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

Old barn
Old wooden barns are disappearing from Minnesota's landscape, but Friends of Minnesota Barns are helping people to preserve or repurpose them. (08/28/2014)
Adam Block and Cole Frey
The owners of a lodge in central Minnesota have agreed to pick up the tab for the wedding and reception of a same-sex couple they initially turned away. (08/22/2014)
U.S. Special Operations Command spokesman Ken McGraw confirmed the Florida-based command has "elements training in the vicinity of St. Paul." (08/19/2014)
At St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, more than 5,000 people, many of them law enforcement officers, came to say farewell. (08/06/2014)
Rep. Keith Ellison said Minnesota "has capacity" to take in some of the estimated 60,000 unaccompanied immigrant children coming to the U.S. this year. (The Daily Circuit, 07/24/2014)
The International Institute of Minnesota, which has done refugee resettlement work with immigrant groups for decades, has reunited seven children ages 6 to 17 with family members in Minnesota since last October. (07/22/2014)
A report on the well-being of children ranks Minnesota 5th overall in the nation. But the report found the state also has some of the worst disparities in the country. (07/22/2014)
When clergy sex abuse threatened to become a scandal in the Twin Cities, the archbishop in charge covered it up. So did the next archbishop, and the next. (07/14/2014)
Ramsey County Judge John Van de North ordered a former Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis vicar general, the Rev. Kevin McDonough, to sit for another deposition in a clergy sexual abuse case. (06/25/2014)
The four-hour deposition of Nienstedt ended heatedly after attorney Jeff Anderson, who represents a man who says he was sexually abused by the Rev. Thomas Adamson in the 1970s, asked the archbishop to turn over files of offending priests to law enforcement. (04/02/2014)
The cases pertain to Archbishop John Nienstedt, and Curtis Wehmeyer, a St. Paul priest serving time in prison for child sexual abuse. (03/26/2014)
A Twin Cities priest whose sexual urges led him to steal church funds and serve time in the Hennepin County workhouse is calling on his archdiocese to face the clergy sexual abuse crisis more openly. (03/12/2014)
In a letter to pastors and parish administrators Thursday, the archdiocese said a small number of parishes with significant debt would move ahead in what was once hoped to be a wider capital campaign effort. (03/07/2014)
An MPR News investigation found the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has dealt with allegations and suspicions of child sexual abuse involving at least 70 clergy members since 1950 -- nearly double the church's official count. (02/19/2014)
An MPR News investigation found the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has dealt with allegations and suspicions of child sexual abuse involving at least 70 clergy members since 1950 -- nearly double the church's official count. Explore an interactive database with details of the allegations against those priests, deacons and monks, along with the locations of their service and their current status. (02/19/2014)