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

Telling the story of abuse
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 Mall of America Rotunda filled with protestors
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)
Wijit Xiong helps Brittany with her new coat.
When workers in the St. Paul Public Schools' Project Reach office saw students huddled under a towel, they took to Facebook. An appeal secured winter apparel for students who need it. (01/14/2015)
The group that organized last month's protest against police brutality at the Mall of America wants to remind people of Martin Luther King's activism. (01/12/2015)
Children of color are much more likely to be reported to Minnesota's child protection system than white children, but a group of African-American professionals is concerned that the response is now too hands-off. (01/09/2015)
Members of the "One State One License" coalition want all immigrants -- even those who are in the country without authorization -- to be able to qualify for a license. (01/06/2015)
We visit a volunteer who turns cast-off sweaters into wearable celebrations. (12/22/2014)
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)
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)