NightSide with Dan Rea – Rundown for November 30, 2017
Former New England Patriot Joe Andruzzi In Studio! Ten years ago, Joe Andruzzi was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins Burkitt lymphoma, forcing him to retire from football. Even though Burkitt lymphoma is the fastest growing human tumor, Joe beat the disease and remains cancer free to this day. After finishing his treatments, Joe started the Joe Andruzzi Foundation to help other cancer patients and their families deal with the long, difficult battle. Over the last decade, his charity has helped thousands of families fighting the disease. Tonight, Joe and his wife Jen sit down with Dan in the NightSide studio to talk about the organization and how you can help or find out more. Call in with your comments or questions and be a part of the show!
Fighting the Opioid Epidemic! Dealing with the ongoing opioid epidemic has led to mixed feelings about how we should handle drug addicts. Do mandatory prison sentences really make sense for someone who is suffering from addiction? Or would treatment facilities or programs be more helpful than jail time? Dan is joined in studio by Lowell Police Chief Bill Taylor and Bill Garr, CEO at Lowell House, to talk about the challenges of dealing with addiction and what we could be doing differently. Call in and join the conversation!
An Update on North Korea! North Korea conducted another major missile test yesterday, launching their largest intercontinental ballistic missile to date. The missile has been described by U.S. experts as “a monster”, and one that could most likely carry a nuclear warhead to U.S. soil. With tensions between the U.S. and North Korea rising over the last year, do you worry about nuclear war? Dr. Jack Liu, longtime contractor for the Department of Defense checks in with Dan and the rest of NightSide Nation to give us his thoughts on the latest missile test and what it will mean going forward. Call in and add your voice to the mix!