The Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show: What Progressives Have to Do to Take the White House & Pass #MedicareForAll

November 13, 2019

Laura Flanders Show creative director, Matt Colaciello, interviewed congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, about single-payer #medicareforall, the state of the Union, and the responsibility that activist have to bring the “street heat” to public office.

Laura Flanders Show: Fixing The People’s Water in Newark

November 4, 2019

The people of Newark, New Jersey—the majority of whom are black and brown—are grappling with a lead contamination crisis that has drawn comparisons with Flint, Michigan. There, the state took control of the city’s water after municipal officials and a private management company failed to provide clean water. In Newark, local residents want to keep…

Laura Flanders Show: Making Buffalo Our City

October 28, 2019

Renewable energy, racist redlining, and now possibly a renaissance. The people of Buffalo, New York have seen a lot. In the last century, this was a booming industrial town fueled by a falls and people from all over the planet. But most of the wealth concentrated at the top, and at the end it mostly…

Laura Flanders Show: How to Make a Democratic Economy

October 21, 2019

The U.S. economy, weak or strong, is the question at the heart of the election. But it doesn’t get to the reality which is that, whatever else it may be, the U.S. economy is not democratic or good for the planet. But it could be. Marjorie Kelly and Ted Howard of the Democracy Collaborative say…

Laura Flanders Show: Fighting for the Future of Hong Kong!

October 14, 2019

The People’s Republic of China celebrated its 70th anniversary as months of pro-democracy demonstrations continued in Hong Kong. The historic demonstrations began in June as a response to the proposal of an extradition agreement with Mainland China. Concerned that the bill would further erode the civil liberties they enjoy under the one country two systems…

Laura Flanders Show: How Can Municipal Government Promote Economic Democracy?

October 8, 2019

New York, NY…its a city with close to 100 billion dollar budget every year and 1 deputy mayor with some pretty creative plans for how to spend it.  What can one city do? And what’s it gonna take to create a non-racist democracy? J Phillip Thompson, NYC Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives is my…

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Laura Flanders Show: Reporting on Economic Hardship

September 30, 2019

Roughly 40 million people live in poverty in the USA. Can you imagine living under $24,000 a year for a family of four? If you can’t, why not? Surely the media should help. This week, why mainstream media are so poor at covering poverty – and what one organization, The Economic Hardship Reporting Project,  is…

Laura Flanders Show: How We Can End Gender-Based Violence

Laura Flanders Show: How We Can End Gender-Based Violence

September 18, 2019

Gender-based violence – why are states so bad at making it stop? This week, in her first appearance since fleeing Brazil, women’s rights advocate Debora Diniz joins fellow activists and philanthropists to discuss what works and what doesn’t in stopping violence against women and girls.

Laura Flanders Show: Extreme Cities Are Ground Zero for Climate Change

Laura Flanders Show: Extreme Cities Are Ground Zero for Climate Change

September 12, 2019

No matter how we tackle climate change, cities are key. They emit massive amounts of carbon and they’re ground zero for the climate crisis. But could they also prove to be the sites of our best climate solutions? That’s this week on The Laura Flanders Show.

Laura Flanders Show: The Mad Military Money Machine

Laura Flanders Show: The Mad Military Money Machine

August 4, 2019

There’s something sick about U.S. Military spending. It’s certainly not keeping anyone safe. This week, why we the public spend billions on bad technology and what happens to service people who speak up about it. Then, a peace economy  – what might it look like? I’ll talk to Jodie Evans of Code Pink.