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How do you describe your neighborhood to outsiders?

Take Two reporter and Wisconsin native Leo Duran wants to know: How do you describe your neighborhood to somebody who is not from there?
asked on January 27, 2015

How do you feel about Colorado's proposed paid leave?

Colorado Public Radio is seeking your help to cover a proposed paid leave program in the state. Are you happy with your current leave situation, or would you like to see changes?
asked on January 27, 2015

Have you ever received a surprise bill from an emergency room visit?

Some hospitals in the midstate use physicians and other professional medical staff who are not actual employees of the hospital. That can lead to "balance billing", where insurance covers some, but not all of your bill. Have you ever experienced this? Let us know at WITF.
asked on January 27, 2015

My immigrant story

In February, NPR's Michel Martin heads to Miami to hear artists' stories on immigration and finding home. We want to hear from you too.
asked on January 26, 2015

Hey Kansans, What Would You Ask Your State Legislators?

We want constituents to join us for conversations with Kansas legislators.
asked on January 22, 2015

Arizonans: Are you ready for potential problems filing taxes this year?

Cronkite News is doing a story on potential problems with this tax season and wants to hear from you. If your refund was delayed or reduced, what would the change mean for you?
asked on January 22, 2015

PINfluence™ Stories informed by the Public Insight Network

Ranchers rebel over beef checkoff January 27, 2015

Six ranchers informed this story.

What parents need to know about children's brains on music January 26, 2015

This post was based on a live event we held at the Crawford Family Forum, and that program was based in part on the many responses we received from PIN sources who told us about the ways that music has affected the lives of their children.

State Of The Sunshine Economy January 26, 2015

To get a sense of the economy, look at the the data showing falling unemployment rates over the past year, and rising home prices. We asked members to share what they want leaders to address this year.

With Or Without The Rams: PIN Sources Discuss Proposal For Riverfront Stadium January 12, 2015

After the announcement of a plan to build a stadium on the Mississippi riverfront, PIN sources shared, just what the plan means to them.

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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 »