Laura Flanders & Friends

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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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Soul Fire Farm’s Leah Penniman talks with Chris Hedges, author of America: The Farewell Tour, about environmental threats, societal breakdown, and ...

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  • Added: Jan 17, 2019
  • Length: 28:00
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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Chris Hedges explains why President Donald Trump is just the predictable end of a long sad history of American avaric...

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  • Added: Dec 20, 2018
  • Length: 28:46
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Looking back on the midterm elections, we ask the tough questions about white women voters and race, then get introduced to the hi-pinky salute acr...

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  • Added: Dec 13, 2018
  • Length: 28:00
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However you put it, food is as political as it gets. Today, we'll hear from farmers, organizers, workers, and seed-keepers who all attended the NES...

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  • Added: Dec 05, 2018
  • Length: 28:00
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This week, we re-visit radio Kingston, a station connecting communities and lifting up voices. Than joining Laura in studio, activist DeRay Mckesso...

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  • Added: Nov 27, 2018
  • Length: 28:00
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We’ll hear from Native American activists Michelle Cook and Hartman Deetz about the ongoing struggle for autonomy and environmental protection. The...

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  • Added: Nov 21, 2018
  • Length: 28:00
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In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, something unexpected rose up out of the devastation in the Rockaways-- worker-owned businesses. Six years lat...

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  • Added: Nov 15, 2018
  • Length: 28:00
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From no, I won't to yes, we will. It’s official, over a hundred women, more women than ever, were voted into Congress including New Mexico’s Deb Ha...

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  • Added: Nov 07, 2018
  • Length: 28:00
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Nathan Schneider, crusader for collective ownership and author of "Everything for Everyone: the Radical Tradition That Is Shaping The Next Economy....

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  • Added: Oct 18, 2018
  • Length: 28:00
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Food --- from where it grows, to where it goes, all of it matters to our bodies and our communities. We begin October with a conversation about how...

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  • Added: Oct 11, 2018
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"Cities accumulate capital, people, aspirations, and power. But, whose power? Whose aspirations? How can we find in the city a place of possibility...

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  • Added: Oct 04, 2018
  • Length: 28:00
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Despite efforts over the last two years to curtail progress for trans people by the current administration, trans activism has gained momentum and ...

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  • Added: Sep 26, 2018
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The Trump administration claims its response to Hurricane Maria was a "tremendous," "unsung" success. Yet, what has been truly tremendous since the...

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  • Added: Sep 21, 2018
  • Length: 28:00
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2018 has been a year of upheaval for students, in and out of the classroom. This week educators and education activists talk about educational just...

  • Added: Sep 13, 2018
  • Length: 28:26
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On July 26th, marked the 28th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Thousands of disability activists, including many of those ...

  • Added: Sep 06, 2018
  • Length: 56:14
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Social movements and party politics - inherently at odds or natural allies? This week, in his first in-depth TV appearance, Maurice Mitchell, the n...

  • Added: Aug 23, 2018
  • Length: 28:00
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Seattle Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA-7th) and Baltimore activist Dominique Stevenson discuss activism, political involvement and why leaders...

  • Added: Aug 15, 2018
  • Length: 28:00
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What lies ahead for change makers in 2018, the right and the rest. Laura talks politics, culture, and economics with Tarso Luis Ramos, executive di...

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  • Added: Feb 19, 2018
  • Length: 28:00
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Architect Carl Anthony and activist Ashley Dawson in dialogue about the confluence of economic and racial inequality, and new forms of extreme weat...

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  • Added: Feb 09, 2018
  • Length: 28:00
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Power politics and the politics of power - this time on the show, we talk with New York Citys Chief Resilience Officer, Daniel Zarrilli, about the ...

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  • Added: Feb 21, 2018
  • Length: 28:00
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