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Taking Down the Confederacy — Symbol by Symbol

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has proclaimed April as Confederate Heritage Month, and many are protesting. Mississippi is the last state banner to feature confederate iconography, and the movement to change it has become a klaxon for the greater movement to take down Confederate symbols in America. Laura speaks with actress and activist Aunjanue Ellis about her organization Take It Down America, and why, for her, this movement is personal. Plus, another artist from Mississippi, Genesis Be, who returns to her hometown to speak to a childhood friend who thinks the flag should stay.

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Food Justice in Urban Agriculture

This week's episode is about food: from where it grows to where it goes — all of it matters to our bodies and our communities. This episode features a conversation about how farmers are creating equitable food systems inside cities, from urban agriculture to worker-owned cooperatives.

  • 2018-10-19T19:00:00-07:00
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Laura Flanders Show

10 years since the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the financial crash, one thing we've learned is that there exist in the US not just one economy, but many, as well as many kinds of economic actors. From platform cooperatives to cryptocurrency, people are building economic alternatives to climate devastation and capitalist extraction. So says Nathan Schneider, crusader for the internet of ownership and author of Everything for Everyone: the Radical Tradition That Is Shaping The Next Economy.

Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show