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The Laura Flanders Show

On her weekly TV, podcast and radio program, author and journalist Laura Flanders interviews forward-thinking people from the world of politics, business, culture and social movements. The Laura Flanders Show produces 28 minute episodes on a weekly schedule. Recent guests include author/activist Naomi Klein, agrarian reformer Shirley Sherrod, novelist Arundhati Roy, economists Richard Wolff, Michael Hudson and ’Next System” theorist Gar Alperovitz.
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The Laura Flanders Show currently produces 25 minute episodes on a weekly schedule featuring in-depth conversations with forward-thinking people from the worlds of politics, art, entrepreneurship as well as special reports on people working to reduce inequality and shift power, for radical change.  The Laura Flanders Show reaches over 400k viewers weekly on LinkTV and  Free Speech TV, on Dish Network and DIRECTV, as well as on cable stations nationwide and online. The show is distributed weekly on multiple platforms in a variety of formats, including audio, video, and text.

Dec 27, 2017

From taking power to making power, a special report from Athens, Greece where many are asking if progressives in government can change much at all if people don’t first change society. In 2015, anti-austerity Greeks were disappointed by the progressive left Syriza government, which they'd voted into office after the financial crisis, but the other things they did to meet society’s needs just might be sowing the seeds for transformation. Music featured:  "Hook or Crook" by Antibales and "Histoire De Molly" by Ballake Sissoko & Vincent Segal.  Please write a review where ever you subscribe to this podcast.

Dec 20, 2017

Enjoy our 'Year End Review'. Than, Equality Lab's Thenmorzi Soundararajan. Basic digital security measures can limit the impact of up to 85-90% of mass surveillance. Worried about your email getting hacked? Or annoyed by ads that know where you shop? Or an activist who wants to learn to encrypt their communications? Teach yourself how to secure your iphone or Android, network, identity, and communications against potential leaks, hacks, and more. Part of our digital security tutorial series. Support theLFShow!

Dec 18, 2017

Net Neutrality, it's not over yet, goto FreePress.net 

Laura Flanders' weekly commentary the 'F-word'.  
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Dec 13, 2017

Can sanctuary exist in a state that still insists on broken windows policing? This week on the Laura Flanders Show, Ravi Ragbir and Sara Gozalo of The New Sanctuary Coalition of New York City describe pushing back state pressure and creating real sanctuary, communally, through partnering not policing. And to close out the show, Laura's weekly commentary on how ‘From Washington to Jerusalem - It’s not Reckless. It’s a wreck.’  Music comes by way of the collection 'Sweety G Toby presents: Shelter From the Streets’ benefitting the Book Bank Foundation.

 

Dec 11, 2017

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Dec 6, 2017

This week's Laura Flanders Show comes from Whitakers, North Carolina and the annual gathering of the Southern Movement Assemblies -- a living experiment in popular democracy and local self governance. Plantation politics, monopoly capitalism, incarceration instead of peace: a lot of the worst of the American experience has it roots in the US South, but so does much of the best, from slave revolts, to abolition, to organized labor and civil rights. If the country goes as the South goes, what grassroots progressives do here matters. For this special episode we partnered with Project South, an anchor organization of the Southern Movement Assemblies, and Laura was joined by co-host LaDie Mansfield.  Music featured comes by way of Deep Seedz Collective

Dec 4, 2017

Laura Flanders' weekly commentary the 'F-word'.  
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Nov 29, 2017

This week on the Laura Flanders Show, Riane Eisler, author of the groundbreaking book The Chalice and the Blade, and The Real Wealth of Nations, discusses partnership and post-industrial economics. And Laura's weekly commentary, 'Wanted, This Christmas, A Media-Monopoly Bust Up'.  Music featured includes "Matter of Time" by Sharon Jones & the Daptones, on Daptone Records and "Riding for 1,000 Years" by Surreal from Deep Seedz Collective.

Nov 22, 2017

This week on The Laura Flanders Show former prosecutor Paul Butler talks about his book Chokehold: Policing Black Men. And the film Dispatches from Cleveland documents the community organizing that changed the prosecutor's office in Cleveland in the wake of the killing of Tamir Rice.  All that and Laura's weekly commentary don’t believe the Democrat hype about Election Night 2017.

Nov 21, 2017

Laura Flanders' weekly commentary the 'F-word'.  

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Nov 15, 2017

This week on the show, resistance and revolutionary poetry: Aja Monet talks about free-speech, accountability, the poet June Jordan and the fight for Palestinian liberation. All that, and her new book My Mother was a Freedom Fighter.

Nov 9, 2017

This week a special report covering Trans National Institute's (TNI) gathering earlier this year in South Africa where participants exchanged thoughts and ideas in order to discover a New Politics. Laura Flanders has been part of an initiative promoted by the TNI incorporating activists and organizers from all over the world in a conversation about what many are calling "new politics." We're talking about alternatives, negotiating the space between Soviet-style socialism and Wall Street capitalism. This episode is a co production of theLFShow and TNI.

 

 

Nov 7, 2017

Laura Flanders' weekly commentary the 'F-word'.  

