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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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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 20, 2018

We hear from some of the speakers and strikers present at the New York 2018 Women’s Strike. Unifying themes included an end to gender violence, a demand for adequate universal social services, the fight for labor rights, and the need for an anti-racist, anti-imperialist feminism. Guided by the tenets of a renewed radicalism, solidarity, and internationalism, the evening was an electric display of indignation where the spirit of hope permeated through the crowd. Support forward thinking media by making a one time donation or become a sustaining member for as little as $2 a month.

Mar 14, 2018

Women's leadership on the screen, in the streets and on the world stage. This week, New Zealand's former prime minister, Helen Clark and filmmaker Gaylene Preston regarding their documentary, "My Year With Helen," about Clark's foiled bid to become the UN's 1st female Secretary General. Then we stop by the Athena Film Festival to find out why representation remains to important to leadership behind and in front of the camera. Music featured: Sharon Jones "Searching For A New Day".  Support the show by becoming a member via our Patreon campaign.

Mar 9, 2018

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Mar 8, 2018

"Some of us have too much of this world’s goods​... and we are thereby separated too widely from each other," ​wrote Eleanor Roosevelt, the subject of Blanche Wiesen Cook's three-volume biography​. ​For Women's History​ ​Month, Laura speaks to Cook about ​Eleanor - the First Lady of the World - and why her work still resonates. ​Plus, a documentary by filmmaker Ross Watne on Arthurdale, the ​​experimental​, government-funded community Roosevelt ​championed in Depression-era West​ ​Virginia.  Music featured:  “Superman” by violinist Richmond Punch featuring Christian LACE and Tomea Coleman from Richmond’s album “Finally”.  Why not become a LFShow member? Do so and unlock more content. Help us reach our goal of $2G together by July!

Feb 28, 2018

Racial Literacy and Rural Solidarity, this week, Laura talks with two pairs of young activists. Jessica Campbell of the Rural Organizing Project and Lou Murrey of Stay Together Appalachia share tips on combating the right in rural communities. Then, Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi share their high school project - a crowdsourced racial literacy curriculum. Music featured: "Afro-Dixie Remix" by multi-media artist John Sims.  Get $30 off your first week of HelloFresh  with promo code: LAURA30.  Why not become a LFShow member?

Feb 23, 2018

Go to March For Our Lives for more information on the March 24th march. Laura Flanders' weekly commentary the 'F-word'.  Write to Laura, she'd love to hear from you Laura@LauraFlanders.com
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Feb 21, 2018

Power politics and the politics of power - this time on the show, we talk with New York City’s Chief Resilience Officer, Daniel Zarrilli, about the decision to divest from fossil fuels and Clara Vondrich of Divest/Invest, one of the activist groups that helped make it happen. And journalist, Christian Parenti, author of "If We Fail" and "Tropic of Chaos" explains why he thinks we don’t demand enough of government, but extreme weather asks that we demand more.  Music featured: “Climate Change Blues” by the Stop Shopping Choir.  Support theLFShow at our website

Feb 15, 2018

What lies ahead for change makers in 2018, the right and the rest. Laura talks politics, culture, and economics with Tarso Luis Ramos, executive director of Political Research Associates, and Sarah Ludwig, co-founder of the New Economy Project. Plus, Laura tries to imagine a real human family? Music Featured: “Um, Did He Lie?” a parody commentary on SOTU by Parody Project with lyrics by Don Caron and “Walking with Fire” by Sylvia Black ft Jaleel Shaw. Support theLFShow at our website

Feb 8, 2018

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Feb 7, 2018

Architect Carl Anthony and activist Ashley Dawson in dialogue about the confluence of economic and racial inequality, and new forms of extreme weather. In the urbanscape, they argue, more inequality equals less resilience against climate disaster. [00:19:00] Then, Avery Bang from the non-profit Bridges to Prosperity, on how a community's access to bridges is a public right.  Thanks to TED Women. Music featured: "Recycle" by Dub Poet Everton Sylvester. Watch our TV Show and More.  Support this podcast http://LauraFlanders.com/donate

Feb 2, 2018

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Dec 27, 2017

From taking power to making power, a special report from Athens, Greece where many are asking if progressives in government can change much at all if people don’t first change society. In 2015, anti-austerity Greeks were disappointed by the progressive left Syriza government, which they'd voted into office after the financial crisis, but the other things they did to meet society’s needs just might be sowing the seeds for transformation. Music featured:  "Hook or Crook" by Antibales and "Histoire De Molly" by Ballake Sissoko & Vincent Segal.  Please write a review where ever you subscribe to this podcast.

Dec 18, 2017

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Dec 13, 2017

Can sanctuary exist in a state that still insists on broken windows policing? This week on the Laura Flanders Show, Ravi Ragbir and Sara Gozalo of The New Sanctuary Coalition of New York City describe pushing back state pressure and creating real sanctuary, communally, through partnering not policing. And to close out the show, Laura's weekly commentary on how ‘From Washington to Jerusalem - It’s not Reckless. It’s a wreck.’  Music comes by way of the collection 'Sweety G Toby presents: Shelter From the Streets’ benefitting the Book Bank Foundation.

