper Midwest? This week we hear from Aly Jones, the new coordinator of JFCS NextGen. We talk about growing up in a really small Jewish community, what led her to the Twin Cities, and how to keep the NextGen momentum going while […]

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Who The Folk?! Candida Gonzalez

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This week I talk with artist and art consultant Candida Gonzalez. We talk about the importance of art in the coronavirus era, the intersectionality of being a queer, Russian/Puerto Rican Jew, and paying reparations, on this week’s who the folk Podcast. Please subscribe to the Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more, and […]

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Who The Folk?! Secretary of State Steve Simon

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What’s it like to administer an election where more than 30 times the number of people requested mail-in ballots? Welcome to the life of Secretary of State Steve Simon in the oddest election year in recent memory. We talk about why voting by mail is a public service in the coronavirus era, how you can […]

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