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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The Earth's temperature is rising and time is running out to change direction according to the IPCC. But veteran organizer/strategist Ben Jealous (...

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  • Added: Apr 19, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
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Low income Americans face an acute housing shortage. But our guests have a victory to share. “Rabble Rousers: Frances Goldin and the Fight for Coop...

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  • Added: Apr 12, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
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Laura and Stephanie Flanders are sisters with different points of view but a common fascination with economics. Tune in to this episode where they ...

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  • Added: Apr 05, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
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In this episode, we explore the unorthodox documentary Sell By Date, created by Tony Award-winning performer and comedian Sarah Jones. We discuss t...

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  • Added: Mar 29, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
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Join Laura and Gina Kim for this impactful conversation on combating anti-Asian hate. A documentary series on PBS, Rising Against Asian Hate: One ...

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  • Added: Mar 22, 2023
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When Abigail Disney, the granddaughter of one of the founders of Disney, received a message from a worker at Disney’s flagship theme park, she disc...

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  • Added: Mar 15, 2023
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2022 will go down in history for the number of anti-trans bills introduced into state legislatures. Over 300 bills banning books, medical treatment...

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  • Added: Mar 08, 2023
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The police killing of Tyre Nichols in Memphis generated a significant amount of conversation and coverage, while the killing of environmental activ...

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  • Added: Mar 01, 2023
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“Reckoning” is the new best-selling book from V (formerly Eve Ensler), author of “The Vagina Monologues” and founder of V-Day/One Billion Rising, ...

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2023
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What role did Warrior Women play in the Wounded Knee Occupation, and the American Indian Movement (AIM)? This February 2023, as we mark the 50th an...

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  • Added: Feb 15, 2023
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“THE GREAT ESCAPE: A True Story of Forced Labor and Immigrant Dreams in America” tells the story of one of the largest human trafficking schemes in...

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  • Added: Feb 08, 2023
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What are the stories that will be driving news coverage in the coming year for communities of color and our network partners in the media that serv...

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2023
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Are we too distracted to think? The answer is worse than you’d expect. In his latest book, New York Times bestselling author Johann Hari says we’re...

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  • Added: Jan 25, 2023
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Is the American Dream dead? When Abigail Disney, the granddaughter of one of the founders of Disney, received a message from a worker at Disney’s f...

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  • Added: Jan 18, 2023
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“At the core of my work and life is the belief that disabled wisdom is the key to our survival and expansion,” shares Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasi...

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  • Added: Jan 11, 2023
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Are you drowning? The start of the school year can be stressful for parents, teachers and students. And this year hasn’t been smooth sailing for ma...

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  • Added: Dec 21, 2022
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Can you remember the last time when the challenges that inner city public school teachers face were the subject of a popular TV series? Abbott Elem...

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  • Added: Dec 21, 2022
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Historian Howard Zinn would have turned 100 in 2022. His monumental work, A People’s History of the United States, published in 1980, continues to ...

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  • Added: Dec 21, 2022
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Many questions remain about the recent attack on North Carolina’s electrical grid, which left tens of thousands of citizens unsettled, frightened a...

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  • Added: Dec 14, 2022
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In 2020, the authorities at the Louisiana State Penitentiary (better known as Angola, for the former plantation on which it stands) shut down a pla...

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