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Reporting on Economic Hardship

About Nearly 40 million Americans live in poverty, making less than $26,200 a year for a family of four. Their stories and their struggles, however, are rarely represented in...

Racial Justice is Also Economic Justice

About Newark, NJ has been held up as a real world example of what defunding the police could actually look like. The Newark Community Street Team, which we featured...

Public Safety in Public Hands

About In the face of on-going police brutality against African Americans and the disproportionate impact of the Covid-19 epidemic on people of color, the United States has reached a...

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The Pregnancy to Prison Pipeline: Media Matters As the President sounds off about holy babies born and unborn, we talk about the ongoing criminalization of women who happen to get pregnant. What has been the media’s role and have they done...

New Media, Old Problems: Buzzfeed, Vox, and Vice Unionize The media layoffs are here. It's new media’s sky-is-falling moment. Instead of the promised golden age, we're seeing rolling cutbacks and massive layoffs at digital darlings like VICE and BuzzFeed. Is that it for...

Capitalism, Raced & Gendered: Rick Wolff & Farah Tanis looks different to those who were once commodities, and that has implications for how we build a future not based in domination. In this conversation, Laura talks with Farah Tanis, executive director...

New Justice: A World Beyond Prisons

New Justice: A World Beyond Prisons Prisons, police and punishment through incarceration. Are they with us forever in the land of the free? Sustained campaigns for change are beginning to pay off. At the community...

Minneapolis Model to Abolish Police

Minneapolis Model to Abolish Police       The Minneapolis City Council’s forthcoming proposal to disband its police department was built on years of activism and resistance to systemic police violence and racism. But while calls to defund...

Environmental Racism as Usual: Covid-19

Environmental Racism As Usual During Covid-19       To download, please subscribe. To download a single episode, click share in the podcast player below.     A special thanks to our Patreon community for supporting us through this difficult time...

Housing as a Human Right

How do we define "love is love," and what are we willing to do to defend one another? This week, we speak with a group of LGBTQIA leaders on just that.

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Self-Determination Arising from Resistance

About the Show   In this episode of The Laura Flanders Show, author and scholar Dr. Priyamvada Gopal discusses her latest book, Insurgent Empire, which examines a history of abolition and rebellion under colonial rule to...

Trump’s Wall and the End of the American Frontier

  Trump's Wall and the End of the American Frontier   About This Episode   In this episode, Laura interviews author and Yale historian Greg Grandin about his new book The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to...

Appropriate Be Damned

About Award-winning poet, performer, novelist, and activist Staceyann Chin has just published her first anthology of poems. She has been featured on Broadway, HBO, and Russell Simmons’ "Def Poetry Jam" and her latest one woman...


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