NightSide with Dan Rea - Rundown for 2/27/18

Mayor Walsh In Studio!  It may not be a Wednesday, but Boston Mayor Marty Walsh stops by the NightSide studio anyway to talk with Dan and take your calls!  Dan and Mayor Walsh will discuss the best ways to keep Boston schools safe, the latest on the bidding war over Amazon’s new headquarters, the Mayor’s thoughts on what the city can do to crack down on people abusing handicap parking placards, and whatever else is on your mind.  Call in with your comments or questions and join the conversation!

Right Turn – Creative Addiction Treatment!  Right Turn in Watertown, Massachusetts is dedicated to helping those suffering from addiction get themselves back on the right track.  Woody Giessmann, founder of Right Turn, joins Dan in studio along with Greg, a former addict who was able to successfully change his life with the help of the folks at Right Turn.  Tune in tonight to hear all about the program and the positive impact it has had for so many through creative arts therapies and specialized behavioral healthcare.  Call in and add your voice to the mix!

Boston Police Department on the Hot Seat Again!  Recently, the Boston Police Department found itself answering familiar questions about race relations in the community after tweeting a tribute to Red Auerbach in recognition of Black History Month.  Those questions are being asked again after a video of an interaction between an officer and a young black man spread across social media over the weekend.  The confrontation, though tense at times, did not result in an arrest or violence.  However some are still saying the officer was out of line for even stopping the young man for questioning without enough probable cause.  Do you think the officer was in the wrong?  Should the young man have been more respectful and given the officer his name?  Who is to blame for the sometimes adversarial relationship between law enforcement and the communities they serve?  Call in and sound off!

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