Laura Flanders

Laura Flanders

Laura Flanders is a best-selling author and broadcaster who hosts the The Laura Flanders Show, where she interviews forward thinking people about the key questions of our time.  The LF Show airs weekly on KCET/LinkTV, FreeSpeech TV, and in English & Spanish in teleSUR. Flanders is also a contributing writer to The Nation and Yes! Magazine (“Commonomics”) and a regular guest on MSNBC. She is the author of six books, including The New York Times best-seller, BUSHWOMEN: Tales of a Cynical Species (Verso, 2004) and Blue GRIT: True Democrats Take Back Politics from the Politicians (Penguin Press, 2007). The Laura Flanders Show first aired on Air America Radio 2004-2008. You can find all her archives and more at Lauraflanders.com or via Twitter @GRITlaura

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Sunday, June 17, 2018
We Should Be Excited About the Bottom-Up Wins in Virginia's Primaries
A certain handshake in Singapore dominated the news June 12, so you might have missed Virginia's Democratic primaries. Call me crazy, but I put more faith in Anthony Flaccavento and Leslie Cockburn than in any part of that Singapore handshake.
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Sunday, June 03, 2018
Throwing Shade, Not Light, on Youth Voting
It’s the summer before midterm elections, and the political forecast is already promising heavy showers of skepticism about young voters. The seasonal downpour is especially important this year because, for the first time, 18-35-year-old "millennials"—and their even younger counterparts, “...
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Friday, May 25, 2018
After Brexit, Blexit: Putting Your Money Where Your Life Is
You’ve heard of Brexit, but how about Blexit? Brexit’s what the British public voted to do when they felt the European Union wasn’t serving their best interests. Blexit’s what some Black residents of the Twin Cities have decided to do to free themselves from the city’s white dominated financial...
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Monday, May 21, 2018
Life or Death for the FCC
It’s life or death for the Federal Communications Commission, and death may be the honest option. Let’s face it, the FCC’s mission to regulate communications media in the public interest, has been beaten to a pulp by politicians of both parties over the last two decades. Now Trump’s FCC chair, Ajit...
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"Zuckerberg is free to suppress. He’s not a journalist; he’s the head of a for-profit corporation with a track record of mendacity and billions of private dollars at stake." (Photo: Legal Loop) Views
Monday, May 07, 2018
What If Ida B. Wells Depended on Facebook?
If Ida B. Wells had depended on Facebook, would we ever have had a National Lynching Memorial? Two stories collided in my head this week. One of which was the opening of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama—this country’s first major effort to confront the vast scope...
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"Whatever’s happening on Wall Street, Main Street’s in trouble." Photo: YouTube/screenshot) Views
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Dr. King and The Ram
Super Bowl 2018 drew the smallest audience of any national championship game since 2009 but that didn’t quell the ruckus stoked by one of the mid-game ads. Listen carefully and there it was: Dr. Martin Luther King, pitching for trucks by RAM. What really got my goat - no pun intended - was fact...
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Life or Death for the FCC
It’s life or death for the Federal Communications Commission and death may be the honest option. Let’s face it, the FCC’s mission ​, to regulate communications media in the public interest,​ ​ has been beaten to a pulp by politicians of both parties over the last t wo​ decades. Now Trump’s FCC...
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Friday, July 28, 2017
A Healthcare Story to Celebrate: Oregon’s Reproductive Equity Act
What does reproductive justice look like in action? It looks like bravery; the bravery required to stand up for everyone not just a few; for the whole, not a fraction of the population. People who stand for justice, not the just-us approach to something like reproductive rights, often meet...
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Sunday, May 01, 2016
Lucy Parsons: The Anarchist and Intersectional Feminist Who Inspired May Day
Workers shouldn't strike and go out and starve, but strike and remain in, and take possession, said Lucy parsons. Lifelong partner of Albert parsons, one of the American Labor Leaders, most associated with the founding of the American May Day tradition. Lucy Parsons was of Mexican American, African...
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Friday, April 22, 2016
Concentrated Media Power is Real Power: We've Let Markets Rule the Public's Airwaves
For months we have done our best here at the Laura Flanders Show show to keep it a Trump-free zone. As far as humanly possible we’ve not commented on Donald Trump's rise, his fall, his peaks, or his lows. But maybe just maybe there is something positive that could come of this Trump fiasco. And...
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