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Should Airbnb pay the same taxes as regular hotels in South Florida?

The town of Surfside is the first in South Florida to have an agreement with Airbnb over collecting a tax all traditional hotels pay.
asked on January 22, 2017

How have you navigated a career in the arts?

How did your friends and family react to your decision to pursue a career in the arts?
asked on January 20, 2017

Tell St. Louis Public Radio your story

Share your stories as a way to connect with one another throughout the greater St. Louis area and celebrate who we are.
asked on January 19, 2017

Prenup agreements

A recent survey of marriage attorneys found that about 60 percent of lawyers polled are noticing an increase in the number of clients seeking prenups. Attorneys say that prenups are not for the wealthy. They are increasingly being used by young adults who want to address concerns about student loan debt, pre-owned business and to protect future income. Financial reporter Jonnelle Marte is working on an article about how the agreements are being used today. We’re looking to speak with couples who are married or getting married in the near future about their views on prenups.
asked on January 12, 2017

Art Hounds wants you!

Attention members of the Minnesota art scene! MPR News has a weekly arts segment we want you to be a part of. It's called Art Hounds and each weekly installment features three people from the Minnesota arts community talking briefly about a performance, opening, or event they're excited to see or want others to check out. The only stipulation is that it can't be your own work or work you're professionally, financially or personally associated with in any way.
asked on December 29, 2016

What keeps you up at night?

The new podcast "Terrible, Thanks for Asking" wants to hear from all kinds of people living all kinds of lives about what keeps them up at night.
asked on December 29, 2016

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MPR News 50th Anniversary Special January 22, 2017

This source was one of only 5 people to respond to this query, but she was a good one to have on the line right as we started the call-in portion of the broadcast. It helped us have someone right away to inspire other callers.

St. Louis voters prepare to accept Trump as president, with very mixed emotions January 20, 2017

As Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, St. Louis-area PIN sources expressed moods ranging from afraid and alarmed to optimistic and upbeat.

Dear President Obama: SoCal residents reflect January 19, 2017

KPCC asked listeners to share their parting words to President Obama.

Programs stress importance of reporting concussions by high school athletes December 21, 2016

A PIN source shared her insight and experience with concussions in high school athletes as both a player and a coach.

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  • KPCC asks “Are you #LatinoEnough?”, sparks newsroom-spanning contentSeptember 22, 2015

    Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of posts about inclusive journalism — journalism that is done with communities not for communities.  |  Follow the conversation here. Ashley Alvarado, Southern California Public Radio‘s public engagement editor, has long been a champion of listening to individuals and communities often excluded from news coverage and broader... Read more »
  • Join us for a “listening post” workshop in PortlandAugust 19, 2015

    The Public Insight Network is thrilled to team up with GroundSource founder Andrew Haeg, Oregon Public Broadcasting and Camp Odyssey, an Oregon-based innovative youth leadership diversity program, to offer a workshop on community listening, Oct. 1 in Portland. The workshop is part of a three-day event called “Experience Engagement,” co-hosted by Journalism That Matters and the University of Oregon’s... Read more »