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NightSide With Dan Rea

English, Political, 1 season, 2059 episodes, 18 hours, 16 minutes
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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
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It’s Marathon Monday!

The Boston Marathon first started in April of 1897. According to the Boston Athletic Association, over 30k runners have participated in today’s 26.2-mile marathon. Were you one of those runners? Were you a spectator?Listen to Nightside with Dan Rea, Weekdays From 8 to midnight on WBZ Newsradio 1030 on the iHeartRadio app!
4/16/202440 minutes, 41 seconds
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Nightside News Update 4/15/24

In this Nightside News Update, we start with Federal Trade Commission reveals the top frauds of 2024 – What you can learn from them & what to look out for. With Attorney Adam Hersh with the FTC.Then, Amber Caron, Director of Communications for Wreaths Across America joined Dan to discuss the Wreaths Across America and the Military Order of the World Wars Forge Partnership to Honor Veterans.Next, a new survey of recent graduates, 85% reported they are "less likely to apply for a job if the company does not disclose the salary range in the job posting – Are they making a mistake? With our guest, Julie Bauke, Founder & Chief Career Strategist of The Bauke Group. And finally, WBZ NewsRadio’s Nichole Davis talks with Dan about a great day in Boston – Red Sox, Marathon Monday, and the Reenactment in Lexington.Listen to Nightside with Dan Rea, Weekdays From 8 to midnight on WBZ Newsradio 1030 on the iHeartRadio app!
4/16/202439 minutes, 40 seconds
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20th Hour: Do you Believe OJ Was Innocent or Guilty?

This week former NFL player and convicted felon O.J. Simpson died of cancer at the age of 76. Simpson is largely known for his infamous murder trial in which he was criminally charged for the murders of ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. We asked listeners; do you believe Simpson was innocent or guilty of murder?
4/13/202441 minutes, 57 seconds
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Getting Ready for Trial

After losing his third attempt at delaying trial, former President Donald Trump is getting ready to stand trial in the hush money case that begins Monday. The case could have political ramifications as a verdict could be reached before voters hit the polls this November. We discussed!
4/13/202440 minutes, 5 seconds
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Driving Home After Eclipse Mania...

Were you one of the thousands of people who traveled to one of the northern New England states of Maine, New Hampshire, or Vermont to witness the total solar eclipse? If you were, you like Globe writer Heather Hopp-Bruce, were probably stuck in traffic for hours on end! Was it worth it? Heather Hopp-Bruce joined us to discuss her “otherworldly” journey!
4/13/202439 minutes, 50 seconds
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NightSide News Update

8:05PM: The Tierney Learning Center and their participation in the Boston Marathon on April 15th with Maura Tierney and Deirdre Pulgini8:15PM: Witch Hunt: The Cold War, Joe McCarthy, and the Red Scare with authors Andrea Balis & Elizabeth Levy8:30PM: The drug addiction and overdose epidemic here in the U.S. with Dr. Claude Curran8:45PM: Swimming Holes New England - 50 of the Best Swimming with publication author Sarah Lamagna of Falcon Guides
4/13/202439 minutes, 40 seconds
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Inflation is Creeping Up - Part 2

The March Consumer Price Index report showed that core inflation is up 3.5% year over year. The increase is being driven in large part by the increased cost of housing and gasoline. Yesterday, stock prices collapsed in response to the report. How much will inflation be a contributing factor at the polls this November election? How are you faring?
4/12/202440 minutes, 9 seconds
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Inflation is Creeping Up - Part 1

The March Consumer Price Index report showed that core inflation is up 3.5% year over year. The increase is being driven in large part by the increased cost of housing and gasoline. Yesterday, stock prices collapsed in response to the report. How much will inflation be a contributing factor at the polls this November election? How are you faring?
4/12/202439 minutes, 22 seconds
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MA Shelter Funding

It appears that in the next week, funding for Massachusetts’ emergency shelter system could run out if lawmakers don’t negotiate a fiscal plan. How much does it cost to house and shelter migrants in MA? A report released earlier this week showed the Healey Administration has already spent $504 million on emergency shelters as of April 4th. Will the legislature strike a deal in time? What will it cost? MA State Senator Peter Durant joined Dan to discuss it.
4/12/202440 minutes, 8 seconds
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NightSide News Update

We began the program by bringing you four news segments with different guests on the stories we think you need to know about!First up,  Bill Patjane – Regional Director of the American Parkinson Disease Association MA Chapter. APDA's Optimism Walk Comes to Framingham, Massachusetts to Make Strides Against Parkinson'sThen, Marathon Monday/Patriots Day/Red Sox – Happenings in Boston with Boston Globe Reporter Katie McInerney.And Adam Ruben of the Economic Security Project has good news for tax filing procrastinators: Taxpayers in 12 States can now E-File returns directly with IRS for free.Finally, David Kemper & Alex Cain on the Battle of Lexington reenactment on Patriots Day.
4/12/202440 minutes, 21 seconds
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Israel-Hamas Conflict Felt at Home - Part 2

While the war rages on in the Middle East between Israel and Hamas, the effects of that war are being felt here at home. Over the weekend, protesters in Dearborn, MI drew attention for their "Death to America!" and "Death to Israel!" chants during an International Al-Quds Day rally. 
4/11/202442 minutes, 5 seconds
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Israel-Hamas Conflict Felt at Home - Part 1

While the war rages on in the Middle East between Israel and Hamas, the effects of that war are being felt here at home. Over the weekend, protesters in Dearborn, MI drew attention for their "Death to America!" and "Death to Israel!" chants during an International Al-Quds Day rally. Attorney Jeff Robbins, a former United States delegate to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva joined Dan to discuss the situation.
4/11/202438 minutes, 54 seconds
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From Holyoke to Russia

A former Holyoke city councilor was arrested for child pornography. Instead of standing trial, the ex-Holyoke official Wilmer Puello-Mota, fled the country to Russia, joined the Russian army, and is now fighting in Russia’s war with Ukraine! Puello-Mota’s lawyer said he gathers he is not coming back. 
4/11/202437 minutes, 11 seconds
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NightSide News Update

David Sellers, Executive Director of the John M. Barry Boys & Girls Club in Newton on their 27th annual Gala!Jimmy Faila on his upcoming show at the Boch Center Shubert Theatre.Michael Nadeau of Cnect on how age discrimination remains a problem in the hiring process (for younger candidates too).WaPo Reporter Teddy Amenabar on the EPA setting limits for ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water.
4/11/202439 minutes, 2 seconds
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Michigan Shooter’s Parents Sentenced - Part 2

James and Jennifer Crumbley, the parents of Michigan school shooter Ethan Crumbley, were each individually sentenced to 10 to 15 years for involuntary manslaughter. The Crumbleys are the first parents to ever be charged and convicted for their child’s mass shooting. The judge in the case said the Crumbleys’ convictions were “not about poor parenting” but rather “repeatedly ignoring warning signs any reasonable person would have seen.” We heard your thoughts.
4/10/202444 minutes, 13 seconds
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Michigan Shooter’s Parents Sentenced - Part 1

James and Jennifer Crumbley, the parents of Michigan school shooter Ethan Crumbley, were each individually sentenced to 10 to 15 years for involuntary manslaughter. The Crumbleys are the first parents to ever be charged and convicted for their child’s mass shooting. The judge in the case said the Crumbleys’ convictions were “not about poor parenting” but rather “repeatedly ignoring warning signs any reasonable person would have seen.” We heard your thoughts.
4/10/202437 minutes, 55 seconds
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All Things MBTA

According to MA House Speaker Ron Marino, part of their fiscal 2025 budget, will include a “record” investment in the MBTA. That investment amounts to more than a half a billion dollars. Brian Kane, Executive Director of the MBTA Advisory Board joined us to discuss finances, operations, infrastructure, and more relating to the MBTA.
4/10/202435 minutes, 28 seconds
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NightSide News Update

We started with Sen. Bruce Tarr on reoccurring Salisbury Beach damage/erosion with the latest after last week’s storm.Next, Jonathan Elias with his book, "BURN: Justice is Criminal".And, Hugo Balta, Owner/publisher of MA Latino News reported that Majority of Hispanics, Latinos consume news in English.Then, meet Stephen Macleod and Carol Schutte, the elected hog wranglers in Hampton Falls, NH.
4/10/202442 minutes, 13 seconds
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The Total Solar Eclipse - Part 2

The highly anticipated celestial event finally occurred…The total solar eclipse made its appearance in the Greater Boston area starting at roughly around 2:16PM Monday and continued till roughly 3:29PM when the moon covered 93% of the sun at maximum eclipse. Where were you during the eclipse? What was your experience? Did you look up at the sky during it?
4/9/202441 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Total Solar Eclipse - Part 1

The highly anticipated celestial event finally occurred…The total solar eclipse made its appearance in the Greater Boston area starting at roughly around 2:16PM Monday and continued till roughly 3:29PM when the moon covered 93% of the sun at maximum eclipse. Where were you during the eclipse? What was your experience? Did you look up at the sky during it?
4/9/202440 minutes, 1 second
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Newton’s Hostage Wall Restored

The Newton community came together Sunday to rededicate a wall of Israeli hostages located on the Kosowsky Family’s property after it was vandalized a couple of weeks back. Thousands showed up to show their support, including Dan Rea. Homeowner Jeff Kosowsky joined us on NightSide to discuss.
4/9/202438 minutes
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NightSide News Update

We started this Nightside News Update with Meteorologist Art Horn (formerly Channel 7 here in Boston) sending up weather balloon in direct path of eclipse today to record Atmospheric conditions – shared his findings.Next, "The Pottsville Maroons and the NFL's Stolen Championship of 1925" with author Vincent Genovese. Then, Teachers are using AI to grade essays. But some experts are raising ethical concerns. Tim Dickey, an expert on AI with Improving.com joined Dan to discuss. 
4/9/202437 minutes, 10 seconds
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The 20th Hour- How Smart is Your Dog

They seem to understand our language, but they still go in to the garbage when told not to. So, how smart are dogs? 
4/6/202442 minutes, 44 seconds
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Do This, Not That!

How you show up really matters. Whether it’s for a blind date, an interview, or an important event. Etiquette expert Valerie Sokolosky joins us on NightSide to give insight and advice on proper etiquette for any occasion! 
4/6/202441 minutes, 31 seconds
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No-Bid Contracts for MA Shelters

he Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Livable Communities has approved at least four no-bid contracts in the past year to assist state-run emergency shelters amid an influx of migrants. Where does the state stand on tackling the migrant crisis? Boston Herald reporter Chris Van Buskirk joined Dan to discuss. 
4/6/202441 minutes, 19 seconds
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Nightside News Update 4/5/24

Study: Over 70% of employees blame work stress on breakups and divorces. We discuss it with Renee Marino, a Communication Coach.In the Round: 20th Century Cape Ann Sculpture Exhibition Will Celebrate the Sculptors of Cape Ann. With Oliver Barker, the Director of the Cape Ann Museum.Matt Brown’s Upcoming Fundraiser and Participation in the Boston Marathon. And, Dr. Fahmi Farah, cardiologist joined Dan to discuss hospitals that are not excited about eclipse mania, Hospitals are on high alert for increased traffic accidents, the potential for mass casualty events and, of course, eye damage.
4/6/202439 minutes, 46 seconds
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Pop!

Gary Tanguay filled in on Nightside:Do women really love dad bods? What’s the scoop on actor Rebel Wilson’s sexual harassment claims against actor Sacha Baron Cohen? Radio personality, author and TV entertainer Cooper Lawrence joined us to answer these questions and share what she knows about the bombshell docu-series, Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV.
4/5/202442 minutes, 15 seconds
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An Invitation to Freedom From Anxiety

Gary Tanguay filled in on NightSide:Attorney, author, coach, and former Ivy League all-star athlete Wendy Tamis Robbins has lived with anxiety, obsessive compulsive and panic disorders for almost 40 years. She used to hide her struggles with mental illness until she took charge of her mental heath and started down a path towards freedom from anxiety. Robbins joined Gary to discuss finding that peace we all deserve.
4/5/202441 minutes, 18 seconds
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Donny Marshall Checks In

Gary Tanguay filled in on NightSide:Former UConn star, NBA player, and now college basketball analysist, Donny Marshall joined Gary to discuss his career, March Madness, and the mass appeal of college basketball star Caitlin Clark!
4/5/202418 minutes, 8 seconds
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Striking at the Wounded Heart of America

Gary Tanguay filled in on NightSide:In his recent book, “Lilith,” author Eric Rickstad tells the tale of a single mom whose son was traumatically injured in a school shooting. The enraged mom then takes justice into her own violent hands to put an end to this “epidemic of violence.” Rickstad joined Gary to discuss his book, “Lilith.”
4/5/202422 minutes, 48 seconds
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Ignoring Your Boss’s Call...Legally!

Gary Tanguay filled in on NightSide:If you are tired of getting late night calls or messages from your boss after working hours, you might be in luck as one California lawmaker aims to make it illegal! CA Assembly Member Matt Haney has introduced a bill, affectionately referred to as the “right to disconnect” bill. Gary is joined by CA Assembly Member Matt Haney and Employment Attorney David Robinson who broke down how this bill might work.
4/5/202439 minutes, 18 seconds
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Going Dark - Part 2

This coming Monday April 8th, a total solar eclipse will blanket parts of New England in a special astronomical spectacle. The celestial occurrence will not happen again for another 20 years. So, what is a total solar eclipse? Where is the eclipse’s path of totality and how can you witness it? 
4/4/202440 minutes, 56 seconds
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Going Dark - Part 1

This coming Monday April 8th, a total solar eclipse will blanket parts of New England in a special astronomical spectacle. The celestial occurrence will not happen again for another 20 years. So, what is a total solar eclipse? Where is the eclipse’s path of totality and how can you witness it? Andrew Fraknoi, Professor of Astronomy at the Fromm Institute at the University of San Francisco joined Dan to discuss.
4/4/202420 minutes, 29 seconds
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It’s Not Just Milton - Part 2

The MBTA zoning law that addresses the housing crisis here in MA by requiring communities served by the T to zone for multifamily housing, is getting more pushback. First it was the town of Milton, now Winthrop is also pushing back with their town council requesting reclassification from the state. Winthrop businessman and lifelong resident Todd Sacco as well as State Rep. Jeff Turco joined Dan to discuss
4/4/202421 minutes, 5 seconds
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It’s Not Just Milton - Part 1

The MBTA zoning law that addresses the housing crisis here in MA by requiring communities served by the T to zone for multifamily housing, is getting more pushback. First it was the town of Milton, now Winthrop is also pushing back with their town council requesting reclassification from the state. Winthrop businessman and lifelong resident Todd Sacco as well as State Rep. Jeff Turco joined Dan to discuss
4/4/202443 minutes, 15 seconds
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NightSide News Update

First up is Marc Ericson – Senior Multimedia Manager for the Special Olympics NH  - State Basketball Tournament & Their Mission. Dr. Michael Platt on Adrenaline Dominance: A Revolutionary Approach to Wellness - Unravels the mystery behind why our bodies produce the "fight or flight" hormone even in the absence of imminent danger.Then we're joined by Mike Connolly – Cofounder of Boston Bullpen Project.And,  Christopher Hadnagy on Human Hacking: Win Friends, Influence People, and Leave Them Better Off for Having Met You.
4/4/202438 minutes, 55 seconds
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RFK’s Favorability - Part 2

Based on the results of seventy polls, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has a 41.3% favorability rating. Is RFK a sleeper? A political candidate once laughed off but now a more serious contender? 
4/3/202439 minutes, 45 seconds
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RFK’s Favorability - Part 1

Based on the results of seventy polls, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has a 41.3% favorability rating. Is RFK a sleeper? A political candidate once laughed off but now a more serious contender? 
4/3/202438 minutes, 47 seconds
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Restoring the Hostage Wall in Newton

A couple of weeks back, Newton residents, the Kosowsky Family, discovered the posters of Israeli hostages that they hung on their property’s fence, had been vandalized. The Newton police continue to investigate the incident as a hate crime. Jeff Kosowsky joined Dan to discuss the efforts to rebuild the hostage wall on his property and the latest in the vandalism case.
4/3/202437 minutes, 10 seconds
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NightSide News Update

We started this News Update with Jacqui Webb – Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor. Boston Marathon Bombing Survivors to Hold Inaugural One Boston Night Fundraiser - April 3Talmage Boston, author and presidential historian with his book How the Best Did It: Leadership Lessons From Our Top Presidents.Guilt tipping’ is getting out of control, but signs show consumers are pushing back. With Richard Weylman – Customer Experience Expert.Seth Borenstein – Science Reporter at AP News tells us Cicadas are nature’s weirdos. They pee stronger than us and an STD can turn them into zombies!
4/3/202439 minutes, 59 seconds
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Cleanup the Bridge in Maryland

As the cleanup ramps up, Dan wanted to know who is responsible, and who will pay the replacement costs?
4/2/202441 minutes, 22 seconds
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The FBI’s Refusal

The Federal Bureau of Investigation will no longer be making any more documents related to Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger’s public. Why? The claim is that the files are “investigative” and no longer subject to Freedom of Information rules. Is the FBI shielding ex-informant Bulger? Why the secrecy?
4/2/202441 minutes, 6 seconds
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Remembering U.S. Rep. William Delahunt

Massachusetts lawmaker William Delahunt passed away over the weekend at the age of 82. The late Bill Delahunt served as Norfolk County District Attorney for over two decades, then become a Representative in Congress, serving 14 years. Delahunt was a voice for bipartisanship and passed impactful bills, such as one that made all children adopted overseas automatically American citizens. Journalist Seth Rolbein, who was working with Delahunt on a memoir, joined Dan to discuss.
4/2/202439 minutes, 5 seconds
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NightSide News Update

Durell Jones & Tony Wilson James Brown Saves Boston Tribute Concert at Strand Theatre.Amanda Pitts – CEO of Recovery Centers of America with addiction recovery program for first responders and veterans.Does America suddenly have a record number of bees?  Andrew Van Dam - Department of Data columnist for WaPo checked in.Majority of U.S. bridges lack impact protection. After the Key Bridge collapse, will anything change? With Shelley Armato - Construction Industry Expert
4/2/202439 minutes, 35 seconds
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20th hour - Whom Will You Vote For?

If the presidential election were today, who would you vote for? Dan takes a straw poll.
3/30/202442 minutes, 21 seconds
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NYC Cop Killer

A 31-year-old NYPD officer, who was married with a one-year-old son, was shot, and killed during a traffic stop in Queens. The suspect who killed NYPD Officer Jonathan Diller is being described as a career criminal who had been arrested 21 times prior. President Joe Biden is being criticized for not attending the service of the fallen officer while in NYC. Biden’s political opponent Donald Trump however did attend the wake service.
3/30/202441 minutes, 9 seconds
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Weathering the Financial “Storm.”

