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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 wi…

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    The Game of Life - Part 2 (11 p.m.)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 41:52

    Jordan Rich fills in on NightSide with Dan Rea:America's first favorite parlor game comes to life tonight as Jordan asks you to make some life choices! “If you could be any celebrity, who would you choose, and why?” “If you could possess a superpower, what would it be, and why?” “If you only had one more day to live, how would you spend it, and why?” Join Jordan for The Game of Life and get in on the fun!

    The Game of Life - Part 1 (10 p.m.)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 42:40

    Jordan Rich fills in on NightSide with Dan Rea:America's first favorite parlor game comes to life tonight as Jordan asks you to make some life choices! “If you could be any celebrity, who would you choose, and why?” “If you could possess a superpower, what would it be, and why?” “If you only had one more day to live, how would you spend it, and why?” Join Jordan for The Game of Life and get in on the fun!

    What Did You Buy This Season? (9 p.m.)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 42:20

    Jordan Rich fills in on NightSide with Dan Rea:Despite the pandemic, holiday spending was up this year! Through inflation, shipping shortages, and empty shelves, Americans still managed to make hardy purchases and fill the holidays with cheer. Did you spend more on gifts and food this year than last? Were you able to find everything on your list?

    Identity Theft Could Happen To You! (8 p.m.)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 42:16

    Jordan Rich fills in on NightSide with Dan Rea:During these hectic holidays with credit cards, cash, and online orders whipping around, hopefully you've been keeping track of all your personal accounts, numbers, and even your address! Identity theft can happen to anyone! The FTC estimates about 9 million Americans have their identities stolen each year. Tonight, Jordan speaks with Robert Siciliano, CEO of ProtectNowLLC.com, a Boston-based security awareness training firm. He'll share tips and tricks of the trade to keep your numbers safe!

    Our Lives Are Full of Wonder! - Part 2 (11 p.m.)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2021 40:33

    Jordan Rich fills in on NightSide with Dan Rea:Oftentimes, it's hard to see the forest for the trees. Life goes by so quickly, and we wonder if what we're doing is ever enough. There's a little George Bailey in all of us…with dreams unrealized and stressors galore. Sometimes it's hard to really appreciate what we have or even recognize what we've already accomplished. Jordan spends the evening with you chatting about the themes expressed in the 1946 classic It's a Wonderful Life and how they apply today. What message in this movie speaks to you?

    Our Lives Are Full of Wonder! - Part 1 (10 p.m.)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2021 41:02

    Jordan Rich fills in on NightSide with Dan Rea:Oftentimes, it's hard to see the forest for the trees. Life goes by so quickly, and we wonder if what we're doing is ever enough. There's a little George Bailey in all of us…with dreams unrealized and stressors galore. Sometimes it's hard to really appreciate what we have or even recognize what we've already accomplished. Jordan spends the evening with you chatting about the themes expressed in the 1946 classic It's a Wonderful Life and how they apply today. What message in this movie speaks to you?

    It's a Wonderful Life! - Part 2 (9 p.m.)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2021 40:00

    Jordan Rich fills in on NightSide with Dan Rea:‘Tis the season for viewing all those classic holiday movies! From Miracle On 34th Street to National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. When we think of Hollywood, history doesn't usually come to mind first. It's a Wonderful Life actually goes beyond having faith in one another and teaches us a bit about American History.

    It's a Wonderful Life! - Part 1 (8 p.m.)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2021 40:44

    Jordan Rich fills in on NightSide with Dan Rea:‘Tis the season for viewing all those classic holiday movies! From Miracle On 34th Street to National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. When we think of Hollywood, history doesn't usually come to mind first. It's a Wonderful Life actually goes beyond having faith in one another and teaches us a bit about American History. Joining Jordan to talk about this aspect is Chris Wilson, Director of Experience Design at the National Museum of American History.

