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Outsider Power Shifts Insider Politics: Working Families' Maurice Mitchell

Are social movements and party politics inherently at odds or natural allies? This week, in his first in-depth TV appearance, Maurice Mitchell, the new National Director of the Working Families Party, joins us in studio. Laura and Maurice discuss his activist background, the WFP's national and international vision, and how the organization is tackling this midterm election year.

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Laura Flanders Show

As the President sounds off about holy babies born and unborn, we talk about the ongoing criminalization of women who happen to get pregnant. What has been the media’s role and have they done enough to make amends? We’ll talk to Lynn Paltrow, one of the lawyers representing incarcerated women, media critic Janine Jackson, and Suzanne Sellers who fell afoul of one of those laws in the 1990s. Then, a drill down with Lynn Paltrow about the threats to Roe and more.

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Laura Flanders Show

“Amazon’s New York City headquarters is off. As we go to air, it looks as if the mega-seller has pulled out of its plan to locate in New York. In a conversation recorded before that news broke, we looked at the resistance the plan provoked and why, and considered how development might be possible without displacement? In this week s show, residents of Long Island City talk about their problems with Amazon and we take a tour of the place with a Long Island preacher’ s son.

Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show