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 opportunities for labor right now are virtually limitless,” says Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, the country’s largest labor federat...

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  • Added: May 12, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
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Color of Change board chair Heather McGhee talks with Laura about her New York Times best-selling book, The Sum of Us, What Racism Costs Everyone a...

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  • Added: May 05, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
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It’s a new day, and the nation’s most trusted media institution has some new direction. Sylvia Bugg was named the Chief Programming Executive and G...

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  • Added: Apr 29, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
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If Black Lives Matter, how are journalists and media organizations considering Black pain in their coverage? And how are journalists and editors ac...

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  • Added: Apr 21, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
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Thousands of Americans recently received direct payments from their government as part of the Biden Administration’s American Rescue Plan to addres...

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  • Added: Apr 14, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
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“It's time to disrupt this wall of whiteness,” says interdisciplinary artist Favianna Rodriguez this week on the LF Show. From BLM and MeToo to col...

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  • Added: Apr 08, 2021
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The Medicare for All Act was reintroduced into the U.S. House in March with a record number of cosponsors and public support. But while the idea of...

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  • Added: Mar 31, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
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The Biden administration has promised to make Covid-19 vaccines available to all US adults by May 1st, but getting a vaccine to those who need them...

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  • Added: Mar 24, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
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In a recent episode called Unforget, Dream, Build, we featured two Latinx Americans whose work flies in the face of the idea that immigrants are a ...

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  • Added: Mar 17, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
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The economic collapse unfolding before our eyes is much bigger than it appears and the solution isn’t simply to “build back better.” COVID-19 didn’...

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  • Added: Mar 10, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
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Achieving social justice is going to take much more than reforming our criminal justice system. Valuing all lives equally is going to require a pro...

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  • Added: Mar 03, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
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Life gives us plenty of reasons for cynicism but best-selling author Rutger Bregman (Utopia for Realists) summons a wealth of evidence that humanki...

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  • Added: Feb 24, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
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2020 was a watershed year for indigenous peoples’ movements. Native American organizers made great strides when it comes to elections, mutual aid a...

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  • Added: Feb 18, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
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Before 2020, America was already in a housing crisis. The Covid-19 pandemic, high unemployment, and a recession have only made things worse. A reco...

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  • Added: Feb 11, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
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James Baldwin was one of the 20th century’s most incisive thinkers and writers. In our own era, as political rhetoric, state violence, and popular ...

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  • Added: Feb 03, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
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This week, The Laura Flanders Show premieres ‘Building Public Trust for Public Health’ on the challenges of the Covid-19 vaccine rollout across the...

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  • Added: Jan 28, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
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A new administration takes office in the midst of an ongoing public health catastrophe and an economic crisis, on the heels of one of the most pola...

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  • Added: Jan 21, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
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In the aftermath of the January 6th siege of the Capitol by a mob of Trump supporters, Laura convenes a panel of pro-democracy activists to discuss...

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2021
  • Length: 56:00
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In this episode, Laura speaks with Latinx Americans whose work flies in the face of those narratives. They are “unforgetting” histories suppressed...

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  • Added: Jan 07, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
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The economic collapse unfolding before our eyes is much bigger than it appears and the solution isn’t simply to “build back better.” COVID-19 didn’...

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  • Added: Dec 22, 2020
  • Length: 28:00
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