Laura Flanders

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: 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

Laura Flanders Show: A Public Bank for Public Good!

June 18, 2018

What would students in debt, worker coops, and entrepreneurs stand to gain from a public bank in the financial capital of the world? This week, putting communities over commodities w/ leading figures in the fight for a new economy for working people

Laura Flanders Show: Taking Down the Confederacy - Symbol by Symbol

Laura Flanders Show: Taking Down the Confederacy – Symbol by Symbol

May 7, 2018

Mississippi is the last state banner to feature confederate iconography, and the movement to change it has become a klaxon for the greater movement to take down Confederate symbols in America. Laura speaks with actress and activist Aunjanue Ellis and to hip hop artist Genesis Be

Laura Flanders Show: Bringing the Public Back to Public Art

Laura Flanders Show: Bringing the Public Back to Public Art

April 30, 2018

Art as a private commodity is the preserve of the very rich. But what about the rest of us? Laura is joined today by three guests who make it their job to figure out how we’ll democratize access to art and art making. Betty Yu, of the Chinatown Art Brigade; Amin Husain, of MTL Collective;…

Laura Flanders: Workers, Wildcats & New Models for Labor Organizing

Laura Flanders: Workers, Wildcats & New Models for Labor Organizing

April 23, 2018

Laura talks to SEIU International President, Mary Kay Henry (of Service Employees) and labor journalist Sarah Jaffe about worker wins, challenges, and some new models for organizing. Then, a conversation with Palak Shah and Michelle Miller on a new online platform