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By Louie b. Free (Contact) | 344 entries
Louie Free hosts his daily radio show at louiefreeshow.com and also blogs for Vindy.com.


Untitled document   I write  this on the last day of May. As the 'blood orange' colour fades from my hair and the 'orange flame' nail polish fades from my finger nails, I'm thinking about the impact that the interviews with couples dealing with Multiple Sclerosis has made on me. ...


Untitled document I write this piece with a broken heart. 30April at 12:57 I received a call from Diane Vettori, Judge Diane Vettori who told me that her Dad had passed, just a few hours ago. Although his name is Joseph Angelo Vettori, you and I know him as OMG, ...

Gimme That Ole Time Religion!

Untitled document It's blog time - so, what do I write about? Well, it's  been a raucous week inside my head(guess that's normal).  As Easter approaches(well, it's here), the usual antiJew emails pour in. From "dirty jew, Jewy Louie and kike, to Christ killer. I must say that I thought these would soften over the years, but,they've ...

Epicurean Alchemy - Adam Gave His, Here's Mine!

Untitled document I was DELIGHTED with the response to a picture I recently posted of some vegan ribs that I made. I've had SO many request for the recipe.... This  amazing recipe  first came my way,many years ago, from friends at The Farm Community. The original recipe required making a ...

The Beat Goes On - What a Welcome Mat for Ralph Meacham

Untitled document The Beat Goes On - What a Welcome Mat for Ralph Meacham The front page of today's Vindicator shows incoming, highly qualified Mahoning County auditor, Ralph Meacham, newcomer to politics,at his office door. Mr. Meacham was sworn in as auditor late,Tuesday afternoon. I say 'highly qualified' as Mr. ...

Still Waiting....

Untitled document Listeners to the show are familiar with the Truslow family.  Last year, through a family friend, I learned that doctors at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center  had diagnosed Robert Truslow, a teacher at Campbell City Schools,  with complete cirrhosis of the liver, along with liver cancer. It ...

I Witnessed the Police Kill an Unarmed Brown Female

Untitled document Last week I witnessed the police shoot and kill an unarmed, brown female. While driving, I saw police lights ahead in the road.  I was concerned when I saw the one police car stopped in the passing lane, and traffic backing up. I pulled down a side street, ...

It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference

Untitled document Todd Rundgren was talking about love, not politics, but, democrat or republican: "It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference" Well, at least, nationally, it doesn't make a difference.   When it comes to local races, judges, auditors, treasurers, etcetera, be they democrats or gop-ers, it doesn't matter. They're not writing ...

No Fly List

Untitled document On the 16th of September, President Obama said: "...First and foremost, I want the American people to know that our experts, here at the CDC and across our government, agree that the chances of an Ebola outbreak here in the United States are extremely low.  We’ve been taking ...

Don't Forsake Me

Untitled document     I saw an old friend of mine, recently. I was just about to call out to him,thinking he and I could 'catch up' but, I stopped. He was sitting on the porch of his mom's house....sitting and talking with her. They both looked relaxed, talking and ...

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