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Do you work at night?

Get caught up in traffic at night because of construction? We are working on a story about detours at night and want to hear your experiences.
asked on June 29, 2015

What does the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage decision mean for you?

In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled there is a constitutional right to same-sex marriage. We want to know what this decision means to you.
asked on June 29, 2015

What's it like to be biracial?

For an upcoming episode of the "We Live Here" podcast, we are going to talk about what it's like for people in the St. Louis area who are biracial or multiracial, or live in a family with people of different ethnicities.
asked on June 28, 2015

What does the Confederate flag mean to you?

As politicians and communities across the country debate the appropriate place and role for the Confederate flag, Public Insight Network journalists would like to hear your perspective.
asked on June 26, 2015

Kansas: What does the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage decision mean for you?

The U.S. Supreme Court has decided that there is a constitutional right to same-sex marriage and all states must recognize it. The Wichita Eagle wants to know what this decision means to you.
asked on June 25, 2015

Have you lived near a farm or orchard that used toxic pesticides?

Many orchards in the Pacific Northwest were heavily sprayed with lead arsenate pesticides decades ago. Now, some of these Orchards have been converted to residential use, and these toxic pesticides persist in the soil, posing potential health hazards for children and adults.
asked on June 24, 2015

PINfluence™ Stories informed by the Public Insight Network

Florida Roundup: SCOTUS On Health Care, Same-Sex Marriage June 26, 2015

We asked members of our Public Insight Network how the state budget vetoes will affect their vote for the last segment of the show. John and Theresa's comments were read on the air.

#ISeeChange: Are there more sphinx moths in the high desert lately? June 23, 2015

A moth that Enrique Vergara saw in his mother’s Victorville back yard for the first time ever may not signal a shift in range for the creatures due to changing climate. As part of our ongoing I See Change project, we’ve been asking people to tell us whether they’ve been seeing changes in their environment. Enrique Vergara did, and this is his story.

Heavy, continuous rains put strain on Missouri farmers June 19, 2015

Missouri's farmers are facing significant challenges as heavy rains from Tropical Storm Bill compound an already wet planting season. PIN sources contributed to the conversation.

In Living Color: 4 Vignettes of Hope and Encouragement June 19, 2015

Women who responded to the PIN query shared their inspirational stories of being a woman business owner of color. This is part of a larger series on female entrepreneurs of color.

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PIN Blog

  • PIN Bureau wins ASU innovation awardApril 20, 2015

    We are excited to be able to share today that the Public Insight Network Bureau, based at Arizona State University’s Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, has won the 2015 ASU President’s Award for Innovation.  This prestigious award is given annually by ASU in recognition of cutting edge projects and programs that significantly benefit... Read more »
  • is going away, but its legacy inspires new chapters of crowdfunding playbookFebruary 11, 2015 proved that crowdfunding can help support independent, local journalism, especially that of freelancers. It was an important early innovator in the field, and many of the platforms available in 2015 owe a lot to founder David Cohn and the community of users.
  • 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 »