Live BBC/MPR Forum on Somali Youth
St. Paul, Minn. — The BBC's program "Africa, Have Your Say" broadcasts live from the UBS Forum as part of a worldwide call-in based in St. Paul and London. The program features young Somalis in St. Paul and London who've never known peace in their homeland.
They discuss perceptions of their homeland, the prospects for the future of Somalia and the prospects for their future in the Diaspora.
MPR's Tom Crann hosts the St. Paul portion of the broadcast and moderates the local discussion. MPR's Bob Collins live-blogs the event on News Cut.
- Mukhtar Osman: An engineer with the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
- Hoodo Hassan: A student studying psychology and English literature at the University of Minnesota.
- Zuhur Ahmed: A pre-med student at Concordia University. She also hosts the radio program Somali Community Link on KFAI.
- Ruqia Mohamed: A student at the University of Minnesota majoring in political science and global studies.