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Parents: What do you think about your child's school supply list?

It's the end of August and that means school is back in session in South Florida. As classes begin, kids are being sent home with school supply lists.
asked on August 25, 2016

Which fictional literary character would you invite to your dinner party?

From Jay Gatsby to Katniss Everdeen to Oscar Wao, fictional literary characters sit deep in our collective cultural psyche, and we want to hear about who you'd invite to dinner! Share your favorites with hosts of “The Dinner Party Download,” the arts and culture public radio show that helps listeners win their dinner parties with jokes, cocktail recipes, playlists curated by some of music’s hottest names, and more.
asked on August 23, 2016

What life experiences have shaped your view of the death penalty?

Where do you stand on the death penalty? What questions do you have before you head to the polls?
asked on August 23, 2016

Do you drive for Uber?

It’s been about a year since the ride-hailing service rolled into St. Louis. St. Louis Public Radio wants to hear what it’s like for the folks who make Uber in St. Louis possible.
asked on August 22, 2016


We want to talk to more Brigham Young University students who identify as LGBT about their time at the school, and the experiences — positive and negative — they had there.
asked on August 18, 2016

What do you want to know about climate change in Colorado?

Climate change is already happening in Colorado, and we here at CPR are looking for feedback on how to improve our coverage of the topic.
asked on August 2, 2016

PINfluence™ Stories informed by the Public Insight Network

Kansas voters miffed and vexed by election choices August 30, 2016

PIN sources provided The Wichita Eagle with insight into the mood of voters in both parties surrounding the Kansas primary.

Hackers access personal data of SCAN Health Plan members August 26, 2016

Hackers gained access earlier this year to personal data about current and former members of Long Beach-based SCAN Health Plan, the company said Friday. In some cases the intruders were able to view information about individuals' medical conditions and medication, and "a small number" of people's Social Security numbers may have been compromised, it said. SCAN member Bert Saavedra of Baldwin Park was distressed to receive the Aug. 22 letter informing her about the electronic break-in. She wondered why it took nearly two months for the company to inform members...and emailed engagement editor Ashley Alvarado asking KPCC to look into it.

Texas' controversial voter ID law can't stop mail-in ballot fraud August 20, 2016

Responses from PIN sources helped the reporter understand different perspectives surrounding Texas voter ID laws.

What keeps St. Louis teachers returning to the classroom? August 19, 2016

What inspires St. Louis teachers to return each year? PIN sources joined the conversation about what keeps them coming back, what are their biggest challenges and what advice they have for parents.

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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 »