Laura Flanders Show

Outsider Power Shifts Insider Politics: Working Families Party's Maurice Mitchell

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 Laura to 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

Taking Down the Confederacy — Symbol by Symbol

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has proclaimed April as Confederate Heritage Month, and many are protesting. Laura speaks with actress and activist Aunjanue Ellis about her organization Take It Down America.
Episode 197
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25:27
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Bringing the Public Back to Public Art: Betty Yu, Charlotte Cohen, Amin Husain

If we all agree that arts and creativity are important ingredients of life, are we doing all we can to support the artists in our midst?
Episode 196
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Workers, Wildcats and New Models for Labor Organizing

Laura Flanders speaks with SEIU International President, Mary Kay Henry (of Service Employees) and labor journalist Sarah Jaffe about worker wins, challenges, and some new models for organizing.
Episode 195
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26:41
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After Maria: Puerto Rican Self-Determination

What's in store for Puerto Rico's future? More disaster capitalism, or solidarity economics?
Episode 194
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26:35
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Monopoly Capitalism: At The Breaking Point?

This week, economist Michael Hudson joins us to say his predictions on the Trump budget have come true and seem to suggest, more than ever, that capitalism is not only a disservice to the people, but it's also unsuccessful.
Episode 193
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U.S. Democrats and Europe's Left - Connecting Across Borders

This week Laura is at the Progressive Caucus Center Strategy Summit in Baltimore talking to progressive democrats and their friends about what comes next in the Trump era.
Episode 192
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Healthcare Isn't Big Business Or Big Philanthropy - Ben Palmquist and Dr. Steffie Woolhandler

Ben Palmquist of the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative and Dr. Steffie Woolhandler from Physicians for a National Health Program unpack why the U.S. healthcare is still in crisis.
Episode 191
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26:24
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Women Lead On Screen: Helen Clark & Gaylene Preston

This week, we speak with New Zealand's former prime minister, Helen Clark and filmmaker Gaylene Preston regarding their documentary about Clark's foiled bid to become the United Nation's first female Secretary General.
Episode 190
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25:47
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Racial Literacy and Rural Solidarity: Lou Murray and Jessica Campbell

Laura Flanders speaks with two pairs of young activists about their work in favor of rural regions and racial literacy.
Episode 188
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Divesting Is The First Step: Daniel Zarrilli & Clara Vondrich

New York City’s Chief Resilience Officer Daniel Zarrilli discusses the decision to divest from fossil fuels with Clara Vondrich of INVEST/DIVEST, one of the activist groups that helped make it happen.
Episode 187
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