Who The Folk?! Alex Fisher

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What is community education and why is it a big deal to all communities? This week we sit down with Alex Fisher, who recently started a new job as the director of community education for the Hopkins School District. We talk about what his job is, how community ed is beneficial to the community – […]

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Who The Folk?! Roni Falck

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People have friends and family over brunch all the time. But for many years, Roni Falck and her family host brunches and dinners with a twist. Roni talks with us about the brunches that her and family host several times each year as a way to raise money for organizations and causes around the country. […]

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Who The Folk?! Zane Gayle

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What brought a lifelong Wisconsinite to Minnesota? Zane Gayle saw nothing but opportunities. Gayle recently graduated with a master’s in architecture degree from the University of Minnesota. His master’s project focused on a theoretical redesigning of Minnesota Hillel’s building, however, he has also been involved in the very real process that Hillel is now going […]

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Who The Folk?! Sheila Leventhal

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As Cecil’s Deli celebrates its 70th anniversary today, there is one person who has been involved since the beginning: Sheila Leventhal. As the daughter of the founders, Cecil and Faye Glickman, Sheila started as an 8-year-old helping around the market before the restaurant even opened 15 years later. Sheila reflects on a life shaping the […]

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Who The Folk?! Noam Sienna

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Why, in the midst of working on your doctorate dissertation, would you go and write a book that has nothing to do with your dissertation topic? That’s a question Noam Sienna wrestled with, but nonetheless went ahead and did it anyway. Noam talks about his book A Rainbow Thread: An Anthology of Queer Jewish Texts […]

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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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