Nightside with Dan Rea - Rundown for August 23, 2019

Drag Queen Story Hour Is Back. Coming to a public library near you... Drag Queen Story Hour, an organization that began in San Francisco in 2015 before spreading nationwide that has more than two dozen chapters — including one in Boston, which hosts around one event per month in the city’s library branches. The group reads stories to kids to play off the "gender fluidity" of childhood. They say they give children a "glamorous and positive role model. Is this really necessary?

The Obamas Are Coming To The Vineyard. Former President and Mrs. Obama are reportedly buying the Edgartown estate of Boston Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck for a cool 15 million dollars. Isn't coastline real estate a risky investment given the dire warnings about the rising sea levels and global warming?

California Progressives Jump Off A Cliff.Authorities in San Francisco have introduced new sanitized language for criminals, getting rid of words such as “offender” and “addict” and changing “convicted felon” to “justice-involved person.”They are making the move to help change people’s views about those who commit crimes. Is this really a good idea? Meanwhile in Los Angeles, officials are making it illegal for the homeless to sleep in their cars and on a number of sidewalks. Have the California authorities gone off their meds?

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