People & Places

Future fortunes: Twins executive Kate Townley mines the minors for major league talent

Meet Kate Townley, senior manager of Minor League administration for the Minnesota Twins — and one of only a few women in Major League Baseball to hold an operations position.

Flying solo: Laura Sobiech reflects on her new memoir, life without son Zach

Laura Sobiech’s book isn’t just a story about her son’s battle with terminal cancer. It’s about the value of life, and living each day like it’s the last.

So, you want to be a music writer? Shadowing Andrea Swensson at 89.3 The Current

On Friday, ThreeSixty intern Madie Ley hung out at The Current with local music writer Andrea Swensson. Oh, and she saw the New Pornographers play a few tunes, too.

@16: Minneapolis musician/author Dessa showcases her creativity on multiple fronts

She’s a local star with many titles — musician, rapper, author, poet, public speaker — but Minnesotans recognize her by just one name.

ThreeSixty HotSeat: Ruben Rosario, Pioneer Press

Ruben Rosario doesn’t pull any punches about his column writing. Nope. He writes for “the underdogs, the average Joes, the working class people.”

Camp snapshots: Public relations with David Hlavac of Bellmont Partners

When public relations expert David Hlavac came into a classroom of 14 high school students and said, “Raise your hand if you know what public relations is,” only two people did so.

ThreeSixty HotSeat: Ben Garvin, Pioneer Press

When Ben Garvin says “I’ve seen it all,” it really means something.

ThreeSixty HotSeat: Master Tesfatsion, Star Tribune

If you think it’s common for a 23-year-old to cover the NFL for the biggest newspaper in his or her state, think again.

ThreeSixty HotSeat: Laura Yuen, Minnesota Public Radio

Laura Yuen’s journalism career started with simple curiosity — about Smashing Pumpkins.

ThreeSixty HotSeat: Jess Fleming, Pioneer Press

For Pioneer Press food critic Jess Fleming, a realistic attitude about trying new and unique dishes carries her through the workday.

Camp snapshots: ThreeSixty welcomes Alejandra Matos

Texas native Alejandra Matos is coaching two campers about the finer points of journalism this week. What does the young Star Tribune reporter love about her job?

Camp snapshots: ThreeSixty welcomes Brandt Williams

A veteran of the Twin Cities police and community beat, Brandt Williams is coaching two campers about the finer points of journalism this week. What are his favorite lessons from an award-winning journalism career?

Mu Performing Arts gives local Asian American actors a voice

When an opportunity didn’t exist for Asian Americans to invest in local theater, Mu Performing Arts created a community to be proud of.

Atheist profile: Alex Wick

Just because Alex Wick was born into a household with atheist parents didn’t mean he had to become one.

Unitarian profile: Laura Christenson

With an atheist father, Buddhist stepmom, Unitarian mom and Christian grandparents, Laura Christenson could have picked from an assortment of religions. She decided to become a devout Unitarian.

Buddhist profile: Seamus Flynn

Seamus Flynn is comforted by the reminder that he exists. As the world moves so quickly around him, Flynn notices how easy it is to lose sight of a concept most take for granted

Muslim profile: Ra'wi Mahamud

Ra’wi Mahamud has all the phone apps that you would expect of a 17-year-old Washburn High School junior — Twitter, Instagram, 2048, Snapchat.

Protestant profile: James Sorenson

While most students at Washburn High School dances are searching the floor for their next partner, James Sorenson is thinking about God.

Judaism profile: Phoebe Ellis

The stereotypes, the jokes, the misconceptions. Phoebe Ellis has heard it all.

Hinduism profile: Apekshya Panda

Apekshya Panda is at home inside Maple Grove’s Hindu Temple of Minnesota, a hidden gem nestled between rolling farmlands.

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