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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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Now displaying: April, 2018

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.

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.

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