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. 642427

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June 24, 2021 39 min
After talking about The Washington Post's new podcast episode that suggested White people create "accountability groups", Dan morphed into the conversation of what the most diverse country in the world is. Is it the U.S.A? If not, what diverse country would you want to move to?
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The Washington Post is being scrutinized for a new episode of one of their podcasts, The New Normal, that encourages White people to create “accountability groups”. In this new episode, several mental health professionals discussed “understanding your whiteness and the ways that white supremacy benefits you.” One psychologist in particular said, “part of the structure of racism is to keep us from recognizing that racism is part of ...
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Boston City Councilor At-Large Annissa Essaibi-George is one of a number of candidates running for mayor of Boston. Tonight she joins Dan to discuss her campaign and issues such as the dwindling police department, the shake-up at the Boston School Committee, rebounding from the pandemic, and whatever else you want to ask. Get your questions ready!
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Plymouth Public Library held a Drag Queen Story Hour yesterday starring drag performers Just JP and Nuqueer who read stories to children. The goal of Drag Queen Story Hour is to “capture the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and give kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models.” In the audience was NewBostonPost reporter Tom Joyce who joins Dan to share the experience.
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U.S. Olympic athlete Chelsea Wolfe said in a Facebook post that her goal was to win an Olympic medal "so I can burn a US flag on the podium." Given her hatred for Old Glory, is Chelsea an appropriate representative for our country at the Olympics in Tokyo this summer?
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U.S. Olympic athlete Chelsea Wolfe said in a Facebook post that her goal was to win an Olympic medal "so I can burn a US flag on the podium." Given her hatred for Old Glory, is Chelsea an appropriate representative for our country at the Olympics in Tokyo this summer?
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June 23, 2021 38 min
U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) is under scrutiny for his decades-long membership at an allegedly all-white private beach club. When first asked about the lack of diversity at the Newport-based beach club, the senator said, “I think the people who are running the place are still working on that and I’m sorry it hasn’t happened yet.” Now Whitehouse is defending his club saying it does have "diversity of membership". As a...
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June 23, 2021 40 min
An armed suspect taunted Springfield Police by shooting off a pistol on city streets threatening both police and bystanders. He was later apprehended and is being charged with carrying a loaded firearm without a license, discharging it within 500 feet of a building, A&B with a dangerous weapon, and other related crimes. Mayor Domenic Sarno is outraged and says if the suspect is bailed, he’ll raise “holy hell.” Do we need to get...
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Singer Macy Gray penned an Op-Ed for Market Watch calling the American flag “tattered, dated and divisive” and says it should be replaced. She claims Old Glory "no longer represents ALL of us. It’s not fair to be forced to honor it. It’s time for a new flag.” Does she have a point or is this just one more attack on American symbolism designed to weaken and divide us as a nation?
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Singer Macy Gray penned an Op-Ed for Market Watch calling the American flag “tattered, dated and divisive” and says it should be replaced. She claims Old Glory "no longer represents ALL of us. It’s not fair to be forced to honor it. It’s time for a new flag.” Does she have a point or is this just one more attack on American symbolism designed to weaken and divide us as a nation?
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The Department of Homeland Security announced Sunday that U.S. borders with Mexico and Canada will remain closed to nonessential travel "to reduce the spread" of COVID-19. Southbound travel from the U.S. into Mexico's northern border cities has gone unchecked since the beginning of the pandemic but not so with Canada. With widespread vaccine availability as well as low numbers of COVID infections, why the strict closure...
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June 22, 2021 38 min
Former Boston Police Commissioner Bill Bratton and Suffolk County D.A. Rachael Rollins are at loggerheads over how to keep the peace this summer. Bratton says Rollins is “well-intended” but has “lost sight of the fact that very bad, very vicious people deserve to be in jail.” The D.A. responded that violent crimes must be prioritized and that the former commissioner's time in office was marred by corrupt and egregiously unconst...
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June 21, 2021 38 min
This weekend we celebrate Father’s Day. Tonight, share with us what the dads or granddads in your life mean to you. Do you have any inspiring or courageous stories about dad to share? Give us a call!
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June 21, 2021 39 min
In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court has ruled that a Catholic Social Services agency in Philadelphia has the constitutional right to refuse to work with same-sex couples who apply to take in foster children. The Department of Human Services in Philadelphia wanted to terminate their contract with the Catholic agency over their refusal to work with gay couples, but the agency is in the right on grounds of free religious expres...
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June 21, 2021 39 min
President Joe Biden has signed legislation establishing Juneteenth as a new federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery. June 19, the 12th federal holiday, marks the day in 1865 when Union soldiers brought the news of freedom to enslaved people in Galveston, Texas two months after the Confederacy had surrendered and 2 years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Will you celebrate Juneteenth?
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June 21, 2021 39 min
Boston city employees are crying unfair labor practices after Acting Mayor Kim Janey “unilaterally” called them all back to work in person. The SEIU 800 local union, who represents a majority of these remote city employees, filed an unfair labor practices claim against the mayor citing lack of childcare provisions among other things. Is the mayor being unfair or is the union being unreasonable?
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A student at Justice High School in Fairfax, Virginia was leading their graduation ceremony’s pledge of allegiance when they surprised the crowd by switching out the phrase “under God” to “under Allah”. The word change was done without permission from the school. As everyone knows, “Allah” is the word for God in Arabic. Should that student have changed the traditional wording of the pledge of allegiance?
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A student at Justice High School in Fairfax, Virginia was leading their graduation ceremony’s pledge of allegiance when they surprised the crowd by switching out the phrase “under God” to “under Allah”. The word change was done without permission from the school. As everyone knows, “Allah” is the word for God in Arabic. Should that student have changed the traditional wording of the pledge of allegiance?
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June 18, 2021 39 min
The U.S.-Russia summit has ended with President Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin each claiming the meeting was constructive despite appearing to emerge from the meeting at the same place they started. Both presidents have strong differences on issues of human rights, cyberattacks, and election interference. Do you think the meeting was successful for President Biden?
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June 18, 2021 39 min
The U.S.-Russia summit has ended with President Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin each claiming the meeting was constructive despite appearing to emerge from the meeting at the same place they started. Both presidents have strong differences on issues of human rights, cyberattacks, and election interference. Do you think the meeting was successful for President Biden?
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