Boston is looking at commercial tax increases to cushion the blow falling property values will have on the city. At the same time, the state could be facing budget cuts largely in part due to the high cost of running state-run emergency shelters.
3/30/202440 minutes, 13 seconds
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Nightside News Update 3/29/24

The Origin Of Chocolate Easter Bunnies! Salem Candy Shop, Harbor Sweets claims to have kick started the chocolate bunny craze! Our guest list starts with Colleen Norvee, President of Habor Sweets.Near-fatal car accident on Good Friday, April 6, 2007 left man with a 5% chance of survival – miracle of survival leads to inspirational journey of faith.  Ben Hylden, Author & Motivational Speaker joined Dan to tell us about it. Jennifer Hanlon Wigon, Executive Director of Women’s Lunch Place, highlighting a daytime shelter and advocacy center in Boston for women experiencing hunger, homelessness and poverty.And finally, Dana Gerber, Globe Reporter with a guide to the six types of difficult co-workers you’ll meet at your first job!
3/30/202439 minutes, 46 seconds
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25 Years for Defrauding Investors

Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder of FTX, a platform for exchanging digital currency, is sentenced to 25 years in prison for stealing billions of dollars from FTX customers and defrauding investors and lenders. Do you now have more or less confidence partaking in cryptocurrency? 
3/29/202441 minutes, 28 seconds
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From Chaos to Clarity…ADHD Refocused

What is ADHD and how does it affect millions of people in America? Dr. David Sitt is not only one of the estimated 8.1 million adults in the U.S. living with ADHD, but he’s devoted his life to the treatment of ADHD. Sitt joined us to give the audience an inside look at the mind of someone with ADHD and the practical tools one can use to transform their mindset from chaos to clarity! 
3/29/202439 minutes, 20 seconds
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Milton vs. State of Massachusetts

Last month Milton residents voted against the state’s MBTA zoning plan that was introduced to combat the state’s housing crisis by requiring communities served by the T to zone for multifamily housing. MA AG Andrea Campbell sued Milton for failing to comply. Now Milton is firing back, filing a response to the lawsuit, questioning the validity of the MBTA housing law. Dan spoke to a number of Milton residents on this topic.
3/29/202441 minutes, 39 seconds
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NightSide News Update

Cape Cod Dolphin Rescue Center -first patient of Dolphin Rescue Center successfully admitted and released. With our guest Brian Sharp - International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Director of Marine Mammal Rescue, Kelly Conroy with Care packages for troops overseas – Adopt a Platoon Southie Style.Former Red Sox player Jeff Plympton’s Kidney Transplant.RAIN - A Tribute to the Beatles is coming to the Boch Center Wang Theatre. Paul Curatolo – Member of RAIN will portray Paul McCartney joined Dan.
3/29/202438 minutes, 57 seconds
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Sticker Shock Over College Tuition - Part 2

A handful of New England colleges have now topped $90,000 a year! The price includes tuition, housing, food, and other expenses. Tufts, Wellesley, Yale, and Boston University are some of the schools passing this high-cost threshold. When the total student debt in the U.S. has nearly tripled in the past 15 years, is the hefty price of college nowadays worth it?
3/28/202442 minutes, 39 seconds
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Sticker Shock Over College Tuition - Part 1

A handful of New England colleges have now topped $90,000 a year! The price includes tuition, housing, food, and other expenses. Tufts, Wellesley, Yale, and Boston University are some of the schools passing this high-cost threshold. When the total student debt in the U.S. has nearly tripled in the past 15 years, is the hefty price of college nowadays worth it?
3/28/202440 minutes, 18 seconds
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Car Free in Cambridge?

To reduce car usage in the city of Cambridge, officials have proposed a new incentive that would help residents forgo car ownership thus reducing emissions and pollution as well as traffic deaths. Cambridge Vice Mayor Marc McGovern joined Dan to discuss the details.
3/28/202441 minutes, 13 seconds
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NightSide News Update

The Importance of Sleep – March World Sleep Month with Dr. Harvey Karp, inventor of a very popular baby crib called the SNOO!North End restaurants close on Thursday for protest over outdoor dining ban with our guest Carla Gomes – Owner of restaurant Antico Forno.Diane Sullivan joined us to talk about the 2024 Animal Rights Day Event – The Shadow Fund.And, UMass Amherst researchers develop improved testing for tick-borne virus – MA highest in US with cases of life threatening Powassan virus with Dr. Stephen M. Rich- Professor of Microbiology - Executive Director of the New England Center of Excellence in Vector-borne Diseases at UMass.
3/28/202440 minutes, 18 seconds
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Should RFK Jr. Get Secret Service Protection?

Dan says yes and invited listeners to discuss why the Biden administration hasn't provided it.
3/27/202440 minutes, 5 seconds
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Witness to a Prosecution

Michael Milken is an American financier known for his development of the financial market for high-yield bonds as well as his high-profile indictment and conviction for violating U.S. securities laws. Richard Sandler, a retired legal professional and veteran investor joined Dan to discuss the Milken indictment, conviction, and what he believes shows overly zealous prosecutors abusing their powers. Harvey Silverglate also joined in.
3/27/202440 minutes, 11 seconds
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Religion is Shrinking in the Lives of Americans

A growing number of Americans are becoming “religiously unaffiliated,” meaning not associated with or bellowing to any organized religion. According to a report from the Public Religion Research Institute, just 16% of Americans surveyed said religion is the most important thing in their lives, down from 20% a decade ago. Melissa Deckman, CEO of PRRI joined Dan to discuss this trend.
3/27/202439 minutes, 3 seconds
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NightSide News Update

We started this Nightside News Update with Jennifer Epstein – Controlling Manager of Boston Unity Soccer Partners to talk about the White Stadium renovation project.Then, Locally and nationally, food co-ops are on the rise. Here’s why with Boston Globe reporter Devra First.Next, Paula Flemming of Better Business Bureau’s Boston Division warns us about contractor scams that can happen anytime! Especially following a major storm, flood, weather event! And finally, Peter Zuk – Project Director of the Big Dig in Boston 1991-1999 on the Baltimore Bridge collapse.
3/27/202440 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Push for Reparations in Boston - Part 2

Religious leaders in Boston gathered over the weekend for a news conference where they issued a statement calling for “white churches” in Boston to back reparations for slavery. Rev. Kevin Peterson spoke during the conference asking white churches to “publicly commit to a process of reparations where they will extend their great wealth.” 
3/26/202442 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Push for Reparations in Boston - Part 1

Religious leaders in Boston gathered over the weekend for a news conference where they issued a statement calling for “white churches” in Boston to back reparations for slavery. Rev. Kevin Peterson spoke during the conference asking white churches to “publicly commit to a process of reparations where they will extend their great wealth.” 
3/26/202438 minutes, 38 seconds
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"Youth Contact Sports and Broken Brains"

Repetitive brain trauma endured in contact sports, starting at an early age can have negative long term affects on a child’s cognitive and behavioral health. Drawing from his personal experience with the tragic loss of his son Mac Parkman, Bruce Parkman joined Dan to explore the connection between concussive trauma and mental illness, providing crucial information to parents seeking to protect their children's well-being in the realm of contact sports.
3/26/202440 minutes, 28 seconds
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NightSide News Update

We started this hour with Keith O'Brien, author of CHARLIE HUSTLE: The Rise and Fall of Pete Rose, and the Last Glory Days of Baseball.Next, we were joined by Bill Raynor with his book Why Black Men Nod At Each Other.Then, Mark Bracken from the MA State Lottery on Powerball & Mega Millions Jackpots Reaching HIGH amounts.And, Kate Middleton’s cancer diagnosis is part of a frightening global trend – early detection is the best “cure” for cancer. With guest Sumit Rai, CEO of a company called Cancer Check Labs 
3/26/202440 minutes, 6 seconds
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20th Hour - What Is Your Favorite Market?

In this week's 20th hour, Dan asks listeners what their favorite supermarket is. 
3/23/202441 minutes, 15 seconds
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Boston Cop Killer Reoffends

The Boston cop killer, previously known as Terrell Muhammad, is still living a life of crime. The career criminal, who changed his name to Joshua McCullough, was arrested this week for assaulting and robbing a woman in Rhode Island. McCullough killed a Boston Police officer in 1993, was sentenced to 26-30 years for the murder and only served 15 before being released. We discuss how this criminal has had one too many chances…
3/23/202440 minutes, 55 seconds
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Boston Bomber Gets Another Break in Cour

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s death sentence is up in the air after a federal appeals court ordered the case be returned to lower court to probe claims of juror bias and determine whether Tsarnaev’s death sentence should stand. Will this story ever end?
3/23/202440 minutes, 39 seconds
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Nightside News Update 3/22/24

 Nick Neonakis, franchise expert fromThe Franchise Consulting Company says fast food prices on the rise frustrates customers: 'It’s definitely out of control'. Tom Cridland with an Elton John Tribute Show Coming up at the Emerson Colonial Theatre in Boston on April 13th. “Disabling cyberattacks” are hitting critical US water systems, White House warns, with our guest David Malicoat, Cybersecurity Expert.And,  Accuweather Meteorologist Bob Larson joins Dan to look ahead to the weekend weather.
3/23/202439 minutes, 25 seconds
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Boston Bomber #2

Dan discussed Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, and wonders what the listeners' opinions are. 
3/22/202440 minutes, 33 seconds
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Understanding Long Covid

New data by the CDC reveals that millions of Americans have had long Covid, with symptoms lasting for 3 months or more. The CDC is still studying what causes people to develop long Covid. Have you had long Covid? Julie Sullivan, Program Manager of the Covid Recovery Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital joined Dan to discuss it.
3/22/202439 minutes, 57 seconds
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Over Capacity in Taunton...

The Clarion Hotel in Taunton, MA has been operating over capacity since it began housing migrants for the state. As a result, the hotel has violated its occupancy permit over a nearly four-month span thus resulting in over 100k in civil fines the hotel has yet to pay. Taunton Mayor Shaunna O’Connell joined us to discuss the ongoing challenge.
3/22/202439 minutes, 49 seconds
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NightSide News Update

We started with "Auschwitz: Not Long Ago, Not Far Away". Curator Michael Berenbaum discussed the exhibit and how it brings immersive Holocaust history to Boston.Jim Lawlor of Bamboos Nation Interstate ships local New England Chinese Food all over the country to those who miss the Chinese “taste” of home!East Bridgewater's Megan Krugger competes on Discovery Channel's 'Naked and Afraid' !And, actor Michael Gross (Family Ties, Tremors) will be at the 24th Annual Boston Comedy Festival - March 25-31!
3/22/202439 minutes, 27 seconds
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Who’s It Going to Be?

Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy is running for President of the United States as an independent. Kennedy is expected to announce his vice-presidential nominee next week. Some expectations for his VP pick are NY Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers and former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura. What is your prediction? Who should Kennedy choose? Would it have influence in you voting for him?
3/21/202440 minutes, 29 seconds
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Can I Help the Next Customer? Part 2

Most regular hardworking citizens go grocery shopping where it’s highly likely you’ve seen the integration of self-checkout machines at your local stores. You either love them or hate them. Where do you come down on the debate? Do you find self-checkout convenient or more of a hassle?
3/21/202439 minutes, 22 seconds
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Can I Help the Next Customer? Part 1

Most regular hardworking citizens go grocery shopping where it’s highly likely you’ve seen the integration of self-checkout machines at your local stores. You either love them or hate them. Where do you come down on the debate? Do you find self-checkout convenient or more of a hassle? Boston Globe reporter Hiawatha Bray wrote a piece praising self-checkout and joined us to discuss!
3/21/202437 minutes, 47 seconds
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NightSide News Update

In this Nightside News Update, we started with Doug Zeghibe discussing the Norwood figure skaters going for gold at the 2024 World Championships In Montreal and the 2025 World Championships in Boston coming up.Next, Glenn Knoblock on unearthing untold stories: forgotten women of New Hampshire – Women that greatly contributed to the Granite State.Pew Research: 8 in 10 Americans say religion is losing influence in public life. Our guest John Hill – Faith expert - Founder of Findahousechurch.com & author of “Loving God without All the Answers” joined Dan to discuss.And Thrilling look into the world of corporate espionage! From aspiring actor to actual real life spy! With Robert Kerbeck.
3/21/202437 minutes, 51 seconds
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Halting Traffic on Boston’s Expressway! Part 2

A group of what appeared to be a hundred bicyclists and motor scooter riders took to Boston’s freeway on Sunday taking up two lanes and forcing traffic to a standstill. State police say they have not made contact with any of the reckless individuals on bikes and scooters. How likely is an incident like this to happen again? 
3/20/202440 minutes, 30 seconds
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Halting Traffic on Boston’s Expressway! Part 1

A group of what appeared to be a hundred bicyclists and motor scooter riders took to Boston’s freeway on Sunday taking up two lanes and forcing traffic to a standstill. State police say they have not made contact with any of the reckless individuals on bikes and scooters. How likely is an incident like this to happen again? 
3/20/202439 minutes, 31 seconds
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Councilor Ed Flynn Checks In

Boston City Councilor Ed Flynn joins us on NightSide to talk about a variety of topics. On the table for discussion is Mayor Michelle Wu’s new program for the city that allows Boston Public School students and up to three family members free city museum passes but excludes METCO, charter school, and private school students. In addition, the idea of moving the St. Patrick’s Day parade out of Southie. Get your questions ready for Councilor Flynn!
3/20/202437 minutes, 54 seconds
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NightSide News Update

In this hour - Bruce Parkman – Founder of the Mac Parkman Foundation for Adolescent Concussive Trauma discusses Youth Contact Sports And Broken Brains – Understanding the hidden risks of mental illness from early exposure to concussive trauma.Dr. David Sitt, PsyD joined Dan to explain what is ADHD? How does it affect millions of adults living with it everyday?What is magnet fishing? Why it’s become so popular. A bazooka was recently found in the Charles River by a magnet fisherman! Nate DeMontigny from Cape Cod Magnet Crew joined us. Valeria Sokolosky, etiquette expert goes over plane etiquette – What NOT to do when traveling!
3/20/202438 minutes, 28 seconds
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Trump’s “Blood Bath.”

Over the weekend at a rally in Ohio, Donald Trump was speaking about the car manufacturing industry and how if elected president he plans to put a “100% tariff” on all imported vehicles. Trump went on to say if he’s not elected, “it’s going to be a blood bath.” The media is criticizing Trump’s choice of words. Trump is defending his words saying the media is taking them out of context.
3/19/202441 minutes, 32 seconds
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Who Really Did It?

34 years ago 13 pieces of art were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Today, the FBI and the Museum still do not know who the two men posing as police officers were that talked their way into the Museum and made off with roughly $500 million in artwork. Anthony Amore, head of security at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum joined us to discuss one of the most infamous heists in Boston’s history! 
3/19/202437 minutes, 40 seconds
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Vandalism of Israeli Hostage Posters in Newton

Over the weekend, Newton residents, the Kosowsky Family, discovered the posters of Israeli hostages that they hung on their property’s fence, had been vandalized. The faces of hostages had been blacked out or spray painted over. The Newton Police are investigating the vandalism as a hate crime. Jeff Kosowsky joined Dan to discuss the situation. 
3/19/202438 minutes
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Nightside News Update 3/18/24

Global Partners unveils new brand identity with a focus on commitment to Innovation and the energy transition. With Global Partners CEO Eric Slifka.Kara Zeiberg joined Dan to discuss the Freedom Trail Foundation Revolutionary Women Tours – In honor of Women’s History Month.Teddy Amenabar, WaPo Reporter checks in with a story on how turf fields may have ‘forever chemicals.’ Should kids be playing on them?And, The broken US healthcare system and the challenges around full-time caregiving with author Marylee MacDonald.
3/19/202438 minutes, 21 seconds
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20th Hour - Happy St. Patrick's Day Weekend

In this hour, Dan discusses all things Irish. 
3/16/202441 minutes, 27 seconds
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Fani Willis’ Predicament

A judge ruled that Fulton County District Attorney, Fani Willis, the prosecutor in the Donald Trump election racketeering case in Georgia, must either step aside or remove the special prosecutor with whom she had a romantic relationship before the case can proceed. The ruling comes in response to the questioning of whether Willis can use her “professional judgment totally free of any compromising influences.”
3/16/202440 minutes, 36 seconds
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Rockland Rape

A Haitian migrant who was living at an emergency shelter in Rockland has been charged with the rape of a 15-year-old girl. Gov. Healey said, the man was vetted by a state background check as well as an additional check “that we do for all entries to our shelter.” Do we need to reassess how we effectively manage the migrant crisis in Massachusetts?
3/16/202438 minutes, 11 seconds
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Nightside News Update 3/15/24

Attorney Jeremy Cohen - Boston Dog Lawyers - Recognition of pets as unique property with a special purpose when it comes to custody cases.Boston Globe Reporter Christina Prignano with the most Irish state in America? It’s not Massachusetts. It’s NH!WBZ NewsRadio’s James Rojas reports on Boston City Councilor proposes pregnant people use handicap parking spaces. Jim Brett -President of NE Council Food Pantry at Dorchester Catholic Church.
3/16/202438 minutes, 49 seconds
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Lyme Disease: The Disease You Need to Be Aware Of Part 2

Lyme Disease is an underreported, under-researched, and often debilitating disease transmitted by deer ticks. The disease is quite serious and can cause a slew of medical issues you might not even realize. Dr. Alfred Miller, a Mayo Clinic trained medical doctor who has extensive experience treating Lyme Disease joined Dan to discuss what you should know about preventing and treating the disease. 
3/15/202441 minutes, 13 seconds
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Lyme Disease: The Disease You Need to Be Aware Of Part 1

Lyme Disease is an underreported, under-researched, and often debilitating disease transmitted by deer ticks. The disease is quite serious and can cause a slew of medical issues you might not even realize. Dr. Alfred Miller, a Mayo Clinic trained medical doctor who has extensive experience treating Lyme Disease joined Dan to discuss what you should know about preventing and treating the disease. 
3/15/202439 minutes, 46 seconds
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To Leave or Not to Leave Boston?

A survey conducted by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Foundation found that 25% of the 20–30-year-olds that they surveyed, plan to leave Boston in the next 5 years. Job availability, the cost of rent, and ability to buy a home were the top deciding factors. In addition, the Boston City Council is expected to discuss a proposal to provide workforce housing for city employees who struggle to afford a home in Boston. We discussed the future of the Boston workforce with Casey Baines – Senior Director of Communications for Chamber.
3/15/202437 minutes, 52 seconds
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Nightside News Update 3/14/24

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Incidence of the disease has been rising for the past 2 decades. Colorectal cancer is the deadliest cancer for men under age 50, and the second deadliest cancer among women in the same age group. With Dr. Frederick Ruymann.FREE Arts & Entertainment Lecture, part of the Series with Workshops from Arts Empowering Life hosted at the NEW Performing Arts Center in Brewster, MA . Paul Tingley, Program Coordinator about this series and Beauty, Truth and Faith in the Arts discusses the program with Dan.WBZ NewsRadio’s Emma Friedman found a Derry Girls Pop Up Bar in Boston.And Dr. Adam Hartstone-Rose Animal Behavior during a Total Solar Eclipse –  Been found to act out of character - Solar Eclipse Safari, a citizen project aiming to collect observations from people viewing the eclipse.
3/15/202438 minutes, 21 seconds
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Caller's Choice 3/13/24

Every now and then Dan opens the floor for callers to call in and bring their own topics. 
3/14/202441 minutes, 5 seconds
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An American in Afghanistan

Jill Kornetsky is an American woman living and working in Taliban occupied Afghanistan. Kornetsky works in the spice industry where she sources saffron, one of the world’s most expensive spices. Life is different in Afghanistan…the Taliban is aware of Kornetsky and checks up on her regularly. Kornestsky joined Dan to discuss her mission and life in Afghanistan!
3/14/202436 minutes, 6 seconds
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Acting U.S. Attorney Joshua Levy Checks In

Joshua Levy has been the acting U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts since May of 2023. Levy joins us on NightSide to discuss a swath of prosecutions that fall to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Prosecutions include cases of economic fraud, drug trafficking, child pornography, and more.
3/14/202440 minutes, 14 seconds
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Nightside News Update 3/13/24

K9 Veterans Day is March 13th - despite their years of service, these hero dogs don’t always get the retirements they deserve. With Bob Bryant - Co-Founder of Mission K9 Rescue (MK9).Richard Kaufman – Author of the book: PLAYED: The Games of the 1936 Berlin OlympicsThe Boston Globe’s Alex Speier — Red Sox beat reporter — will be on the ground reporting from the Dominican Republic.Bakes for Breast Cancer - Massachusetts-based non-profit organization dedicated to funding breast cancer researchers and clinicians with Founder Carol Sneider.
3/14/202441 minutes, 44 seconds
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Biden’s Classified Documents Probe

Special Counsel Robert Hur testified before the House Judiciary Committee about his investigation into President Biden’s handling of classified documents. Hur made the decision not to charge President Biden. How does President Biden’s classified documents probe differ from former President Trump’s classified documents probe? 
3/13/202441 minutes, 17 seconds
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North End Vs. City of Boston Part 2

Restaurants in the North End have been barred from receiving outdoor dining permits from the city. The Wu Administration said they would not issue permits for on street dining in the North End due to its narrow streets among other reasons. The North End Restaurant Association filed a lawsuit demanding millions in monetary damages.
3/13/202437 minutes, 16 seconds
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North End Vs. City of Boston Part 1

Restaurants in the North End have been barred from receiving outdoor dining permits from the city. The Wu Administration said they would not issue permits for on street dining in the North End due to its narrow streets among other reasons. The North End Restaurant Association filed a lawsuit demanding millions in monetary damages. North End Restaurateur Jorge Mendoza joined us to discuss.
3/13/202436 minutes, 27 seconds
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Nightside News Update 3/12/24

Dr. William Berger with Allergy & Asthma Network starts this Nightside News Update with Spring Allergy Season - When Does Allergy Season Actually Start? How To Prevent Allergies Now - Allergens Most Common In Spring.Ellen Taaffe, author of: The Mirrored Door: Break Through the Hidden Barrier, Supporting Women in the Workplace - 73% of women continue to experience microaggressions and everyday comments rooted in bias.Then, Nicole Yang – Globe Reports Reporter on Patriots trading away Mac Jones leaves new regime to not repeat mistakes of its predecessor.And, Eric Blehm and his book "THE DARKEST WHITE: A Mountain Legend and the Avalanche That Took Him – Story of Snowboarding Legend Craig Kelly"
3/13/202438 minutes, 38 seconds
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FDNY Turns Up the “Heat” Part 2

The New York City Fire Department is scolding some of its members for booing New York Attorney General Letitia James during a promotional event. The FDNY says the firefighters brought “discredit” to the department and is asking those members to come forward. The incident raises the question about First Amendment rights in the workforce. Should city workers be entitled to their First Amendment rights even on the job?
3/12/202441 minutes, 39 seconds
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FDNY Turns Up the “Heat” Part 1

The New York City Fire Department is scolding some of its members for booing New York Attorney General Letitia James during a promotional event. The FDNY says the firefighters brought “discredit” to the department and is asking those members to come forward. The incident raises the question about First Amendment rights in the workforce. Should city workers be entitled to their First Amendment rights even on the job?
3/12/202437 minutes, 22 seconds
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From Prison to PhD

Dr. Stanley Andrisse grew up in Ferguson, Missouri, was first arrested at 14 years old, and by his early 20s was facing twenty years to life on drug trafficking charges. Despite all odds, Andrisse’s time inside prison walls reshaped his perspective and set him on a path of self-renewal. Dr. Stanley Andrisse joined us on NightSide to share his inspiring story of overcoming adversity and his journey from prison to PhD!
3/12/202439 minutes, 10 seconds
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Nightside News Update 3/11/24

We start this Nightside News Update with Beth Teitell, a Boston Globe Reporter with the popularity of cold tub plunges! A cold plunge tub has touched down on Boston’s Rose Kennedy Greenway.Up next, a Passion for Postcards Event Follow-up with Kathy Alpert.Then, SANDY HACKETT'S RAT PACK SHOW -Saturday, March 16, 2024 - 8pm  at the North Shore Music Theatre with Sandy Hackett.And, The No. 1 food for a healthy brain that can help ward off Alzheimer’s Disease with Dr. Uma Naidoo, author of "This Is Your Brain On Food".
3/12/202439 minutes, 48 seconds
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20th Hour - What Do You Collect?

