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The Laura Flanders Show Journalist and author Laura Flanders, interviews forward thinking people from the world of politics, business and arts. She also hosts live events.

06/24/2019
Podcast: Mary Robinson

In this minicast, Laura interviews Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and U.N. Special Envoy on Climate Change. Robinson speaks on producing visionary women leaders and dismantling patriarchy, particularly as tools for achieving climate justice.

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06/23/2019
Podcast: Lady Alma

“Light of Love” from “Twilight”, a nine-song collection of soul-drenched goodness showcasing Lady Alma, is featured in this week's podcast. Produced by Mark de Clive-Lowe and released on Mashi-Beats: ladyalma.bandcamp.com/album/twilight

If you’re a music artist and would like us to consider featuring your song on the show, email us at [email protected].

Systematic problems don’t limit themselves to just the countries we know and hear about; racism, occupation, profiteerin...
06/23/2019
Black and Queer Around the World: What Does Solidarity Look Like? - The Laura Flanders Show

Systematic problems don’t limit themselves to just the countries we know and hear about; racism, occupation, profiteering, these are global problems and the solutions, too, must look to the world.

Systematic problems don’t limit themselves to just the countries we know and hear about; racism, occupation, profiteering, these are global problems and the solutions, too, must look to the world. In our first interview of this week, Cazembe Murphy Jackson, a transman and anti-racist socialist...

"What’s possible when women leaders from around the world come together, listen and learn from each other, make connecti...
06/22/2019
Why I Believe Connecting Women Leaders Globally Is the Key to Positive Change - Thrive Global

"What’s possible when women leaders from around the world come together, listen and learn from each other, make connections and commit to actionable solutions?" - Pat Mitchell.

Read about Laura Flanders' time at The Bellagio Women's Leadership Forum below.

What’s possible when women leaders from around the world come together, listen and learn from each other, make connections and commit to actionable solutions?

See Laura Flanders talk Lenin and Stonewall at Left Forum 2019!More info below. 👇
06/22/2019
Left Forum | #LeftForum2019 will be June 28th to 30th in Brooklyn

See Laura Flanders talk Lenin and Stonewall at Left Forum 2019!

More info below. 👇

We envision a world in which the radical imagination becomes a tool for self-empowerment that challenges society to build a process for collaborative and emancipatory leadership.

06/21/2019

Shoutouts to Pacifica Radio Network's WPPM FM at PhillyCAM for airing The Laura Flanders Show over the airwaves!

Let your local radio station know our show is available to them. Search "Laura Flanders" in your podcast app to listen on the go: lauraflanders.org/listen

"Transgender women are often profiled as sex workers by police, and anti-trans groups have falsely painted trans people ...
06/21/2019
Transgender Women Challenge State Laws Blocking Name Changes

"Transgender women are often profiled as sex workers by police, and anti-trans groups have falsely painted trans people as perpetrators of sexual violence." - Truthout

Barriers against legal name changes take a heavy toll on criminalized transgender people both in and out of prison.

06/21/2019
Excerpt: Money Speaks

"Money speaks for everything in this world. If you don't have the money, you're going to be left out," says Circle of Voices Inc.'s Kaz Mitchell, whose organization works hard to provide resources and opportunities for people of color: www.lauraflanders.org/listen

06/20/2019
Podcast: Stonewall 100

Instead of looking back 50 years, we’re going to look forward 100. Where will pride be in 2069?

Catch our latest podcast with a group of LGBTQIA+ leaders who each have a different relationship to being out and proud: www.lauraflanders.org/listen

06/20/2019
Excerpt: LGBTQIA+ Housing

Thousands of LGBTQIA+ people who migrate from foreign countries without friends, family, or a place to stay can face dangerous circumstances. Sheltering for those who are experiencing housing insecurities can help mitigate these dangers, says RDJ Refugee Shelter's Edafe Okporo: www.lauraflanders.org/listen

"People who celebrate the LGBT movement's victories forget the roles our elders played in making them possible. We, as a...
06/20/2019
Honoring the legacy of Stormé DeLarverie and her fight against "ugliness" | GLAAD

