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July 31, 2020  

Welcome to "Free Your Mind Friday" on Leid Stories, our weekly open forum that is all about calling it as you see it on a topic or issue you choose.

July 30, 2020  

>> Trump and his heavy-handed 'law-and-order' campaign tactic get trounced by people power in Portland. Will Cleveland, Detroit and Milwaukee, targeted for similar treatment by Trump, reinforce Portland's response?

>> With 4.51M confirmed cases in the United States and 254K due to the disease, you'd think that President Trump would have conveyed his profound sorrow to the nation, especially to those who are grieving the loss and suffering of his fellow Americans. But nothing. Zip. Nada. How sad.

>> Move over, Dr. Fauci, President Trump has a medical adviser far better than you.

July 29, 2020  

Here's what we're talking about on Leid Stories today.

>> In an extraordinarily and complicated election year, the same two parties that for decades have dominated and split the vote will once again do so. Why won't it change this time, especially when the need is so clear?

>> It happens too often in high-profile or high-stakes criminal cases, when the state's medical examiner will issue a finding on the cause (or causes) of death, and a pathologist hired by the family of the deceased issues a different finding, often contradicting that of the state. This has become common particularly in cases involving killings of citizens by police. What should be done about it?

Call 888-874-4888 to share your opinion on air.

July 28, 2020  

In Puerto Rico, the coronavirus pandemic adds to years of living with the virulent virus of governmental neglect.

Activist Elisa Llenza reports on the current state of affairs in Puerto Rico. Call 888-874-4888 to ask her questions on air.

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July 27, 2020  

>> In Puerto Rico, 3 Years Living With The Virulent Virus of Neglect

>> Trump's vote-getting law-and-order scheme is not going well at all. He seems bewildered by the scathing criticism he's getting from just about every quarter on his controversial, military-style, strong-arm program to "restore law and order" to cities and communities overrun by crime. Instead, it is galvanizing a wide spectrum of opposition. 

Moreover, it's added even more dead weight to a flagging campaign. Will it cause him to quit the race?

July 27, 2020  

Every Friday, Leid Stories dispenses with its regular format and instead becomes a free-form open forum. Callers are the "guests " and "topics" are whatever they want to talk about. 

We call it "Free Your Mind Friday." You might call it," I've been wanting to say this for a long time."

Call 888-874-4888 and speak on it live on air!

July 23, 2020  

President Trump revs up his  federal law-enforcement push in targeted cities, saying it's to safeguard citizens in those cities against intolerable levels of crime, which, he says, their mostly Democratic leaders have failed to control.

 

Leid Stories listeners explain their concerns about Trump's law-and-order plan for major crime-ridden (Democratic-led) cities.

Share your views on the issue live on air. Call 888-874-4888.

July 22, 2020  

Here's what we're talking about today on Leid Stories.

Was it not inevitable that with soaring crime rates in several major U.S. cities -- New York City, Detroit, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, to name a few -- and the attendant problems of violence, unemployment and homelessness that have skyrocketed and lackluster local leadership -- a bold response would be a "smart" move for an enterprising politician like Trump to make?

Call 888-874-4888 to join our live discussion.

July 21, 2020  

Trump's dirty war games--a desperate, racist, 'stable genius' attempt to save his flagging presidential campaign--are why he must be defeated. 

He debuted his newly minted,  Gestapo-style police terror squad to restore "law and order" in [mostly Democrat-led] cities, Trump said. He was pleased that it worked so well in Portland, Ore., he'll bring his domestic war games next to Chicago, another Democrat-led, city overrun by crime, corruption and civil unrest 

Trump has found joy, purpose and remarkable benefit in being  commander in chief, and he intends to ride this power wagon until the wheels fall off. We must make sure that they do.

July 20, 2020  

>> Two Soldiers Are Called HomeThe Rev. Cordy Tindell (C. T.) Vivian, 95, and Rep. John Robert Lewis, 80, both were called home on Friday, marking the end of a key chapter of the modern-day civil rights movement.

>> Kanye West's Presidential Run Is No Joke.  Entertainment mogul Kanye West just last week declared he is running for president. 

His announcement triggered howls of laughter, but there's nothing funny about it, as Leid Stories explains. 

>> Florida now heads the list of states besieged by Coronavirus deaths and new cases of infection. Trump doesn't seem to think there's a crisis.

>>  The heavy-handed handling of a protest in Portland, Ore., by "mystery" federalized riot police continues to draw widespread criticism and demands for answers.

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