Leid Stories Stories and news that affect us all

May 28, 2021  
It's “Free Your Mind Friday” on Leid Stories!
We dispense with our regular Leid Stories regular program format and  become an open forum for listeners to talk about what's on their minds and about which they have a considered opinion.
 
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May 27, 2021  
Mass killings like yesterday's slaughter of nine people at the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority in California are increasing in frequency and impact in the United States.
Yet, even experts are at a loss to explain why they are are happening or how best  to deal with what has become a public health crisis. 
May 26, 2021  
Here's what we're talking about on Leid Stories today.
 
What is your identity?
 
Think you know?
 
May 25, 2021  

We're observing the  anniversary of the police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minn., and discussing what we are all called to do in advocating for and advancing human-rights struggles all over the world.

May 24, 2021  
TOPIC 1: 
Is Trump succeeding at setting up a parallel presidency and a pseudopolitical party? Why aren't neither Republicans nor Democrats demanding clear policy statements from political leaders on these questions? Or, is their silence their answer? Who among Republicans speaks for and represents the party's official policy and position on anything Trump?  Should a commission of inquiry look into the possible hijacking of the democratic/political process by Parallel President Donald Trump?
 
TOPIC 2
President Biden, you've emboldened the opposition by avoiding the matter of who's leading the Republican Party, thereby appearing to approve asa political equal someone who no longer holds that office, although you appear to be at ease with the unorthodox arrangement. 
 
May 21, 2021  
t's “Free Your Mind Friday” on Leid Stories!
Our regular program format gives way to an open forum for listeners to offer their considered opinions about issues and events in the news.
Folks may or may not agree with your position. But we want to hear how well you build your case.
Have something you want to say? Call 888-874-4888 and say it live on air!
May 19, 2021  
My Guest Today : Elisa Llenza
 
TOPIC 1: 
In Puerto Rico, Many Women Worry, "Am I Next?"
Activist Elisa Llenza discusses the alarming spike in the murders of women in Puerto Rico by men in their lives.
 
TOPIC 2: 
It Is What It Is, But What Is the State of Affairs With U.S. Politics?
Listeners express their views about the American political system.
 
May 18, 2021  
More than a year into the Covid-19 pandemic that has gripped the nation -- and most of the world -- we continue doing our best to survive and thrive.
It's what life is: In the bleakest, most challenging times, how do we pull through -- not for our sakes alone, but for those who depend on us.
We pause and give thought
and thanks today for the ongoing miracle of our survival in this raging storm. Just to remind ourselves that countless others have shared, and still share, the journey.
 
May 17, 2021  
Colonial Pipeline reportedly paid a $5-million ransom to a hacker group calling itself Darkside to get its gas- and fuel-distribution system back up and running. 
Was yielding to DarkSide's ransom demand -- which Colonial Pipeline was advised not to do -- a smart move?
 
▪︎Why aren't CNN's reports on the devastating impact of Covid-19 in India featuring Indian reporters? Indians can't tell their own story?
 
What do you think?  Call 888-874-4888 and share your thoughts live on air!
May 13, 2021  
▪︎The Colonial Pipeline, which runs from Houston to Linden, New Jersey, and supplies 45 percent of the fuel used on the Eastern Seaboard, is back online.
A ransomware organization calling itself DarkSide had claimed responsibility for unleashing a cyberattack against Colonial, disabling its pumps and other vital operations. DarkSide  demanded a ransom to undo its handiwork. Meanwhile, coast to coast across the South many gas stations are running out or already have run out of fuel.
DarkSide has ushered in the new "in" crime. Is the U.S. behind the 8-ball on this one? 
 
▪︎The trial and conviction  of Minnesota ex-cop Derek Chauvin on murder and manslaughter charges in the killing of George Floyd last year is becoming a benchmark of sorts. 
Across the country police departments are seeing their ranks diminish through resignations, retirements, career changes, even dismissals from from the force. But something else seems to be happening now.
Leid Stories discusses what many police departments are dealing with that directly affects the relationship between policing and communities. 

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