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Laura Flanders Show

Renewable energy, racist redlining, and now possibly a renaissance. The people of Buffalo, New York have seen a lot. In the last century, this was a booming industrial town fueled by a falls and people from all over the planet. But most of the wealth concentrated at the top, and at the end it mostly moved out. It looks as if people and investment may be coming back, but will the wealth be more equitably shared? Grassroots activists are determined that this time will be different, and they're not just hoping or lobbying for a change – they're looking very closely at government.

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What most Americans know about Puerto Rico is based on a colonial fantasy, says journalist and Columbia University professor, Ed Morales. This fantasy, and the reality it obscures, is the subject of his new book, Fantasy Island. In this episode, Laura interviews Morales and scholar/activist Rosa Clemente about the personal and political implications of the island's ongoing debt crisis, recovering from Hurricane Maria, and #RickyRenuncia, the intersectional protest movement that led to the resignation of Governor Ricardo Rosselló in the summer of 2019.

Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show