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Immigration

  • The enduring power of 'My Antonia'
    Willa Cather's "My Antonia" captured the beauty of the prairie and the hardscrabble existence of European immigrants on the Nebraska plains. The author of a new stage adaptation of the novel, and a Cather scholar, talk about why the story still resonates.Midmorning, February 16, 2010
  • A novel resolves childhood memories of the Ethiopian revolution
    The experience of leaving Ethiopia was so traumatic for her, author Maaza Mengiste has very clear memories of what happened. Now, in an attempt to give those memories some context, she has written a critically-acclaimed novel "Beneath the Lion's Gaze."January 26, 2010
  • Italian architect's work lives on at U of M exhibit
    Architect Andrea Palladio may have lived half a millenium ago, but a new exhibition at the University of Minnesota shows how his design ideas live on.January 13, 2010
  • MnSCU urges to students get counted in 2010 Census
    The chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system is urging students to be counted in the 2010 Census so the state can receive its fair share of federal dollars.January 8, 2010
  • Jan. 1 a common birth date for many immigrants
    With New Year's Day just around the corner, you can be sure that people will make a fuss over any New Year's babies born that day. But it turns out there are far more people with a Jan. 1 birth date than you might think.December 29, 2009
  • 1,200 janitors fired in 'quiet' immigration raid
    One of the largest immigration crackdowns under the Obama administration to date took place in the Twin Cities last month, when 1,200 undocumented janitors were fired from their jobs, according to immigration lawyers.November 9, 2009
  • Ray Suarez on immigration and 'the next America'
    PBS NewsHour correspondent Ray Suarez discusses how America's demographics are changing -- and what our schools need to do to keep up.Midday, October 28, 2009
  • Target to pull controversial 'illegal alien' Halloween costume
    A Southern California immigrant rights group on Friday asked Target stores and a costume company to stop selling an "illegal alien" Halloween costume it said is offensive to immigrants.October 17, 2009
  • Ray Suarez on influence of immigrants
    Public television journalist Ray Suarez will discuss the impact of immigration and other demographic changes on our schools, commerce, politics, workforce and culture. We'll also discuss his latest reporting on health care reform and what the U.S. can learn from successful health systems abroad.Midmorning, October 15, 2009
  • Coalition pushes for immigration reform
    A coalition of faith, community and union groups held a march Sunday in Minneapolis to call for comprehensive immigration reform.September 21, 2009
  • Slow movement on immigration reform
    President Obama says a comprehensive immigration reform bill is on its way, but probably not until the end of the year. And while advocates for reform say they feel a path to legalization is on the way, opponents say high unemployment and a lack of bipartisanship on the issue could make for a difficult fight.Midmorning, August 11, 2009
  • Vibrant music scenes an important draw for cities
    One of the most overlooked and under-valued reasons new college grads and young professionals move to the Twin Cities is its vibrant local music scene.July 3, 2009
  • The changing faces of small towns
    Minnesota Public Radio News' Jeff Horwich hosted a forum in Willmar recently, to talk with residents about the challenges and benefits that immigrants have brought to the area.Midday, June 25, 2009
  • New life challenging for some, rewarding for other Hmong immigrants
    The latest wave of Hmong refugees to the Twin Cities began five years ago this week. Since then about 5,000 new Hmong residents have made their homes here.June 22, 2009
  • Freeborn County jail to house immigration violators
    A southern Minnesota county jail has become the latest facility in the region to house federal inmates who are waiting to be deported from the U.S.June 16, 2009

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