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A Public Bank for Public Good

This week "The Laura Flanders Show" explores whether a public bank is possible and how this type of institution help worker co-ops, students, entrepreneurs. Deyanira del Río from the New Economy Project, Linda Levy of the Lower East Side People's Federal Credit Union, and Enlace's Cindy Martinez discuss why it's more needed now than ever — and what they're doing to make it happen. Then, a look at the Public Bank NYC's recent launch action with New York City organizations, including New York Public Interest Research Group; NY Communities for Change; and The Working World.

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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 enough to make amends? We’ll talk to Lynn Paltrow, one of the lawyers representing incarcerated women, media critic Janine Jackson, and Suzanne Sellers who fell afoul of one of those laws in the 1990s. Then, a drill down with Lynn Paltrow about the threats to Roe and more.

Laura Flanders Show

“Amazon’s New York City headquarters is off. As we go to air, it looks as if the mega-seller has pulled out of its plan to locate in New York. In a conversation recorded before that news broke, we looked at the resistance the plan provoked and why, and considered how development might be possible without displacement? In this week s show, residents of Long Island City talk about their problems with Amazon and we take a tour of the place with a Long Island preacher’ s son.

Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show