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Is South Florida too much work or too much play?

As part of Community Conversations, we want to hear from locals about topics concerning them and sharing them with our readers.
asked on September 1, 2015

Are You Worried About The Rural Economy?

Grain prices have been on a downward swing and the USDA predicts that farm income will fall 36 percent in 2015, to its lowest level since 2002. What are you doing to cut costs?
asked on August 26, 2015

If your life were a TV show...

Which shows—past or present—most reflect your life?
asked on August 26, 2015

School discipline: How much weight does race carry?

When two kids misbehave in the classroom, why does one get sent to the principal's office while the other gets by with a warning from the teacher? How often does a student's race tip the balance?
asked on August 25, 2015

Send us your favorite back-to-school photos, from now or in the past

We're looking for back-to-school photos!
asked on August 20, 2015

What’s your favorite Texas song?

We want to hear about your connections to Texas and music.
asked on August 17, 2015

PINfluence™ Stories informed by the Public Insight Network

What can be improved in your neighborhood? August 31, 2015

We asked the following question to readers on social media and the Public Insight Network recently: What can be improved in your neighborhood?

Tracking The Arts in Vermont August 28, 2015

Art Hounds are dancers, writers, sculptors, painters - all recommending work that their colleagues are doing. This weekly program brings the voices of the arts community to our listeners and lets them know about events, galleries and performances throughout the region.

Priced out: Can high-density housing solve the affordability crisis? (#AffordableCA) August 26, 2015

PIN sources shared their experiences with high-density housing with producers of the live event.

We Live Here: What it means to be multi-racial August 24, 2015

PIN sources help reporter Emanuele Berry explore what it means to be multi-racial, especially in St. Louis.

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PIN Blog

  • 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 »
  • A new collaboration with (Don’t) Guess My RaceJuly 15, 2015

    PIN is excited to announce a collaboration with Interactive Diversity Solutions, creator of a web-based learning game called (Don’t) Guess My Race. This game in a one-of-a-kind interactive diversity program based on social science research that promotes cultural understanding, increases empathy and reduces bias, all wrapped up in a fun game. Participants who play (Don’t) Guess My... Read more »
  • PIN Bureau wins ASU innovation awardApril 20, 2015

    We are excited to be able to share today that the Public Insight Network Bureau, based at Arizona State University’s Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, has won the 2015 ASU President’s Award for Innovation.  This prestigious award is given annually by ASU in recognition of cutting edge projects and programs that significantly benefit... Read more »
  • Spot.us is going away, but its legacy inspires new chapters of crowdfunding playbookFebruary 11, 2015

    Spot.us proved that crowdfunding can help support independent, local journalism, especially that of freelancers. It was an important early innovator in the field, and many of the platforms available in 2015 owe a lot to founder David Cohn and the community of Spot.us users.