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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: June, 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.

Jun 27, 2018

India in the throes of a fascism that echoes what we have in America. The country is undergoing a political upheaval with PM Modi at its front, and fueled by increased violence towards Muslims, queers, Dalits, women, and more. Our guest, Arundhati Roy, covers this vast breadth of ground in her second novel in 20 years, ‘The Ministry of Utmost Happiness', is now out in paperback.  Music selection: “Into the Sun” by Grupal featuring  Thenmozhi Soundararajan, from Grupal’s album Migration Music.  Support theLFShow

Jun 22, 2018

"Smash society and you create craven people. Craven, from the early English word meaning crushed, defeated, overwhelmed."

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Jun 20, 2018

On this week's program, coproduced with the Democracy Collaborative, Laura reports on a transatlantic experiment in cooperative community wealth building.  In Preston, Lancashire, England, a formerly industrial city, the birthplace of the industrial revolution in many ways, they’ve seen ten years of austerity and partly out of need, and partly out of aspiration they’re practicing, experimenting, with a new model, the Preston model, and it’s inspired by a model in another formerly industrialized city: Cleveland, Ohio, the Evergreen Cooperative model. 

 

Jun 15, 2018

A certain handshake in Singapore dominated the news June 12, so you may have missed Virginia’s Democratic primaries. 

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Jun 13, 2018

What would students in debt, worker coops, and entrepreneurs stand to gain from a public bank in the financial capital of the world?  This week, Deyanira del Río- New Economy Project, Linda Levy, Lower East Side People's Federal Credit Union & Cindy Martinez-Enlace on why it's more needed than ever - and what they're doing to make it happen. Then, the Public Bank NYC's recent launch action with NYC organizations, including NYPRIG; NYCC; and The Working World.  Music: "Masters of Greed" by Rebel Tumbao, Spiritual Life Music.  Support theLFShow

Jun 12, 2018

The commentary is an excerpt taken from our online-only interview with Chomsky, where the famed linguist analyzed the state of geo-nuclear politics, the crisis of climate change, and the need for international solidarity against proliferation. Check out all our web exclusives including the latest featuring Christine Hong: 'Nuclear Brinkmanship is Business As Usual for US-North Korea Relations'.  

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Jun 6, 2018

Social movements and party politics - inherently at odds or natural allies? This week, in his first in-depth TV appearance, Maurice Mitchell, the new National Director of the Working Families Party, joins us in studio. Laura and Maurice discuss his activist background, the WFP's national and international vision, and how the organization is tackling this midterm election year. Music: “I Want to Believe” by UNA from their album "Noise of the Wing".  Support theLFShow

Jun 1, 2018

For the first time, 18-35 year-old "millennials" and their even younger counterparts, “generation z” will be America’s single largest voting block – with power to swing the result, if they actually turn out to cast a ballot. The perennial  question is, will they?

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