Laura Flanders & Friends

Series produced by Laura Flanders

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Laura Flanders & Friends (formerly The Laura Flanders Show) is a forward-looking public affairs series, combining original investigative reporting with in-depth interviews with diverse, often grassroots leaders who are driving forward-thinking change in the worlds of arts, business, civic life and social justice.

Laura Flanders & Friends reaches out to public television’s and community radio’s underserved audiences with solutions-oriented journalism. The program combines original reporting with in-depth analysis, singular perspectives, and rare interviews with people who are driving forward-thinking change in the worlds of arts, business, civic life and social justice. Topics are presented in an easy-to-understand way with the help of the latest graphics and visual explainers. Each show concludes with a thoughtful commentary.

The upcoming season (kicking off April 10th, 2024) promises to explore how towns are addressing inequality, reimagining public safety, and expanding democracy leading up to the November elections. Stay tuned for pre- and post-election coverage where guests dive into the most pressing issues on the ballot this year — including our economy, labor and immigration.

Interviewees coming up include Angela Davis discussing her latest book, Stacy Mitchell, Co-Executive Director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and author Matt Stoller on anti-trust action, and a special, sisterly episode with Stephanie Flanders, the head of Economics and Politics at Bloomberg and Bloomberg Economics.

Past interviewees include Public Enemy frontman Chuck D on the 50th anniversary of Hip-Hop and an exclusive one-on-one with best-selling author Naomi Klein along with in-depth investigative reporting from North Carolina, Louisiana and Idaho. Hide full description

Laura Flanders & Friends reaches out to public television’s and community radio’s underserved audiences with solutions-oriented journalism. The program combines original reporting with in-depth analysis, singular perspectives, and rare interviews with people who are driving forward-thinking change in the worlds of arts, business, civic life and social justice. Topics are presented in an easy-to-understand way with the help of the latest graphics and visual explainers. Each show concludes with a thoughtful commentary.The upcoming season (kicking off April 10th, 2024) promises to explore how towns are addressing inequality, reimagining public safety, and expanding democracy leading up to the November elections. Stay tuned for pre- and post-election coverage where guests dive into the most... Show full description


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Just in time for election season, Laura invites her sister Stephanie back to the program. Stephanie is the head of Economics and Government at Bloo...

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  • Added: May 14, 2024
  • Length: 28:00
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When it comes to crime and migration, all sorts of politicians have justified mass detention and incarceration in the name of confronting a dangero...

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  • Added: May 08, 2024
  • Length: 28:00
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In “ZODIAC: A Graphic Memoir”, the renowned artist Ai Weiwei writes that artists should “ignite stories”, “fight for freedom” and “help us hope.” O...

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  • Added: May 01, 2024
  • Length: 28:00
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Corporate greenwashing has hijacked Earth Day, but the ideas behind the holiday are more urgent than ever. There are environmental issues all aroun...

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  • Added: Apr 24, 2024
  • Length: 28:00
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Is 2024 the year of trust-busting? This bipartisan issue of small versus big is a fight taking place on the streets and in the federal and state co...

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  • Added: Apr 17, 2024
  • Length: 28:00
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In this first episode of Laura Flanders & Friends (formerly The Laura Flanders Show), Laura is joined by Angela Davis, a leading voice in the movem...

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  • Added: Apr 10, 2024
  • Length: 28:00
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Join Laura Flanders as she speaks with residents of Moore County affected by a targeted power outage during a drag show, uncovering potential motiv...

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  • Added: Apr 03, 2024
  • Length: 28:00
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We’re discussing what’s being done to expose and push back against the anti-democratic practices of the American Legislative Exchange Council, or A...

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  • Added: Mar 27, 2024
  • Length: 28:00
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In our continuing coverage of the ongoing climate catastrophe, we often ask what we can learn from the experiences of people living on its frontlin...

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  • Added: Mar 12, 2024
  • Length: 28:00
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In “Practicing New Worlds: Abolition and Emergent Strategies”, movement lawyer and organizer Andrea J. Ritchie has written a toolkit for organizer...

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  • Added: Mar 12, 2024
  • Length: 28:00
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Fake clinics are feeding people disinformation, laws are criminalizing doctors and patients, and the climate of stigma and fear has only worsened s...

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  • Added: Mar 06, 2024
  • Length: 28:00
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As the 2024 presidential election campaign heats up, Idaho is not a place that Democratic campaign strategists will be thinking about, but writing ...

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  • Added: Feb 28, 2024
  • Length: 28:00
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In the documentary “God & Country”, producer Rob Reiner and director Dan Partland explore Christian Nationalism — a toxic brew of patriarchal White...

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  • Added: Feb 21, 2024
  • Length: 28:00
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Experts say we must look at the root causes of our pain, and yet the US is in the grip of a battle over exactly that — with efforts to ban books, c...

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  • Added: Feb 14, 2024
  • Length: 28:00
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"Capital bias" prioritizes wealth over people and the planet. What are the consequences? That question is at the core of “Wealth Supremacy: How the...

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  • Added: Feb 07, 2024
  • Length: 28:00
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Dr. Claudine Gay made history as the first Black President of Harvard. She faced fierce backlash over the school’s statements on the Israel-Hamas W...

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  • Added: Jan 30, 2024
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Civic courage — what does it look like and how can more of us embody it? Our guest Sam Daley-Harris believes we need advocacy organizations to tra...

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  • Added: Jan 24, 2024
  • Length: 28:00
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You’ve seen them in protests since the start of the Israel/Hamas war — from New York City’s Grand Central Station and the Statue of Liberty, to the...

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  • Added: Jan 17, 2024
  • Length: 28:00
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After 11 years in the State Department’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs — the entity most responsible for arms transfers to allies and partne...

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  • Added: Dec 15, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
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In her new book, "Doppelganger: A Trip into the Mirror World”, award-winning journalist Naomi Klein describes being confused with Naomi Wolf, a con...

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  • Added: Dec 15, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
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