"People who celebrate the LGBT movement's victories forget the roles our elders played in making them possible. We, as a community, by failing to care for, protect and befriend our elders, are leading ourselves down a path in which these phenomenal lives and stories will be forgotten." - GLAAD

Watch our recent episode: bit.ly/Stonewall-100

By Joeli Katz, Youth Issues Intern | June 20, 2014 Stormé DeLarverie, LGBT activist who played an integral role in the Stonewall rebellion of 1969, has passed away at the age of 93. Her story was chronicled in GO Magazine by Erin M. Drinkwater, the executive director of the Brooklyn Community Pride...

Many people agree reparations are due, but what would they look like? Catch our episode below with National Economic and...
06/19/2019
Community Land Trusts: A Model for Reparations?

Many people agree reparations are due, but what would they look like?

Catch our episode below with National Economic and Social Rights Initiative's Cathy Albisa, Center for Gender and Sexuality Law's Katherine Franke, and Picture the Homeless' Jaritza Geigel.

400 years since the first enslaved Africans arrived in Jamestown, many people agree reparations are due, but could they look like community land trusts?

Watch our episode on Stonewall and what Pride could mean in the future with ChangeLab's Scot Nakagawa, Circle of Voices ...
06/19/2019

Watch our episode on Stonewall and what Pride could mean in the future with ChangeLab's Scot Nakagawa, Circle of Voices Inc.'s Kaz Mitchell, RDJ Refugee Shelter's Edafe Okporo, & Power Not Pity's Bri. M: bit.ly/Stonewall-100

06/19/2019
Excerpt: An Accessible Pride

"When we think about the future, we have to think about all types of bodies," says Power Not Pity's Bri. M, who too often sees pride parties, protests, and bars like The Stonewall Inn make no mention of accessibility for disabled folks: bit.ly/Stonewall-100

06/18/2019
Excerpt: Stonewall Then vs. Now

When ChangeLab's Scot Nakagawa thinks of Stonewall, he thinks of a time when LGBTQ people, people of color, women, and many groups of people decided to step up and say, "We are many, and our voices will be heard." What does that look like today and what will that look like another 50 years from now?

Watch our full episode: bit.ly/Stonewall-100

Fifty years ago at The Stonewall Inn, gay pride took the form of a riot, not a parade. Today, the question remains as re...
06/18/2019
Stonewall 100: Riotous Past, Rapturous Futures

Fifty years ago at The Stonewall Inn, gay pride took the form of a riot, not a parade. Today, the question remains as relevant as ever: Just how do we define "love is love," and what are we willing to do to defend one another?

This week, we speak with a group of LGBTQIA+ leaders who each have a different relationship to being out and proud. We've come a long way they say, but in the next 50 years, we have a long way to go.

How do we define "love is love," and what are we willing to do to defend one another? This week, we speak with a group of LGBTQIA leaders on just that.

"For a while, the conversation has centered around explaining the fact that disabled/chronically ill people do indeed de...
06/18/2019
Chills down my spinal degeneration: Why we need Black queer disabled kink - The Black Youth Project

"For a while, the conversation has centered around explaining the fact that disabled/chronically ill people do indeed desire and have robust sexual lives. But I’d argue that we need more exploration of the lived experiences at the specific intersections of Blackness, queerness, disability, and kink." - Black Youth Project

Watch our episode on Stonewall: bit.ly/Stonewall-100

Blackqueerdisabledkink taught me how revolutionary my bed could be. It rejects the notion that non-disabled bodies, white bodies, cis bodies are “the norm” of sexiness.

More to come in tomorrow's episode. Catch up on our past episodes online at lauraflanders.org or search "Laura Flanders"...
06/17/2019

More to come in tomorrow's episode. Catch up on our past episodes online at lauraflanders.org or search "Laura Flanders" in your #podcast app to listen.

