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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

Where do we begin to think about food? Is it about how we grow it, how we eat, or who has access to it? Isn't it all of it? However you put it, food is as political as it gets. Today, we'll hear from farmers, organizers, workers, and seed-keepers who all attended the NESAWG conference on food justice in late October. Among them, Leah Penniman whose beautiful new book, Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm's Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land , is out now.

Laura Flanders Show

Looking back at the Midterm Elections, we ask the tough questions about white women voters and race, and get introduced to the hi-pinky salute across the border. We meet the co-founders of SURJ, Showing up for Racial Justice, and speak with Grammy Award Winner Arturo O’ Farrill.

Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show