Through interviews, profiles and news reports Reflections of Minnesotans looks to provide a platform for Minnesota's diverse immigrants.
My friend Julia Nekessa Opoti is the co-host (and producer) of a new hour-long radio show at AM950 called Reflections of New Minnesotans. Check it out at 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Her co-host is Siyad Abdullahi.Julia is a great choice for hosting the show. She has been doing community outreach for the Cedar-Riverside E-Democracy forum (mostly working with Somali immigrants) for some time and she has reported on (mainly East African) immigrant issues for Twin Cities Daily Planet and other local news sites. She blogs over at my lower case and the About page there tells more about her background. Check the Reflections of New Minnesotans blog. They just posted their third show, an interview with Innocent Limo (pardon the spelling) from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, who farms in Minnesota part of the year and gives tours back in Tanzania in the remainder. Previous shows include an interview with Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison, and interviews with Dahir Jibreel, Ahmed Jama, and Ali Egal???local Somali immigrants working in the justice system. Good luck, Julia! May you have a a run of many, many shows. Here's the Podcast link: