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    Leid Stories - 09.27.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 50:10

    Do you believe, as many do, that this, too, shall pass -- that the turmoil we're experiencing is par for the course and the ship of state will right itself and all will be well again.    We're a tough lot and as a nation will survive daunting challenges, as we did many times before.   But this seems and feels different. Can you tell?

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    Leid Stories - 09.24.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 52:03

    It's "Free Your Mind Friday," which means our regular format is suspended and Leid Stories becomes an open forum.  Callers choose their own topic and make their strongest, most persuasive arguments to support their points of view.

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    Leid Stories - 09.23.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 52:59

    ︎Can / will we survive the coming crash that's predicted as certain without President Biden and Congress raising the debt ceiling?    Call 888-874-4888 and share your opinion live on air!

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    Leid Stories - 09.22.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 49:44

    As briefly as you can, using only a few words or  phrases, how would you describe the state of the union right now?    As you see it, will things get better or worse? What will be key indicators?    ︎Do you feel you're a part of America or apart from it? Explain.   How do you rate  President Joe Biden's performance so far?    ... and more

    Leid Stories - 09.21.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 52:56

    As briefly as you can, using only a few words or a phrase, how would you describe the state of the union right now?    As you see it, will things get better or worse? What will be key indicators?    Do you feel you're a part of America or apart from it? Explain.   ︎How do you rate  President Joe Biden's performance so far?    ... and more

    Leid Stories - 09.20.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 52:42

     As briefly as you can, using only a few words or a phrase, how would you describe the state of the union right now?    ︎As you see it, will things get better or worse? What will be key indicators?    ︎Do you feel you're a part of America or apart from it? Explain.   ︎How do you rate  President Joe Biden's performance so far?    ... and more!

    Leid Stories - 09.17.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 54:36

    Keep it right here on PRN, the Progressive Radio Network.   We keep you in the know.

    Leid Stories - 09.16.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 52:32

    Politics Most Foul: Will  Donald Trump's single term as president taint U.S. politics forever -- serving as an example of what we do not want to be or do?  

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    Leid Stories - 09.14.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 50:53

    Gov. Gavin Newsom Projected to Survive Recall Challenge in California, But Has Been Served Notice About Reelection Next Year Flying Solo: Cutting Political Ties That Bind ︎In Crisis, Opportunity? ︎It's Already Looking Bleak!

    Leid Stories - 09.13.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 56:35

    Twenty years after the 9/11 terrorist attack that claimed almost 3,000 lives (and still counting), will there be justice? The nation somberly continues to observe the 20th anniversary of three separate but coordinated terrorist attacks, allegedly by Islamic terrorists using airplanes as weapons, on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. The attacks claimed nearly 3,000 lives (including 400 police officers and firefighters), and left untold numbers of others with long-lasting medical and psychological injuries that to this day continue to add to the carnage. Meanwhile, more is being uncovered about the attacks on 9/11 -- on the World Trade Center in New York City; the Pentagon building in Washington, D.C.; and a plane crash near Shanksville, Penn. The investigation into 9/11, said to be the single largest foreign attack on American soil, continues. At its conclusion, it is expected that a series of formal actions will be taken by the United States and demands made of governments said to have sponsored the attacks. ︎How do you categorize U.S. post-9/11 actions so far? ︎Will the United States gain wide support in the international community for sanctions it proposes or wishes to take against nations it accuses of supporting the 9/11 attacks? ︎Will any action taken against the accused terrorists and their supporters strengthen their hand? ︎... And more!

    Leid Stories - 09.10.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 56:36

    It's "Free Your Mind Friday." The program suspends its regular format and becomes an open forum for listeners to express their opinions and ideas about any subject they choose. Have something you'd like to say?  Call 888-874-4888 and share your opinion live on air!

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    Leid Stories - 09.09.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 52:27

    Will you be voting in the presidential election this year? Why/Why not?   ︎Do you mind sharing your reason(s) for voting / not voting?   ︎Can you recall a year that you voted in a presidential election that you felt made a difference? Who was the candidate? What difference do you feel your vote made?   What is your view about voting? Are you convinced it truly is the voice of the people -- an expression of democracy?   ︎Do you think voters are sufficiently informed on the issues and candidates they are asked to vote on?   ︎ Given the historical and current climate that typically surrounds elections in the United States, can free and fair elections be guaranteed?

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    Leid Stories- 09.08.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 54:36

    President Biden and his administration have been concentrating on getting up and running throughout the country a wide range of economic-development projects and programs that are addressing people's pocketbooks. Ex- President Donald Trump, who says he has the best shot Republicans have of regaining power in 2024, is inspiring dramatic conservative changes in state constitutions.   Which strategy will win greater voter loyalty in the next presidential election?  

