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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More than 20 Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) received bomb threats at the start of Black History Month — including a threat on V...

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  • Added: Feb 23, 2022
  • Length: 28:00
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Redistricting has the power to shape elections, and this year, it’s more controversial than ever. After a contentious 2020 census, the development ...

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  • Added: Feb 16, 2022
  • Length: 28:00
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Real estate development conjures up images of gentrification with sleek buildings and polished store fronts often built under the guise of urban re...

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  • Added: Feb 09, 2022
  • Length: 28:00
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As goes the South, so goes the nation. It may be a cliché but according to this week’s guest it’s true. In South to America: A Journey Below the Ma...

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  • Added: Feb 02, 2022
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Even as the nation celebrated the birthday and legacy of voting rights advocate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, the right to vote for which King fought ...

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  • Added: Jan 26, 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: Jan 19, 2022
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Two years ago this month, the first cases of Covid-19 were reported in the United States. “Historically, pandemics have forced humans to break with...

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  • Added: Jan 12, 2022
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“Had the government stepped in and done its job, had they not advocated against vaccines and mask mandates, we wouldn't have been frantically gathe...

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  • Added: Jan 05, 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: Dec 17, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
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What if judges could know a person more completely before sentencing them to prison? An organization called Complete Picture uses the power of film...

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  • Added: Dec 17, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
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In this historic, inter-generational meeting of minds, Laura Flanders brings together New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and MIT profe...

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  • Added: Dec 15, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
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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: Dec 09, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
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It’s that time of year when we all need resilience: elections, holidays, the change of seasons. Many of us need fortitude to get through. Reverend ...

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  • Added: Dec 01, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
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From the contest for governor of Virginia to school board races across the country, opposition to Critical Race Theory proved an effective tactic f...

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  • Added: Nov 24, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
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In the midst of a national reckoning with white supremacy and colonial history, Indigenous people are demanding a new relationship with DC — honori...

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  • Added: Nov 18, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
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Eyes across the nation are on the mayoral election in Buffalo, New York, where insurgent candidate India Walton could become the first Black woman—...

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  • Added: Nov 04, 2021
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In this historic, inter-generational meeting of minds, Laura Flanders brings together New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and MIT profe...

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  • Added: Oct 28, 2021
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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: Oct 21, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
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The climate crisis seems to be in full effect. Everywhere one looks, historic storms, droughts, fire, and floods are wreaking havoc on society and ...

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  • Added: Oct 13, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
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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: Oct 06, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
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