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On her weekly TV and radio program, author and journalist Laura Flanders interviews forward-thinking people from the world of politics, business, culture and social movements. The Laura Flanders Show produces 28 minute episodes on a weekly schedule. Recent guests include author/activist Naomi Klein, agrarian reformer Shirley Sherrod, novelist Arundhati Roy, economist Michael Hudson and ’Next System” theorist Gar Alperovitz.

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On her weekly TV and radio program, author and journalist Laura Flanders interviews forward-thinking people from the world of politics, business, culture and social movements. The Laura Flanders Show produces 28 minute episodes on a weekly schedule. Recent guests include author/activist Naomi Klein, agrarian reformer Shirley Sherrod, novelist Arundhati Roy, economist Michael Hudson and ’Next System” theorist Gar Alperovitz.

    Environment Injustice As Usual During Pandemic

    Environment Injustice As Usual During Pandemic

    The skies over Los Angeles may be bluer thanks to the Covid 19 slow-down, but the impact of environmental racism on low income people of color persists. According to a recent Harvard study, where people have been exposed to even slightly higher levels of air pollution the Covid-19 death rate is significantly higher. Nevertheless, the EPA has rolled back its enforcement of pollution regulations. In this episode, Laura speaks with grassroots environmental organizers Cindy Donis and Laura Cortez from East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice. They're on the front line of the struggle to organize their communities in the face of polluting industries and now Covid-19. Music in the Middle: “Conviction” by David Florio, from his album Italy Is a Strange Place, courtesy of Irma Records.

    Support the show and our new series Forward Thinking on Covid-19, by joining as a Patreon partner during our May Day to Memorial Day Fund Drive, extended until June 1st! We're just 6 new patrons away from our goal of 25 new Patreon partners. https://Patreon.com/theLFShow

    • 29 min
    F-Word: A Memorial Day For Lies?

    F-Word: A Memorial Day For Lies?

    "So which will it be? Will this disaster spark a shift for the better? Or will the deadly myths white Americans tell ourselves survive Covid19?  Memorial Day messaging bodes ill. "

    The F-Word is released bi-weekly featuring timely commentaries by Laura Flanders and guests. Support by becoming a patron, goto https://Patreon.com/theLFShow That's also where you'll find our series "Forward Thinking on Covid-19".

    • 3 min
    We Need #TomateloEnSerioMX

    We Need #TomateloEnSerioMX

    TómateloEnSerioMX is the hashtag under which journalists in Mexico have come together not only to protect themselves, but to stop the spread of misinformation in a country that is gearing up the fight against Covid-19. More than 80 Mexican media outlets, organizations and universities have organized under #TómateloEnSerioMx to unify their public health message, and they are focusing especially on women and other vulnerable people. Against all the odds, Jordy Meléndez Yúdico, María José Evia and Irasema Pineda Ramirez are experimenting with a new collaborative media model with lessons for US journalism. From the homeland of media magnate Carlos Slim, a story of how bigger may not be better and how collaboration can save lives. Music in the Middle: “Sentir” by Ilse Hendrix, performing live for Chilango’s live sessions spotlighting local artists.

    Support the show and our new series Forward Thinking on Covid-19, by joining as a Patreon partner during our May Day to Memorial Day Fund Drive! We've set a goal of 25 new forward thinking Patreon partners. https://Patreon.com/theLFShow

    • 30 min
    Minicast, Excerpts From Public Ownership of Privatized Healthcare

    Minicast, Excerpts From Public Ownership of Privatized Healthcare

    Dana Brown, Director of the Next System Project frames the motives of privatized medicine in a system, which values profit over people. While nations are racing to develop a vaccine for Covid-19, how can the public gain ownership of big pharma?

    “We’re really in a situation now where we’ve got socialized risk and privatized benefit” says Brown.

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    Soundscape composed by Jeannie Hopper, our talented audio and podcast producer.

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    Poet Staceyann Chin, poet, griot

    Poet Staceyann Chin, poet, griot

    In this episode, Laura interviews Award-winning poet, performer, novelist, and activist Stacyann Chin about her long awaited anthology, Crossfire, and her relationship to a cannon dominated by white men. Despite her success, Chin says that until recently she didn't see herself as a real poet, a poet worthy of an anthology, because her work centers her experiences as a lesbian and a Jamaican national of mixed Chinese and African descent.

    Support the show and our new series Forward Thinking on Covid-19, by joining as a Patreon partner during our May Day to Memorial Day Fund Drive! We've set a goal of 25 new forward thinking Patreon partners. https://Patreon.com/theLFShow

    • 29 min
    F-Word: The Future Is Up For Grabs

    F-Word: The Future Is Up For Grabs

    "When it comes to cashing in on Covid 19 the race has just begun. Whether you’re talking education, or contact tracing or medicine or mind control, an anti-democratic dystopian future is being charted fast, while we the people are locked down, locked up and locked out."

    The F-Word is released bi-weekly featuring timely commentaries by Laura Flanders and guests. Support by becoming a patron, goto https://Patreon.com/theLFShow That's also where you'll find our series "Forward Thinking on Covid-19".

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