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The Laura Flanders Show stars forward looking people with reality-based strategies for realizing radical change. Watch on KCET/LinkTV, FreeSpeechTV and on YouTube, or subscribe to the free podcast.

The Laura Flanders Show stars forward looking people with reality-based strategies for realizing radical change. Watch on KCET/LinkTV, FreeSpeechTV and on YouTube, or subscribe to the free podcast.
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The Laura Flanders Show stars forward looking people with reality-based strategies for realizing radical change. Watch on KCET/LinkTV, FreeSpeechTV and on YouTube, or subscribe to the free podcast.

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@theLFshow

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English

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212.343.2353


Episodes

Cooperatives, From Brooklyn to Brattleboro

7/20/2018
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Socialism is as close as your closest coop. Our goal is to thrive, not just survive. By becoming a member, you sustain our independent, and grassroots-driven content!

Duration:00:03:29

Special Report: Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party's Radical Rise

7/18/2018
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What difference does a Party make? We talk about what's happening in the UK where one of the two main parties is picking up many of the radical demands coming out of movement groups seeking to transform the economy and society. In 2017, mainstream media predicted that the Labour Party​ would be crushed in the general election. Instead, it won its best result in 20 years, getting more than 40% of the vote under the leadership of life long socialist and anti-war campaigner Jeremy Corbyn....

Duration:00:27:59

Telling Stories of the Syrian Civil War: Marwan Hisham and Molly Crabapple

7/11/2018
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Our wars abroad and our wars at home. This week on the show, acclaimed graphic artist Molly Crabapple and Syrian journalist Marwan Hisham join Laura to talk about their collaborative book “Brothers of the Gun.” Then, a report by Jonathan Klett on a community in Wisconsin that mobilized to greet Republicans attending a Trump fundraiser: Voces de La Frontera. Music Spotlight: “No State Solution” by Free Radicals featuring Marcos, remixed by Lacandon. Support theLFShow

Duration:00:27:59

F-Word: Jeff Sessions Sets Back The Clock

7/7/2018
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Pay no attention to what the media say about how undermined Jeff Sessions is. POTUS may bait him publicly via tweet. In private, at the DOJ, Sessions is a man on a mission to roll back civil rights and that’s just what he’s doing. Our goal is to thrive, not just survive. By becoming a member, you sustain our independent, and grassroots-driven content!

Duration:00:02:59

All Families Belong Together: Immigration & Incarceration

7/5/2018
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Families torn apart at the border and through our prison system. Can we use this moment of public awareness to create change? Emani Davis, a long-standing advocate for children of incarcerated parents and Color Of Change's Rashad Robinson are this week's guests, plus an explainer on the Bail Bond System with Molly Crabapple and John Legend from Color of Change. Music: "Memory Lane" by Tomasia Got Flows & Stef-I. Support theLFShow

Duration:00:29:27

Minicast: Election 2018 Special, Young Voters and the Progressive Path Forward.

7/2/2018
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The following minicast features highlights from an Election special on Young Voters Hosted by Laura Flanders. The event took place a couple weeks prior to the NY Democratic Congressional primary election where Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeated 19 year-incumbent Joseph Crowley. Produced by Globalvision, and a co-production of theLFShow, Free Speech TV, and Manhattan Neighborhood Network. Guests: Alexandria Ocasio Cortez- District NY-14 Congressional Candidate, Nathan Rubin- Millennial...

Duration:00:09:59

Bodies, Borders, Resistance, Rebirth: Arundhati Roy

6/27/2018
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This week's program, acclaimed author, Arundhati Roy joins Laura to discuss civil strife in India, Hindu fundamentalism, understanding the importance of our bodies, and why we must not lose hope however much violence exists in the world. Her latest novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, is not out in paperback, Knopf Press. Music selection: “Into the Sun” by Grupal featuring Thenmozhi Soundararajan, from Grupal’s album Migration Music. Support theLFShow

Duration:00:28:09

F-Word: National Suicide Point?

6/22/2018
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"Smash society and you create craven people. Craven, from the early English word meaning crushed, defeated, overwhelmed." Our goal is to thrive, not just survive. By becoming a member, you sustain our independent, and grassroots-driven content!

Duration:00:03:29

Democratizing Wealth, Expanding Power - The Preston Model

6/20/2018
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On this week's program, coproduced with the Democracy Collaborative, Laura reports on a transatlantic experiment in cooperative community wealth building. In Preston, Lancashire, England, a formerly industrial city, the birthplace of the industrial revolution in many ways, they’ve seen ten years of austerity and partly out of need, and partly out of aspiration they’re practicing, experimenting, with a new model, the Preston model, and it’s inspired by a model in another formerly...

Duration:00:28:37

F-Word: Bottom Up Wins In Virginia’s Primaries

6/15/2018
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A certain handshake in Singapore dominated the news June 12, so you may have missed Virginia’s Democratic primaries. Our goal is to thrive, not just survive. By becoming a member, you sustain our independent, and grassroots-driven content!

Duration:00:03:01

A Public Bank For Public Good!

