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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Is the Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health a death sentence for women of color? The overturning of Roe v. Wade not only creat...

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  • Added: Jul 13, 2022
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150 years after Congress established Yellowstone National Park, it remains the jewel of a system that comprises some 400 national parks. But for In...

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  • Added: Jul 06, 2022
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Whether it’s Buffalo, NY, Uvalde, TX or Philadelphia, PA — we are witnessing an unprecedented wave of terror at the muzzle of a gun. But all mass s...

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  • Added: Jun 29, 2022
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When the news broke of the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, it was chilling to many people to learn that 40 percent of that small city’s budget wa...

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  • Added: Jun 22, 2022
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Low wages, precarious jobs, shuttered Main Streets and bleak futures — do towns have a way out of poverty that doesn't involve begging and bribing ...

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  • Added: Jun 15, 2022
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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: Jun 08, 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: Jun 01, 2022
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Decades of discrimination have left millions of African Americans shut out of the housing market and at risk of being targeted by predatory lenders...

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  • Added: May 25, 2022
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The January 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol, intended to stop the certification of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States of America, “...

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  • Added: May 18, 2022
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The American Right is embracing a dangerous extremism, challenging elections, packing courts and aligning with Hungarian prime minister and Putin-a...

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  • Added: May 11, 2022
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McDowell County, West Virginia, in the heart of what used to be coal country, is one of the most impoverished counties in the US — a place that emb...

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  • Added: May 04, 2022
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The fight over what can and can’t be taught in schools is shaping up to be one of the most controversial issues in a pivotal mid-term election year...

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  • Added: Apr 27, 2022
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In this special feature for Earth Day, we focus on just one group: Greenpeace, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The environmental group h...

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  • Added: Apr 20, 2022
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Red, Republican, anti abortion, anti trans — Texas has certainly been a testing ground for backlash policies and politicians, and that could be wha...

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  • Added: Apr 13, 2022
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The latest peace talks in the Russia-Ukraine war may lead to an eventual ceasefire but not before displacing millions and damaging the air, water a...

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  • Added: Apr 06, 2022
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Making the future while surviving a war. In humanity’s never ending war stories, combat makes the news, but the macho gaze misses the complex reali...

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  • Added: Mar 30, 2022
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On Indigenous Peoples' Day, Laura reports from “He Sapa‘’, the sacred Black Hills of South Dakota where NDN Collective is reclaiming ancestral land...

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  • Added: Mar 23, 2022
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Trans liberation is the latest frontline in the struggle for civil rights. In their new documentary, Disclosure, director Sam Feder and producer Am...

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  • Added: Mar 16, 2022
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In 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court could overturn Roe v Wade, imperiling all women’s freedoms, and creating a new pipeline to prison for the vulnerabl...

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  • Added: Mar 09, 2022
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MacKenzie Scott, ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, recently made a splash by donating nearly $3 billion to more than 280 nonprofits working in ...

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  • Added: Mar 02, 2022
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