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Keith Ellison

Keith Ellison is the attorney general of Minnesota and the first African American and first Muslim to be elected to statewide office in Minnesota. In March 2021, Ellison co-authored a USA Today column titled “Stand together to fight anti-Asian hate. We all have a stake in a more inclusive America.”

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Judy Halper

Judy Halper is the board chair of the Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies and the CEO of Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis.

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Andi Egbert

Andi Egbert is a senior research associate at APM Research Lab. Through its ongoing Color of Coronavirus project, the research lab is analyzing the inequalities among COVID-19 deaths. Send interview requests to Kelly Reller.

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Pauline Boss

Pauline Boss is a professor emeritus of family social science at the University of Minnesota. She is also an author and wrote Ambiguous Loss: Learning to Live With Unresolved Grief. Contact Julie Michener to set up interviews.

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Devon Anderson

The Rev. Devon Anderson is rector of Trinity Excelsior Episcopal Church in Excelsior, Minnesota. She serves as chairwoman of an Episcopal Church task force on paid family leave. 

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John Grabenstein

John Grabenstein is the associate director for scientific communications for the Immunization Action Coalition. He is the author of a 2013 review of religious teachings related to vaccines.

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Krista Tippett

Krista Tippett is the founder and CEO of the On Being Project, as well as the host of the podcasts “On Being” and “Becoming Wise.” Her podcast interviews often explore new or unexpected expressions of faith and spirituality.

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Zarina Baber

Zarina Baber is chairwoman of the Muslim Caucus of America. Along with the rest of the organization, she works to boost political engagement within the Muslim community during election season around issues like immigration, gun violence and racism.

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Anne Krisnik

Anne Krisnik is the executive director of the Joint Religious Legislative Coalition, an interfaith organization in Minnesota that works to influence public policies, including gambling laws.

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