    Established in 1825 - Part 2 (11 p.m.)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 40:16

    Jordan Rich fills in on NightSide with Dan Rea:The Brattle Book Shop is one of the oldest and largest antiquarian bookstores in America. If you've got some old books and would like to find out how much they might be worth, give Jordan a call tonight! Jordan will be speaking with Ken Gloss, proprietor of the Brattle Book Shop, about classic books for Christmas and other rare finds.

    Established in 1825 - Part 1 (10 p.m.)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 39:35

    Jordan Rich fills in on NightSide with Dan Rea:The Brattle Book Shop is one of the oldest and largest antiquarian bookstores in America. If you've got some old books and would like to find out how much they might be worth, give Jordan a call tonight! Jordan will be speaking with Ken Gloss, proprietor of the Brattle Book Shop, about classic books for Christmas and other rare finds.

    Presents and Parties and Cheer, Oh My! (9 p.m.)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 40:53

    Jordan Rich fills in on NightSide with Dan Rea:Every year, the pressure is on to find the perfect gift, to host the best party, and to celebrate the holidays with style. This year has been exceptionally stressful with the COVID pandemic, shipping delays, and empty grocery shelves. It can leave you feeling like a failure. Alex Weber, motivational comedian and author, shares advice with Jordan from his book Fail Proof: Become the Unstoppable You about how you can keep the holidays bright.

    Christmas Traditions (8 p.m.)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 39:19

    Jordan Rich fills in on NightSide with Dan Rea:From decking the halls with boughs of holly to jolly old Saint Nick, Americans have been gathering around the yule log for centuries…but do we really know why or how it all got started? Joining Jordan to share a little Christmas spirit and history is noted local historian and author Anthony Sammarco.

    It's the 9th Annual NightSide Charity Combine! - Part 2 (11 p.m.)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 40:57

    The holiday season is one of giving and generosity. Tonight, for the ninth year in a row, NightSide hosts its annual Charity Combine, featuring nearly two dozen local charities and organizations that offer a wide range of services and support. Join us to hear about all the great work being done in and around the Boston area and find that perfect charity for a donation!

    It's the 9th Annual NightSide Charity Combine! - Part 1 (10 p.m.)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 40:39

    The holiday season is one of giving and generosity. Tonight, for the ninth year in a row, NightSide hosts its annual Charity Combine, featuring nearly two dozen local charities and organizations that offer a wide range of services and support. Join us to hear about all the great work being done in and around the Boston area and find that perfect charity for a donation!

    Change in Plans? (9 p.m.)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 38:54

    The Omicron strain has become the most prevalent COVID variant in the country and is spreading like wildfire. The Biden Administration says don't go to someone's house or let someone into yours for the holidays if they are not vaxxed and don't have a negative COVID test. Have you changed your Christmas plans because of Omicron?

    Vaccine Hesitancy (8 p.m.)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 38:50

    In his Omicron Variant address, the President blamed the media for spreading misinformation and creating vaccine hesitancy. Is he right? Who do you blame for a large segment of the population's fear of getting the jab?

    President Biden on Omicron - Part 3 (11 p.m.)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 39:42

    President Biden laid out his administration's strategy today to fight COVID-19 just as the CDC announced that the new Omicron variant is now the dominant strain of the virus in the U.S., making up 73.2% of new infections. With events being canceled again, schools going back to remote learning, and restaurants possibly closing their doors, can the President avoid another lockdown? Could we survive another one?

    President Biden on Omicron - Part 2 (10 p.m.)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 39:51

    President Biden laid out his administration's strategy today to fight COVID-19 just as the CDC announced that the new Omicron variant is now the dominant strain of the virus in the U.S., making up 73.2% of new infections. With events being canceled again, schools going back to remote learning, and restaurants possibly closing their doors, can the President avoid another lockdown? Could we survive another one?

