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What does Fidel Castro's death mean to you?

Former Cuban president Fidel Castro is dead at the age of 90.
asked on November 26, 2016

What’s your favorite movie to watch in December?

What makes this movie special to you?
asked on November 22, 2016

Have you been touched by post-election hate or harassment?

St. Louis Public Radio wants to know if you've experienced any acts of intimidation or violence since the election.
asked on November 18, 2016

As a teacher or parent, are you seeing student anxiety post-election?

The 2016 presidential election was divisive and loaded with heated rhetoric. MPR News wants to know if you are seeing student anxiety post-election, and how you are responding to it.
asked on November 10, 2016

Performance Today asks: What holiday song or carol makes you smile?

What Christmas carol or holiday song makes you smile a little as you remember a specific time you heard it? This holiday season, Performance Today is putting together a limited edition podcast called My Favorite Carols. We’re collecting your stories about a favorite holiday song or carol and what makes it so special to you.
asked on November 2, 2016

Have you seen the current political divides in this election impact your work or business?

Marketplace Morning Report wants to hear from you. Do you have a personal story about business deals or workplace relationships gone awry because of the election? We want to know how political divides are impacting your work or if they’ve changed the way you do business.
asked on October 12, 2016

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Local Republican voters look forward to seeing what Trump can/will do December 2, 2016

PIN sources who are affiliated with the Republic Party share their insight into the results of the 2016 presidential election.

Thanksgiving in SoCal: What are your Thanksgiving food traditions? November 22, 2016

Thanksgiving week means recipes and last-minute cooking tips for a traditional Turkey Day meal are in abundant supply: How to roast a turkey without burning your house down. How to make the creamiest mashed potatoes, the most savory stuffing, the most mouth-watering pumpkin pie. But lest we forget: We’re in Southern California, land of mashed-up cultures! And that means mashing those cultures into our Thanksgiving dinner recipes, too. Why opt for gravy when you can drizzle on some mole? Why have cornbread stuffing when you can have sticky rice? In fact, do we even need a turkey at all? (One KPCC staffer's Chinese-American household’s annual meal: takeout Peking duck, complete with a hot pot smorgasbord. No turkeys to be found here.) In that spirit, here are few food traditions some listeners have shared with us

Arizona voters on the future after Election 2016 November 17, 2016

PIN sources reflected on Election 2016's impact on the future of Arizona and the country.

Prep football: Parents' feelings mixed, but more teens play high school football in Utah than ever November 12, 2016

We were able to talk to parents and coaches about tackle football and concussions — and the complicated, often contradictory feelings about the topic.

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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 »