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Arizonans: Why aren't you voting in this election?

Cronkite News is looking for voters who have decided not to head to the polls this year. Please fill out our brief form to share your experience.
asked on October 20, 2014

How do you get your news and information?

Please help St. Louis Public Radio better understand how you get information to help you improve your quality of life.
asked on October 20, 2014

How do you decide it's officially winter?

While other regions are experiencing a dramatic shift into cold, wet and even dangerous weather, how do you personally define the start of winter in your mild climate?
asked on October 20, 2014

Thoughts on Amendment 1 - water and land conservation?

What are your thoughts on Amendment 1? Be a part of this story by telling us below. You can also email reporter Karen Rundlet at
asked on October 20, 2014

Are you a Kansas City Royals fan in a far-off land?

We know Kansas Citians are spread out across the country. We want to know how fans from afar are showing their support for the Royals.
asked on October 17, 2014

Which defines you more: Ethnicity or Nationality?

Does your nationality -- American or otherwise -- define you more than your ethnicity? How integral is either to your identity? Help the Public Insight Network explore the many ways people describe themselves -- in their own words -- and uncover the stories behind those descriptions. Add your voice!
asked on October 9, 2014

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Parents, Teachers Share How They Talk About Race At Home, In Classroom October 20, 2014

As part of continuing coverage of issues raised after local police officer fatally shot an unarmed man after an altercation, St. Louis Pubic Radio used the PIN to invite educators and parents to share how they talk about race with the young people in their lives.

South Florida grudge match could shape state Senate October 19, 2014

The most closely watched race in the Florida Senate is a bare-knuckle battle between two political rivals. But the contest between Democratic state Sen. Maria Sachs and former Republican Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff is more than just a grudge match. We asked members to share why they're supporting one candidate or another.

Women's Only College: Men May Apply October 15, 2014

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What are you? October 10, 2014

Perspectives featured in this post were all gathered via a PIN query tapping into the social media conversation following Raven Symonè's comments about being American, not African American.

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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 »