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    Leid Stories - 09.07.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 49:30

    So, let's talk about it.  The president, Joe Biden, and the vice president, Kamala Harris: Are they really a team?    ︎Are you encouraged or worried about the state of the economy?   ︎As the Covid and vaccine wars continue to rage, are you any clearer about where you stand?   ︎Since the presidency of Donald Trump, are you more hopeful or less hopeful about America? Why?   ︎Do you agree or disagree that the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan was, and continues to be, a national and international embarrassment? What do you think its long-term effects will be?   ︎What major challenges lie ahead for the United States? How do we prepare?

    Leid Stories - 09.03.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 55:37

    It's Free Your Mind Friday!

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    Leid Stories - 09.02.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 53:38

    Federal Bankruptcy Judge Conditionally Approves Multibillion-Dollar Settlement for OxyContin Manufacturer. But Is It Justice?   On the heels of an announcement by New York Attorney General Letitia James that three opioid distributors -- McKesson Corp, Cardinal Health Inc. and Amerisource Bergen Drug Corp -- have agreed to pay $1.1 billion toward opioid abatement in the Empire State after negotiating a settlement in a decades-long civil lawsuit, a federal bankruptcy judge yesterday announced conditional approval of a multibillion-dollar settlement in the major-league drug-manufacturing world. I'll read you the Associated Press report   But as we discussed yesterday, is it justice?  

    Leid Stories - 09.01.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 57:25

    The office of New York Attorney General Letitia James was pleased to announce another big win for justice yesterday.    McKesson Corp, Cardinal Health Inc. and Amerisource Bergen Drug Corp., three opioid distributors, have agreed to pay $1.1 billion toward opioid abatement in the Empire State after negotiating a settlement in a decades-long civil lawsuit, the AG's office announced.   It is yet another high-profile victory for James. But is this justice, asks Leid Stories.  

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    Leid Stories - 08.31.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 56:43

    Is Trump's I'm-still-president-and-nobody-can-do-anything-about-it campaign doing real damage to Biden and his administration?   Or, is it proving Trump's desperate need to hold on to power so he can carry out his hidden, unfinished agendas?

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    Leid Stories - 08.30.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 55:42

    What a crazy week it's been for millions of people all over the world! Wars, bombings, starvation, displacement, annihilation, unimaginable loss and despair they did not cause but have come to know as a bizarre kind of normal now, while the rest of the world observes sympathetically, but does little to undo the damage or stop the unending suffering and pain. Today on Leid Stories we discuss the reality that the people of the world are no match for the bullies of the world and their genocidal agendas.  

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    Leid Stories - 08.27.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 55:20

    It's "Free Your Mind Friday." Callers take aim at media coverage of a news issue they think is off the mark, not telling the whole story, or is missing entirely from the news menu.      

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    Leid Stories - 08.26.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 55:10

    Have recent issues, events or developments in politics significantly affected your interest or desire to participate? ︎In six days, President Joe Biden is expected to bring to end the U.S. military presence and rescue mission in Afghanistan. What else do you think will happen?     

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    Leid Stories - 08.25.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 53:12

    In just seven days, President Joe Biden will end the U.S. rescue mission in Afghanistan. The Taliban say they will not allow Afghans to leave, and they won't agree to extend the deadline to evacuate those wanting to leave under U.S. protection.  Will it come to a military showdown, or will the U.S. (Biden) suffer a total defeat at the hands of the Taliban? How will the crisis play out on the world stage?   How do you rate the Biden presidency so far?  Compared to his predecessor, Donald Trump, how, in your opinion, is the Biden administration doing?

    Leid Stories - 08.24.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 55:12

    We follow up on yesterday's discussion, "What's the story?" and add to it President Joe Biden's  entreaty to the nation, also yesterday, to get vaccinated because it will be a tremendous boost to the economy and the stock market.  

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    Leid Stories - 08.23.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 57:14

    Here's what we're talking about today on Leid Stories.   What's the story?    Why do you say so?

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    Leid Stories - 08.20.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 54:07

    Today is "FreeYour Mind Friday" on Leid Stories.   We suspend our regular format and the entire program becomes an open forum for listeners' opinions on issues that matter to them.  Have a point to make? Call 888-874-4888 and say it live on air!

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    Leid Stories - 08.19.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 49:13

    Conspiracy Theories Are Designed to Capture -- and Hold -- Your Mind.  Be Vigilant! Protect Your Most Precious Asset!

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    Leid Stories - 08.18.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 52:46

    Afghanistan reels in chaos and turmoil in the aftermath of a sudden and chaotic withdrawal by the United States and the Taliban returning and seizing total control of the country again.  Will Biden's action revive the Islamic state in Afghanistan and in the region?  What does it say about the Biden administration's military judgment calls, and Biden's own ambition to score points as a commander in chief? (Part 2) ︎Yet more pain, suffering and bewilderment befall the nation of Haiti after a magnitude-7.2 earthquake killed an estimated 1,900 people this past Saturday in a still-ongoing count.  As the frantic search for possible survivors continues, Haiti proceeds with its internal investigation into the July 7, 2021 assassination of President Jovenel Moise. Is an exodus from Haiti -- due to natural and political disasters -- in the making?  

