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Has Social Security contacted you regarding old debts?

KPCC Washington correspondent Kitty Felde would like to hear from people who’ve been contacted by Social Security.
asked on December 17, 2014

Thoughts on U.S. plans to normalize relations with Cuba?

What are your thoughts on an American embassy in Havana and the U.S. normalizing relations with Cuba? Tell us.
asked on December 17, 2014

What do you want from the new St. Louis County executive?

Steve Stenger takes charge of St. Louis County government on Jan. 1. If you live in St. Louis County, or are affected in some way by the county's actions, what do you want Stenger do for you/for the county?
asked on December 10, 2014

Ag Stories of 2014

What were the top agriculture and food production stories of 2014?
asked on December 8, 2014

How would you build trust between law enforcement and communities of color?

What are your ideas for addressing what President Obama calls a "simmering distrust" between law enforcement and many communities of color?
asked on December 6, 2014

Have you lived through an earthquake?

Have you been through an earthquake or tsunami? We'd like to hear what it was like, whether you were prepared, and if you prepare for disasters differently after your experience.
asked on December 5, 2014

PINfluence™ Stories informed by the Public Insight Network

This Saturday — 12/13/14 — set to be huge for Vegas weddings December 13, 2014

We reached out to PIN sources to ask whether they were doing anything auspicious to mark 12/13/14, and the mention of weddings pointed us toward this story.

As gas prices continue to drop, drivers more likely to take a trip December 10, 2014

And while gas prices may seem like they are at an all-time low — Florida is averaging $2.70 a gallon, seven cents cheaper than last week — the prices are expected to drop another 15 to 20 cents by the end of the year, said AAA — The Auto Club Group. Leading more drivers to take road trips

A well-earned name: Nothing is simple in world of ‘dark money’ politics December 8, 2014

Cronkite News dove into the complicated world of Arizona Politics and 'dark money' spending. The Public Insight Network found a unique voice to round out a story that is otherwise focused on money and political figures.

ADA access still an issue at KC polling places December 3, 2014

This story came out of a more generic query about quality of life/access for people with disabilities in our metro. The PIN helped us gather insights from voters with disabilities as well as local activists. This story also was a collaboration between the KCPT and KCUR newsrooms.

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PIN Blog

  • Newsrooms use PIN to drive award-winning contentSeptember 29, 2014

    A big congratulations to the ten PIN newsrooms that were finalists and winners of the Online News Association’s 2014 awards! They are: Oregon Public Broadcasting, KUT Austin, St. Louis Public Radio, NPR, MPR News, New Hampshire Public Radio, The Center for Public Integrity, News21, WLRN-Miami Herald News, and The Washington Post. Here’s how some of these newsrooms use... Read more »
  • Using PIN to track social impact – a Minnesota exampleSeptember 23, 2014

    There is no dearth of evidence that Minnesotans are civic-minded. The state’s volunteerism rates are second in the nation, more than 60 percent of Minnesotans donate money to charity, and we lead the country in voter turnout. While such statistics are great, they don’t capture what it’s like to live in a social-minded state full... Read more »