Leid Stories Stories and news that affect us all

September 30, 2021  

Sixteen years since it last issued a mandatory minimum wage -- or, put another way, after almost two decades of protests, lobbying and legal wrangling -- the State of Florida as of today must adhere to new minimum-wage laws.

The last time Florida enacted a minimum-rate law was in 2004, when the state capped it at $6.15 per hour.

The state this week has approved an hourly rate of $10 -- and, for tipped workers, from $8.65 an hour to $10 -- but workers and their unions have their eyes on a $15-an-hour national standard.

It's been -- and continues to be -- a long, hard fight for U.S. workers to earn a fair, living wage, and the struggle continues all over the country, said to be the world's largest economy. 

How do you see it? 

 

September 29, 2021  

Whatever you choose to believe -- or not believe -- about Coronavirus-19 and its related effects, what has influenced your thinking and guided your actions and decisions the most about it so far?

Is it a health issue,  a political issue, or a personal issue for you?

︎Do you recall having to deal with a national health challenge the way you're dealing with it now? What's the same? What's different?

︎What aspects of the pandemic do you believe need urgent refocusing and attention?

September 28, 2021  

They created a monster, but can't control him: The Republican Party and Donald Trump.

 

R&B phenom R. Kelly finally faces the music, though he doesn't like the tune.

September 27, 2021  
Do you believe, as many do, that this, too, shall pass -- that the turmoil we're experiencing is par for the course and the ship of state will right itself and all will be well again. 
 
We're a tough lot and as a nation will survive daunting challenges, as we did many times before.
 
But this seems and feels different. Can you tell?
September 24, 2021  

It's "Free Your Mind Friday," which means our regular format is suspended and Leid Stories becomes an open forum. 

Callers choose their own topic and make their strongest, most persuasive arguments to support their points of view.

September 23, 2021  
▪︎Can / will we survive the coming crash that's predicted as certain without President Biden and Congress raising the debt ceiling? 
 
Call 888-874-4888 and share your opinion live on air!
September 22, 2021  
As briefly as you can, using only a few words or  phrases, how would you describe the state of the union right now? 
 
As you see it, will things get better or worse? What will be key indicators? 
 
︎Do you feel you're a part of America or apart from it? Explain.
 
How do you rate  President Joe Biden's performance so far? 
 
... and more
September 21, 2021  
As briefly as you can, using only a few words or a phrase, how would you describe the state of the union right now? 
 
As you see it, will things get better or worse? What will be key indicators? 
 
Do you feel you're a part of America or apart from it? Explain.
 
︎How do you rate  President Joe Biden's performance so far? 
 
... and more
September 20, 2021  

 As briefly as you can, using only a few words or a phrase, how would you describe the state of the union right now? 

 
▪︎As you see it, will things get better or worse? What will be key indicators? 
 
▪︎Do you feel you're a part of America or apart from it? Explain.
 
▪︎How do you rate  President Joe Biden's performance so far? 
 
... and more!
September 17, 2021  
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