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    The Laura Flanders Show leads the field in new economy media, reporting on the social critics, artists, activists, and entrepreneurs who are building tomorrow’s world today. Since 2008, The Laura Flanders Show has reached 3.1 million viewers on YouTube (over 150,000 people every month). The program is syndicated in the US on KCET/LINKtv and Free Speech TV for a combined reach of some 74 million homes, and internationally, in English and Spanish on the pan-Latin American network teleSUR, reaching an additional 180 million homes around the world.

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    The Laura Flanders Show reaches over 400 million homes around the world on:

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    Reports on Innovation

    Ai-jen Poo, Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance
    "The Laura Flanders Show is where you go to find out about the innovations that will help shape the future."

    - Ai-jen Poo
    Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance

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    Saru Jayaraman, Executive Director, The Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC)
    "Laura has picked up on the movements, people, and places that are truly changing this country for the better."

    - Saru Jayaraman
    Executive Director, The Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC)

    News in Context

    Professor Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, Director, The Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy studies at Columbia Law School
    "The LF Show covers the critical stories around racism and sexism, but even better, it brings an intersectional lens to all its reporting."

    - Professor Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw
    Director, The Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy studies at Columbia Law School

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    Gopal Dayaneni: Executive Director Movement Generation
    "Flanders doesn’t just talk about the problems... she broadcasts the actions that communities are taking to craft the solutions."

    - Gopal Dayaneni
    Executive Director Movement Generation

    Lifts Radical Spirits

    Stacy Mitchell, Executive Director, The Institute for Local Self Reliance
    "Laura is enabling people to see the true value of what they are doing and the very real possibility of transformative change."

    - Stacy Mitchell
    Executive Director, The Institute for Local Self Reliance

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    Rev. William Barber, architect, Moral Mondays Movement
    "Laura Flanders is the real deal."

    - Rev. William Barber
    Architect, Moral Mondays Movement

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    Laura Flanders


    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

    Supervising Producer

    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

    Levi Gikandi

    General Manager & Audience Engagement Director

    Levi is a Kenyan entrepreneurial journalist, media educator, political organizer, and an aspiring "griot" -- the West African title for a wandering storyteller. He came to the show from Storyhunter and the Global Action Project in March 2016. Levi strives to empower silenced communities and individuals to tell their own stories and inspire critical reflection. In 2014, Levi won a grant for his project, "Sauti Yetu", or "Our Voice", to start a community-based, citizen journalism organization in Kenya. Levi's artistic work seeks to bear witness to the stories of marginalized communities in order to boldly imagine a better future.

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    The Ford Foundation in New York City, NY

    The Fight For Fifteen - Book Launch - The Ford Foundation

    The Fight for Fifteen

    Is the Fight for $15 the next civil rights movement? While only a few years old, the movement has already won major victories for workers, striking a meaningful blow against income inequality. But the Fight for $15 is not a standalone campaign—it is part of a larger social movement for a new kind of shared prosperity. 

    Now is the time to fundamentally rethink our social contract and develop new strategies for achieving sustainable change. Join labor leader and author David Rolf at the launch of his new book,The Fight for $15: The Right Wage for a Working America, as he discusses how we arrived at this watershed moment and what it will take to reverse America’s slide toward becoming a low-wage nation.

    Additional speakers include:

    • Laura Flanders : GritTV, The Laura Flanders Show
    • Xavier de Souza Briggs : Ford Foundation
    • Janice Fine : Rutgers University
    • Saket Soni : National Guestworker Alliance 

    Sponsored by:

    The Ford Foundation
    National Employment Law Project National Domestic Workers Alliance The New Press
    SEIU 775 The Roosevelt Institute
    ms Oosterdam in Tampa, FL

    The Nation Cruise


    For the last 18 years, The Nation Cruises have presented many of America's top progressives and their ideas to our readership, while also helping raise money to support the publication of America's oldest weekly. Whether it's a panel discussion, one on one interview, a heated debate over dinner or late night get-togethers, The Nation Cruise provides ample opportunity to engage with progressive leaders and your fellow Nation readers to help you stay involved, connected and on top of what is taking place in our world.

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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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