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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May 7, 2021 39 min
The decision by Facebook's "Supreme Court" to uphold the ban on former President Trump has created an odd moment in time when both conservatives and liberals are on the same side of an issue. In this case both former Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows and progressive Massachusetts Senator Liz Warren agree that giant tech companies have gotten too powerful and should be broken up. Does Facebook need to be regulated?
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Despite the updated health guidelines from the CDC that include relaxed mask wearing outdoors and encourage fully vaccinated citizens to travel, many progressives are not willing to let go of pandemic restrictions. One example comes out of Brookline, Massachusetts where the town decided to extend their outdoor mask mandate regardless of the shift in public health advice. What happened to “believing the science”?
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Despite the updated health guidelines from the CDC that include relaxed mask wearing outdoors and encourage fully vaccinated citizens to travel, many progressives are not willing to let go of pandemic restrictions. One example comes out of Brookline, Massachusetts where the town decided to extend their outdoor mask mandate regardless of the shift in public health advice. What happened to “believing the science”?
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Dedham High School football coach David Flynn found himself out of a job months after raising concerns about his 7th grade daughter’s world history curriculum. Flynn questioned a course, “World Geography and Ancient History”, that his publicly educated daughter was being taught where it appeared the course focused instead on race, gender, and discrimination issues. Flynn believes his termination was punishment for rejecting the cou...
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The Biden Administration has rejected the permit for the annual Rolling to Remember motorcycle ride usually held on Memorial Day in Washington D.C. The event is sponsored by AMVETS and was permitted as usual by local officials and by both the Interior and Transportation Agencies before being stopped cold by the Pentagon who rescinded their approval with no explanation. Has the Administration made a mistake in blocking the veteran’s...
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The Biden Administration has rejected the permit for the annual Rolling to Remember motorcycle ride usually held on Memorial Day in Washington D.C. The event is sponsored by AMVETS and was permitted as usual by local officials and by both the Interior and Transportation Agencies before being stopped cold by the Pentagon who rescinded their approval with no explanation. Has the Administration made a mistake in blocking the veteran’s...
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Dan started off the hour by checking in with Worcester mom Shanel Soucy about the new comprehensive sex education curriculum Worcester Public Schools is debating. On Wednesday there was a march in Worcester organized by parents and local church leaders, opposing the curriculum. We've been keeping an eye on the story as the school committee is set to make a decision on Thursday of this week.

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May 6, 2021 37 min
ER doctor and Massachusetts Representative Jon Santiago is one of a handful of candidates who have entered Boston’s mayoral race. Santiago has been serving as the Massachusetts state representative for the 9th Suffolk district since 2019. As a public servant in the city of Boston for the past 2 years, Santiago is here to discuss his future vision for Boston and why he is running for mayor. Get your questions ready!
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New Jersey has just joined the dozen or so states that are now issuing driver's licenses to residents regardless of immigration status. There is no separate or special process immigrants have to go through to obtain a license. Immigrant drivers will have to pass a written test, eye examine, and have three months of supervised driving to be eligible for the road test. Should immigrants be granted driver’s licenses?
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Dan starts off the hour by continuing his topic with Dr. Hooman Noorchashm on "Indiscriminate COVID Vaccinations". Then for the second half of the hour Dan dives into his third topic of the evening, Another State Allows Driver's Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants:

New Jersey has just joined the dozen or so states that are now issuing driver's licenses to residents regardless of immigration status. There is no separ...
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Physician and immunologist Dr. Hooman Noorchashm is worried that those of us who have recently been infected with COVID might be at risk of potentially deadly harm from indiscriminate COVID-19 vaccinations. Dr. Noorchashm joins Dan to discuss the preventative step of getting an antibody test before you get vaccinated.
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May 5, 2021 38 min
Worcester Public Schools is considering a new comprehensive sex education curriculum that has many parents concerned. The proposed kindergarten through grade 12 health program is being described by some parents and local church leaders as “graphic comprehensive sexuality education”. School officials argue the program is a long-needed step to curb teen pregnancy, teen STDs, and other negative consequences of youth sexual activity. H...
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President Joe Biden was recently asked if he was going to force COVID vaccines upon military members. Biden said that while not ruling it out he is inclined to “leave it to the military” to make that decision. Right now about 40% of U.S. Marines have declined the COVID vaccine. Should President Biden require that members of the military get vaccinated?
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President Joe Biden was recently asked if he was going to force COVID vaccines upon military members. Biden said that while not ruling it out he is inclined to “leave it to the military” to make that decision. Right now about 40% of U.S. Marines have declined the COVID vaccine. Should President Biden require that members of the military get vaccinated?
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Republican California gubernatorial candidate Caitlyn Jenner was sharply criticized over the weekend by progressives after she said that allowing transgender females to compete in women's sports is inherently “unfair”. Jenner, who is transgender and a world class Olympic athlete, was called many names and labeled “anti-trans”. Should transgender females be allowed to compete in women’s sports?
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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker announced plans this week to continue reopening businesses in Massachusetts and phase out the final set of restrictions by this August. Reopening Advisory board member Steve DiFillippo, the owner of Davio’s, joins Dan to ask why restaurants should not be able to fully reopen now.
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A case in front of the U.S. Supreme Court involving a high school girl who was suspended for posting a photo to social media that contained vulgar language directed at the school, has gained nationwide attention, and given the Court pause. Do you think this was a foolish thing for this teen to do? We ask you, what is the craziest or most foolish thing you did in high school?
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Tomorrow is May 1st and tick season is almost upon us! Did you know that Lyme disease is the fastest growing vector-borne disease in the United States? It’s so important that people become aware and vigilant when it comes to checking for ticks. Here to dispense his wisdom about ticks is Tick Man Dan! Get your tick questions ready!
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May 1, 2021 41 min
The U.S. is facing a critical shortage of doctors and experts say the shortfall will number around fifty-five thousand by the year 2033. With primary care physicians being the gateway to our health care system the loss of so many physicians will create a public health crisis. Dr. G. Richard Olds of St. George's University in Grenada joins Dan to discuss what we can do to avert this looming disaster.
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Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is calling for mandatory Coronavirus vaccines for state employees. Healey says those who have to interact with the public have an obligation to uphold public safety. Do you agree with the Attorney General or do you think requiring anyone to take the vaccine is a violation of their constitutional rights?
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