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NightSide with Dan Rea

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Dan Rea, a well-known and respected Boston reporter discusses local and national topics with his guests and listeners - weeknights 8pm to midnight on WBZ NewsRadio 1030.

Dan Rea, a well-known and respected Boston reporter discusses local and national topics with his guests and listeners - weeknights 8pm to midnight on WBZ NewsRadio 1030.
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Boston, MA

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CBS Radio

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Dan Rea, a well-known and respected Boston reporter discusses local and national topics with his guests and listeners - weeknights 8pm to midnight on WBZ NewsRadio 1030.

Language:

English

Contact:

617-254-1030


Episodes

FBI: A Failure to Investigate - 2-16-18

2/17/2018
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The FBI was informed about Nikolas Cruz as a potential threat from someone close to Cruz who called them. The tipster told the FBI last month that he had a “desire to kill people, erratic behavior, and disturbing social media posts.” The agency has admitted their failure to investigate this report and now the lives of 17 high school victims are mourned. Why didn’t the FBI act on this information? Does their failure to act heighten your concern of their ability to protect Americans?

Duration:01:12:28

Rene Rancourt Sits In - 2-16-18

2/17/2018
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The longtime national anthem singer for the Boston Bruins joins Dan in studio to discuss his career, upcoming retirement and everything in between.

Duration:00:39:05

How Can We Reduce Mass Shootings? - 2-16-18

2/17/2018
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Nikolas Cruz is the latest perpetrator to brutally gun down people en masse and public outcries are pouring out demanding Congress to finally make a positive change. Joining Dan in studio is Tom Burke, a Vietnam War veteran and former correctional officer, to discuss solutions to such rampant killing sprees. Will stronger gun laws help prevent such crimes?

Duration:00:40:43

Warren Defends Her Heritage Claims - 2-15-18

2/16/2018
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Senator Elizabeth Warren has been dealing with criticism over her claims that she has Native American heritage since she first ran for the Senate in 2012. After spending years ducking questions about the issue, she delivered a speech yesterday at the National Congress of American Indians, defending her claims and attacking President Trump for using “Pocahontas” as a derogatory nickname when referring to her. Cornell Law Professor William Jacobson checks in to talk about the claims Warren has...

Duration:01:14:44

WBZ Cares - New England Donor Services - 2-15-18

2/16/2018
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Every month, as part of our ongoing WBZ Cares series, we highlight the good work done by a local charitable organization. This month, Dan welcomes Alexandra Glazier, President and CEO of New England Donor Services, into the NightSide studio to talk about organ and tissue donation, and how you can get involved or find out more.

Duration:00:36:52

The Psychology of a Killer - 2-15-18

2/16/2018
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Nikolas Cruz is accused of planning and carrying out yesterday’s school shooting in Florida, and is now facing seventeen counts of premeditated murder. Students who knew Cruz described him as a troubled loner who had even joked about shooting up the school in the past. A white nationalist group called Republic of Florida has stated that Cruz had also participated in paramilitary drills with the organization. Despite all of that, the gun he used to carry out yesterday’s shooting was...

Duration:01:19:47

Another School Shooting Rocks the Nation - 2-14-18

2/15/2018
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A Florida high school was the site of the latest tragic school shooting, with authorities confirming multiple fatalities. Students describe the horrific scene as full of dead bodies and blood, and the video showing kids running from the building with their hands in the air is gut-wrenching. WBZ will bring you the latest news and updates throughout the night as authorities learn more about how the shooter carried out the attack and what the motive might have been. Have we become numb to...

Duration:02:30:41

No More Father-Daughter Dances? - 2-13-18

2/14/2018
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The Department of Education has told schools that they should eliminate gender-based activities in order to be more inclusive. As a result, one school district in New York cancelled its annual “Father-Daughter Dance”, a move that upset parents and students alike. While the school says it will hold a different event that will be open to all students and their caregivers, some say that the special bond between father and daughter is something that deserves to be celebrated. Is this another...

Duration:01:16:57

The Story of 12 Strong - 2-13-18

2/14/2018
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The movie 12 Strong tells the story of the first U.S. Special Forces team that was sent into Afghanistan after the attack on 9/11. The movie is based on the book “Horse Soldiers: The Extraordinary Story of a Band of U.S. Soldiers Who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan”, written by Doug Stanton. Tonight, Stanton talks with Dan and the rest of NightSide Nation about their incredible story and the inspiring imagery of U.S. soldiers riding into battle on horseback in 2001.

