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.
When Chris McNaught lost his voice, he had to leave his job as a school counselor. Now he's back in the classroom, trying to work through his condition and pass on what he has learned about the value of listening.
Pets, landscapes, food, family, coffee mugs and tractors. We asked people in the Public Insight Network to send us one photo of something they're thankful for. See what they shared with us -- and add your own.
We're asking people around the country to share just one photo with us that represents something they're thankful for this holiday season. (Here at PIN, we're really thankful for the jar of candy corn on top of an editor's desk.)
In this episode of the PINcast, we talk to PIN editorial team reporters Jeff Severns Guntzel and Samara Freemark about their ongoing coverage of the long waits that veterans have to endure as they apply for disability benefits.
A year ago, as she worked through how she'd vote on Election Day, Cheyenne Bishop felt as though she was being pulled between her beliefs (she's Mormon) and wanting a cousin, who identifies as bisexual, to be able to have the same rights as others who wish to marry.
After filling in the oval on her ballot, the regret started almost immediately. It stayed with her throughout the rest of Election Day and the week that followed -- well after her chosen candidate had lost Minnesota and the election.
Four states put same-sex marriage in the hands of voters yesterday. And the results are in from three. What do the results of these votes mean to you? Do they change anything for you or someone you know? Practically? Emotionally? What will you do next?