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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.

May 22, 2018

In this minicast, we speak to indigenous women leaders at the 17th session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) at the UN, New York.  The Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office, together with the international women’s rights organization MADRE, welcomed a delegation of Indigenous women leaders from across the world to participate in the UNPFII.  The session was titled "Local and Global Strategies for Countering Migration and Displacement."  Support theLFShow

 

 

 

May 16, 2018

Housing affordability and power by design? This week on the show, Monique George of Picture the Homeless and Gianpaolo Baiocchi from NYU's Urban Democracy Lab & lead author of the Communities Over Commodities Report argue that a truly just housing policy requires a shift in power. Then [00:22:16], from our TED Women series, two architects who are combatting the effects of gentrification and serving low-income communities through innovative design. Music: “My Truth” by Groove Junkies and ReelSoul featuring Nichelle Monroe, released on MoreHouse RecordsSupport theLFShow

May 9, 2018

1980’s art both personal and political arose out of the AIDS epidemic. Two major NYC art exhibits – Peter Hujar: Speed of Life (Morgan, thru May 20) and David Wojnarowicz: History Keeps Me Awake.   What do the lives of these masterful artists have to do with the art and activism of today?  Laura Flanders and her guests bring the exhibits together in a frank and probing discussion: David Kiehl, Joel Smith, artist Pamela Sneed-Visual Aids. Music: "Come On, Come On" Scott Hardkiss feat Lisa Shaw. Support theLFShow

May 4, 2018

"Would Well’s Free Speech have made it into my news feed on Facebook? I doubt it, because Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced in a meeting with media executives May 1, that his company had started ranking news organizations by trust. News sources that score higher will be promoted, those with lower scores will be suppressed."  Please write a review in iTunes.

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May 1, 2018

Many are protesting Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant's proclaiming April as Confederate Heritage Month, the last state banner to feature confederate iconography. The movement to change it has become a klaxon for the greater movement to take down Confederate symbols. Laura speaks with actress and activist Aunjanue Ellis about her organization Take It Down America, and why this movement is personal. +Genesis Be, returns to Mississippi to speak to a old friend who thinks the flag should stay. Support theLFShow

Apr 27, 2018

Two hundred dollars a year, to make private profits off public water is little for Nestle Water Company in the state of Michigan. When it’s what residents in Flint Michigan are paying every month to drink private water because the public supply’s been poisoned, it’s a lot. Become a member today.  Thank you! 

Apr 25, 2018

When it comes to the heart of the matter of art in New York City, what does a more equitable landscape for art and culture look like? Laura speaks with 3 guests who make it their job to figure out how we’ll democratize access to art and art making plus an example of what that looks like with Educated Little Monsters and Silent Barn. Betty Yu, Chinatown Art Brigade, Amin Husain, MTL Collective, and Charlotte Cohen, Brooklyn Arts Council. Music feat'd “Mask Off Remix” by ELM. Support theLFShow!

Apr 20, 2018

“Politicians and pundits tend to get excited about war, but the US-led strike on Syria of April 14th, was more of a show of weakness than of strength, veteran Middle East correspondent, Patrick Cockburn tells Laura Flanders.“ Patrick has reported on the middle east since the 1970's. Please take the time to write a review in iTunes. Our goal is to thrive, not just survive. Become a member today.  Thank you!

Apr 18, 2018

Laura talks to SEIU International President, Mary Kay Henry (of the Service Employees) and labor journalist Sarah Jaffe about worker wins, challenges, and some new models for organizing. Then, a conversation with Palak Shah and Michelle Miller on a new online platform that's helping labor activists cooperate and win. Music: "Everyday People" by Groove Collective, released on Kufala Records.   Support the show by becoming a member via our Patreon campaign.

Apr 13, 2018

As Israeli forces kill unarmed demonstrators for a third week in Gaza and while the US simultaneously prepares to strike Syria over human rights abuses, I spoke to Lana Abu Hijileh, Country Director-Global Communities,  a Palestinian humanitarian and development professional attending the SKOLL World Forum conference in Oxford, UK, April 13, 2018.  

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Apr 11, 2018
While the money media shifts to emerging social crises, many continue to struggle for basic supplies, medical care, and services including electricity.  Our guests Edna Benitez and Damaris Whittaker Middle Collegiate and Ft Washington Collegiate Churches respectively and Amy TiddNational Nurses United all are playing a part in community relief efforts. San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz on reaffirming show of support from Americans.  Music: Borikén Keys by Baby Power. Why not become a LFShow member
Apr 6, 2018

Related articles referenced: "When towns lose their newspapers, disease detectives are left flying blind" and How America's Largest Local TV Owner Turned It's News Anchors Into Soldiers In Trump's War Against the Media

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Apr 4, 2018

Monopoly capitalism may be on its last legs! This week, economist Michael Hudson joins us to say his predictions on the Trump budget have come true and seem to suggest, more than ever, that capitalism is not only a disservice to the people, but it's also unsuccessful. Then, Stacy Mitchell and Joe Maxwell join us at the Progressive Caucus Strategy Summit in Baltimore. Monopoly capitalism, they say, translates to monopolized power. Music featured: "Funkin' For the World" by Nona Hendryx on SoulClap RecordsSupport theLFShow via our new Patreon campaign.

