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How does your commute affect your love life?

Do you need a car to date? Just how far would you drive for a date?
asked on February 5, 2016

Are You Changing Up Your Land?

How are the lower corn and soybean prices influencing your plans for planting this spring?
asked on February 5, 2016

Should Younger People Have Colonoscopies?

To prevent colon cancer, should people have colonoscopies as early as 40 instead of 50?
asked on February 4, 2016

LDS doubt

Have you experienced a faith crisis?
asked on February 4, 2016

PIN: More About You

Tell us more about yourself.
asked on February 4, 2016

What does student diversity mean to you?

The Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting wants to know your thoughts on student diversity in K-12 schools.
asked on February 3, 2016

PINfluence™ Stories informed by the Public Insight Network

Aging workforce finds flexibility but not piece of mind in growing 'gig economy' February 1, 2016

As a business reporter, I've heard the term "gig economy" a lot. I've reported a number of stories that relate to it, from the rise of Uber and Lyft to the push by some port truck drivers to be classified as employees rather than independent contractors by the companies they drive for. I've worked full time for the same company for the last 12 years, so my own professional exposure to the gig economy is limited. But clearly, more people are turning to "gigs" — freelancing, working as independent contractors — to make a living, or at least some extra money. Who are these people, how many are there, and why have they chosen "gigs" over steady employment? My attempt to answer these questions has put me in touch with some smart and interesting people...via the Public Insight Network.

Sanders Campaign Hustling to Keep N.H.’s Fickle Independent Voters On Board January 29, 2016

With the presidential primary elections in full swing NHPR reached out to independent voters to see which candidates they are considering. PIN sources shared their insights.

30 years after the space shuttle Challenger blew up, South Floridians recall the tears January 27, 2016

Three decades later, many of those kids still remember the Challenger as the punch-in-the-gut moment when they first learned about the awful finality of death — and that adults cry, too.

What is your political mood? St. Louis voters weigh in on Election 2016 January 26, 2016

As part of a project with NPR's “Morning Edition” PIN sources joined the conversation on "St. Louis on the Air," sharing their emotions that ranged from amazement to worry about the 2016 presidential election.

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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 »