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Missouri French Creoles; Jews in The Midwest

The Missouri French Creole community, located mainly in the eastern part of the state, has its own language and culture. We hear more from a filmmaker who is working on a documentary about them.

Plus: the overlooked history of how Jews shaped small towns in the Midwest. It's the topic of a symposium this weekend: Jews in the Midwest: 1850 to 1950.


  • Brian Hawkins, animator and filmmaker, Asiminier: Folklore of the Missouri French Creoles
  • Lee Shai Weissbach, Professor Emeritus, University of Louisville
  • David Katzman, Director of the Kansas Jewish History Project and Professor Emeritus of American Studies at KU

Gina Kaufmann is the host of Real Humans By Gina Kaufmann. You can reach her on Twitter, @GinaKCUR.
Matthew Long-Middleton has been a talk-show producer, community producer and now is the Media Training Manager with America Amplified. You can reach him at, or on Twitter.