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Community Solutions Podcast

Apr 13, 2021 Duluth mayor, Emily Larson, recently gave her state of the city address. She boldly stated that she wants the city to become the greenest in the country. One huge problem... it will kill the city. Over decades, Duluth has driven out industry (Clyde Iron, Diamond Tool. etc), and this will only get worse under the types of policies that Mayor Larson wants to implement.

They received $60 million in pandemic relief, which some of will go to their new community policing 2.0 effort. They want to do a racial bias audit of the department and bring in counselors, social workers, and the like, for feel-good, soft on crime approach. She wants to implement a non-emergency 3-1-1 line, that could promote tattling on your neighbors. They want to pay benefits to broadband companies to bring competition to the area. What? Shouldn't other companies come on their own if it was a good business market? They give away land to developers. They want to expand public transportation. It's a city gone nuts off the left end, and you need to understand what they are doing, because it will sift down to smaller cities. Be prepared now.

We also discuss the recent controversy around concussions (a-la Aaron Hernandez), and whether it would have changed how we play sports or not, if we had known about the possibility of dementia later in life.

Have you checked out our Spotify playlist? At the beginning of each episode, Jason quotes some song lyrics that have to do with the subject matter of the podcast. Andrew never knows what they are, but now he can… and so can you! We’ve launched the Spotify playlist: “Community Solutions Music From the Podcast!” You can listen to Roundabout from Yes after listing to Episode 30 on Roundabouts… or kick back and enjoy a rocking playlist just for the thrill of it. We add a new song every week. Subscribe and enjoy!

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