Sasha Aslanian

Sasha Aslanian

Minnesota Public Radio

Sasha Aslanian was a metro reporter for MPR News from 2008-2015 and is now a correspondent for American RadioWorks, the national documentary unit of American Public Media.

Aslanian got her start as a daily news producer in the MPR newsroom in 1992. From 2000 to 2008, she produced documentaries for American RadioWorks. She is the creator of MPR News' Youth Radio Series. Aslanian has won awards named for famous news men: Edward R. Murrow, Lowell Thomas, Heywood Broun and Eric Sevareid. She is a graduate of Grinnell College.

Sasha Aslanian Feature Archive

More than 7,000 women across the nation received visas under the Violence Against Women Act last year. Federal immigration officials want Twin Cities law enforcement to know how to help. (04/28/2015)
Tanesha Johnson and her children
Months after she was shot, Tanesha Johnson has struggled to raise her kids and restore her life. She's also learned the low-income housing market doesn't serve parents with disabilities. (04/13/2015)
John Radsan (left) and Carl Moy
A school official said that such a step might be necessary if voluntary faculty reductions prove insufficient. (04/03/2015)
The unemployment rate of Minnesota's Somali-born population is nearly triple that of the state as a whole. (04/01/2015)
Three young men are among those from Minnesota who apparently tried to join the fight in Syria. Two were stopped; one made it, and lost his life. (03/25/2015)
Roughly 15 young people have left Minnesota to join the militant group ISIS in Syria. Their stories follow similar patterns: The suburban drifter or unassuming student becomes rapidly (and often quietly) radicalized and leaves Minnesota to join the ISIS extremists. (03/25/2015)
A survey suggests that the people who volunteer to serve on neighborhood boards may tend to be more likely white, better educated and more highly paid than the city's population as a whole. (03/12/2015)
The exhibit, "We Are Hmong Minnesota," will run through November. (03/06/2015)
Xyoo no yog plaub caug xyoo txij thaum Hmoob los nyob hau Minnesota no. Hawm txog plaub caug xyoo txib thaum Hmoob los nyob no, "Minnesota Public Radio" los sis. (03/02/2015)
Hmong people first came to Minnesota in 1975 as refugees hoping to build new lives. An exhibit opening Saturday at the Minnesota History Center tells their stories. (03/02/2015)
MNsure has extended call center hours this weekend in order to help people meet the midnight deadline on Sunday. (02/13/2015)
Coon Rapids is one of the latest Minnesota communities to try to cut waste -- and build community -- by fixing household items. (02/13/2015)
Brooklyn Park is the first Twin Cities suburb to open a shelter designed for young people. Its 12-bed shelter will serve young people ages 16 to 20. (01/30/2015)
The Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women says at least 23 people were killed in Minnesota as a result of domestic violence last year. (01/27/2015)
The city attorney has said the Dec. 20 protest on a busy shopping weekend created unsafe conditions. Charges are pending against 25 others. (01/14/2015)