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Establishment media give us the view from Wall Street, other media tend to focus on bad news. The Laura Flanders Show introduces viewers to the people, organizations and innovative strategies that are making positive change in concrete ways today. Since 2008, host Laura Flanders has engaged a dedicated community of viewers in solutions-oriented journalism about frontline issues including the challenge of equal justice, stopping war and controlling energy democratically. No theme has been more central than what Flanders calls “commonomics”, creating inclusive, human-scaled economies. Through in-depth interviews, field reports, and commentary distributed weekly, The Laura Flanders Show creates media wealth for the new economy.
Laura is a best-selling author and broadcaster. After many years in public and commercial radio, she founded The Laura Flanders Show / GRITtv in 2008 to serve as an online channel for in depth conversations with forward-thinking people fromt he worlds of politics, economics, business and the arts. A primetime, daily broadcast, GRITtv with Laura Flanders aired for three years on Free Speech TV before moving to KCET/Linktv and teleSUR, as a weekly program. Flanders is a contributing writer to The Nation and Yes! magazine (“Commonomics”). She is also 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 aired nationally on Air America Radio (2004-2008) before which she was the founding host of Your Call, on public radio, KALW, and CounterSpin, the nationally-syndicated radio program from the mediawatch group FAIR. Flanders is a repeat guest on Real Time with Bill Maher and appears regularly on MSNBC. She’s also served as a substitute host for PBS veteran, Bill Moyers.
Jordan Flaherty is an award-winning journalist, producer, and author. Before joining The Laura Flanders Show, he produced television documentaries and news reports for Democracy Now, Al Jazeera America, Al Jazeera English, teleSUR, as well as award-winning fiction films, documentaries, and music videos. His reporting and analysis has been published in several anthologies, including the South End Press books Live From Palestine and What Lies Beneath: Katrina, Race and the State of the Nation, and in dozens of publications, from the New York Times and Washington Post to ColorLines and The Nation. He has appeared as an actor in HBO’s television series Treme, playing himself. He has also appeared on CNN Morning, AndersonCooper 360, CNN Headline News, Keep Hope Alive With Reverend Jesse Jackson, News and Notes and the Alan Colmes Show on Fox. He is the author of Floodlines: Community and Resistance From Katrina to the Jena Six. You can find more of his work at jordanflaherty.org.
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Caroline came to the show from OurGoods.org and TradeSchool.coop in June, 2015 with a background in visual art, solidarity economics, philanthropy, and social enterpirse. In addition to co-founding OurGoods.org, TradeSchool.coop, BFAMFAPhD.com, and NYCREIC.com, Woolard is a part-time faculty member at the New School and the School of Visual Arts and an accomplished artist, with documentaries about her work forthcoming from Art21/PBS for New York Close Up.
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Funding for The Laura Flanders Show comes from syndication fees and philanthropic support, as well as directly from viewers. Grants to the The Laura Flanders Show have come from The Novo Foundation, The Lannan Foundation, The Wallace Global Foundation, the Park Foundation, the Lambent Foundation and others. Own the Change received underwriting from the Surdna foundation, the Fund for Democratic Communities and the National Cooperative Bank.
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