Our Future

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Photo of a U.S. Border Crossing with a line of cars waiting. Rewire PBS Our Future Border Patrol
These Are Your Rights If You’re Stopped by Border Patrol
You always have the right to remain silent
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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 […]

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Why the Scariest Thing About Horror Movies is Us

When you turn on a classic slasher movie, there’s a feeling of campiness about it. A dude with […]

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Are Facebook Fundraisers Actually Good for Nonprofits?

Ann Marie Lonsdale felt compelled to do something after the brutal gun violence in Las Vegas in 2017 […]

Photo of a man's hand and a robot's hand touching, as if Michelangelo's 'Creation of Man' masterpiece. Rewire PBS Living Artificial Intelligence
Why We Need to Start Trusting Artificial Intelligence

It’s easy to be skeptical of artificial intelligence technology. What was science fiction not too long ago is […]

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Should the President Be Allowed to Launch Nuclear Weapons?

A turn of the key. A press of the big red button. Millions, if not billions, dead. Melodramatic? […]

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Why We Need to Stop Thinking of Our Clothing as Disposable

What do you do with clothes you can’t donate? Despite the fact that nearly 100 percent of textiles are […]

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Eco-Friendly Travel Tips for Your Next Adventure

You’re the person who yells over the loud music at a party to ask if there’s a recycling […]

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Author Malaka Gharib on Finding Her Own ‘American Dream’

Reading Malaka Gharib’s graphic memoir feels a bit like reading her teenage diary. There’s a story of her […]

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The Comics Industry’s Return to Its Queer Roots

Think the comics world is a stranger to LGBTQ voices? Flip through a few classic issues of “Spider-Man” […]

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How Our Ozone Hole Win Can Help Us With Climate Change

The year was 1987. A hole in the ozone layer was opening over Antarctica, and a young scientist […]

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Reconstruction and the Case for ‘Revisionist History’

In June 2003, President George W. Bush and National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice struck out against the “revisionist […]