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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: May, 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.

May 30, 2019

"Eighty years ago, this April, Spain fell under a thirty year dictatorship after right beat left in a brutal civil war. History feels acutely alive to me today and not just because for the first time in my life, I’m in Spain."

The F-Word, Laura Flanders' commentary.

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May 29, 2019

This week, we’re happy to share with you a podcast we love and enjoy called ‘Building Local Power” produced by the Institute For Local Self-Reliance and hosted by ILSR staff members Chris Mitchell, Stacy Mitchell and John Farrell.    The podcast offers new ideas for breaking the hold of corporate monopolies and expanding the power of communities to chart their own future. The following episode is titled “Shining a Light on Anti-Competitive Behavior”.  They discuss the AT&T and Timer Warner merger; how New Mexico’s Energy Transition Act is not in the public interest, and other anti-competitive corporate actions and state policies that might have slipped under the radar. 

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May 23, 2019

In the upcoming 2019 Barcelona elections, Mayor Ada Colau of Barcelona en Comú is up for re-elections. BCN en Comú is a part of a network of municipalist movements that calls themselves Fearless Cities. We will hear from Debbie Bookchin author and activist, based in New York; Rodgrigo Conejo of WikiPolitico based in Mexico; Kali Akuno of Operation Jackson based in Jackson Mississipi, Gala Pin of Barcelona en Comú. They share some of their challenges and successes in their projects, and what they have learned from building municipalist networks in their respective territories.

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May 22, 2019

"white nationalists have been targeting bookstores and libraries across the country for a while"....."It’s not the hate that’s new. It’s the apparent sense of entitlement. ....they’re out in plain sight, and not just in the media’s backwaters but in the nation’s capital...." The F-Word, Laura Flanders' commentary.

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May 22, 2019

Our city's economy – what is it for? New York's has been very good at piling up profits and building tall buildings. But all that private profit has come at a cost to public services and public trust. Could it be different? On this week's show, we talk about the new conversations that are happening between labor unions and community members. Between residents, workers, and employers about how everyone's economy can move forward.

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Guests:
•J. Phillip Thomson, Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives, City of New York
•Roger Green, Executive Director, DuBois Bunche Center for Public Policy
•Gladys Drew, Worker-owner, Cooperative Home Care Associates
•Adria Powell, President and CEO, Cooperative Home Care Associates
•Lynn Benander, President, Co-op Power
•Rebecca Lurie, Coordinator, Community and Worker Ownership Project
•Shilpa Nandwani, Co-founder, Khao'na Kitchen
•Cole Carothers, Co-founder, Khao'na Kitchen
•Sheila R. Foster, Professor of Law and Public Policy, Georgetown Law
•Live performance by the Resistance Revival Chorus at the close of the show

May 15, 2019

This week, two artists who expand our ideas about beauty, risk, mobility, and inclusion. Wheelchair dancer and esteemed choreographer Alice Sheppard, and MacArthur Genius Award-winning action architect Elizabeth Streb. What difference does art make? Should art-making be a human right? What will it take to disable the limits society puts around “normal”?  Music Featured:  “How Do You Feel?” by Vanessa Daou from her “Welcome to My Blues:  Anthology (1994-2017)” released on Daou Music in conjunction with Kidd Recordings.

 

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May 8, 2019

Art organizations and sponsorship dollars have gone hand in hand for decades. But with backlash and protests over donors ethics, should cultural institutions begin looking into new funding streams? We look at the role of private dollars vs. public good in cultural art institutions.  PLUS, A AUDIO EXCLUSIVE:  The conversation continues with guest Jonathan H. Marks  We discuss his new book “Perils of Partnership.”  Music Featured:  Reverend Billy & The Stop Shopping Choir, a radical activist performance community, with “Beatitudes”, from their premiere album “The Shopocalypse.”

Guests: L.A. Kauffman, activist and member of Sackler P.A.I.N and Author, HOW TO READ A PROTEST

Professor Jonathan H. Marks Director of the Bioethics Program at Penn State University, and affiliate faculty in law and international affairs.  And author of a new book “Perils of Partnership”

Jess Worth, Activist, co-founder of “BP or not BP”and the Art Not Oil coalitions and currently is the co-director of Culture Unstained

 

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May 6, 2019

"The Attorney General’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee and his standoff with the House may be important. Something, sometime,  may come of it. But let’s consider the opportunity cost of all that one-note coverage."

The F-Word, Laura Flanders' commentary.
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May 1, 2019

A suspicious fire and a white power symbol at a legendary leadership school in the U.S. South. And a brutal backlash to a women’s rights march in Pakistan. This week, leaders who are resilient under violence, with the co-executive directors of the Highlander Center, Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson and Rev. Allyn Maxfield-Steele join us from Chattanooga and attorney and activist Nighat Dad founder and Executive Director of Pakistan’s Digital Rights Foundation.  Music Featured:  "Power Justice and Love" by Morley from her album 1000 Miles released on Six Degrees Records.

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