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National & North: Spreading smiles, from Africa to Milwaukee

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Intersection: North Ave & 72nd

Age: 37

Occupation: Owner, Irie Zulu African Fusion Restaurant

YOLLANDELaura Kezman | 88Nine Radio Milwaukee




88Nine Radio Milwaukee
Episode 4: Yollande

In 1997, Social Psychology Researcher Arthur Aron conducted a study on human connection.

Almost 20 years later it became popularized as The 36 Questions That Lead To Love.

So here in Milwaukee, we chose 8 strangers from two of our longest streets to answer these questions — on camera.

It’s time to meet your neighbor, and maybe even love them too.

88Nine Presents: National & North

Produced by: Laura Kezman and Nate Imig

All music in the series by: Q The Sun

National & North is brought to you by Educators Credit Union.

North Avenue has been a pillar, a pivotal street in getting me grounded in Milwaukee.

Yollande moved to Milwaukee from the African country Cameroon to obtain her second graduate degree. Her first Milwaukee address was on North Avenue and she now owns an African fusion restaurant on the same street.

Her energy is magnetic, and she radiates love.

Now, get to know Yollande even deeper by exploring the audio players below.  She shares her connection to North Ave., and describes why she tries to make a stranger smile every day.

Is there something you’ve dreamed of doing for a long time?  Why haven’t you done it?

For even more from our series, check out the mircosite below.


National & North is brought to you by Educators Credit Union.