October 14, 2020 - MPR’s Nina Moini spent an evening walking with a Minneapolis violence prevention group, called “violence interrupters.” Members of group share purpose behind efforts and the challenges they face.
January 23, 2018 - MPR News presents an investigative report on the accusations of "inappropriate behavior" against Garrison Keillor, the creator and longtime host of A Prairie Home Companion. Report also looks into the subsequent actions of Minnesota Public Radio abruptly severing ties with Keillor, numerous interviews, and details a timeline on the multiple accusations.
February 22, 2017 - MPR’s Dan Gunderson and Laura Yuen report on refugees who are attempting to cross Minnesota border into Canada over fears of deportation. Segment includes interviews with refugees, attorneys, and a U.S. border official.
February 3, 2017 - MPR’s Riham Feshir and Laura Yuen present reports on Iraqi and Somali immigrant families separated due to implementation of a U.S. travel ban from seven Muslim-majority countries. Segment includes interviews with family members.
December 22, 2016 - MPR’s Laura Yuen profiles Guled Omar, a young man convicted of conspiring to kill people abroad for the Islamic State in Syria. As former leader of nine young Twin Cities men, Omar received 35 years in prison. Yuen talks with Omar in his first interview since arrest.
November 2, 2016 - MPR’s Laura Yuen and Rahim Feshir report on disproportionately high traffic stop numbers of minority drivers. They present data and narratives on one of the most common interactions between police and the public.
July 12, 2016 - MPR’s Laura Yuen profiles MPR journalist Toni Randolph, who passed away on July 3rd, 2016. As a longtime journalist and MPR news editor, Randolph left an indeiable positive impact, especially in her commitment to public media diversity and mentorship.
May 4, 2016 - MPR’s Laura Yuen followed Diamond Syas, a Black student at Kennedy High School in Bloomington, for the course of a school year to see what it would take for her to make it to graduation day.
September 24, 2015 - MPR’s Laura Yuen profiles Oakdale teen Amaiya Zafar, a female boxer whose is fighting in and out of the boxing ring. Zafar is trying to compete in ring fully covered, according to her Islamic principles. That is something boxing authorities are against, siting safety concerns.
September 21, 2015 - MPR’s Laura Yuen and Mukhtar Ibrahim profile Amir Meshal, a Bloomington man who is under both U.S. government and community scrutiny. They present a complicated story.