Correspondent, Across Women's Lives
Allison Herrera is a multimedia reporter living in Minneapolis. She's covered issues ranging from the environment to women in prison. Before joining PRI, Herrera worked in Oklahoma covering Native American communities for KOSU Radio. Her project Invisible Nations was part of AIR's Localore project Finding America.
The Cherokee Freedmen have long been fighting for citizenship in the Cherokee Nation.
A recent survey in The New York Times asked readers if they knew where North Korea is. Only 36 percent of those who took the poll knew — and interestingly, they also favored the US finding a diplomatic solution to the conflict between the US and the secretive nation. Can you find the country on a map?
The Tohono O'Odham are an independent nation whose land happens to be in the middle of the border wall controversy.
A new poll released just days before the NRA's national convention shows that many, even most, gun owners do favor some restrictions on gun ownership.
Top universities in the US are known for attracting some of the brightest talent from abroad to advance science — and some come from the countries President Donald Trump has proposed placing restrictions on.
The state of Arkansas scheduled seven execution is 11 days. The first two were blocked by a federal judge and the rest are also at a standstill. These swift executions, many argued violate the prsioners 8th Amendment rights against cruel and unusual punishment.
The stakes are high for this year's 139th annual Easter Egg Roll. Rumors are swirling of a hastily thrown together event with an absent first lady, egg intrigue and whether or not the event will feature the White House yoga garden.
You can legally light up a joint in seven states and Canada may soon legalize as well? The marijuana industry is making a lot of money, but recent comments by Trump administration officials have some in the US marijuana industry wondering if their whole business could come crashing down.
Photographer Wing Young Huie created a huge portrait exhibit on the outside walls of the History Theatre in St. Paul, Minnesota. He grappled not just with his subjects’ family histories, but his own, too.
President Trump's new budget slashes funding for Amtrak rail service to towns in the Rust Belt and the South. It includes some of the same places that helped him win the election.