    President Biden on Omicron - Part 1 (9 p.m.)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 39:51

    President Biden laid out his administration's strategy today to fight COVID-19 just as the CDC announced that the new Omicron variant is now the dominant strain of the virus in the U.S., making up 73.2% of new infections. With events being canceled again, schools going back to remote learning, and restaurants possibly closing their doors, can the President avoid another lockdown? Could we survive another one?

    No Test For You! (8 p.m.)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 39:14

    In her announcement declaring Boston restaurants and entertainment venues must now require vaccine passports, Boston Mayor Michelle Wu also declared that testing was no longer an option for city employees mandated to get the COVID vaccination. Some of those employees are members of unions that had written agreements allowing for the testing alternative instead of the jab. Boston First Responders United, a group comprised of firefighters, police, and paramedics, say this is unethical and illegal. Shana Cottone from BFRU joins Dan.

    Covid and Christmas in Italy (11 p.m.)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 39:18

    North Andover native Eszter Vajda is in Italy where she works as a commentator on all things Sicilian. She joins Dan to share a peek into what life is like in Italy approaching Christmas during the COVID pandemic.

    Boston's Vaccine Passport? (10 p.m.)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 39:05

    Boston Mayor Michelle Wu has announced that proof of vaccination will be required in the City to enter restaurants, gyms, theaters, and sports venues. She also let all city workers know that they need to be vaxxed and there would no longer be a testing option. Do you agree or disagree?

    Huff on the Campaign Trail (9 p.m.)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 39:09

    Gail Huff Brown is out meeting and greeting the folks in New Hampshire as she runs against current Congressman Chris Pappas in the Granite State's 1st District. Gail is a former TV news reporter and wife to onetime Senator and U.S. Ambassador Scott Brown.

    NH Governor Sununu Checks In! (8 p.m.)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 39:34

    New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu checks in with Dan on the latest happenings going on throughout the state, including the impact of COVID-19 in New Hampshire and why Governor Sununu passed up a run for Senate.

    20th Hour: Brushes with Celebrities (11 p.m.)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2021 39:20

    20th Hour: Brushes with Celebrities!

    Sitting in the Front Row... (10 p.m.)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2021 38:35

    Photographer Allan Dines joins Dan to discuss his new book Front Row Center: How I Met Everyone in which he recounts his career photographing hundreds of celebrities in the Boston area. If they were big in music, television, sports, or movies in the past 30 years, Alan has met them and photographed them!

    On The Thin Blue Line (9 p.m.)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2021 38:47

    A Baltimore Police officer, who joined the force only two years ago, is clinging to life after being ambushed and shot while sitting in her patrol car. Police are questioning suspects in the shooting of Officer Keona Holley who was working overtime on the midnight shift when she was targeted. Both her department and her family are asking for help from the community in finding those responsible. A reward of $118,000 is being offered for tips leading to an arrest. Has the defund the police movement put cops in greater danger?

    What's Up With The J&J Vaccine? (8 p.m.)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2021 40:59

    The CDC is recommending the use of the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines over the J&J jab because of a possible rare blood clot issue. Johnson & Johnson says it “remains confident in the overall positive benefit-risk profile” of its vaccine. Which vaccine did you get? Does this news worry you? Dr. Cody Meissner from Tufts Medical Center joins Dan to shed some light on the vaccines.

    A Woke Mayor Does An About-Face (11 p.m.)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 38:18

    San Francisco Mayor London Breed made a stunning announcement this week completely reversing her previously held stance as one of the first mayors in the country to call for defunding the police. The Mayor has made an emergency request to the city's Board of Supervisors for more money for the police to support an aggressive crackdown on crime. Will she be the first of many?

    One Term Biden? (10 p.m.)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 39:16

    A New York Times column is calling for President Biden to affirm now that he will not run for office in 2024 considering he will be 86 years old by the end of a second term. Add to that the moments when the President genuinely seems confused during public appearances and his current poll numbers that are circling the drain. Should the President declare he is a one-termer, and if so, who should replace him on the ticket?

