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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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