 

Nov 22, 2017

This week on The Laura Flanders Show former prosecutor Paul Butler talks about his book Chokehold: Policing Black Men. And the film Dispatches from Cleveland documents the community organizing that changed the prosecutor's office in Cleveland in the wake of the killing of Tamir Rice.  All that and Laura's weekly commentary don’t believe the Democrat hype about Election Night 2017.

Nov 21, 2017

Laura Flanders' weekly commentary the 'F-word'.  

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Nov 9, 2017

This week a special report covering Trans National Institute's (TNI) gathering earlier this year in South Africa where participants exchanged thoughts and ideas in order to discover a New Politics. Laura Flanders has been part of an initiative promoted by the TNI incorporating activists and organizers from all over the world in a conversation about what many are calling "new politics." We're talking about alternatives, negotiating the space between Soviet-style socialism and Wall Street capitalism. This episode is a co production of theLFShow and TNI.

 

 

Nov 1, 2017

This month marks one year since the election of Donald Trump. The Laura Flanders Show released a special report at that time in which we asked our guests to reflect on social change. How it happens, how it doesn't, what they planned to do the day after the election to keep resistance movements alive and what they do to support their own spirits. One year later those questions matter more than ever, and our guests this week have their own take. Our studio guest is Reverend Jacqui Lewis of Middle Collegiate Church, she was a contributor to the 2017 collection Faith and Resistance in the Age of Trump. Then Adrienne Maree Brown, whom we caught up with in Detroit. She's the author of Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds.  Music featured: “Love On High’ by Juan Hoerni ft. Terry Dexter, the title track of Hoerni’s sophomore album and Look Ahead’ by Honey Dijon, Tim K, and Sam Sparro from Honey’s debut album “The Best of Both Worlds”

Oct 25, 2017

This week, distinguished professor David Harvey joins us in the studio to talk about the spirals of capitalism and his new book Marx, Capital, and the Madness of Economic Reason. Then we meet with filmmaker Pau Faus who captured in his film Ada for Mayor the unlikely, successful, campaign of Barcelona's Ada Colau, from activism to governance.  And Catalan Crisis or Capitalist Crisis? What’s happening in Spain is not only about ancient history. Music featured: El Run Run, by Ivan Lagarto ft'ing Ada Colau, Voces en Guerra by Opoloh featuring Diego Pedragosa and Cant de Batre by Maria Arnal & Marcel Bagés

Oct 18, 2017

This week on the show, Patri Ramirez Gonzalez from the Puerto Rico/Detroit Solidarity Exchange Network talks about grassroots plans to save family farmers and the ecosystem in Puerto Rico, and Trishala Deb, Asia regional director for Thousand Currents, a grant-making organization with partners across the world, shares hard won lessons from grassroots activists in Asia. Then from food justice and grassroots brilliance we'll hear from David Galarza Santa, a labor and community activist, about a Puerto Rican plan to recover, revitalize and resist calls for electricity privatization by building back different.  Music Featured: Living on the Frontline, VJS & Keith Thompson, Corporate Cannibal, Grace Jones.

Oct 16, 2017

Laura Flanders' weekly commentary the 'F-word'.

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Oct 11, 2017

A urgent conversation about media diversity and our lack of it. With guests Joe Amditis, assoc. director, Center for Cooperative Media & Dru Oja Jay, media activist and hacker. And then, from Detroit, a special report on the work grassroots media activists are doing, telling new stories, and creating their own media networks. Music featured: Weapons of Mass Distraction by Thievery Corporation, 18th Street Lounge Records & Alternative Facts by Mikki Afflick, Soul Sun Soul Music.

Oct 4, 2017

Going beyond the headlines of the Ferguson story. We'll talk with one of the directors of the documentary Whose Streets?. As the news cameras left Ferguson, Missouri, after the police killing of Michael Brown, Sabaah Folayan and her team stayed on to document what happens to people subjected to police violence as a matter of routine. And an F Word from me on surveillance. If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention and if you are, well the feds know about it.  Music featured:  selctions from Samora Pinderhughes’ album ‘The Transformations Suite’.

Sep 27, 2017

From taking power to making power. This week on The Laura Flanders Show, a special report from Athens, Greece where many are asking if progressives in government can change much at all if people don’t first change society. In 2015, anti-austerity Greeks were disappointed by the progressive left Syriza government, which they'd voted into office after the financial crisis, but the other things they did to meet society’s needs just might be sowing the seeds for transformation. Music featured:  "Hook or Crook" by Antibales and "Histoire De Molly" by Ballake Sissoko & Vincent Segal.  Please write a review where ever you subscribe to this podcast. 

Sep 20, 2017
Harvey on Harvey. Marxist geographer David Harvey weighs in on natural and not so natural disasters and how we might organize our cities better to avoid them. And Thanu Yakupitiyage from 350.org explains why climate justice requires that we make movements which will reverse our policies on refugees.  Music featured: "New York Minute" by Nickodemus feat. The Real Live Show, Sadat X, ILLspokinN and Rabbi Darkside and “If I told You What I Know” by Climbing PoeTree from their album Intrinsic.
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