PINcast episode 10: Adoption project from KPCC

Anna Weggel
Public Insight Network

In this episode of PINcast, we look at a reporting project from Southern California Public Radio (KPCC in Los Angeles) that culminated in a live event full of adoptive parents with remarkable stories to share. We hear from SCPR’s Public Insight Analyst, Ashley Alvarado, who discusses her own family’s experience with adoption and foster care, and we hear a personal adoption story from PIN source Heather Dinkins.

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Here are a few relevant links to the SCPR project:


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.