The Laura Flanders Show

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: 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: 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: Outsider Power Shifts Insider Politics

June 11, 2018

Social movements and party politics – inherently at odds or natural allies? This week, in his first in-depth TV appearance, Maurice Mitchell, the new National Director of the Working Families Party, joins us in studio. Laura and Maurice discuss his activist background, the WFP’s national and international vision, and how the organization is tackling this…