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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In this back to school special, we look at the grassroots movement led by student activists with the support of some faculty to establish Africana ...

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  • Added: Sep 06, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
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This year, Mother’s Day, May 14th coincides with the formal end of the National Covid-19 Emergency. Poor parents will be taking a hit — but Guarant...

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  • Added: Aug 11, 2023
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The plan to permanently close Rikers in New York City and replace it with four borough facilities has hit roadblocks. Why is it so hard to close a ...

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  • Added: Aug 11, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
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The Sierra Club’s Ben Jealous discusses his plans for the environmental organization.

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  • Added: Jul 28, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
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A new film tells how New Yorkers, led by Frances Goldin, won a 50-year housing struggle against developer Robert Moses.

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  • Added: Jul 28, 2023
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Affirmative action's foes worked with conservative Chinese American organizations to sue two colleges over their admissions processes. The result w...

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  • Added: Jul 28, 2023
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Disability justice activists Anita Cameron & Keith Jones join Laura Flanders to discuss The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). What are the suc...

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  • Added: Jul 25, 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: Jul 18, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
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What if there was a way to trade time and share skills with your neighbors in a way that met a range of needs without involving cash? Since 2017, t...

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  • Added: Jul 11, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
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We’ve reconvened a panel of organizers and activists in Texas to discuss what has (or hasn’t) changed on the abortion, trans and voting rights fron...

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  • Added: Jul 05, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
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As Pride 2023 is in full swing, we explore the activism of drag queens and trans people who bore the brunt of the violence during the Stonewall Rio...

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  • Added: Jun 28, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
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Holly Hughes and Esther Newton are radical in their fields and a couple for more than 30 years. In this Pride special, they talk with Laura about t...

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  • Added: Jun 21, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
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What progress is being made to tackle America’s killer drug price problem?

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  • Added: Jun 14, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
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549 bills banning books, medical treatment, even access to the bathroom were introduced in 2023. As today’s guest says, the people driving the anti...

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  • Added: Jun 07, 2023
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The United States has the highest maternal mortality rate of any high-income nation in the world — and it is Black mothers who are dying at the hig...

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  • Added: May 31, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
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The plan to permanently close Rikers in New York City and replace it with four borough facilities has hit roadblocks. Why is it so hard to close a ...

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  • Added: May 24, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
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This Mother’s Day, May 14th coincides with the formal end of the National Covid-19 Emergency. Poor parents will be taking a hit — but Guaranteed In...

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  • Added: May 17, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
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In this special report, we examine anti-democratic election law and a legal case — Moore vs. Harper — which is to be decided this term by the US Su...

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  • Added: May 10, 2023
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Dangerous stereotypes around Muslim Americans persist, with very real consequences for Muslim  people and American democracy at large. Even in Cong...

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  • Added: May 03, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
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Chuck D of Public Enemy famously called Hip Hop "the Black CNN". As Hip Hop celebrated its 50th anniversary this year, Laura talks with him, and Br...

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  • Added: Apr 26, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
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