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Covid-19: No Medicine for Migrants

From farming to food delivery, immigrants perform many of the essential jobs we rely on. And while many undocumented migrants especially are pushed to continue working through the Covid-19 pandemic, they have no access to the healthcare system if they get sick. Patricia Mercado Sanchez is the founder and director of Conexión Migrante, a Mexico City-based media company hoping to fill in the gaps. They offer services and information to the Mexican migrant community about healthcare facilities, food distribution and repatriation just to name a few. She explains to Laura that, since our government is not helping them, migrants have been forced to create alternative systems of mutual aid and support.

More on Conexión Migrante: https://conexionmigrante.com/

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Laura Flanders Show

Days of wonder, days of rage. We're living through an information revolution as profound as any since Gutenberg and the printing press, but are we the people, the so-called "users", using the technology or is the technology using us and for what ends? How can we harness this particular transformation for good? That’s the question, and we have some answers from Data & Society fellow Chancey Fleet, Team Human's Douglas Rushkoff, and technologist, educator, and organizer Nabil Hassein.

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Listening to Our Better Angels

Red, blue, rich, poor, country, city, left or right. Chances are you probably fall into one of those categories. And you may be quite happy where you are. The people of Better Angels believe there's still value in talking, and they've come up with a way of doing it that actually seems to bring people together.

Trump's Wall and the End of the American Frontier

In this episode, Laura interviews author and Yale historian Greg Grandin about his most recent book, The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America. They explore how America's foundational myth of progress has given way to protectionism. Will opposition to the wall finally force us to reckon with the white supremacist conquest the frontier myth has always but thinly veiled? And what can we do to replace destructive myths with productive truths?

Sex, Pleasure, and Liberation: Desire in A World Transformed

Regulation, degradation, shaming, blaming - enough! Is it time for sexual liberation yet? We talk a lot about sex but not often enough about pleasure. In this episode, we try to make up for that and hear from some bloggers, activists, and educators who are practicing very positive consent.