    Leid Stories - 08.17.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 53:05

    TOPICS: ︎Afghanistan in chaos and turmoil in aftermath of U.S. sudden, chaotic withdrawal and the Taliban returning and seizing total control of the country again.  Will Biden's action revive the Islamic state in Afghanistan and in the region?  What does it say about the Biden administration's military judgment calls, and Biden's own ambition to score points as a commander in chief?   ︎Yet more pain, suffering and bewilderment befall the nation of Haiti after a magnitude-7.2 earthquake killed an estimated 1,300 people this past Saturday in an early count.  A frantic search for possible survivors trapped under the rubble continues, as Haiti proceeds with its internal investigation into the July 7, 2021 assassination of President Jovenel Moise.

    Leid Stories - 08.12.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 55:22

    What do you think made Andrew Cuomo decide to fold up his tent and give up the governorship of the State of New York to former Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, who will become governor Aug. 24, upon Cuomo's resignation?   What do you think were deciding factors in his decision?

    Leid Stories - 08.10.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 48:48

    What is your analysis/assessment of where we are as a nation, and your place in it?   What is your sense of identity as an American? Do you feel you belong here, or is your identity divided?   Is being American important to you/your identity?  In what way(s)?   Are you glad you live here?   If born and raised in the United States, what is your attitude toward others who were not or come from other countries? Do you accept them as Americans or see them as "outsiders" or 'different?"   Is immigration a good thing or a bad thing for the country?

    Leid Stories 08.09.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 57:15

     What is your analysis/assessment of where we are as a nation, and your place in it?   What is your sense of identity as an American? Do you feel you belong here, or is your identity divided?   Is being American important to you/your identity?  In what way(s)?   Are you glad you live here?   If born and raised in the United States, what is your attitude toward others who were not or come from other countries? Do you accept them as Americans or see them as "outsiders" or 'different?"   Is immigration a good thing or a bad thing for the country?  

    Leid Stories - 08.06.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 54:18

    Keep it right here on PRN, the Progressive Radio Network.  

    Leid Stories - 08.04.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 55:24

    Biden: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo must resign over report on his alleged sexual misconduct.   A power showdown in Ohio proves some "progressive" insurgents have much to learn about grassroots politics.    

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    Leid Stories - 08.02.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 55:50

    What, exactly, can/will Democratic political leaders do about Donald Trump? They're in a damned-if-you-do, damned-if-you-don't position, which gives the advantage, certain or tenuous, to Trump.    Will either Biden or Trump make a big move soon to disrupt the holding pattern? What, exactly, can/will Democratic political leaders do about Donald Trump? They're in a damned-if-you-do, damned-if-you-don't position, which gives the advantage, certain or tenuous, to Trump.    Will either Biden or Trump make a big move soon to disrupt the holding pattern?    

    Leid Stories - 07.30.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 57:02

     It's "Free Your Mind Friday." Listener calls.  

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    Leid Stories 07.29.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 55:36

    Are Trump's aggressive parallel-presidency strategies and tactics gaining ground for him against Biden?  

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    Leid Stories - 07.28.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 57:06

    ︎Should some prisoners have the right to end their own lives rather than serve long sentences for crimes they insist they did not commit? ︎ Is it appropriate to continue to refer to the United States of America as a "Judeo-Christian" nation?   ︎Both the Republican and Democratic parties seem well adjusted to the idea that Donald Trump can be a perpetual presidential candidate for as long as he wishes, because he is a "party official." Should this be allowed?   ︎Should "health misinformation" be prosecuted as a "threat to public safety?" President Biden has railed against anti-vaxxers for "killing people" with their rhetoric by encouraging them to reject Covid vaccines.        

    Leid Stories - 07.27.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 55:34

    ▪︎Should some inmates have the option of taking their own lives rather than serve long sentences?   ▪︎Is it appropriate or inappropriate to refer to the U.S. as a "Judeo-Christian" nation?   ▪︎ Both the Republican and Democratic parties seem well adjusted to the idea that Donald Trump can be a perpetual presidential candidate for as long as he wishes, because he is a "party official." Should this be allowed?   ▪︎Should "health misinformation" be prosecuted as a "threat to public safety?" President Bident has railed against anti-vaxxers for "killing people" with their rhetoric by encouraging them to reject Covid vaccines.   . . .  and more!  

