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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, 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.

Apr 29, 2019

"None of the Above: The Untold Story of the Atlanta Public Schools Cheating Scandal, Corporate Greed, and the Criminalization of Educators", by Shani Robinson, a teacher who was charged in the case and Anna Simonton, journalist. They aim to correct the record on the story and draw attention to the broader issue of how our system has failed both educators and students and how a grab by corporate interests from public housing to charter schools is at play putting profits over people.

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Apr 24, 2019

Far more than an escape, comics can pack a political punch, and so do our guests. First up, Mohammad Saba’aneh describes how he transposed his lived experience to the page, exposing the cruelties of Israeli occupation and celebrating popular resistance as the path forward. And, Nate Powell uses his craft of political comics to break down a specifically American phenomenon – the creep of fascist aesthetics into our police and consumer choices. Music in the Middle:  “The Burning City” by Q Burns Abstract Message from his album “Audio Totem Pole”, released on 8D-Industries.

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Apr 22, 2019

"These days, establishment journalists spend inordinate amounts of time, bemoaning their own welfare and the state of their beleaguered industry. but it’s rarely been journalism fed and watered by the establishment that’s asked anything uncomfortable and McKee called for us to have uncomfortable conversations."

The F-Word, Laura Flanders' commentary.
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Apr 17, 2019

Segregation in Education is as bad as ever, and no end appears to be sight. So what approaches might make a difference. What if Segregation, per se, wasn’t the problem? This week, educators speak out, and we visit an Afrocentric school in Brooklyn, where mindfulness and race are not a detail.  Music Feature:  “Plain Folks” by Alexis P. Suter and T.U.B.A., released on HipBone Records.

Guests:
-Rafiq R. Kalam Id-Din II, Esq. ,Founder & Managing Partner Ember Charter Schools for Mindful Education, Innovation and Transformation
-Lurie Daniel-Favors, Esq. General Counsel, The Center for Law and Social Justice
-Matt Gonzales, Director of School Diversity, New York Appleseed

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

Apr 10, 2019

It’s time to start looking at conflict in a new and different way -- and women are at the forefront. A look into a new PBS film series with an all-female directors that is focusing attention on what we can learn from women who risked their lives for peace --  and changed history in the process.  Guests: Julia Bacha, a Peabody and Guggenheim award-winning filmmaker, and director of “Naila and the Uprising”. Gini Reticker, an Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker who  directed “The Trials of Spring” and is also an executive producer of the Women, War, and Peace series.  Music Spotlight:  Blake Leyh’s film score for Gini Reticker’s “The Trials of Spring".

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

Apr 8, 2019

Trump’s hardline policies have all sorts of people asking how our immigration rules got to be so open to abuse - and what alternatives are out there? Is there any country that treats migrants right? And if so, what could we learn from them? Joining Laura to unpack these issues are Atossa Araxia Abrahamian, Senior Editor at The Nation magazine and author of “The Cosmopolites”, a book that focuses on the buying and selling of citizenship and John Torpey, Professor of Sociology and History and Director of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies at the Graduate Center, of the City Univeristy of New York. He’s also the author of “The Invention of the Passport: Surveillance, Citizenship, and the State” that details the history of the modern passport and why it became so important for controlling movement in the modern world.

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Apr 3, 2019

Legalizing cannabis, repairing the economy, that's this week on the Laura Flander's Show. The fight for legalization of marijuana has never been easy and it's still not, as evidenced by the recent collapse of a month's long effort in New Jersey and the battle still raging in New York. A key issue in both is how to ensure that legalizing of cannabis doesn't just make for another privatized corporate monopoly. But instead repairs the harm that's been done by the war on drugs. Music in the middle:  “Us and Them” by Easy Star All Stars and remixed by Dreadzone from their tribute album to Pink Floyd titled ‘Dubside of the Moon’ released on Easy Star Records. 


Guests: 

Kassandra Frederique, NY State Director, Drug Policy Alliance
Mary Pryor, Founder & CEO, Cannaclusive
Raybblin Vargas, Communications Coordinator, Green Worker Cooperatives
*All guests are a part of a Coalition - Start Smart New York

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

 

 

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