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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When it came to the midterms, mainstream white pundits got a lot wrong that local, Black, Brown and BIPOC media got right, and they're still missin...

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  • Added: Nov 30, 2022
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Pilgrims, Indians, the myth of the grateful colonized person — it’s been at the core of a persistent but false Thanksgiving narrative that has dist...

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  • Added: Nov 23, 2022
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Were grassroots activists able to defend democracy in 2022? For this post-election roundtable, Laura convenes organizers to discuss some of the cri...

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  • Added: Nov 16, 2022
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Can a predominantly white state legislature overturn the votes of a predominantly Black city? Larry Krasner, Philadelphia’s District Attorney was e...

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  • Added: Nov 09, 2022
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Sarah Jones, Tony Award-winning performer and comedian, is making a different kind of documentary. She calls it an ‘unorthodoc’ about sex, power, r...

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What happened in Georgia in 2020? The election of two Democrats to the Senate from that state handed the presidency to Joe Biden and control of Con...

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  • Added: Oct 26, 2022
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Rosa Parks is best known to Americans as a national treasure — the little old lady who sat down on a bus and “ended racism.” What we lose in that d...

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  • Added: Oct 19, 2022
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(Release Date: 10/12/2022) Hey Boomers: When it comes to the climate crisis, are you the problem, the solution or both? In this episode Laura sits...

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  • Added: Oct 10, 2022
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In March 2021, a 21-year-old man murdered eight people, including six women of Asian descent, at three spas in Atlanta, Georgia. The act of violenc...

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  • Added: Oct 05, 2022
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How do Black and Indigenous communities intersect? This special feature for Indigenous People’s day explores the forces that have both facilitated ...

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  • Added: Sep 28, 2022
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Can a novel become a catalyst to help us address impending climate disaster? That’s one question posed by the legendary Kim Stanley Robinson, in hi...

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  • Added: Sep 21, 2022
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Salman Rushdie praised A.M. Homes’ latest novel, The Unfolding as, “A terrific black comedy, written almost entirely in pitch-perfect dialogue, tha...

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  • Added: Sep 14, 2022
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Are you drowning? With extreme temperatures, a global pandemic and other crises how do we take a breath? Alexis Pauline Gumbs’ UNDROWNED: Black F...

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  • Added: Sep 07, 2022
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Crip Camp is a Peabody Award-winning documentary from Netflix and Higher Ground Productions that tells the story of Camp Jened, a summer camp in th...

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  • Added: Aug 31, 2022
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(August 24th, 2022 release date) In 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade, imperiling all women’s freedoms, and creating a new pipelin...

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  • Added: Aug 23, 2022
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Many of the world’s most successful businesses began as someone’s good idea. But the path from startup to conventional financial success typically ...

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  • Added: Aug 16, 2022
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The last US soldier to leave Afghanistan returned home this August, but private security personnel long outnumbered US troops in that war, and the ...

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  • Added: Aug 10, 2022
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Forty percent of those who get abortion services in the U.S. are African Americans. Would you know it from the media coverage of the Supreme Court’...

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  • Added: Aug 03, 2022
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Prosecutors are immensely powerful, especially now, after the overthrow of Roe. They decide which cases to bring, what charges to make and what sen...

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  • Added: Jul 26, 2022
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Could a successful coup happen in the US? The ongoing Congressional hearings into the events of January 6 show that just a handful of election offi...

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