Laura Wilkins is walking to visit her mother in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She’s in Tucson.
Wilkins, an artist, is streaming her walk 24/7, with a camera strapped to her head, connected to a solar-powered laptop in her backpack. “My artwork is about community and connections,” she says on her Web site. “I believe that safety comes from trust, community and collaboration. I hope to use social networking, both online and traditional, to safely cross the country.”
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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