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You should know ... Jeff Kasle

While most folks would leap at an opportunity to get away from the Valley during these triple-digit summer days, Jeff Kasle is more interested in sticking around so he can continue strengthening his ties to his new community. His work as a project engineer focused on sustainability for Ameresco Inc., however, sees him traveling frequently, often to locations as remote as Fairbanks, Alaska.

Wednesday 06/27/2018
You Should Know … Jared Duran
Posted: June 27, 2018

Jared Duran
Author and podcaster Jared Duran. Photo by Jia Oak Baker

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Mexican-American Jewish woman runs for office on AZ southern border
Posted: June 27, 2018

Hernandez Run
Alma Hernandez is a Mexican-American Jewish millennial and daughter of immigrants who founded a progressive Jewish group in Tucson and is running for the Arizona House of Representatives. Photo courtesy of Alma Hernandez

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Wednesday 05/23/2018
You should know ... Gavriella Berk
Posted: May 23, 2018

Gavriella Berk is, at 21, ahead of the curve. Before she graduated with double degrees in economics and political science from Barrett, The Honors College at ASU, she’d already secured a position with Scottsdale company Axon, which manufactures Tasers and body cameras for police officers.

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Wednesday 04/18/2018
Local actress and journalist travels to London to study at the Globe Theatre
Posted: April 18, 2018

A friend of Monica Sampson once joked that every movie she watched was about a young Jewish girl who dreamed of moving to New York and becoming a Broadway star. Sampson, a local actress, couldn’t miss the irony.

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Wednesday 06/28/2017
Sarah Kader launches her campaign for a seat on the Tempe City Council
Posted: June 28, 2017

A true daughter of Tempe is running for public office in her hometown.

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Wednesday 03/29/2017
From IDF officer to Melania Trump
Posted: March 29, 2017

Growing up in Israel, Mira Tzur was an accomplished ballerina who attended the Thelma-Yellin Performing Arts School on a scholarship from the America-Israel Culture Foundation. After graduation, she joined the BatSheva Dance Ensemble in Tel Aviv. But a childhood dream of pursuing a modeling career in New York still tugged at her, and in 1995, after completing a two-year stint as a counter-intelligence officer in the Israel Defense Forces, she made the move.

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Tuesday 02/14/2017
‘Recovering skinhead’ describes his journey
Posted: February 14, 2017

As a 17-year-old, Frank Meeink was a neo-Nazi skinhead, covered with tattoos that included a swastika on his neck, who hosted his own cable-access show promoting his racist views. Then, he was arrested for the kidnapping of a rival skinhead and sentenced to three to five years in prison.

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Wednesday 01/04/2017
Unlikely war hero talks about time as a spy
Posted: January 04, 2017

Any recounting of the life of Marthe Cohn – a French, Jewish spy in Germany during the Holocaust – revolves around numbers: At age 24, she said yes to an assignment spying for French Intelligence. In 2002, she co-authored a book with Wendy Holden on her wartime experiences titled “Behind Enemy Lines,” which is available on Amazon. This living legend – 4’9” tall – will turn 97 in April.

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Wednesday 10/26/2016
‘Phoenix file’ radio show debuts
Posted: October 26, 2016

A new voice with a familiar name can now be heard over the Valley airwaves.

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