In the Nightside News Update, we had Kathy Alpert and her passion for postcards, and in this 20th hour Dan wanted to know, "What do YOU collect?" 
3/9/202441 minutes, 43 seconds
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No Smoking Allowed Part 2

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has upheld a bylaw in Brookline that bans tobacco sales to anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 2000. Brookline’s ban is not only an effort to curb youth tobacco, but it also effectively bans future generations from ever being able to purchase tobacco Peter Brennan, Executive Director New England Convenience Store & Energy Marketers Association, Inc. joined Dan to discuss it.
3/9/202440 minutes, 38 seconds
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No Smoking Allowed Part 1

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has upheld a bylaw in Brookline that bans tobacco sales to anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 2000. Brookline’s ban is not only an effort to curb youth tobacco, but it also effectively bans future generations from ever being able to purchase tobacco Peter Brennan, Executive Director New England Convenience Store & Energy Marketers Association, Inc. joined Dan to discuss it.
3/9/202438 minutes, 33 seconds
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Nightside News Update 3/8/24

This Nightside News Update starts with Ladder Safety Month- each year, tens of thousands are injured and hundreds die in accidents caused by improper ladder usage – both at home and at work. With Mike Van Bree.We welcome back Kathy Alpert to discuss a Passion for Postcards event. Next up, A solar eclipse is coming next month – What you need to know, with Patricia Reiff – Astronomer at Rice University.And, Maria Lenhar, co-author of "Secret Cape Cod and the Islands: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure". 
3/9/202439 minutes, 10 seconds
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Your Reaction to President Biden’s SOTU

Following President Biden’s State of the Union Address and the GOP response, Dan gave you his main takeaways. Then, Dan took callers for their reactions.
3/8/202433 minutes, 42 seconds
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Nightside News Update 3/7/24

This Nightside News Update starts with Attorney Phil Tracy on the Teixeira Case – Dighton native pleads guilty to leaking classified Pentagon Documents.Next, Scientists say they’re closer to reviving mammoths. What could go wrong? With WaPo Reporter Dino Grandoni.Then, Odie Henderson – Boston Globe Reporter on 2024 Oscars predictions: Who will win, who should win, and who shouldn’t be here.What Harvard and the Boston community can do to mitigate antisemitism and come together to support one another. We're joined by Farhana Khorshed from The Collective, a grassroots organization of Muslim and Jewish women united in building interfaith relationships amid the Israel-Hamas War.
3/8/202437 minutes, 11 seconds
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Haley’s Out…Trump Carries On

GOP presidential candidate Nikki Haley has dropped out of the race for the White House. Haley picked up just one victory on Super Tuesday, where opponent Donald Trump secured 848 new delegates. Haley said she has “no regrets” and that “it is now up to Donald Trump to earn the votes of those in our party and beyond it, who did not support it…and I hope he does that.” Is America ready for what appears to be another Biden vs. Trump cage match?
3/7/202442 minutes, 35 seconds
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It’s Tax Season Part 2

The IRS officially started accepting tax returns on January 29th so that means it’s tax time for U.S. citizens. CPA Mark Misselbeck of Katz, Nannis and Solomon PC joined Dan to give you tips on what to do when filing your federal and state taxes this year.
3/7/202437 minutes, 47 seconds
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It’s Tax Season Part 1

The IRS officially started accepting tax returns on January 29th so that means it’s tax time for U.S. citizens. CPA Mark Misselbeck of Katz, Nannis and Solomon PC joined Dan to give you tips on what to do when filing your federal and state taxes this year.
3/7/202425 minutes, 26 seconds
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Nightside News Update - 3/6/24

We start this Nightside News Update with Jen Levin, Sustainable Fisheries Partnership’s Markets Program Consultant and Consumers want to know that the seafood they are buying is fished sustainably and not killing wildlife.Paula Flemming with a BBB Scam Alert: Watch out for SAT prep scams!Then, How campaign trains have played a role in American elections, with Edward Segal - political strategist and the nation’s leading campaign train expert.And finally, Joel Patterson - Workplace Expert on Horrible Bosses: Signs you're working for a miserable manager!
3/7/202436 minutes, 10 seconds
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Super Tuesday Results - Part 2

Voters across the Commonwealth and 15 other states, went out to cast their ballots for president. What will the results show this evening? Dan discussed and took listeners' calls.
3/6/202441 minutes, 38 seconds
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Super Tuesday Results - Part 1

Voters across the Commonwealth and 15 other states, went out to cast their ballots for president. What did the results show? Massachusetts based national political pollster David Paleologos joined Dan to interpret the numbers.
3/6/202440 minutes, 42 seconds
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Marty Walsh Checks In!

Former mayor of Boston, Marty Walsh, was recently nominated by President Biden to serve as a governor for the U.S. Postal Service. What does this mean for Walsh, who is the executive director of the NHLPA? Marty Walsh joined Dan.
3/6/202439 minutes, 10 seconds
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NightSide News Update

In this Nightside News Update, It’s prime pothole season in Massachusetts! What you need to know as a driver if you hit a pot hole. Mark Schieldrop, AAA Senior Spokesperson joined Dan to discuss. Massachusetts' Most Dangerous Intersections Named, with Dan Mazella, Traffic Reporter & new Operations Director for Total Traffic and Weather Network BostonThen, Michael Rubin – Baby Boomer Expert – From Sell My Company Now with $10 Trillion Dollar Wealth Transfer Set to Happen in 10-15 Years from Baby Boomers to Millennials-70 Mil Baby Boomers & 40% of all small businesses in US are owned by Baby BoomersAnd, It's Super Tuesday - Nikki Haley will make history as the woman who has made it furthest in a GOP Presidential primary – Women’s History Month. With Amanda Hunter, Executive Director of the Barbara Lee Family Foundation.
3/6/202439 minutes, 50 seconds
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Trump To Remain on the Colorado Ballot - Part 2

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of former president Donald Trump, allowing him to remain on the Colorado presidential primary ballot. The ruling means Trump's name will be listed on the primary and general election ballots in Colorado and is expected to resolve challenges to his candidacy pending in several states.
3/5/202440 minutes, 56 seconds
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Trump To Remain on the Colorado Ballot - Part 1

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of former president Donald Trump, allowing him to remain on the Colorado presidential primary ballot. The ruling means Trump's name will be listed on the primary and general election ballots in Colorado and is expected to resolve challenges to his candidacy pending in several states.
3/5/202440 minutes, 1 second
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Super Tuesday

Super Tuesday, which is when voters in 16 states, one being Massachusetts, and one U.S. territory vote for who they want to run for president in 2024. We discussed all things Super Tuesday, including an effort by the MA “Vote No Preference” campaign, a coalition founded by local organizations to signal to President Biden that his aid to Israel would threaten his chances at re-election. Assistant Professor at UMass Law School and member of Boston Shai House, Danya Reda joined us to discuss.
3/5/202439 minutes, 56 seconds
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NightSide News Update

We started this Nightside News Update with Ann Liguori, author of "LIFE ON THE GREEN: Lessons and Wisdom from Legends of Golf".The Biden-Harris administration has invested $207 million in clean energy, but what does this mean for everyday Americans and business owners? Will renewable energy create jobs? Will it boost the economy and lead to lower food prices? With Dr. Richard Lu - SolarBank Corporation CEO.Jordan Valinsky, CNN Business Reporter joined us to update and correct a story you may have seen in the news. Wendy’s will test new menus that change prices throughout the day? Wendy’s clarifies - Price surging for restaurants and what that means for consumers.Finally, Diane Gilman aka “The Jean Queen” joined Dan with her book "Too Young to Be Old: How to Stay Vibrant, Visible, and Forever in Blue Jeans: 25 Secrets from TV's Jean Queen"
3/5/202440 minutes, 16 seconds
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Nightside 20th Hour - Brushes with Celebrities

A ver popular topic, Brushes with Celebrities are callers checking in with their celebrity enounters they've had. The good, the bad, and the ugly!
3/2/202442 minutes, 36 seconds
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Traveling the U.S. To Watch Sports in All 50 States

As a sports fan, do you aspire to travel to every state to see a sporting event? Boston Globe Sports Columnist Bob Ryan had that goal and finally completed his journey with a stop in South Dakota. Bob Ryan joined us to share his experience.
3/2/202442 minutes, 15 seconds
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Boston Rats

It appears that Boston’s rodent problem is only getting worse! According to the Boston 311 database, reports of rodent activity and rodent bites have increased over the last couple of years, spiking in 2020, the year the pandemic began. While the city has an arsenal of tools to remove rats, experts say the only way to control rats is to change our behavior as a society. Are Bostonians up for that task or will the battle against rats continue?
3/2/202440 minutes, 34 seconds
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Nightside News Update - 3/1/24

In this News update, a groundbreaking journey to become the 77th Commander and 1st female leader of USS Constitution. – Honor of Women’s History Month with Commander Billie J. Farrell.In Boston’s battle against rats, the rodents appear to be winning with Boston Globe reporter Emily Sweeney.Dr. Christopher Labos, Cardiologist based in Montreal, Canada and his book, "Does Coffee Cause Cancer?: And 8 More Myths about the Food We Eat"And, Under the Museum of Bethel Woods - representatives of the Woodstock Oral History Initiative are looking for attendees of Woodstock to share their story. With Neal V. Hitch - Museum Senior curator and Director
3/2/202441 minutes, 21 seconds
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Battle at the Border - Part 2

Both President Biden and Donald Trump visited the U.S.-Mexico Border in separate events. Each have spoken about the important election issue of immigration. We broke down each president’s visit and their approach to the immigration problem.
3/1/202441 minutes, 17 seconds
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Battle at the Border - Part 1

Both President Biden and Donald Trump visited the U.S.-Mexico Border in separate events. Each have spoken about the important election issue of immigration. We broke down each president’s visit and their approach to the immigration problem.
3/1/202441 minutes, 13 seconds
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Rising Migrant Housing Costs Concerns MA Politicians

With little or no help from Washington, Massachusetts politicians (both Democrats and Republicans) are now worried about how to manage the emergency shelter program. Massachusetts tax revenues are declining while costs to house migrants is increasing rapidly. MA Sen. Peter Durant joined us.
3/1/202441 minutes, 26 seconds
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NightSide News Update

In this Nightside News Roundup, we were joined first by Dr. Stanley Adrisse, Prison Inmate Turned Endocrinologist, Scientist, Professor, Activist, and Author- Story of Overcoming Adversity – Inspiring Others to Turn Their Life Around.Then, Dr. Carlo Salerno, PhD, Research & Evaluation Expert with The Burning Glass Institute joined Dan to discuss why more than half of college graduates are working in jobs that don't require degrees.Melissa Deckman, CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute joined us to discuss how the importance of religion in the lives of Americans is shrinking / Just 16% of Americans surveyed said religion is the most important thing in their lives, according to the PRRI study, down from 20% a decade ago.
3/1/202438 minutes, 12 seconds
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Caller's Choice

In this hour, we had Caller's Choice, where callers pick the topic and shared their thoughts with Dan.
2/29/202443 minutes, 6 seconds
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A Campus in Turmoil

Harvard University has seen its share of turbulence these past months, from former President Claudine Gay testifying in front of Congress about antisemitism on campus to pro-Palestine rallies. Tonight, WBZ-TV Political Analyst Jon Keller joined Dan to talk about the issues Harvard’s been facing and what may lie ahead.
2/29/202439 minutes, 56 seconds
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Third-Party Electric Suppliers

In 1997, Massachusetts deregulated its electricity market allowing consumers to choose their supplier. Boston Mayor Michelle Wu and AG Andrea Campbell now want this option banned over “misleading marketing practices and false claims of clean, green energy”. Elizabeth Mahony, Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, joined Dan to discuss.
2/29/202441 minutes, 9 seconds
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NightSide News Update

This News Update starts with Dr Parminder Jassal on the status of Job Seeking in the U.S.Brian Ganz plans to play every note played by Chopin.Alexa Drolette from Project Bread checks in.Mark Bracken from the MA State Lottery with a new game based on a famous movie filmed in MA.
2/29/202439 minutes, 6 seconds
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MA Girls Basketball Game Draws National Attention Part 2

The Collegiate Charter School of Lowell forfeited their girls’ basketball game following a series of injuries, some allegedly involving a transgender player on the opposing team. This decision has sparked a broader debate on how to handle transgender participation in sports.
2/28/202441 minutes, 22 seconds
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MA Girls Basketball Game Draws National Attention Part 1

The Collegiate Charter School of Lowell forfeited their girls’ basketball game following a series of injuries, some allegedly involving a transgender player on the opposing team. This decision has sparked a broader debate on how to handle transgender participation in sports.
2/28/202440 minutes, 7 seconds
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Paying to Drive Again

A bill has been filed in Massachusetts by Sen. Sal DiDomenico that would allow suspended drivers the chance to obtain their license back through a payment plan. Suspended drivers who owe money to the RMV can pay back as little at $25 a month to have their license reinstated. Sen. DiDomenico joined Dan to discuss.
2/28/202438 minutes, 47 seconds
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Nightside News Update - 2/27/24

This hour, we start with Joshalyn Hickey-Johnson, author of "Susie Clark: The Bravest Girl You've Ever Seen", The story of Susan Clark, who at just 13 became the first Black student in the United States to integrate a public school through a court order.Next, a high number of parking and code enforcement officers being verbally and physically harassed on what appears to be a regular basis in Boston. Jim Durkin, legislative and political action director AFSCME Council 93, checks in!Then, Todd Bensman, a Security Policy Expert joined Dan to discuss "Crisis at the Border – On Dueling Visits by Biden and Trump." And Elizabeth Barnes of MDAR joined Dan to talk about National invasive awareness week and how MA Dept. Agricultural Resources is warning residents about the spotted lanternfly and box tree moth
2/28/202440 minutes, 12 seconds
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Dueling Border Visits - Part 2

This week both President Joe Biden and Donald Trump are set to visit the U.S.-Mexico Border in separate events on Thursday, highlighting the topic of immigration, which has become a defining issue of the 2024 election. These dueling visits come in the wake of the tragic murder of a Georgia nursing student who died at the hands of a man who entered the country illegally.
2/27/202442 minutes, 14 seconds
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Dueling Border Visits - Part 1

This week both President Joe Biden and Donald Trump are set to visit the U.S.-Mexico Border in separate events on Thursday, highlighting the topic of immigration, which has become a defining issue of the 2024 election. These dueling visits come in the wake of the tragic murder of a Georgia nursing student who died at the hands of a man who entered the country illegally.
2/27/202440 minutes, 17 seconds
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Taking Away Consumer Choice?

Back in 1997, Massachusetts restructured the electric utility industry, passing a measure that allows customers the option to choose a third-party electric supplier. Now, some MA officials, including Boston Mayor Wu and AG Andrea Campbell are sounding the alarm, saying third-party electric suppliers should be banned over “misleading marketing practices and false claims of clean, green energy”. Is consumer choice about to end in MA?Abby Foster joined Dan Rea.
2/27/202441 minutes, 27 seconds
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Nightside News Update 2/26/24

First up this hour, What is Generative Artificial Intelligence? Why and how can it be used to scam people today? With AI expert & tech innovator Jerry Kaplan.Then, Danielle Dallas Roosa of Back To Space, a space entertainment company. Also granddaughter of Apollo 14 astronaut Stuart Roosa. She joined us to discuss the first moon landing in 50 years.Next, Javier Perez, a legal expert on a study that says nearly a third of employees admit to workplace romance since returning to office.And finally, Natalie Boyle, a childcare expert on Child Care Benefits at Work: Employers are increasingly offering resources to parents with daycare needs as a way to grab employees during shortages – is this something we will see more companies doing?
2/27/202440 minutes
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20th Hour - Who will win the Election?

