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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: August, 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.

Aug 27, 2019

This week, dance as world-changing movement with 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”?  These questions and more this week on the Laura Flanders Show.

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Aug 20, 2019

This week we talk about the way central banks steer world development and for whom. Former Goldman Sachs manager, Nomi Prins author of Collusion: How Central Bankers Rigged the World and public ownership researcher Thomas Hanna believe that banking, and development, could be very different. We're Storming the Federal Reserve this week on the LF Show.

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Aug 16, 2019

"One-two-three-four/ What are we waiting for? Fifty years on, after a night spent largely on that big wet, now commercialized field in Bethel, New York, I'm pondering what’s happened since. What’s taken so long?"

Take a listen to this week's podcast re-share of a popular interview with music producer Danny Goldberg about the Hippie Revolution – and a performance of Climbing Poetree. 

Help us thrive and not just survive, by becoming a member you'll unlock the full transcript of Jerome Roos' interview along with additional audio extras and more. Patreon.com/theLFShow

Aug 15, 2019

Can music make a movement? This week, legendary music producer Danny Goldberg will reflect on 50 years since Woodstock and go in “Search of the Lost Chord”, his book about the hippie summer of 1967. Then, from today's movement music scene, Alixa Garcia and Naima Penniman of Climbing Poetree talk about their album, “Intrinsic”, and perform for us in-studio.  Music Featured:  “Mantra” by Ram Dass and Kriese off the album ‘Cosmix’ courtesy of Waveform Records.

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Aug 7, 2019

Prisons, police and punishment through incarceration. Are they with us forever in the land of the free? Sustained campaigns for change are beginning to pay off. At the community level, it turns out that a whole lot of people and places already make peace without cops. Today, we imagine a world without prisons. It may be closer than we think.  Music Featured:  “If Everyone Were Blind”  by Victor Simonelli and Glenn Sweety G Toby, from the “Shelter From the Streets Compilation” courtesy of West Side and Stellar Records.

Guests:  Esteban Kelly, Executive Director, US Federation of Worker Cooperatives and a founder and core trainer with AORTA;  Kenyon Farrow,  Senior Editor, TheBody.com, and works with Queers for Economic Justice, Critical Resistance, and FIERCE!;   and Kerbie Joseph, Community Organizer, ANSWER (Act Now To Stop War and End Racism) & The Audre Lorde Project.

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Aug 1, 2019

Enjoy a panel discussion moderated by Laura Flanders and a key note address by Oskar Eustis, director of the famed Public Theater in New York, featuring artists as agents of change celebrating the work of Ben Barber, founder of the "Interdependence Movement". The artists, activists and scholars featured were chosen to represent the new and inspiring ways in which the arts, culture, and creativity in particular are giving voice to a new generation of activism, in engaging Barber’s Interdependence Movement philosophy.  Panelists included:  Cristal Chanel Truscott, Ruchira Gupta, Mohsin Mohi Ud Din, Arturo O'farrill.

The event took place this past April at New York University’s Skirball Hall and was promoted jointly by the Performing Arts Library, NYU, Asia Society, and Voices of a People's History. 

You'll find more information and a link where you can watch the event in its' entirety at Patreon.

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