Every week we highlight a few stories produced by PIN partner newsrooms informed by sources in the Public Insight Network.
In January, the Miami Dolphins announced a controversial plan to completely renovate Sun Life Stadium, paid for, in part, by a hotel tax increase. WLRN wanted to give people a way to express their feelings on the issue, so the newsroom gathered audio clips from commission meetings and press conferences, and asked PIN sources to remix the news.
For a segment on Access Utah, a public affairs program on Utah Public Radio, reporter Jennifer Pemberton shared questions and comments from PIN sources about the impact of air pollution on Cache County, Utah. The segment includes insights gathered at UPR’s “Bad Air” story booth on Earth Day.
MPR’s Art Hounds hunt down an eerie portrait of a mentally ill Irish evangelist, a meditation on the natural world that’s informed by Alaskan Native culture, and a performance piece about being young, black and an unintended father. Get the full story here.
Michigan Radio’s Sarah Alvarez reports on the Michigan Indian Family Preservation Act, a law that helps Indian children in Michigan’s welfare system find resources within their tribes. One PIN source shares her insights into the adoption process for Native American families. You can listen to the story here.
All month long, WLRN and the Miami Herald are asking PIN sources to write and submit poems about life in Miami. You can read those submissions on the That’s So Miami tumblr, or check out some of their favorites here.
With every new development concerning Proposition 8, California’s ban on gay marriage, the KPCC newsroom has reached out to listeners and Public Insight Network news sources to ask how they are being affected. For this Facebook gallery, they decided to showcase some of those photos and stories.
Community organizations that provide HIV and AIDS related services are preparing for funding changes that will come with the Affordable Care Act. Two PIN sources contribute to this story from WAMU’s Jacob Fenston, who reports on how groups are adapting and how funding changes may impact the services they provide. Get the full story here.
After reaching out through PIN to learn more about the veteran experience, KPCC’s Airtalk featured conversations with four Iraq War veterans about the challenges of returning home. Listen to their experiences here.
KUOW’s Carolyn Adolph reports that, with a decision on the Defense of Marriage Act looming, same sex couples are wading into a complex tax season. Several PIN sources informed this story about the hidden costs of DOMA for same-sex partners. Listen to the full story here.