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August 24, 2020  

The Republican National Convention begins today in Charlotte, N.C., and ends Aug. 27. Like the Democratic convention (Aug. 17 - 20 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin), the Republican party faithful will showcase their high-profile candidates running this election year and make the case to voters to keep the party in power for the next four years.

Leid Stories asks listeners to decipher the political mood as the parties gear up for battle. Are voters excited about Election 2020, or are other matters commanding their attention?

August 21, 2020  

Welcome to "Free Your Mind Friday" on Leid Stories. It's our weekly open forum for listeners who have a thing or two to get off their chests but somehow missed the opportunity.

Well, here's your chance to get it said. Call 888-874-4888 and speak your truth live on air!

August 20, 2020  

Day 3 at the DNC: Pleas for Unity and Support for the Biden-Harris Ticket, and Dire Warnings About Trump's Assault on Democracy.

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08.20.2020

August 19, 2020  

Here's what we're talking about on Leid Stories today:

It's long past time that political parties be closely examined to determine their relevance and usefulness to the interests of people of color in the United States.

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08.19.2020

August 18, 2020  

>> They were mildly miffed--not nearly as angry and outraged as their base is known to be about Donald Trump and his errant administration. How could such media-smart and -savvy people miss the mark so badly with their messaging?

 

Leid Stories looks at Day 1 coverage of the 2020  Democratic National Convention that failed at a really important  mission.

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08.18.2020

August 17, 2020  

>> House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has summoned her troops back to Washington for a must-win fight that President Trump started--and seemed to be winning--all by himself after the Democrats went back home on recess.

Whatever allegedly was done by Trump and his minions to tinker with the U.S. Postal Service's mail delivery systems and procedures ahead of the general election will now be investigated for possible fraud. Fireworks guaranteed.

>> The Biden/Harris ticket is strengthening its appeal, even as former President Barack Obama reportedly is confiding in political insiders his fear that the gaffe-prone Biden might screw things up.

 

>> More and more, "news" stories seem to be suggesting that it's time the country return to "normal." Is it? Who gets to make that call?

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08.17.2020

August 14, 2020  

Welcome to "Free Your Mind Friday" on Leid Stories. If you're joining us for the first time, welcome. On Fridays we turn the program into an open forum for listeners to speak their minds on any subject or topic they choose. 

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August 13, 2020  

We enter the murky world of race, racial classification and racial politics in the United States, directly referencing both former president Barack Obama and  Kamala Harris, who presidential candidate Joe Biden has named his vice presidential running mate.

As was with Obama, Harris's racial identity has already become a media obsession, not about who and what she is,  but about who and what she is not. She is not white.

Leid Stories starts with that premise today, as we look at how Harris's nomination revives centrality of race in America and how it continues to shape our lives.

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08.13.2020

August 12, 2020  

Here's the promo for Leid Stories today.

It's a two-fer! Noted historian, scholar and prolific author Dr. Gerald Horne answers more questions about his latest book, "The Dawning of the Apocalypse: The Roots of Slavery, White Supremacy, Settler Colonialism, and Capitalism in the Long Sixteenth Century."

And, he gives a quick tour of hotspots around the world. 

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08.05.2020

August 11, 2020  

Here's what we're  talking about on Leid Stories today.

>> Former mayor of San Francisco Willie Brown thinks  that Kamala Harris, who is said to be high on the list of vice presidential possible running mates for Joe Biden, should "politely decline" the offer if presented. Harris should think of a political future beyond a presumed single term for Biden, if he becomes president, Brown says.

>> Is Bernie Sanders' "Make Billionaires Pay Act" proposal really an act of revenge?

 

>> In these lean times what do you do to stretch a dollar?

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08.11.2020

 

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