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Every week we highlight a few stories produced by PIN partner newsrooms informed by sources in the Public Insight Network.

Tracking The Arts in Vermont

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Art Hounds are dancers, writers, sculptors, painters – all recommending work that their colleagues are doing. This weekly program brings the voices of the arts community to our listeners and lets them know about events, galleries and performances throu…

Is the Miami area business friendly? Survey says C+

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Miami earns average ratings for its business friendliness but gets a poor grade for the ease of starting a small business, according to Thumbtack’s annual Small Business Friendliness Survey.

This was a daily in which the reporter didn’t have time to set up a PIN query. Instead, we sent an email to small business owners in the network and took responses quicker that way.

Carpools are disappearing but new apps could bring them back

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We asked PIN sources about carpooling, and only one wrote into us about having an active carpool. She drove the conversation in a new piece by commuting reporter Meghan McCarty, as well as segments on our shows Take Two and AirTalk.

Florida Roundup: When Do You Prep For A Storm?

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While Florida hasn’t seen a major storm since Hurricane Wilma blew through in 2005, Florida Division of Emergency Management Director Bryan Koon says residents should prepare every year right around May.After 10 years of dodging storms, Florida residen…

Tracking The Arts In Vermont

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Art Hounds are dancers, writers, sculptors, painters – all recommending work that their colleagues are doing. This weekly program brings the voices of the arts community to our listeners and lets them know about events, galleries and performances throu…

Give until it hurts

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PIN helped A Peace of My Mind find people to interview while traveling through Utah. Brett shared his story of peace – that peace is about helping others, in Brett’s case donating an organ to a complete stranger.

In South Florida, rethinking the computer game as a teaching tool

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Educators increasingly see digital games as a language that many students seem to intuitively understand, so they’re trying to use that language to make playing facilitate learning.
We asked members to whether their student had used an app or game for school.