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Laura Flanders Show

Some of us have too much of this world’s goods, she wrote and we are thereby separated too widely from each other, said Eleanor Roosevelt, the subject of Blanche Wiesen Cook's new three-volume biography of the First Lady. Ahead of Women's History Month, Laura speaks to Cook about why Roosevelt's legacy continues to resonate during our current crises. Plus, a documentary by filmmaker Ross Watne on Arthurdale, the experimental community championed by Eleanor Roosevelt in post-depression West-Virginia.

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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.

  • 2018-06-20T00:30:00-07:00
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Laura Flanders Show

Two forms of government have dominated in the west over the last hundred years. In one big power is vested in the state, the government, in the other policy is dominated by the influence of big industry, big corporations, or big money. Well a hundred years after the Russian revolution, and ten years after the financial crash, a whole lot of people all around the world are saying “are there any alternatives?” especially as neither of those models has delivered on a promise of shared prosperity.

Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show