Laura Flanders

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

Laura Flanders Show: Transformative Cities - Crisis and Opportunity in Amsterdam

Laura Flanders Show: Transformative Cities – Crisis and Opportunity in Amsterdam

October 7, 2018

“Cities accumulate capital, people, aspirations, and power. But, whose power? Whose aspirations? How can we find in the city a place of possibility?” These are the questions from Laura Flanders’ opening statements at the Transnational Institute’s convening on Transformative Cities in Amsterdam during July 2018

Laura Flanders Show: Transgender Narratives Are Expansive

Laura Flanders Show: Transgender Narratives Are Expansive

October 1, 2018

Despite efforts over the last two years to curtail progress for trans people by the current administration, trans activism has gained momentum and become prominent within the movement for queer justice. Laura speaks with Imara Jones, a trans activist, former policymaker, and host of The Last Sip on Free Speech TV about her work to…

Laura Flanders Show: Puerto Rican People's Power #1YearAfterMaria

Laura Flanders Show: Puerto Rican People’s Power #1YearAfterMaria

September 24, 2018

The Trump administration claims its response to Hurricane Maria was a “tremendous,” “unsung” success. Yet, what has been truly tremendous in the year since the hurricane is the will of Puerto Ricans building, organizing, and recovering on the island

Laura Flanders Show: Education Activists Back To School With A Test for DeVos

Laura Flanders Show: Education Activists Back To School With A Test for DeVos

September 17, 2018

2018 has been a year of upheaval for students, in and out of the classroom. This week on the Laura Flanders show, educators and education activists talk about educational justice, teaching in Trump times, and taking stock of the current state of education. We’re joined by Natasha Capers, of the NYC Coalition for Educational Justice;…

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