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Voting Habits votinghabits2014

With Colorado’s all-mail balloting, Rocky Mountain PBS wants to survey viewers’ voting practices, observations and concerns about the new process.
asked on October 24, 2014

What is your experience with school discipline?

Children of color are disproportionately disciplined in schools. What has been your experience with school discipline.
asked on October 24, 2014

Artist Types, How Does Parenting Change Your Art?

We want to find out how parenting changes artists' perceptions, work and goals.
asked on October 23, 2014

Has your car been recalled for a faulty air bag?

This week, federal regulators urged owners of certain Hondas, Toyotas, BMWs and other vehicles with defective air bags to get their vehicles fixed immediately. The Observer wants to hear from readers who have been affected by the recall.
asked on October 23, 2014

Should the Washington Redskins change their name?

The Washington Redskins have been under heavy scrutiny lately for what some say is a derogatory name. What does the name mean to you? Do you feel the team should change it?
asked on October 21, 2014

Teachers, what was your experience with the teacher raise program?

Educators, did you receive a raise in 2013-14 under Gov. Scott's teacher raise program? Tell us.
asked on October 21, 2014

PINfluence™ Stories informed by the Public Insight Network

Fans from afar cheer on Kansas City Royals despite odd looks October 23, 2014

The PIN was the main point of this story as we gathered stories of Royals fans in other parts of the country (and world).

Winter Weather October 22, 2014

PIN sources from various Arizona cities contribute their thoughts on when the winter season begins in regions with warm weather climates. Cronkite News reads responses on the live broadcast Wednesday afternoon.

Race History Factors into Rebuilding a Front Porch Neighborhood October 21, 2014

The question the story seeks to answer: Can residents come together despite the racial history of the neighborhood and of Indianapolis? came from a submission by Joyce Moore.

Parents, Teachers Share How They Talk About Race At Home, In Classroom October 20, 2014

As part of continuing coverage of issues raised after local police officer fatally shot an unarmed man after an altercation, St. Louis Pubic Radio used the PIN to invite educators and parents to share how they talk about race with the young people in their lives.

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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 »