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Women's History Makes The Future: Blanche Wiesen Cook

"Some of us have too much of this world’s goods​... and we are thereby separated too widely from each other," ​wrote Eleanor Roosevelt, the subject of Blanche Wiesen Cook's three-volume biography​. ​For Women's History​ ​Month, Laura speaks to Cook about ​Eleanor - the First Lady of the World - and why her work still resonates.

​Plus, a documentary by filmmaker Ross Watne on Arthurdale, the ​​experimental​, government-funded community Roosevelt ​championed in Depression-era West​ ​Virginia.

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Two forms of government have dominated in the west over the last hundred years. In one big power is vested in the state, the government, in the other policy is dominated by the influence of big industry, big corporations, or big money. Well a hundred years after the Russian revolution, and ten years after the financial crash, a whole lot of people all around the world are saying “are there any alternatives?” especially as neither of those models has delivered on a promise of shared prosperity.

Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show