Reporter in Spain: On the Spanish Left

On Left: Claud Cockburn in Spain with Fred Branfman, commander of British battalion of International Brigade, in a photo by Gerda Toro. (Photo courtesy Laura Flanders)     Eighty years ago this April, Spain fell under a...

We Need to Know Each Other: Covid-19

We Need to Know Each Other: Covid-19       To download, please subscribe. To download a single episode, click share in the podcast player below.           About     Jutta Treviranus, founder and director of the Inclusive Design Research Centre at OCAD...

Extreme Cities: Ground Zero for Climate Change

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.

Juneteenth: What Lies Ahead? – F Word

Juneteenth: What Lies Ahead—Tulsa 1921 or Something We Haven't Built Yet?     To download, please subscribe. To download a single episode, click share in the podcast player above.       Every Juneteenth has me thinking about life and the...

New Media, Old Problems: Buzzfeed, Vox, and Vice Unionize

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJnFhwEX6C0 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...

The Edge of Democracy: The Rise of Authoritarianism in Brazil

In her new film, The Edge of Democracy, director Petra Costa tells the story of how Brazil went from a rising star among free nations to a democracy on the verge of collapse. With...

Pre-Election Roundtable

In this pre-election roundtable, recorded just days before November 3, 2020, Laura checks in with the US’s most enduring social critic, MIT professor emeritus, Noam Chomsky, and sits down with three dedicated...

Community Land Trusts: A Model for Reparations?

Our city's economy – what is it for? New York's has been very good at piling up profits and building tall buildings. But all that private profit has come at a cost to public services and public trust. Could it be different?

Public Ownership of Privatized Medicine

Public Ownership of Privatized Medicine: Covid-19       Dana Brown, Director of the Next System Project frames the motives of privatized medicine in a system, which values profit over people. While nations are racing to develop a...

The City as Living Laboratory: Mary Miss

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8HCNVvtNiMIn this excerpt we visit Mary Miss, a Guggenheim fellow and celebrated artist, whose organization, The City as Living Laboratory, strives to empower people to create not the cliché of the sustainable city, she...

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