Arlene Kimura told us about her experience working to bring playground resources to under served neighborhoods in East Portland, a lower income, diverse part of the city.
Every week we highlight a few stories produced by PIN partner newsrooms informed by sources in the Public Insight Network.
Few parents can imagine being accused of kidnapping your own children. But it happened to PIN source Shari LeKane-Yentumi of University City. LeKane-Yentumi shared her insight with the Beacon as reporter Nancy Fowler wrote about “Soy Yo! (I Am Me!) An Afro-Latina Suite,” a play that zeroes in on the issues around a specific ethnic mix: Latino and African-American.
KUHF asked how colleges should consider race, if at all. A student source was able to provide personal experience and insights on race in college when this case decision came down. Read the full story here.
The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that 189,000 married men are stay-at-home dads, caring for about 369,000 children under the age of 15. PIN source Jeff Lash is one of them, and he shared his particular insight through with the Beacon. Read his story here.
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.
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.