Commentary

A life-changing event

It made Andrew Brantingham’s life take “a suddenââ?¬â??and rather dramaticââ?¬â??turn for the better.” The 23-year old “is so ecstatic about the whole thing that he and his roommate threw a big party.” Did a new miracle drug save his life? Did he find his soul mate? Did he land the job of his dreams? Nope. Brantingham is jazzed about the opening of Minneapolis’ first light rail line. Read on for more gushing, and for a gauntlet of misconceptions about rail transit.

Ted Balaker is an award-winning filmmaker, journalist, and founding partner of Korchula Productions, a film and new media production company devoted to making important ideas entertaining.