The Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show: Standing Up To The Sacklers

Laura Flanders Show: Standing Up To The Sacklers

Partner Content Provided By: The Laura Flanders Show
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

Partner Content Provided By: The Laura Flanders Show
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

Partner Content Provided By: The Laura Flanders Show
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…

Laura Flanders Show: Integration Won't Solve Racism in Schools

Laura Flanders Show: Integration Won’t Solve Racism in Schools

Partner Content Provided By: The Laura Flanders Show
April 22, 2019

Segregation in education is as bad as ever, and no end appears to be in sight. So what approaches might make a difference. What if Segregation, per se, wasn’t the problem? This week, educators speak out, and we visit an Afrocentric school in Brooklyn, where mindfulness and race are not a detail

Laura Flanders Show: Are Women Better At Waging Peace?

Laura Flanders Show: Are Women Better At Waging Peace?

Partner Content Provided By: The Laura Flanders Show
April 15, 2019

Making the future while surviving a war. In humanity’s never ending war stories, combat makes the news, but the macho gaze misses the complex reality and tends to ignore the role of women in war. To switch things up, we refocus the lens, with two of the award winning film makers behind the hit series,…

Laura Flanders Show: Can Marijuana Create a Path to Justice?

Laura Flanders Show: Can Marijuana Create a Path to Justice?

Partner Content Provided By: The Laura Flanders Show
April 8, 2019

The fight to legalize marijuana has never been easy, as evidenced by the recent collapse of months-long efforts in New Jersey and New York. A key issue in both is how to ensure that legalized cannabis doesn’t just create another privatized, corporate monopoly, but instead repairs the harm that has been done by the war…

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,…