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Poet Staceyann Chin on her Journey to See Herself as a Poet Worthy of an Anthology. Award-winning poet, performer, novelist, and activist Staceyann Chin has just published her first anthology of poems. She has been featured on Broadway, HBO, and Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry Jam and her latest one woman show, MotherStruck, was adapted for film and premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2019. In this episode, Laura interviews Chin about the anthology, Crossfire, and her relationship to a...
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What most Americans know about Puerto Rico is based on a colonial fantasy, says journalist and Columbia University professor, Ed Morales. This fantasy, and the reality it obscures, is the subject of his new book, Fantasy Island. In this episode, Laura interviews Morales and scholar/activist Rosa Clemente about the personal and political implications of the island's ongoing debt crisis, recovering from Hurricane Maria, and #RickyRenuncia, the intersectional protest movement that led to the...
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Award-winning poet, performer, novelist, and activist Staceyann Chin delivers a riveting performance of 'Not My President' from her first published anthology, Crossfire. She has been featured on Broadway, HBO, and Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry Jam and her latest one woman show, MotherStruck, was adapted for film and premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2019. SUPPORT US. Become a member at Patreon https://www.patreon.com/thelfshow @theLFShow Twitter: twitter.com/theLFShow Facebook:...
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Award-winning poet, performer, novelist, and activist Staceyann Chin delivers a riveting performance of 'Not My President' from her first published anthology, Crossfire. She has been featured on Broadway, HBO, and Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry Jam and her latest one woman show, MotherStruck, was adapted for film and premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2019. SUPPORT US. Become a member at Patreon https://www.patreon.com/thelfshow @theLFShow Twitter: twitter.com/theLFShow Facebook:...
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In this episode, Laura interviews British comedian and activist Jess Thom about her performance of Samuel Beckett’s play “Not I”. Thom’s work reveals how neurodiversity makes theater, society—everything!— richer. SUPPORT US. Become a member at Patreon https://www.patreon.com/thelfshow @theLFShow Twitter: twitter.com/theLFShow Facebook: facebook.com/theLFShow Instagram: instagram.com/theLFShow The Laura Flanders Show https://lauraflanders.org/ You can subscribe to our newsletter to...
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In this episode, Laura interviews world-renowned playwright Eve Ensler and singer/songwriter Taína Asili about One Billion Rising 2020, a global movement to stop violence against women and girls by organizing public demonstrations rooted in music and dance. They discuss the role that joyous public movement and song can and must play in soothing trauma, raising awareness, and building solidarity among women across the world. SUPPORT US. Become a member at Patreon...
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From Austria to Chile, Lagos to London, people are demanding policies that democratize economies and keep public resources in public hands. In just the last decade, more than 2,400 cities in 58 countries have brought privatized resources back under public control. In this episode, Laura reports from Amsterdam at The Future is Public, a conference that brings together hundreds of organizers, scholars, and government officials who are working to democratize their municipal and national economies....
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Can dance and song offer insight into a performer's experience, even across race and gender? In this episode, Laura interviews MacArthur Genius Award winning choreographer Okwui Okpokwasili about her groundbreaking experimental work to communicate the lived experiences of African and African American women. Okpokwasili explains how she uses movement, gesture, and character play to bypass audiences' preconceived notions and bring visibility to identities rendered invisible by mainstream culture....
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In an era when companies spend hundreds of millions of dollars on diversity and inclusion programs, the proportion of African Americans in tech, media, and business leadership roles is stagnating. In her new book, Diversity, Inc. The Failed Promise of a Billion-Dollar Business, award-winning journalist and New York University professor Pamela Newkirk describes the gap between the rhetoric and the reality where racial equity and inclusion are concerned. She calls us to go beyond lip service and...
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East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice is an environmental health and justice organization working towards a safer and healthy community. Laura Flanders walks with community organizers to demonstrate how the expansion of the 710 freeway into neighboring communities, where 40% of US goods enter through the LA and Long Beach Ports, have affected members of Boyle Heights, Vernon and Commerce.
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SUPPORT US. Become a member at Patreon https://www.patreon.com/thelfshow "Pregnancy, TB? We haven't tested for any of these conditions yet," says Terry McGovern of Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health. A veteran of the AIDS epidemic, McGovern tells Laura, "We should have learned by now that science has to take into account the intersecting factors that make up the reality of people's lives. If we don't, not only will women of color, caregivers and the already compromised...
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Acclaimed “Race Traitor” author, Mab Segrest, takes Laura through the deep south to trace the racist roots of American psychiatry. They explore the infamous state mental hospital in Milledgeville, Georgia and visit with Bryan Stevenson of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama to consider how our society’s mental and political health relate to history. Segrest’s newest book is “Administrations of Lunacy: Racism and the Haunting of American Psychiatry at the Milledgeville...
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In this episode, Laura interviews author and Yale historian Greg Grandin about his new book The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America. They explore how America's foundational myth of progress has given way to protectionism. Will opposition to the wall finally force us to reckon with the white supremacist conquest the frontier myth has always but thinly veiled? And what can we do to replace destructive myths with productive truths? SUPPORT US. Become a...
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SUPPORT US. Become a member at Patreon https://www.patreon.com/thelfshow How does a revolution mobilize against the threat of Covid-19? In Lebanon, activists are bypassing their government’s inadequate response to ensure funds are sent directly to hospitals, refugees, and the Lebanese Red Cross. “We didn’t vote for [the politicians] so we don’t feel like they are our representatives," says activist Dayna Ash. In this interview, Ash breaks down the people’s response to Covid-19...
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Senior editor for theBody.com and BodyProHIV Kenyon Farrow sits down with Laura Flanders to discuss the racial and economic implications of COVID-19. He examines the US government's response to this pandemic and the effects of a fractured infrastructure on the most vulnerable communities. What does this global crisis reveal about our relationship to each other and what steps can communities take to empower and learn about this virus? SUPPORT US. Become a member at Patreon...
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SUPPORT US. Become a member at Patreon https://www.patreon.com/thelfshow Since October 2019, demonstrators have flooded the streets of Lebanon; part of a grassroots movement against corruption, climate denial, big finance, and government failure. Civil society organizations are now providing people with everything from food and protection to street cleaning and work. From one crisis to another, Laura talks with Lebanese activist/artist Dayna Ash who runs one of the few safe spaces for LGBTQI+...
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