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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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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A bold experiment is taking place among Black farmers in the Southeast — a story of hope in an area with a history of plantation slavery, land thef...

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  • Added: Dec 15, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
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The average household holds over $100 thousand in debt. The climate crisis, threats to democracy, and global wars add more worry to our already str...

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  • Added: Dec 15, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
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2023 marks the 75th anniversary of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. What does it mean to commemorate Human Rights Day in a time of genoci...

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  • Added: Dec 13, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
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Last December, an attack on two electrical substations in Moore County, North Carolina left 45,000 households and businesses without power for up t...

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  • Added: Dec 06, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
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The Prison Creative Arts Project (PCAP) is an independent program of the University of Michigan that supports formerly incarcerated artists, facili...

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  • Added: Nov 29, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
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Over 450,000 workers have gone on strike in 2023. Many are celebrating this revival of labor power, but what does it mean for workers of color — of...

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  • Added: Nov 21, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
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This year, New York City has received over 100,000 asylum seekers, including 15,000 unaccompanied minors. Most are from Latin America, where they f...

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  • Added: Nov 15, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
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Climate change isn’t looming, it’s here. We have crossed what some call the change horizon. Can it also be a liberation horizon? “There’s beautifu...

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  • Added: Nov 08, 2023
  • 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: Nov 01, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
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As the Israel/Hamas conflict continues, what is media’s role?  Across the globe, reporting shapes political and cultural landscapes — and Sonali Ko...

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  • Added: Oct 25, 2023
  • 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 organizers...

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  • Added: Oct 18, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
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In the film "Powerlands", director Ivey-Camille Manybeads Tso meets Indigenous communities across three continents to explore the global resistanc...

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  • Added: Oct 11, 2023
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Many people have never heard of the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC – but for 50 years, the group has been the driving force behind ...

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  • Added: Oct 04, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
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In this episode of Meet the BIPOC Press, a monthly collaboration between The Laura Flanders Show and URL Media, we take a closer look at the US wa...

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  • Added: Sep 27, 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: Sep 20, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
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To commemorate the 15th anniversary of the 2008 financial crisis, we explore the consequences of “capital bias”, or prioritizing wealth and the wea...

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  • Added: Sep 13, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
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