The Laura Flanders Show

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.

Laura Flanders Show: Housing as a Human Right

Laura Flanders Show: Housing as a Human Right

July 29, 2019

The great American housing crunch and what organizing can do about it. This week on The Laura Flanders Show, we discuss some of the challenges and victories in the campaign for green, affordable public housing.

Laura Flanders Show: Design for Justice - Disabled Hackers Lead the Way

Laura Flanders Show: Design for Justice – Disabled Hackers Lead the Way

July 21, 2019

Can technology advance society if it doesn’t include all of society? This week, we talk to three disability justice activists who have ideas about how tech can ensure design, technology, and art are accessible and equitable. Not just ideas, they’re doing it… and they are sparking a movement.

Laura Flanders Show: Listening to Our Better Angels

Laura Flanders Show: Listening to Our Better Angels

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

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…