We ask members to share their perspectives on current events as a WLRN community contributor. Neyda Borges, a journalism teacher in Miami-Dade, share her experiences in the classroom.
Every week we highlight a few stories produced by PIN partner newsrooms informed by sources in the Public Insight Network.
We asked members what their plans were for Fourth of July and what patriotism meant to them. We featured one family whose party involves the Key Biscayne community.
We asked sources in PIN to identify their favorite fireworks in the state.
We asked members residing in Duval County what issues they had with the public education system. StateImpact Florida reporter Sammy Mack interviews Duval Superintendent Nikolai Vitti using these insights.
When an obese patient walks into a doctor’s office, the physician isn’t likely to talk about weight unless it’s the reason for the visit. That attitude might change now that the American Medical Association has classified obesity as a disease. But not everyone believes obesity should be elevated to disease status. Take PIN source Joy Weese Moll, who shares her insight on why she’s not ready to embrace the AMA’s new position that obesity is a disease.
We used PIN to identify ways sequestration is having an impact in the D.C. region. Those responses continue to inform our coverage, and one PIN source was used in this particular story.
St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay has a simple question to people trying to draw complicated conclusions from Macy’s impending departure from downtown St. Louis: When was the last time you shopped there. PIN sources weigh in on this report and share their insight about what’s up in downtown St. Louis.
We asked members to share how they would rate South Florida’s job market. One broker reflects on current home prices making it difficult for first home buyers in Miami-Dade County.
We asked members if they were addicted to Cuban coffee, how often do they drink coffee, and what they would do without it. We received interesting feedback from people about their caffeine intake.
The primary source in this story is in the PIN and attended our engagement event at WAMU to speak about her expertise in this topic.