Tell us about your favorites: Teams and state fairs

Anna Weggel
Analyst
Public Insight Network

The Olympics may be over, but state fair season is still in full swing. This week you can help us with stories inspired by both of those topics.

In London, the U.S. Women's Soccer team celebrated its third-straight Olympic gold medal. (Photo by Michael Regan | Getty Images)

In London, the U.S. women’s soccer team celebrated its third straight Olympic gold medal. (Photo by Michael Regan | Getty Images)

Teamwork

The U.S. dominated the medal count in team sports at the London Olympics. Gold medal in hand, U.S. Olympic soccer goalie Hope Solo said “Honestly, it’s the first time in my athletic career that I felt like it was a true team.”

That made us wonder: What makes a team a “true team”? So we want to hear YOUR stories of amazing teamwork. Tell us about the sports team, job team, community or other team you’ve been a part of that felt most “true” to you.

Share your insight here.

People ride the Ferris wheel at the West Virginia State in Lewisburg, West Virginia. The fair marked its 88th year in 2012. (Photo by Mark Wilson | Getty Images)

People ride the Ferris wheel at the West Virginia State Fair in Lewisburg. The fair marked its 88th year in 2012. (Photo by Mark Wilson | Getty Images)

Fair fun

The biggest state fairs in the country happen in August and September. In most places, they began as agricultural showcases — and we want to know if and why fairs are still relevant today.

So what do you like best about your state fair? Maybe it’s that row of antique tractors that no one else seems to know about, or the sound of all the rides going at once — or the guy who does the same knife presentation on a loop all day, every day … every year?

Tell us about the experience that defines the fair for you. Share your story here or send us a sound from your fair.

 

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Anna Weggel Analyst
Public Insight Network

Anna Weggel is a Public Insight Analyst, which means she spends her time crafting questions about upcoming story topics to send to sources in the Public Insight Network and then produces web, audio and video content featuring those sources.

Before finding her home at APM in 2008, Anna received her B.A. in journalism, was the editor in chief of The Minnesota Daily, and internship hopped through Mother Jones, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Pioneer Press, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, and the Downtown Journal. Anna's non-work life is held hostage by the stage -- where she performs improv comedy and shows with her lady bluegrass band.