Leid Stories Stories and news that affect us all

January 14, 2022  
It's "Free Your Mind Friday" on Leid Stories. We break from our regular program format and become an open forum for callers to have their say on issues they have strong feelings about.
 
Call 888-874-4888 and free your mind!
January 13, 2022  
︎Are you more aware, less aware or unaffected in your attitude about U.S. politics and its impact on your life?
 
︎How do you measure or gauge your progress in life and that of the nation as a whole?
 
︎Given the precarious times we're living in, do you nonetheless feel confident in the nation's systems of government?
 
︎Do you privately panic about the country's leadership?
January 12, 2022  
President Joe Biden appears to be signaling an intention to run for reelection in 2024, after this term ends.
Should he go for it or not? Why/why not?
 
︎Martha Sepulveda, a devout Roman Catholic woman from Medellin, Colombia, finally was granted her wish to die but euthanasia because she had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a progressive neurological disease with no known cure that had caused her great pain, she said.
She became the first woman in Colombia to be euthanized without having a terminal illness.
Should a government decide whether you wish to die?
 
January 11, 2022  
Is Trump succeeding at underming Biden's presidency with his parallel presidency? Have Republicans fully yielded the party to Trump?
 
︎Just how much has Trump's failed coup attempt on Jan. 6 last year cost the district of Washington, D.C.? Who picks up the tab, and what was the cost?
 
Eight years ago, 61-year-old Yao Pan Ma, was savagely assaulted in the Bronx while he collected soda cans to pay his rent. Jarrod Powell, a 50 -year-old black man, had pleaded not guilty of several charges -- including attempted murder and hate crimes -- at his arraignment last June 22.
But eight years after the brutal attack, Yao Pan Ma has died of his severe wounds. A security camera captured a man, prosecutors identified as Powell, stomping repeatedly on Yao Pan Ma's head.
Does this case make a strong argument for the state's harshest sentence?
January 10, 2022  
Is Trump succeeding at underming Biden's presidency with his parallel presidency? Have Republicans fully yielded the party toTrump?
 
▪︎Just how much has Trump's failed coup attempt on Jan. 6 last year cost the district of Washington, D.C.? Who picks up the tab, and what was the cost?
 
▪︎Eight years ago, 61-year-old Yao Pan Ma, was savagely assaulted in the Bronx while he collected soda cans to pay his rent. Jarrod Powell, a 50 -year-old black man, had pleaded not guilty of several charges -- including attempted murder and hate crimes -- at his arraignment last June 22.
But eight years after the brutal attack, Yao Pan Ma has died of his severe wounds. A security camera captured a man, prosecutors identified as Powell, stomping repeatedly on Yao Pan Ma's head.
Does this case make a strong argument for the state's harshest sentence?
January 7, 2022  
It's "Free Your Mind Friday," our first meet up for 2022. A whole year passed since we last met -- hard to believe! -- and there's a lot to talk about, a lot to free your mind of. 
 
"FYMF" is your time. Let's hear your point of view on issues you deem important. 
January 6, 2022  
Here's what we're talking about on Leid Stories today: The anniversary of the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on Congress by a violent mob of Donald Trump-inspired, wannabe  insurrectionists claiming Trump didn't lose the election; victory was "stolen" from him.
 
January 5, 2022  
Here's what we're discussing on Leid Stories today:
 
Rep. Brenda Lawrence, who represents Michigan's 14th Congressional District, announced Tuesday she'll be leaving at the end of her term.
She'll be the 25th House Democrat and 36th member of that body to quit, although 11 of them have intentions to run for the U.S. Senate or for governor in their states.
 
It's a sign that they may be out but not down; they're just switching focus.
 
Just the same, the exodus from the House will have significant impact. In what ways will that impact likely manifest itself?
 
January 4, 2022  
Here's what we're discussing on Leid Stories today:
 
Will there ever be a consolidation of effort and support among smaller parties to challenge and break the hegemony of the so-called major parties? 
 
Are major parties responsible for race-, class-, gender-, and income- based politics in the United States?
 
Have mainstream political parties agreed to shut out younger people from politics?
 
What kind of person should seriously consider running for public office?
 
January 3, 2022  
It's the first edition of "Leid Stories" for 2022. 
 
Welcome! -- if you're joining us for the first time, or are fairly new to the program. 
And welcome back, those of you who are in the groove again, picking up from we left off all the way back in 2021.
 
I'm Utrice Leid. and this is Leid Stories.
 
So, let's get started.
 
▪︎What do you think will be our greatest challenge as a nation in this new year?
What makes you think so?
 
▪︎Will Donald Trump get his comeuppance this year or will there be a battle royal to spring him from the clutches of the Democrats?
 
▪︎What major national disaster should we be prepared for? Why will it happen?
 
▪︎What strong points do you think the Republicans have against the Democrats? 
 
▪︎Facing the challenges we face as a nation, what is the smartest thing political, institutional and civic leaders can do now? 
 

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