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May 26th, 2014
Episode 87 of 489 episodes
What kind of businesses do you want to keep out of your neighborhood? Learn the answer in this episode. Slow Dialog: 1:10 Explanation: 3:37 Fast Dialog: 18:24 Patricia: Finally! That empty building has a new tenant. That’s great for the neighborhood. Francois: Think again. The new tenant plans to open a strip club. Patricia: A strip club in the middle of a residential neighborhood?! That must be a violation of city ordinances. The city won’t allow that. Francois: I’m not so sure. The tenant has already started moving in and there is no sign that the city is going take action. Patricia: Then we have to do something to let the city know that we object to a strip club going into that space. Francois: Good luck getting the city to do anything, much less file an injunction. The mayor is very pro-business and it won’t look good if he tries to shut down any business that could bring revenue and jobs to this dying town. Patricia: But at what cost? Our kids will have to walk past the strip club every day to and from school. That’s outrageous! Francois: I suggest channeling that energy into action. If we make a stink and get media coverage, maybe we’ll get some action. Patricia: Good idea. How can we get the local media to cover a neighborhood protest? Francois: How about nude picketing? Patricia: I think that would send the wrong message. Script by Dr. Lucy Tse