    The Mass & Cass Feud - Part 2 (9 p.m.)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 39:43

    Boston Mayor Michelle Wu has set a deadline for removing the occupants currently living in tents at the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard. Mayor Wu wants everyone in the encampment out by January 12th and those most in need transitioning to supportive indoor living to “promote safety” in that area of Boston. The plan is to move them to a homeless shelter in the Roundhouse Hotel. Is this a good plan?

    The Mass & Cass Feud - Part 1 (8 p.m.)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 39:04

    Boston Mayor Michelle Wu has set a deadline for removing the occupants currently living in tents at the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard. Mayor Wu wants everyone in the encampment out by January 12th and those most in need transitioning to supportive indoor living to “promote safety” in that area of Boston. The plan is to move them to a homeless shelter in the Roundhouse Hotel. Is this a good plan? Sue Sullivan, Executive Director of the Newmarket Business Association, and Boston City Councilor Frank Baker join Dan to discuss.

    The Great American Political Trivia Challenge (11 p.m.)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 39:28

    Political analyst and author Rich Rubino has put together a collection of over two thousand political trivia questions which he will share tonight with you and Dan. Are you up for the challenge?

    The Universal Indoor Mask Mandate - Part 3 (10 p.m.)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 38:28

    The Massachusetts Medical Society is recommending that masks be required at all public indoor settings in the Commonwealth, regardless of vaccination status. While face coverings are currently required in health care settings and on public transportation, Governor Baker has resisted re-instating an indoor mandate statewide. Given that the new Omicron COVID variant appears to be vaccine resistant, is an indoor mask mandate a good idea?

    The Universal Indoor Mask Mandate - Part 2 (9 p.m.)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 39:22

    The Massachusetts Medical Society is recommending that masks be required at all public indoor settings in the Commonwealth, regardless of vaccination status. While face coverings are currently required in health care settings and on public transportation, Governor Baker has resisted re-instating an indoor mandate statewide. Given that the new Omicron COVID variant appears to be vaccine resistant, is an indoor mask mandate a good idea?

    The Universal Indoor Mask Mandate - Part 1 (8 p.m.)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 39:51

    The Massachusetts Medical Society is recommending that masks be required at all public indoor settings in the Commonwealth, regardless of vaccination status. While face coverings are currently required in health care settings and on public transportation, Governor Baker has resisted re-instating an indoor mandate statewide. Given that the new Omicron COVID variant appears to be vaccine resistant, is an indoor mask mandate a good idea?

    A Moment of Prayer - Part 2 (11 p.m.)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 38:25

    South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem is proposing a bill that requires public schools to allow a daily moment of silence for “voluntary prayer, reflection, meditation, or other quiet, respectful activity.” The Governor says students and teachers are “best served by a moment of silence at the start of every school day to afford them a reprieve from the frenzy of daily life and to set a tone of decorum that will be conducive to learning.” Do you agree with the Governor?

    A Moment of Prayer - Part 1 (10 p.m.)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 39:53

    South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem is proposing a bill that requires public schools to allow a daily moment of silence for “voluntary prayer, reflection, meditation, or other quiet, respectful activity.” The Governor says students and teachers are “best served by a moment of silence at the start of every school day to afford them a reprieve from the frenzy of daily life and to set a tone of decorum that will be conducive to learning.” Do you agree with the Governor?

    What's in a Hat? (9 p.m.)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 39:14

    Gubernatorial candidate and State Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz is defending a campaign staffer whose Twitter profile photo portrays him wearing a hat inscribed with the anti-police protest slogan “ACAB” which stands for “all cops are bastards.” Chang-Diaz says the outraged police unions should use their energy to hold their officers accountable and not spend it scrutinizing her staff's social media photos. Do you agree?

    Noncitizen Voting Rights? (8 p.m.)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 38:48

    Last week New York City granted noncitizens with legal status the right to vote in municipal elections. Globe columnist Marcela Garcia thinks Boston should follow their lead. There are close to 98,000 legal immigrants in the Hub. Should they be allowed to take part in our electoral process?

