Aisha Turner

Producer, 371 Productions
Milwaukee, WI

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Denmark Denmark 2011

Bio:

Aisha Turner is a producer and writer from the Baltimore area. She is currently the Race and Ethnicity Reporter for WUWM – Milwaukee Public Radio. She recently worked as a producer on Precious Lives – a 2015-2016 radio series about gun violence in Milwaukee. Aisha cut her teeth in broadcasting while based in Washington, DC as a Reporter-Producer at the PBS NewsHour (originally the MacNeil/Lehrer Report). She’s also done brief stints at Al Jazeera America and local news. Aisha has covered a range of national and international affairs stories and has a special interest in social justice issues. Beyond media, Aisha’s also engaged with international education. In the spring of 2017, she served as a facilitator with the International Honors Program‘s human rights program – a comparative study abroad course for university students traveling to Nepal, Jordan, and Chile. She has also worked with Belarusian students through the State Department-funded Youth Leadership Program. Aisha has a joint-MA in Global Studies from the Universities of Leipzig and Vienna. Her Master’s research included comparative approaches to diversity, social exclusion, transitional justice, and urbanization. She has a BA in Public Policy, Sociology, and Media Studies from Duke University.
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