This week on The Laura Flanders Show, an urgent conversation about media diversity and our lack of it. We can do better, and we must. In studio we are joined by Joe Amditis, associate director of the Center for Cooperative Media in Montclair, New Jersey, and Dru Oja Jay, a long time independent media activist and hacker. And then, from Detroit, a special report on the work grassroots media activists are doing, telling new stories, and creating their own media networks, with Jenny Lee of the Allied Media Projects, Diana Nucera and Anderson Walworth of Detroit Community Technology Project, Paige Watkins of The Detroit Narrative Agency, Monica Lewis Patrick and Cecile McClellan of We the People of Detroit, and Scott Kurashige, author of The Fifty Year Rebellion.

Best-selling author and broadcaster Laura Flanders 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.