Rundown for October 27, 2016
Bipartisanship On Opioids! Republican State Representative Shawn Dooley and District Attorney Michael Morrissey, a former Democratic State Senator and Representative, have teamed up in an effort to fight opioid abuse. With Massachusetts, like many other states, dealing with an ongoing epidemic, it is crucial for our elected officials to be able to work across the aisle to develop real world solutions. Morrissey and Dooley join Dan in studio to talk about their efforts and what still needs to be done. Call in with your questions or comments and be a part of the show!
Construction Takes A Toll! Beginning tomorrow night, Massachusetts will switch to a completely electronic toll system, eliminating the need for toll collectors or booths. As a result, the existing toll booths will be torn down, a project that also begins on Friday. What will this mean for traffic? How does this affect you if you don’t have an E-Z Pass transponder? Tom Tinlin, Highway Administrator for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, joins Dan in the NightSide studio to talk about what drivers can expect and to answer your questions. Call in and add your voice to the mix!
Should We Have A Say In When We Die? Dr. Roger Kligler is a retired physician from Falmouth who has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. A longtime advocate for expanding end-of-life options, Dr. Kligler has filed a lawsuit arguing that it is his constitutional right to have access to a lethal dose of medication should he decide that he’d like to use it. Dr. Kligler and his wife talk with Dan about this difficult choice and why they feel that it should be up to the patient. Do you agree that the option should be available to mentally sound patients with a terminal illness? Call in and tell us what you think!
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