Laura Flanders, Grit TV

Laura is YES! Magazine's 2013 Local Economies Reporting Fellow and is executive producer and founder and host of "GRITtv with Laura Flanders." Follow her on Twitter @GRITlaura.

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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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Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 9:15am
New Orleans’ Deadly Floodwaters: Now From Gentrification
It’s New Orleans remembrance time; that time where, for the last ten years at the end of August, public attention returns for a bit to the city that abandoned its poorest. Mostly black, in a majority black city, democracy failed as spectacularly as the public safety system. Not only the levees, but...
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Friday, July 24, 2015 - 9:45am
Will We Ever Stop the Drones?
Almost a year after the 2012 election, Florida congressman Alan Grayson decided to hold a hearing. The number of drone attacks were going up not down; sparse news reports from mostly military sources weren’t making much of an impact on the American public. In October 2013, Grayson decided to invite...
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Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 10:45am
Anti-Social Giving to Harvard and Yale
Not so long ago, Yale University received a $150 million gift. That looked like a lot until Harvard scooped up $400 million a few weeks later. Both gifts came from Wall Street speculators – Blackstone Group Founder and CEO Stephen Schwarzman and hedge fund executive John S Paulson. Paulson’s...
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Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 7:00am
This LGBT Pride, Let’s Celebrate Difference Not Sameness
It’s hard to imagine an American poet more celebrated than four-time Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Frost whose most famous poem concludes: "Two roads diverged in a wood and I —I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference." When the most celebrated poet’s most well-known...
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Friday, May 22, 2015 - 8:15am
From Belfast to Baltimore Bad Police Tactics Spread. So Can Justice.
It’s an old adage but it’s true, especially when it comes to policing: an injury to one really is an injury to all. That’s because like a bad movie, bad police tactics spread the globe. Accountability can go global too, but as in a recent case out of Ireland, justice moves more slowly. Shortly...
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Monday, May 4, 2015 - 6:45am
The Missing Millions in Prison Aren’t Missing, We Are.
It’s becoming popular in the media to talk about the missing millions-- the 1.5 million African American men in their prime who are missing from civic life. Those millions, it’s explained , are mostly missing because they’ve died young or been locked up. There’s been a catastrophic rise of...
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Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 11:30am
The Cost of Doing (BIG) Business
“The cost of doing business.” That’s what corporations call it when they claim a deduction from their taxes for the damage they’ve done to people and the planet. It’s a cost of doing business all right; a cost to us, of doing business with them the way we currently do it, and it’s just one of the...
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Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 2:30pm
Forget Big vs. Small Government. For the Rightwing, It's Only About Power
Conservatives need to figure out where they stand on local power. Their views present a paradox, suggested The New York Times recently. Causing the confusion are so-called pre-emption laws passed by states to stop local governments from enacting their own policies. Eight states have passed laws...
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Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 9:00am
The Incredible Whiteness of Clinton
Hillary Clinton effectively entered the 2016 presidential race this week with a major speech to a women’s conference in Silicon Valley . Word is, she’s decided to make gender even more central to her campaign this time around and in California she did just that. She also exposed the incredible...
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