This hour, Dan asks the audience who will win the South Carolina Primary.
2/24/202442 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Land of War and Hope

The conflict between Israel and Hamas did not start on Oct. 7th. It might have escalated then, but the battle between the two groups has been ongoing for decades. While the bloodshed is happening overseas, the conflict is very much being felt here in America where people are taking sides and making their viewpoint known through demonstrations and displays. Steven Rosenberg, a Boston based journalist just returned from spending over two weeks in Israel and joined us with his observations.
2/24/202437 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Zoning Battle in Milton

Milton residents voted against the state mandated MBTA zoning plan that was introduced to combat the state’s housing crisis by requiring communities served by the T to zone for multifamily housing. As a result of not complying with state law, the Healey Admin. is barring Milton from state grants.
2/24/202440 minutes, 50 seconds
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Nightside News Update - 2/23/24

In this hour, John Rizvi – “The Patent Professor” answers the question, "Are Donald Trump’s red soled sneakers a lawsuit in the making?"Jonathan Zaharek is up next with his book "Hiking the Adirondack 46 High Peaks".Then Axios Boston Reporter Steph Solis with Massachusetts' air quality predicted to backslide due to climate change and wildfires."Up for the Fight: How to Advocate for Yourself as You Battle Cancer―from a Five-Time Survivor." with Bill Potts.
2/24/202441 minutes, 10 seconds
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Lets Talk Cars! Part 2

The NightSide Car Guys, Larry Rubenstein and Scott Rubenstein joined us to talk all about cars. Do you have a question about your vehicle? Is your car making a noise that just doesn’t seem right? You might just hear the answer, here!
2/23/202440 minutes, 50 seconds
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Let’s Talk Cars! Part 1

The NightSide Car Guys, Larry Rubenstein and Scott Rubenstein joined us to talk all about cars. Do you have a question about your vehicle? Is your car making a noise that just doesn’t seem right? You might just hear the answer, here!
2/23/202441 minutes
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School Officials Make Plea to Call in The National Guard

As we discussed last week on NightSide, increased violence and unruly behavior at Brockton High School has left teachers at their wits end. Now, four Brockton School Committee members have officially requested that the National Guard step in to help get violent incidents and drug use at the school under control. Do you think the National Guard is the right choice to get disciplinary issues under control?
2/23/202440 minutes, 2 seconds
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NightSide News Update

First up for this Nightside News Update is Leon Blackman with Oddschecker on Michelle Obama’s chances at an all-time high to be the Democratic Candidate in 2024.Then, WBZ's Nichole Davis told us about a MA Diaper Changing Bill – Would require all new buildings with public access to have a changing table that any parent can access.Next, Bill Dendy - Personal Finance Expert on how car insurance rates jump 26% across the U.S. in 2024Then, The “Solo” Movement - Solo—The Single Person’s Guide to a Remarkable Life with Peter McGraw.
2/23/202438 minutes, 44 seconds
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Activists Renew the Call for Reparations - Part 3

The Boston People’s Reparations Commission, an initiative formed by the New Democracy Coalition, is calling for the city of Boston to pay $15 billion in reparations to Black Bostonians for its role in slavery and generations of discrimination. Your thoughts on reparations?
2/22/202441 minutes, 3 seconds
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Activists Renew the Call for Reparations - Part 2

The Boston People’s Reparations Commission, an initiative formed by the New Democracy Coalition, is calling for the city of Boston to pay $15 billion in reparations to Black Bostonians for its role in slavery and generations of discrimination. Your thoughts on reparations?
2/22/202439 minutes, 49 seconds
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Activists Renew the Call for Reparations - Part 1

The Boston People’s Reparations Commission, an initiative formed by the New Democracy Coalition, is calling for the city of Boston to pay $15 billion in reparations to Black Bostonians for its role in slavery and generations of discrimination. Rev. Kevin Peterson, founder of the BPRC joined Dan to discuss the group’s proposal and recommendations for cash reparations.
2/22/202441 minutes, 12 seconds
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NightSide News Update

In this hour, Pratika Katiyar, Student Member of the Student Press Law Center’s Board of Directors joined Dan Rea to talk about Student Press Freedom Day on Feb. 22, student journalists face many challenges with First Amendment rights and censorship.Next, Mark Miller, Pacific Legal Foundation Senior Attorney joined Dan to discuss Grants Pass v. Johnson: Does the Gov’t owe you a place to sleep?Then, Ashley Massey, MBA, says that experts tell us that we should blame the baby boomers for the housing shortage.And finally, Ed Reardon with a Memorial Vigil for Eileen Ferro.
2/22/202439 minutes, 32 seconds
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MA Presidents - Part 2

Morgan White filled in on NightSide:Many presidents called Massachusetts home; John Adams, JFK, and Calvin Coolidge are just a few. How much do you know about them? Morgan chatted with CityView Trolley Tour Guide Jack Harte about all the presidents from Massachusetts that contributed to our nation’s history.
2/21/202444 minutes, 24 seconds
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MA Presidents - Part 1

Morgan White filled in on NightSide:Many presidents called Massachusetts home; John Adams, JFK, and Calvin Coolidge are just a few. How much do you know about them? Morgan chatted with CityView Trolley Tour Guide Jack Harte about all the presidents from Massachusetts that contributed to our nation’s history.
2/21/202441 minutes, 37 seconds
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New $50 Scratch-Off

Morgan White filled in on NightSide:The Massachusetts State Lottery has rolled out a new $50 scratch-off ticket which could land you a grand prize of $1 million a year for life! Only three will win the grand prize, but there are other millions up for grabs! Joining Morgan this hour with all the details is The Lottery’s Christian Teja.
2/21/202443 minutes, 36 seconds
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The Art of Journalism

Morgan White filled in on NightSide:What does it take to be a great reporter? Evan White, former field reporter, has worked in four different markets and knows a thing or two about covering news. He joined Morgan tonight for a behind-the-scenes chat!
2/21/202441 minutes, 58 seconds
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Trivia with Mel - Part 2

Morgan White Jr. filled in on NightSide:Put those thinking caps on and join in the fun! Morgan welcomed Mel Simons and his legendary Audio Clip Trivia Quiz for some “trivia without questions.” Test your wit by listening!
2/20/202441 minutes, 48 seconds
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Trivia with Mel - Part 1

Morgan White Jr. filled in on NightSide:Put those thinking caps on and join in the fun! Morgan welcomed Mel Simons and his legendary Audio Clip Trivia Quiz for some “trivia without questions.” Test your wit by listening!
2/20/202441 minutes, 13 seconds
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Basketball Hall of Famers

Morgan White Jr. filled in on NightSide:Imagine receiving a letter from The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame that states you're a nominee on this year's ballot! That’s exactly what happened to Andrew Yosinoff, Head Coach of the Women's Basketball Team at Emmanuel College. Morgan chatted with Yosinoff about his nomination and the game of basketball.
2/20/202440 minutes, 52 seconds
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Where Are You Off To?

Morgan White Jr. filled in on NightSide:Whether you’re planning a spring getaway or a summer one, you’re going to want to tune in as Morgan chatted with AAA Travel Advisor Jennifer Dick about all things travel. From great deals to current trends, hear it all, here!
2/20/202441 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Lure of Reality TV

Do you not get why some intelligent, educated people can get sucked into reality TV as a guilty pleasure? Is it in a lot of ways just less gratuitous sex? Radio personality, author and TV entertainer Cooper Lawrence joined Gary for this fun-filled discussion!
2/17/202441 minutes, 57 seconds
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Let's Talk Sports (Part 2)

New York Times bestselling author Jeff Benedict spent five years inside the New England Patriots organization writing, “The Dynasty,” the story that chronicles the team's 20 years of dominance under Robert Kraft, Tom Brady, and Bill Belichick. Boston Globe Sports Columnist Chris Gasper join Gary to cover a variety of sports topics.
2/17/202420 minutes, 42 seconds
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The Beatles vs. Taylor Swift/Let's Talk Sports (Part 1)

You practically cannot go anywhere nowadays without seeing Taylor Swift. She practically took over the NFL with a record-breaking increase in viewership this past season. Her Eras World Tour became the highest-grossing tour of all time. The last time an artist took over American culture was the Beatles in what became known as Beatle Mania! Rock DJ Cha Chi Loprete and Swiftie, Kiss 108 producer Rachael DeSantis joined Gary to discuss the Beatles vs. Taylor Swift.And, New York Times bestselling author Jeff Benedict spent five years inside the New England Patriots organization writing, “The Dynasty,” the story that chronicles the team's 20 years of dominance under Robert Kraft, Tom Brady, and Bill Belichick. Benedict joined Gary to cover a variety of sports topics.
2/17/202440 minutes, 55 seconds
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Mental Health Care for Our Kids

Nearly four years after the world shut down due to the Covid-19 pandemic, mental health care providers are still seeing the effects of the shutdown on children, who were forced to leave school and isolation from their peers. Increased anxiety, depression, and greater dependence on parents are just some of the challenges. Dr. Phil Burke joined Gary to discuss.
2/17/202439 minutes, 29 seconds
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Whatcha Watching? Part 2

t’s Oscars season and a handful of popular films released last year are up for an Academy Award. Some notable films include Barbie, Oppenheimer, The Holdovers, and more. Film critic Ty Burr spoke to Gary about his movie recommendations and what’s worth streaming right now!
2/16/202442 minutes
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Whatcha Watching? Part 1

t’s Oscars season and a handful of popular films released last year are up for an Academy Award. Some notable films include Barbie, Oppenheimer, The Holdovers, and more.
2/16/202439 minutes, 49 seconds
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A Look at Post-Secondary Education/Hollywood Noir

With the high cost of secondary education leaving many students drowning in student loan debt when they graduate, one might ask themselves, is it worth it? Why do colleges cost so much? Does the hefty price tag associated with some of these college majors transfer over to attainable jobs in the real world? CNN Business Reporter Nicole Goodkind joined Gary to break it down.Then, Hollywood icon Lana Turner lived a lavish and exciting life in the limelight, even rivaling other actresses including Joan Crawford. Turner lived a life most dreamed about…that is until her life became violent and unpredictable after she began dating mobster Johnny Stompanato, a thug for the infamous west coast mob boss Mickey Cohen. Author Casey Sherman joined us on NightSide to discuss his book, “A Murder in Hollywood: The Untold Story of Tinseltown's Most Shocking Crime.”
2/16/202443 minutes, 40 seconds
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The U.S. Presidency

Gary Tanguay Fills in on NightSide with Dan ReaWhy is it that as a country it appears we just don’t have any good 2024 candidates for president? It appears we’re left with two lackluster options to choose from…Joe Biden and Donald Trump. Has the U.S. Presidency lost its shine? Politico Deputy Editor Calder McHugh joined Gary to discuss.
2/16/202440 minutes, 47 seconds
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Congestion Pricing in Boston? Part 3

One Boston City Councilor is floating the idea of implementing congestion pricing for drivers heading into the city of Boston. The goal of congestion pricing is to reduce traffic and help fund transit improvements.
2/15/202441 minutes, 39 seconds
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Congestion Pricing in Boston? Part 2

One Boston City Councilor is floating the idea of implementing congestion pricing for drivers heading into the city of Boston. The goal of congestion pricing is to reduce traffic and help fund transit improvements.
2/15/202441 minutes, 48 seconds
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Congestion Pricing in Boston? Part 1

One Boston City Councilor is floating the idea of implementing congestion pricing for drivers heading into the city of Boston. The goal of congestion pricing is to reduce traffic and help fund transit improvements.
2/15/202439 minutes, 43 seconds
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Nightside News Update - 2/14/24

In this hour, Robert Misseri, the co-founder of Paws of War – What they do with rescuing animals overseas and also providing vets with military and support animals.Then, Dr. Elizabeth Comen joins us with her book, "The Truth and Lies Early Medicine Taught Us About Women’s Bodies and Why It Matters Today"Next, Boston Herald reporter Gayla Cawley checks in with Boston City Council weighs congestion pricing for Hub access.And finally, Lisa Plaggemier, Executive Director at the National Cybersecurity Alliance to discuss How to avoid Valentine’s Day Scams.
2/15/202437 minutes, 25 seconds
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The Rematch Many Americans Don’t Want - Part 2

It appears the two strongest presidential candidates for office are Joe Biden and Donald Trump. However, a recent However, a recent ABC News/Ipsos poll finds that more than half of those polled say they wish neither was running. Dan asked the question; is this the best we can do as a country?
2/14/202441 minutes, 54 seconds
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The Rematch Many Americans Don’t Want - Part 1

It appears the two strongest presidential candidates for office are Joe Biden and Donald Trump. However, a recent ABC News/Ipsos poll finds that more than half of those polled say they wish neither was running. Dan asked the question; is this the best we can do as a country?
2/14/202440 minutes, 10 seconds
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Violence at Brockton High Has Teachers at Their Breaking Point

Violence and unruly behavior have become such commonplace at Brockton High School, teachers, like Cliff Canavan, wonder how much more they can take. Canavan broke his arm trying to break up a school fight, another colleague was trampled by a crowd of students rushing down the hallway to watch a fight. These are just two examples of chaotic behavior that have many teachers saying, “it’s only a matter of time before someone gets seriously hurt or God forbid, killed.” Canavan joined us to discuss the situation there are Brockton High.
2/14/202441 minutes, 36 seconds
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NightSide News Update

In this Nightside News Update, we started with Tim Ranzetta, Co-founder of Next Gen Personal Finance discussed a study that shows $107,000 per-student benefit from HS Personal Finance Course in Mass.Next up, Dr. Barbara Spivak on an outbreak of the Measles and doctors urged individuals to get vaccinated.Joseph M. Hoedel, Ph.D joined us to highlight some of the 30 Black Athletes Who Changed American Culture and Continue to Inspire Others to Greatness.And finally, Technology reporter Trisha Thadani from the Washington Post reported on Tesla's first self-driving fatality.
2/14/202439 minutes, 43 seconds
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Major Snowstorm Coming! Part 2

Boston is bracing for a nor’easter that is projected to bring anywhere from 8 inches to a foot of snow! Boston Mayor Wu has declared a snow emergency ahead of the storm that is set to begin overnight Monday into Tuesday. The heaviest snow is expected to fall between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday. How are you preparing for the storm?
2/13/202441 minutes, 54 seconds
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Major Snowstorm Coming! Part 1

Boston is bracing for a nor’easter that is projected to bring anywhere from 8 inches to a foot of snow! Boston Mayor Wu has declared a snow emergency ahead of the storm that is set to begin overnight Monday into Tuesday. The heaviest snow is expected to fall between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday. How are you preparing for the storm?
2/13/202439 minutes, 50 seconds
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The Push to End School Bullying

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that in the last year 1 in 5 high school students report being bullied on school property. In addition, more than 1 in 6 students reported being cyberbullied in the last year. Kirk Smalley is the co-founder of Stand for the Silent, an organization devoted to ending school bullying. Smalley believes there is a good chance that your school is not doing enough. Smalley joined us on NightSide to discuss the ways we can put an end to school bullying.
2/13/202439 minutes
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NightSide News Update

In this hour, we recapped the Super Bowl commercials with Marketing Strategist Sheila Rondeau.Then, we're joined by Dr. Carla Manly with her upcoming book "Joy of Imperfect Love: The Art of Creating Healthy, Securely Attached Relationships" with insights for building healthy relationships.Legal Expert Javier Perez checked in and discussed election anxiety. He shared advice for stress management ahead of presidential races.And Accuweather Meteorologist Bob Larson joined Dan to look ahead at the upcoming storm.
2/13/202438 minutes, 52 seconds
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20th Hour - Game Time!

This weekend is Super Bowl Sunday where the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs will face off to see who will be crowned the Super Bowl LVIII champions! Dan took in predictions!
2/10/202441 minutes, 52 seconds
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Tax Season Is Here Part 2-B Subsection F.

The IRS officially started accepting tax returns on January 29th so that means it’s tax time for U.S. citizens. CPA Mark Misselbeck of Katz, Nannis and Solomon PC joined Dan to give you tips on what to do when filing your federal and state taxes this year.
2/10/202443 minutes, 27 seconds
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Tax Season Is Here Part 1

The IRS officially started accepting tax returns on January 29th so that means it’s tax time for U.S. citizens. CPA Mark Misselbeck of Katz, Nannis and Solomon PC joined Dan to give you tips on what to do when filing your federal and state taxes this year.
2/10/202440 minutes, 57 seconds
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Nightside News Update 2/9/24

First up in this hour, "Letters for Love" campaign is looking for Valentine's Day cards for seniors in Massachusetts with Dave Tasto, President of Assisting Hands Home Care.Next we chat with Colin Young, Deputy Editor, State House News Service about Super Bowl bettors’ 2024 regulations.Boston City Councilor Erin Murphy joins us as the Fort Point building is under consideration as next overflow shelter site.And we get the latest weekend weather forecast with Accuweather Meteorologist Brian Thompson.
2/10/202440 minutes, 20 seconds
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President Biden Will Not Be Charged - Part 2

A report from the DOJ decided to not charge President Biden for holding classified documents. President Biden took to the airwaves, having an issue with the report saying he had a bad memory. Dan discussed the day's events.
2/9/202442 minutes, 24 seconds
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Trump and Colorado’s 2024 GOP Primary Ballot

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on whether the state of Colorado can keep former President Donald Trump off their GOP primary ballot. During the oral arguments, each of the court's nine justices expressed skepticism that an individual state has the authority to deny a candidate for federal office from the ballot as an "insurrectionist." Attorney J. Christian Adams joined Dan to break down the key takeaways of the case.
2/9/202439 minutes, 59 seconds
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President Biden Will Not Be Charged - Part 1

A report from the DOJ decided to not charge President Biden for holding classified documents. President Biden took to the airwaves, having an issue with the report saying he had a bad memory. Dan discussed the day's events.
2/9/202441 minutes, 49 seconds
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NightSide News Update

In this hour, Jenn Mekler talked about a tiny candy shack in Cohasset woods that operates on the honor system.Next, Ken Joslin, A Leadership Expert discussed 'Super Sick Monday': “Super Bowl flu” set to hit 16 million Americans calling out sick. Then, Caitlin Duffy, director in the Gartner HR practice, discussed why some employees are willing to quit over in-person work mandates.Last but not least, Gayla Cawley, a Boston Herald with Fort Point neighbors whom are told to brace for migrants.
2/9/202439 minutes, 56 seconds
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The Blizzard of '78

Dan continued his conversation about the failure of the bipartisan border security bill then dove into his second topic, which was remarking on the Blizzard of 78'
2/8/202441 minutes, 9 seconds
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Failure of the Bipartisan Border Plan

The U.S. Senate met to begin the procedural vote on a border security bill. It appears the bill was dead on arrival as Republicans made very clear ahead of time that they would not support this bill that they believe does not do enough to secure the border. We discussed.
2/8/202436 minutes, 59 seconds
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Gov. Sununu Checks In

New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu joined us on NightSide for the first time following the New Hampshire primary!Then for the second half of the hour Dan introduced the topic of the failure of the bipartisan border security bill.
2/8/202441 minutes, 20 seconds
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NightSide News Update

This hour we welcomed Lorie Glantz, with HELPIS & Their 4th Annual Teddy Bear Drive.Kenneth King, USDA Food Safety Specialist discussed the Food Safety Gameplan for This Super Bowl Sunday.Plus, Julia Wuerz, a WaPo writer & Clinical assistant professor of small animal clinical sciences at the University of Florida who warned us if you're not cleaning up after your dog, you may be spreading disease.
2/8/202437 minutes, 39 seconds
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Court Rules Trump Does Not Have Immunity Part 2

A federal appeals court in D.C. has ruled that former President Donald Trump cannot invoke presidential immunity as a defense against criminal charges that accuse him of attempting to overturn the 2020 presidential election and inciting a violent insurrection at the Capitol.
2/7/202439 minutes, 51 seconds
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Court Rules Trump Does Not Have Immunity Part 1

A federal appeals court in D.C. has ruled that former President Donald Trump cannot invoke presidential immunity as a defense against criminal charges that accuse him of attempting to overturn the 2020 presidential election and inciting a violent insurrection at the Capitol.
2/7/202437 minutes, 42 seconds
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Concerns Grow Over Unregulated Marijuana Farms in Maine

On NightSide, a couple of weeks ago we previously discussed how the Department of Homeland Security is concerned about dozens of off the books unregulated marijuana growing facilities that could prove a health hazard to marijuana users in Maine. This hour, we revisit this topic with an update as law enforcement officials intensify their crackdown on these illegal marijuana grow houses in Maine.
2/7/202438 minutes, 15 seconds
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Nightside News Update 2/6/24

In this hour, we start off with Bob Bryant, Co-Founder of Mission K9 Rescue on how to adopt Retired Military Dogs.Then, Globe Reporter Emily Sweeney on Mass. RMV rejecting a host of vanity plates each year, but the reasons why aren’t always clear.WBZ Newsradio's Nichole Davis joins Dan on this anniversary of the Blizard of '78.And finally, Dr. Gavin Naylor - Director of the Florida Museum of Natural History’s shark research program on deadly shark attacks and why they're on the rise.
2/7/202438 minutes, 54 seconds
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NYPD Officers Attacked in Times Square Draws National Attention Part 2

Two NYPD officers were assaulted by a large group of individuals in Times Square after trying to disperse a disorderly crowd outside of a migrant shelter. Seven suspects were arrested, four of them migrants who were released without bail and believed to have now fled the state in route to California. Dan will discuss this controversial incident that’s stirred a lot of controversy about criminal justice reform and assault on police officers.
2/6/202439 minutes, 31 seconds
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NYPD Officers Attacked in Times Square Draws National Attention - Part 1

Two NYPD officers were assaulted by a large group of individuals in Times Square after trying to disperse a disorderly crowd outside of a migrant shelter. Seven suspects were arrested, four of them migrants who were released without bail and believed to have now fled the state in route to California. Dan discussed this controversial incident that’s stirred a lot of controversy about criminal justice reform and assault on police officers.
2/6/202436 minutes, 59 seconds
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No Life Without Parole for Murderers Under 20

In mid-January of this year, Massachusetts’ highest court ruled that it’s unconstitutional to use the sentencing of life without parole to punish people who committed their crimes when they are 18, 19, or 20 years old. Les Gosule, whose daughter was killed in 1999 by a felon out on parole despite 27 convictions, is strongly opposed to this new ruling. Gosule and Plymouth County DA Tim Cruz joined Dan to discuss it.
2/6/202441 minutes, 21 seconds
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NightSide News Update

We began the program by bringing you four news segments with different guests on the stories we think you need to know about!First up, Actor Jonathan Tucker with the “Boston Garden” recreational dispensary.Up next, MA GOP State Committeewoman Amy Carnevale to discuss MA Politics.Then, Natasha Cash who appeared on the Wheel Of Fortune. And finally, Sheila Rondeau, a Marketing Strategist with a look ahead to the Super Bowl commercials – what you can expect - crypto and AI are out, insurance and mayo are in.
2/6/202441 minutes, 19 seconds
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20th Hour for 2/2/24 - Will You Watch The Super Bowl?

