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January 31, 2020  

Welcome to our weekly open forum, where we trade in information, opinions, ideas and issues that warrant further discussion and debate. 

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January 30, 2020  

Trump Impeachment Trial: The Battle Over Witnesses Reaches Tipping Point

The battle over whether witnesses should testify at President Donald Trump's  impeachment trial is at fever pitch and it's getting more brutal as this phase of the trial nears its end. Democrats are demanding witnesses be allowed to share their information directly with the Senate on matters members might need more information or clarification on. But Republicans believe witness testimony could open a back door for new arguments in what they see as a tight case for Trump's acquittal.

January 29, 2020  

Trump Impeachment Trial: The Battle Over Witnesses Reaches Tipping Point

The battle over whether witnesses should testify at President Donald Trump's  impeachment trial is at fever pitch and it's getting more brutal as this phase of the trial nears its end. Democrats are demanding witnesses be allowed to share their information directly with the Senate on matters members might need more information or clarification on. But Republicans believe witness testimony could open a back door for new arguments in what they see as a tight case for Trump's acquittal.

January 28, 2020  

Former national security adviser John Bolton's book, "The Room Where It Happened," isn't even out yet but it's causing shockwaves--and in a trial in which he's not a witness and probably won't be, even though he's willing to testify.

Republicans are all-out blocking Democrats from getting Bolton and other potential witnesses to testify about his firsthand knowledge of Trump's questionable "quid-pro-quo" dealings with Ukraine and other countries.

Bolton, who has said he will testify if subpoenaed, is seen as a lynchpin in the legal case against Trump. 

Chief Justice John Roberts has not yet ruled on whether witness testimony will be allowed in Trump's  impeachment trial. But Leid Stories asks: Should witnesses arbitrarily be barred from testifying in a trial--particularly a trial concerning crimes allegedly committed by the president of the United States?

January 27, 2020  

 Kobe Bryant, 8 Others Die in Copter Crash:  Investigations continue into what caused a helicopter to crash yesterday morning in a marshy field in Calabasas, Los Angeles, killing all aboard -- including NBA phenom Kobe Bryant, 41, and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna.

Also on the copter's manifest were John Altobelli, head baseball coach at Orange Coast College; his wife Keri; and their daughter Alyssa.

The pilot and three others were not yet identified.

January 24, 2020  

You're cordially invited to join us in our unscripted weekly forum, where you take the conversation where you want it to go. Choose a topic about which you have a considered opinion (taking care to avoid middle-of-the-road thinking), then let's hear you opine. 

January 22, 2020  

In light of currents events and developments, Leid Stories listeners tackle a timely  question: Is the U.S. political/electoral system viable in our dramatically changed society?  

January 20, 2020  

If we really value and apply the teachings of the Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and emulate the spirit of his work, what can we show as evidence of our gratitude and our progress? 

 

January 16, 2020  

The upcoming impeachment trial of President Donald Trump in the Senate. How do you think it will go? And which candidate, if any, has your attention?

January 14, 2020  

Rethinking Our Political Options: What Are to Be Our Political Practices?

Leid Stories listeners discuss their changing  political attitudes and what factors have caused, or are causing, them to revise those attitudes. 

 

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