Laura Flanders

Best-selling author and broadcaster Laura Flanders hosts the The Laura Flanders Show, where she interviews forward thinking people about the key questions of our time.  The LF Show airs weekly on KCET/LinkTV, FreeSpeech TV, and in English & Spanish in teleSUR. Flanders is also a contributing writer to The Nation and Yes! Magazine (“Commonomics”) and a regular guest on MSNBC. She is the author of six books, including The New York Times best-seller, BUSHWOMEN: Tales of a Cynical Species (Verso, 2004) and Blue GRIT: True Democrats Take Back Politics from the Politicians (Penguin Press, 2007). The Laura Flanders Show first aired on Air America Radio 2004-2008. You can find all her archives and more at Lauraflanders.com or via Twitter @GRITlaura

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Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 9:00am
Lucy Parsons: The Anarchist and Intersectional Feminist Who Inspired May Day
Workers shouldn't strike and go out and starve, but strike and remain in, and take possession, said Lucy parsons. Lifelong partner of Albert parsons, one of the American Labor Leaders, most associated with the founding of the American May Day tradition. Lucy Parsons was of Mexican American, African...
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Friday, April 22, 2016 - 2:30pm
Concentrated Media Power is Real Power: We've Let Markets Rule the Public's Airwaves
For months we have done our best here at the Laura Flanders Show show to keep it a Trump-free zone. As far as humanly possible we’ve not commented on Donald Trump's rise, his fall, his peaks, or his lows. But maybe just maybe there is something positive that could come of this Trump fiasco. And...
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Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 12:30pm
A Great National Sick-Out - It's Past Time
A picture’s worth a thousand words they say, and that was certainly the case earlier this year when public school teachers in Detroit started tweeting out pictures of the crumbling schools they work in. After months of attempting to grab legislators’ attention, the teachers called in sick, en masse...
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Friday, March 11, 2016 - 8:30am
The Great Corporate Buy-Up: Because of Corporations, Our Cities Are Not Our Own
Think you can tell the difference between a city and a business park? It may not be so clear. A corporate buying boom since the financial crash is gobbling up city property and leaving us with places that are literally not our town. Purchasing took off after 2008, when foreclosure rates were high,...
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Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 4:00pm
Dark Money: What Might The Money Media Cover If They Weren't Covering Trump?
Dark Money, Super PACs, shady multi-millionaires buying your democracy. When Americans were asked recently what they fear most, it wasn’t terrorists (unless you mean the sort that take over your TV at election time.) It was corruption of government officials. It’s that fear that a certain multi-...
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Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 8:15am
Who Cares if Hillary is Warm? I Care About Her Wars
Primary season is in its prime and feels familiar in almost every respect. Eight years on, it’s the same candidate, the same point of contention. Is Hillary Clinton warm enough? I’m not debating that this is sexist stuff: all this focus on her warmth, her style, her smile. Come on. Why do women...
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Sunday, December 20, 2015 - 10:15am
The Solution Isn't Kindler, Gentler Prison
What got a person locked up – no matter what - in 1790? Piracy. Period. At the birth of the republic mandatory minimum sentences were a rare and targeted thing. Attacking and robbing ships at sea got you life, no ifs, ands or buts. What gets you a mandatory minimum sentence today? Any one of 261...
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Friday, November 20, 2015 - 11:00am
Who's Leading The Charge For Change? Women
Towards the end of the new movie, This Changes Everything , Naomi Klein, author of the book that inspired the film, notices something about who’s leading the charge for change. They come from sacrifice zones, the very same places the powers that be have written off for environmental or ecological...
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Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 3:15pm
Money Media Cover Change Makers Most When They're Dead
It’s amazing how money media cover activists, when they die. When radical philosopher and organizer Grace Lee Boggs passed away on October 5, she received long, respectful obituaries in just about every paper. "Activist and revolutionary", "trail blazer", "human rights advocate". Boggs, it was...
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Friday, August 28, 2015 - 12:00pm
New Orleans: Recovery or Removal?
Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, a new documentary from The Laura Flanders Show and teleSUR English explores the race, class and gender outlines of the reconstruction of New Orleans. At least seventy-one billion dollars in federal money has been spent. But has every opportunity been seized to...
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