Dan wants to know if you'll be watching the Super Bowl this year, and why? The teams? The commercials? The halftime show? Taylor Swift?
2/3/202437 minutes, 50 seconds
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U.S. Retaliatory Strikes Part 2

The United States military has launched airstrikes on Iranian linked militia groups in Iraq and Syria in retaliation for the drone attack that killed three American soldiers. Reports say more than 125 precision munitions were used to hit over 85 targets in the two countries.
2/3/202439 minutes, 35 seconds
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U.S. Retaliatory Strikes Part 1

The United States military has launched airstrikes on Iranian linked militia groups in Iraq and Syria in retaliation for the drone attack that killed three American soldiers. Reports say more than 125 precision munitions were used to hit over 85 targets in the two countries.
2/3/202438 minutes, 54 seconds
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Nightside News Update 2/2/24

In this hour, our four guests are:Brian Levy, Senior Care Expert with Cambridge Caregivers, Playing musical instruments or singing could be the best medicine against dementia.Demetrios Salpoglou, CEO of Boston Pads, Boston Rental Market Is Tighter And Starting Earlier This Year, Experts Say. Walker Vreeland, Audio Book Producer for Corona City, with an inntimate look at what everyday citizens endured in our nation’s first COVID-19 epicenter in the multiple award-winning book Corona City: Voices from an Epicenter.Paula Flemming of the Better Business Bureau’s Boston Division with warnings of romance scams to be aware of ahead of Valentine’s Day!
2/3/202440 minutes, 50 seconds
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The EV Agenda

Thinking about going electric?The Inflation Reduction Act includes an EV charger tax credit program that is designed to include subsidies for “low income” or “non-urban” areas of the country. The Department of Energy’s interactive eligibility map shows parts of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket are among the areas that the administration has classified as “low-income” and eligible for receipt of EV charger subsidies. Dan discussed.
2/2/202440 minutes, 45 seconds
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A Third Choice - Part 2

A movement has taken root to draft United States Senator and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney for President on a ticket with United States Senator Joe Manchin for Vice President. This move comes as growing number of Americans express interest in a third option for President; that other than Joe Biden or Donald Trump. Jennifer Franks, Chairperson for The Draft Romney/Manchin Committee joined us to discuss.
2/2/202442 minutes, 11 seconds
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A Third Choice - Part 1

A movement has taken root to draft United States Senator and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney for President on a ticket with United States Senator Joe Manchin for Vice President. This move comes as growing number of Americans express interest in a third option for President; that other than Joe Biden or Donald Trump. Jennifer Franks, Chairperson for The Draft Romney/Manchin Committee joined us to discuss.
2/2/202439 minutes, 7 seconds
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NightSide News Update

This hour started with Former Boston City Council Pres. Ed Flynn as he discussed the Anti-Terrorism Grant Voted Down By Boston City Council.Then Dr. Martha Gulati discussed the importance of women’s heart Health.:Next, WBZ NewsRadio Reporter, James Rojas asked What Should Massachusetts official state gesture be?"And finally, Accuweather Meteorologist Bob Larson with the weekend's forecast.
2/2/202438 minutes, 38 seconds
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Boston Rec Center Opens Its Doors to Migrants Part 3

The Melnea Cass Recreational Complex in Roxbury opened its doors to house migrants. The 400-bed temporary overflow shelter site will be up and running until June of this year. Protesters gathered outside the complex today, to which Gov. Healey said, “we're here today because we really don't have a choice.”
2/1/202442 minutes, 16 seconds
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Boston Rec Center Opens Its Doors to Migrants Part 2

The Melnea Cass Recreational Complex in Roxbury opened its doors to house migrants. The 400-bed temporary overflow shelter site will be up and running until June of this year. Protesters gathered outside the complex today, to which Gov. Healey said, “we're here today because we really don't have a choice.”
2/1/202440 minutes, 23 seconds
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Boston Rec Center Opens Its Doors to Migrants Part 1

The Melnea Cass Recreational Complex in Roxbury opened its doors to house migrants. The 400-bed temporary overflow shelter site will be up and running until June of this year. Protesters gathered outside the complex today, to which Gov. Healey said, “we're here today because we really don't have a choice.”
2/1/202438 minutes, 13 seconds
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NightSide News Update

We started this hour with Globe Reporter Jason Laughlin, who reported on disturbing conditions at a Worcester nursing home.Next, Todd Boeding, A Marine Corp Veteran, talked about the Navy again lowering requirements as it struggles to meet recruitment goals.We're then joined by Kathy Alpert, a Postcart Enthusiast. We discussed her passion for postcards, and an upcoming show.Finally, Laura Beltz, Director of Policy Reform for FIRE, with a new report that finds 85% of colleges have restrictive speech codes.
2/1/202439 minutes, 39 seconds
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Roxbury Recreation Center Chosen To Shelter Migrants - Part 2

Starting Wednesday, the Melnea A. Cass Recreational Complex in Roxbury will serve as a temporary overflow site to house migrant families. Why Roxbury? Are there no recreation centers available in affluent towns?
1/31/202441 minutes, 33 seconds
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Latest On The Newton Teachers’ Strike - Part 2 & Roxbury Recreation Center Chosen To Shelter Migrants - Part 1

Teacher strike discussion continued.Starting Wednesday, the Melnea A. Cass Recreational Complex in Roxbury will serve as a temporary overflow site to house migrant families. Why Roxbury? Are there no recreation centers available in affluent towns?
1/31/202438 minutes, 44 seconds
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Latest On The Newton Teachers’ Strike - Part 1

Tuesday marked the 8th day that students have missed classes in Newton. A local parent has now filed a lawsuit asking a Middlesex Superior Court judge to end the weeklong teachers’ strike. We were joined by this local parent who gave their perspective on what is transpiring there in Newton. The Newton Teachers Association did not respond to our invitation to join the conversation.
1/31/202441 minutes, 26 seconds
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NightSide News Update

In this hour, Dr. Julie Van Dyke Chief Scientist and cognitive/learning expert at Cascade Reading with tips parents can use to help their kids excel.Then Geoff Haines-Stiles - Director, producer, and co-writer of the TV series and MIT Prof. Alan Lightman – On-Camera Host & Co-writer of the series. The series? Searching for Meaning in the Age of Science, based on two of Alan's books.Next, AP News Reporter Robin McDowell reported on prisoners in the US are part of a hidden workforce linked to hundreds of popular food brands.And finally, Jeff Bartlett, a travel expert told us about the U.S. issues travel alert for Bahamas amid increase in crime.
1/31/202443 minutes, 23 seconds
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U.S. Soldiers Killed in Drone Attack - Part 2

Three U.S. soldiers were killed in a drone attack at a U.S. military base in Jordan, known as Tower 22. Since the Oct. 7th attack by Hamas, there have been at least 150 attacks targeting U.S. bases stationed in the Middle East. The White House has blamed Iranian-backed militias for the attack. How should the U.S. respond to this lethal attack on American lives?
1/30/202442 minutes, 41 seconds
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U.S. Soldiers Killed in Drone Attack - Part 1

Three U.S. soldiers were killed in a drone attack at a U.S. military base in Jordan, known as Tower 22. Since the Oct. 7th attack by Hamas, there have been at least 150 attacks targeting U.S. bases stationed in the Middle East. The White House has blamed Iranian-backed militias for the attack. How should the U.S. respond to this lethal attack on American lives?
1/30/202440 minutes, 57 seconds
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UNRWA Allegations Of Involvement with Hamas Attack

The United States has now suspended aid to UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Administration for Palestinian refugees) after an Israeli intelligence report links some of its staffers to the Oct. 7th Hamas attack on Israel. Israel claims at least thirteen staff members were involved in varying capacities. Attorney Jeff Robbins, a former United States delegate to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva joined Dan to discuss.
1/30/202442 minutes, 3 seconds
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NightSide News Update

In this hour, we talked with Mary McGuire, Vice President, Public and Government Affairs at AAA Northeast about the AAA study that shows American drivers are increasingly killing roadside assistance workers in crashes. Next, MA Sen. Sal DiDomenico with a bill about MA suspended driver's licenses - being able to obtain their license again by paying back RMV fines.Then, Toni Bergquist, Matchmaker and Dating Expert warns us about "avalanching". Singles warned of dangerous new dating trend ahead of Valentine’s Day.And finally, Dr. Bruce Hermann, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon on the topic of Medical Tourism - Over 90 Americans have died after cosmetic surgery in the Dominican Republic.
1/30/202437 minutes, 34 seconds
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20th Hour - What Grinds Your Gears

An always popular topic, Dan asked "What grinds your gears?"
1/27/202442 minutes, 34 seconds
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Are You Happy?

According to a recent Harris Poll Surveys, only one third of Americans say that they are happy. Scientist Dr. Ski Chilton says there is a misconception out there that happiness is natural when it’s not. It’s something you need to work on. Chilton will join Dan to discuss the four things he does every day to boost happiness and how you can to!
1/27/202442 minutes, 32 seconds
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Impressions of the Middle East

Former Boston City Council President and Navy veteran Ed Flynn just returned from a trip to Israel. As many know, there has been an ongoing war between Israel and Hamas. The latest is the UN’s top court ordered Israel to do all it can to prevent death, destruction, and any acts of genocide in Gaza. They stopped short of ordering a ceasefire. Flynn talked to Dan Rea about his impressions of what’s going on in the Middle East.
1/27/202440 minutes, 6 seconds
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Nightside News Update 1/26/24

In this hour, Dan O’Toole, the CEO of Arrive, discusses how drone delivery boxes may be the way of the future to combatting porch pirates.Then, Natalie Boyle, a childcare expert on the trend that childcare now costs more than college as parents fork over $36,000 a year – forcing parents to get second jobs – mothers to leave workforce.And, Ally Blanck, American Rescue League’s Director of Advocacy talked about an animal cruelty task force that was formed in Suffolk County.Finally, “East End” Eddie Doherty shares some stories from his book, "Laughs, Lies & American Justice"
1/27/202440 minutes, 43 seconds
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Unregulated Marijuana Growers Taking Over Rural Maine Part 2

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is concerned about dozens of off the books unregulated marijuana growing facilities that could prove a health hazard to marijuana users in Maine. According to an unclassified memo from DHS, the illicit growers are operated by Asian Transnational Criminal Organizations. Additionally, Maine Sen. Susan Collins has sent a letter to the DOJ and U.S. Attorney for Maine urging them to take action against the illegal growing operation.
1/26/202441 minutes, 36 seconds
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Unregulated Marijuana Growers Taking Over Rural Maine Part 1

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is concerned about dozens of off the books unregulated marijuana growing facilities that could prove a health hazard to marijuana users in Maine. According to an unclassified memo from DHS, the illicit growers are operated by Asian Transnational Criminal Organizations. Additionally, Maine Sen. Susan Collins has sent a letter to the DOJ and U.S. Attorney for Maine urging them to take action against the illegal growing operation. We discuss what’s unfolding in Maine with reporter Steve Robinson, from The Maine Wire.
1/26/202440 minutes, 8 seconds
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Hotel Logan

As Massachusetts’ shelter system continues to be overwhelmed, overflow sites are being taxed. Dozens of migrants have been sheltering in Logan Airport’s Terminal E. According to Massport, the airport is seeing migrants arrive at the airport daily. MA Gov. Maura Healey warned back in Nov. that the state reached capacity for its shelter system. What should the federal government be doing to assist this shelter crisis?
1/26/202441 minutes, 5 seconds
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Nightside News Update 1/25/24

In this hour, Jack Wallace, Director of Governmental Affairs for Yrefy, a Phoenix based private student loan refinance company discusses easy ways Massachusetts residents can lower their debt, the best practices for paying off big amounts like student loan debt, credit card debt, etc... Paul English on Boston Winter Walk Feb. 11th and other projects he helped start.North Attleboro Town Councilor Dan Donovan with a bill to combat wrong-way driving that has languished in the Legislature has gained new momentum following a Christmas night crash that killed three members of a Seekonk family. WBZ Traffic Reporter Dan Mazella waves bye bye to witty road signs. Fun hating Feds ban funny electronic messages on highways.
1/26/202438 minutes, 38 seconds
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Newton Teachers’ Strike Continues - Part 3

The Newton teachers’ strike continues as this day marked the fourth day that classes were cancelled, leaving students out of school. The Newton Teachers Association could face the stiffest fine in decades that a MA court has imposed on striking teachers if they don’t let up by Thursday. We discussed.
1/25/202441 minutes, 52 seconds
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Newton Teachers’ Strike Continues - Part 2

The Newton teachers’ strike continues as this day marked the fourth day that classes were cancelled, leaving students out of school. The Newton Teachers Association could face the stiffest fine in decades that a MA court has imposed on striking teachers if they don’t let up by Thursday. We discussed.
1/25/202440 minutes, 8 seconds
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Newton Teachers’ Strike Continues - Part 1 & It Pays To Go To School…Literally!

The Newton teachers’ strike continues as this day marked the fourth day that classes were cancelled, leaving students out of school. The Newton Teachers Association could face the stiffest fine in decades that a MA court has imposed on striking teachers if they don’t let up by Thursday.A proposed Ohio law aimed at combating absenteeism wants to introduce a pilot program to pay students to show up to school! The program would reward students who kept up a 90% attendance rate for the year by giving them $150 at the end of each quarter and $700 at the end of the year. Is paying students, who by law are required to go to school, really the correct solution for absenteeism?
1/25/202438 minutes, 45 seconds
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NightSide News Update

In this hour of the Nightside News update, Dr. Samir Melki, the founder of Boston Vision talked about a new, FDA-approved eye procedure, EVO ICL, for people who want to reduce nearsightedness and get rid of their glasses or contact lenses.Nick Bellantoni and his book, "Hiking Ruins of Southern New England: A Guide to 40 Sites in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island"Neurologist Dan Cohen MD. and Chairman/CEO of Soltec Health with poor sleep and how it may sabotage a loving relationship. A third of adults report not getting the recommended amount of sleep.
1/25/202436 minutes, 37 seconds
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NH Primary Part 4

January 23rd was the “first in the nation” New Hampshire primary, a status that NH has held for more than a century! A law was put in place in 1975 that cements that status. Despite the DNC’s efforts to change their primary calendar and prioritize South Carolina, politicians flocked to NH to see who comes out on top with the voters. WBZ NewsRadio will be brought you extensive coverage of the primary and keeping you up to date on the results as they came in.
1/24/202429 minutes, 30 seconds
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NH Primary Part 3

January 23rd was the “first in the nation” New Hampshire primary, a status that NH has held for more than a century! A law was put in place in 1975 that cements that status. Despite the DNC’s efforts to change their primary calendar and prioritize South Carolina, politicians flocked to NH to see who comes out on top with the voters. WBZ NewsRadio will be brought you extensive coverage of the primary and keeping you up to date on the results as they came in.
1/24/202430 minutes, 17 seconds
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NH Primary Part 2

January 23rd was the “first in the nation” New Hampshire primary, a status that NH has held for more than a century! A law was put in place in 1975 that cements that status. Despite the DNC’s efforts to change their primary calendar and prioritize South Carolina, politicians flocked to NH to see who comes out on top with the voters. WBZ NewsRadio will be brought you extensive coverage of the primary and keeping you up to date on the results as they came in.
1/24/202429 minutes, 40 seconds
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NH Primary Part 1

January 23rd was the “first in the nation” New Hampshire primary, a status that NH has held for more than a century! A law was put in place in 1975 that cements that status. Despite the DNC’s efforts to change their primary calendar and prioritize South Carolina, politicians flocked to NH to see who comes out on top with the voters. WBZ NewsRadio will be brought you extensive coverage of the primary and keeping you up to date on the results as they came in.
1/24/202433 minutes, 50 seconds
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The NH Showdown!

Tuesday, January 23rd is the New Hampshire primary where Democratic and Republican presidential candidates will battle it out to see who wins favor with the NH voters. Ron DeSantis has dropped out of the race and officially endorsed former president Donald Trump. President Joe Biden is not even on the Democratic primary ballot! Voters will have to write him in if they want to cast a ballot for the president.
1/23/202442 minutes, 52 seconds
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Newton Teachers’ Strike Part 2

The teachers and educators part of Newton Public Schools have been on strike since last Friday. The union is fighting to increase pay and hire more support staff as well as social workers. It’s illegal for public school administrators to strike but that hasn’t stopped the union from pushing for better pay, “humane paid family leave for all educators” and more.
1/23/202441 minutes, 52 seconds
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Newton Teachers’ Strike Part 1

The teachers and educators part of Newton Public Schools have been on strike since last Friday. The union is fighting to increase pay and hire more support staff as well as social workers. It’s illegal for public school administrators to strike but that hasn’t stopped the union from pushing for better pay, “humane paid family leave for all educators” and more.
1/23/202440 minutes, 45 seconds
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Nightside News Update 1/22/24

In this hour, Shannon Osaka, WaPo Reporter, tells us about truckers and their relationship with electronic trucks. Next, Dr. Ski Chilton with his book, "There is Another Way to Happiness: The Four Step CAST Process that Will Transform Your Life"Then Mike Thompson, an education expert joins us with why Americans have lost faith in the value of college.And finally, Chris Schneider, the Director of Communications for Alzheimer's Foundation of America, joins us to discuss protecting individuals with dementia from wandering during the winter.
1/23/202438 minutes, 18 seconds
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20th Hour - Who Will Win In NH?

It’s a heavy politics driven night and for Dan’s last hour of radio this week, he heard your predictions for who will dominate New Hampshire’s primary!
1/20/202442 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Politics of the NH Primary

Why is the New Hampshire primary important and how will its results impact the 2024 presidential race? Dan gets into the politics behind the NH primary, what’s at stake, and what to pay attention to when Tuesday’s primary day rolls around.
1/20/202440 minutes, 20 seconds
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Efforts to Keep Trump off the Ballots in MA

Two challenges have been filed in MA to keep former President Donald Trump off the Massachusetts’ Republican primary ballot. Dan looks at the challenges and has a strong opinion about it.
1/20/202440 minutes, 41 seconds
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Nightside News Roundup 1/19/24

First up is the upcoming New Hampshire Primary with NH Gov. Chris Sununu.Oliver Barker, Director of the Cape Ann Museum told us about “Gloucester’s So Salty”, the third Annual Festival that brings together cultural institutions and businesses to provide free activities to community.Joe Connolly – Director of KIA (a group of Vets who come together to honor hometown heroes) and how the group helped return a WWII letter found on the street to rightful family.And, Professor Peter Ubertaccio, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Stonehill College with the current state of politics.
1/20/202439 minutes, 53 seconds
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Charged For Housing Homeless Part 2

Pastor Chris Avell of the church, “Dad’s Place” in Bryan, Ohio has received numerous criminal charges for housing homeless residents, who have nowhere else to go, at his church. As of New Years Eve, law enforcement served Avell 18 criminal charges for zoning violations in front of his congregation.
1/19/202441 minutes, 32 seconds
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Charged For Housing Homeless Part 1

Pastor Chris Avell of the church, “Dad’s Place” in Bryan, Ohio has received numerous criminal charges for housing homeless residents, who have nowhere else to go, at his church. As of New Years Eve, law enforcement served Avell 18 criminal charges for zoning violations in front of his congregation. Should the pastor be criminally charged for doing what he religiously believes “we're called to do”?Attorney Jeremy Dys joined Dan in this hour to discuss the case.
1/19/202439 minutes, 11 seconds
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Gov. Healey’s State of the Commonwealth

With a year under her belt as governor, Maura Healey delivered her first State of the Commonwealth speech. Healey boasted that her administration met every one of their first-year goals saying, “Massachusetts is more affordable, more competitive, and more equitable than it was a year ago.” Following Healey’s speech MA Sen. Peter Durant gave the Republican response. He joined Dan Rea to discuss it.
1/19/202437 minutes, 49 seconds
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Nightside News Update 1/18/24

First up, Kirk Smalley, co-founder of Stand for the Silent on how schools can get more serious about bullying.Then, Brad Greer, CEO of first-aid company DrySee with tips on road safety and what emergency supplies people should have in their vehicles during storms.Next, Hunter Chaney, Director of Marketing and Communications for the Collings Foundation / American Heritage Museum to talk about American Heritage Museum who will unveil an original WWII railcar from the Deutsche Reichsbahn.And finally, Cyber Security Expert John Bromfield on AI generated disinformation, phishing attacks top concerns for 2024 election.
1/19/202436 minutes, 43 seconds
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NH Primary On Its Way

The NH primary is almost upon us with less than a week to go! The NH GOP primary appears to be a two-person race between former President Trump and presidential candidate Nikki Haley. A new Globe/Suffolk/NBC-10 poll shows Trump leading Haley by 16 points.
1/18/202441 minutes, 31 seconds
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Under 21? Life Without Parole Won’t Happen to You.

