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Tim Wise: Racism and Affluence

How does race and racism affect in your life? Anti-racist activist and writer Tim Wise is the author of six books, most notably his highly acclaimed memoir, "White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son." His latest book, "Under the Affluence: Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich and Sacrificing the Future of America" is out this month. Also in this episode, New Orleans youth discuss how racism affects their lives. All that and a few words from Flanders on security forces that stink.

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The U.S. economy, weak or strong, is the question at the heart of the election. But it doesn't get to the reality which is that, whatever else it may be, the U.S. economy is not democratic or good for the planet. But it could be. Marjorie Kelly and Ted Howard of the Democracy Collaborative say how in their new book The Making of a Democratic Economy.

  • 2019-10-25T19:00:00-07:00
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Laura Flanders Show

Renewable energy, racist redlining, and now possibly a renaissance. The people of Buffalo, New York have seen a lot. In the last century, this was a booming industrial town fueled by a falls and people from all over the planet. But most of the wealth concentrated at the top, and at the end it mostly moved out. It looks as if people and investment may be coming back, but will the wealth be more equitably shared? Grassroots activists are determined that this time will be different, and they're not just hoping or lobbying for a change – they're looking very closely at government.

  • 2019-10-28T06:30:00-07:00
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  • 2019-11-04T05:30:00-08:00
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Laura Flanders Show

  • 2019-11-11T05:30:00-08:00
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Laura Flanders Show

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