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... Show More

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March 3, 2021 38 min
Today, President Biden removed any mention of Dr. Seuss from the country’s “Read Across America Day” amid accusations of racial undertones. According to Dr. Seuss Enterprises, six of the author’s books will no longer be published due to the fact that they "portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong”. Are Dr. Seuss books “racist”? Would you still want your children reading his classic books or is it time to do away with t...
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Today, President Biden removed any mention of Dr. Seuss from the country’s “Read Across America Day” amid accusations of racial undertones. According to Dr. Seuss Enterprises, six of the author’s books will no longer be published due to the fact that they "portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong”. Are Dr. Seuss books “racist”? Would you still want your children reading his classic books or is it time to do away with t...
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March 3, 2021 38 min
The first half of the hour Dan continues with his 1st topic of the night:

In their infinite wisdom, the Boston School Department decided to eliminate the entrance test from three of the area's prestigious exam schools in an effort to increase the number of Black and Latino students who were accepted. Parents of White and Asian students who are applying to the school, under the name of the Boston Parent Coalition for Academic Exc...
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March 3, 2021 39 min
In their infinite wisdom, the Boston School Department decided to eliminate the entrance test from three of the area's prestigious exam schools in an effort to increase the number of Black and Latino students who were accepted. Parents of White and Asian students who are applying to the school, under the name of the Boston Parent Coalition for Academic Excellence, say this is unfair and are suing to stop the practice. Two membe...
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March 2, 2021 40 min
Former President Trump spoke in front of a large crowd on Sunday for the first time since he left the White House. His appearance as the headliner at the CPAC convention in Orlando brought sighs of exasperation from the Left and cheers from the Right as President Trump teased another oval office run in 2024. Should former President Trump run again?
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March 2, 2021 40 min
Former President Trump spoke in front of a large crowd on Sunday for the first time since he left the White House. His appearance as the headliner at the CPAC convention in Orlando brought sighs of exasperation from the Left and cheers from the Right as President Trump teased another oval office run in 2024. Should former President Trump run again?
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In an effort to increase the number of Black and Latino students at three elite public schools in Boston, the admissions process for these schools was changed for one year from an entrance exam to a metric of grades, MCAS scores, and ZIP codes. Now, a group of parents are suing claiming that the change would discriminate against White and Asian students. Is an entrance exam to get into an exam school unfair?
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In an effort to increase the number of Black and Latino students at three elite public schools in Boston, the admissions process for these schools was changed for one year from an entrance exam to a metric of grades, MCAS scores, and ZIP codes. Now, a group of parents are suing claiming that the change would discriminate against White and Asian students. Is an entrance exam to get into an exam school unfair?
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February 27, 2021 35 min
In honor of Black History Month and the start of the baseball training season, Dan will be joined by documentarian Bijan Bayne to discuss the time before Major League Baseball became integrated and how the color bar was finally eliminated. Tune in tonight!
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February 27, 2021 39 min
Autoimmune and chronic illnesses are a global crisis, with an estimated 50 million sufferers in the U.S. alone. Dr. Steven Phillips and Dana Parish join Dan to discuss the story leading up to their book Chronic: The Hidden Cause of the Autoimmune Pandemic and How to Get Healthy Again. If you are a sufferer of chronic pain or know someone who is, now is the time to call.
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President Biden is being hammered by the progressive wing of his party to sign an executive order eliminating up to $50,000 in student loan debt per person. Boston.com polled over 6,000 users on this issue and discovered 37% thought wholesale loan forgiveness was unfair while 30% were in favor. Smaller fractions supported the elimination of $10,000 or interest payments. Where do you fall on the question?
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President Biden is being hammered by the progressive wing of his party to sign an executive order eliminating up to $50,000 in student loan debt per person. Boston.com polled over 6,000 users on this issue and discovered 37% thought wholesale loan forgiveness was unfair while 30% were in favor. Smaller fractions supported the elimination of $10,000 or interest payments. Where do you fall on the question?
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Massachusetts' legislators are comparing the quest of Bay State residents trying to sign up for COVID-19 vaccinations to that of the Hunger Games and they are putting the blame squarely on Governor Charlie Baker. The rollout has been plagued with insufficient vaccination appointments and a glitch-y appointment website. Is the rocky rollout a death knell for a Baker Administration third term?
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Massachusetts' legislators are comparing the quest of Bay State residents trying to sign up for COVID-19 vaccinations to that of the Hunger Games and they are putting the blame squarely on Governor Charlie Baker. The rollout has been plagued with insufficient vaccination appointments and a glitch-y appointment website. Is the rocky rollout a death knell for a Baker Administration third term?
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February 26, 2021 40 min
The newly revamped Massachusetts vaccination appointment portal vaxfinder.ma.gov had complications - again. With 50,000 appointments opening up for a million qualified residents, the appointment website almost immediately began showing error messages and 8,000-minute wait times. Are you impressed with the Commonwealth's vaccination rollout efforts?
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February 26, 2021 40 min
The newly revamped Massachusetts vaccination appointment portal vaxfinder.ma.gov had complications - again. With 50,000 appointments opening up for a million qualified residents, the appointment website almost immediately began showing error messages and 8,000-minute wait times. Are you impressed with the Commonwealth's vaccination rollout efforts?
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February 25, 2021 39 min
US Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland says he has not considered whether crossing the country's border without proper documentation should remain a crime. The White House says it supports the rule of law but also says laws can be changed. Should sneaking into the country still be considered a crime and a deportable offense?
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A new move is afoot to bring back a bill that would permit illegal immigrants to apply for a Massachusetts driver’s license. Supporters say it is common sense safety and is necessary to protect undocumented residents from COVID exposure on mass transit. Does this make sense to you?
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A new move is afoot to bring back a bill that would permit illegal immigrants to apply for a Massachusetts driver’s license. Supporters say it is common sense safety and is necessary to protect undocumented residents from COVID exposure on mass transit. Does this make sense to you?
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A national radical movement backed by billionaire George Soros is emphasizing the rights of defendants over the rights of victims and spending millions to help elect like-minded district attorney candidates across the country. Essex County D.A. Jonathan Blodgett and Syracuse New York's County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick join Dan to discuss the effect of these efforts on citizens, jails, crime rates, and our neighborho...
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