NightSide with Dan Rea – Rundown for April 4, 2019

President Trump Backs Off Closing The Border - Is this a good thing? President Trump told White House reporters today that instead of closing the southern border he will give Mexico a “one-year warning” to stop the flow of drugs into the U.S. and impose auto tariffs. Administration officials cite possible dire economic consequences if the President moved forward with his threat. Do you agree with the Presidents reversal?

Fingerprinting Uber Drivers. Beacon Hill is considering a bill that would require drivers for ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft be fingerprinted, a measure that failed when mandatory background checks were first signed into law in 2016. Will it pass this time in the wake of a rape on Storrow Drive allegedly committed by an Uber driver?

MAGA Madness Strikes Again - A heated confrontation over politics in a Palo Alto Starbucks has gone viral nationwide, leading to reported death threats and calls for greater dialogue and empathy. A local resident attempted to shame an elderly white man wearing a red Make America Great Again hat as he sat in the coffeehouse threatening to publish his home address and hound his family. Instead she became the object of social media ridicule. Is the tide finally turning on political intolerance?

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