Duration:00:38:15

The End of Newspapers? - 2-13-18

2/14/2018
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Bids were heard today for The Boston Herald, with three potential buyers looking to take over the struggling paper while also hoping to eliminate some of its current debt. Yesterday, the CEO of The New York Times said in an interview that he believes the paper’s print version could last for ten more years, but definitely has an expiration date. Media analyst and Boston University Professor Tobe Berkovitz joins Dan in studio to talk about the industry of print journalism and what being a...

Duration:00:39:01

Olympics Media Buying the Propaganda? - 2-12-18

2/13/2018
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Some of the national coverage of this year’s Olympics has been raising some eyebrows. In particular, a CNN article posted over the weekend, titled “Kim Jong Un’s Sister is Stealing the Show at the Winter Olympics”, is being ridiculed for the glowing way it described the North Korean dictator’s sister. Do you think it’s important for news outlets to keep the human rights concerns in North Korea in mind while covering these Olympic Games? Should there be more focus and conversation about the...

Duration:00:36:32

Can You Celebrate Red Auerbach During Black History Month? - 2-12-18

2/13/2018
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The Boston Police Department sent out a tweet last night commemorating Black History Month. But the tweet, which honored Red Auerbach for the color barriers he helped the Celtics break during his time with the team, was met with immediate criticism. Tanisha Sullivan, President of the Boston NAACP, checks in with Dan to explain why the tweet received such a passionate response. Do you think it is appropriate to recognize a white man’s contributions during Black History Month?

Duration:01:20:11

Congressman Capuano In Studio- 2-12-18

2/13/2018
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U.S. Representative Michael Capuano joins Dan in the NightSide studio to talk about the issues of the day and to take your calls! Dan and Congressman Capuano will discuss relations with North Korea, the debate over potential bias in our intelligence community, President Trump’s infrastructure agenda, and whatever other issues you’d like to hear about.

Duration:00:41:14

Flu Precautions at Church - 2-9-18

2/10/2018
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The 2018 flu epidemic continues and some will try to avoid crowds and interactions. Will that concern impact church attendance as the Catholic Church considers some temporary changes during Mass?

Duration:01:13:53

Moving Out of Massachusetts? - 2-9-18

2/10/2018
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Bay Area residents are moving out in droves, at its highest clip in a decade due to the exorbitant costs of living. That brings us to look at our own backyard of expensive cities in Massachusetts that rank high on national lists. If you’re not making it in Massachusetts, are you planning to move out?

Duration:00:32:58

Lotto Winners Anonymous - 2-9-18

2/10/2018
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Recently, a New Hampshire woman won a $560 million jackpot, but she has yet to claim her ticket. The reason for this is because she already signed her name on the ticket and wants to remain anonymous. New Hampshire’s lottery rules require a winner’s name to be made public. New Hampshire Lottery Executive Director Charlie McIntyre said “state statues and lottery rules clearly dictate protocols.” If you won a huge jackpot, would you want to remain anonymous, too? Should she have the right to...

Duration:00:34:37

“Emotional Support Animals” Ruffle Some Feathers - 2-8-18

2/9/2018
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When we think of support animals, we usually picture a dog. But the last few days have brought a handful of some very non-traditional “emotional support animals” into the national spotlight. From peacocks to roosters to hamsters, do you think we need to be more open-minded in the way we think about support animals? Or are people simply trying to bend the rules to bring their pets along with them

Duration:00:33:41

Crash Course on Social Security - 2-8-18

2/9/2018
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The world of Social Security is a complicated one. Navigating the system and making sure you have all the proper paperwork and information can be intimidating. But tonight, we’ve got the former Regional Communications Director for the Social Security Administration of New England, Kurt Czarnowski, in studio to take your calls and answer your questions.

Duration:01:14:54

Voodoo Priest in Studio - 2-8-18

2/9/2018
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Two days in a row, Brockton District Court has been the site of some horrific testimony involving children. One woman who appeared in the courthouse yesterday stands accused of killing her two sons in what she called a voodoo ritual gone wrong. Today, two women were ordered held without bail after a five year old girl and an eight year old boy in their custody were found with bad burn marks on their faces. Tonight, Dan is joined in studio by Vaudou (Voodoo) priest Neite Decimus, who says...

Duration:00:40:01

Schiff Whiffs - 2-7-18

2/8/2018
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Adam Schiff, ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee and frequent Trump critic, believed he was talking to Russians that could provide him with the compromising material that Putin was supposedly using to blackmail President Trump. But it turns out the Representative was actually speaking with two Russian comedians who were just seeing how far they could take the gag. Tune in to hear the unbelievable audio, and then we want to hear from you! Does this prank call surprise you,...

Duration:00:57:19

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