NightSide with Dan Rea - Rundown for 2/22/18

Congressman Stephen Lynch In Studio!  U.S. Representative Stephen Lynch stops by the NightSide studio to talk with Dan and take your calls.  Rep. Lynch will talk about the recent budget deal that finally made it through Congress and what it means in terms of policy and national priorities.  Dan will also ask Congressman Lynch for his thoughts on DACA and immigration reform as a whole, as well as his stance on the gun control debate currently playing out across the country.  Call in with your comments or questions and be a part of the show!

Placard Abuse Solution or Punishing the Innocent?  A WBZ-TV I-Team investigation has uncovered widespread, blatant abuse of handicap placards by people just looking for free city parking.  But one proposal to fix the problem is causing concern for going after the wrong people.  Boston City Councilor Michael Flaherty has suggested that those with handicap placards should only be allowed two hours of free parking in metered spaces to help prevent people from using the spaces for an entire work day.  I-Team correspondent Ryan Kath checks in with the latest on the story.  Do you think this is the best way to stop people from abusing the system?  Or does it punish those who actually need the help?  Call in and add your voice to the mix!

Should Teachers Have Guns?  President Trump doubled down this morning on the controversial idea that a percentage of teachers should carry concealed weapons during the school day.  While the logistics of the proposal are still unclear, it has led to spirited conversations about whether more guns in our schools would make them safer.  Would you trust teachers to carry guns and to respond effectively in an active shooter situation?  Or is this an unrealistic approach that could put even more lives in danger?  Call in and be heard!

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