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1,002 - An Unwelcome Business in the Neighborhood

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

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