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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.

Apr 18, 2018

Laura talks to SEIU International President, Mary Kay Henry (of the Service Employees) and labor journalist Sarah Jaffe about worker wins, challenges, and some new models for organizing. Then, a conversation with Palak Shah and Michelle Miller on a new online platform that's helping labor activists cooperate and win. Music: "Everyday People" by Groove Collective, released on Kufala Records.   Support the show by becoming a member via our Patreon campaign.

Apr 13, 2018

As Israeli forces kill unarmed demonstrators for a third week in Gaza and while the US simultaneously prepares to strike Syria over human rights abuses, I spoke to Lana Abu Hijileh, Country Director-Global Communities,  a Palestinian humanitarian and development professional attending the SKOLL World Forum conference in Oxford, UK, April 13, 2018.  

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Apr 11, 2018
While the money media shifts to emerging social crises, many continue to struggle for basic supplies, medical care, and services including electricity.  Our guests Edna Benitez and Damaris Whittaker Middle Collegiate and Ft Washington Collegiate Churches respectively and Amy TiddNational Nurses United all are playing a part in community relief efforts. San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz on reaffirming show of support from Americans.  Music: Borikén Keys by Baby Power. Why not become a LFShow member
Apr 6, 2018

Related articles referenced: "When towns lose their newspapers, disease detectives are left flying blind" and How America's Largest Local TV Owner Turned It's News Anchors Into Soldiers In Trump's War Against the Media

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Apr 4, 2018

Monopoly capitalism may be on its last legs! This week, economist Michael Hudson joins us to say his predictions on the Trump budget have come true and seem to suggest, more than ever, that capitalism is not only a disservice to the people, but it's also unsuccessful. Then, Stacy Mitchell and Joe Maxwell join us at the Progressive Caucus Strategy Summit in Baltimore. Monopoly capitalism, they say, translates to monopolized power. Music featured: "Funkin' For the World" by Nona Hendryx on SoulClap RecordsSupport theLFShow via our new Patreon campaign.

Mar 30, 2018

March 21st, 2018 the Senate approved the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act, or SESTA.  Sex trafficking is terrible. No one’s for it. Everyone’s against it. What’s awful is what SESTA does, which is encourage big-tech companies to robo-police the internet, with extreme filters that won’t know a survivor story from a sex ad.  

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Mar 28, 2018
Xenophobia, austerity, and an activated constituency -- there's a lot in common across int'l progressive fronts. From the Progressive Caucus Center Strategy Summit 2018: Raúl Grijalva, co-chair,Democrats' Progressive Caucus, Diane Abbott, Labour Party, Nancy Pelosi Minority Party Leader, Mark Pocan, co-chair of Dems' Progressive Caucus and Eduardo Maura, spokesperson of Spanish political party, Podemos. Get $30 off your first week of HelloFresh with promo code: LAURA30. Why not become a LFShow member?
 

 

Mar 23, 2018

#SayHerName: Marielle Franco, assassinated last Wednesday, advocated for the rights of Afro-Brazilian woman.  “She was executed because she was a black favela dweller who fought against the murder of black favela dwellers. The genocide of the black population continues in this country.”

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Mar 21, 2018

Over 30million Americans are uninsured, and even more are sickened by the sky-high costs. While Congress seems sunk in a partisan fight over the Affordable Care Act, & Bernie Sanders Medicare for All bill nowhere near becoming law- though popular, might Big Business offer a way out?  Guests: Ben Palmquist, National Economic and Social Rights Initiative & Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, Physicians for a National Health Program. Then activists from Brazil, Haiti, and right here in the U.S. on what healthy communities need to thrive. Music by Dawn Drake "Cross Crocodile". Support theLFShow via our new Patreon campaign.

 

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

Laura Flanders' weekly commentary the 'F-word'.  Write to Laura,  Laura@LauraFlanders.com And please take the time to write a review in iTunes or wherever you get this podcast. Thank you!

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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

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 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

Laura Flanders' weekly commentary the 'F-word'.  Write to Laura, she'd love to hear from you Laura@LauraFlanders.com
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Jan 31, 2018

What difference does it make when some people are left out of the picture? When police don’t keep data on queer women, for instance - or when the culture looks all white. Activist attorney Andrea Ritchie returns with her book, Invisible No More and Deborah Willis and Hank Willis Thomas - 2 generations of picture makers talk about mothers, sons and radical art. Thanks to TED Women for their collaboration on this report.  Plus V20 call to action “My Revolution Lives In This Body” by Eve Ensler ft. Rosario Dawson from a film short directed by Deborah Anderson. For $30 off your first week of HelloFresh, visit HelloFresh and enter  promo code: LAURA30

Jan 30, 2018

Laura Flanders' weekly commentary the 'F-word'.  
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Jan 25, 2018

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.

Jan 23, 2018

We re-visit Laura's F-Word from 11 months ago on how the Trump administration has launched a Soviet era, McCarthyist witch hunt to catch "illegal" immigrants, that's not really about immigrants at all.

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Jan 17, 2018

Before #TimesUp, a history of successful collaboration between grassroots activists and celebrities was already realized. Laura talks to Eve Ensler, who will be returning to Broadway with a new play titled "In The Body of the World," about why our bodies must be connected to our politics. Then, an interview with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, of the hit show 'Grace and Frankie,' alongside Saru Jarayaman, president of Restaurant Opportunities Center United. Laura spoke to them in Detroit after they went to canvas door to door for a ballot initiative that seeks not only to win a single fair minimum wage, but to help build a broad progressive agenda in Michigan statewide.  +Music featured by Maya Azucena.

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