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that if you are under 21 and commit a crime, you cannot be sentenced to life without parole. The highest court raised the age from 18 to 21. The idea behind the ruling is that a person's brain is not fully developed by then, and they may act more impulsively than someone older. State Rep. Attorney Jeffrey Turco joined Dan to discuss.
1/18/202438 minutes, 4 seconds
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Thank You Jordan Rich!

On Friday, January 12th, longtime WBZ broadcaster Jordan Rich filled in for Dan Rea on NightSide. Unfortunately, it was his last time hosting NightSide due to a recent health diagnosis that forced him to change his lifestyle habits. Dan Rea would like to take the opportunity to remark on his friend Jordan’s time hosting NightSide and bringing quality entertainment to the masses!
1/18/202441 minutes, 34 seconds
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Nightside News Update 1/17/24

In this hour, Peter H. Smyth, President of the 100 Club of MA, joined us to discuss supporting the families of our fallen heroes.We then had Better Business Bureau's Paula Fleming on avoiding common scams. Chris White, CEO of Road to Responsibility, an organization that makes lives better for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities checked in with Dan.And finally, author Stephen Zubricki and his book “My North End Journey” on growing up in the North End.
1/18/202437 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Political Scene Part 2

Morgan White Jr. fills in for Dan and opens the lines and shares the mic with longtime broadcaster Alan Tolz.
1/17/202441 minutes, 27 seconds
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Classic Television - Part 2

Morgan White filled in on NightSide:Ken Meyer is one of Boston's most respected broadcasters and the first sightless radio personality in Boston. He’s met and interviewed hundreds of celebrities. He joined Morgan to talk about some of television’s classic programming.
1/17/202441 minutes, 56 seconds
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Classic Television - Part 1

Morgan White filled in on NightSide:Ken Meyer is one of Boston's most respected broadcasters and the first sightless radio personality in Boston. He’s met and interviewed hundreds of celebrities. He joined Morgan to talk about some of television’s classic programming.
1/17/202442 minutes, 18 seconds
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The Political Scene Part 1

Morgan opens the lines and shares the mic with longtime broadcaster Alan Tolz.
1/17/202440 minutes, 27 seconds
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Author Ed Robertson - Part 2

Morgan White Jr. filled in on NightSide:From Perry Mason, to Maverick, to The Rockford Files, journalist and radio host Ed Robertson has the stories behind, the history of, and the facts about the starring actors of these TV classics. Morgan chatted with Robertson and relived some of these show’s greatest moments.
1/16/202441 minutes, 45 seconds
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Author Ed Robertson - Part 1

Morgan White Jr. filled in on NightSide:From Perry Mason, to Maverick, to The Rockford Files, journalist and radio host Ed Robertson has the stories behind, the history of, and the facts about the starring actors of these TV classics. Morgan chatted with Robertson and relived some of these show’s greatest moments.
1/16/202441 minutes, 2 seconds
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Medium Mari

Morgan White Jr. filled in on NightSide:With clients all over the globe, award-winning psychic medium, animal communicator, and best-selling author Mari Cartagenova delivers heartfelt messages from both passed loved ones and living or past animals. She has trained with the top mediums from all over the world and joined Morgan to chat with the listeners!
1/16/202442 minutes, 13 seconds
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BMW iVision Dee

Morgan White filled in on NightSide:Voice Over Artist DB Cooper’s career spans 35 years and her resume also includes commercials and promos for WBZ Radio. Currently known as The Voice of BMW iVision Dee, Cooper joined Morgan to talk about her work, life, and how she keeps those pipes in shape!
1/16/202441 minutes, 14 seconds
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20th Hour - Thank You Jordan Rich!

Jordan used this hour as an opportunity to thank you, the listening audience, for supporting him all these years on the radio! Listeners also called in and shared their personal stories.
1/13/202441 minutes, 46 seconds
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The Journey Begins Part 2

Jordan welcomes a variety of guests to the program to not only discuss his recent diagnosis but to raise awareness and hope for others with the same condition. The guest this hour is Brett Miller, owner, and head trainer at 110 Fitness in Rockland.
1/13/202441 minutes, 52 seconds
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The Journey Begins Part 1

Jordan welcomes a variety of guests to the program to not only discuss his recent diagnosis but to raise awareness and hope for others with the same condition. The guest this hour is Cathi Thomas, RN Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology and Program Director of the Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorder’s Center at the BU Medical Campus
1/13/202441 minutes, 29 seconds
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One More Time… With Jordan Rich

Jordan Rich filled in for Dan Rea one last time. Recent developments have forced Jordan to change up his lifestyle to concentrate primarily on wellness and self-care. Jordan shared his story and recent diagnosis with the listening audience.
1/13/202438 minutes, 43 seconds
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Boston’s Rich History Part 2

Morgan White Jr. fills in for Dan.From the Charlestown Navy Yard to the Bunker Hill Monument, Boston’s history is filled with change, conflict, exploitation, all in the pursuit of freedom. Tonight, you can learn all about the history of The City on a Hill as Morgan welcomes the Operations Manager for CityView Trolley Tours Jack Harte.
1/12/202441 minutes, 13 seconds
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Boston’s Rich History Part 1

Morgan White Jr. fills in for Dan.From the Charlestown Navy Yard to the Bunker Hill Monument, Boston’s history is filled with change, conflict, exploitation, all in the pursuit of freedom. Tonight, you can learn all about the history of The City on a Hill as Morgan welcomes the Operations Manager for CityView Trolley Tours Jack Harte.
1/12/202439 minutes, 27 seconds
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The King’s Birthday

Morgan White Jr. fills in for Dan.On January 8th, Elvis Presley would have celebrated his 89th birthday! Although we lost him in 1977, he lives on through many impersonators and tribute artists. Morgan chats with “Big Elvis,” a Las Vegas-based tribute artist who was named to Time Magazine’s List of Top 10 Elvis Impersonators for his “dead-on renditions of Elvis’ most popular songs”.
1/12/202440 minutes, 4 seconds
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The Boston Strangler

Morgan White Jr. fills in for Dan.The early 60s was a terrifying time for women in the Boston area. A serial killer was on the loose. Joanne Desmond, Boston's first female news anchor and former WBZ-TV employee, reported on the “Boston Strangler” murders and was also a recipient of harassing letters from Albert DeSalvo, the accused “Boston Strangler.” Tonight, Desmond shares her story with Morgan.
1/12/202438 minutes, 56 seconds
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Efforts To Keep Trump Off The Ballot Part 1

Officials in Maine and Colorado have already barred former President Donald Trump’s name from primary election ballots due to his involvement on Jan. 6th. Now, similar efforts are underway in Illinois and Massachusetts. Should Trump’s name be removed from primary election ballots? Why or why not?
1/11/202438 minutes, 30 seconds
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NH Looks to Ban Undocumented Drivers With Licenses

A group of New Hampshire lawmakers have introduced a bill that aims to make it illegal for undocumented migrants with a valid license from another state, such as Massachusetts, to drive on NH roadways. If approved, drivers would be punished with a Class B misdemeanor, which carries a fine or probation. What are your thoughts on this NH proposal?
1/11/202440 minutes, 44 seconds
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Efforts To Keep Trump Off The Ballot Part 2

Officials in Maine and Colorado have already barred former President Donald Trump’s name from primary election ballots due to his involvement on Jan. 6th. Now, similar efforts are underway in Illinois and Massachusetts. Should Trump’s name be removed from primary election ballots? Why or why not?
1/11/202442 minutes, 20 seconds
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Nightside News Update 1/10/24

Tonight, we start with Jeff Herman, Editor-in-Chief of LawnStarter and sister brand, Try Home Gnome to look at the shocking study that lists 2024s most lead paint vulnerable cities and Somerville, MA being the 8th most.Then Dr. Tirrell De Gannes from the Thriving Center of Psychology looks at the equally shocking study that says 93% of Gen Zers and Millennials are focusing on mental health in 2024, with 3 in 4 seeking therapy for anxiety or depression.Up next, Duston Whitney and his book "Demographic Deception-Exposing the Overpopulation Myth and Building a Resilient Future" And finally, Nancy Schultz, Chair of the Swampscott Historical Commission who advocates to Save historic General Glover farmhouse from demolition.
1/11/202435 minutes, 44 seconds
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Enthusiasm for the National Anthem

The USA Junior National Hockey Team celebrated their win against Sweden by enthusiastically singing the National Anthem.
1/10/202441 minutes, 36 seconds
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The Future of Automobiles

We’ve seen the emergence of electric vehicles on the roadways over the last decade and their popularity has only grown, mainly for being eco-friendly. When will the mainstream public be ready to change from fossil fuel automobiles to electric vehicles? When will gas-powered vehicles be phased out? Our guest this hour: Mike Giaimo, New England Head of the Petroleum Institute.
1/10/202441 minutes, 22 seconds
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Baystate Budget Blues

Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey announced that due to a lower-than-expected tax revenue collection of about $1 billion less in 2024, her administration is cutting $375 million in spending for the state. Healey said the cuts won’t impact school funding or local aid, nor are state officials planning to lay off any government employees. What will the cuts affect?
1/10/202439 minutes, 49 seconds
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Nightside News Update

This hour- Danielle Dallas Roosa, Founder of Back to Space discussed the first U.S. moon landing in 50 years.Dr. Paul Offit on the recent measles outbreak in Philadelphia.Then, Matt Lundquist explained why so many New Year’s Resolutions fail. And finally, Axios Boston Reporter Steph Solis discussed antisemitic hate crimes hitting a record high in Boston.
1/10/202438 minutes, 55 seconds
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Will Bill Belichick Stay or Will He Go? Part 2

After a tough 4-13 football season for the New England Patriots, one must wonder if Sunday was coach Bill Belichick’s last game. Is a change in leadership inevitable? Will Belichick decide to retire? What does the future hold for Belichick and what would you like to see happen for your New England Patriots?
1/9/202442 minutes, 24 seconds
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Will Bill Belichick Stay or Will He Go? Part 1

After a tough 4-13 football season for the New England Patriots, one must wonder if Sunday was coach Bill Belichick’s last game. Is a change in leadership inevitable? Will Belichick decide to retire? What does the future hold for Belichick and what would you like to see happen for your New England Patriots?
1/9/202438 minutes, 58 seconds
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NH Gov. Sununu Checks In

New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu recently endorsed Republican candidate for president, Nikki Haley. Gov. Sununu will join Dan this evening to discuss a variety of topics including why he’s endorsed Haley.
1/9/202438 minutes, 12 seconds
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Nightside News Update

Accuweather Meteorologist Bob Larson with this past weekend’s storm and upcoming rainstorm on Wednesday.Kevin Stewart - Director of Environmental Health, Advocacy and Public Policy for American Lung Association alerted us of high levels of cancer causing radon gas, which was detected in 21.8% of Massachusetts homes.Then, What is swatting and is it on the rise? With criminologist Dr. Alex del Carmen.And finally, David T. Goethel discussed his book, Endangered Species - Chronicles of a New England Fisherman
1/9/202441 minutes, 32 seconds
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What's Your 2024 Wish?

For NightSide’s last hour of the week, Dan likes to keep it light and fun. This week, Dan asks "what is your wish for 2024?"
1/6/202441 minutes, 37 seconds
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January 6th Anniversary

We are just upon the third anniversary of the January 6th uprising on Capitol Hill. According to a recent Newsweek poll, a majority of Americans believe another January 6th uprising could happen again. How likely do you think it is that another uprising will occur after this year’s election?
1/6/202441 minutes, 12 seconds
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First Snow Is Coming!

An incoming storm is shaping up to be Boston’s first big snowstorm of the season and the first major snowmaker in two years! Meteorologists say the storm is expected to hit Saturday evening into Sunday. AccuWeather says to expect 4-8 inches of snow for Boston and nearby suburbs. Whereas parts of NH and Maine are expected to receive upwards as much as 8-12 inches! How are you preparing for the first big snowstorm?
1/6/202440 minutes, 3 seconds
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Nightside News Roundup 1/5/24

We begin the program by bringing you four news segments with different guests on the stories we think you need to know about!Tonight, New York City announces lawsuit against bus companies sending migrants to city, seeks $708 million with Dunham Biles- Legal Expert.Next, Matt Malone - Cyber Security Expert discusses Hospital medical devices vulnerable to future cyberattacks. Then, “It Can Happen To You” Book- 9 Step Method to Reduce Debt with Dr. Eric Farno.And finally, Accuweather Meteorologist Bob Larson joins us to look ahead to the weekend snowstorm.
1/6/202438 minutes, 45 seconds
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Boston Public Schools Overhaul

A new report released by Boston Public Schools reveals the school system might be undergoing a major change in the coming years where they close half of the district’s 119 schools. BPS has faced many challenges in the last decade including a 13% decline in enrollment. Dan shared his perspective on BPS’ failures and heard your take on what should be implemented in the country’s oldest public school district.
1/5/202442 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Cost of MA’s Emergency Shelter System

As of December 28, 2023, the amount of money spent on Massachusetts’ emergency housing assistance program for the year 2024 is $247 million. According to the first shelter report that was released a couple of weeks ago, the state plans to more than triple their spending on their shelter program in 2025 with a projection of $915 million in spending.
1/5/202440 minutes, 17 seconds
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Retaking an Oath of Office

Boston City Councilor Tania Fernandes Anderson had to retake her oath of office, and joined Dan Rea to explain.
1/5/202440 minutes, 48 seconds
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Nightside News Roundup

We began the program by bringing you four news segments with different guests on the stories we think you need to know about!In this hour, Boston Herald reporter Chris Van Buskirk discussed the MA emergency shelter spending for the fiscal year 2024.Then Dan Shaughnessy predicted what the future holds for Patriots coach Bill Belichick.Allyson Pinkhover, Director of substance use services at the Brockton Neighborhood Health Center discussed the MA lawmakers bill to legalize lifesaving fentanyl test strips.And finally WaPo reporter Anahad O'Connor identified 9 red flags to identify food that is ultra-processed.
1/5/202439 minutes, 14 seconds
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Politics Playing Out on the Southern Border

Roughly 60 Republican congressional members took a field trip to Eagle Pass, Texas where they visited the Mexican border. The Republicans are pushing for stricter immigration policies in exchange for approval of President Biden’s wartime funding request for Ukraine. In addition, a GOP led House committee is advancing efforts to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas over his managing of the U.S.-Mexico border.
1/4/202437 minutes, 3 seconds
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Harvard President Resigns Revisited

More reaction to Harvard’s President Claudine Gay stepping down.
1/4/202441 minutes, 37 seconds
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MA Outmigration

United Van Lines has released their 47th Annual National Movers Study that reveals which states Americans are flocking to and from. Massachusetts makes the list for top outbound states in 2023, coming in at number 7. Why do you think more people are leaving MA than entering?
1/4/202441 minutes, 38 seconds
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Nightside News Roundup

We began the program by bringing you four news segments with different guests on the stories we think you need to know about! In this hour:United Van Lines Annual National Movers Study finds MA on list of outmigration states with Michael Stoll, economist and professor at UCLA and partner to UVL for the study.Abby Drexler – Digital PR Manager with the MarketWatch Guides Team on Winter Driving.Kelly Isenor – Red Cross to discuss the blood donation shortage after the holidays.And Weekend Guinea Pig Adopt-a-Thon Event – ARL, MSPCA, and others team up for weekend event with VP of Animal Welfare and Veterinary Services, Dr. Erin Doyle
1/4/202436 minutes, 58 seconds
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Harvard President Resigns Part 2

After much scrutiny over her statements regarding the Israel-Hamas war, handling of anti-Semitism on Harvard’s campus, and legalistic answers during a congressional hearing on campus anti-Semitism, Harvard’s President Claudine Gay has stepped down. Gay made the announcement via message today to the Harvard community.
1/3/202440 minutes, 43 seconds
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Trailing Behind

A new Suffolk University/USA Today Poll finds that President Joe Biden is trailing behind former President Donald Trump among Hispanic voters and young people. In addition, one in 5 Black voters now say they'll support a third-party candidate in November. What does that mean for the President? Can he turn it around by November? Suffolk University Pollster David Paleologos joined Dan to discuss.
1/3/202442 minutes, 8 seconds
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Harvard President Resigns Part 1

After much scrutiny over her statements regarding the Israel-Hamas war, handling of anti-Semitism on Harvard’s campus, and legalistic answers during a congressional hearing on campus anti-Semitism, Harvard’s President Claudine Gay has stepped down. Gay made the announcement via message today to the Harvard community. Attorney Harvey Silverglate joined Dan to discuss Gay’s departure.
1/3/202440 minutes, 39 seconds
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NightSide News Roundup 1/2/24

We begin the program by bringing you four news segments with different guests on the stories we think you need to know about! In this hour, CDC warns that the worst of the respiratory illness season is yet to come with Dr. Jill Waggoner.Oil prices jump on disruption fears after latest Red Sea attack with R.T. Trevino, an Oil and Gas Expert with Pecos County.Dr. Wendy Troxel answers the question, "Is a “sleep divorce” good for your relationship?"And Accuweather Senior Meteorologist Bob Larson and his predictions for upcoming potential Nor’easter this weekend.
1/3/202438 minutes, 25 seconds
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The Ultimate 2024 Prediction

Who will be our next president!? Dan wants your thoughts on our next POTUS! Who will go through the White House door in 2024
1/2/202442 minutes, 13 seconds
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Trump and the Primary Ballot

Maine has become the second state to bar former president Donald Trump from the presidential primary ballot. Political strategists have expressed their concerns over this decision, outlining how this only strengthens Trump's campaign.
1/2/202441 minutes, 34 seconds
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What Are Your Resolutions?

