Minnesota Public Radio features by Roseanne Pereira http://minnesota.publicradio.org/about/people/mpr_people_display.php?aut_id=30165 en-us Copyright 2014 Minnesota Public Radio Sat, 02 Aug 2014 03:46:05 -0500 Minnesota Public Radio features by Roseanne Pereira http://minnesota.publicradio.org/standard/images/mpr003/logo_mpr.gif http://minnesota.publicradio.org/?refid=0 Where tiny loans make a big difference A Minneapolis couple recently headed to Uganda to get hands-on experience working to fight poverty using microfinancing. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/12/03/microfinance?refid=0 Tue, 04 Dec 2007 03:00:00 -0600 U of M students present child abduction case to president of South Sudan A group of University of Minnesota students campaigning for the release of two kidnapped children in Sudan scored a major victory recently, when they were able to meet with the president of Southern Sudan. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/11/16/saveyar?refid=0 Fri, 16 Nov 2007 17:00:40 -0600 St. Paul restaurant lives on St. Paul has had a slew of restaurant closings this year: Fhima's, Margaux and A Rebours. In one St. Paul neighborhood, patrons were upset when their local restaurant, 128 cafe closed. Now as the restaurant re-opens, local foodies are discussing the importance of neighborhood restaurants to the neighborhood, and to the city. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/11/14/128reopens?refid=0 Thu, 15 Nov 2007 03:00:53 -0600 Day of the Dead celebrates life Day of the Dead is celebrated Thursday all across Latin America and one Minneapolis non-profit is mounting a celebration of its own. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/11/01/dayofthedead?refid=0 Thu, 01 Nov 2007 15:30:50 -0500 How video cameras could bring societal change In many societies, it's taboo for women to speak out about domestic abuse, rape, and forced marriage. But the Minneapolis-based American Refugee Committee's new video project may change that. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/10/11/videoproject?refid=0 Fri, 12 Oct 2007 03:00:15 -0500 The quest for the perfect bagel A bagel may be just breakfast bread for most Minnesotans. But for some transplants, a truly great bagel is something to be prized. Local food bloggers complain that they've given up on the Great Minnesota Bagel Search, tired of what one writer called the "tire-sized things" bagel chains put out. A new Minneapolis cafe featuring homemade bagels might offer them new hope. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/10/08/bagels?refid=0 Mon, 08 Oct 2007 19:18:09 -0500 A refugee camp springs up in Minneapolis International humanitarian organization, Medicins Sans Frontieres, or Doctors Without Borders, has set up a mock refugee camp in Loring Park in Minneapolis. Its aim is to raise awareness of the 33 million people uprooted by war. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/09/27/refugeecamp?refid=0 Thu, 27 Sep 2007 17:00:38 -0500 Unrest in Ethiopia worries local Oromo Minnesota has one of the largest Oromo populations in the country. The Oromo is an ethnic group from Ethiopia. The estimated 10,000 to 15,000 Oromo in the Twin Cites are trying to make new lives for themselves. But they say, their thoughts are often elsewhere -- as they monitor what's happening to family and friends in Ethiopia. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/09/21/theoromo?refid=0 Fri, 21 Sep 2007 16:30:02 -0500 Local Lawyer Documents Torture of Oromo Population Attorney Laura Provinzino reads from an upcoming Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights' report about human rights abuses and the Oromo population. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/09/21/provinzino?refid=0 Fri, 21 Sep 2007 15:00:38 -0500 The weeHouse comes to Linden Hills A tree-lined street in the Linden Hills neighborhood of Minneapolis just got a new neighbor. A house featuring a revolutionary design arrived on Ewing Street on the back of a truck. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/09/12/weehouse?refid=0 Wed, 12 Sep 2007 16:35:59 -0500 Chinese lessons take students far Students returning to school this fall may be complaining about their classes. It's back to a routine of homework and grades. However, two students at Fridley High School say it's worth it. What they learned in class took them halfway around the world this summer. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/09/07/chinesespreaker?refid=0 Mon, 10 Sep 2007 03:00:49 -0500 Born in war, the Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars play music for peace Members of Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars met in a camp after fleeing the brutal war in their homeland. Now the band is taking a message of peace around the United States including the Minnesota State Fair. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/08/30/refugeeband?refid=0 Thu, 30 Aug 2007 17:30:23 -0500 Local Somalis help educate students in Minnesota, and Kenya A Twin Cities nonprofit group is taking on Somali education on two continents -- in Minnesota and in Africa. Generation for Change and Growth was started by Somali professionals concerned that Somali students were being set up for failure. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/08/27/somalioutreach?refid=0 Tue, 28 Aug 2007 03:00:02 -0500 Hmong women chart their future Cultural change begins in small ways. Some Hmong women in St. Paul are starting with themselves. They are part of a new leadership institute that may change Hmong culture forever. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/08/01/hmongwomen?refid=0 Mon, 13 Aug 2007 12:00:42 -0500 USA Cup kicks it up a notch with the Web Twenty-one countries are represented in the USA Cup youth soccer tournament in Blaine. Players may be far from home, but this year, the USA Cup is connecting participants and their fans in new ways. