NightSide with Dan Rea - Rundown for October 12, 2021

Hanover Teacher Fired for Speaking Her Mind. Hanover High School teacher Kari MacRae was fired from her job after a video from her previous campaign for the Bourne School Committee surfaced in which she said she was running to ensure students were not being taught that gender is a choice. MacRae joins Dan to discuss the political motivations behind her firing.

The National Guard to the Rescue Again... Massachusetts is utilizing a “Test and Stay” COVID-19 protocol to help teachers and students stay in the classroom. Due to staffing shortages that have caused many delays in school testing, Governor Baker has now activated the National Guard to assist. Up to 200 Guard members will be trained this week and will begin school testing starting next week. MA Rep. Mindy Domb pressed the Baker Administration to bring in the guard. Domb joins Dan to discuss.

Southwest Pilots Take a Stand. Southwest Airlines is experiencing a fifth straight day of widespread cancellations. What is causing these cancellations? The airline says the cancellations are due to weather and air traffic controller issues not staffing shortages that might be in direct response to the company’s new COVID-19 vaccine mandate. The Southwest Airlines Pilots Association denies cancellations have anything to do with their opposition to Southwest’s new mandate. Whose side are you on?

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