Gretchen Brown

Gretchen is an editor for Rewire. With past stints in public radio and at a rural daily newspaper, she’s passionate about public media as a public service. She’s also into music and really good coffee. Follow her on Twitter @gretch_brown.

secondhand clothing in bags at a thrift store. PBS REWIRE Our Future Donate
What You Didn’t Know About the Global Secondhand Clothing Industry
Fast fashion might be killing it. Better quality stuff could fix it.
a man and woman hug each other. REWIRE PBS Love help
How to Tell a Friend They Need Help
It's important to lead with empathy.
A line drawing of a football player. Rewire PBS Our Future Cultural Appropriation
Is It Cultural Appropriation? Why Language Matters
Should you really be calling that celebrity your 'spirit animal'? Nope.
Megan Glancey volunteers at a community meeting for a presidential campaign. REWIRE PBS Our Future Campaign Volunteer
Not Just Phone Banking: How to Find a Campaign Volunteer Role That Fits Your Skills
Whatever you like to do, you can probably do for a campaign.
Plastic recycling ready for resale in a facility in Manassas VA. PBS REWIRE Our Future Plastic
4 Ways to Reduce the Amount of Plastic You Use
Instead of thinking recycling-first, reduce your use.
Bridesmaids and a bride pose before a wedding. REWIRE PBS Love Weddings
6 Things I Learned From Attending 6 Weddings in a Row
No. 1: Please, please, PLEASE write down your wedding toast.
Two women work together in an office. REWIRE PBS Work coworker
How to Work With a Coworker You Can’t Stand
Friction with your coworkers is pretty normal, but that doesn't mean it can't be fixed.
A woman signs a health insurance form at a doctor's office. REWIRE PBS Living Health Insurance
First Time Signing Up for Health Insurance? 4 Things to Consider
It doesn't need to be confusing.
Chandra Walbolt, executive chef at Cook St. Paul, prepares dough for a new recipe. REWIRE PBS Work Chef
What It’s Like to Be an Executive Chef at 24
Chandra Walbolt makes her mark on the dining scene.
A man and woman couple does laundry together. REWIRE PBS Love housework
Why Housework is So Unequal for Most Straight Couples
Gender divisions have stayed the same since the 1990s.
A couple smile at each other on a bed. REWIRE PBS LOVE Red Flags
Why You Should Stop Looking for Red Flags in a New Relationship
Focusing on the positive pays off.
a young man shakes hands at an office job interview. REWIRE PBS Work Extroverts
Do Extroverts Interview Better Than Introverts?
One might get the upper hand. But there are things you can to get ahead.