Minnesota may be a world away from Syria or Iraq, but the state’s large Somali community has made it an appealing field for seeking recruits for al-Shabab and other Islamic militant groups. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on one Minneapolis man’s efforts to offset extremist propaganda with his own media campaign. Continue reading
In the United States, the best cities for making a living are usually the least affordable. Minneapolis-St. Paul has been an exception, thanks in part to progressive laws on education, tax sharing and housing. But even in the Twin Cities, there’s a sharp racial inequality gap. Judy Woodruff interviews writer Derek Thompson as part of a collaboration between The Atlantic and the PBS NewsHour. Continue reading
President Obama has been using campaign-style events to push his legislative agenda, including a recent trip to Minnesota, where he spoke about increasing gun control. Ray Suarez discusses the president’s tactic with Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Christi Parsons, syndicated White House correspondent. Continue reading
President Obama visited Minneapolis to launch a push for tighter gun control. Gwen Ifill talks to Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey and Bruce Hartman, sheriff of Gilpin County, Colo., about the differences of gun cultures in rural and urban settings and protecting citizens from crime while protecting their rights. Continue reading
Minneapolis playwright, director and actor Aditi Brennan Kapil talks about the global elements and role of immigration in her work. The story was produced by Angie Prindle of “MN Original” on Twin Cities Public Television. Continue reading
From Minnesota’s Twin Cities Public Television, producer Emily Goldberg profiles the larger-than-life sculptor Zoran Mojsilov. The Yugoslavia native and former wrestler’s art “expresses humanity in its varied forms: in nature, in love, and even in war.” Continue reading
In our era of non-stop celebrity gossip and reality-TV shows, painter Elizabeth Peyton makes high art out of high-profile lives. The first full survey exhibit of her work at an American museum contains more than 100 paintings and drawings.
As the NewsHour airs a series of reports on the country’s ailing infrastructure, produced in collaboration with WNET New York, senior NewsHour correspondent Ray Suarez spoke with Steve Goldbloom about his experiences examining the issue. “We’re getting wakeup calls from time to time about the kind of attention this is going to need,” Suarez said of the lack of attention Continue reading