NightSide with Dan Rea - Rundown for October 4, 2021

The Bike Lanes Cometh. The Cambridge Massachusetts City Council is in the process of installing 25 miles of protected bike lanes throughout the city over a period of five to seven years. While good news for cyclists, local businesses and residents are facing the destruction of much needed on-street parking spaces in favor of the new protected bike lanes. What is a business to do? Dan will be joined by Annette Osgood of The Guitar Shop to discuss the economic impact of the new road configurations.

Democrat Legislative Meltdown. President Biden is having trouble within his own party over the passage of two pieces of legislation. The party is trying to pass a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill and a $3.5 trillion Build Back Better bill. The trouble lies with the $3.5 trillion plan where democratic moderates and progressives are negotiating a compromise that would spend money on childcare, paid leave, health care, education, and the fight against climate change. Who is really leading the Democratic Party?

Police Reform and Why Protests Don't Work. Following the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and others there has been growing demands for police reform across this country. We’ve seen police protests pop up across the country as well as calls to defund the police. The divide between police and the communities they serve seems to have never been greater. How do we close the gap between police and the community? Reverend Markel Hutchins, CEO of Movement Forward, Inc. joins Dan to discuss why protests alone don’t work and what affective measures of change are attainable.

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