Every week we highlight a few stories produced by PIN partner newsrooms informed by sources in the Public Insight Network.
Rosemount, MN students from the PIN shared their experience with U.S. Senate candidate Kurt Bills as a teacher. They all told MPR News that Bills is friendly, funny and accessible, and has a knack for making a dense subject understandable. More at mpr.org.
MPR’s Art Hounds segment is powered by the PIN. In this segment, the hounds unearthed an intergenerational hip hop choreographer’s evening, a St. Paul poet encouraging African-American artists to take control of their image and a Minneapolis indie folk band. More at mpr.org.
When the U.S. Supreme Court handed out its ruling the Arizona immigration law, Evren Senol, a naturalized U.S. citizen originally from Cyprus, said that laws like the one Arizona and other states have enacted are shortsighted. More at stlbeacon.org
This 25-minute radio documentary was the culmination of a 9-month reporting project following teachers, students and administrators to learn how budget cuts are affecting public schools. Both families in the series came either directly or indirectly from OPB’s Public Insight Network. More at opb.org.
Cyclists in the PIN helped a Transportation Nation reporter understand how the NYPD handle car/bicycle collisions. More at WNYC.org.
Freelancers — and there are more of them in today’s Gig Economy — tell the extent they’ve gone to get paid. More at SCPR.org.