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Rebuilding New Orleans

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, this special documentary episode explores the race, class and gender outlines of the reconstruction of New Orleans. The film takes a look, from the grassroots, at systemic changes in housing, education, health care, and policing. From the role of oil companies in Louisiana’ economy and electoral politics; to the firing of the city’s teachers; the closing of Charity Hospital; artists and other cultural workers being pushed out by gentrification; and the federal oversight of the police and jail; the film asks how federal, state and city policies have affected the people of New Orleans. Among the guests: the commander of military relief operations during Katrina, Lieutenant General Russell Honore; former city council president Oliver Thomas; current city council president Jason Williams; developer Sean Cummings; activists and former public housing residents Alfred Marshall and Toya Lewis; Brice White of the Jane Place Neighborhood Sustainability Initiative; Spoken Word artist Asia Rainey; youth activist Milan Sherry; and Rosana Cruz of Race Forward.

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Laura Flanders Show

Our wars abroad and our wars at home. This week on the show, acclaimed graphic artist Molly Crabapple and Syrian journalist Marwan Hisham join me to talk about their collaborative book “Brothers of the Gun.” Then, a report by Jonathan Klett on a community in Wisconsin that mobilized to greet Republicans attending a Trump fundraiser: Voces de La Frontera.

  • 2018-07-20T19:00:00-07:00
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Laura Flanders Show

SPECIAL REPORT: Jeremy Corbyn and The Labour Party's Radical Rise What difference does a Party make? This week on the Laura Flanders Show, we talk about what's happening in the UK, where one of the two main parties is picking up many of the radical demands coming out of movement groups seeking to transform the economy and society. In 2017, mainstream media predicted that the Labour Party would be crushed in the general election.

Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show