Assignment: Do an interview on this research regarding immigrant communities and their work at the MSP airport.
Waiting for Take-Off is a report from Center for Popular Democracy about Poverty Wages facing the East African Communities in Minnesota, and how the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport, the largest employer of these communities, could make a positive impact on these numbers by raising wages for workers.
On January 14th, the Americas Society and the Council of the Americas will release a report on Immigrant Entrepreneurs and Economic Growth: How Immigrant Small Businesses are Supporting Main Street.
Minneapolis is one of the metro areas examined in the report.
There will be a presentation and panel discussion at the AS/COA offices in New York, along with a live webcast.
One of the panelists is Mihailo Temali of the Neighborhood Development Center.
Assignment: Schedule a live or recorded interview with Mihailo Temali or a representative of the Americas Society about the details of this report.
Contacts at Neighborhood Development Center:
Mihailo Temali, Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Communications & Development
Emily Blodgett, Director of External Communications
Soon-Young Oh, Communications & Resource Development Coordinator
Contacts at the Americas Society:
Adriana La Rotta | firstname.lastname@example.org | 212-277-8384
The University of Minnesota has received a grant to promote the professional development of underrepresented minorities in biomedical research.
Assignment: Talk to Kolawole Okuyemi, M.D., M.P.H., director of the U of M Program in Health Disparities Research and professor of Family Medicine and Community Health in the U of M Medical School.
Produce a stand-alone interview or do additional interviews and come up with a produced piece about why this effort is underway.
Deadline: Flexible. It would be nice to have this for broadcast the week of November 10.