In April 2019, Laura interviewed Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and U.N. Special Envoy on Climate Change, at the Bellagio Women’s Leadership Forum. Robinson speaks on producing visionary women leaders and dismantling patriarchy, particularly as tools for achieving climate justice. The future will have either of two opinions of our current moment: they will either be damning about how we wasted this opportunity to change our circumstances, or they will be proud of how we used this time to nurture women leaders that propelled climate justice and resilient relationships to the planet. So says Robinson, who co-hosts a podcast titled ‘Mothers of Invention’ and is the author of ‘Climate Justice: Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future.

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 or via Twitter @GRITlaura.