The Laura Flanders Show

Ireland’s New Rising: An Exclusive Report from The Laura Flanders Show

April 21, 2017

The question of Irish sovereignty still looms large. In this special report, Laura Flanders returns to Ireland, 30 years after first reporting on the so-called “Troubles”.

The Laura Flanders Show: Cheat, Lie, and Steal

April 2, 2017

Laura speaks with Michael Hudson about the manipulation of economic terminology and how this process serves economic elites. Countering the narrative that privatization is better, Hudson asks: “Better for whom?”

The Laura Flanders Show: The Day After the Election

November 9, 2016

Although many affected by this election will be embittered and jaded by the “nightmarish” election season, Laura Flanders speaks to activists ranging from many backgrounds, communities, and ages who are calling to mobilize against empire, capitalism, racism, and oppression #AfterTheElection

The Laura Flanders Show: Don’t Feed the Racist Patriarchy!

November 7, 2016

Laura Flanders speaks to the lesbian couple who started the organic food startup Hip Chick Farms in rural CA, and the founder of an award-winning vineyard cooperative in inner-city Cleveland that employs local residents, formerly incarcerated workers, and youth as part of its project to invigorate the local community

The Laura Flanders Show: People Power & U.S. Elections with Ralph Nader

October 29, 2016

Laura Flanders interviews former presidential candidate Ralph Nader to discuss what really constitutes “people power” when it comes to the 2016 election

The Laura Flanders Show: Fiscal Feminism

October 11, 2016

Laura Flanders interviews economist and professor Pavlina R. Tcherneva, who says economic growth and employment begins with targeting women and racial minorities as the benefactors of policy

The Laura Flanders Show: African American Cooperatives & Civil Rights

September 2, 2016

This week, Laura Flanders interviews Jessica Gordon Nembhard on the role that economic cooperation played in the civil rights movement

The Laura Flanders Show: Free the Land: Shirley Sherrod and Black Land Struggles in the South

August 22, 2016

This interview with celebrated civil rights leader Shirley Sherrod brings together the many dialogues around a ‘sharing economy’ and race, including the problematic nature of land ownership in the US and building a cooperative South

The Laura Flanders Show: Fighting Islamophobia & Education Apartheid

July 25, 2016

Laura Flanders speaks to immigrant labor organizer Fahd Ahmed and human rights attorney Lamis Deek about anti-Arab racism, and also to Chicago teachers organizing against ‘education Apartheid’ and the School to Prison Pipeline.

The Laura Flanders Show: Amy Goodman and Ovarian Psycos

July 15, 2016

This week Laura Flanders speaks to Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman, and The Ovarian Psycos Bicycle Brigade – a feminist bicycle crew based in East Los Angeles

The Laura Flanders Show: Mining and Resistance In Dinetah

July 11, 2016

In a special report, Navajo youth and elders explain their battles against state-led forced displacement, and the mining industry’s exploitation of both labor and environmental resources

The Laura Flanders Show: What’s Wrong With England?

July 8, 2016

Laura Flanders talks to Paul Mason about the alternatives to capitalism in the UK, followed by Patrick Cockburn on ISIS

The Laura Flanders Show: Beyond Bernie: Socialism and the Struggle Against Capitalism

June 27, 2016

Socialist Seattle Councilwoman Kshama Sawant argues that the Democratic Party’s anti-Trump strategy, with Hillary at the helm, is critically flawed in the long run

Ireland’s New Rising: An Exclusive Report from The Laura Flanders Show

June 9, 2016

One century after the Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising, an armed rebellion against British imperial rule, Laura Flanders reports on another rising underway against partition, austerity, and poverty

Rising Up Against Empire: Jeremy Scahill and the Easter Uprising

May 27, 2016

Investigative journalist and author of Blackwater, Dirty Wars, and The Assassination Complex Jeremy Scahill talks about the secrets he’s learned about our government’s assassination programs, and domestic militarization; Laura visits Ireland for the centenary of the Easter Rising, an Irish armed rebellion against the British Empire, and then provides her commentary on the undeserved power of hedge fund managers

Sarah Schulman, Lupe Fiasco and Paying for Church

March 24, 2016

Author, activist Sarah Schulman, cofounder of the Act-Up Oral History Project, is out with a new novel. Musician Lupe Fiasco is starting a tech entrepreneur program in one of New York City’s poorest neighborhoods. And with so much to spend public money on, why are taxpayers subsidizing church?

Food, Housing and Time for a Sick-Out: Craig Willse, Imani Henry & Soul Fire Farm

March 17, 2016

Author Craig Willse and organizer Imani Henry discuss housing, homelessness and the role of nonprofits in change-making (or not). Plus, an exclusive report from an upstate New York farm that’s feeding people while fighting the school-to-prison pipeline. All that and Laura, inspired by Detroit’s teachers, wonders when we’ll be ready for a grand national sick out.

Public Banking, Public Water: Who’s in Control? Gwendolyn Hallsmith and Rep. Lawrence

March 3, 2016

From poisoning Flint to bankrupting Main Street, can residents regain a say in what happens in their communities? In this episode, Laura discusses race, gender, and banking with Gwendolyn Hallsmith, the author of Vermont Dollars, Vermont Sense, and she asks Michigan Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence who – and what – failed the people of Flint, MI.

Pirates, Hackers, and the Sharing Economy: Alexa Clay, Micky Metts, and Janelle Orsi

February 29, 2016

Laura Flanders and guest host Pamela Brown learn from pirates, hustlers and hackers about how to build economic alternatives right here, right now. All that and a few words from Laura on free speech and democracy for workers.

Swoon: From the Streets to the Galleries

February 13, 2016

Caledonia Curry, also known as Swoon, is one of the most recognized street artists in the world. She has brought her art from the streets to galleries and museums. Among her recent projects include creating musical houses in New Orleans, a ceramic tile factory in Pennsylvania, a floating city on rafts in the Mississippi River, and rebuilding a community in Haiti post-earthquake.