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WBZ’s Talk the Vote Broadcasts Live from RegisNovember 3, 2016
Dan Rea meets Regis President Antoinette Hays while Congressman Kennedy looks on
Regis, a leading Catholic university in Greater Boston, hosted WBZ’s Talk the Vote, a live 2-hour traveling broadcast of “NightSide with Dan Rea,” from the Regis Fine Arts Center on November 1st.
Guests were Congressman Joseph Kennedy, III; Former Lieutenant Governor and current president of Babson College, Dr. Kerry Healey; Boston Herald columnist Jaclyn Cashman; and Thomas O’Neill, III, CEO of O’Neill and Associates.
Congressman Kennedy answered questions from the audience about the highest unfavorability rates of both presidential candidates, the letter to Congress from FBI Director Jim Comey on the Clinton email case, and the opioid crisis. Evan Russell, a Regis freshman from Wareham, asked the Congressman if he would consider running for president to which the Congressman answered “you’re out of your mind.”
from left: Dan Rea, Regis President Toni Hays, Congressman Joe Kennedy
The second hour boasted a lively conversation from Healey, Cashman and O’Neill about the toxic rhetoric between the presidential candidates and how Donald Trump is “made by the media,” according to O’Neill. When asked if she thought the election is rigged, Cashman said no. On advice the panelists would give to either candidate after they become elected, all agreed that politics is the great art of compromise and they should work to unify the divided country.
This event is part of the Regis Rocks the Vote initiative to increase civic engagement ahead of the November 8th presidential election.
from left: Jaclyn Cashman, Kerry Healey, President Toni Hays, Tom O’Neill, Dan Rea
Next up on November 7th is Capitol Steps, a critically acclaimed comedy troupe composed of former Senate staffers who satirize the very people and places that employed them. They will perform “What To Expect When You Are Electing” at 7:30 pm in the Regis Fine Arts Center Casey Theatre. Tickets are available for purchase online at www.regiscollege.edu/facschedule or by calling the Box Office at 781-768-7070.