The Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show: Resistance Continues After The Election

Laura Flanders Show: Resistance Continues After The Election

November 12, 2018

Historian Jeff Biggers on the history of resistance in the United States and his new book, “Resistance: Reclaiming an American Tradition.”

Laura Flanders Show: Can a Progressive Candidate Win in Rural America?

Laura Flanders Show: Can a Progressive Candidate Win in Rural America?

November 9, 2018

Anthony Flaccavento is running for the US House seat in Virginia’s 9th district, a large, sparsely populated region in the southwestern corner of the state.  We’ll meet the people working on his grassroots campaign, a coalition of farmers, miners, students, seniors and activists that may serve as a practical blueprint for many Democrats competing in…

Laura Flanders Show: Kingston Calling - Making Media Into Action

Laura Flanders Show: Kingston Calling – Making Media Into Action

October 29, 2018

For many, mass movements have made them aware of media’s failure to inform and represent them. Activists are now working to make their own media, and to rebuild the empowering media infrastructures that have existed previously. This week, we visit a local, innovative radio station in Kingston, NY and talk to Pod Save the People’s…

Laura Flanders Show: The Next Economy

Laura Flanders Show: The Next Economy

October 22, 2018

10 years since the financial crash we’ve learned that there exists in the US not just one economy, but many, as well as many kinds of economic actors. From platform cooperatives to cryptocurrency, people are continuously building economic alternatives. So says Nathan Schneider, crusader for collective ownership and author of “Everything for Everyone: the Radical…

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…