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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

Catastrophes, Cooperatives, and Capital

11/14/2018
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Six years later, in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, something unexpected rose up out of the devastation in the Rockaways-- worker-owned businesses.

Duration:00:31:14

The F-Word: WTF White Women?

11/9/2018
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Tuesday, November 6th, white women rained all over that new day dawning. Our goal is to thrive, not just survive. By becoming a member, you sustain our independent, and grassroots-driven content! www.LauraFlanders.org

Duration:00:03:29

Resistance: The Ballot and The Bullhorn

11/7/2018
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From no, I won't to yes, we will. Over a hundred women, more women than ever, were voted in including New Mexico’s Deb Halland and Sharice Davids, the Congress’ first 2 Native American women, and Davids is the first out lesbian Native American too. As anticipated, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a socialist Democrat, is now Congresswoman of New York. We’re looking at the roots of struggle for good governance in these United States nd hear among others from historian Jeff Biggers, dream defender...

Duration:00:29:44

F-Word: Hate Speech at Homeland Security

11/2/2018
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Someone scrawled KILL N@%gers on the African Burial Ground National Monument in New York this week, not thirty five feet from the headquarters of the Department of Homeland Security, ICE and the FBI. Laura Flanders' weekly commentary.

Duration:00:02:59

Can a Progressive Candidate Win in Rural America?: Anthony Flaccavento

10/31/2018
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Anthony Flaccavento is running for the US House seat in Virginia's 9th district, a large, sparsely populated region in the southwestern corner of the state. We'll meet the people working on his grassroots campaign, a coalition of farmers, miners, students, seniors and activists that may serve as a practical blueprint for many Democrats competing in so-called "Red States". Music featured, Appalachian artist Nora Jane Struthers singing “Champion” to the tree sitters in the woods of Elliston,...

Duration:00:28:36

F-Word: Is Donald Trump Responsible For Violence? Absolutely

10/26/2018
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Is Donald Trump responsible for unhinged violence against innocent people? Absolutely. You only have to look at Yemen to see that.

Duration:00:03:29

Kingston Calling: Making Media Into Action

10/24/2018
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This week, we visit a local, innovative radio station in Kingston, NY and talk to Pod Save the People's DeRay Mckesson, activist and author, about how he's turned social media into social justice.

Duration:00:27:59

The Next Economy: Worker-Led, for Public Interest

10/17/2018
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10 years since the financial crash we've learned that there exists in the US not just one economy, but many. From platform cooperatives to cryptocurrency, people are continuously building economic alternatives. So says Nathan Schneider, author of "Everything for Everyone: the Radical Tradition That Is Shaping The Next Economy." Plus, professor and author Virginia Eubanks on how government and corporations are erasing social services through unequal digital practices. Support theLFShow

Duration:00:30:39

F-Word: Fighting Chance in Virginia’s Fighting 9th

10/12/2018
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"For a while last week, I thought I was in the wrong place. While the nation’s eyes were on the Kavanaugh hearings, I was in southwest Virginia, with a congressional campaign in rural America that big donors and DC Democrats don’t seem to care that much about." Our goal is to thrive, not just survive. By becoming a member, you sustain our independent, and grassroots-driven content!

Duration:00:03:59

Food Justice in Urban Agriculture

10/10/2018
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Food --- from where it grows, to where it goes, all of it matters to our bodies and our communities. We begin October with a conversation about how farmers are creating equitable food systems inside cities, from urban agriculture to worker-owned cooperatives. Guests: Susan Chin-Design Trust, Karen Washington-Rise & Root Farm and Ysanet Batista-Woke Foods. +Excerpts from Peter Coffin's "Music for Plants" Support theLFShow

