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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

The Flint Water Crisis: Detroit is Where it all Began

July 25, 2018

Eddie Conway speaks with Rev. David Bullock about how the largest municipal bankruptcy in the world gave birth to a public health crisis

Detroit Reverend: ‘Electing a Democrat Doesn’t Mean You Are Safe’

August 23, 2016

Clinton’s Transition Team includes former Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm, whose legacy includes austerity and the use of emergency managers, says Reverend David Alexander Bullock

Michigan

May 3, 2016
Detroit faces dual crises: The cash-strapped city doesn’t have enough money to pay its teachers and has begun shutting off water to up to 20,000 residents who are behind on their water bill

The Laura Flanders Show

March 17, 2016
Author Craig Willse and organizer Imani Henry discuss housing, homelessness and the role of nonprofits in change-making (or not). Plus, an exclusive report from an upstate New York farm that’s feeding people while fighting the school-to-prison pipeline. All that and Laura, inspired by Detroit’s teachers, wonders when we’ll be ready for a grand national sick…

Trump Says Mexican Auto Industry to Blame for Detroit’s Economic Hardship

March 4, 2016

Ahead of the Michigan primary, Trump promises to return jobs to Motor City, but his plan would further suppress wages, say former UAW leader Frank Hammer and EPI’s Jeff Faux

Is Baltimore City’s Water Supply Up For Privatization?

August 14, 2014

City Hall denies the charge, but workers and advocates say an upcoming water contract could be a foot in the door for privatization

TRNN Town Hall

June 27, 2014
Without dealing with chronic poverty there can be no end to the violence. Moderated by Jaisal Noor

Chokwe Lumumba

March 2, 2014
Tolu Olorunda and Rosa Clemente continue their discussion on Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, who recently passed at age 66

Unions in America

February 17, 2014
Former autoworker organizer Frank Hammer analyzes the missteps of the unionization campaign at the Tennessee Volkswagen plant and the role of anti-union politicians and groups