NightSide with Dan Rea - Rundown for 3/1/18

Punishing the Innocent or Fixing the Parking Problem?  A recent WBZ-TV I-Team investigation uncovered pretty rampant abuse of the handicap parking placards on city streets.  But the problem is that there’s no real policy or program to enforce placard abuse.  Boston City Councilor Michael Flaherty has proposed a solution that has generated mixed reactions.  He has suggested that handicap placards be allowed to park in metered spaces for free for two hours per day, rather than all day.  Councilor Flaherty is in studio to explain his proposal and why he thinks it’s the best solution to the problem.  Do you agree?  Call in and tell us where you stand!

A Budding Industry!  Massachusetts voters legalized recreational marijuana in 2016, but there has been a lot of back and forth over who will be allowed to sell the drug, where they can sell it, and what other restrictions will be in place.  Aaron Bluse is a founding partner of Altitude Organics, and originally started a cannabis retail and cultivation center in Colorado.  Since then, he has grown his organization to include twelve licenses spread over eight buildings, and hopes to one day be the world’s largest product distributor of organic, sustainably based cannabis products.  He sits down with Dan in the NightSide studio tonight to talk about his experience and what he hopes to do here in Massachusetts.  He’ll be joined by Craig Sandler, managing partner of State House News Service, who has followed the marijuana rollout and the political battles it has sparked.  Are you ready for recreational marijuana dispensaries here in Massachusetts?  Do you have concerns about the industry?  Call in with your comments or questions and be a part of the conversation!

Annual NightSide Oscars Preview!  Movie maven and official NightSide Oscars Analyst Joyce Kulhawik checks in with Dan and the rest of NightSide Nation to talk about this weekend’s Academy Awards.  The 90th Academy Awards ceremony features one of the most competitive, unpredictable Best Picture races we’ve ever seen, as well as a number of other interesting categories to watch.  Tune in to hear who Dan and Joyce will pick, then call in to give us your predictions and be a part of the show!     

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