Nightside with Dan Rea - Rundown for September 3, 2020

Flying the Christian Flag. Boston has a longstanding policy of allowing private groups to hold flag-raising ceremonies on the plaza, where they can replace Boston’s flag on the third pole in front of City Hall with a flag of their choosing. On its website, the city says they commemorate flags from many countries and communities, and they want to create an environment where everyone feels included. Examples of flags that have flown from the third pole are the rainbow Pride flag, the Juneteenth flag, transgender rights flag, and the flag of the Bunker Hill Association. Not allowed to fly their flag is Camp Constitution, a religious volunteer association established to “enhance understanding of our Judeo-Christian moral heritage and our American heritage of courage and ingenuity. Director Harold Shurtleff joins Dan to tell the tale.

New Bus Lanes are Coming… The MBTA says they are making an “unprecedented effort” to establish 14 new miles of bus lanes throughout Boston. The “Rapid Response Bus Lanes Program” is creating new lanes in Boston, Chelsea, Everett, and Somerville. The project should be finished before winter. Do we need more bus lanes?

"Do As I Say, Not As I Do" Pelosi. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited a San Francisco hair salon this week for a wash and blow-out, despite local ordinances keeping salons closed because of the pandemic. Pelosi did not wear a mask for the visit. Afterwards, the Speaker was set upon by critics saying not only was her visit illegal but hypocritical. Pelosi claims she was “set up” and now the salon owes her an apology. Who do you think should apologize?

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