The Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show: Ableism Out, Independent Living Now!

Laura Flanders Show: Ableism Out, Independent Living Now!

September 10, 2018

On July 26th, America marked the 28th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). ​Celebrating ​#ADA28 alongside disability activists​ allows us to revisit the story of how disability came to be a civil right, even as it was pathologized and co-opted into ableist narratives. How can we make this not a conversation about ability,…

Laura Flanders Show: What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About #MeToo

August 27, 2018

Writer JoAnn Wypijewski joins us to discuss her piece in The Nation, “What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About #MeToo.” In it, she argues that the pandemonium of rapid-fire accusations that have come to define the #MeToo era are amplifying a culture of sex panic that does little to ensure that women are…

Laura Flanders Show: Community Building from the Barbershop to the Polls

August 6, 2018

Entrepreneurship in St. Louis, MO; electoral organizing in Uniontown, AL; and community wealth building on urban farms in Detroit, MI. This week on the Laura Flanders Show, we hit the road to report on community stories throughout the country

Laura Flanders Show: Decolonizing Wealth Through Indigenous Leadership

July 30, 2018

This week Laura speaks to Edgar Villanueva, about being one of the very few indigenous people working in grant-making, and ask what he thinks Native American traditions have to teach philanthropy. Then, we report from the United Nations where indigenous women gathered from around the world this spring to flip the script on so-called indigenous…

Laura Flanders Show: Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party’s Radical Rise

July 23, 2018

​What difference does a Party make? This week on the Laura Flanders Show, we talk about what’s happening in the UK where one of the two main parties is picking up many of the radical demands coming out of movement groups seeking to transform the economy and society

Laura Flanders Show: Telling Stories of the Syrian Civil War

July 15, 2018

Our wars abroad and our wars at home. This week on the show, acclaimed graphic artist Molly Crabapple and Syrian journalist Marwan Hisham join me to talk about their collaborative book “Brothers of the Gun.” Then, a report by Jonathan Klett on a community in Wisconsin that mobilized to greet Republicans attending a Trump fundraiser:…

Laura Flanders Show: All Families Belong Together – Immigration and Incarceration

July 8, 2018

Families torn apart at the border and through our prison system. Can we use this moment of public awareness to create change? Emani Davis, a long-standing advocate for children of incarcerated parents and Color Of Change’s Rashad Robinson are this week’s guests on The Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show: Bodies, Borders, Resistance, Rebirth – Arundhati Roy

July 2, 2018

India in the throes of a fascism that echoes what we have in America. The country is undergoing a political upheaval with PM Modi at its front, and fueled by increased violence towards Muslims, queers, Dalits, women, and more.  Our returning guest, Arundhati Roy, covers this vast breadth of ground in her second novel in…

Laura Flanders Show: Building the Democratic Economy, from Preston to Cleveland​

June 24, 2018

They’re calling it the Preston model of community wealth building, and it’s inspired by a model in another formerly industrialized city: Cleveland, Ohio, the Evergreen Cooperative model. On today’s program a transatlantic experiment in cooperative community wealth building