For the past 20 years, the Bluestockings Bookstore & Activist Center has established itself as a hub of radical thought in New York City’s Lower East Side. How can a space run collectively continue to serve an engaged and expanding world into the next 20 years and beyond? The Laura Flanders Show spoke with Bluestockings Bookstore fundraising director, Madeleine Durante and events coordinator, Joan Dark.

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.