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Laura Flanders Show: Chris Hedges and Reverend Billy with Savitri D.

Laura Flanders Show: Chris Hedges and Reverend Billy with Savitri D.

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December 26, 2018

Farewell to America, or just to this year? This week, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Chris Hedges explains why President Donald Trump is just the predictable end of a long sad history of American avarice and greed. Then, Reverend Billy celebrates the season with not buying, but boisterous singing. Hear what happened when he and his partner…

Laura Flanders Show: Fandango and the Vote

Laura Flanders Show: Fandango and the Vote

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December 17, 2018

Looking back on the midterm elections, we ask the tough questions about white women voters and race, then get introduced to the hi-pinky salute across the border. We meet the co-founders of SURJ, Showing up for Racial Justice, and speak with Grammy Award Winner Arturo O’Farrill, this week on the Laura Flanders Show.

Laura Flanders Show: Food Justice Is About Everything We Do

Laura Flanders Show: Food Justice Is About Everything We Do

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December 10, 2018

Where do we begin to think about food? Is it about how we grow it, how we eat it, or who has access to it? Isn’t it all of it? However you put it, food is as political as it gets. Today, we’ll hear from farmers, organizers, workers, and seed-keepers who all attended the NESAWG…

Laura Flanders Show: Divest to Decolonize

Laura Flanders Show: Divest to Decolonize

November 25, 2018

At the traditional start of the holiday season, many in the US come together with family and friends to celebrate and give thanks. Though for indigenous peoples around the world perhaps apologies, even recompense, would be more in order. We hear from Native American activists Michelle Cook and Hartman Deetz about the ongoing struggle for…

Laura Flanders Show: Catastrophes, Cooperatives, and Capital

Laura Flanders Show: Catastrophes, Cooperatives, and Capital

November 18, 2018

In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, something unexpected rose up out of the devastation in the Rockaways– worker-owned businesses. Six years later, we get an update from Lorena Giron and Brendan Martin of The Working World, an organization focused on starting and sustaining cooperatives in low-income communities. We also hear from noted Marxist geographer and…

Laura Flanders Show: Resistance Continues After The Election

Laura Flanders Show: Resistance Continues After The Election

November 12, 2018

Historian Jeff Biggers on the history of resistance in the United States and his new book, “Resistance: Reclaiming an American Tradition.”

Laura Flanders Show: Can a Progressive Candidate Win in Rural America?

Laura Flanders Show: Can a Progressive Candidate Win in Rural America?

November 9, 2018

Anthony Flaccavento is running for the US House seat in Virginia’s 9th district, a large, sparsely populated region in the southwestern corner of the state.  We’ll meet the people working on his grassroots campaign, a coalition of farmers, miners, students, seniors and activists that may serve as a practical blueprint for many Democrats competing in…

Laura Flanders Show: Kingston Calling - Making Media Into Action

Laura Flanders Show: Kingston Calling – Making Media Into Action

October 29, 2018

For many, mass movements have made them aware of media’s failure to inform and represent them. Activists are now working to make their own media, and to rebuild the empowering media infrastructures that have existed previously. This week, we visit a local, innovative radio station in Kingston, NY and talk to Pod Save the People’s…

Laura Flanders Show: The Next Economy

Laura Flanders Show: The Next Economy

October 22, 2018

10 years since the financial crash we’ve learned that there exists in the US not just one economy, but many, as well as many kinds of economic actors. From platform cooperatives to cryptocurrency, people are continuously building economic alternatives. So says Nathan Schneider, crusader for collective ownership and author of “Everything for Everyone: the Radical…

Laura Flanders Show: Food Justice in Urban Agriculture

Laura Flanders Show: Food Justice in Urban Agriculture

October 16, 2018

Food – from where it grows, to where it goes, all of it matters to our bodies and our communities. We begin October with a conversation about how farmers are creating equitable food systems inside cities, from urban agriculture to worker-owned cooperatives