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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, 2020

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 20, 2020

TómateloEnSerioMX is the hashtag under which journalists in Mexico have come together not only to protect themselves, but to stop the spread of misinformation in a country that is gearing up the fight against Covid-19. More than 80 Mexican media outlets, organizations and universities have organized under #TómateloEnSerioMx to unify their public health message, and they are focusing especially on women and other vulnerable people. Against all the odds, Jordy Meléndez Yúdico, María José Evia and Irasema Pineda Ramirez are experimenting with a new collaborative media model with lessons for US journalism. From the homeland of media magnate Carlos Slim, a story of how bigger may not be better and how collaboration can save lives.  Music in the Middle: “Sentir” by Ilse Hendrix, performing live for Chilango’s live sessions spotlighting local artists. 

Support the show and our new series Forward Thinking on Covid-19, by joining as a Patreon partner during our May Day to Memorial Day Fund Drive! We've set a goal of 25 new forward thinking Patreon partners. https://Patreon.com/theLFShow

May 6, 2020

The U.S. already has over one million confirmed cases of Covid-19 and tens of thousands of deaths. Victims of the disease are disproportionately black and working class. What explains our failure to build a more caring state? Princeton professor Eddie Glaude Jr. argues that we must grapple with the divides at the core of our society in order to reimagine the U.S. with a fully inclusive sense of “us.” “What we have to do is tell the truth about who we are. We’re not the best country in the world. We’re not the most powerful people on the planet. We’re fallen, finite creatures who in this moment in most cases are dying alone…” Glaude says. This week’s thoughtful conversation ranges from the impact of decades of Neoliberalism on the American consciousness to the need for a return to compassionate, human-centered governance, to Glaude’s forthcoming book, Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own. Music in the Middle: “A Love Supreme / Exodus” by Rebel Tumbao’s courtesy of Sacred Rhythm Music and Cosmic Arts.

Support the show and our new series Forward Thinking on Covid-19, by joining as a Patreon partner during our May Day to Memorial Day Fund Drive! We've set a goal of 25 new forward thinking Patreon partners. https://Patreon.com/theLFShow

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