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September 7, 2018  

Our doors are wide open, come on in! Join us for our weekly open forum where the conversation goes wherever you want it to go. It's "Free Your Mind Friday" on Leid Stories, and it's all about having your say.

Join us for an hour of thought-provoking radio. Call 888-874-4888 and tell us what's been rattling around in your head.

 

 

 
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September 6, 2018  

To accommodate callers who didn't get in on yesterday's discussion due to time constraints, we revisit the subject today so they can have their say.

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September 5, 2018  

A new book, Fear: Trump in the White House, by noted investigative reporter Bob Woodward, won't have us resting easy. It details the almost daily frenzied efforts by President Donald Trump's top aides and staff to head off major catastrophes that tend to originate from one main source: Trump's dysfunctional mind.

This is not the first time Trump's mental acuity has been called into question. But the time has come for open debate on the subject..

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September 4, 2018  

Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan was among many dignitaries and notables attending "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin's homegoing in Detroit last Friday.

He was seated in the front row, along with former President Bill Clinton and civil-rights leaders the Revs. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, who delivered their panegyrics. But Farrakhan didn't speak. Why not, asks Leid Stories.

For yet another year, more than a million people showed up on Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn on Labor Day to have a good time celebrating Caribbean culture and heritage. For yet another year organizers of the West Indian Carnival would like revelers to eat up, drink up, jump up and go home. No politics.

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August 31, 2018  

"Free Your Mind Friday" is our way on Leid Stories of staying sane. We share information, opinions and ideas with each other, happy to entertain views to the contrary. We have good manners and generally are a pleasant bunch, even when we're tackling tough subjects.

Join our open forum. Call 888- 874-4888 to free your mind.

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August 30, 2018  

After President Trump's announcemcent last week that he has asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to "closely study" South Africa's proposals for land redistribution, President Cyril Ramaphosa appears to have slowed the pace and scope of constitutional debates on land reform. 

Laws encoded during South Africa's colonial and apartheid eras have allowed whites, who comprise 8 percent of the population, to own 72 percent of farms, while blacks, who are four-fifths of the population, own only 4 percent. 

Trump's assignment to Pompeo follows a Fox News report on "land and farm seizures" and alleged "large-scale killing of [white] farmers." President Ramaphosa was "seizing land from his own citizens without compensation because they are the wrong skin color," said the report, which the South African government decries as defamatory and inaccurate.

Trump's veiled threat to South Africa is the focus of our discussion today.

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August 29, 2018  

A five-way primary race for governor in Florida, one of the largest swing states in the nation, ended with a bang last night with a Bernie Sanders-backed, come-from-behind candidate claiming the big prize. Andrew Gillum, the 39-year-old mayor of Tallahassee, advances to the general election to face off against Republican nominee Rep. Ron DeSantis.

Is Progressive power taking hold?

Pope Francis's recent trip to Ireland--the first papal visit in almost 40 years--was not the triumph hoped for. To the contrary, it served as a  backdrop for renewed demands by angry and tormented Catholics that the church respond forthrightly to an epidemic of sex abuse, especially against children, by priests and officials immunized by the culture of silence and coverup within the church. Confronted in Ireland about the crisis, Pope Francis responded by saying he felt shame for the church. Now a militant faction wants the pope to resign. But Leid Stories asks: Will that solve the problem?

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August 28, 2018  

Midterm elections are just around the corner, and candidates vying for office are honing their messages--i.e. their sales pitches to voters about where they stand on key issues and why they will be better legislators than their opponents. They'll sell you on their and their party's agenda, but will it be in sync with yours? 

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August 27, 2018  

President Donald Trump and many of his chief aides, advisers and cohorts have reason to worry. Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, last Tuesday was found guilty of bank and tax fraud and hiding overseas bank accounts. He faces a second trial next month. Also last Tuesday, Trump's former personal lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, in a plea agreement admitted to campaign finance violations and bank and tax fraud.

The Manafort and Cohen charges grew out of a broader federal investigation into possible Russian interference in U.S. elections in 2016.

Curiously, while Special Counsel Robert Muller's Russian-interference probe proceeds apace, the federal probe into Hillary Clinton's  contentious and ethically challenged tenure in office as secretary of state has gone dormant. Why?

Dr. Jerome Corsi, author of several books and authoritative articles on politics and deep-state issues, offers his perspective on why Hillary Clinton continues to be shielded from prosecution.

Later in the program, retired Wall Street banker turned anti-charity-fraud crusader Charles Ortel reports on the latest legal actions against The  Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, which Ortel calls "the largest inprosecuted charity fraud in history."

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August 24, 2018  

It’s the best open forum on the planet—a free-form, unscripted hour dedicated to your thoughts, opinions and ideas. Whether on what’s in the news or what ought to be, choose your subject and opine away. But don’t be surprised if someone picks up the gauntlet you throw down.

Call 888-874-4888 and free your mind.

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