Duration:00:30:33

Transformative Cities: Crisis and Opportunity in Amsterdam

10/3/2018
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"Cities accumulate capital, people, aspirations, and power. But, whose power? Whose aspirations? How can we find in the city a place of possibility?" These are the questions from Laura Flanders' opening statements at the Transnational Institute's convening on Transformative Cities in Amsterdam during July 2018. Music spotlight: disco remake of Joni Mitchell's "Big Yellow Taxi" by Jason Eli Featuring Nathan Haines-Flute/Horns & Cherie Mathieson-vocals. Support theLFShow

Duration:00:27:59

F-Word: It’s Time to call #TimesUp on Standing Alone

9/28/2018
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"September 28, when a woman, Ana Maria Archila, stuck her foot in the door of an elevator and gave Republican Jeff Flake, a potential swing voter, a talking-to, and kept that foot in that door so that another woman, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, could do the same, as the cameras rolled, live. The video went viral." Our goal is to thrive, not just survive. By becoming a member, you sustain our independent, and grassroots-driven content!

Duration:00:02:59

Imara Jones: Transgender Narratives Are Expansive

9/26/2018
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Despite efforts over the last two years to curtail progress for trans people by the current administration, trans activism has gained momentum and become prominent within the movement for queer justice. Laura speaks with Imara Jones, a trans activist, former policymaker, and host of The Last Sip on Free Speech TV about her work to amplify transgender narratives, on and off the screen. Music featured: Anohni of Antony & the Johnson's "Everything Is New".

Duration:00:27:59

F-Word: 10 Years on, The End of Capitalism is Easier to Imagine

9/21/2018
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'Not long after the financial crash of 2008, I heard someone say, “It’s easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism.” Is it?' Our goal is to thrive, not just survive. By becoming a member, you sustain our independent, and grassroots-driven content!

Duration:00:03:29

Unsung: Puerto Rican People's Power #1YearAfterMaria

9/19/2018
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The Trump administration claims its response to Hurricane Maria was a "tremendous," "unsung" success. Yet, what has been truly tremendous since the hurricane is the will of Puerto Ricans building, organizing, and recovering . Reporting from CommonBound, Laura speaks to Edgar Gomez, a city official of Toa Baja, PR & education activists from the island, Ana Yris Guzman Toress-Nuestra Escuela & Nicolle Teresa Ramos-Universidad Sin Fronteras. Music: "We Rising Up" Climbing PoeTree.Support...

Duration:00:27:59

F-Word: Inclusive Design and Me

9/14/2018
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"This particular plaque for my father made me think about something else too. If it wasn't for inclusive design, I literally would not exist." Check out our SPECIAL REPORT: Ableism Out, Independent Living Now! Our goal is to thrive, not just survive. By becoming a member, you sustain our independent, and grassroots-driven content!

Duration:00:02:59

Education Activists Back To School With A Test for Devos

9/12/2018
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2018 has been a year of upheaval for students, in and out of the classroom. Educators and education activists talk about educational justice, teaching in Trump times, and taking stock of the current state of education. Guests: Natasha Capers- NYC Coalition for Educational Justice; Adam Sanchez- Rethinking Schools & Zinn Education Project; and José Luis Vilson- EduColor. Music Featured: "Could It Be” by Black Milk, Mass Appeal & “Don’t Believe the Hype” by Brownout, Fat Beats Records. Support...

Duration:00:27:59

SPECIAL REPORT: Ableism Out, Independent Living Now!

9/5/2018
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On the 28th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Thousands of disability activists, including many of those who made this civil rights landmark a reality, convened at the National Council on Independent Living’s (NCIL) 2018 Conference. ​Celebrating ​#ADA28 alongside disability activists​ allows us to revisit the story of how disability came to be a civil right. How can we make this not a conversation about ability, but accessibility? Support theLFShow.

Duration:00:28:14

Democratizing Wealth, Expanding Power - The Preston Model

8/28/2018
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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 industrialized city: Cleveland, Ohio, the Evergreen Cooperative model. Check out part 2 HERE....

Duration:00:28:41

Outsider Power Shifts Insider Politics, Maurice Mitchell, Working Families Party

8/22/2018
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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:00:28:36