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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.

    Poet Staceyann Chin on her Journey to See Herself as a Poet Worthy of an Anthology

    Poet Staceyann Chin on her Journey to See Herself as a Poet Worthy of an Anthology

    Award-winning poet, performer, novelist, and activist Staceyann Chin has just published her first anthology of poems.  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.

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    • 28 min
    F-Word: Iowa is not the Twitterverse

    F-Word: Iowa is not the Twitterverse

    "Given a choice between covering tit-for-tat tweets and reporting on voting rights or publicly-owned generic drugs, the brought-to-you-by-Big-Pharma News Networks will always go where it’s easiest. "

    The F-Word, Laura Flanders' bi-weekly commentary.

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    • 3 min
    Puerto Rico: Freedom From Fantasy

    Puerto Rico: Freedom From Fantasy

    What most Americans know about Puerto Rico is based on a colonial fantasy, says journalist and Columbia University professor, Ed Morales. This fantasy, and the reality it obscures, is the subject of his new book, Fantasy Island. In this episode, Laura interviews Morales and scholar/activist Rosa Clemente about the personal and political implications of the island's ongoing debt crisis, recovering from Hurricane Maria, and #RickyRenuncia, the intersectional protest movement that led to the resignation of Governor Ricardo Rosselló in the summer of 2019. Exploitation, corruption, and neglect may be business as usual in the United States' relationship with Puerto Rico but Morales and Clemente suggest that new movements provide some hope for change. Featured Music in the Middle of the Podcast: “Una Ola” by Eljuri from her album Resiste courtesy of Manovil Records.

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    • 30 min
    “Progressive Strategy Summit & Fire Drill Fridays”

    “Progressive Strategy Summit & Fire Drill Fridays”

    Laura interviewed activists and congresswomen to understand how they see this critical moment when business-as-usual politics simply won’t cut it. Will a movement led by women of color—inside and outside Congress—transform the government so that it truly serves the diverse people it purports to represent? Laura also interviewed actor and activist Jane Fonda at a Fire Drill Friday climate crisis rally before they both got arrested as part of an act of civil disobedience.

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    • 30 min
    “Edge of Democracy”; Brazil, A Cautionary Tale

    “Edge of Democracy”; Brazil, A Cautionary Tale

    In her latest film, The Edge of Democracy, director Petra Costa tells the story of how Brazil went from a rising star among free nations to a democracy on the verge of collapse.  In this very personal conversation, Laura and Petra discuss life and politics in the U.S. and Brazil—nations built on land theft, genocide, and extraction. They wonder if democracy can survive in states that fail to reckon with their pasts.
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    • 30 min
    Revolutionary Love: An Interview With Rev. Jacqueline Lewis

    Revolutionary Love: An Interview With Rev. Jacqueline Lewis

    As 2019 comes to a close, Laura speaks with Rev. Dr. Jacqueline Lewis of Middle Collegiate Church in New York City's East Village. Rev. Jacqui's public theology focuses on social and environmental justice, community engagement, and the practice of what she calls "Revolutionary Love." In their conversation, Laura asks if love really can sustain our movements for justice in an era characterized by protest, social unrest, and political strife. When we are at our wits’ end, can love renew us so that we may return to our work to repair the world? Reverend Jacqui says yes. 
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The Laura Flanders Show

I rely on Laura and her team's reporting to adjust my stretegic planning and my attitude. This is journalism at its shiny best and most helpful. Tell people you like, love and respect and folks who could use a dose of sharp reality based optimistic creative thought..generously shared. This show is a gift to the universe.

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A tool for action!

“We fear the ‘yes’ of what we want to build,” adrienne maree brown said in her LF Show interview. The Laura Flanders Show explores that ‘yes.' Laura and her guests together investigate tools and strategies—from Community Land Trusts to networks between municipalist cities—to structure the futures we want. This show is a tool for learning, a tool for re-imagining, a tool for action. Thank you!

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You'll be blown away by the depth

Just started listening and was blown away by the episode on community land trusts. I came in with a vague understanding of how they can make homes affordable, never realizing how they've been a tool for decades to try to reverse the wealth gap from a legacy of racial discrimination. Wow.

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