“When I think of Stonewall, I think of all the harm and horrific beatings that we took that night. It was three nights o...
06/16/2019
Why This Stonewall Veteran Is Tired of Pride

“When I think of Stonewall, I think of all the harm and horrific beatings that we took that night. It was three nights of total pandemonium. It was like when somebody throws a grenade. You don’t know where the grenade came from. All you know is ‘boom’.” - Miss Major Griffin-Gracy in VICE News

Watch our episode with Imara Jones: bit.ly/ImaraJones

Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, a black trans woman who was there, laments the key part of the story that’s often forgotten or played down

06/15/2019
Podcast: Aging Isn't a Problem, Ageism Is

We're not getting any younger. Check out our latest podcast on age justice on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, or Google Play, and subscribe.

Leave us a review: bit.ly/LF_iTunes

Jacobin reports that the Barcelona elections were a defeat for progressives and the Left. In this week's commentary, Lau...
06/15/2019
In Barcelona, Being a Fearless City Mayor Means Letting the People Decide

Jacobin reports that the Barcelona elections were a defeat for progressives and the Left. In this week's commentary, Laura respectfully disagrees. Join our Patreon community, and hear these commentaries first, at http://www.patreon.com/theLFshow

No matter the result of the elections, Barcelona's Ada Colau and Barcelona en Comú continue to put principles into practice. Subscribe to theLFShow Podcast to receive Laura Flanders' commentary. Su

"In 28 U.S. states, queer and trans workers can still be fired due to their sexual orientation and gender identity, and ...
06/15/2019
America's Workplaces Aren't Often Safe for LGBTQ Employees

"In 28 U.S. states, queer and trans workers can still be fired due to their sexual orientation and gender identity, and a strong union contract is often the only legally binding workplace protection available to LGBTQIA workers to fight discrimination." - Teen Vogue's Kim Kelly.

Watch our episode with Kim: bit.ly/NewMediaUnions

“Workers’ rights and LGBTQ rights — we can’t have solidarity unless we address all issues."

06/14/2019

Shoutouts to Pacifica Radio Network affiliate WOOC 105.3 FM, for airing our radio podcast in beautiful Troy, NY!

Let your local radio station know The Laura Flanders Show is available to air. Search "Laura Flanders" in your podcast app to listen on the go: www.lauraflanders.org/listen

"At a time of shouty content for an already enraged audience, you'll find Flanders' work a reassuring oasis." Shoutouts ...
06/14/2019

"At a time of shouty content for an already enraged audience, you'll find Flanders' work a reassuring oasis."

Shoutouts to this review by Institute for Local Self-Reliance's Hibba Meraay!

Listen to our 1st podcast swap with them: www.lauraflanders.org/listen

06/14/2019
Excerpt: Cooperative Home Care

If you build a quality job, workers will be able to deliver quality care, says Cooperative Home Care Associates' Adria Powell, who's co-op is changing an industry which is often times riddled with worker abuse.

Learn more in our latest episode and our special report: www.lauraflanders.org/listen

06/13/2019
Podcast: "A Minute"

This week's podcast features the musical stylings of Sugah Lyrics - Poetic Soul / Lyricist/ Performer with her track, "A Minute", off her album “Epiphany” released on Honeycomb Music LLC.

Search "Laura Flanders" in your podcast app to listen to our latest episode, "Aging Isn't a Problem, Ageism Is".

06/13/2019
Excerpt: Elder Care Internationally

Unlike capitalist America, elder care services are seen as a natural part of life instead of a handout in other parts of the world, says Pioneer Network's Penny Cook, who's organization works to create a culture of aging that’s life-affirming, satisfying, humane, and meaningful: www.lauraflanders.org/listen

Learn more about age justice in our latest episode with The Radical Age Movement, Pioneer Network - Changing the Culture...
06/13/2019

Learn more about age justice in our latest episode with The Radical Age Movement, Pioneer Network - Changing the Culture of Aging in the 21st Century, New York Caring Majority, & more: bit.ly/AgeJustice

Watch our special report: bit.ly/Special_Report

Who says elders can't have fun? Check out this photo project of an elder nightclub.Watch our episode on age justice: bit...
06/12/2019
La tercera adolescencia — Marina R. Colás

Who says elders can't have fun? Check out this photo project of an elder nightclub.