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Nov 1, 2017

This month marks one year since the election of Donald Trump. The Laura Flanders Show released a special report at that time in which we asked our guests to reflect on social change. How it happens, how it doesn't, what they planned to do the day after the election to keep resistance movements alive and what they do to support their own spirits. One year later those questions matter more than ever, and our guests this week have their own take. Our studio guest is Reverend Jacqui Lewis of Middle Collegiate Church, she was a contributor to the 2017 collection Faith and Resistance in the Age of Trump. Then Adrienne Maree Brown, whom we caught up with in Detroit. She's the author of Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds.  Music featured: “Love On High’ by Juan Hoerni ft. Terry Dexter, the title track of Hoerni’s sophomore album and Look Ahead’ by Honey Dijon, Tim K, and Sam Sparro from Honey’s debut album “The Best of Both Worlds”

Oct 30, 2017

Laura Flanders' weekly commentary the 'F-word'.  

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Note to our podcast subscribers, you will receive weekly the F-Word in addition to the weekly show with your free subscription or you can subscribe to the F-word via itunes directly.  Please take the time to write a review in iTunes, it helps spread the word. Thank you!

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Oct 25, 2017

This week, distinguished professor David Harvey joins us in the studio to talk about the spirals of capitalism and his new book Marx, Capital, and the Madness of Economic Reason. Then we meet with filmmaker Pau Faus who captured in his film Ada for Mayor the unlikely, successful, campaign of Barcelona's Ada Colau, from activism to governance.  And Catalan Crisis or Capitalist Crisis? What’s happening in Spain is not only about ancient history. Music featured: El Run Run, by Ivan Lagarto ft'ing Ada Colau, Voces en Guerra by Opoloh featuring Diego Pedragosa and Cant de Batre by Maria Arnal & Marcel Bagés

Oct 18, 2017

This week on the show, Patri Ramirez Gonzalez from the Puerto Rico/Detroit Solidarity Exchange Network talks about grassroots plans to save family farmers and the ecosystem in Puerto Rico, and Trishala Deb, Asia regional director for Thousand Currents, a grant-making organization with partners across the world, shares hard won lessons from grassroots activists in Asia. Then from food justice and grassroots brilliance we'll hear from David Galarza Santa, a labor and community activist, about a Puerto Rican plan to recover, revitalize and resist calls for electricity privatization by building back different.  Music Featured: Living on the Frontline, VJS & Keith Thompson, Corporate Cannibal, Grace Jones.

Oct 16, 2017

Laura Flanders' weekly commentary the 'F-word'.

Write to Laura, she'd love to hear from you Laura@LauraFlanders.com
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Oct 11, 2017

A urgent conversation about media diversity and our lack of it. With guests Joe Amditis, assoc. director, Center for Cooperative Media & Dru Oja Jay, media activist and hacker. And then, from Detroit, a special report on the work grassroots media activists are doing, telling new stories, and creating their own media networks. Music featured: Weapons of Mass Distraction by Thievery Corporation, 18th Street Lounge Records & Alternative Facts by Mikki Afflick, Soul Sun Soul Music.

Oct 6, 2017

Laura Flanders weekly commentary the 'fword'. This week, Surveillance. If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention and if you are, well the feds know about it.  

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Oct 4, 2017

Going beyond the headlines of the Ferguson story. We'll talk with one of the directors of the documentary Whose Streets?. As the news cameras left Ferguson, Missouri, after the police killing of Michael Brown, Sabaah Folayan and her team stayed on to document what happens to people subjected to police violence as a matter of routine. And an F Word from me on surveillance. If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention and if you are, well the feds know about it.  Music featured:  selctions from Samora Pinderhughes’ album ‘The Transformations Suite’.

Sep 27, 2017

From taking power to making power. This week on The Laura Flanders Show, a special report from Athens, Greece where many are asking if progressives in government can change much at all if people don’t first change society. In 2015, anti-austerity Greeks were disappointed by the progressive left Syriza government, which they'd voted into office after the financial crisis, but the other things they did to meet society’s needs just might be sowing the seeds for transformation. Music featured:  "Hook or Crook" by Antibales and "Histoire De Molly" by Ballake Sissoko & Vincent Segal.  Please write a review where ever you subscribe to this podcast. 

Sep 20, 2017
Harvey on Harvey. Marxist geographer David Harvey weighs in on natural and not so natural disasters and how we might organize our cities better to avoid them. And Thanu Yakupitiyage from 350.org explains why climate justice requires that we make movements which will reverse our policies on refugees.  Music featured: "New York Minute" by Nickodemus feat. The Real Live Show, Sadat X, ILLspokinN and Rabbi Darkside and “If I told You What I Know” by Climbing PoeTree from their album Intrinsic.
Sep 13, 2017

This week dreams and defiance. Award winning playwright and essayist Wallace Shawn, discusses his new book Night Thoughts, meditations and speculative dreams for a better world. And Ed Whitfield, from The Fund for Democratic Communities in Greensboro, NC, on cooperatives, consumer politics and impeachments. And the fword, where are the monuments to the motley crew? Music featured: “Heart Seed” by DJ Sun featuring Leah Alvarez and Martin Perna and “Funk That” by Nickodemus featuring The Illustrious Blacks.

Sep 6, 2017

Anti-Trump is not enough! This week, Laura Flanders show comes to you from Berlin. In the lead up to the German elections, the German left is saying that opposing Trump is simply not enough. But the left has work to do too, as we'll see. Then, two guests join us in Cape Town, South Africa to discuss new governance from the left.  Music featured:  "Histoire De Molly" by Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Segal, "Gentrified Children" by Congo Sanchez, and Scott Hardkiss mix of "Revolution" by the Hardkiss Brothers.

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