Beyond the fireworks, champagne, and confetti, the New Year ushers in feelings of joy for a fresh start. No matter what the year prior has brought, there’s always room for improvement. Dan wants to know what your New Year’s Resolutions are for 2024!
1/2/202439 minutes, 17 seconds
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NightSide News Roundup 1-1-24

Happy New Year! Dan kicks off the show with four experts who will offer guidance on how to keep those New Year’s Resolutions.In this hour, Julie Norem, Olivia Thomas, Ryan Davis and Kathryn Coduto.
1/2/202441 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Year in Sports Part 2

Award-winning journalist and broadcaster Jimmy Myers joins Morgan tonight to talk about how our Boston sports teams performed this year and what might be in store for 2024.
12/30/202341 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Year in Sports Part 1

Award-winning journalist and broadcaster Jimmy Myers joins Morgan tonight to talk about how our Boston sports teams performed this year and what might be in store for 2024.
12/30/202340 minutes, 24 seconds
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The King of Pop Culture Part 2

Morgan welcomes Gary Sohmers, the “King of Pop Culture” and appraiser of toys, collectibles, and memorabilia, to the program! You may have seen him on the television program Antiques Roadshow. Gather those antiques and find out how much they’re really worth!
12/30/202342 minutes, 45 seconds
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The King of Pop Culture Part 1

Morgan welcomes Gary Sohmers, the “King of Pop Culture” and appraiser of toys, collectibles, and memorabilia, to the program! You may have seen him on the television program Antiques Roadshow. Gather those antiques and find out how much they’re really worth!
12/30/202338 minutes, 52 seconds
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The Lucky Strike Papers Part 2

Broadcast historian Andrew Fielding joins Morgan tonight to talk about his book, The Lucky Strike Papers, which highlights the career of his mother, Sue Bennett, a pioneering performer in the Golden Age of Television. Join the conversation about classic television shows, the actors, and how television has changed throughout the years!
12/29/202341 minutes, 29 seconds
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The Lucky Strike Papers Part 1

Broadcast historian Andrew Fielding joins Morgan tonight to talk about his book, The Lucky Strike Papers, which highlights the career of his mother, Sue Bennett, a pioneering performer in the Golden Age of Television. Join the conversation about classic television shows, the actors, and how television has changed throughout the years!
12/29/202341 minutes, 5 seconds
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Hollywood Legend Ruta Lee

Known for Witness for the Prosecution, Funny Face, and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Ruta Lee's acting career spans several decades. Born in Canada and the only child of Lithuanian immigrants is just a small part of her life story. Join Morgan and Lee as she talks about her acting career, awards, and Lithuanian background!
12/29/202340 minutes, 48 seconds
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What’s with the Weather?

We seem to be getting more rain than snow this December! When will we actually see some of the white stuff? Tonight, Morgan chats with WBZ-TV 4 meteorologist Jacob Wycoff about current weather patterns, predictions for 2024, and how this winter has been quite mild in temperature.
12/29/202341 minutes
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The Audio Clip Trivia Quiz Part 2

Morgan welcomes Mel Simons and his famed Audio Clip Trivia Quiz! Simons tests your musical knowledge and beyond.
12/28/202342 minutes, 50 seconds
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The Audio Clip Trivia Quiz Part 1

Morgan welcomes Mel Simons and his famed Audio Clip Trivia Quiz! Simons tests your musical knowledge and beyond.
12/28/202340 minutes, 3 seconds
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Douglas the Psychic Part 2

Hidden beyond our normal senses lies information we could never access without the help of a psychic. These spiritual guides have been around for centuries, and their gift allows us to gain clarity in our everyday lives. Join Morgan and Douglas the Psychic tonight!
12/28/202342 minutes, 17 seconds
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Douglas the Psychic Part 1

Hidden beyond our normal senses lies information we could never access without the help of a psychic. These spiritual guides have been around for centuries, and their gift allows us to gain clarity in our everyday lives. Join Morgan and Douglas the Psychic tonight!
12/28/202339 minutes, 31 seconds
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The BradCast Part 2

Long time Boston broadcaster, world traveler, podcast guru, musician, and YouTuber Bradley Jay has been entertaining audiences for 30 years and doesn’t plan on quitting anytime soon! Tonight, Jay joins Morgan to share some stories, some laughs, and to answer any questions you may have about music, travel, being a talk host, and more! Join the BradCast!
12/27/202342 minutes, 46 seconds
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The BradCast Part 1

Long time Boston broadcaster, world traveler, podcast guru, musician, and YouTuber Bradley Jay has been entertaining audiences for 30 years and doesn’t plan on quitting anytime soon! Tonight, Jay joins Morgan to share some stories, some laughs, and to answer any questions you may have about music, travel, being a talk host, and more! Join the BradCast!
12/27/202342 minutes, 3 seconds
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Oh, Rob!

From 1961 to 1966, every household was filled with laughs from the humor of Rob and Laura Petrie. The Dick Van Dyke Show became a classic and joining Morgan tonight to chat about it is David Van Deusen, editor and publisher of The Walnut Times for fans of The Dick Van Dyke Show.
12/27/202340 minutes, 47 seconds
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Holiday Movies

Who knows movies better than Emmy Award-winning Arts and Entertainment Critic Joyce Kulhawik!? Tonight, Morgan welcomes this movie maven to chat about all those great holiday flicks, both past and present, that you can’t miss!
12/27/202340 minutes, 27 seconds
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Born on Christmas Day - Part 2

Morgan White Jr. filled in on NightSide:Continued conversation with Boston radio personality Stu Fink about all the celebrities born on or around Christmas!
12/26/202342 minutes
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Born on Christmas Day - Part 1

Morgan White Jr. filled in on NightSide:So if you’re born on Christmas day, do you get double the presents? We’ll have to ask some of the celebrities out there who are born around Christmas! Morgan talked with Boston radio personality Stu Fink about all the celebrities born on or around Christmas.
12/26/202341 minutes, 32 seconds
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Classic Television Christmas Specials - Part 2

Morgan White Jr. filled in on NightSide:Continued conversation about all those classic Christmas specials we used to wait all year for! Morgan White and his special guest, Media Historian Donna Halper, talked about those holiday favorites of yesteryear.
12/26/202342 minutes, 12 seconds
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Classic Television Christmas Specials - Part 1

Morgan White Jr. filled in on NightSide:From The Andy Williams Christmas Special to Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus…it’s time to remember all those classic Christmas specials we used to wait all year for! Reminisce with Morgan White and his special guest, Media Historian Donna Halper, and name some of those holiday favorites you could only watch once a year!
12/26/202342 minutes, 4 seconds
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The 11th Annual Nightside Charity Combine Part 2

Once again, as we have since December of 2013, we’ll spend the last two hours of my broadcast year profiling many great charities. Some well-known, others less so well-known! But all do wonderful work for many different causes. Perhaps you will learn of a charity for which you might volunteer or one, which you might support financially. These two hours will send all of us off to this Christmas Weekend and Day feeling better about ourselves and people in our community, who are giving back and helping others! In this hour:Big Brother/Big Sister - https://emassbigs.org/The Mama Bear Effect - https://themamabeareffect.org/Project Bread - https://projectbread.org/Stewart Family Ministry - https://www.youtube.com/@ourphilippinesministry7427/videosMinis with a Mission - https://www.miniswithamission.comHope Floats - https://www.hopefloatswellness.org/One Wish Project - https://www.onewishproject.us/English for New Bostonians - https://www.englishfornewbostonians.org/Bill Selvitelle (Helping the Homeless.) 339-214-8821
12/23/202342 minutes, 17 seconds
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The 11th Annual Nightside Charity Combine Part 1

Once again, as we have since December of 2013, we’ll spend the last two hours of my broadcast year profiling many great charities. Some well-known, others less so well-known! But all do wonderful work for many different causes. Perhaps you will learn of a charity for which you might volunteer or one, which you might support financially. These two hours will send all of us off to this Christmas Weekend and Day feeling better about ourselves and people in our community, who are giving back and helping others! In this hour:The Shadow Fund - https://shadowfundne.org/Mark Fidrych Foundation - http://www.markfidrychfoundation.org/Zoo New England - https://zoonewengland.org/Handi-Capable Fitness - https://www.handicapablefitness.com/Food For Free - https://foodforfree.org/House of Possibilities - https://www.houseofpossibilities.org/Civil Defense - Contact - P.O. Box 400 Mayo, Maryland 21106Melanoma Education Foundation - http://skincheck.org/The Outreach Program - https://www.endhungerne.org/
12/23/202340 minutes, 42 seconds
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Last Nightside of 2023 Part 2

Dan Rea's last evening together until January 1, 2024! Let’s have some fun and spread some cheer! In the first couple of hours tonight, listeners shared with the NightSide audience and Dan their best and worst memories of the year that is about to pass! Dan is off next week! Morgan White will host every evening next week! Thanks, Morgan!
12/23/202341 minutes, 47 seconds
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Last Nightside of 2023 Part 1

Dan Rea's last evening together until January 1, 2024! Let’s have some fun and spread some cheer! In the first couple of hours tonight, listeners shared with the NightSide audience and Dan their best and worst memories of the year that is about to pass! Dan is off next week! Morgan White will host every evening next week! Thanks, Morgan!
12/23/202339 minutes, 32 seconds
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Cash Crisis Coming In Massachusetts Part 3

The number of migrants heading toward Massachusetts is growing every week. Shelters are over-crowded and officials are looking for larger spaces to accommodate those without shelter. All of that will come at a great cost! Where will the Commonwealth find the funds to meet this need as more migrants head north in search of a better life?
12/22/202341 minutes, 33 seconds
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Cash Crisis Coming In Massachusetts Part 2

The number of migrants heading toward Massachusetts is growing every week. Shelters are over-crowded and officials are looking for larger spaces to accommodate those without shelter. All of that will come at a great cost! Where will the Commonwealth find the funds to meet this need as more migrants head north in search of a better life?
12/22/202315 minutes, 32 seconds
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The Massachusetts Entertainment Industry

As the economy rebounds, more and more of us will find ourselves heading to entertainment venues. Tonight at 10PM, we welcome Bill Hanney of the North Shore Music Theatre. Bill will answer your questions about what goes on behind the scenes before the curtains goes up! The performances you attend are planned months in advance.
12/22/202323 minutes, 20 seconds
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Cash Crisis Coming In Massachusetts Part 1

The number of migrants heading toward Massachusetts is growing every week. Shelters are over-crowded and officials are looking for larger spaces to accommodate those without shelter. All of that will come at a great cost! Where will the Commonwealth find the funds to meet this need as more migrants head north in search of a better life?
12/22/202340 minutes, 18 seconds
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Massachusetts Congressman Stephen Lynch

Congressman Lynch will comment on aid to Ukraine and Israel as well as a possible compromise with Republicans on issues regarding the Southern Border. A contentious year in Washington, D.C. has seen fissures within both parties and a wide divide between and among those representing all of us in Congress.
12/22/202339 minutes, 17 seconds
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Boston Mayor Apologizes Part 4

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu apologized to two men falsely accused in 1989 of murder in the Charles Stuart case. Charles Stuart's pregnant wife Carol was murdered and Charles was injured in the attack. He identified a black man as the killer, but it was later discovered he was responsible. Here is the fourth hour of the discussion.
12/21/202341 minutes, 11 seconds
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Boston Mayor Apologizes Part 3

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu apologized to two men falsely accused in 1989 of murder in the Charles Stuart case. Charles Stuart's pregnant wife Carol was murdered and Charles was injured in the attack. He identified a black man as the killer, but it was later discovered he was responsible. The discussion continues.
12/21/202341 minutes, 56 seconds
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Boston Mayor Apologizes Part 2

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu apologized to two men falsely accused in 1989 of murder in the Charles Stuart case. Charles Stuart's pregnant wife Carol was murdered and Charles was injured in the attack. He identified a black man as the killer, but it was later discovered he was responsible. The discussion continues.
12/21/202339 minutes, 46 seconds
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Boston Mayor Apologizes Part 1

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu apologized to two men falsely accused in 1989 of murder in the Charles Stuart case. Charles Stuart's pregnant wife Carol was murdered and Charles was injured in the attack. He identified a black man as the killer, but it was later discovered he was responsible.
12/21/202338 minutes, 31 seconds
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Former President Trump Removed From CO Ballot Part 2

The Colorado Supreme Court removes former President Trump from the primary ballot. Dan Rea's callers check in with their reactions. The discussion continues.
12/20/202341 minutes, 48 seconds
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Over-Sized Seats For Airline Passengers/More Fallout For Harvard

Southwest Airlines has an old policy to accommodate “plus-sized” passengers. The policy has just recently ignited a storm of comments on social media.Then, a prestigious national law firm has decided to no longer recruit at Harvard Law School. This latest aftershock, following the awkward recent testimony in front of a Congressional Committee by Harvard President Claudine Gay, impacts law school graduates irrespective of their beliefs on the War between Israel and Hamas. Should Harvard law students be penalized in their career options because of President Gay’s inept comments in Washington?
12/20/202341 minutes, 12 seconds
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Civility And A Cop

We revisit a Vermont case in which a man was arrested for “disorderly conduct” by a Vermont State Trooper. The criminal charges were dismissed but now Gregory Bombard is suing the state and the trooper for civil damages alleging that his First Amendment rights were violated. Mr. Bombard’s lawyer will join us to discuss the merits of the case and the potential implications for law enforcement officers.
12/20/202341 minutes, 55 seconds
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Former President Trump Removed From CO Ballot Part 1

Just in - The Colorado Supreme Court removes former President Trump from the primary ballot. Dan Rea's callers check in with their reactions.
12/20/202339 minutes, 35 seconds
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Rainy Mondays Get Me Down

Today was one of the worst Mondays in terms or wind and rain. But we were lucky because it could have been the “Blizzard of ‘23!” How did you and your community fare with today’s weather?
12/19/202342 minutes, 15 seconds
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Beacon Hill Strikes Back Part 3

Last week, the Boston City Council rejected a federal anti-terrorism grant of 13.3 million dollars. State Senator Nick Collins of Boston has filed a bill at the State House to remove the ability of local governments to exercise the option to accept or reject such funding. The legislation would impact funds intended to protect health and safety of Massachusetts residents.
12/19/202340 minutes, 27 seconds
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Beacon Hill Strikes Back Part 2

Last week, the Boston City Council rejected a federal anti-terrorism grant of 13.3 million dollars. State Senator Nick Collins of Boston has filed a bill at the State House to remove the ability of local governments to exercise the option to accept or reject such funding. The legislation would impact funds intended to protect health and safety of Massachusetts residents.
12/19/202340 minutes, 58 seconds
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Beacon Hill Strikes Back Part 1

Last week, the Boston City Council rejected a federal anti-terrorism grant of 13.3 million dollars. State Senator Nick Collins of Boston has filed a bill at the State House to remove the ability of local governments to exercise the option to accept or reject such funding. The legislation would impact funds intended to protect health and safety of Massachusetts residents.
12/19/202339 minutes, 58 seconds
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20th Hour - Will Taylor Swift Show Up?

Dan asks if Taylor Swift will show up for the upcoming Patriots game, and what will be the score? Dan offered up a T-Shirt for the man and woman who correctly guesses the final score. (Or comes closest)
12/16/202342 minutes, 39 seconds
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Mystery Dog Virus Part 2

The NightSide Pet Vet, Dr. Jim McKiernan of the Great By Animal Hospital in Durham, New Hampshire answers all of your questions regarding a mystery virus affecting dogs from coast to coast and any other concerns regarding vet care for any of your pets.
12/16/202339 minutes, 19 seconds
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Mystery Dog Virus Part 1

The NightSide Pet Vet, Dr. Jim McKiernan of the Great By Animal Hospital in Durham, New Hampshire answers all of your questions regarding a mystery virus affecting dogs from coast to coast and any other concerns regarding vet care for any of your pets.
12/16/202340 minutes, 24 seconds
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Boston Rejects Millions In Anti-Terrorism Funding

The Boston City Council this week turned down a $ 13.3 million dollar grant from the Federal Department of Homeland Security in anti-terrorism funds. The tie vote (6 to 6) followed comments by Mayor Wu, who said the grant would “…help prevent, respond to and recover from threats or acts of terrorism, including chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive incidents”. Boston City Council President Ed Flynn, who voted for the grant, weighs in .
12/16/202339 minutes, 11 seconds
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Are They Out There?

U.S. Air Force Veteran Mike Ricksecker has studied “paranormal” activity for decades. Many military personnel have reported “up close and personal” encounters with unexplained phenomena. Tonight at 11, Mike Ricksecker sheds light on the potential of “those watching us from afar”.
12/15/202340 minutes, 41 seconds
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Politics And Turkey

You made it through Thanksgiving, but Christmas, New Year’s and other family celebrations await. Diversity Consultant Risha Grant on how to keep family get-togethers “merry and bright” as we approach the Presidential Election Year of 2024!
12/15/202339 minutes, 40 seconds
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Hot Yoga Anyone?

Yoga Instructor Amy Karibian on the exercise that more and more people are trying. Maybe you have thought about Yoga, or even Hot Yoga! All your questions will be answered.
12/15/202339 minutes, 47 seconds
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Gov. Chris Sununu

The Governor of New Hampshire this week endorsed the Presidential candidacy of Nikki Haley. Tonight, Chris Sununu joins us to talk about the N.H. GOP Primary and why he is throwing his support behind the former Governor of South Carolina who also served as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.
12/15/202321 minutes, 38 seconds
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A Star Is Born

Last week WBZ NewsRadio Reporter Matt Shearer met Ara B, who was singing Christmas songs. He noticed she had a great voice and thought it would make a great story. As he talked with her, he found out she was homeless and she wished she could record a song she had written at a professional recording studio. Dan was joined by Matt to find out more about this continuing story!
12/15/202318 minutes, 36 seconds
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Hunter Biden Defiant Part 2

President Biden’s son Hunter failed to show up for a Congressional Hearing today – choosing instead to issue a statement in front of the Capitol. Stagecraft aside, do you think that Hunter Biden helped or hurt himself legally and/or politically with today’s statement?
12/14/202340 minutes, 6 seconds
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Hunter Biden Defiant Part 1

President Biden’s son Hunter failed to show up for a Congressional Hearing today – choosing instead to issue a statement in front of the Capitol. Stagecraft aside, do you think that Hunter Biden helped or hurt himself legally and/or politically with today’s statement?
12/14/202338 minutes, 13 seconds
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A Recovery Plan for Harvard

Professor Steven Pinker authored an op-ed in yesterday’s Boston Globe entitled “Rescuing universities from themselves: A five-point plan”. Tonight, Professor Pinker joins us to discuss the current issues surrounding Harvard and Harvard’s President Claudine Gay.
12/14/202340 minutes, 14 seconds
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A True Renaissance Man

Philanthropist and Businessman Ernie Boch, Jr., the President and CEO of Subaru New England talks about the economy, the future of the American car business and music. On a day that the stock market rallied on good economic news from the Federal Reserve, we take a look down the road into 2024 and where the economy might take us.
12/14/202339 minutes, 6 seconds
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A Plan to Save Harvard from Itself Part 2

Amidst the ongoing saga playing out with ivy league schools and their handling of antisemitism on college campus, an op-ed piece came out in the Boston Globe on how Harvard University can “save itself” from the damage it has inflicted on itself. Attorney Harvey Silverglate joins Dan to discuss the “five-point plan to save Harvard from itself”, written by one of Harvard’s own professors.
12/13/202343 minutes, 4 seconds
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A Plan to Save Harvard from Itself Part 1

Amidst the ongoing saga playing out with ivy league schools and their handling of antisemitism on college campus, an op-ed piece came out in the Boston Globe on how Harvard University can “save itself” from the damage it has inflicted on itself. Attorney Harvey Silverglate joins Dan to discuss the “five-point plan to save Harvard from itself”, written by one of Harvard’s own professors.
12/13/202340 minutes, 4 seconds
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Answering The Call

Larry Calderone, the President of Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association checks in with Dan on NightSide. They will discuss their newly negotiated 5-year contract, police shortages, as well as other policing issues you should be aware of.
12/13/202338 minutes, 21 seconds
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NightSide News Roundup 12/12/23

We have our finger on the pulse of today’s top stories. Dan kicks off the program with a variety of guests who will breakdown the day’s news. This hour we're joined by Wyatt Rogers, a professional bull rider on the Pro Bull Riding World Championship in Manchester, New Hampshire. Then we talk with Emily Sweeney from the Boston Globe about her new series Boston Globe's Cold Case Files. Jerry "J-Man" Joyner, host of Weed & Whiskey talks about cruise ships kicking off passengers who are carrying pot. And Brad Rawson, Head of Transportation and Infrastructure for the City of Somerville discusses Somerville's Mini Rotaries.
12/13/202339 minutes, 14 seconds
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Billions at Stake

11 P.M. HourUkraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is visiting Washington, D.C where he will meet with Congress on Tuesday as part of a last-minute push by the Biden Administration to convince lawmakers to approve a $110 billion wartime funding package. Included in the package is roughly $60 billion in aid for Ukraine. Thus far, the U.S. has provided Ukraine $111 billion for its fight against Russia. Should Congress approve President Biden’s package?
12/12/202341 minutes, 56 seconds
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The Pressure Is On - Part 2

10 P.M. HourIn the wake of the congressional hearing on campus antisemitism, the ivy league presidents that testified in front of Congress have received swift backlash. This past Saturday, Liz Magell resigned as president of the University of Pennsylvania over her handling of the hearing. Harvard’s president Claudine Gay is under intense scrutiny as well, with some lawmakers and donors calling for her to step down. Should Claudine Gay remain or resign as President of Harvard?
12/12/202337 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Pressure Is On - Part 1

9 P.M. HourIn the wake of the congressional hearing on campus antisemitism, the ivy league presidents that testified in front of Congress have received swift backlash. This past Saturday, Liz Magell resigned as president of the University of Pennsylvania over her handling of the hearing. Harvard’s president Claudine Gay is under intense scrutiny as well, with some lawmakers and donors calling for her to step down. Should Claudine Gay remain or resign as President of Harvard?
12/12/202340 minutes, 9 seconds
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Nightside News Roundup

8 P.M. HourWe had our finger on the pulse of Monday’s top stories. Dan kicks off the program with a variety of guests that included:-Senior attorney in the Division of Marketing Practices of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, Elsie Kappler on how to avoid popular scams this holiday season.-Matthew Martin of End Hunger New England on their end of year goals and hopes for 2024.-Director of small business success at Constant Contact, Dave Charest on Boston's holiday market at Snowport.-Seven tips to Avoid Pigging out at Holiday Parties with Dr. Julie Gatza.
12/12/202337 minutes, 57 seconds
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20th Hour on Nightside

We end the week, as we always do, with a topic or question that challenges you to participate in the convesatoin! This week, Dan asks, "What is your favorite dog breed?
12/9/202342 minutes, 3 seconds
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Indicted For Real

Hunter Biden is now under federal indictment facing charges that if proven in a courtroom, could send the President’s son to prison for nearly twenty years. Your reactions to the long-running Hunter Biden saga that could be tried during the 2024 Presidential Campaign.
12/9/202339 minutes, 29 seconds
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Death On The Gridiron

Author Irv Muchnick joins us to talk about his new book “Without Helmets or Shoulder Pads: The American Way of Death in Football Conditioning”. We will have a wide-ranging discussion of the dangers at many levels of the game of football, perhaps America’s new National Pastime.
12/9/202340 minutes, 42 seconds
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Why Was He Still Driving?

