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Oregon's minimum wage increases Friday. How will this affect your life?

Oregon's minimum wage will undertake its first of several increases Friday, July 1, 2016.
asked on June 28, 2016

Political conventions: What do you want to know?

With the start of the national political conventions less than a month away, tell us what you care about regarding the convention. We want to hear from you, Arizona. ​
asked on June 27, 2016

What should people say when you share a difficult diagnosis?

St. Louis Public Radio reporter Durrie Bouscaren is looking into how we can best help each other cope when we face health challenges.
asked on June 26, 2016

To what extent do you inject religion into your kids' lives?

KPCC's Take Two would like to hear from you.
asked on June 22, 2016

World Refugee Day

On June 20, communities and organizations will celebrate World Refugee Day to raise awareness of those who have been forced from their homes and resettled in U.S. cities and around the world. The holiday comes in the wake of the recent migrant crisis, in which more than 5 million people have fled war-torn nations like Syria to find safety in neighboring countries and now increasingly Europe.
asked on June 15, 2016

What issues has the Orlando shooting raised for you?

The attack that left 50 people dead at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, including the shooter, was the deadliest U.S. mass shooting in recent history. It has raised many issues — from terrorism to gun control to the violence and discrimination faced by the LGBT community. KPBS wants to hear what you think.
asked on June 15, 2016

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Pacific Palisades neighbors fight homelessness with their pocketbooks June 29, 2016

Last year, a group of neighbors, frustrated with Pacific Palisades' growing homeless population and the city's lack of action, set up a GoFundMe page, raised $125,000, and brought in Sherman and a fellow outreach worker to try to take on the homeless problem themselves. “The community as a whole, some of them compassionately want to help the homeless, and possibly some of them just don’t want to see the homeless here on the streets,” Sherman said. Either way, Maryam Zar, outgoing chair of the Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness and a longtime PIN source, said, the community realized it was time to do something other than their usual reaction: calling in the fire department or the police department to search out people living on the beach, in the cliffs, and scattered in parks.

Presto! One Arizona woman and the magic of the new sharing economy June 28, 2016

Seventy-two percent of Americans have used a shared or on-demand service. Cronkite News reporter Socorro Carrillo spoke with a PIN source who is an avid user of these services.

A Murder in Montrose: The Paul Broussard Legacy June 23, 2016

Twenty-five years ago, Paul Broussard, a 27-year-old gay man, was murdered on the streets of Houston. We wanted to hear from Houstonians about what they remember about that event in Houston's history and with permission used quotes from PIN sources on Twitter.

Memorial Day 2016: Lest we forget, it's more than burgers and bargains May 29, 2016

Memorial Day is a time to remember those who have died in our nation's service. PIN sources shared with St. Louis Public Radio just what the day means to them.

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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 »