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.... Show More

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July 3, 2020 17 min
Is there anything good about America? Share your thoughts tonight!
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July 3, 2020 65 min
The city of Somerville has become one of the first cities in the nation to recognize polyamorous domestic partnerships. The thought process behind the change was that polyamorous relationships are diverse and can look different depending on the family. Sometimes it means having a primary relationship and seeking casual intimacy, and sometimes it means involving a third or fourth (and so on) person in building a family structure. Is...
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A Cornell Law School professor is under fire after a recent blog post regarding Black Lives Matter. William Jacobson detailed the history of the movement and outlined the agenda of the founders which was met with disdain. The Cornell Black Law Students Association called on students to boycott courses by Jacobson and stated he has engaged in “anti-Black rhetoric” by claiming the movement was “Marxist” in nature and wants to “tear d...
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July 3, 2020 40 min
The homes of several Boston city councilors were vandalized last week in response to their supporting votes to pass the city’s $3.6 billion operating budget. The vandalism consisted of mock report cards which graded them on their action over things like climate, equity, immigration, public safety and public transportation. Grades ranged from “C” to “F,” according to a city official. Boston City Councilor Frank Baker joins Dan to we...
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The father of the 19-year-old black man who was shot in Seattle's CHOP area two weeks ago spoke out about his dead child and the fact no help could get to him because of the city's failure to take control of the situation. Horace Lorenzo Anderson Sr. says neither the mayor nor the police have reached out to him to offer explanations or even condolences. Didn't Seattle's Mayor say this would be the summer of love in...
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The father of the 19-year-old black man who was shot in Seattle's CHOP area two weeks ago spoke out about his dead child and the fact no help could get to him because of the city's failure to take control of the situation. Horace Lorenzo Anderson Sr. says neither the mayor nor the police have reached out to him to offer explanations or even condolences. Didn't Seattle's Mayor say this would be the summer of love in...
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July 2, 2020 42 min
Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey joins Dan during his virtual campaign to keep his seat. The Senator has all the news from Washington as well as updates on the move to ban facial recognition technology, efforts to end qualified immunity for police officers, and making Juneteenth a national holiday. Get your questions ready!
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July 2, 2020 39 min
A Harvard Senior posted a TikTok Black Lives Matter video in which she threatened to stab, and watch bleed out “the next person who has the nerve to say, all lives matter.'” It went viral and the company who had hired her upon graduation rescinded their offer. In a stunning example of irony, she then posted a second video blaming everyone for her misfortune but herself as well as declaring no one can stop her from working for h...
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July 1, 2020 39 min
There has been a lot of mixed messages for people on whether to wear a mask or not. First Dr. Fauci says don’t bother then he says it’s the responsible thing to do. The media criticizes President Trump for not wearing one at the press podium while Vice-President Pence says he wears his. Nancy Pelosi wants a national order to make everyone wear a mask. Would you support a law requiring you to wear a mask everywhere but in your home?
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July 1, 2020 42 min
There has been a lot of mixed messages for people on whether to wear a mask or not. First Dr. Fauci says don’t bother then he says it’s the responsible thing to do. The media criticizes President Trump for not wearing one at the press podium while Vice-President Pence says he wears his. Nancy Pelosi wants a national order to make everyone wear a mask. Would you support a law requiring you to wear a mask everywhere but in your home?
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July 1, 2020 36 min
Congressman Joe Kennedy (D-MA) is challenging incumbent Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey in a primary that is only weeks away. The Congressman joins Dan tonight to talk about the campaign, the issues, the pandemic, and whatever else you want to discuss.
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July 1, 2020 38 min
A statue of Abraham Lincoln which has memorialized the emancipation of slaves for the past 141 years in Boston's Park Square is coming down. The Boston Art Commission has voted unanimously to remove the monument. They say the issue is the depiction of a freed slave with shackles kneeling in front of Lincoln. The Mayor says the decision was the right one after engaging in a public process that made clear people were uncomfortabl...
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July 1, 2020 40 min
A white couple in St. Louis pointed guns at protesters supporting the Black Lives Matter movement who broke into a gated community and allegedly threatened their lives, their home, and their pets. According to police, “The group began yelling obscenities and threats of harm to both victims. When the couple observed multiple subjects who were armed, they then armed themselves and contacted police.” Charges are being considered again...
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July 1, 2020 40 min
A white couple in St. Louis pointed guns at protesters supporting the Black Lives Matter movement who broke into a gated community and allegedly threatened their lives, their home, and their pets. According to police, “The group began yelling obscenities and threats of harm to both victims. When the couple observed multiple subjects who were armed, they then armed themselves and contacted police.” Charges are being considered again...
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June 30, 2020 38 min
This past weekend, vandals struck the homes of eight city councilors who voted in favor of the city budget that was narrowly approved following calls to “defund the police.” One of those hit was City Councilor Annissa Essaibi-George, a former schoolteacher and mother of four. Her home was plastered with mock report cards scoring her vote on the issues of climate, equity, immigration, public safety and public transportation. Essaibi...
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June 30, 2020 39 min
Child killer Charles Jaynes went before the parole board today appealing for freedom from his murder conviction. Bob Curley, father of Jaynes' ten year old victim Jeffrey Curley, testified at the hearing. His son was molested, murdered, and dumped in a river in Maine. Jeffrey's remains were found in a Rubbermaid box packed with concrete. Curley says Jaynes was a serial killer in the making and should never be let out. Do yo...
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June 29, 2020 42 min
Over the weekend President Trump retweeted a video of a Florida Trump supporter who was yelling “White Power” while in a golf cart passing by an anti-Trump protest at The Villages in Florida. Why did the President retweet this? Was he not aware “White Power” was being yelled in the video? Did he even fully listen to it? Or was it intentional as Rev. Al Sharpton said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe? The President has since deleted the retwee...
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June 29, 2020 39 min
Over the weekend President Trump retweeted a video of a Florida Trump supporter who was yelling “White Power” while in a golf cart passing by an anti-Trump protest at The Villages in Florida. Why did the President retweet this? Was he not aware “White Power” was being yelled in the video? Did he even fully listen to it? Or was it intentional as Rev. Al Sharpton said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe? The President has since deleted the retwee...
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June 29, 2020 40 min
In the wake of the death of George Floyd, a mass movement to “Defund The Police” has arisen. At various protests across the country you will see signs and hear chants calling on police to be defunded as an answer to racial injustice. Retired Massachusetts State Police Detective Lt. Inspector Bob Long joins Dan to discuss this call to “Defund The Police”.
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June 29, 2020 41 min
In the wake of the death of George Floyd, a mass movement to “Defund The Police” has arisen. At various protests across the country you will see signs and hear chants calling on police to be defunded as an answer to racial injustice. Retired Massachusetts State Police Detective Lt. Inspector Bob Long joins Dan to discuss this call to “Defund The Police”.
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