Mar 30, 2018

March 21st, 2018 the Senate approved the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act, or SESTA.  Sex trafficking is terrible. No one’s for it. Everyone’s against it. What’s awful is what SESTA does, which is encourage big-tech companies to robo-police the internet, with extreme filters that won’t know a survivor story from a sex ad.  

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Mar 28, 2018
Xenophobia, austerity, and an activated constituency -- there's a lot in common across int'l progressive fronts. From the Progressive Caucus Center Strategy Summit 2018: Raúl Grijalva, co-chair,Democrats' Progressive Caucus, Diane Abbott, Labour Party, Nancy Pelosi Minority Party Leader, Mark Pocan, co-chair of Dems' Progressive Caucus and Eduardo Maura, spokesperson of Spanish political party, Podemos. Get $30 off your first week of HelloFresh with promo code: LAURA30. Why not become a LFShow member?
 

 

Mar 23, 2018

#SayHerName: Marielle Franco, assassinated last Wednesday, advocated for the rights of Afro-Brazilian woman.  “She was executed because she was a black favela dweller who fought against the murder of black favela dwellers. The genocide of the black population continues in this country.”

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Mar 21, 2018

Over 30million Americans are uninsured, and even more are sickened by the sky-high costs. While Congress seems sunk in a partisan fight over the Affordable Care Act, & Bernie Sanders Medicare for All bill nowhere near becoming law- though popular, might Big Business offer a way out?  Guests: Ben Palmquist, National Economic and Social Rights Initiative & Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, Physicians for a National Health Program. Then activists from Brazil, Haiti, and right here in the U.S. on what healthy communities need to thrive. Music by Dawn Drake "Cross Crocodile". Support theLFShow via our new Patreon campaign.

 

Mar 20, 2018

We hear from some of the speakers and strikers present at the New York 2018 Women’s Strike. Unifying themes included an end to gender violence, a demand for adequate universal social services, the fight for labor rights, and the need for an anti-racist, anti-imperialist feminism. Guided by the tenets of a renewed radicalism, solidarity, and internationalism, the evening was an electric display of indignation where the spirit of hope permeated through the crowd. Support forward thinking media by making a one time donation or become a sustaining member for as little as $2 a month.

Mar 14, 2018

Women's leadership on the screen, in the streets and on the world stage. This week, New Zealand's former prime minister, Helen Clark and filmmaker Gaylene Preston regarding their documentary, "My Year With Helen," about Clark's foiled bid to become the UN's 1st female Secretary General. Then we stop by the Athena Film Festival to find out why representation remains to important to leadership behind and in front of the camera. Music featured: Sharon Jones "Searching For A New Day".  Support the show by becoming a member via our Patreon campaign.

Mar 9, 2018

Laura Flanders' weekly commentary the 'F-word'.  Write to Laura,  Laura@LauraFlanders.com And please take the time to write a review in iTunes or wherever you get this podcast. Thank you!

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Mar 8, 2018

"Some of us have too much of this world’s goods​... and we are thereby separated too widely from each other," ​wrote Eleanor Roosevelt, the subject of Blanche Wiesen Cook's three-volume biography​. ​For Women's History​ ​Month, Laura speaks to Cook about ​Eleanor - the First Lady of the World - and why her work still resonates. ​Plus, a documentary by filmmaker Ross Watne on Arthurdale, the ​​experimental​, government-funded community Roosevelt ​championed in Depression-era West​ ​Virginia.  Music featured:  “Superman” by violinist Richmond Punch featuring Christian LACE and Tomea Coleman from Richmond’s album “Finally”.  Why not become a LFShow member? Do so and unlock more content. Help us reach our goal of $2G together by July!

Feb 28, 2018

Racial Literacy and Rural Solidarity, this week, Laura talks with two pairs of young activists. Jessica Campbell of the Rural Organizing Project and Lou Murrey of Stay Together Appalachia share tips on combating the right in rural communities. Then, Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi share their high school project - a crowdsourced racial literacy curriculum. Music featured: "Afro-Dixie Remix" by multi-media artist John Sims.  Get $30 off your first week of HelloFresh  with promo code: LAURA30.  Why not become a LFShow member?

Feb 23, 2018

Go to March For Our Lives for more information on the March 24th march. Laura Flanders' weekly commentary the 'F-word'.  Write to Laura, she'd love to hear from you Laura@LauraFlanders.com
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Feb 21, 2018

Power politics and the politics of power - this time on the show, we talk with New York City’s Chief Resilience Officer, Daniel Zarrilli, about the decision to divest from fossil fuels and Clara Vondrich of Divest/Invest, one of the activist groups that helped make it happen. And journalist, Christian Parenti, author of "If We Fail" and "Tropic of Chaos" explains why he thinks we don’t demand enough of government, but extreme weather asks that we demand more.  Music featured: “Climate Change Blues” by the Stop Shopping Choir.  Support theLFShow at our website

Feb 15, 2018

What lies ahead for change makers in 2018, the right and the rest. Laura talks politics, culture, and economics with Tarso Luis Ramos, executive director of Political Research Associates, and Sarah Ludwig, co-founder of the New Economy Project. Plus, Laura tries to imagine a real human family? Music Featured: “Um, Did He Lie?” a parody commentary on SOTU by Parody Project with lyrics by Don Caron and “Walking with Fire” by Sylvia Black ft Jaleel Shaw. Support theLFShow at our website

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