When Star Clipper closed in March, some people cried, others tweeted their frustration. In its 26 years in business, the store had become a beloved cultural center, event space and small press distributor for lovers of comics, graphic novels and collec…
Every week we highlight a few stories produced by PIN partner newsrooms informed by sources in the Public Insight Network.
The Public Insight Network is helping mater mea collect personal accounts from women of color who are also mothers. This is the “how I did it” story of Rani Robinson-Kiganda and why she started her own business one week after her son was born.
For two years, Florida legislators have refused to expand Medicaid as envisioned under the Affordable Care Act. Their decision left an estimated 850,000 Floridians without healthcare insurance in the “coverage gap.” Those caught in the gap earn too muc…
As a part of their continuing coverage on childhood poverty in Colorado, Colorado Public Radio spoke with two PIN sources about what it was like to grow up in poverty.
California’s new Common Core learning standards have some public school parents pulling out their hair, and they’re having an especially hard time adapting to the way their children are now taught math.
“The first thing I’m thinking is, ‘These people have no idea what they’re doing,’” said Bonnie Wallace, whose fourth and sixth-grade kids are preparing to take the Common Core tests.
As teaching standards for math expand to include concepts like analyzing functions and understanding ratio relations, many parents are left in the dust.
Wallace was one of a dozen parents, also KPCC listeners, who recently shared their Common Core freakout moments with us. For her, the Common Core change was like a bucket of cold water — too much, too soon.
Hundreds of thousands of senior citizens in Missouri, Illinois and across the U.S., have fallen victim to a high-tech phone scam during this tax season. PIN sources shared their experience.
With reports of identity theft increasing, PIN sources helped us understand the problem by sharing their person experience with IRS scams.
Public Insight Network source Lise Ullman shared her story idea with arts education reporter Mary Plummer. There is only full-time elementary music teacher within the boundaries of the Conejo Valley Unified School District.
The responses received from Wichita’s voting experience query helped The Wichita Eagle to produce an article that included insights from two PIN sources.
Tuesday afternoon the state Senate Judiciary Committee takes up SB 128, which would legalize physician-assisted suicide in California. As part of KPCC’s ongoing coverage of this issue, Impatient is featuring people’s stories about how they or a loved o…