Watch our episode on age justice: bit.ly/AgeJustice

Laprimera vez  que entré en una discoteca para mayores iba a acompañar a Teo, que ya había entrado en la setentena. Nos habíamos hecho amigas a raíz de un documental que filmé en su desquiciada tienda de ropa de segunda mano en el Raval. Brutal ella con sus transparencias y las mejores joyas,...

06/12/2019
Excerpt: Intersectional Age Justice

"Age justice can only be approached from an intersectional framework," says New York Caring Majority's Rachel McCullough. "We find ourselves, even within some of our social movements, reproducing some of the same dynamics of disposability."

Watch our full episode: bit.ly/AgeJustice

06/11/2019
Excerpt: Stop Otherizing Older Folks

"People do not see older people as part of everybody," says The Radical Age Movement's founder Alice Fisher. They are seen as "the other". And in the US, they are not given a fair allocation of resources.

Watch more of our episode on age justice: bit.ly/AgeJustice

06/11/2019
Aging Isn't a Problem, Ageism Is

Someone turns 65 every 8 seconds in this country, and as our elderly population grows, so does the need to build an economy around our future selves. In this episode, three leaders in the age justice movement share their ideas about how we can age with dignity, power, and change our society to reflect just that. Then we visit the largest home care cooperative in the U.S. to take a look at age justice, and worker justice, in practice.

Someone turns 65 every 8 seconds in this country, and as our elderly population grows, so does the need to build an economy around our future selves. In this...

More in today's episode on age justice: bit.ly/AgeJustice
06/11/2019

More in today's episode on age justice: bit.ly/AgeJustice

06/10/2019
Excerpt: Aging Stats in NY

Did you know that New Yorkers over 65 get less than half of 1% of the city's budget allocated to them?

Tune in tomorrow for our new episode on age justice.

Watch our latest special report: bit.ly/Special_Report

06/10/2019
Promo: Age Justice

Someone turns 65 every 8 seconds in this country, and as our elderly population grows, so does the need to build an economy around our future selves. Tomorrow, we learn how we can age with dignity, power, and change our society to reflect just that.

"The city’s shelter system has been ill-equipped to handle a web of illnesses and disabilities that come with age, and t...
06/10/2019
What's it Like Growing Older in the NYC Homeless Shelter System?

"The city’s shelter system has been ill-equipped to handle a web of illnesses and disabilities that come with age, and the impact is felt by homeless elders, some of whom have been weathered by years of homelessness." - City Limits​

Watch our special report: bit.ly/Special_Report

For senior citizens and the disabled, life in the homesless shelters—and attempts to exit to a permanent home—bring unique challenges.

06/09/2019
Promo: A Different Economy

If newly freed people "had land, had the ability to build firm economic lives in the post-war period, we would see the economy in a very different racially stratified way today," says Center for Gender and Sexuality Law's Katherine Franke. "What we've done instead is lock people into this permanent condition of poverty."

Listen to more: www.lauraflanders.org/listen

"We can’t heal the climate if the US war machine keeps raining destruction, absorbing resources, and gobbling up fossil ...
06/08/2019
A Green New Deal Needs to Fight US Militarism

"We can’t heal the climate if the US war machine keeps raining destruction, absorbing resources, and gobbling up fossil fuels all around the world." - Jacobin Magazine

Watch our special report: bit.ly/Special_Report

We can’t heal the climate if the US war machine keeps raining destruction, absorbing resources, and gobbling up fossil fuels all around the world. Here’s how to stop it.

06/08/2019
Promo: Community Land Trusts WORK

Did you know there are over 200 community land trusts in the US? "When the foreclosure crisis hit, community land trusts were barely touched," says National Economic and Social Rights Initiative's Catherine Albisa. "This is not an experiment. This is something that's been done for long time." www.lauraflanders.org/listen

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06/07/2019
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