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March 31, 2020  

The Coronavirus Pandemic: A People's Perspective on A Global Catastrophe

Part 2 

How We Learned of It; How We Processed the Information


Listeners recall the moment they learned about the coronavirus, the widespread havoc and high death toll it was causing in China, and the contagion it predictably would spread all over the world.

How did the news media present the story? What was the reaction from the White House? What was your reaction?

March 30, 2020  

The Coronavirus Pandemic: A People's Perspective on A Global Catastrophe. 

Leid Stories begins a full week of discussion and debate, raising troubling questions and issues that so far appear to have few or no ready answers.

How do we comprehend and deal with this global catastrophe? Why is it happening? Is it the advent of biological warfare or terrorism?  

Leid Stories listeners, being careful to avoid sensationalism and conspiracy theories, interpret for us the moment we're in.

Call 888-874-4888 to participate in our live discussion.

March 20, 2020  

Speak Your Truth!

We end a tumultuous week with our "Free Your Mind Friday" open forum, with listeners expressing their views on topics we covered this week or issues they have strong opinions about.

Call 888-874-4888, speak your truth, and free your mind!

March 19, 2020  

Should  there be an independent investigation into the Democratic party's presidential primaries in Arizona, Florida and Illinois to determine whether any of those statewide elections were compromised, and their results engineered, so as to produce a desired result? 

March 18, 2020  

What's Sanders' Next Move?  Yesterday's Democratic primaries in Florida. Illinois and Arizona put Joe Biden, who took all three states, in the catbird seat and  Bernie Sanders in a quandary. For Biden, the road ahead is clear: build momentum and his base, and hammer away at Trump's many policy disasters. But Sanders has a lot to think about in deciding his next move.

It's Only Money!  Seems just about everybody loves the idea now. Ex-presidential candidate Andrew Yang had called it a Universal Basic Income when he proposed a guaranteed monthly income, apart from what many might already be earning on a job, for all adults. Yang was ridiculed for the idea. But none other than President Trump and his treasury secretary, Steve Mnuchin, are pushing the very program Yang had pushed for. Not only that, they want checks in the mail to recipients immediately!

March 17, 2020  

What's the Plan? The Other National Emergency That No One Is Talking About (Part 2)

We continue yesterday's discussion on how President Donald J. Trump, his administration, Congress and all levels of government are funding, and will continue to fund, scores of projects and initiatives across the nation to blunt coronavirus contagion and deaths in the United States.

For now, there's a steady stream of news to gladden the heart. The money is flowing to back Trump's epic battle with the virus and save American lives. But what will it cost? Where will it come from? What will be the true cost?

Neither Trump nor Congress will touch the subject.

March 16, 2020  

What's the Plan? The Other National Emergency That No One Is Talking About

President Trump and his administration can't walk and chew gum at the same time, even though it's a skill all top-tier bureaucrats should have. The Coronavirus  crisis is a case on point. We are now getting some information about the government's response to the health crisis, but zero information  about the other national emergency--how much it will cost and how it will be paid for. What's the plan?

The Septuagenarians Play at Fisticuffs

That was no "debate;" it was two old guys--Joe Biden, 77, and Bernie Sanders, 78--talking to each other about their respective  glory days and how they yearn for a replay so they can truly shine.

Once again, the fire within them was tempered by "sensible" questions from a media panel that killed any chance of a full-fledged, free-wheeling exchange between the titans. 

March 13, 2020  

Your information, opinions and ideas are the "stars" of our weekly open forum. Choose your topic wisely and give it a go. You might be starting something.



March 12, 2020  

Fear, Politics and the Coronavirus: Leid Stories listeners offer their own perspectives on how the Coronavirus pandemic has reshaped, and continues to reshape, their lives as Americans and their world view.

To participate in the discussion, call 888-874-4888.  

March 11, 2020  

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden left  main rival Bernie Sanders no chance for a dignified exit from a six-state  regional primary yesterday. Sanders' defeat was crushing, especially after a stunning bout against Biden and other major contenders in the March 3 Super Tuesday presidential primaries in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, and Democrats abroad. Yesterday's pared-down matchup in six states--Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Idaho, North Dakota and Washington state--saw Biden reverse Sanders' good fortune.

What happened, and what happens  to Sanders' campaign now? Leid Stories listeners advance their theories.

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