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What Southwest Washington issues would you like to see OPB cover?

OPB's new Southwest Washington reporter is interested in hearing from local residents about the issues and topics important to them and their communities.
asked on March 22, 2017

How is the rise in anti-Semitism affecting you?

In recent months, there have been threats on two Jewish community centers in the metro area and rising reports of anti-Semitic vandalism around the state. Has anything changed for you and your family as a result of this?
asked on March 15, 2017

What do you know about nuisance ordinances?

We're looking for people who live in Maplewood, or elsewhere, who can talk about how city ordinances affect them.
asked on March 14, 2017

Are you stockpiling drugs or speeding up treatment because of possible Obamacare repeal?

As Republicans roll out their proposal for a new health insurance law, some people with chronic health conditions say they are worried about losing their access to medications and coverage.
asked on March 13, 2017

Tell us why you, your parents, or your grandparents came to live in America?

The BBC and American Public Media are collaborating on a show called "The Response - America's Story" about the hopes, dreams and expectations Americans have for the next four years. For the next program we want you to tell us a story about why you came to live in the United States, whether you’re a recent immigrant or your story looks back across generations.
asked on February 22, 2017

Do you support Trump's measures against undocumented immigrants?

The Department of Homeland Security released a new set of rules to tighten immigration enforcement on Tuesday.
asked on February 22, 2017

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What does Lent mean to you? March 21, 2017

Monday, March 20th marked the first day of Spring. But Tuesday, March 21st marks the halfway point of Lent, the 40-day religious period that runs from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday It’s a time where those of the Christian faith devote themselves to fasting, abstinence, and penitence But it's also treated as a second wind for your failed New Year’s resolution. So, because Los Angeles is one of the top three most heavily Catholic cities in the nation, Take Two checked in with some PIN sources about what they’ve given up for lent and what this period means for them.

Threats to Jewish community centers force families to confront hate March 20, 2017

Sources shared their experiences talking to their children and friends about how the rise in anti-Semitism is affecting them.

Right-to-work law brings sense of unease to Missouri's union members February 28, 2017

According to responses from PIN sources, many of Missouri’s union members don’t see a lot of reasons to celebrate the policy’s implementation.

Press, Politics and the Public: Journalism Lessons February 24, 2017

In a panel discussion about news coverage of the 2016 election, Leonard Downie Jr. reads a quote from a PIN source about her thoughts on how the media could have better covered the election (1:47-3:03).

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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 »