Bosnian community http://news.stlpublicradio.org en In Wake Of Flooding, Bosnians Have Another Chance To Cheer National Team http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/wake-flooding-bosnians-have-another-chance-cheer-national-team <p><em>&nbsp; Updated Sat., May 31</em></p><p>Bosnia won the match against Ivory Coast 2-1.</p><p><em>Our previous story:</em></p><p>The Bosnian National Soccer Team squares off in a friendly match against Ivory Coast this&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">evening at the Edward Jones Dome. It’s a safe bet it will feel a bit like a home game for Bosnian players.</span></p> Sun, 01 Jun 2014 03:22:10 +0000 Tim Lloyd 36599 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org In Wake Of Flooding, Bosnians Have Another Chance To Cheer National Team Art Exhibit Celebrating Creativity And Strength Of Bosnian Artists On Display At Fontbonne http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/art-exhibit-celebrating-creativity-and-strength-bosnian-artists-display-fontbonne <h4>“Bosnian Born,” a multimedia art exhibit showcasing the work of artists born in Bosnia-Herzegovina, opened May 29 in the Fine Arts Gallery of Fontbonne University. It will be on display in St. Louis through June 27. St. Louis is home to more Bosnians than anywhere in the world outside of the country itself.</h4><p>Curator Sejla Holland created the exhibit two years ago to commemorate the 20<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the Bosnian War.</p><p></p> Fri, 30 May 2014 22:17:35 +0000 Camille Phillips 36608 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Art Exhibit Celebrating Creativity And Strength Of Bosnian Artists On Display At Fontbonne Fully Half Of The Area's Muslims Are Bosnians http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/fully-half-areas-muslims-are-bosnians <p>Mehnaz Afridi was astonished to learn that half of this area’s Muslims are Bosnians. The Muslim scholar will be in the area March 31 to give the <a href="http://www.leeinstitute.net/" target="_blank">Lee Institute lecture</a> on the issues faced by Muslim women. For many in St. Louis, one of the main issues is correcting misperceptions.</p><p>The great majority of Bosnians resettled here between 20 and 11 years ago to escape the former Yugoslavia’s devastating war of religious persecution in 1992-95. Members of the new generation, born in St. Louis, are now graduating from high school.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 03:36:33 +0000 Patricia Rice 34762 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Fully Half Of The Area's Muslims Are Bosnians St. Louis Symphony Presents 'Bosnian Journeys: Generations' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-symphony-presents-bosnian-journeys-generations <p>After the devastating war that ravaged Bosnia and Herzegovina from early 1992 through 1995, refugees began arriving in the St. Louis area. And now the Bosnian population here has grown to more than 60,000, making it the largest Bosnian community outside of that country.</p><p>This Wednesday evening, the St. Louis Symphony will present a free concert in its <a href="http://www.stlsymphony.org/symphony_city/" target="_blank">“On Stage at Powell” Chamber Concert Series</a> called “Bosnian Journeys: Generations.”</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 01:40:48 +0000 Terry Perkins 34493 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Symphony Presents 'Bosnian Journeys: Generations' In Writing His Memoir, Bosnian War Survivor Found Perspective http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/writing-his-memoir-bosnian-war-survivor-found-perspective <p>Kenan Trebinčević was 11 years old when the Bosnian War arrived in his hometown of Brcko on May 1, 1992. He remembers going to buy bread at the store and being told by a neighbor not to come back because “pretty soon you Turks won’t need to be eating anymore.”</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 22:27:16 +0000 Camille Phillips 33984 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org In Writing His Memoir, Bosnian War Survivor Found Perspective New Initiative Aims To Spur St. Louis Economic Growth Through Immigration http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-initiative-aims-spur-st-louis-economic-growth-through-immigration <p>The St. Louis region needs more immigrants to help bolster the economy.</p><p>That was the message delivered by public officials and representatives from <span style="line-height: 1.5;">economic development agencies during the launch of St. Louis Mosaic Project&nbsp;</span>on the same day comprehensive immigration reform <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/06/27/196328579/senate-approves-sweeping-immigration-overhaul-in-final-vote">cleared the U.S. Senate.<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; &nbsp;</span></a></p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 20:24:26 +0000 Tim Lloyd 27776 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New Initiative Aims To Spur St. Louis Economic Growth Through Immigration Police Seek To Ease South City Safety Concerns http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/police-seek-ease-south-city-safety-concerns <p>Many Bosnian residents in south St. Louis City continue to feel unnerved by the murder of Haris Gogic, a 19-year-old convenience store worker who was killed three weeks ago.</p><p>Days later a 30-year old 7-Eleven worker, Mon Rai, was shot death. &nbsp;</p><p>President of the Bosnian Chamber of Commerce, Sadik Kukic, said some members of the community have considering leaving south city in favor of the county or another city all together.</p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 03:43:22 +0000 Tim Lloyd 27566 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Police Seek To Ease South City Safety Concerns Twenty Years Of Bosnian Identity In St. Louis And In The Homeland http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/twenty-years-bosnian-identity-st-louis-and-homeland <p>About 60,000 Bosnians live in St. Louis.&nbsp; That’s estimated to be more Bosnians per capita than anywhere else in the world outside of Bosnia.</p><p>Bosnians settled in St. Louis during the 1990s, after the break-up of the former Yugoslavia and ensuing war and genocide.&nbsp; Bosnia, or Bosnia and Herzegovina is a country in southeastern Europe, on the Balkan Peninsula.</p><p>This year marks the 20th anniversary of when Bosnians came to St. Louis and questions surrounding Bosnian cultural and national identities remain unresolved.</p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 21:20:09 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 25350 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Twenty Years Of Bosnian Identity In St. Louis And In The Homeland Bosnian Businesses Grow Beyond The Niche http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bosnian-businesses-grow-beyond-niche <p></p><p>This fall will mark the 20<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the first refugees from the Bosnian war arriving in St. Louis.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We’re continuing our ongoing look at their experiences in this country with a story about business, more specifically, business and cultural identity. &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p>Many of the early Bosnian entrepreneurs catered to other Bosnians in St. Louis.&nbsp;</p><p>That’s starting to change, though, as Bosnian business owners search for success by connecting with the larger community. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 10:38:00 +0000 Tim Lloyd 9875 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Bosnian Businesses Grow Beyond The Niche Local Project Aims To Tell Bosnians’ Collective Narrative Of War http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/local-project-aims-tell-bosnians-collective-narrative-war <p></p><p>Next year will mark the 20<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;anniversary of the first refugees from the Bosnian War arriving in St. Louis.&nbsp;</p><p>In the coming months we’re going to take a closer look at their experiences in this country and how their presence has changed the cultural landscape of our city. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>But to know how St. Louis became home to what’s estimated to be the largest Bosnian population outside of eastern Europe, you have to first understand the brutal ethnic war that many of them fled. &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 07:00:00 +0000 Tim Lloyd 7299 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Local Project Aims To Tell Bosnians’ Collective Narrative Of War