November 28, 2018

As the snow comes down outside, I'm gleefully re-reading the news from earlier this month that construction on the Southwest Light Rail is finally set to begin (in winter no less, because Minnesota). It's been a long (very long) time coming, but looking at my meeting s...

March 16, 2018

Hello and happy Friday! We're heading into a decidedly spring-like weekend here in MN, so let's spring into our wrap-up with book-ends on the great state of Minnesota.

  1. From Axios - Move over Post-Its, 3M's got a new game and it's autonomous vehicles. Focusing primar...

January 26, 2018

Truth be told, we didn't mean to leave you high and dry after we wrapped up our podcast-related blog series in August...but things got away from us (in a good way). We joined the Jacob Frey for Minneapolis Mayor campaign and it was an all-consuming race to a victorious...

August 18, 2017

We've finally made it to the (temporary) end of the road and, much like Boyz II Men, I too am finding it difficult to let go. Here to There has been a wild ride (let's just assume all puns are intended from here on out) and we've greatly enjoyed the conversations, comm...

July 21, 2017

We're moving right along with our Here to There companion guide and this week we're looking at social cohesion alongside Episode 7. In this episode, we rode The Loop in West St. Paul and spoke to the Manager of Homeless and Highly Mobile Student Services at Minneapolis...

June 23, 2017

Happy Friday and welcome to the third post in our series that complements the Here to There podcast.

This week's theme is Connectivity and the ways transportation systems, modes, and infrastructure both connect and disconnect us. This episode was extra special for me be...

February 17, 2017

Happy Friday! Things are warming up here in Minnesota which makes us think all sorts of springlike thoughts, ranging from climate change to chocolate factories. See why below.

  1. From Science Alert - When the sub-head is "So crazy, it just might work", you fully hav...

January 13, 2017

Did you know it's time for a revolution? No, this is not my call to fight (yet...), but rather our take for this week--how is technology revolutionizing the world around us and doing it faster than we ever imagined?

  1. From Vice - I've always had a weird preoccupation...

Here we are at the end of a very--

Leili: Terri....

Laura: ....eventful

Leili: Weir....

Laura: ....unusual

Leili: Distur....

Laura: ....interesting

[guess who's the native Minnesotan and who's the NJ transplant]

--year. We here at Apparatus are in the business of anticipation,...

November 4, 2016

Welcome to our weekly roundup of news you can use! We talk a lot about driving around here, so what about the inevitable yang to its yin? Yes my friends, this week it's all about what the cars do when we're not around to drive them -- parking.

1. As someone who used to...

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