Gretchen Brown

Gretchen has reported on the criminal justice system in rural Minnesota and covered everything from politics to millennial truck drivers for Wisconsin Public Radio. She is passionate about public media as a public service. She’s also into music and really good coffee. Follow her on Twitter @gretch_brown.

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Meet Jingmai O’Connor, the Punk Rock Paleontologist
She's 'damn good' at what she does, and she's mentoring other young scientists, too
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Can I Use a Sick Day as a ‘Mental Health Day’?
You might be surprised what your workplace allows
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Lavender Scare: The Historic LGBTQ Witch Hunt You Might Not Know About
Thousands lost their jobs during the 'Lavender Scare'
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Here’s What It’s Like to Be a Journalist at the Border Wall
In a town divided, Briana Sanchez takes photos of both sides
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Learning Shouldn’t Stop When You Graduate. Here’s How to Keep It Up.
Keeping your brain nimble doesn't have to be hard (or cost money!)
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Do I Have to Date Around?
Why dating multiple people doesn't have to mean perpetual casualness
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The Movement Helping Men Rethink Masculinity
Two groups work to change the culture, at the college level and on the national stage
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D&D: Nerd Culture, or Just Culture?
Why it's suddenly chic to be a geek
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Do You Need a Breakup Coach?

For Natalia Juarez, her first real breakup felt a lot like grief. “Because it was my first love, […]

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Why You Should Compliment People Behind Their Backs

Gossiping brings people together. That much we know from human history. It’s even natural, to some degree. Kids […]

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Are You the Toxic One in Your Relationship?

Emily Davis left an abusive relationship. She thought she had healed from the trauma. But when she entered […]

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Everything You Know About Rural America is Probably Wrong

When Luke Mahin moved back to Courtland, Kansas — population 285 — after graduating from Fort Hays State […]