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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Racial Literacy and Rural Solidarity, this week, Laura talks with two pairs of young activists. Jessica Campbell of the Rural Organizing Project an...

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  • Added: Feb 28, 2018
  • Length: 28:00
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"Some of us have too much of this world’s goods​... and we are thereby separated too widely from each other," ​wrote Eleanor Roosevelt, the subject...

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  • Added: Mar 09, 2018
  • Length: 28:00
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Women's leadership on the screen, in the streets and on the world stage. This week, New Zealand's former prime minister, Helen Clark and filmmaker ...

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  • Added: Mar 14, 2018
  • Length: 28:00
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Over 30million Americans are uninsured, and even more are sickened by the sky-high costs. While Congress seems sunk in a partisan fight over the Af...

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  • Added: Mar 21, 2018
  • Length: 28:30
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Xenophobia, austerity, and an activated constituency -- there's a lot in common across international progressive fronts. Voices from the Progressiv...

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  • Added: Mar 29, 2018
  • Length: 28:00
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Monopoly capitalism may be on its last legs! This week, economist Michael Hudson joins us to say his predictions on the Trump budget have come true...

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  • Added: Apr 04, 2018
  • Length: 28:00
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While the money media shifts to emerging social crises, many continue to struggle for basic supplies, medical care, and services including electric...

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  • Added: Apr 11, 2018
  • Length: 28:00
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Laura talks to SEIU International President, Mary Kay Henry (of the Service Employees) and labor journalist Sarah Jaffe about worker wins, challeng...

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  • Added: Apr 18, 2018
  • Length: 28:35
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When it comes to the heart of the matter of art in New York City, what does a more equitable landscape for art and culture look like? Laura speaks ...

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  • Added: Apr 26, 2018
  • Length: 28:00
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Many are protesting Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant's proclaiming April as Confederate Heritage Month, the last state banner to feature confederate ic...

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  • Added: May 01, 2018
  • Length: 28:00
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1980’s art both personal and political arose out of the AIDS epidemic. Two major NYC art exhibits – Peter Hujar: Speed of Life (Morgan, thru May 20...

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  • Added: May 09, 2018
  • Length: 28:00
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Housing affordability and power by design? This week on the show, Monique George of Picture the Homeless and Gianpaolo Baiocchi from NYU's Urban De...

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  • Added: May 21, 2018
  • Length: 28:00
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On this week's program, coproduced with the Democracy Collaborative, Laura reports on a transatlantic experiment in cooperative community wealth bu...

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  • Added: Jun 20, 2018
  • Length: 28:00
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Families torn apart at the border and through our prison system. Can we use this moment of public awareness to create change? Emani Davis, a long-s...

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  • Added: Jul 07, 2018
  • Length: 28:00
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This week Laura speaks to Edgar Villanueva, about being one of the very few indigenous people working in grant-making, and ask what he thinks Nativ...

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  • Added: Jul 26, 2018
  • Length: 28:00
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Monopoly capitalism may be on its last legs! Economist Michael Hudson joins us to say his predictions on the Trump budget have come true and seem t...

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  • Added: Aug 08, 2018
  • Length: 28:00
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Entrepreneurship in St. Louis, MO; electoral organizing in Uniontown, AL; and community wealth building on urban farms in Detroit, MI. We hit the r...

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  • Added: Aug 01, 2018
  • Length: 28:00
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Our wars abroad and our wars at home. This week on the show, acclaimed graphic artist Molly Crabapple and Syrian journalist Marwan Hisham join Laur...

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  • Added: Jul 11, 2018
  • Length: 28:00
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​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 partie...

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  • Added: Jul 18, 2018
  • Length: 28:00
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India in the throes of a fascism that echoes what we have in America. The country is undergoing a political upheaval with PM Modi at its front, and...

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  • Added: Jun 28, 2018
  • Length: 28:09
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