PINcast Episode 6: Two great stories

Anna Weggel
Public Insight Network

In this episode of PINcast, we play two stories that were published recently right here onĀ

The first is about contact sports, the children who play them — and the parents who grapple with balancing the specter of head injury with their children’s love for the game.

The second story takes a look at looming cuts to the U.S. Department of Defense’s budget, and how those cuts might effect communities nationwide.

Thanks for giving Episode 6 a listen, and stay tuned for more in the coming weeks.

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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.