The Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show: Listening to Our Better Angels

Laura Flanders Show: Listening to Our Better Angels

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July 16, 2019

Red, blue, rich, poor, country, city, left or right. Chances are you probably fall into one of those categories. And you may be quite happy where you are. The people of Better Angels believe there’s still value in talking, and they’ve come up with a way of doing it that actually seems to bring people…

Laura Flanders Show: Feminists Writing History

Laura Flanders Show: Feminists Writing History

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July 8, 2019

This week on the show, native hearts and pleasure. We go in-depth with two feminist authors and a feminist bookstore. First to Barnard College for a talk with Chicana activist and author Cherríe Moraga about her first book release in eight years. Then, a unique kind of activism from adrienne maree brown, whose latest bestselling…

Laura Flanders Show: Democracy's Past, Present... and Future?

Laura Flanders Show: Democracy’s Past, Present… and Future?

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July 1, 2019

Don’t remember the past? Does that mean that you’re condemned to repeat it? What does our country’s past tell us about our present— and how can it help us imagine a better future? This week, two leading thinkers on the tricky challenges of democracy. What are the best tools— and even the best words we…

Laura Flanders Show: Aging Isn't a Problem, Ageism Is

Laura Flanders Show: Aging Isn’t a Problem, Ageism Is

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June 17, 2019

Someone turns 65 every 8 seconds in this country, and as our elderly population grows, so does the need to build an economy around our future selves. In this episode, three leaders in the age justice movement share their ideas about how we can age with dignity, power, and change our society to reflect just…

Laura Flanders Show: Community Land Trusts - A Model for Reparations?

Laura Flanders Show: Community Land Trusts – A Model for Reparations?

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June 5, 2019

400 years since the first enslaved Africans arrived in Jamestown, many people agree reparations are due, but what would they look like? How about affordable property put into Black hands, in perpetuity? Could community land trusts be one way of making repairs? A lawyer, a policy advocate and an organizer with homeless New Yorkers, explain…

Laura Flanders Show: Whose Economy Is It? Ours

Laura Flanders Show: Whose Economy Is It? Ours

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May 29, 2019

Our city’s economy – what is it for? New York’s has been very good at piling up profits and building tall buildings. But all that private profit has come at a cost to public services and public trust. Could it be different? On this week’s show, we talk about the new conversations that are happening…

Laura Flanders Show: Dance as World-Changing Movement

Laura Flanders Show: Dance as World-Changing Movement

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May 21, 2019

This week, two artists who expand our ideas about beauty, risk, mobility, and inclusion. Wheelchair dancer and esteemed choreographer Alice Sheppard, and MacArthur Genius Award-winning action architect Elizabeth Streb. What difference does art make? Should art-making be a human right? What will it take to disable the limits society puts around “normal”? These questions and…

Laura Flanders Show: Standing Up To The Sacklers

Laura Flanders Show: Standing Up To The Sacklers

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May 13, 2019

Art organizations and sponsorship dollars have gone hand in hand for decades. But with backlash and protests over donors ethics, should cultural institutions begin looking into new funding streams? This week on the Laura Flanders Show, we look at the role of private dollars vs. public good in cultural art institutions

Laura Flanders Show: Chattanooga to Karachi - Resilient Under Violence

Laura Flanders Show: Chattanooga to Karachi – Resilient Under Violence

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May 6, 2019

A suspicious fire and a white power symbol at a legendary leadership school in the U.S. South. And a brutal backlash to a women’s rights march in Pakistan. This week, persisting in the face of violence, with the co-executive directors of the Highlander Center in Tennessee and attorney and activist Nighat Dad.

Laura Flanders Show: Drawing Comix at the Margins

Laura Flanders Show: Drawing Comix at the Margins

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April 29, 2019

Far more than an escape, comics can pack a political punch, as does the work of this week’s guests. First up, Mohammad Saba’aneh describes how he transposes his lived experience to the page, exposing the cruelties of Israeli occupation and celebrating popular resistance as the path forward. Then, Nate Powell uses his craft to break…