Sasha Aslanian

Sasha Aslanian

Reporter
Minnesota Public Radio
saslanian@mpr.org


Sasha Aslanian is a metro reporter for MPR News. Aslanian was born in Minneapolis and grew up in St. Paul so she's pleased to be part of the metro team. 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, the national documentary unit of American Public Media. 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

New firefighters
Those who want to become Minneapolis firefighters face an extremely competitive process. But being a veteran gives candidates an advantage, thanks to a new state law. (12/19/2014)
I-94 traffic
Many laws passed during the 2014 Minnesota legislative session take effect Jan. 1. Here's a look at a few of the more interesting changes. (12/18/2014)
A governor's task force wants the Legislature to quickly repeal a recent law that forbids child protection workers from considering previously-rejected abuse reports when deciding whether to investigate a new allegation. (12/12/2014)
NAZ President and CEO Sondra Samuels says the higher test scores of kids in third and fifth grades who have been enrolled in the program longer show the investment is paying off. (12/12/2014)
The Twin Cities has a growing affordable housing shortage, but critics of a proposed Met Council plan say it lets affluent cities off the hook. (12/08/2014)
Obama said Thursday that immigration enforcement would focus on "felons, not families; criminals, not children." (11/21/2014)
A City Council committee approved a measure that would ban use of e-cigarettes in indoor public places. The entire council votes Dec. 5. (11/17/2014)
Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Richfield and the Metropolitan Interfaith Council on Affordable Housing say state agencies and the Metropolitan Council are intentionally concentrating low-income rental housing in segregated "low opportunity" neighborhoods. (11/10/2014)
Tim Willson won a third term with 3475 votes, compared to Elliott's 3330. (11/05/2014)
More than 170,000 Minnesota voters have already cast their ballots in early voting, a huge jump from years past. (11/03/2014)
In Brooklyn Center, mayoral candidates vie for future of Minnesota's first "majority-minority" suburb. (10/26/2014)
Diversion programs improve lives, save money and keep communities safer, law enforcement leaders said during a Wednesday press conference. (10/22/2014)
Task force members met for the first time Monday and are charged with making recommendations to the 2015 legislative session. (10/14/2014)
At River Bend Education Center in Minneapolis, the doors are locked so no one runs away. It's not a place where you'd expect to find anything gentle. (10/14/2014)
The State High School League wants to give transgender students a chance to compete in sports while protecting their privacy. The Minnesota Child Protection League bought a full-page ad in the Star Tribune to object. (09/29/2014)