A veteran Waltham Police Officer and A National Grid worker were killed Wednesday afternoon by a vehicle driven by Peter Simon of New Hampshire. Simon has a long criminal career with similar incidents on his driving record, compounded by mental illness, according to court records. He faced a litany of charges, some minor but charges nonetheless, throughout his life in several states. How did Peter Simon slip through the cracks of the justice system culminating in the deaths of two innocent men two nights ago?
12/9/202338 minutes, 22 seconds
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Are Your Shots Up To Date?

We are entering the winter cold and flu season and many Americans have decided that COVID, Flu and RSV shots are no longer a priority in their lives. Are your shots up to date or are you ready to confront winter without the protection most doctors still suggest?
12/8/202341 minutes, 40 seconds
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Mayhem In Waltham Part 2

Two (including a veteran Waltham Police Officer) are dead, others injured in a horrific crash on Totten Pond Road in Waltham. A 54 year old man faces charges of Manslaughter, Driving without a License and Leaving the Scene of an Accident.
12/8/202339 minutes, 27 seconds
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Elite Colleges Under Fire Part 2/Mayhem In Waltham Part 1

The Presidents of Harvard, MIT and UPenn were grilled on Tuesday in Washington about their collective response to antisemitism on their respective campuses. Their responses to Congress have been sharply criticized by alumni and students alike. Some have even called for the resignation of college Presidents. Are elite colleges and universities out of touch when balancing free speech concerns with the safety and comfort of Jewish students on campus? Then:Two (including a veteran Waltham Police Officer) are dead, others injured in a horrific crash on Totten Pond Road in Waltham. A 54 year old man faces charges of Manslaughter, Driving without a License and Leaving the Scene of an Accident.
12/8/202339 minutes, 24 seconds
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Elite Colleges Under Fire Part 1

The Presidents of Harvard, MIT and UPenn were grilled on Tuesday in Washington about their collective response to antisemitism on their respective campuses. Their responses to Congress have been sharply criticized by alumni and students alike. Some have even called for the resignation of college Presidents. Are elite colleges and universities out of touch when balancing free speech concerns with the safety and comfort of Jewish students on campus?
12/8/202342 minutes, 44 seconds
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Immigration Issues With Homeland Security

The topic switches to immigration issues and policies.
12/7/202340 minutes, 31 seconds
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Cambridge Ban on Gas-Powered Leaf Blower Part 2

The city of Cambridge has passed a measure to ban most gas-powered leaf blowers over health and environmental concerns. The ordinance requires Cambridge residents to end their use of most gas-powered leaf blowers by March of 2025. Do you support or oppose the idea of banning gas-powered leaf blowers? Continued from last hour.
12/7/202340 minutes, 27 seconds
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Cambridge Ban on Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers Part 1

The city of Cambridge has passed a measure to ban most gas-powered leaf blowers over health and environmental concerns. The ordinance requires Cambridge residents to end their use of most gas-powered leaf blowers by March of 2025. Do you support or oppose the idea of banning gas-powered leaf blowers?
12/7/202339 minutes, 39 seconds
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Nightside News Roundup 12/6/23

We have our finger on the pulse of today’s top stories. Dan kicks off the program with a variety of guests who will breakdown the day’s news.This hour's guests include Katie Anderson, Senior Director at Environmental Defense Fund and Business, Food & Forests to discuss Methane emissions.Renee Worcester, Director of Develmopent and Partnership and par of the Founding Family to talk about Wreaths Across America.Mark Schieldrop, AAA Senior Spokesperson to discuss Senior Drivers.And Frannie Greenberg, Executive Director of the Milestone Wildlife Center to talk about what to do if you encounter an injured animal.
12/7/202338 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Horror Continues - Part 2

11 P.M. HourAs the Israel-Hamas war reconvenes after the temporary ceasefire, it has become apparent that Hamas’s purpose was not merely genocidal…part of their purpose was to rape Israeli women before killing them. The U.S. State Department suspects part of the reason Hamas is refusing to release women hostages is to prevent them from sharing the horrors they have endured while in captivity. Dan discussed.
12/6/202341 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Horror Continues - Part 1

10 P.M. HourAs the Israel-Hamas war reconvenes after the temporary ceasefire, it has become apparent that Hamas’s purpose was not merely genocidal…part of their purpose was to rape Israeli women before killing them. The U.S. State Department suspects part of the reason Hamas is refusing to release women hostages is to prevent them from sharing the horrors they have endured while in captivity. Boston Herald columnist attorney Jeff Robbins joined Dan to discuss.
12/6/202340 minutes, 33 seconds
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Ivy Leaguers on the Spot

9 P.M. HourTuesday on Capitol Hill, the presidents of Harvard University, MIT, and the University of Pennsylvania testified over concerns about rising antisemitism on college campuses since the Israel-Hamas War began. During the hearing members of Congress cited pro-Palestinian protests where students used antisemitic rhetoric, vandalism on Hillel buildings, and threatening emails to Jewish faculty. Why has antisemitism blossomed at these elite schools?
12/6/202338 minutes, 29 seconds
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NightSide News Roundup

8 P.M. HourWe have our finger on the pulse of Tuesday’s top stories. Dan kicks off the program with a variety of guests including:-Etiquette Expert Valerie Sokolosky on holiday tipping advice for service workers.-Cambridge City Councilor Patricia Nolan on the city's new ban on gas powered leaf blowers.-Amanda Wallace, MassMutual’s Head of Insurance Operations, on MassMutual's Quarterly Survey finds Americans’ Confidence in their Financial Futures Low ahead of Festive Season.-WaPo Political Reporter Maegan Vazquez on a Harvard youth poll that finds fewer young Americans plan to vote in 2024.
12/6/202339 minutes, 40 seconds
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The Charles Stuart Case - Part 2

11 P.M. HourThe Boston Globe Spotlight Team is showcasing a new series on the Carol Stuart murder. In 1989, Stuart was 7 months pregnant leaving a birthing class with her husband when she was shot and killed. Dan Rea was a TV reporter at WBZ-TV who covered this story back in the 80s and discussed the Globe’s latest unveiling on the “untold story of the Charles and Carol Stuart shooting”.
12/5/202341 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Charles Stuart Case - Part 1

10 P.M. HourThe Boston Globe Spotlight Team is showcasing a new series on the Carol Stuart murder. In 1989, Stuart was 7 months pregnant leaving a birthing class with her husband when she was shot and killed. Dan Rea was a TV reporter at WBZ-TV who covered this story back in the 80s and discussed the Globe’s latest unveiling on the “untold story of the Charles and Carol Stuart shooting”.
12/5/202339 minutes, 38 seconds
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Centre Street in West Roxbury Goes on A "Diet"!

9 P.M. HourTo “calm traffic” between Lagrange Street and West Roxbury Parkway, the city of Boston completely redesigned Centre Street to make it more pedestrian friendly. Dan discussed the new road layout and took listener calls on how more cities and towns are reconfiguring their roadways.
12/5/202340 minutes, 52 seconds
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NightSide News Roundup

8 P.M. HourWe had our finger on the pulse of Monday’s top stories. Dan kicked off the program with a variety of guests that included:-Boston City Councilor Liz Breadon on her proposal to ban the sale of guinea pigs at pet shops.-Marketing Strategist Sheila Rondeau on how Bud Light sales continue to slump as the company tries a new commercial with Peyton Manning & Emmitt Smith, but will it help turn things around?-Boston Herald Reporter Matthew Medsger on the accidental knife fatality at Kowloon Restaurant in Saugus, MA.-WBZ Traffic Reporter Dan Mazella on Boston being ranked the top 4 worst city for traffic.
12/5/202338 minutes, 53 seconds
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20th Hour - Interesting Places

Where is the most interesting place that you have ever visited? Halfway around the world or somewhere in your neighborhood?
12/2/202342 minutes, 24 seconds
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The Gift of Giving

It is that time of year now that the calendar has turned to December. Have you found any bargains on the internet? We see the TV advertisements, but are the items as good as they appear on the big screen? Callers gave Dan some of their favorite gift ideas.
12/2/202338 minutes, 28 seconds
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Come Back and Serve

The U.S. Army, facing recruiting shortfalls, is now inviting military personnel, discharged for refusing COVID shots, to rejoin the military. This “about-face” by Army brass could result in nearly two thousand men and women resuming their service in uniform.
12/2/202340 minutes, 18 seconds
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Ice Arrests Fugitive In Tewksbury

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested a fugitive from Brazil, who entered the U.S. following his conviction for child rape earlier this year. The 62 year-old came to the U.S. last April under a tourist immigration visa but is expected to be returned to Brazil following a hearing before a federal immigration judge. The Field Office Director of Boston's US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Todd Lyons checks in with Dan Rea to discuss.
12/2/202339 minutes, 3 seconds
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Peace In The Middle East Part 2

A delegation of young men and women from several Middle Eastern nations are in Boston, as part of a speaking tour entitled “Building Peace in Times of War”. The discussion continued.
12/1/202340 minutes, 25 seconds
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Boston City Councilor Kendra Lara

Some Boston City Council members are, at least considering a “guaranteed income” for all in the City of Boston, especially those living at or below the poverty level. Councilor Lara will explain her thoughts behind the idea and how the concept might become a reality.
12/1/202338 minutes, 29 seconds
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Peace In The Middle East Part 1

A delegation of young men and women from several Middle Eastern nations are in Boston, as part of a speaking tour entitled “Building Peace in Times of War”. Two of the members will join Dan tonight to discuss the prospects of peace in a region racked by conflict for decades.
12/1/202340 minutes, 25 seconds
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Winter Starts

The calendar says winter begins on or about December 21st, but Meteorological Winter actually starts Friday, December 1st. Dan asks what do you like most and like least about the winter months!
12/1/202337 minutes, 24 seconds
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Caller's Choice 11/29/23

We continue a discussion carried over from the previous hour where callers bring up companies that give good customer service. We then see if callers would rather discuss the Harvard course on Taylor Swift. And finally, we move on to Caller's Choice.
11/30/202340 minutes, 57 seconds
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Sandwich Shop Monopoly

The Federal Trade Commission has launched an antitrust investigation into the sale of sandwich company Subway. The probe aims to determine whether the Subway merger with the private equity firm Roark Capital, who also owns Jimmy John’s, poses competition concerns. Patrick Hedger, the Executive Director of the Taxpayers Protection Alliance joined Dan to discuss.
11/30/202338 minutes, 11 seconds
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Boston City Council President Ed Flynn Checks In

Boston officials are mulling over the idea of a temporary guaranteed income program for the city’s poor residents. The proposal was put forward for discussion by outgoing Councilor Kendra Lara saying, it’s the responsibility of government to meet the basic needs of constituents and that a program could improve quality of life in Boston. Council President Ed Flynn has some concerns about the implementation of a guaranteed income proposal and joins Dan to discuss.
11/30/202337 minutes, 8 seconds
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NightSide News Roundup 11/29/23

We have our finger on the pulse of today’s top stories. Dan kicks off the program with a variety of guests who will breakdown the day’s news.This hour we have Dan Greenleaf discussing the Santa Shortage.Dr. Trisha Pasricha from the Washington Post on steps to combat lonlieness during the holidays.Boston Herald reporter Matthew Medsger on 56 gun control bills on Beacon Hill.and Professor Stephanie Burt on Harvard's new course focusing on Taylor Swift.
11/30/202339 minutes, 39 seconds
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"Affinity Classes" in Public Schools - Part 2

11P.M. HourOne Illinois town has been battling a sizable academic achievement gap between Black, Latino and white students for decades. In an effort to improve grades for minority students, the school district is trying something new at their high school level. Evanston Township High School started offering “affinity classes” otherwise described as classrooms voluntarily separated by race. Dan explained. Should “affinity classes” come to a school district near you?
11/29/202341 minutes, 19 seconds
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"Affinity Classes" in Public Schools - Part 1

10 P.M. HourOne Illinois town has been battling a sizable academic achievement gap between Black, Latino and white students for decades. In an effort to improve grades for minority students, the school district is trying something new at their high school level. Evanston Township High School started offering “affinity classes” otherwise described as classrooms voluntarily separated by race. Dan explained. Should “affinity classes” come to a school district near you?
11/29/202340 minutes, 7 seconds
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Guaranteed Income in Boston?

9 P.M. HourOfficials in Boston are mulling over the idea of a temporary guaranteed income program for the city’s poor residents. About 18% of the city’s residents are living below the poverty line. While a promising idea, where would the money come from to fund such a program? Segun Idowu, Boston’s Chief of Economic Opportunity and Inclusion said a potential program model could rely on philanthropic donors. Would you support a guaranteed income program in Boston?
11/29/202338 minutes, 29 seconds
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NightSide News Roundup

8 P.M. HourDan had his finger on the pulse of Tuesday's stories. It included:-Dr. Alex del Carmen – Criminologist at Tarleton State University in TX on the Burlington, VT shooting of 3 Palestinian students.-Dylan Jeon of the National Retail Federation on how cash is no longer king and paying by plastic is the new norm.-Nasir Rana - Spokesperson for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Greater Boston Chapter on their upcoming event #VoicesForPeace Greater Boston .-The Patent Professor John Rizvi on how the Hall and Oates lawsuit puts a spotlight on a secretive industry.
11/29/202337 minutes, 22 seconds
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Palestinian Students Shot in Vermont - Part 2

11 P.M. HourOver the weekend, three Palestinians college students were shot and injured while attending a Thanksgiving holiday gathering in Burlington, Vermont. The students were targeted by a 48-year-old man with a handgun while they were walking on their way to their destination. The suspect appeared in court Monday and entered a not guilty plea to all three counts of attempted second-degree murder. Dan discussed the latest on this story.
11/28/202342 minutes, 24 seconds
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Palestinian Students Shot in Vermont - Part 1

10 P.M. HourOver the weekend, three Palestinians college students were shot and injured while attending a Thanksgiving holiday gathering in Burlington, Vermont. The students were targeted by a 48-year-old man with a handgun while they were walking on their way to their destination. The suspect appeared in court Monday and entered a not guilty plea to all three counts of attempted second-degree murder. Dan discussed the latest on this story.
11/28/202340 minutes, 6 seconds
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Brookline Cracks Down on Tobacco

9 P.M. HourThe Boston suburb of Brookline adopted a new health measure that prohibits tobacco or e-cigarette sales to anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 2000. The measure went into effect in 2021. While Brookline’s rule cracks down on youth tobacco use, it essentially also bars any future generations from purchasing tobacco. It may be clever but is it legal?
11/28/202340 minutes, 19 seconds
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NightSide News Roundup

8 P.M. HourWe have our finger on the pulse of Monday’s top stories. Guests included:-Neuroscientist Richard Sima on how adult ADHD may take a toll on the brain.-Dr. Bill Johnson on how teens are getting hooked on anti-aging products.-Crime Prevention Expert Rania Mankarious on Cyber Monday scams.-Legal expert Javier Perez on the NYC law banning discrimination based on height and weight going into effect.
11/28/202337 minutes, 12 seconds
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Christmas Notes Part 2 - Morgan White Jr. Fills In!

Even though we celebrate Christmas every year, do we really know everything there is to know about this holiday? Do you know why Nova Scotia sends the City of Boston a Christmas tree every year? Joining Morgan tonight with all the answers is CityView Trolley Tour Guide Jack Harte.
11/25/202341 minutes, 26 seconds
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Christmas Notes Part 1 - Morgan White Jr. Fills In!

Even though we celebrate Christmas every year, do we really know everything there is to know about this holiday? Do you know why Nova Scotia sends the City of Boston a Christmas tree every year? Joining Morgan tonight with all the answers is CityView Trolley Tour Guide Jack Harte.
11/25/202341 minutes, 1 second
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Samantha and Darrin Stephens - Morgan White Jr. Fills In!

Fans of Bewitched know exactly who these characters are! From 1964 to 1972, just a twitch of her nose could turn your whole world upside down! Morgan and author Adam-Michael James talk all things Bewitched!
11/25/202339 minutes, 44 seconds
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The Holiday Travel Season - Morgan White Jr. Fills In!

It’s that time of year again! Holiday travel mayhem is in full swing, and there’s really no way to avoid it. With a little pre-planning and a lot of luck, it could actually turn out okay! Joining Morgan with some travel planning tips and deals is AAA Travel Advisor Jennifer Dick.
11/25/202342 minutes, 5 seconds
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Thanksgiving Traditions in Boston - Part 2

Morgan White Jr. filled in on NightSide:Continued conversation about Thanksgiving history and traditions with noted historian and author Anthony Sammarco who has authored over 85 books about the history of Boston and beyond.
11/24/202342 minutes, 32 seconds
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Thanksgiving Traditions in Boston - Part 1

Morgan White Jr. filled in on NightSide:Today’s Thanksgiving is celebrated with food, family, football, and fun, and isn’t far off from the first Thanksgiving held by the Pilgrims in 1621. Boston even used to host an annual Thanksgiving Day parade back in 1929 which ran until 1943. Joining Morgan with more Thanksgiving history was noted historian and author Anthony Sammarco.
11/24/202340 minutes, 40 seconds
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How to Protect Yourself

Morgan White Jr. filled in on NightSide:‘Tis the season for increased crime as our wallets fly open, the holiday parties begin, and the stress of it all has our patience wearing thin. Some of the top crimes committed during the holidays is shoplifting, robberies, identity theft, drunk driving, and domestic violence. Former Newton Police Lieutenant Bruce Apotheker joined Morgan with tips on how to not become a victim this year.
11/24/202341 minutes, 17 seconds
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A Home for the Holidays

Morgan White Jr. filled in on NightSide:More and more seniors are becoming homeless in the U.S., a trend that is likely to continue. Folks like Bliss Austin Spooner, Chief Development Officer of “Hearth, Inc.,” work daily to provide an array of services to assist those in need to age with dignity, regardless of any special medical, mental health, or social needs. Spooner joined Morgan to discuss how they make the holidays brighter for many.
11/24/202339 minutes, 47 seconds
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Politics And Turkey (And Sixty Years Ago Part 4)

Is political conversation on your Thanksgiving menu tomorrow? Some families welcome a lively chat about politics, while others say political commentary is totally out of bounds during this family-friendly holiday. What are the “rules of engagement” when you gather with your extended family and friends?AND President John Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. A moment that changed American history forever! The JFK Assassination discussion continues...