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July 7, 2017  

It’s not like the idea hasn’t been raised before, but in recent weeks it’s been gaining more and more traction among Republicans and Democrats alike—using President Donald Trump’s erratic behavior and chaotic administration to buttress a claim that he’s mentally unfit, and therefore should be removed from office. It’s a steep, uphill legal climb, but it already has begun, at least in concept.

Leid Stories express their views about whether the move against Trump on psychological grounds will do more harm than good.

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July 5, 2017  

In the aftermath of the patriotism that the Fourth of July usually summons up, Leid Stories brings us back to reality with a sobering question: What Is the Most Urgently Needed Change We Must Make As A Nation?

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June 30, 2017  

There’s so much to learn and know about this world we live in. We can get to it and through it a lot sooner if you help us free our minds by plumbing the depths of yours.

Leid Stories’ “Free Your Mind Friday” is a gathering place for the exchange of information, opinions and ideas, and we delight in the fine art of debate. Join us in our weekly open forum, taking the discussion wherever you want it to go.

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June 29, 2017  

As we approach the Fourth of July, we do a checkup on the state of our state and what we are doing to secure our own independence.

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June 28, 2017  

Leid Stories discusses one of America’s deadliest race wars in modern times. It occurred in the City of East St. Louis 100 years ago and was race- and class-driven.

Historian Charles Lumpkins, an expert on race and class conflict in East St. Louis, discusses how and why conflict became inevitable there. Human-rights activist, the Rev. Dr. Randy Short, discusses efforts by locals and others to dismantle the endemic system of apartheid that has held the town hostage for far too long.

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June 27, 2017  

If the 2016 presidential election proved nothing else, it surely proved how proved how tenaciously we hang on to the notion that two is quite enough, thank you—two political parties, that is—and that need not change.

So, today on Leid Stories we try to understand why we seem to believe this, and why we’re unwilling to explore other political systems that might more directly speak to our aggregate needs and visions for the common good.

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June 26, 2017  

We’ve had far too many clues that as a nation we must debate—and definitively answer—this question: Is it time to dump the two-party system?

 
 
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June 23, 2017  

It’s “Free Your Mind Friday” on Leid Stories, and you’re invited to share the bounty of your knowledge, opinions and ideas about the week’s programs or any subject of your choosing.

Call 888-874-4888 and join the best open forum in Radioland.

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June 22, 2017  

Bill and Hillary Clinton are on edge, waiting for the proverbial axe to fall. It surely will, says financial expert and former banker Charles Ortel, who has been paying close attention to the political and economic landscape for unusual moves by the Clintons.

Ortell digs deeper into the Clinton quagmire and shares new information about the Clinton Foundation’s domestic and global operations.

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June 21, 2017  

Almost three years after the shooting death of a college-bound black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., plunged the city and nation into explosive debates and protests about excessive police, a settlement in the case was announced yesterday.

Lawyers for Lesly McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr., the parents of Michael Brown, announced that a settlement had been reached on their clients’ wrongful-death civil lawsuit against the city, former police chief Thomas Jackson and former police officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed their 18-year-old son. But the lawyers did not discuss the terms of settlement or amount approved by U.S. District Judge Richard Webber, who ordered the settlement sealed.

Leid Stories had discussed several troubling aspects to the case and had predicted that the parents would be pressured into settling rather than pursuing justice to the end.

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