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Are you a parent who has banked your child’s umbilical cord blood?

Please tell us about your experience and what led you to your decision.
asked on July 24, 2017

Share your Vietnam War experiences with OPB

Oregon Public Broadcasting is looking for stories about the Vietnam War and how it affected people in the Northwest.
asked on July 24, 2017

Have you ever been shot?

St. Louis Public Radio wants to talk with survivors of gun violence. If you have been or know someone who has been shot, we invite you to share your story.
asked on July 17, 2017

How much do you know about the cats in your community?

According to the Arizona Humane Society website, there is an estimated 250,000 stray cats in Maricopa County.
asked on July 11, 2017

Food insiders: What's the conversation you are hungry to have?

When you get together with food insiders, what do you talk about? What do you WISH you would talk about? Share your insights, and help MPRNews reporters ask more relevant questions and pursue stories we might otherwise miss.
asked on July 6, 2017

PINfluence™ Stories informed by the Public Insight Network

"No Place Like LA: David, au revoir Paris et bonjour Los Angeles " July 14, 2017

No Place Like LA is our series that asks transplants and immigrants to LA, "When was the moment you felt that Los Angeles was truly home?" THIS IS DAVID JOURDAN'S STORY.

What's the score?: People getting credit scores may not understand them July 10, 2017

The PIN Bureau reached out to its network in Arizona to find voices that have had personal experiences relating to credit. Some voiced that credit was not a fully understood topic and the news team was able to use real experiences to inform their reporting.

Legacy of 1917 East St. Louis race riot is etched in family trees June 30, 2017

Residents of East St. Louis gathered on July 2 to remember the victims of the bloody 1917 race riot, when mobs of white people roamed through the city, assaulting African-Americans and burning their homes and businesses. PIN source Stephen Keyser shared the story of how his grandfather, who was white, died, defending a black woman.

Tiny Sumpter, Oregon, Becomes Unwilling Marijuana Mecca June 18, 2017

PIN helped us track down two sources for this story on a rural Oregon town's marijuana industry.

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PIN Blog

  • 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 »