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/07/19/soccertech?refid=0 Thu, 19 Jul 2007 19:00:00 -0500 Young farmer shares new vision for Hmong farming Visit any farmers market in the Twin Cities and you're likely to see Hmong vendors selling raspberries, sweet onions, and other produce they've grown. Farming runs deep in the Hmong culture. However, many Hmong farmers are isolated both by culture and language from the rest of U.S. agriculture. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/07/18/hmongfarming?refid=0 Thu, 19 Jul 2007 05:00:00 -0500 Torture survivor advocates call for change Minnesota's advocates for torture survivors say many people who come to the U.S. to escape persecution are being retraumatized once they get here. Asylum seekers are often held in county jails while their legal status is being determined. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/06/26/tortureadvocates?refid=0 Tue, 26 Jun 2007 16:00:00 -0500 West Africa comes to Minneapolis through music A Minneapolis musician is learning about new worlds through playing West African music. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/06/20/westafricanmusic?refid=0 Wed, 20 Jun 2007 15:28:07 -0500 The reasons for World Refugee Day It's World Refugee Day -- a day designated by the United Nations to raise awareness of the plight of refugees. Refugees account for only a small percentage of nationwide immigration, but Minnesota takes a lot of them. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/06/19/refugeeday?refid=0 Wed, 20 Jun 2007 03:00:00 -0500 Farmers' markets boom across Minnesota Farmers' markets have been sprouting up nationwide. In 1994, there were close to 1,800. Now, there are over well over double that. In Minnesota, farmers' markets are appearing across the state. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/06/05/farmersmarkets?refid=0 Thu, 07 Jun 2007 03:00:00 -0500 Minnesota's Tibetan monks chant for their homeland Minnesota has a strong choral tradition, but starting this weekend, it will get a taste of a very different type of chorus. The Dalai Lama's tantric choir will visit from the Gyuto monastery in Dharmasala, India for a series of concerts. There's a reason they're coming here. Five of the choir members live in Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/05/10/tantricmonks?refid=0 Fri, 11 May 2007 03:00:00 -0500 Somali folktales travel to St. Paul Storytelling is an important part of Somali family life. Now, a play by SteppingStone Theatre in St. Paul will showcase Somali stories in a new way. The stories have transformed as they've traveled. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/05/08/somalifolktales?refid=0 Wed, 09 May 2007 03:00:00 -0500 The Vinegar Man brings Aberdeen to the Race Exhibit Many small towns want to grow and attract new industries. But with new jobs come new residents and that can make some people uncomfortable. That's the situation facing Aberdeen, South Dakota and what prompted a trip to St. Paul. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/05/01/racevisit?refid=0 Tue, 01 May 2007 17:40:06 -0500 School officials told to prepare for all kinds of safety hazards As the investigation continues at Virginia Tech, many local school officials are re-examining their safety plans. In Northfield, school principals, educators and police officers gathered for a seminar arranged months ago, on safer schools. While presenters says it's natural for people to focus on school shootings at this time, they stress that schools face other dangerous situations, much more regularly. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/04/18/safetyseminar?refid=0 Wed, 18 Apr 2007 17:28:30 -0500 The long-term impact of 9/11 Years after the 9/11 attacks, many Minnesotans say they are still feeling uneasy around one another. A new study by Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights, "Voices from Silence," documents the long-term impact of 9/11 on Minnesota's immigrant, refugee, and religious minority groups. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/04/16/ashestoashes?refid=0 Tue, 17 Apr 2007 03:00:00 -0500 Minneapolis joins Muslim community developers to offer new financing The City of Minneapolis is joining with the African Development Center to offer a new financing option for small businesses, aimed primarily at Muslims. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/04/11/newfinance?refid=0 Wed, 11 Apr 2007 15:56:43 -0500 Sikhism and Sikhs in Minnesota More about Sikhism and Sikhs in Minnesota http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/04/04/sikhsidebar2?refid=0 Wed, 04 Apr 2007 17:20:02 -0500 Valarie Kaur's search for America after 9/11 After the Sept. 11 attacks -- appearance sometimes affected how you were treated in this country. When a Sikh man, wearing a turban, was gunned down in Arizona, it changed college student, Valarie Kaur's life. She ended up making a film about what it means to be American. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/04/03/sikhfilm?refid=0 Tue, 03 Apr 2007 17:30:00 -0500 Doughnut Girl Coffee provides a different kind of pick-me-up Most mornings, coffee is the most important thing on many people's minds. It's that pick-me-up that launches the day. Now, coffee may be changing lives in the Twin Cities suburb of Brooklyn Park, where a coffee roastery is creating a different kind of pick-me-up. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/03/26/donutgirlcoffee?refid=0 Tue, 27 Mar 2007 03:00:00 -0500 Real rock music Ever wonder what pre-dated Rock n' Roll and the Rolling Stones? A concert at the Science Museum of Minnesota Friday evening may have the answer. The performance showcases one of the oldest types of instruments known to humans. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/03/16/lithophone?refid=0 Fri, 16 Mar 2007 16:45:00 -0500