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After Maria: Puerto Rican Self-Determination

What's in store for Puerto Rico's future? More disaster capitalism, or solidarity economics? While the lights have come back on for most, 8% of electrical...

Monopoly Capitalism: At The Breaking Point?

Monopoly capitalism may be on its last legs! This week, economist Michael Hudson joins us to say his predictions on the Trump budget have...

“If The People Lead, Eventually The Leaders Will Follow.” – Mark Pocan & Eduardo Maura

Mark Pocan (D-WI 2nd District)​, also co-chair of Dems' Progressive Caucus and Eduardo Maura, spokesperson of Spanish political party, Podemos, on where a populist...

U.S. Democrats & Europe’s Left – Connecting Across Borders

Xenophobia, austerity, and an activated constituency -- there's a lot in common across international progressive fronts. ​ ​At the Progressive Caucus Center Strategy Summit...

“Transforming The Food System Is Key” – Maria Luisa Mendonça & Mamyrah Dougé-Prosper

Two scholars, from Haiti and Brazil, discuss the global solidarity that forms between states who have faced similar oppressions. Food sovereignty is a necessary...

Healthcare Isn’t Big Business Or Big Philanthropy! – Ben Palmquist & Dr. Steffie Woolhandler

US healthcare is still in crisis. Over thirty million Americans remain uninsured, and even more are sickened by sky-high insurance costs. This January Jeff...

Women Lead On Screen: Helen Clark & Gaylene Preston

More from Women's History Month: women's leadership on the screen, in the streets and on the world stage. This week, we speak with New...

The International Women’s Strike Calls For Systems Change!

On March 8 2018, poor, working, disabled and chronically ill, trans, indigenous, Black, immigrant, refugee, Muslim, sex workers, women of color, are just some...

Women’s History Makes The Future – Blanche Wiesen Cook

"Some of us have too much of this world’s goods​... and we are thereby separated too widely from each other," ​wrote Eleanor Roosevelt, the...

Divesting Is The First Step: Daniel Zarrilli & Clara Vondritch

Power politics and the politics of power - this time on the show, we talk with New York City’s Chief Resilience Officer, Daniel Zarrilli,...

Two High-Schoolers Write The Textbook On Racial Literacy – Winona Guo & Priya Vulchi

Two young activists partnered with Princeton University to collect interviews that helped them write 'The Classroom Index,' a textbook for teaching racial literacy. Laura...

Racial Literacy And Rural Solidarity! – Lou Murray & Jessica Campbell

Laura talks with two pairs of young activists about their work. Jessica Campbell of the Rural Organizing Project and Lou Murrey of the Stay...

“The Elites Are Going To Have To Pay More Than They Currently Do.” – Christian Parenti

Author, journalist, Christian Parenti believes that we don’t demand enough of government but extreme weather will force that behavior to change. Christian joins Laura...

F-Word: America’s New “Fossil Fuel Moment”

Laura's weekly commentary -- a few cheers for the cities who divest, even as the current administration is stacked with fossil-fuel corporate officials. America...

Excerpt: Avery Bang – “A Bridge Is An Equalizer”

Avery Bang, of nonprofit Bridges to Prosperity, on building footbridges to freedom for isolated communities. Laura Flanders investigates.

How Cities Respond To Climate Change: Ashley Dawson & Carl Anthony

Climate change can go one of two ways, bring us together or drive us apart, and cities will lead the way. This week, veteran...

Trump Year 2: What’s Next?

What lies ahead for change makers in 2018, the right and the rest. Laura Flanders talks politics, culture, and economics with Tarso Luís Ramos,...

Preserving The Family Album: Deborah Willis & Hank Willis Thomas

A conversation with iconic photographer Deborah Willis (NYU Tisch) & son Hank Willis Thomas about connecting across generations through art and documentation. In collaboration...

Star Power For People Power: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Saru Jarayaman, Eve Ensler

This week on the show, 2018 brought us #TimesUp, but the history of collaboration between grassroots activists and Hollywood celebrities was already very long....

Invisible No More: Andrea Ritchie On The Policing Of Black Women And Women Of Color

What difference does it make when some people are left out of the picture? When police don’t keep data on queer women, for instance...

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