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December 30, 2015  

2015 in Perspective: What’s Been, What’s Done, What’s Ahead (Part 3)

Listeners continue the discussion on what mattered in 2015, what will matter in the year ahead, and how to effect beneficial change.

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December 29, 2015  

2015 in Perspective: What’s Been, What’s Done, What’s Ahead (Part 2)

The discussion continues with listeners’ perspectives on what mattered in 2015, what will matter in the year ahead, and how to effect beneficial change.

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December 28, 2015  

2015 in Perspective: What’s Been, What’s Done, What’s Ahead

Leid Stories closes out the year with listeners’ perspectives on what mattered in 2015 and what should matter in 2016.

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December 24, 2015  

It’s ‘Free Your Mind Friday!’ A Whole Day Early!

The Grinch steals tomorrow, but “Free Your Mind Friday” won’t be among his Christmas loot. It’s “Free Your Mind Thursday” on Leid Stories—the gift of gab a whole day early!

Add your distinctive flavor to this tasty intellectual soup. Call in (888-874-4888) and dish on the issues of the day.

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December 22, 2015  

After Republican, Democratic ‘Debates,’ A Political Roundup

Five Republican and three Democratic “debates” have winnowed the ranks of 2016 presidential contenders but sharpened political differences between the two main political parties and candidates running under their banners. Having just completed their most recent round four days apart in December and with a showdown in South Carolina looming in January (on Jan. 14 and17, respectively) Republicans and Democrats have ratcheted up the rhetoric, looking for victory at the polls any way they can get it. Leid Stories probes listeners’ opinions of the new lows in American politics.

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December 21, 2015  

The Democratic Debacle: Debating the Not-Debate

Leid Stories and listeners deconstruct the third Q&A session with the three remaining Democratic candidates vying for the presidential nomination in 2016. The so-called “debate,” hosted by ABC News, was held Dec. 19 at St. Anselm College in New Hampshire.

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December 18, 2015  

Free Your Mind! Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say!

See who salutes when you run your insightful opinions and ideas up the Leid Stories’ “Free Your Mind Friday” flagpole. It’s the best open forum on the planet—a popular gathering place for the intellectually curious and politically aware. Unfurl your flag (call 888-874-4888). Let’s see your colors come shining through!

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December 17, 2015  

Mistrial in Freddie Gray Case in Baltimore; Chicago Cop Faces Murder Charges in 16-Shot Killing

Leid Stories returns to its series on killer cops with major updates on two cases—the death last April of Freddie Gray, 25, a week after suffering severe spinal injuries while being transported to a Baltimore police stationhouse after a contentious arrest, and the killing of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald on Oct. 20 last year by Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke.

A Baltimore judge declared a mistrial yesterday in the case against Officer William Porter, one of six officers charged in Gray’s death and the first to be tried, after a jury said it was hopelessly deadlocked in deciding four charges against him. In Chicago, Officer Van Dyke yesterday formally was charged with six counts of murder

 “The People’s Attorney General” Alton H. Maddox Jr., who had predicted that Porter would walk because of tactical and legal errors by the prosecutor, discusses legal problems with both cases.

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December 16, 2015  

Charades: What the Republican ‘Debate’ Proved About the Media

Leid Stories predicted that yesterday’s heavily marketed Republican Q&A, cohosted by CNN and Facebook, would focus on “terrorism and related issues—immigration, homeland security, ISIS and, of course, the “good” Muslims/”bad” Muslims racist canard.” And so it did. Today, Leid Stories expands on yesterday’s theme—the why of it all, and the media’s role in helping to create and propagate an alternate reality and narrative.

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December 15, 2015  

‘Terrorism’ Bolsters Republican ‘Debate’ and CNN’s Bid for Campaign Ad Dollars

The fifth—and, gratefully, last—Republican big-media Q&A (it’s not a debate) for 2015 airs tonight. Staged at The Venetian, the resort hotel and casino in Las Vegas, the Q&A is actually a two-parter—an undercard of four candidates who didn’t quite make the cut in the polls, and the main event featuring nine others who did. It shouldn’t surprise that “terrorism” and related issues—immigration, homeland security, ISIS and, of course, the “good” Muslims/”bad” Muslims racist canard—will dominate the discussion; it’s the kind of political hash that presidential hopefuls would feast upon and willingly share out to voters. But big media is after big money, and CNN gets to make the point tonight to all pols and parties concerned why it deserves the lion’s share of the $5 billion in campaign advertising industry analysts say is up for grabs in the 2016 election cycle, the costliest in U.S. history.

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