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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: March, 2019

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.

Mar 28, 2019

"A collusion crisis. Barr says Mueller says he found no proof of a Russia/Trump Campaign conspiracy to undermine US democracy. Oh no! How are cable companies going to keep their ratings up with an audience that’s collusion-hooked?"

The F-Word, Laura Flanders' commentary.

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Mar 27, 2019

Just days before the anniversary of activist Marielle Franco's assassination in Brazil, prosecutors there charged two former police officers with her murder. Those arrests may provide a partial answer to the question of who killed her but many other questions, including who ordered her killing and why, remain unanswered. This week, we talk with Yifat Susskind of MADRE and K.K Verdade of ELAS about the current fight for human rights in Brazil, and the right-wing hate campaign against feminist so-called "gender ideology" worldwide.  Music Spotlight: “Marielle Franco (Desabafo)” by MC Carol featuring Heavy Baile

For our Patreon Community, you’ll find more in depth information on this weeks show, including research materials and additional links to explore. 

Mar 22, 2019

The State of Washington has declared a public health emergency due to spreading outbreaks of Measles. The World Health Organization credits "Vaccine Hesitancy" as a cause of the resurgence. And Trump tops it off by tweeting his doubts about vaccines and what he's called doctor inflicted diseases—it looks like more than just the measles are contagious! 

The F-Word, Laura Flanders' commentary.

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Mar 20, 2019

The media layoffs are here. It's new media’s sky-is-falling moment. Instead of the promised golden age, we're seeing rolling cutbacks and massive layoffs at digital darlings like Vice and Buzzfeed. Is that it, for workers rights? Are unions any match for advertising pressure from Google and Facebook? Music Featured:  “The Awakening” by 4 Hero featuring Ursula Rucker.  Support theLFShow!

Guests:
Kim Kelly, Council Member, Writers Guild of America, East
Albert Samaha, Investigative Reporter, Buzz Feed News
Nastaran Mohit, Organizing Director, The NewsGuild of New York

 

Mar 18, 2019

CDFIs grew from church basements and kitchen tables to number more than 1,000 institutions with billions of dollars of capital. Joining us to explain just how CDFI’s make a difference - from inner cities to Native American reservations, is Clifford Rosenthal, an internationally recognized developer of programs to provide financial access for low-income and underserved people, and author of the new book "Democratizing Finance: Origins of the Community Development Financial Institutions Movement" that traces the roots of community development finance over two centuries, situating CDFIs within the long history of institutions that seek to provide access to capital for communities previously denied access to it. They are a great development model.  Help us thrive not just survive...Support theLFShow!

Mar 13, 2019

Regulation, degradation, shaming, blaming - enough! Is it time for sexual liberation yet? We talk a lot about sex but not often enough about pleasure, On today's show we try to make up for that and hear from some bloggers, activists and educators who are practicing very positive consent.  Music Featured:  Allies And Enemies by Zara McFarlane on Brownswood Music;  Free by Ultra Naté.  Support theLFShow!

Featured Guests and their Podcasts: Jaclyn Friedman Unscrewed; Tina Horn Why Are People Into That ;  Ericka Hart Hoodrat to Headwrap: A Decolonized Podcast

 

Mar 8, 2019

The same miserable mob that mauled main street banks has plundered and pillaged newspapers across the country. Pursuing only profits, private hedge funds bought and stripped even long-lived legacy papers leaving them for dead. One in five local papers has shut up shop in the last 10 years, according to a recent report from the Knight Foundation.

Check out Laura Flanders report for the Next System, "Next System Media: An Urgent Necessity" and more coverage at our website in our archives.
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Mar 6, 2019

Days of wonder, days of rage. We're living through an information revolution as profound as any since Gutenberg and the printing press, but are we the people, the so-called "users", using the technology or is the technology using us and for what ends? How can we harness this particular transformation for good? That’s the question, and we have some answers.  Guests:  Douglas Rushkoff, Team Human;  Chancey Fleet, Data & Society Fellow;  Nabil Hassein, School For Poetic Computation and Code Ecologies.  Music Featured:  TQX with “Do Not React” featuring Invenio Singers, from the album "Global Intimacy".  Support theLFShow!

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