The Laura Flanders Show explores actionable models for creating a better world by reporting on the people and movements driving systemic change. We spotlight the solutions of tomorrow, today.



Awards for Laura Flanders and The LF Show



2020 Cultural Freedom Fellowship, Lannan Foundation

2019 Pat Mitchell Lifetime Achievement Award, Women’s Media Center

2019 Urban Journalist of the Year, City Limits

2019 Izzy Award for outstanding achievement in independent media, Park Center for Independent Media at Ithaca College

2018 Most Valuable Multimedia Maker, The Nation Magazine Progressive Honor Roll

2013 Communicator of the Year Award, NY Metro Labor Press Council

2013 Stonewall Award, Stonewall Community Foundation




“Laura Flanders reports the stories that matter, that others miss or ignore. Her upbeat, forward-looking show models exactly the kind of programming that should be on public television stations right now.”


– Pat Mitchell
Editorial Director of TEDWomen, former CEO of PBS, and author

“For well over a decade, Laura Flanders has used her extraordinary skills to follow the trail of the most exciting and inspiring alternatives to our perilous economic model.”


– Naomi Klein
Climate Justice activist and author of ‘This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate’

“It is not enough to call Laura the media’s leading voice on the Left. She is the voice of global justice, my favorite journalist and critic dedicate to people’s power and genuine democracy.”


– Robin D.G. Kelley
Author of Freedom Dreams: The Black, Radical Imagination

“The Laura Flanders Show is where you go to find out about the innovations that will help shape the future.”


– Ai-jen Poo
Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance

“Flanders doesn’t just talk about the problems… she broadcasts the actions that communities are taking to craft the solutions.”


– Gopal Dayaneni
Executive Director Movement Generation

“The LF Show covers the critical stories around racism and sexism, but even better, it brings an intersectional lens to all its reporting.


– Professor Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw
Founder, African-American Policy Forum

“Laura has picked up on the movements, people, and places that are truly changing this country for the better.”


– Saru Jayaraman
Executive Director, The Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC)

“Laura is enabling people to see the true value of what they are doing and the very real possibility
of transformative change.”


– Stacy Mitchell
Executive Director, The Institute for Local Self Reliance

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