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How Trafficked Workers Pulled Off “The Great Escape”

How can we build the workforce we need, with the rights and equity workers deserve?

Undercovered Realities/ Innovative Reporters: BIPOC Media

The monthly Meet the BIPOC Press roundtable looks at topics that could dominate 2023.

Get Your Mind Back / Save Democracy?

Are we too distracted to think? The answer is worse than you’d expect.

Abigail Disney: The American Dream or Nightmare for Workers?

How long can corporations sustain the “American Dream” at the expense of workers?

“The Future is Disabled”: Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

What if, in the near future, the majority of people will be disabled?

A People’s History, Urgent Lessons for the Present

What lessons can we take from Howard Zinn’s model of history for this time?

Courageous Conversations in a Climate of Fear

Laura and her guests discuss the recent attack on North Carolina's electrical grid.

Ask Angola Prison: What difference can a play make?

Laura reflects on the intersection of art and politics, incarceration and economics.

BIPOC Media Covered the Elections Differently

A roundtable of journalists join Laura for this month's Meet the BIPOC Press.

Busting the Thanksgiving Myth

Hear how Native movements are changing, among other myths, the Thanksgiving story.

Grassroots Democracy: A Report from the Front Lines

How did the GOP’s rollbacks mobilize voters. What worked, and what didn't?

Criminal Justice Reform in the Crosshairs

How has the issue of violence been weaponized to smear criminal justice reform?

Sarah Jones on Sex & Making an “Unorthodoc”

Sarah Jones, Tony Award-winning performer discusses her new documentary.

The Georgia Way: Strategies that Work for Winning Elections

Laura and guests unpack what’s happening in key states ahead of the midterm elections.

Soledad O’Brien on Rosa Parks: The Untold Story

Soledad O'Brien discusses Rosa Parks, her legacy and what the media got wrong.

Boomers, Big Banks & Solving the Climate Crisis

When it comes to the climate crisis, are Boomers the problem, the solution or both?

BIPOC Media: Amplifying Black and Indigenous Collaborations

Mitra Kalita and Sara Lomax Reese of URL Media return for “Meet the BIPOC Press”.

Kim Stanley Robinson: Writing the Future Story People Want

Can a novel become a catalyst to help us address impending climate disasters?

A.M. Homes: “The Unfolding” of American Democracy

Political fiction, women writers and the unraveling of American democracy.

Survival Guide for Humans Learned from Marine Mammals

Alexis Pauline Gumbs discusses how we can all practice “another way to breathe.”

50 Years After Roe, Is Reporting on Abortion Still Too White

Are abortion seekers of color still a sidebar in reporting?

Reforming Prosecutor Power - Especially After Roe

What power to prosecutors have, especially now, after the overthrow of Roe.

A Forgotten Coup & Americans on the Frontlines of Democracy

Could a successful coup happen in the US? It has happened before.

Linda Villarosa: Is the End of Roe A Death Sentence?

Is the overturning of Roe v. Wade a death sentence for women of color?

Yellowstone: Can Indigenous Stewardship Save Our Parks

What do Indigenous people want for the future of Yellowstone and other National parks?

Militarization and Uvalde: the Context Media Coverage Omits

What is the media getting wrong — or right — on gun violence reporting?

Dollars and Democracy: Participatory Budgeting

Discussing participatory budgeting and its use when U.S. democracy is hanging by a thread.

Community Wealth Building

Discussing how to take Community Wealth Building to a whole new scale.

Imara Jones: The Anti-Trans Hate Machine

Imara Jones discusses the increasing government restrictions and the impacts on us all.

Abbott Elementary Teaches Us All

Discuss why educators, especially teachers of color, leaving the teaching profession.

Collective Real Estate: Land Without Landlords?

Can cooperation and shared stewardship be a route to realizing the “American Dream?”

Congressman Jamie Raskin On January 6th: After a Failed Coup

Laura interviews Jamie Raskin, Democratic Congressman from Maryland.

The Extremist Revolution & Democracy Hanging by a Thread

The American Right is embracing a dangerous extremism. How did we get here?

Beating Poverty by Investing in Teachers: A Labor Story

Can education be the driver of local economic and social development?

Ibram X. Kendi: How to Make America Antiracist?

How does the reaction against antiracist education hurt us all?

Greenpeace at 50

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Greenpeace and discuss the climate crisis.

Forget Everything You Know About Texas

Texas could be a predictor of how change happens when people organize differently.

Winning War, Building Peace

A roundtable of human rights advocates discuss the ongoing conflict In Ukraine.

About The Laura Flanders Show

The Laura Flanders Show is back for a third season with in-depth interviews and ground-breaking field reports on the people and movements driving positive systemic change. This season increases its coverage of innovative economic models and ideas taking root across the country, including cooperative businesses, land trusts, community wealth building, participatory budgeting and universal income.

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