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New Media for a New Economy

This week on "The Laura Flanders Show," an urgent conversation about media diversity and our lack of it. We can do better, and we must. This episode features Joe Amditis, associate director of the Center for Cooperative Media in Montclair, New Jersey, and Dru Oja Jay, a long time independent media activist and hacker.

Then, from Detroit, a special report on the work grassroots media activists are doing, telling new stories, and creating their own media networks, with Jenny Lee of the Allied Media Projects, Diana Nucera and Anderson Walworth of Detroit Community Technology Project, Paige Watkins of The Detroit Narrative Agency, Monica Lewis Patrick and Cecile McClellan of We the People of Detroit, and Scott Kurashige, author of "The Fifty Year Rebellion."

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Laura Flanders Show

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