NightSide with Dan Rea – Rundown for September 17th, 2021


What to Do at Mass and Cass... It is National Recovery Month and in Boston the opioid epidemic has reached the level of a public health emergency. District 3 City Councilor from Dorchester, Frank Baker, joins Dan to discuss the conundrum of what has become the city's epidemic center, the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard.Recently the “comfort station” at Mass and Cass, a center for addicts and the homeless to find toilets, handwashing, and tents, was permanently closed. What should be done to assist Boston’s afflicted?

Mandate Mania. Are COVID-19 vaccine mandates getting out of control? Last week, President Biden angered many in the nation when he announced that he was directing the Department of Labor to write a rule requiring any company with over 100 employees ensure their employees were vaccinated or tested weekly. So far, there are now 24 U.S. states threatening to sue President Biden over this mandate for businesses. Are COVID-19 vaccine mandates necessary?

20th Hour: Memories of WBZ. This weekend, WBZ NewsRadio turns 100 years old! As a listener to one of America’s oldest and most trusted news stations, share with us a memory you have of WBZ coverage.

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