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What does the A-10 Warthog mean to you?

Scrap it or keep it? If you, as a service member or civilian, have any relationship with Whiteman Air Force Base, and specifically the A-10 Thunderbolt II, aka Warthog, and what might any change of status mean to you?
asked on November 26, 2014

The Great Missouri-Kansas Conflict: Living On The Other Side

Are you a Kansan living in Missouri? Or a Missourian living in Kansas? Tell us about your experience.
asked on November 25, 2014

Can artists make a living by working in the arts in South Florida?

WLRN's business show The Sunshine Economy is exploring the role of arts in the economy in South Florida, and we want to hear from locals in the art industry.
asked on November 25, 2014

Will Black Friday protests affect your shopping plans?

Will you be participating in any minimum-wage protests this holiday season? Will the demonstrations affect your shopping plans?
asked on November 24, 2014

Share your experience with elder abuse or financial exploitation

A new Colorado law requires more professionals to report elder abuse, including physical and emotional abuse, and financial exploitation. Share your experience.
asked on November 24, 2014

What's it like to be healthcare worker in Massachusetts today?

Here at WGBH, we want to hear from people who work in the healthcare world, what's it like for you today?
asked on November 24, 2014

PINfluence™ Stories informed by the Public Insight Network

Stores open on Thanksgiving as South Florida holiday shopping kicks into gear Read more here: November 27, 2014

For many, the Thanksgiving meal is no longer a leisurely day-and-night-long reverie but a tummy-filling prelude to bargain hunting. That shift — and the increasingly early shopping hours that have provoked it — has sparked a backlash from consumers who decry the materialism and distraction from family time.

Cronkite News 11/25/14 November 25, 2014

The Public Insight Network Bureau reached out to Arizonans asking how they initially reacted to the events in Ferguson after the announcement of the grand jury decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson. Sources shared how they felt and also how they saw police interact with member of their own communities.

Reactions To Grand Jury's Decision Reflect Diverse Perspectives November 25, 2014

PIN sources share their reactions, ranging from sadness, disappointment to acceptance of the decision by a St. Louis County grand jury to not bring charges against Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed Michael Brown.

Armed teachers in Colorado classrooms? Some are already training November 25, 2014

Colorado Public Radio's program "Colorado Matters" produced a show about the issue of teachers carrying guns in the classroom. CPR used PIN to ask teachers what they thought about this issue. Reporter Andrea Dukakis interviewed PIN sources and shared responses on the show.

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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 »