The Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show: Gender Ideology - A Pretext for Murder in Brazil

Laura Flanders Show: Gender Ideology – A Pretext for Murder in Brazil

Partner Content Provided By: The Laura Flanders Show
April 1, 2019

#EleNao! Just days before the anniversary of activist Marielle Franco’s assassination in Brazil, prosecutors there charged two former police officers with her murder. Those arrests may provide a partial answer to the question of who killed her but many other questions, including who ordered her killing and why, remain unanswered. This week, we talk with…

Laura Flanders Show: New Media, Old Problems

Laura Flanders Show: New Media, Old Problems

Partner Content Provided By: The Laura Flanders Show
March 28, 2019

The media layoffs are here. It’s new media’s sky-is-falling moment. Instead of the promised golden age, we’re seeing rolling cutbacks and massive layoffs at digital darlings like VICE and BuzzFeed. Is that it for workers rights? Are unions any match for advertising pressure from Google and Facebook? Kim Kelly is a labor reporter with bylines…

The Laura Flanders Show: Sex, Pleasure, and Liberation

The Laura Flanders Show: Sex, Pleasure, and Liberation

Partner Content Provided By: The Laura Flanders Show
March 18, 2019

Regulation, degradation, shaming, blaming – enough! Is it time for sexual liberation yet? We talk a lot about sex but not often enough about pleasure, On today’s show we try to make up for that and hear from some bloggers, activists and educators who are practicing very positive consent.

Laura Flanders Show: Tech - Existential Threat or Life Support?

Laura Flanders Show: Tech – Existential Threat or Life Support?

Partner Content Provided By: The Laura Flanders Show
March 11, 2019

Days of wonder, days of rage. We’re living through an information revolution as profound as any since Gutenberg and the printing press, but are we the people, the so-called “users”, using the technology or is the technology using us and for what ends? How can we harness this particular transformation for good? That’s the question,…

Laura Flanders Show: Commoning Our Cities

Laura Flanders Show: Commoning Our Cities

Partner Content Provided By: The Laura Flanders Show
March 5, 2019

Reinventing our cities and re-enchanting the world. Who gets a say in designing where they live? What if more of us did? This week, we visit Mary Miss, a Guggenheim fellow and celebrated artist, whose organization, The City as Living Laboratory, strives to empower people to create not the cliché of the sustainable city, she…

Laura Flanders Show: NYC Organizers Say #NOHQ2 and Win

Laura Flanders Show: NYC Organizers Say #NOHQ2 and Win

Partner Content Provided By: The Laura Flanders Show
February 25, 2019

Amazon’s New York City headquarters is off. In a conversation recorded before that news broke, we looked at the resistance the plan provoked and why, and considered how development might be possible without displacement?  Residents of Long Island City join us and talk about their problems with Amazon, then we take a tour of the…

Laura Flanders Show: The Pregnancy to Prison Pipeline

Laura Flanders Show: The Pregnancy to Prison Pipeline

Partner Content Provided By: The Laura Flanders Show
February 19, 2019

As the President sounds off about holy babies born and unborn, we talk about the ongoing criminalization of women who happen to get pregnant. What has been the media’s role and have they done enough to make amends? We’ll talk to Lynn Paltrow, one of the lawyers representing incarcerated women, media critic Janine Jackson, and…

Laura Flanders Show: Southern Progressives Are Shaking Up Politics

Laura Flanders Show: Southern Progressives Are Shaking Up Politics

Partner Content Provided By: The Laura Flanders Show
February 12, 2019

When you live in the rural South, your story rarely makes the news, but Southern activists are shaking things up, with their votes, and their broadband transmitter too. This week, Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson and Rev. Allyn Maxfield-Steele the co-directors of the revered civil rights school, the Highlander Center, talk about blue waves, black women and…

Laura Flanders Show: Green New Deal, Yellow Vests

Laura Flanders Show: Green New Deal, Yellow Vests

Partner Content Provided By: The Laura Flanders Show
February 3, 2019

Is the climate movement heating up? This week on the show, activists at all levels of the climate justice movement discuss how inter-generational, cross-coalition, and global organizing is taking control of the future without waiting for anyone. Elizabeth Yeampierre, co-chair of the Climate Justice Alliance; Sean Sweeney, Director, International Program for Labor, Climate & Environment;…

Laura Flanders Show: Revolution at the Federal Reserve

Partner Content Provided By: The Laura Flanders Show
January 26, 2019

This week, as Jim Yong Kim resigns from the World Bank, we talk about the way central banks steer world development and for whom. Former Goldman Sachs managing director Nomi Prins, author of “Collusion: How Central Bankers Rigged the World,” and public ownership researcher Thomas Hanna believe that banking, and development, could be very different.