Leid Stories Stories and news that affect us all

March 26, 2021  

Here’s what's on Leid Stories (prn.fm, 1-2 p.m. EST) today.

It's "Free Your Mind Friday."  We suspend our regular program format and become an open forum. 

Callers choose a subject or issue about which they have a strong opinion. They present their own view. 

Have something to say?Call 888-874-4888 and free your mind--maybe ours, too.

March 25, 2021  

The Reparations Con Game

The City of Evanston, Illinois, is said to have made history on Monday, becoming the first U.S. city to make make reparations available to its black residents for past discrimination and the contuing effects of slavery.

Tax revenues from recreational marijuana will provide funds to assist African Americans whose families suffered past discrimination. Sixteen African families are slated to share $25,000 already allocated, most of it for housing.

This illustrates the need for an urgent national, comprehensive, authentic discussion about reparations, says Leid Stories.

March 24, 2021  

Outgunned In America

Recent lone-gunman mass killings in Atlanta, Georgia and Bolder, Colorado have brought the country once again to a familiar place -- questioning why these kinds of crimes happen and what can be done to prevent them.

These questions repeatedly have been asked and answered, says Leid Stories. Mountains of information and data and rafts of policies are proof.

So, why are we back to square one on this, and still not getting the kinds of information needed to inform new policies and approaches?  

There are reasons, says Leid Stories.

March 23, 2021  

Former President Donald J. Trump clearly has no intention of fading away. Quite the opposite.

Since being dethroned by Biden, Trump has ratcheted up his political game, laying the groundwork for a glorious comeback in 2024. 

Meanwhile, he's set up something of a parallel presidency, with his "White House"at his embattled Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. There, as U.S. parallel president and self-assigned Republican Party leader, he consults with  loyalists on strategies to defeat Biden.

Is Biden ready for another round with Trump?

 

March 22, 2021  

Investigations continue in the March 16 lone-gunman killing of eight people, six of them Asian women, allegedly by 21-year-old Robert Aaron Long in three Atlanta metro-area spas. 

Long, said to be a deeply religious Christian, appeared to condemn spa/massage businesses as sinful places, even as he allegedly patronized them as a self-described sex addict.

Will Long's early attempt at a defense against imminent murder and other serious charges help him? 

March 19, 2021  

Here’s what's on Leid Stories (prn.fm, 1-2 p.m. EST) today.

It's "Free Your Mind Friday." We suspend our regular program format and become a freewheeling  open forum. 

Choose a subject or issue about which you have a strong opinion. Masterfully and concisely present your unique view. Bask in our admiration and gratitude.

Call 888-874-4888 and share your thinking.

March 18, 2021  

Prospective Jurors In Ex-Cop Derek Chovin Trial Are Asked An Interesting Question

Jury selection continues in the controversial trial of ex-cop Derek Chovin, the first of four Minnesota police officers charged in the death of George Floyd during a violent arrest on May 25 last year.

In questioning prospective jurors yesterday, an interesting question was posed to them: Do they support the Black Lives Matter movement, or do they support the Blue Lives Matter police advocacy organization. 

Why were prospective jurors asked this question? 

 

>> Will NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo Stay, Quit Or Be Forced Out? 

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo -- the target of an investigation into his alleged sexual harassment of several female staffers -- is not bowing to pressure to quit, though high-profile Democrats are joining the resign-now chorus against him.

What is convincing Cuomo that he can weather the storm and remain in office?

 

March 17, 2021  

I Told You So!(Continuing Yesterday's Discussion) 

Ex-cop Derek Chauvin, charged in the killing of George Floyd, is seeking both a delay in his trial as well as a change of venue. The Minneapolis court has not yet made a decision, but Chauvin is arguing that a public announcement that the City Council had agreed to a $27-million settlement with the Floyd family seriously jeopardizes his case. 

>> Is it the end of the road for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo -- facing a probe into his alleged sex-harassment of female staffers? As the political heat is turned up and high-profile Democrats call on him to quit, will the defiant governor voluntarily leave office?

 

March 16, 2021  

 Ex-cop Derek Chauvin, chararged in the killing of George Floyd, is seeking both a delay in his trial as well as a change of venue. The Minneapolis court has not yet made a decision, but Chauvin is arguing that a public announcement that the City Council had agreed to a $27-million settlement with the Floyd family seriously jeopardizes his case. 

>> Is it the end of the road for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo -- facing a probe into his alleged sex-harassment of female staffers? As the political heat is turned up and high-profile Democrats call on him to quit, will the defiant governor voluntarily leave office?

>> The U.S. Senate voted 51-40 yesterday to confirm the appointment of Debra Ann Haaland secretary of the interior, the first Native American named to that post. Haaland formerly represented the 1st Congressional District in New Mexico.

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March 15, 2021  

>> Record $27M settlement in George Floyd case. But victory is not complete.

>> Ex-cop Derek Chauvin's trial set to begin with jury selection this week.

>> The end of the road for Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) with probe into his alleged sex-harassment conduct? Will he quit or face trial?

What are your thoughts on these issues? Call 888-874-4888 and share your views live on air!

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