KPBS heard from experts and people with diverse views through their query on the nuclear plant to interview on radio, TV and web for their coverage of the decision to close the San Onofre nuclear plant. Read more.
Every week we highlight a few stories produced by PIN partner newsrooms informed by sources in the Public Insight Network.
Reporter Christopher Connelly wanted to know if young adults are delaying big decisions because of student debt. Responses to a query about the issue led to this story about the long term impact of student loan debt. Read more.
Immigrants have had a profound effect on South Florida, leaving their mark on culture, food, language, and even the region’s horticulture. PIN sources contributed to this story from WLRN about gardens grown with a mind toward culture and tradition.
For the series Words That Speak To Me, Colorado Public Radio is asking listeners to share meaningful quotations, passages, song lyrics and sayings that have shaped their perspective. PIN source Craig Eley, a Denver judge, shares this quote from U.S. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Throughout KPCC’s #DearMayor initiative, PIN sources have brought up the issue of public parks. Their questions prompted reporter Sharon McNary to look into the city’s financially stressed park system. Read more
For a new reporting initiative, Transforming Health, witf asked PIN sources to submit questions on health-related topics they’d like to learn more about. One source asked if the Affordable Care Act will encourage Americans to make healthier lifestyle choices, and the question led to this story about workplace incentives for healthy living.
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.