Gail Rosenblum

Columnist | Metro
Phone: 612-673-7350
Gail Rosenblum writes two to three columns a week on people, social issues, trends, and the complexities of human relationships.

Recent content from Gail Rosenblum

Fredda & Genet: Beyond a family reunion

Fredda Scobey, executive director of the Riverside Plaza Tenants' Association, helped Genet Habtemicael reunite with family in Eritrea -- and found a friend.

Updated: September 25, 2012, - 09:08 AM

Linda & Jane: Passion for cancer care

Laughter is not what one expects to hear at a gathering of a dozen women seated around a conference table at St. John's Hospital in Maplewood. They've been brought together by a shared diagnosis of Stage IV cancer.

Updated: September 25, 2012, - 09:07 AM

Rosenblum: Ending violence against women starts now - with all of us

Anyone with a stake in ending violence against women -- and I hope you see yourself here -- has an abundance of opportunities to get the conversation started about how, exactly, we do that together.

Updated: September 24, 2012, - 08:19 PM

Rosenblum: Maybe teens didn't alter face of debate - but maybe they did

Elena Tsemberis, Emma Axelrod and Sammi Siegel are longtime friends and 16-year-old juniors in their New Jersey high school's Civics and Government Institute, where they study history, citizenship and social change.

Updated: September 20, 2012, - 02:54 PM

Rosenblum: Exchange students comment on our quirks

More than 160 students from 60 countries are settling into Minnesota life as participants in the Youth For Understanding (YFU) high school exchange program.

Updated: September 15, 2012, - 07:20 PM

Rosenblum: Haircut was a lifesaver for this lucky customer

You could say that hairstylist Felicia Reed gave J.T. Taylor the kindest cut. After a trim, she spotted black specs on his scalp. A week later, a biopsy revealed it was skin cancer.

Updated: September 12, 2012, - 09:45 PM

Rosenblum: Minnesota agencies rely on anti-violence act that's in limbo

Congress reconvened Monday with a host of issues likely to be loudly debated, from jobs to the environment to health care. Let's hope they raise their voices about violence, too.

Updated: September 10, 2012, - 08:13 PM

Rosenblum: With this WWII hero gone, personal loss is felt

Fred de Sam Lazaro was flying home from the Philippines on Monday when he struck up a conversation with his seatmate. De Sam Lazaro, a "PBS NewsHour" correspondent, had been overseas researching projects on sex-trafficking and a Minnesota-based civilian peacekeeping force.

Updated: September 05, 2012, - 09:30 PM

Rosenblum: After Sandusky, unease can be a good thing

My first thought after reading the news about Minnesota State University, Mankato football coach Todd Hoffner's felony child pornography charges was, "Dear God. Not again."

Updated: September 01, 2012, - 04:46 PM

Rosenblum: Metro Transit Student Pass is a vehicle for achievement

Minneapolis bus ridership increased by a few thousand backpacks on Monday, with the launch of an ambitious program to get city high school students to class via public transportation instead of traditional yellow buses.

Updated: August 27, 2012, - 10:56 PM

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