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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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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
Madalina Kelner

Madalina Kelner

2020-06-1424:14

This week, I talk with Madalina Kelner, a recent graduate from the University of Minnesota-Duluth, and an artist who will be presenting her first post-graduate gallery show, Behind The Veil, later this month at the Homewood Studio in North Minneapolis. We talk about the strangest senior year ever, what her plans for the future are, and how Behind the Veil came together.https://madalinak.com/galleries
Dudley Deshommes-Kohls

Dudley Deshommes-Kohls

2020-06-0750:19

On this week’s Who The Folk?! Podcast, we talk to Dudley Dez-um Kohls, a black, gay, Jew who is also a nurse in the time of a global health pandemic. Mostly this week, however, I listen. I don’t try to fix. I don’t ask ‘what can I do’. I listen to and try to learn from someone who is going through things I can’t begin to understand. This episode isn’t tokenism. It’s an honest attempt to start to do better.
Rabbi Adam Rubin

Rabbi Adam Rubin

2020-05-3135:42

This week I’m very excited to be joined by Rabbi Adam Rubin, who starting July 1, will be the new senior rabbi at Beth Jacob Congregation. Rabbi Rubin talks about his path to the rabbinate, being a rabbi in this unprecedented era, and the secret to his homemade hummus, on this week’s Who The Folk?! Podcast.
Shira Yardley

Shira Yardley

2020-05-2419:30

Today we’re joined by Shira Yardley, who works at the Sabes JCC as a job coach with the inclusion program and the garden manager. Shira talks about the program has transformed itself in the coronavirus era, and how the garden is starting in her basement before heading to the JCC, on this week’s Who The Folk?! Podcast.
Ronen Pink

Ronen Pink

2020-05-1719:49

This week we’re joined by Ronen Pink, a college student with a 3D printer who has started producing much-needed face shields for organizations throughout the Twin Cities. We talk about what inspired him, what the challenges are, and how long he can keep this work up.
Susan Segal

Susan Segal

2020-05-1027:37

This week we are joined by the honorable Chief Judge Susan Segal of the Minnesota Court of Appeals. We talk about her appointment to the bench last November, how Public service is in her blood, and how her Jewish values guide her in the law, on this week’s Who The Folk?! Podcast.
Josh Olstein

Josh Olstein

2020-05-0326:49

This week we talk to Joshua Olstein, a St. Paul resident and a nurse, who has relocated to New York during the coronavirus crisis. WE talk about why he decided to go to Manhattan, what he’s seeing in his work there, and what his nursing future may hold.https://www.twincities.com/2020/04/11/regions-hospital-nurses-head-to-new-york-to-help-relieve-staffs-hard-hit-by-coronavirus/
Alisha Baines Simon

Alisha Baines Simon

2020-04-2626:36

This week we talk to Minnesota Department of Health’s Alisha Baines Simon about some of the COVID-19 modeling that she has been apart of. We talk about what her pre-COVID job was at MDH, how the data gets used, and what she’s looking forward to in post-shelter-in-place life, on this week’s Who The Folk?! Podcast.https://mn.gov/covid19/data/modeling/?fbclid=IwAR3k-5iqwIsKhAssKu_jk9ptSuTC3K3rC7ZPxBOpjwjmaXSd9w0DmqyOcJA
Ron Rabinovitz

Ron Rabinovitz

2020-04-1922:17

Today we’re joined by Ron Rabinovitz, who details his nearly 20-year friendship with Jackie Robinson. We spoke on April 15, which was the 73rd anniversary of Robinson breaking baseball’s color barrier about how that friendship started, and what Robinson meant not just to baseball, but to the American cultural landscape as a whole, on this week’s Who The Folk?! Podcast.
Ariana Feygin

Ariana Feygin

2020-04-1229:44

What’s it like to cook, under pressure, on television? Or to step into a kitchen and work as a 9-year-old? This week we are joined by teen cooking prodigy Ariana Feygin. We talk about Ariana’s Corona Time Cooking videos on her Instagram channel, working with Michelin-starred chefs, and how philanthropy is at the heart of what she does, on this week’s Who The Folk?! Podcast.https://www.instagram.com/arianafeygin/https://www.feygingroup.com/aprons
Leo Dworsky

Leo Dworsky

2020-04-0518:26

This week we’re joined by Leo Dworsky, a 16-year-old St. Louis Park High School junior who is a finalist in the MPR Classical Minnesota Varsity competition. We talk about his start in singing, why he likes to teach, and what it would mean to get your vote, on this week’s Who The Folk?! Podcast.https://www.classicalmpr.org/story/2020/01/02/minnesota-varsity-leo-dworskyhttps://youtu.be/l_KABQ5FQNQ?t=90
Seth Baker

Seth Baker

2020-03-2022:49

This week I’m joined by Dr. Seth Baker, a pulmonologist and ICU physician who became Facebook famous last week for an important post on why we need to keep our distance and listen to the guidelines set forth to keep us safe. Seth and I talk about why he wrote that post, what he’s seeing as a physician on the front lines, and what he’s doing to stay safe.https://www.facebook.com/seth.baker.9400/posts/3154855714533483
Brandon Schorsch

Brandon Schorsch

2020-03-0834:11

What makes Brandon Schorsch’s job at Jewish Community Action so personal? Brandon is JCA’s new outreach and engagement manager at Jewish, working on the organization’s campaign on combating anti-Semitism and white nationalism. We talk about his new role, the hate crimes bill in the Minnesota Legislature, and Indiana Jones, on this week’s Who The Folk podcast.
Zoe Moskowitz

Zoe Moskowitz

2020-03-0142:36

This week we sit down with the insatiably curious Zoe Moskowitz, a pastry cook at the James Beard Award-winning Spoon & Stable in Minneapolis. We talk about her move to Minneapolis last year, how the restaurant industry is in her blood, and how her favorite Jewish prayer became the inspiration for a dish, on this week’s Who The Folk?! Podcast.
Genevieve Parker

Genevieve Parker

2020-02-2317:21

This week I’m thrilled to be joined by Genevieve Parker, Jewfolk’s new Community Engagement Manager. We talk about what brought her to Minnesota, her Jewish journey, and what she’s looking forward to as she gets started in this new position, on this week's Who The Folk?! Podcast
Lea Kalisch

Lea Kalisch

2020-02-1636:53

A singer, musician, actress, dancer, and occasional rapper, Lea Kalisch is not letting herself be defined by one type of art of genre of music. Lea, who is in the process of relocating to Minneapolis, has an incredible background in sports and music that has helped give her the discipline to take on all she’s trying to take on. We talk about Lea’s Swiss upbringing, her new hip-hop video, what genres of music she’s into, and her recent move to Minneapolis on this week’s Who The Folk Podcast. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hj1O6yWJSkI
Zachary Paige

Zachary Paige

2020-02-0925:02

This week we talk with Zachary Paige, an organic farmer in northern Minnesota who just recently launched North Circle Seeds, an organic, sustainable seed business out of his Vergas farm. We talk about the Jewish connection to his work, how he got into sustainable farming, and why he started this new endeavor, on this week’s Who The Folk?! Podcast.https://northcircleseeds.com/
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