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

All three young men were active on social media.
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)
A photo Abdi Nur posted to his Twitter account.
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)
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)