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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September 17, 2020 41 min
How is your car faring? Is it making a funny noise? Is your car worth the trade in? These are the issues the WBZ Nightside Car Guys can help you with. Don’t miss your chance to talk with Larry, and Scott from Route 1 Auto Service and get all the info you need to keep your car running smoothly. Get your questions ready!
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September 17, 2020 41 min
In contradiction to statements made by the Trump Administration, CDC director Dr. Robert Redfield testified in front of Congress that masks are a more effective protection against Coronavirus than a vaccine. He went on to give the summer of 2021 as the best guess for when there would be widespread distribution of a Coronavirus vaccination. The President said Dr. Redfield was confused and that the vaccine will be ready next March an...
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September 17, 2020 39 min
Over 30 Attleboro High School students are in quarantine after the parents of a COVID-19 positive student allowed their child to go to school. Attleboro Mayor Paul Heroux made a public comment on the incident stating “This one was an egregious violation of the rules, where the parents, basically, put aside the advice that was given and sent their kid to school." Should the COVID infected student be punished? Should his parents ...
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September 17, 2020 42 min
Last night President Trump took part in an ABC town hall hosted by George Stephanopoulos in Philadelphia. It was billed as "The President and the People" and described as a forum to provide "uncommitted voters" an opportunity to ask questions on issues affecting Americans. While Stephanopoulos described each questioner as undecided, they all appeared to have a criticism of the current administration. Did ABC ambush ...
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September 17, 2020 40 min
Last night President Trump took part in an ABC town hall hosted by George Stephanopoulos in Philadelphia. It was billed as "The President and the People" and described as a forum to provide "uncommitted voters" an opportunity to ask questions on issues affecting Americans. While Stephanopoulos described each questioner as undecided, they all appeared to have a criticism of the current administration. Did ABC ambush ...
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September 16, 2020 40 min
An Ohio high school has reversed the suspension of two football players who defied school officials and carried Back the Blue and Thin Red Line flags at the opening of a game as a show of support for First Responders on the anniversary of 9/11. In a statement the school says moving forward, the only two flags that will come through the Little Miami football tunnel are the flag of the United States of America and the schools spirit ...
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September 16, 2020 38 min
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has announced that the restaurant outdoor dining season has been extended from October 31 to December 1 in an effort to support the city's struggling restaurant industry during the Coronavirus pandemic. Will this help? Will you dine outside in New England as the weather changes cooler? Dan speaks with Roger Berkowitz of Legal Seafoods to see how his restaurants are dealing with the dining restrictions.
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September 15, 2020 41 min
Fires have been burning across California, parts of Oregon and Washington over the last couple weeks. There is much speculation as to how these fires have started. Some such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Governor Gavin Newsom claim the fires are due to climate change, while others say arsonists are responsible as there have been at least 4 arrests in connection to the fires. What do you think is the main cause for the wildfires...
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September 15, 2020 39 min
Stuart N. Brotman, author of Privacy’s Perfect Storm: Digital Policy for Post-Pandemic Times, joins Dan to discuss digital privacy issues specific to the pandemic such as health information and COVID-19 location data tracking. He also addresses the broader range of privacy issues including biometric data, hacking, the “digital privacy divide,” and user consent.
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September 15, 2020 41 min
Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has a new book entitled Speaking for Myself. Sarah joins Dan to talk about her memoir which recounts such moments as being called out by Michelle Wolf, being asked to leave a restaurant because she worked for President Trump, a wink from Kim Jong-Un and family visits to the White House.
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September 15, 2020 38 min
Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey wants to disarm police officers and enact a nationwide ban on tear gas, rubber bullets, and bean bag rounds. In a tweet the Senator wrote "Our streets are not meant to be battlefields, and law enforcement shouldn't be using weapons of war against our protestors" Do you agree with Markey or do you think he is taking the trend against law enforcement too far?
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September 14, 2020 41 min
Two Los Angeles deputy sheriffs sitting in their cruiser were shot in the head at point blank range over the weekend and are in critical condition. A small group of demonstrators later turned up at the hospital, where both were being treated, to harass the injured officers yelling "I hope the B**** dies" and “oink oink" from the parking lot of the emergency room. The demonstrators were blocking the entrance and exit to ...
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September 14, 2020 41 min
Two Los Angeles deputy sheriffs sitting in their cruiser were shot in the head at point blank range over the weekend and are in critical condition. A small group of demonstrators later turned up at the hospital, where both were being treated, to harass the injured officers yelling "I hope the B**** dies" and “oink oink" from the parking lot of the emergency room. The demonstrators were blocking the entrance and exit to ...
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September 14, 2020 39 min
At yesterday's Patriots season opener at Gillette stadium, all the Patriots' players stood for the national anthem while the opposing team, the Miami Dolphins, stayed in the locker room. Members of the Miami organization put out a social video poem addressing their decision to remain in their locker room saying: “if we could just right our wrongs, we wouldn’t need two songs”. This comment was in reference to the Black Natio...
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September 14, 2020 43 min
At yesterday's Patriots season opener at Gillette stadium, all the Patriots' players stood for the national anthem while the opposing team, the Miami Dolphins, stayed in the locker room. Members of the Miami organization put out a social video poem addressing their decision to remain in their locker room saying: “if we could just right our wrongs, we wouldn’t need two songs”. This comment was in reference to the Black Natio...
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September 11, 2020 41 min
Nineteen years ago today our world was changed forever when terrorists flew commercial jetliners into the World Trade Center Towers in New York, the Pentagon in Washington D.C. and a field in Shanksville, PA. What are your remembrances of that day?
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September 11, 2020 40 min
Editor, author, and publisher Amy Newmark, of Chicken Soup for the Soul, joins Dan to discuss the books, movies, and streaming services designed to give us all sustenance during these times of pandemic lockdowns and civil unrest.
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September 11, 2020 41 min
In 1987, a 20-year-old Marine, Thomas Koonce, was home on leave where he found himself in a tough situation trying to flee a mob in New Bedford. He ended up firing a warning shot unintentionally killing a bystander. He rejected a deal for manslaughter and was then convicted of first-degree murder, resulting in a mandatory sentence of life without parole. Even the prosecutor subsequently said the murder conviction was inappropriate....
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September 11, 2020 41 min
In 1987, a 20-year-old Marine, Thomas Koonce, was home on leave where he found himself in a tough situation trying to flee a mob in New Bedford. He ended up firing a warning shot unintentionally killing a bystander. He rejected a deal for manslaughter and was then convicted of first-degree murder, resulting in a mandatory sentence of life without parole. Even the prosecutor subsequently said the murder conviction was inappropriate....
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September 10, 2020 41 min
The big revelation in the Bob Woodward book and interview with President Trump is that he admitted to “downplaying” the Coronavirus as to not create a nationwide “panic”. Joe Biden and the Democrats call the President’s decision to downplay the virus, disgusting and a failure to lead. Do you agree? In addition, why did President Trump agree to 18 recorded interviews with Bob Woodward?
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