National Public Radio’s All Things Considered will run a story tonight on the program to set up border cameras and then let people throughout the country watch them on their computers.
Here’s a preview: The program has been a bust.
Only 15 private landowners agreed to post the cameras. Organizers had hoped for 100, according to mysanantonio.com. They had also planned on 1,200 arrests. So far, there’ve been three.
It’s not as though people aren’t trying. More than 14 million people have logged onto the camera site to watch.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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