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The Laura Flanders Show

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.

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

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.

Episodes

  • 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.

  • Greenpeace at 50: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Greenpeace at 50

    S3 E303 - 27m 1s

    In this special feature for Earth Day, we focus on Greenpeace, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The climate crisis is more urgent than ever and the most vulnerable are paying the heaviest price. We spend time with the leadership of Greenpeace, including co-executive Directors, Annie Leonard and Ebony Twilley Martin, the first African American woman to head a "Big Green" group.

  • Forget Everything You Know About Texas: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Forget Everything You Know About Texas

    S3 E302 - 27m 1s

    Red, Republican, anti-abortion, anti-trans — Texas has certainly been a testing ground for backlash policies and politicians, and that could be what’s happening now, but could it also be a bellwether of a different sort? Our guests today say that their state could be a predictor of how 21st-century change happens when people organize differently.

  • Winning War, Building Peace: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Winning War, Building Peace

    S3 E301 - 27m

    The latest peace talks in the Russia-Ukraine war may lead to an eventual ceasefire but not before displacing millions and damaging the air, water and land of what was known as the bread basket for the world. We’ve assembled a roundtable of human rights advocates from Ukraine, Russia & the United States to discuss the ongoing conflict and who highlight models of local resistance and support.

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    May 22

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    Najaah Yasmine Daniels, Inclusive Capital Collective; professor Jessica Gordon-Nembhard; Noni D. Session, East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative.
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    May 29

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    Jun 5

    30 Minutes

    Weekly in-depth interviews with forward-thinking people in the worlds of arts, entrepreneurship and politics.

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