DAY 33.

Carl Pellonpää, icon of the Finnish American community – invited me to be a guest in his show called Suomi Kutsuu. It is the longest running talk show in US. Carl started it 48 years ago. We have fun, but I also feel a little bit sad. When Carl stops working on the show, there will be no-one to continue it.

Elsa takes me to Hancock. The street names are in Finnish… I heard the signs have been done recently. We have a very nice dinner with Finlandia University president Philip and his wife Renee. We talk about education, but also: what does it matter if you have Finnish heritage or any other nation’s heritage either?

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