We are visual journalist Jerry Redfern and writer/editor Karen Coates, partners in work and life.

Short story:
• Award-winning multi-platform journalists
• Senior Fellows at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism
• Co-authors of Eternal Harvest: The Legacy of American Bombs in Laos (finalist for the IRE Book Award)
• Hitched
• Yes, we really work together that much


Here is What a Cut in U.S. Foreign Aid Could Mean for this Woman’s Family

(U.N. Dispatch)
Ajok hadn’t heard a word of her two missing kids since February 2014. She didn’t know whether they were dead or alive, had crossed the border or not, or even where to begin looking.

New Batteries Could Last a Decade With Minimal Upkeep

The batteries are designed to store wind and solar energy for later use. They’re non-toxic, non-corrosive and could significantly reduce the cost of production.

Mexican Smuggler Says Trump’s Wall Won’t Stop Him — Here’s Why

Everything from dogs and blimps to Gamma-ray imaging systems and video surveillance is used to prevent people from crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, making the prospect of a wall seem obsolete.


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