Leid Stories Stories and news that affect us all

March 15, 2018  

Almost no one is neutral about President Donald Trump. But whether pro or con on the president, there’ll be agreement that Trump has dramatically impacted—and changed—politics in the United States.

Leid Stories listeners decipher how, in a very short time, Trump has reset America’s political clock. 

March 14, 2018  

Today, as high school students stage a nationwide school walkout against gun violence, we salute them for their courage, compassion and leadership. They are standing up for 17 students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School savagely murdered in an assault-rifle attack on Valentine’s Day, and they are demanding that the nation’s political leadership enact legislation to ban the sale of military-grade weapons and strengthen gun-ownership laws.

President Donald Trump’s latest round of Cabinet musical chairs is yet another warning about his mental acuity and fitness for the nation’s most important job. But he and his administration instead are selling his psychotic spasms as a genius mind at work that cannot, and should not, be contained. The Mastermind has announced his new obsession: militarizing space in preparation war space wars.

March 13, 2018  

Get ready for some good news!

Leid Stories reports on our “Big Hug” gathering yesterday at The Community Church of New York in Manhattan. Host Utrice Leid was invited give a talk at the historic church, and it turned into a major lovefest, with folks excited about  “seeing” other folks’ voices for the first time. A magical moment!

The Progressive Radio Network is No. 1 in the world for podcast-by-phone downloads, according to Zeno Radio, a leading industry service that tracks how people are relating to internet-based radio. PRN is among the top 15 stations in the world listened to over the phone, ZR found, and among the top three stations listened to over the phone. PRN is blazing new trails in radio.

Two weeklong health retreats in April in Mineola, Texas, could be either where you start or continue on your path to good health. Many have attested that Dr. Gary Null’s comprehensive health program has helped them overcome serious health challenges and/or helped them maintain optimum health. Leid Stories host Utrice Leid tells her own story.

March 9, 2018  

Your information, opinions and ideas are so important, they’re the reason for “Free Your Mind Friday” and are the “star” of the show.

Join our weekly caucus on The System. Call 888-874-4888 and help us all free our minds.

March 8, 2018  

Yesterday’s discussion generated far more calls than we were able to accommodate, so we’re picking up from where we left off yesterday, looking at where President Donald Trump and his chaotic administration have brought us as a nation and how we’re responding.

March 7, 2018  

Even by his own admission, President Trump thrives on conflict and chaos. He’d like us to believe it’s the secret behind his genius. But Trump is no genius, and practically every aspect of his life is a moment-to-moment battle to stay on top.

Trump’s “genius” world of chaos and turmoil clearly has taken a heavy toll on his own administration, which in the year and 45 days since he’s been in office has yet to forge a cohesive identity and action plan.

Today we take a look at the best clues that Trump is a poor and unfit leader. The best evidence: The gross mismatching of talent and task at the White House; the head-spinning rate of senior-level job abandonment; Trump’s open attacks against people he personally selected for key positions; his dishonesty and  pathological lying; his cronyism and nepotism; his open contempt for the poor; his dedication to retrograde racist “American values;” and his absolute refusal to seek and take sound advice.

March 6, 2018  

A state Capitol packed with supporters of teachers in their eighth day of a walkout over pay didn’t sway some Senate leaders to approve a 5-percent pay raise the governor, union leaders and the House of Delegates had signed off on. The state Senate would go no higher than 4 percent for the teachers, who are among the lowest paid in the nation. Taking cues from Trump, hard “negotiations” resume today.

What is the point of prolonging a statewide school shutdown over 1 percent?

This is not about fiscal responsibility, says Leid Stories. It’s the hard-nosed,   Trumpian attitude about who gets to make money and who does not, and who matters politically.

Think Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, keynoter at the America Israel Public Affairs Committee’s convention in D.C., and President Trump, his gracious host at Blair House, appreciated the irony of the moment? We discuss.

March 5, 2018  

The 2018 policy conference of the innocuously named American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) ends tomorrow in Washington, D.C. A list of strategic policy objectives will soon be announced as having been accomplished, and there’ll be nothing innocuous about that. AIPAC wants it known that, once again, the juggernaut lobbying organization pulled through for Israel and for Jews all over the world. And, once again, the United States is almost singlehandedly footing the wish-list bill.

Many Middle East experts, however, are sensing a storm brewing against the lopsided power arrangement between Israel and the United States, especially as it applies to billions in aid. It is way past time to revise the formula, they say.

March 2, 2018  

It’s “Free Your Mind Friday” on Leid Stories—our popular weekly open forum that encourages the exchange of information, opinions and ideas.

Call 888-874-4888 and take your turn at the podium.

March 1, 2018  

African American History Month ended yesterday.

Today marks the beginning of Women’s History Month, which “honors and celebrates the struggles and achievements of American women throughout the history of the United States,” according to a Library of Congress guide on national observances and commemorative months.

Isn’t this a good thing? Not necessarily, says Leid Stories. National “heritage” celebrations also are/can be used to thwart popular movements for justice, equality and power. We discuss.

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