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

Episodes

October 6, 2022 41 min
OPEC, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, announced that it will slash oil production by 2 million barrels per day. This move is the biggest cut since before the pandemic started and it threatens to push the price of gasoline higher. We discussed the repercussions this move has on the American people.
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OPEC, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, announced that it will slash oil production by 2 million barrels per day. This move is the biggest cut since before the pandemic started and it threatens to push the price of gasoline higher. We discussed the repercussions this move has on the American people.
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October 6, 2022 39 min
In the wake of Hurricane Ian and its devastating aftereffects, President Joe Biden traveled to Florida to survey the damage. All eyes were on the trip as Biden was briefed by political rival Gov. Ron DeSantis on the disaster recovery efforts. Did the two put political differences aside and work as one? We discussed the recovery efforts and the President’s remarks to the people of Florida.
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October 5, 2022 37 min
A colonial costume tradition for third graders in Medfield, MA has been cancelled. For decades the 3rd grade class would dress up in colonial clothing and travel to nearby Rocky Woods for an authentic interactive historical experience with MA Native Peoples and European Settlers. Now students will all wear matching T-shirts. Why the change? Should the tradition have carried on? Why or why not?
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Multiple reports say that Russian President Vladimir Putin is feared to be planning a nuclear test near the Ukraine border. The U.S. has made clear that they are taking Russia’s threats seriously. How should the U.S. and the world handle Putin’s nuclear threat? What is the likelihood of Russia using nukes?
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Multiple reports say that Russian President Vladimir Putin is feared to be planning a nuclear test near the Ukraine border. The U.S. has made clear that they are taking Russia’s threats seriously. How should the U.S. and the world handle Putin’s nuclear threat? What is the likelihood of Russia using nukes?
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This week a high school student was shot outside of Boston's Jeremiah E. Burke High School located in Dorchester. The incident comes just weeks after another student was stabbed inside the high school. These incidents raise many school safety concerns among the community in Dorchester. Rev. Eugene Rivers joined Dan to discuss.
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October 4, 2022 38 min
Last evening, Dan unveiled a proposed tribute to honor two Boston Celtic Greats, Bob Cousy and Bill Russell. Boston Globe Sports Reporter Bob Ryan and former Boston College basketball player Vinnie Costello joined Dan to discuss.
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October 4, 2022 41 min
The U.S. Supreme Court has turned away a challenge made by the states to President Biden’s vaccine mandate for healthcare workers. States argue the mandate violates federal administrative law and bypasses powers reserved for the states under the Constitution. Should the Supreme Court have taken up the case?
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October 4, 2022 38 min
The U.S. Supreme Court has turned away a challenge made by the states to President Biden’s vaccine mandate for healthcare workers. States argue the mandate violates federal administrative law and bypasses powers reserved for the states under the Constitution. Should the Supreme Court have taken up the case?
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The recently released MCAS standardized testing scores suggest that students have a long way to go in recovering from “pandemic-era learning loss.” The MA Teacher’s Assoc. say, what students need is mental health resources not a “time-wasting, myopic focus on a high-stakes standardized testing system that has never worked as an accurate assessment of how well our students are doing in school.” Should we do away with the MCAS?
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The Boston Police Department has been facing the challenge of understaffing for months now. At times, the department has required officers to work long overtime shifts, for many a minimum of 16 hours and for some 24 hours straight. The Boston Police Patrolmen’s Assoc. is calling the practice unsafe and “utterly unacceptable.” BPPA President Larry Calderone joined Dan to discuss the concerns.
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October 1, 2022 41 min
Last Friday marked NightSide’s 15th anniversary of broadcasting on the air on WBZ NewsRadio 1030AM! To commemorate the day Dan wanted to know who listeners' favorite guest was or what their favorite feature has been over the years. Take a listen to what they had to say!
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October 1, 2022 41 min
Last Friday marked NightSide’s 15th anniversary of broadcasting on the air on WBZ NewsRadio 1030AM! To commemorate the day Dan wanted to know who listeners' favorite guest was or what their favorite feature has been over the years. Listen in to what listeners had to say!
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October 1, 2022 40 min
Back in May, Massachusetts claimed the first Monkeypox case the country had this year. Since then, there have been almost 26k cases of monkeypox across the U.S. How can you get the disease? How serious is the disease? Infectious Disease Physician and Hospital Epidemiologist at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Shira Doron joined Dan to answer questions and explain what Monkeypox is.

*For the second half of the hour Dan started taking calls ...
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September 30, 2022 39 min
Two NFL starting quarterbacks, Patriots’ Mac Jones and Dolphins’ Tua Tagovailoa both suffered serious injuries this past week that could leave them off the field for weeks. Tagovailoa suffered two head injuries in one week. Some are calling the Miami Dolphins team out for negligence with one doctor saying, “two concussions in five days can kill someone.” What should be and will be the repercussions?
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September 30, 2022 40 min
According to a NY Times and Siena College poll, a majority of Democrats polled believe that America is not the greatest country in the world. Are you surprised by that? Do you think America is the greatest country in the world or is there a lot to be desired?
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September 30, 2022 39 min
This year stock market losses have cut American wealth by almost $10 trillion. While the wealthy are bearing the brunt of the losses, economists worry the market drops could soon start rippling through the economy, adding pressure to Americans’ balance sheets and possibly hurt spending, borrowing and investing. How is the stock market affecting you?
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September 30, 2022 40 min
According to a national violent crime survey from the Major Cities Chiefs Association, major crimes such as robberies and aggravated assaults are up this year compared to 2021. What is the cause of the spike in crime? What can we do to achieve safer communities? Rafael Mangual, head of research for the Policing and Public Safety Initiative at the Manhattan Institute joined Dan.
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September 29, 2022 39 min
The town of Framingham has passed an ordinance restricting what they call aggressive panhandlers. The new law reads that pedestrians cannot walk along the roadway when an adjacent sidewalk is present, and they must stay at least 5 feet away from drivers. Is the ordinance warranted? Dan heard listeners' thoughts on panhandling.
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