NightSide with Dan Rea - Rundown for 2/13/18


The End of Newspapers?  Bids were heard today for The Boston Herald, with three potential buyers looking to take over the struggling paper while also hoping to eliminate some of its current debt.  Yesterday, the CEO of The New York Times said in an interview that he believes the paper’s print version could last for ten more years, but definitely has an expiration date.  Media analyst and Boston University Professor Tobe Berkovitz joins Dan in studio to talk about the industry of print journalism and what being a two-paper city has meant for Boston over the years.  Will you miss printed newspapers if they disappear?  Or do you already consume most of your news online?  Call in and join the conversation!


The Story of 12 Strong!  The movie 12 Strong tells the story of the first U.S. Special Forces team that was sent into Afghanistan after the attack on 9/11.  The movie is based on the book “Horse Soldiers: The Extraordinary Story of a Band of U.S. Soldiers Who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan”, written by Doug Stanton.  Tonight, Stanton talks with Dan and the rest of NightSide Nation about their incredible story and the inspiring imagery of U.S. soldiers riding into battle on horseback in 2001.  Call in with your comments or questions and add your voice to the mix!


No More Father-Daughter Dances?  The Department of Education has told schools that they should eliminate gender-based activities in order to be more inclusive.  As a result, one school district in New York cancelled its annual “Father-Daughter Dance”, a move that upset parents and students alike.  While the school says it will hold a different event that will be open to all students and their caregivers, some say that the special bond between father and daughter is something that deserves to be celebrated.  Is this another case of the PC Police gone wild?  Or should we be more conscious of making sure students and families feel welcome at all school events?  Call in and tell us where you stand!

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Nightside with Dan Rea

Nightside with Dan Rea

Dan is Rea is the host of NightSide on WBZ News Radio1030 every weeknight from 8:00pm to midnight. Read more

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