6/13/2018
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What would students in debt, worker coops, and entrepreneurs stand to gain from a public bank in the financial capital of the world? This week, Deyanira del Río- New Economy Project, Linda Levy, Lower East Side People's Federal Credit Union & Cindy Martinez-Enlace on why it's more needed than ever - and what they're doing to make it happen. Then, the Public Bank NYC's recent launch action with NYC organizations, including NYPRIG; NYCC; and The Working World. Music: "Masters of Greed" by...

Duration:00:27:59

F-Word: Liberal and Establishment Media Thwarting Populist Politics

6/12/2018
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The commentary is an excerpt taken from our online-only interview with Chomsky, where the famed linguist analyzed the state of geo-nuclear politics, the crisis of climate change, and the need for international solidarity against proliferation. Check out all our web exclusives including the latest featuring Christine Hong: 'Nuclear Brinkmanship is Business As Usual for US-North Korea Relations'. Our goal is to thrive, not just survive. By becoming a member, you sustain our independent, and...

Duration:00:03:29

Outsider Power Shifts Insider Politics: Working Families' Maurice Mitchell

6/6/2018
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Social movements and party politics - inherently at odds or natural allies? This week, in his first in-depth TV appearance, Maurice Mitchell, the new National Director of the Working Families Party, joins us in studio. Laura and Maurice discuss his activist background, the WFP's national and international vision, and how the organization is tackling this midterm election year. Music: “I Want to Believe” by UNA from their album "Noise of the Wing". Support theLFShow

Duration:00:27:59

F-Word: Throwing Shade not Light on Youth Voting

6/1/2018
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For the first time, 18-35 year-old "millennials" and their even younger counterparts, “generation z” will be America’s single largest voting block – with power to swing the result, if they actually turn out to cast a ballot. The perennial question is, will they? Write to Laura. She'd love to hear from you info@LauraFlanders.org Our goal is to thrive, not just survive. By becoming a member, you sustain our independent, and grassroots-driven content!

Duration:00:02:59

Should activists run for Congress?

5/30/2018
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Seattle Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA-7th) and Baltimore activist Dominique Stevenson discuss activism, political involvement and why leaders should consider running for office. Then Stevenson takes us on to a community farming project in Baltimore's Sandtown (Freddie Gray's neighborhood). Music featured: “Bruthas” by Paris Cesvette featuring Brutha Basil from her album “Celestial (My Journey Among Stars)” released on Groove Odyssey. Support theLFShow

Duration:00:27:59

F-word: After Brexit, Blexit: Putting Your Money Where Your Life Is

5/24/2018
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Public banks serving public interests. Find out more about BLEXIT at NextCity.org and learn about the Banking for Justice campaign at NewEconomynyc.org and watch the Laura Flanders Show. Please write a review in iTunes. Our goal is to thrive, not just survive. By becoming a member, you sustain our independent, and grassroots-driven content!

Duration:00:02:59

Making Data Shift Power: Bex Hong Hurwitz and Rashida Richardson

5/23/2018
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It seems like the only tech headlines we have are about disasters. But what about the original promise of tech to innovate and empower? Bex Hong Hurwitz-Data & Society fellow and Rashida Richardson-AI Now Institute, join Laura to discuss the subversive and democratic potential of technology, and how we harness it. Then, Kayleigh Walsh from the UK-based tech cooperative Outlandish - a model that centers on empowerment and sustainability. Music by Mia Doi Todd "Digital" City Zen Records....

Duration:00:27:59

Minicast: Indigenous Women Speak Out At UNPFII

5/22/2018
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In this minicast, we speak to indigenous women leaders at the 17th session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) at the UN, New York. The Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office, together with the international women’s rights organization MADRE, welcomed a delegation of Indigenous women leaders from across the world to participate in the UNPFII. The session was titled "Local and Global Strategies for Countering Migration and Displacement." Support theLFShow

Duration:00:06:22

Communities Over Commodities: How to Get There?

5/16/2018
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Housing affordability and power by design? This week on the show, Monique George of Picture the Homeless and Gianpaolo Baiocchi from NYU's Urban Democracy Lab & lead author of the Communities Over Commodities Report argue that a truly just housing policy requires a shift in power. Then [00:22:16], from our TED Women series, two architects who are combatting the effects of gentrification and serving low-income communities through innovative design. Music: “My Truth” by Groove Junkies and...

Duration:00:29:11

Hujar, Wojnarowicz: Art, AIDS & Challenge of Retrospection

5/9/2018
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1980’s art both personal and political arose out of the AIDS epidemic. Two major NYC art exhibits – Peter Hujar: Speed of Life (Morgan, thru May 20) and David Wojnarowicz: History Keeps Me Awake. What do the lives of these masterful artists have to do with the art and activism of today? Laura Flanders and her guests bring the exhibits together in a frank and probing discussion: David Kiehl, Joel Smith, artist Pamela Sneed-Visual Aids. Music: "Come On, Come On" Scott Hardkiss feat Lisa...

Duration:00:29:31