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 5, 2021 38 min
This week migrants at the U.S./Mexico border, who are hoping to cross and request asylum, showed up at the San Ysidro crossing port in Tijuana, Baja California State Mexico all wearing Biden t-shirts and some holding signs asking him to let them in. Who bought and gave these migrants Biden shirts? President Biden is already under pressure from members of the progressive Left to loosen up immigration policies as his Administration w...
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo publicly apologized for any inappropriate sexual behavior he may have engaged in in the past. The governor told the press that while he did not intend to hurt others, his “intent does not matter”, only that he made others feel uncomfortable and that is wrong. Gov. Cuomo went on to say he feels “awful” about the whole ordeal and is “embarrassed”. After Cuomo’s apology one of the accuser’s lawyers came ...
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo publicly apologized for any inappropriate sexual behavior he may have engaged in in the past. The governor told the press that while he did not intend to hurt others, his “intent does not matter”, only that he made others feel uncomfortable and that is wrong. Gov. Cuomo went on to say he feels “awful” about the whole ordeal and is “embarrassed”. After Cuomo’s apology one of the accuser’s lawyers came ...
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Today, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi canceled the House’s floor sessions after U.S. Capitol Police warned they had intelligence regarding a possible plot by militant groups to breach the Capitol today. March 4th was said to be the date that QAnon extremists believed would mark former President Donald Trump’s return to the White House. Officials have declined to name the group possibly involved or provide additional details. Was this a...
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March 4, 2021 38 min
The U.S. Senate is currently working on the $1.9 trillion Coronavirus relief package that was passed by the House. Already pulled from the massive bill is funding for a number of transit projects including a railway in House Speaker Pelosi's home state and a bridge in Senate Majority Leader Schumer's home port of New York. What else is in the bill that has nothing to do with COVID relief?
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March 4, 2021 40 min
The U.S. Senate is currently working on the $1.9 trillion Coronavirus relief package that was passed by the House. Already pulled from the massive bill is funding for a number of transit projects including a railway in House Speaker Pelosi's home state and a bridge in Senate Majority Leader Schumer's home port of New York. What else is in the bill that has nothing to do with COVID relief?
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March 4, 2021 37 min
Peter Wood, President of the National Association of Scholars and author of 1620: A Critical Response to the 1619 Project, joins Dan to discuss the New York Times’ attempt to change the date of the founding of America from the signing of the Mayflower Compact in 1620 to a year earlier when a pirate ship landed a group of captive Africans at Jamestown. The new version of history which also pushes a narrative of racial oppression is ...
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March 4, 2021 40 min
Pharmacy giant CVS has announced that starting today, Rhode Island and Massachusetts teachers can come to their stores for the COVID vaccination regardless of their respective state's guidelines on eligibility. President Biden just recently called for the prioritizing of educators in the vaccination process. Is CVS doing the right thing?
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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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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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