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Laura Flanders Show

Cities accumulate capital, people, aspirations, and power. But, whose power? Whose aspirations? How can we find in the city a place of possibility? These are the questions from Laura Flanders' opening statements at the Transnational Institute's convening on Transformative Cities in Amsterdam during July 2018. While there, we spoke to officials, activists, and theorists from across the world working to build better designed, more public, more democratic cities. In cities, can we find liberation? Can we build fearless spaces that help us become fearless people?

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Fifty years ago at the Stonewall bar in New York, gay pride took the form of a riot, not a parade. Today, the question remains as relevant as ever: Just how do we define "love is love," and what are we willing to do to defend one another? This week, I speak with a group of LGBTQIA leaders who each has a different relationship to being out and proud. We've come a long way they say, but in the next 50 years we have a long way to go.

Laura Flanders Show

Don't remember the past? Does that mean that you're condemned to repeat it? What does our country's past tell us about our present— and how can it help us imagine a better future? This week, two leading thinkers on the tricky challenges of democracy. What are the best tools- and even the best words we can use to create a better future?

Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show