Nightside With Dan Rea

Nightside With Dan Rea

NightSide focuses on a wide variety of issues, political, economic and social. Rea believes that talk radio is the best way for people to communicate their opinions and ideas on what he calls “North America’s Virtual Back Porch”. Rea encourages challenging conversations and diverse ideas combined with respect and tolerance for the opinion of others. But don’t think for a moment that NightSide is anything but provocative, always interesting and at times, passionate and emotional.... Show More

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October 15, 2019 39 min

LeBron James is on the defense over comments about Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey and the China controversy. The L.A. Lakers player told reporters that he believed Morey was “misinformed” when he tweeted “Fight for Freedom, Stand with Hong Kong.” In response to LeBron's seeming support of China, Hong Kong demonstrators have stomped on and burned jerseys and shirts bearing the superstar's name saying LeBron was ... Read more

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October 15, 2019 38 min

LeBron James is on the defense over comments about Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey and the China controversy. The L.A. Lakers player told reporters that he believed Morey was “misinformed” when he tweeted “Fight for Freedom, Stand with Hong Kong.” In response to LeBron's seeming support of China, Hong Kong demonstrators have stomped on and burned jerseys and shirts bearing the superstar's name saying LeBron was ... Read more

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In an ABC Good Morning America interview, Hunter Biden admitted it was “poor judgment” to accept a position in a Ukrainian natural gas company, but that it was not an ethical lapse. Does the Biden family business model make you think twice about voting for the former vice-president in 2020?

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October 15, 2019 40 min

Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins joins Dan in studio to talk about her decision to review cold homicide cases, a new strategy of using supervised consumption sites to combat the Opioid epidemic and whatever else you want to talk about!

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October 15, 2019 39 min

ABC News used footage of what they thought was the Turkish military attacking Kurdish civilians. Turns out it was video of a firing range demonstration in Kentucky. Not a small error. Is this an example of the media jumping at the chance to drive the narrative only to shoot themselves in the foot? Was their retraction and apology enough?

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A Worcester foster mother is fighting to remove a suspension from the record of her son, who she says was punished for hugging his female gym teacher during class. The teacher said the seventh grader hugged her and pleaded to be allowed to stay in a dodgeball game after she removed him for goofing off. After the class, the twelve year-old was sent to the principal's office and then suspended. Have school's become hot beds o... Read more

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A Worcester foster mother is fighting to remove a suspension from the record of her son, who she says was punished for hugging his female gym teacher during class. The teacher said the seventh grader hugged her and pleaded to be allowed to stay in a dodgeball game after she removed him for goofing off. After the class, the twelve year-old was sent to the principal's office and then suspended. Have school's become hot beds o... Read more

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A Worcester foster mother is fighting to remove a suspension from the record of her son, who she says was punished for hugging his female gym teacher during class. The teacher said the seventh grader hugged her and pleaded to be allowed to stay in a dodgeball game after she removed him for goofing off. After the class, the twelve year-old was sent to the principal's office and then suspended. Have school's become hot beds o... Read more

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October 12, 2019 40 min

Dan and Nancy go through some of the stories you may have missed throughout the week.

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October 11, 2019 41 min

A new Sesame Street story line has a new muppet who lives in foster care and whose mother is in rehab dealing with addiction. Is this life lesson too much for the shows pre-school audience?

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Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is now on death row in the notorious ADX supermax prison in Colorado with the rest of the country's worst terrorists and traitors. His attorneys are now filing his death sentence appeal, asking the court to reverse either the sentence or his convictions and order life in prison instead. Is the death penalty just in this case?

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Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is now on death row in the notorious ADX supermax prison in Colorado with the rest of the country's worst terrorists and traitors. His attorneys are now filing his death sentence appeal, asking the court to reverse either the sentence or his convictions and order life in prison instead. Is the death penalty just in this case?

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October 11, 2019 41 min

He has given up a perfectly safe seat in Congress to challenge incumbent Sen. Edward Markey and is in studio with Dan to explain his decision and answer your questions.

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President Trump made an odd statement this week in defense of his decision to pull American support from allied Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, leaving them vulnerable to a Turkish offensive. The President said "they didn’t help us in the Second World War. They didn’t help us with Normandy." Kurds are a stateless group of people and not a monolith. While it may be true that there were no Kurds at the invasion of Norman... Read more

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Suffolk County Sheriff Steve Tompkins says he made the decision to terminate the county contract with I.C.E. earlier this week to make room for roughly 200 to 250 incarcerated women and rehabilitative programming. He says the change is about saving lives and is not political. I.C.E. Boston says they are very disappointed.

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October 10, 2019 38 min

He has given up a perfectly safe seat in Congress to challenge incumbent Sen. Edward Markey. We get reaction from the listeners on his sit-down with us in the studio.

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October 9, 2019 39 min

Today President Trump tweeted a mock invitation to Hillary Clinton to run for president again in 2020, posting “Only one condition. The Crooked one must explain all of her high crimes and misdemeanors including how & why she deleted 33,000 Emails AFTER getting ‘C’ Subpoena!” Hillary responded by saying “Don’t tempt me. Do your job.” Dan thinks it is not a bad idea for Hillary to jump into the race and he would like a do over fo... Read more

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October 9, 2019 39 min

Today President Trump tweeted a mock invitation to Hillary Clinton to run for president again in 2020, posting “Only one condition. The Crooked one must explain all of her high crimes and misdemeanors including how & why she deleted 33,000 Emails AFTER getting ‘C’ Subpoena!” Hillary responded by saying “Don’t tempt me. Do your job.” Dan thinks it is not a bad idea for Hillary to jump into the race and he would like a do over fo... Read more

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October 9, 2019 39 min

Today President Trump tweeted a mock invitation to Hillary Clinton to run for president again in 2020, posting “Only one condition. The Crooked one must explain all of her high crimes and misdemeanors including how & why she deleted 33,000 Emails AFTER getting ‘C’ Subpoena!” Hillary responded by saying “Don’t tempt me. Do your job.” Dan thinks it is not a bad idea for Hillary to jump into the race and he would like a do over fo... Read more

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren has been telling a story on the campaign trail about how her brief career as a New Jersey public school teacher ended, saying she was told to leave because she was pregnant. This story is at odds with a 2007 taped interview in which Warren tells a completely different story about her choice to leave the job as does a copy of the minutes from a board of education meeting in April 1971 showing a unanimous vote t... Read more

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