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Special Report: Ableism Out, Independent Living Now!

On July 26th, America marked the 28th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Thousands of disability activists, including many of those who made this civil rights landmark a reality, convened at the National Council on Independent Living’s (NCIL) 2018 Annual Conference. Celebrating #ADA28, alongside disability activists allows us to revisit the story of how disability came to be a civil right, even as it was pathologized and co-opted into ableist narratives. How can we make this not a conversation about ability, but accessibility, one that is intersectional and empowering?

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Laura Flanders Show

Can technology advance society if it doesn't include all of society? This week, we talk to three disability justice activists who have ideas about how tech can ensure design, technology and art are accessible and equitable. Not just ideas, they're doing it... and they are sparking a movement.

Laura Flanders Show

The great American housing crunch and what organizing can do about it. This week on The Laura Flanders Show, we discuss some of the challenges and victories in the campaign for green, affordable, public housing.

Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show

Music, Spirit & Protest: The Hippie Idea & Climbing Poetree

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock music festival this August, we revisit an episode from our archives to ask the question, can music make a movement? Legendary music producer Danny Goldberg takes us back to a time when "All You Need is Love" was not meant to be ironic, and we talk about his book, In Search of the Lost Chord about the hippie summer of 1967. Then, from the movement music scene, Alixa Garcia and Naima Penniman talk about their album, Intrinsic, and perform for us in studio.