Nightside with Dan Rea - Rundown for September 21, 2020

The Opioid Crisis Continues... Currently in Massachusetts, an estimated 275,000+ people are living with an opioid addiction and only 10% are receiving treatment. McLean Hospital along with Brigham and Women’s B-Core, a Brigham-based program, has organized a Massachusetts Opioid Screening and Awareness Day to be held tomorrow and are offering a free virtual town meeting where participants can learn about opioid misuse, treatment, and will be able to take a free, anonymous, online screening. Doctors Scott Weiner and Roger Weiss will join Dan to discuss this innovative program.

Self-censoring Your Vote. Do you broadcast your beliefs? A recent study found 62% of Americans say, "the political climate these days prevents them from saying things they believe because others might find them offensive." This reluctance crosses political lines with many Democrats (52%), Independents (59%), and Republicans (77%) all in agreement that they have political opinions they are afraid to share". Dan will be joined by certified psychiatrist Dr. Carol Lieberman who may have an explanation for this phenomenon.

Replacing RBG Before the Election. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg died on Friday at the age of 87. Her passing ignites a firestorm of controversy between the Republican majority in the U.S. Senate and the Democrat party over whether or not a nominee to replace Ginsberg should be confirmed before the election. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the voters who reaffirmed his leadership in the 2018 midterms did so with just this moment in mind and he will go ahead with the confirmation hearings. Democrat presidential candidate and former Vice-President Joe Biden says it should wait until the next crop of voters can be heard from in November. What do you think?

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