    Leid Stories - 07.26.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 55:07

    Here's what we're talking about today on Leid Stories.   Kim Ives, documentarian and editor of the Haiti Liberte news weekly, reports on the mood of the nation after the funeral of assassinated President Jovenel Moise, and what the immediate future of Haiti is shaping up to be.   The Biden takedown has begun. Trump's attack dogs are casting  doubt about Biden's health -- at an "advanced" age of 75, three years older than Trump), and showing signs of diminished mental acquity, they say.

    Leid Stories - 07.23.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 54:17

    It's "Free Your Mind Friday" on Leid Stories, when your  opinions and ideas drive the program.   We dispense with our regular format, and it becomes an open forum featuring your views on the issues of the day or topics about which you have a strong or considered opinion.    Topic? That's up to you.  

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    Leid Stories - 07.22.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 57:18

    ▪︎President Biden pleaded yesterday for an end to hostilities -- in Congress! -- which said was hindering national progress. Was he listening to Leid Stories?   ▪︎Should some prisoners have the option of taking their own lives rather than be executed or serve life sentences for crimes they have committed?   ▪︎Is it appropriate to refer to the United States as a "Judeo-Christian" nation?   ▪︎ Both the Republican and Democratic parties seem well adjusted to the idea that Donald Trump can be a presidential candidate for as long as he wishes, because he is a "party official." Should this be allowed?   ▪︎Should what is being called "health misinformation" or "disinformation"  be categorized and prosecuted as a crime, because it is a "threat to public safety?" President Bident has railed against anti-vaxxers, saying they're "killing people" with rhetoric when they encourage the public to reject Covid vaccines.  

    Leid Stories - 07.21.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 50:39

    ▪︎Should some prisoners have the option of taking their own lives rather than be executed or serve life sentences?   ▪︎Is it appropriate to refer to the United States as a "Judeo-Christian" nation?   ▪︎ Both the Republican and Democratic parties seem well adjusted to the idea that Donald Trump can be a presidential candidate for as long as he wishes, because he is a "party official." Should this be allowed?   ▪︎Should what is being called "health misinformation" or propaganda be categorized and prosecuted as a crime, because it is a "threat to public safety?" President Bident has railed against anti-vaxxers, saying they're "killing people" with rhetoric when they encourage the public to reject Covid vaccines.  

    Leid Stories - 07.20.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 55:22

    Should some inmates have the option of taking their own lives rather than serve long sentences?   ▪︎ Should President Joe Biden -- or anyone in authority -- be allowed to say that expressing certain views on a health policy is tantamount to killing them?   ▪︎Is it appropriate or inappropriate to refer to the U.S. as a "Judeo-Christian" nation?   ▪︎ Both the Republican and Democratic parties seem well adjusted to the idea that Donald Trump can be a perpetual presidential candidate for as long as he wishes, because he is a "party official."Should this be allowed?   ▪︎Should "health misinformation" be prosecuted as a "threat to public safety?" President Bident this week railed against anti-vaxxers as "killing people" with their rhetoric encouraging them to reject Covid vaccines.   . . .  and more!

    Leid Stories - 07.19.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 56:10

    ▪︎At the local level where you live, what news story should be dominating the headlines right now? Why?   ▪︎What, in your opinion, should the leading story in the United States be right now? Why?   ▪︎ On the international front, what should we expect a leading story to be? Why?

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    Leid Stories - 07.16.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 55:45

    It's "Free Your Mind Friday" on Leid Stories.   What's "Free Your Mind Friday?" It's our weekly open forum. You choose a topic about which you have a considered opinion, and you tell us what that opinion is.    Folks may or may not agree with your position, and that's fine. But the onus is on you to prove your point.

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    Leid Stories - 07.15.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 56:23

    ▪︎Reflecting on a prescient July 20 editorial on former  President Donald J. Trump.   ▪︎Brother, can you spare $1 million? The yawning gap in worker and CEO compensation.  

    Leid Stories - 07.14.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 57:50

    Can Haiti Save Itself? At What Cost? (Part 2)

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    Leid Stories - 07.13.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 54:11

    Can Haiti Save Itself? At What Cost?

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    Leid Stories - 07.12.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 56:53

    Here's what we're talking about on Leid Stories today.   Haiti Closes In On The 'Who' And The 'Why' of President Jovenel Moise's Assassination

    Leid Stories - 07.09.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2021 48:40

    It's "Free Your Mind Friday" on Leid Stories, and we're talking about anything you feel compelled to make a point about.   For FYMF, we switch from our regular program format and become a freewheeling open forum. So, speak up!

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    Leid Stories - 07.08.21

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 53:54

    4 killed, 2 arrested, others sought  in assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise at his home this past Wednesday. News reporter Kim Ives is an editor with Haiti Liberte and has been covering the country and the broader region for many years, winning coveted awards and commendations for his work, including documentaries. 

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