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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

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.

  • 2019-02-22T18:00:00-08:00
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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