    The Trump Coup - Part 3 (11 p.m.)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 38:03

    Barton Gellman of The Atlantic says former President Trump has already initiated a coup to subvert the next election before a single vote is cast. Is he forecasting the demise of democracy or just the Democratic Party's fear they are losing favor? Do you agree that there is a move afoot to disrupt our next election?

    The Trump Coup - Part 2 (10 p.m.)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 39:53

    Barton Gellman of The Atlantic says former President Trump has already initiated a coup to subvert the next election before a single vote is cast. Is he forecasting the demise of democracy or just the Democratic Party's fear they are losing favor? Do you agree that there is a move afoot to disrupt our next election?

    The Trump Coup - Part 1 (9 p.m.)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 39:10

    Barton Gellman of The Atlantic says former President Trump has already initiated a coup to subvert the next election before a single vote is cast. Is he forecasting the demise of democracy or just the Democratic Party's fear they are losing favor? Do you agree that there is a move afoot to disrupt our next election?

    Unvaccinated Doctors (8 p.m.)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 39:33

    Across the country, hospitals are laying off medical personnel who refuse to get vaccinated for COVID-19. A doctor from Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Margo Hudson, joins Dan with a message for all doctors, nurses, and healthcare workers: Get Vaxxed! Are any of your physicians unvaccinated? Do you think you have the right to know before an office visit?

    20th Hour: Are Aliens Among Us? (11 p.m.)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2021 38:42

    Are aliens among us? It's the second week in December and Dan has some very interesting questions to ask you here in the 20th hour...

    Voting Rights For Noncitizens (10 p.m.)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2021 40:11

    New York City has become the largest city in the country to allow noncitizens to vote in local elections. Last night, the New York City Council approved legislation granting the right to more than 800,000 legal residents. Can a city council do this? Should people who hold citizenship in another country be allowed to vote in our elections?

    What Does Smollett Deserve? (9 p.m.)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2021 38:29

    “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett has been found guilty on five counts of felony disorderly conduct for making false reports to police about being a victim of a hate crime in January 2019. His lawyer says they will appeal. Each guilty count is punishable by up to 3 years in prison and a $25,000 fine. The judge will have discretion in imposing a concurrent or consecutive sentence for each of the five counts. What should his sentence be? Given that Smollett's false accusations stirred up racial hatred, should he also be charged with a hate crime? Should he be required to pay back the city of Chicago for the resources wasted in investigating his faked assault?

    Blackballed by Broadway (8 p.m.)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2021 40:33

    Can you imagine getting shunned from your profession for refusing to get a Covid vaccine? Well that is what happened to professional actor, Clifton Duncan. He refused to get vaccinated for his own personal reasons and as a result was blackballed by Broadway! Dan chats with Clifton about his experience and what Clifton's message is for others.

    It's The Car Guys! - Part 2 (11 p.m.)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 39:31

    Is your car ready for winter? Is it making a funny noise? Is your car worth the trade in? These are all issues the WBZ NightSide Car Guys can help you with! Don't miss your chance to talk with Larry and Scott from Route 1 Auto and get all the info you need to keep your car running smoothly.

    It's The Car Guys! - Part 1 (10 p.m.)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 38:34

    Is your car ready for winter? Is it making a funny noise? Is your car worth the trade in? These are all issues the WBZ NightSide Car Guys can help you with! Don't miss your chance to talk with Larry and Scott from Route 1 Auto and get all the info you need to keep your car running smoothly.

    Pizza Hush Money (9 p.m.)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 39:36

    Dan continues to take some calls on the Jussie Smollett verdict then dives into his second topic of the evening:A California mom says her 13-year-old son was given the COVID vaccine at school without her permission, then he was bribed with pizza not to tell her. Should a school be able to vaccinate your child without your permission? Should giving a vaccination or medicine to a minor without the parent's consent be a crime?

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