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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: September, 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.

Sep 26, 2019

Roughly 40 million people live in poverty in the USA. Can you imagine living under $24,000 a year for a family of four? If you can’t, why not? Surely the media should help. This week, why mainstream media are so poor at covering poverty – and what one project, the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, is doing about it.  Music feature:  "Be Love" by the Alexis P. Suter Band, courtesy of HipBone Records.

Guests featured from the Economic Harship Reporting Project include David Wallis, Managing Director;  Yoruba Richen, Board Member and filmmaker;  and Joseph Rodriguez, Contributing Editor and photojournalist. 

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Sep 24, 2019

"Almost fifty thousand workers went on strike at General Motors Sept 16th, 2019, after management and United Auto Workers Union negotiators failed to agree on a new contract. GM has bounced back from recession thanks to a taxpayer bailout, government tax breaks and contracts and a brutal restructuring of the workforce. Now even though the company’s made $35 billion in the last few years - they want concessions, and yet more plant closures and layoffs."

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Sep 19, 2019

Gender-based violence – why are states so bad at making it stop? This week, in her first appearance since fleeing Brazil, women’s rights advocate Debora Diniz joins fellow activists and philanthropists to discuss what works and what doesn’t in stopping violence against women and girls.  Music featured: “Cause I’m a Woman” by Muted Soul Featuring Jess King courtesy of Muted Records.

GUESTS:  Debora Diniz, Deputy Director of Rights and Justice;  Terry McGovern, Chair of Population and Family Health, Columbia University Medical Center;  Kavita N. Ramdas,  Director of Women’s Rights Program, Open Society Foundations.

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Sep 11, 2019

No matter how we tackle climate change, cities are key. They emit massive amounts of carbon and they're ground zero for the climate crisis. But could they also prove to be the sites of our best climate solutions? Music featured: “City Life” by Marshall Jefferson and Joseph Long featuring Curtis McClain, and remixed by Victor Simonelli, from the ‘Shelter From the Streets Compilation,’ courtesy of West Side Records.

Featured guests:  Ashley Dawson, Professor of English, CUNY Graduate Center;  Mychal Johnson, Co-Founder, South Bronx Unite;  Aurash Khawarzad, Artist, Educator and Urban Planner.

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Sep 9, 2019

"I don’t know about you but I take a teeny weeny bit of offense when a guy in a glass house lobs a great big stone and expects me not to notice the sound of shattering."  

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Sep 4, 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.

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

the Resistance Revival Chorus

 

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