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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August 13, 2020 40 min
A day after Joe Biden introduced Senator Kamala Harris as his VP pick, he came out publicly calling for a nationwide mask mandate. The Biden/Harris camp is asking all 50 governors to issue a mask mandate “now to save lives”. Biden says that for the next three months, every American should wear a mask when they are outside. What do you think about this proposal? Do you support Biden’s proposed plan?
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August 13, 2020 38 min
With the Coronavirus still looming and a vaccine sure to not be ready before the start of the school year, many parents are weighing their options and considering homeschooling. Despite the option of remote learning and the safety measures implemented by local schools to operate in person, it’s not enough for some. Bill Heuer, the Director of the Massachusetts Home Learning Association joins Dan to discuss the increased desire for ...
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August 13, 2020 40 min
A day after Joe Biden introduced Senator Kamala Harris as his VP pick, he came out publicly calling for a nationwide mask mandate. The Biden/Harris camp is asking all 50 governors to issue a mask mandate “now to save lives”. Biden says that for the next three months, every American should wear a mask when they are outside. What do you think about this proposal? Do you support Biden’s proposed plan?
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This week, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh introduced a plan for Boston Public Schools that they are calling the “Hopscotch” plan. It is a hybrid plan that divides students into two groups. What this plan entails is that the first group physically goes to school Monday and Tuesday while the other group does remote learning. Then, they switch or “hopscotch” and the second group does in person learning Thursday and Friday while the first gr...
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We are living in a world where everything needs to be politically correct and more and more you see companies, products, and schools try to move with the changing tide. Last week we saw Curry College announce they have decided to retire their Colonel mascot as it has been a “concern” to them for some time. Additionally, the Boston Globe endorsed Fourth Congressional District candidate Jake Auchincloss faced backlash over some comme...
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August 12, 2020 40 min
In Massachusetts, since the beginning of this pandemic, Governor Baker has been requiring that people wear masks in all public places when social distancing is not possible. He started the “Mask Up Massachusetts” social media initiative at the end of July and then recently halted the state’s reopening process due to an uptick in cases. Now, New Hampshire’s governor Chris Sununu ordered a mandatory mask requirement for gatherings of...
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August 12, 2020 39 min
Democratic candidate for President, Joe Biden has officially chosen Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate. Many Democrats rejoice about this historic pick despite some criticism over her past as a prosecutor in California. Harris is the first female of color to be chosen as a potential Vice President. Are you happy about Biden naming Harris as his VP pick?
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August 12, 2020 38 min
According to a July national poll conducted by Emerson College polling, it appears that Joe Biden is holding a favorable lead over President Donald Trump by 4 points. In the 2020 National General Election poll, 50% are in favor of Biden and 46% are in favor of Trump, with 4% undecided. The Director of Emerson College Polling, Spencer Kimball, joins Dan to discuss.
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Democratic Candidate for President Joe Biden has officially announced Kamala Harris as his running mate. Are you surprised? Would you have liked him to have picked someone else? The Democrats are going with Biden/Harris for 2020. We’re covering this breaking news and taking your calls on this, tonight!
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August 11, 2020 39 min
After COVID-19 hit, masks became all the rage to stop the spread of COVID-19. We saw all types of masks coming out and most if not, all societies requested people to wear masks, so we were forced to equip ourselves with one. A Duke University professor conducted a study analyzing the various types of face masks people use and how effective each one is and ranked them according to best and worst protection. Patricia Olinger, the Exe...
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Democratic Candidate for President Joe Biden has officially announced Kamala Harris as his running mate. Are you surprised? Would you have liked him to have picked someone else? The Democrats are going with Biden/Harris for 2020. We’re covering this breaking news and taking your calls on this, tonight!
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August 11, 2020 40 min
Senator Ed Markey and Representative Joe Kennedy III go head to head in their final debate before this September’s primary! WBZ NewsRadio will be covering the debate live and Dan Rea will be doing a post-debate recap with the debate’s moderator, Jon Keller. Get your questions and comments ready!
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August 10, 2020 40 min
Former Vice President and top Democratic candidate for President, Joe Biden was supposed to announce his Vice-Presidential pick for office last week and we’ve yet to hear anything about it. Is he having second thoughts? Ultimately, who do you think his VP pick will be? What is taking so long for the announcement?
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August 10, 2020 40 min
Former Vice President and top Democratic candidate for President, Joe Biden was supposed to announce his Vice-Presidential pick for office last week and we’ve yet to hear anything about it. Is he having second thoughts? Ultimately, who do you think his VP pick will be? What is taking so long for the announcement?
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August 10, 2020 42 min
There are millions of Americans who are taking prescription drugs that are made in China. This can be problematic for a variety of reasons. President Trump has been trying to make an impact by signing an executive order requiring the government to buy essential drugs from American companies. Here to discuss this topic and her book: China RX, is author Rosemary Gibson.
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Just 3 weeks after posting bail, where he was being held on rape charges, Level 3 sex offender Shawn McClinton kidnapped, beat, and raped a woman. McClinton was previously convicted of rape in 1994 and 2007 but despite that, the Massachusetts Bail Fund posted the $15,000 bail. Boston Police Commissioner William Gross spoke out about this saying that he is “absolutely appalled” that someone with McClinton’s history would be freed. A...
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August 7, 2020 42 min
Jordan Rich fills in - This week, members of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association have sent a letter to Governor Baker’s office about their support of the Black and Latino Caucus’ 10 Point Plan for police reform in the state. This comes at a time when there is a nationwide call for police reform and Massachusetts is trying to implement new reform throughout the state. This 10 Point Plan is different than that of what the ...
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August 6, 2020 39 min
Jordan Rich fills in - We take a look to the past for a better future remembering the anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bombs that would bring a close to World War II.
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August 6, 2020 41 min
Jordan Rich fills in - The Coronavirus has put a serious damper on the way restaurants normally function. It has been a little over a month now that restaurants in the Commonwealth have opened their doors for both indoor and outdoor dining. With the Fall and Winter seasons fast approaching while the Coronavirus is still looming, it has many restaurateurs worried that their businesses will take another huge hit with diners being war...
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August 6, 2020 44 min
Jordan Rich fills in - The Coronavirus has put a serious damper on the way restaurants normally function. It has been a little over a month now that restaurants in the Commonwealth have opened their doors for both indoor and outdoor dining. With the Fall and Winter seasons fast approaching while the Coronavirus is still looming, it has many restaurateurs worried that their businesses will take another huge hit with diners being war...
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