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Laura Flanders Show: Commoning Our Cities

Laura Flanders Show: Commoning Our Cities

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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…