Nightside With Dan Rea

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Rundown for Friday October 2, 2015


Is The Pope Too Political?


How Can Bikes And Cars Share The Road?


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NightSide – Low Number MA License Plate Lottery

BOSTON (CBS) – Every year, the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles holds a lottery for the highly-coveted low number license plates that have become available. Registrar Erin Deveney joins Dan in the NightSide studio to […]

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–09/11/2015

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NightSide – How Should We Deal With Radical Islam?

BOSTON (CBS) – Only a very small percentage of Muslims become radicalized and violent. But those that have committed acts of terror in the name of their religion have sent ripples of fear around the […]

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–09/10/2015

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NightSide – What Can The U.S. Do For Syrian Refugees?

BOSTON (CBS) – Refugees fleeing civil war in Syria have been struggling to find temporary homes across Europe. While some countries like Germany have opened their borders to families looking for safety, other countries have […]

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–09/10/2015

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NightSide – Failing To Honor A Hero

BOSTON (CBS) – Often forgotten in the partisan rhetoric and political gamesmanship that surrounded the attack in Benghazi is the fact that four Americans lost their lives. One of those men was Glen Doherty, a […]

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–09/09/2015

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NightSide- The True Cost Of Debt-Free College Education

BOSTON (CBS) – College debt has become a very political issue in recent years. Many Democrats have argued that the whole country suffers when the younger generation enters adult life buried in massive debt, while […]

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–09/09/2015

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NightSide Weekend Commentary – Moving Mountains

BOSTON (CBS) – In this Weekend Commentary, Dan Rea says it’s time to change your maps, as Mount McKinley has been re-named. Originally broadcast September 6th, 2015.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–09/06/2015

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NightSide Weekend Commentary – No Restrictions For Sex Offenders

BOSTON (CBS) – In this Weekend Commentary, Dan Rea looks at a recent ruling by the courts that will have an impact on where sex offenders can live. Originally aired September 5th, 2015.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–09/05/2015

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NightSide – Is Narcissism Actually A Good Thing?

BOSTON (CBS) – The word narcissism is almost always used in a negative way. But Dr. Craig Malkin, clinical psychologist and instructor at Harvard Medical School, believes we need to reevaluate the way we think […]

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–09/03/2015

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NightSide – Time To End Common Core?

BOSTON (CBS) – The Common Core state standards were intended to help raise the bar and improve our struggling education system across the country. But, despite the fact that most states have adopted the standards, […]

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–09/02/2015

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NightSide- Is There A War On Police?

BOSTON (CBS) – There have been a few high profile stories involving police officers who were killed in the line of duty over the last week. This has resulted in a lot of talk about […]

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–09/02/2015