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This is the Podcast home of Jewfolk's Who The Folk?! Podcast. Hear from interesting Members of the Tribe from all over the Minneapolis and St. Paul area.
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This week I talk to Anthony and Haley Sisler-Neuman, the husband and wife team that are the co-founders of the Graceful Monsters Educational Theatre Collective. We talk about each of their theatrical backgrounds, how their program fits into a crowded Twin Cities theater landscape, and how they’re adapting and innovating their program in the COVID Era, on this week’s Who The Folk Podcast.https://gracefulmonstersetc.com
Stephanie Levine

Stephanie Levine

2020-11-1536:40

This week I get to sit down with Stephanie Levine, the mayor-elect of Mendota Heights. We talk about the decision to go from one elected office to this new position, campaigning in a pandemic, and how her Jewish values inform her public service, on this week’s Who The Folk?! Podcast.
Ruby Comito

Ruby Comito

2020-11-0819:56

This week I talk with Ruby Comito, a junior high student in Hopkins and entrepreneur who used the time during quarantine to start her business 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?! Podcast.https://www.etsy.com/shop/RuAuraAnd our sponsors this week: www.dogsdaympls.com and dtdogs.com
. 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 is and how many voters we may see as Minnesota tries to keep its spot as the best-in-the-nation voter turnout rate, on this week’s Who The Folk?! Podcast. SOS Elections & Voting homepagehttps://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/How the election will work in 2020https://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/how-elections-work/minnesota-elections-in-2020/How to register or update registration including on Election Day at the pollshttps://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/register-to-vote/Check status of absentee ballothttps://mnvotes.sos.state.mn.us/AbsenteeBallotStatus.aspxEarly voting/drop-off locations by countyhttps://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/other-ways-to-vote/cities-and-towns-with-in-person-absentee-voting/View sample ballothttps://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/whats-on-my-ballotFind your polling place to vote on Election Dayhttps://pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us/Help available on Election Day including curbside votinghttps://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/election-day-voting/get-help-votingWhat to do if you see someone intimidating voters, engaging in poll watching, or 'Challengers' who are not following protocolhttps://www.lwvmn.org/league-news/2020/10/9/about-poll-watching-in-minnesotaSee a long line at the polls? Pizza to the Polls will bring those waiting some free food! https://polls.pizza/MN Governors pro-voting videohttps://twitter.com/GovTimWalz/status/1321498793238581250?s=20
Sam Graber

Sam Graber

2020-10-2551:47

This week I talk with 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 come out in the show, in this week’s Who The Folk?! Podcast.https://odaction.com/americanrefugee/Sponsored by dtdogs.com and dogsdaympls.com
Sarah Buchlaw

Sarah Buchlaw

2020-10-1828:16

This week I sit down with Sarah Buchlaw, the new decriminalizing communities organizer at Jewish Community Action. 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 Folk?! Podcast.www.jewishcommunityaction.orgThanks to our sponsor, Downtown Dogs and Dogs Day Out. www.dtdogs.com and www.dogsdaympls.com
Dan Kessler

Dan Kessler

2020-10-1128:40

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 he can make in St. Paul, on this week’s Who The Folk? Podcast. https://www.kesslerforhouse.com/Thanks to our sponsors dtdogs.com and dogsdaympls.com
Morgan Dachis

Morgan Dachis

2020-10-0420:07

This week I talk with Morgan Dachis, the founder, chef, and 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 this week’s Who The Folk?! Podcast.https://www.instagram.com/morgansbrothnbuns/
Kirsten Delegard

Kirsten Delegard

2020-09-2045:44

What do you do when you uncover some unsavory history about your hometown? If you’re Kirsten Delegard, you help start the Mapping Prejudice Project at the University of Minnesota. Delegard helps us kick our series "Exodus and Equity: Reconciling the History of Minneapolis' Jewish North Side." We talk about how the project got started, her families connection to restricted covenants in Minneapolis, and what she hopes people take away from the project.https://www.mappingprejudice.org/
Justin Held

Justin Held

2020-09-1342:57

This week I’m happy to be joined by Justin (JP) Held, who works for not one but TWO of the great organizations in the Twin Cities, Minnesota Hillel and Herzl Camp. We talk about how re-entry to the Twin Cities has been, the strangest summer ever, and Hillel’s brand new building, on this week’s Who The Folk?! Podcast.https://herzlcamp.orghttps://mnhillel.org
Emma Greenman

Emma Greenman

2020-09-0632:29

This week I talk with Emma Greenman, a voting rights lawyer and advocate turned candidate for the Minnesota state house of representatives. We talk about being a first time candidate, what led her to wanting to run for office, and the ongoing fight for democracy, on this week’s Who The Folk?! Podcast. https://emmagreenman.com/
Dante Reminick

Dante Reminick

2020-08-3028:48

This week, I talk with Dante Reminick, a sophomore at the University of Minnesota and an entrepreneur whose most recent business is aiming to help parents. We talk with Dante about global travel, tutoring, and goats, on this week’s Who The Folk?! Podcast.https://www.bigstutoring.com/
Miriam Graham

Miriam Graham

2020-08-2329:00

This week I’m thrilled to be joined by Miriam Graham, the new J-Pride coordinator at Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis. We talk about what she’s looking forward to programming, embracing Judaism as a convert, and if she’s planning on following her predecessors to become a rabbi.
Aaron Schoenfeld

Aaron Schoenfeld

2020-08-1628:07

Episode 100!! This week, Lonny is joined by Minnesota United Football Club forward Aaron Schoenfeld. We talk about life in the bubble of Orlando, What it was like playing for both big Tel Aviv clubs, and taking penalty kicks under pressure, on this week’s Who The Folk Podcast.
Cantor Tamar Havilio

Cantor Tamar Havilio

2020-08-0228:44

This week, Lonny talks with Cantor Tamar Havilio, who started last month as the new cantor at Bet Shalom. We talk about the journey that it took to get to Minnesota mid-pandemic, what drew her back to a pulpit job, and her family’s excitement for winter, on this week’s Who The Folk?! Podcast
Meyer Weinshel

Meyer Weinshel

2020-07-2635:00

This week I sit down with 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 resurgence of Yiddish in the 21st century, on this week’s Who The Folk?! Podcast.
Aly Jones

Aly Jones

2020-07-1926:26

This week I talk with 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 being socially distant.
Candida Gonzalez

Candida Gonzalez

2020-07-1238:56

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 the concept of paying reparations, on this week’s Who The Folk?! Podcast.https://instagram.com/lasranasjewelry/https://www.instagram.com/candida612/
Steve Simon

Steve Simon

2020-06-2816:34

This week we talk to Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon to talk early voting, which kicked off on June 26 for the August 11 primaries. We talk about why voting by mail is a public service in the coronavirus era, how you can get vote by mail if you haven’t signed up for that already, and dispelling myths perpetrated by a certain elected official.
Mike Goldstein

Mike Goldstein

2020-06-2143:36

On this week’s show I’m very excited to welcome Plymouth Police chief and director of public safety Mike Goldstein. We talk about what it’s like to lead a police department, why he’s opted for transparency, and what the past few weeks have been like for him given his role.https://www.plymouthmn.gov/Home/Components/News/News/5957/2158
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