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2017 Minnesota SPJ Page One Awards

2017 Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists Page One Awards

Every year, the Minnesota chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists hosts an awards banquet honoring the best in Minnesota television, newspaper, magazine, and yes, radio journalism. I received a first place award for “How Black Lives Matter Got an Anthem,” which I reported and produced for KFAI’s Minneculture series.


From Cuba to Minnesota: The Birth of Charanga Tropical

Fifteen years ago, American musician Doug Little traveled Cuba to study Latin jazz. In Havana, he met a flute teacher who introduced him to a traditional Cuban musical style called “charanga.” He hasn’t looked back.

Carlos Stroia

When Prince Called at 3 A.M.

Ever since Prince died in 2016, people who knew him have come forward with personal stories about what the famously private star was actually like as a person. One of those people is Minneapolis musician Gary Hines. Hines remembers how Prince didn’t exactly keep 9 to 5 hours.

Prince Paisley Park Memorial

NPR: Covering Prince’s Death

On the day that Prince’s death was announced in April, I got a call from Ken Barcus, who is NPR’s Midwestern bureau editor. He wanted to know if I could go to Prince’s Paisley Park estate and interview mourners. I filed several newscast spots for NPR in those first days following Prince’s death. Here’s a sampler of that coverage.


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