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

Exhaling vapor from an e-cigarette
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)
Brooklyn Center mayor Tim Willson.
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)
The research analyzed the locations of victims, pimps and buyers and tracked how and where victims were recruited and sold. (09/10/2014)
Virginia Wolf and Carol Schumacher have been a couple since 1975. As much as the women wanted to celebrate Thursday's appeals court ruling that declared Wisconsin's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, they couldn't help but think how far they've come -- and how far they have to go. (09/05/2014)
Football and hockey drive concussion rates among Minnesota high school athletes, state officials said as they rolled out new data. Girls experienced higher rates of concussions. (09/04/2014)
The state's online health insurance marketplace is gearing up for the next open enrollment period by asking a diverse group of organizations to help Minnesotans find insurance. (09/02/2014)
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)
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)