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The Laura Flanders Show is back for a third season with in-depth interviews and ground-breaking field reports on the people and movements driving positive systemic change. This season increases its coverage of innovative economic models and ideas taking root across the country, including cooperative businesses, land trusts, community wealth building, participatory budgeting and universal income.

Linda Villarosa: Is the End of Roe A Death Sentence?

26m 46s

Is the Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health a death sentence for women of color? The overturning of Roe v. Wade not only creates an abortion disaster for millions of Americans, it also exacerbates a maternal healthcare crisis that’s alreadly deadly for women of color. What’s their future now that more women will be forced to carry more babies to term against their will?

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  • Linda Villarosa: Is the End of Roe A Death Sentence?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Linda Villarosa: Is the End of Roe A Death Sentence?

    S3 E315 - 26m 46s

    Is the Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health a death sentence for women of color? The overturning of Roe v. Wade not only creates an abortion disaster for millions of Americans, it also exacerbates a maternal healthcare crisis that’s alreadly deadly for women of color. What’s their future now that more women will be forced to carry more babies to term against their will?

  • Yellowstone: Can Indigenous Stewardship Save Our Parks: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Yellowstone: Can Indigenous Stewardship Save Our Parks

    S3 E314 - 27m 1s

    50 years after Congress established Yellowstone National Park, it remains the jewel of a system that comprises some 400 national parks. But for Indigenous Americans, the history is bitter. Thousands were forced to leave, families were massacred, and the Army was brought in to exclude Native Americans. Today, as droughts, floods and fires threaten the parks, many are calling for Indigenous control.

  • Militarization and Uvalde: the Context Media Coverage Omits: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Militarization and Uvalde: the Context Media Coverage Omits

    S3 E313 - 27m

    We are witnessing an unprecedented wave of terror at the muzzle of a gun. But all mass shootings are not covered in the same way. What is the media getting wrong — or right — on gun violence reporting? In this episode, Laura Flanders welcomes back Mitra Kalita and Sara Lomax-Reese of URL Media, a network of independently owned and operated Black and Brown media outlets.

  • Dollars and Democracy: Participatory Budgeting: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Dollars and Democracy: Participatory Budgeting

    S3 E312 - 27m 1s

    After the school shooting at Uvalde, and in the wake of the police murder of George Floyd, residents of many US cities are asking questions about budget allocation effectiveness. Cities are turning to a tool called participatory budgeting that gives residents and taxpayers real decision-making power over their cities’ budgets. Could this model bring power to people where they live?

  • Community Wealth Building: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Community Wealth Building

    S3 E311 - 27m 1s

    Local governments are experimenting with investing public resources locally in community-held businesses, and public health. They’re calling this approach Community Wealth Building, and it’s gaining traction around the world. Explore the spreading of Community Wealth Building and its impact on the well-being of individuals and communities so far.

  • Imara Jones: The Anti-Trans Hate Machine: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Imara Jones: The Anti-Trans Hate Machine

    S3 E310 - 27m 1s

    2022 will go down in history for the number of anti-trans bills introduced into legislature. Bills banning books, medical treatment and access to the bathroom have been introduced and the Supreme Court seems poised to overturn Roe vs. Wade, allowing states to ban abortion. As extremists crank up the volume on hate - trans people, especially trans women of color, face an onslaught of violence.

  • Abbott Elementary Teaches Us All: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Abbott Elementary Teaches Us All

    S3 E309 - 27m

    Can you remember the last time when the challenges that inner city public school teachers face were the subject of a popular TV series? Abbott Elementary does just that. The Philadelphia school on TV is fictional, but the challenges it faces are all too real. Can a TV show help stem the tide, shift the culture and change policy? Is quality education for all, a dream?

  • Collective Real Estate: Land Without Landlords?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Collective Real Estate: Land Without Landlords?

    S3 E308 - 27m 1s

    Decades of discrimination have left millions of African Americans shut out of the housing market and at risk of being targeted by predatory lenders and exploitative loans. Capital collectives pool resources and reduce individual risk and can be a way for low-income Americans to buy into a home. Can cooperation and shared stewardship be a route to realizing the “American Dream?”

  • Congressman Jamie Raskin On January 6th: After a Failed Coup: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Congressman Jamie Raskin On January 6th: After a Failed Coup

    S3 E307 - 27m

    The January 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol, intended to stop the certification of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States of America, “was as close to fascism as I ever want to see our country come,” says Jamie Raskin, Democratic Congressman from Maryland. Raskin talks with Laura about the strengths and weaknesses in US democracy and how best to address them now.

  • The Extremist Revolution & Democracy Hanging by a Thread: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Extremist Revolution & Democracy Hanging by a Thread

    S3 E306 - 27m 1s

    The American Right is embracing a dangerous extremism, challenging elections, packing courts and aligning with Hungarian prime minister and Putin-ally Victor Orbán. In the midst of a climate catastrophe, with the Supreme Court poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, and the House preparing to hear from the select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection, what is at stake and how did we get here?

  • Beating Poverty by Investing in Teachers: A Labor Story: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Beating Poverty by Investing in Teachers: A Labor Story

    S3 E305 - 27m 1s

    Can education be the driver of local economic and social development in one of the poorest places in the US? What if the best anti-poverty program is investing in teachers and children? Take a look at Reconnecting McDowell and speak to some of the beneficiaries. Could this partnership between local drive and national commitment provide a model for the future?

  • Ibram X. Kendi: How to Make America Antiracist?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Ibram X. Kendi: How to Make America Antiracist?

    S3 E304 - 27m 1s

    The fight over what can be taught in schools is a controversial issue. White voters are being mobilized to ban books, censor honest discussions of US history and current day racism, and organize against a fake spectre of “critical race theory” being taught. Laura and co-hosts Sara Lomax-Reese and Mitra Kalita interview Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, a vocal proponent of anti-racist education.

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