Just heard about this on KUOW 94.9 FM, our public radio station. The Public Insight Network is trying to create a network of people who might be able to add insight to stories they are working on. It sounds like they are looking for both people who know a lot and people who have compelling stories.
It sounds like you sign up and answer some questions on a story(ies) they are working on that you are interested in. One current story is school closures so I am sure there are people here that might want to sign up. A person at KUOW will read the e-mails (nothing will go on air from e-mails) and then a reporter or producer might call you to give an interview or input.
I applaud KUOW for trying to do this outreach and find new voices or people to speak on issues rather than the usual suspects (Board members or Dr. Goodloe-Johnson).