Anna Weggel

Public Insight Analyst
Minnesota Public Radio

Anna Weggel is a Public Insight Analyst, dividing her time between producing content featuring sources found in the Public Insight Network and training/mentoring APM's partner newsrooms across the country. Before finding her home at APM in 2008, Anna received her B.A. in journalism, was the editor in chief of The Minnesota Daily, and had internships at Mother Jones, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Pioneer Press, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, and the Downtown Journal. Anna's non-work life is held hostage by the stage -- where she performs improv comedy, shows with her band, and a cappella musicals.

Anna Weggel Feature Archive

Somali youth forum
The BBC's program "Africa, Have Your Say" broadcasted live from the UBS Forum as part of a worldwide call-in based in St. Paul and London. (01/28/2011)
An earthquake, an oil spill, an election and the weather dominated headlines in 2010. But MPR's Public Insight Network asked Minnesotans what changes most impacted them on an individual level this year. (12/31/2010)
Gas crews
MPR News Reporter Tim Nelson explores natural gas safety and takes a look at a technology called "trenchless utility installation" that can sometimes cause gas explosions. (03/23/2010)
Dakota County Tech runs one of the few public railroad conductor programs in the country. (03/04/2010)
Nate Hrobak has gone from "slinging lattes" at an Uptown Minneapolis shop to one of four green coffee buyers for Caribou Coffee. (10/29/2009)
Unable to keep pace with the economy, Global Village Importers in Minneapolis, MN closed its doors on Tuesday, March 31, 2009. (03/31/2009)
The Nun Study, a famous Alzheimer's disease study that left the U of M nearly 20 years ago, has returned. (03/25/2009)
Joshua Houdek bike commutes two miles from South Minneapolis to his work every day. He takes us through putting on his gear, prepping his equipment, and making the decision to ride even on a -5 degree day. (12/24/2008)
Many people responded to Minnesota Public Radio's Public Insight Network query about why they though people are avoiding Iraq war movies. Here is a selection of their comments. (05/02/2008)
Why do people, especially young people, drink to excess? Minnesota Public Radio News posed the question to students, young people, parents, educators and counselors. They shared their thoughts about the causes, the hidden issues, and what works and doesn't work when dealing with binge drinking. (01/11/2008)