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THE LAURA FLANDERS SHOW is back with more award-winning interviews and investigative reporting on the people and movements driving positive systemic change in our world today. The show features forward-thinking people from actress Sheryl Lee Ralph to author Naomi Klein and innovative projects as well as a monthly journalists' round table with journalists of color. It's produced in rural New York.

Meet the BIPOC Press: Bursting the Corporate Media Bubble

26m 46s

It is a cliché to say that the richest corporate media operate inside a bubble of their own making, but it's largely true. Today’s guests are breathing new life into the world of journalism by covering people, places and perspectives beyond the conventional enclaves of power. How do we break media bubbles? Join us for that conversation.

Episodes

  • Meet the BIPOC Press: Bursting the Corporate Media Bubble: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Meet the BIPOC Press: Bursting the Corporate Media Bubble

    S1 E108 - 26m 46s

    It is a cliché to say that the richest corporate media operate inside a bubble of their own making, but it's largely true. Today’s guests are breathing new life into the world of journalism by covering people, places and perspectives beyond the conventional enclaves of power. How do we break media bubbles? Join us for that conversation.

  • CA’s Gender Lens on Homeless Domestic Violence Survivors: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    CA’s Gender Lens on Homeless Domestic Violence Survivors

    S1 E107 - 26m 46s

    Women make up 35% of California’s homeless population, and domestic violence is a leading reason why women lose their housing. Organizations across California are coming together to address this issue, break down silos and bring survivors into decision-making. But their work is in danger because of a 45% budget cut. What can be done?

  • Stephanie Flanders on Elections & A Trump Economy: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Stephanie Flanders on Elections & A Trump Economy

    S1 E106 - 26m 46s

    Just in time for election season, Laura invites her sister Stephanie back to the program. Stephanie is the head of Economics and Government at Bloomberg News and head of Bloomberg Economics. Sixty-four countries (plus the European Union) — nearly half of the world’s population — are facing an election this year. Some are calling 2024 “The Ultimate Election Year”, but what should we look out for?

  • An Abolitionist Plan for Immigration Justice: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    An Abolitionist Plan for Immigration Justice

    S1 E105 - 26m 46s

    When it comes to crime and migration, all sorts of politicians have justified mass detention and incarceration in the name of confronting a dangerous crisis. But what's real and what's fear mongering, and how can reformers counter the rhetoric to advance alternatives? Activists can do their best to call out abuses, but what is really needed is an entirely new approach.

  • Ai Weiwei: How Do We Save Our Humanity?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Ai Weiwei: How Do We Save Our Humanity?

    S1 E104 - 26m 46s

    In “ZODIAC: A Graphic Memoir”, the renowned artist Ai Weiwei writes that artists should “ignite stories”, “fight for freedom” and “help us hope.” Over his long and defiant career, he has used his art in a wide variety of media to do just that. In this wide-ranging conversation with Laura Flanders, they discuss the role of the artist and ask why is “Power so afraid of art and poets?”

  • Meet the BIPOC Press: Is Earth Day Still Relevant?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Meet the BIPOC Press: Is Earth Day Still Relevant?

    S1 E103 - 26m 46s

    : Corporate greenwashing has hijacked Earth Day, but the ideas behind the holiday are more urgent than ever. There are environmental issues all around us, even within new stories like the Baltimore bridge collapse and the ongoing genocide of Palestinians in Gaza. On Meet the BIPOC Press, journalists of color discuss how the idea of the environment has been siloed and how the media can undo that.

  • Trust-Busting in 2024: A Bipartisan Battle Against Monopoly: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trust-Busting in 2024: A Bipartisan Battle Against Monopoly

    S1 E102 - 26m 46s

    Is 2024 the year of trust-busting? This bipartisan issue of small versus big is a fight taking place on the streets and in the federal and state courts; led by grassroots movements and consumer protest. How have people power and government action together brought about a shift? Is it real? The Biden administration has stepped up anti-trust action, but the number of merger filings is also up.

  • A Roadmap for Building a Better Future: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    A Roadmap for Building a Better Future

    S1 E101 - 26m 46s

    In this first episode of Laura Flanders & Friends (formerly The Laura Flanders Show), Laura is joined by Angela Davis, a leading voice in the movement for abolition and feminism who has lots to share about her evolution and how decades of activism are coming together. From Palestine to elections, to our carceral state and collective liberation, this kickoff conversation is packed with her insight.

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