Tony Kushner

Tony Kushner: Hollywood and Socialism

Can a socialist choose Hillary over Bernie? Playwright and screenwriter Tony Kushner discusses Socialism, Zionism, Hollywood, and the 2016 elections. Tony Kushner has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for drama, an Emmy Award, two Tony Awards, two Academy Award nominations, and President Obama presented him with the National Medal of Arts in 2013. Last fall he was entered into the National Theater Hall of Fame - and no wonder; among his plays are "Angels In America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes," and "The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures." His many screenplays include Steven Spielberg’s "Lincoln" and
"Munich." He has also written or edited several books, including "Wrestling with Zion: Progressive Jewish-American Responses to the Palestinian/Israeli Conflict." Later in the program, Laura visits with a Roma Gallery in Hungary that embraces Hip Hop and bell hooks. All that and a few words from Laura on recent political upheavals in Hungary.

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Divesting Is The First Step: Daniel Zarrilli & Clara Vondrich

Power politics and the politics of power — this time on the show, we speak with New York City’s Chief Resilience Officer Daniel Zarrilli about the decision to divest from fossil fuels and Clara Vondrich of INVEST/DIVEST, one of the activist groups that helped make it happen. The show also features an interview with author and journalist Christian Parenti, who explains why he thinks extreme weather will force us to demand more of our government.

  • 2018-02-25T08:30:00-08:00
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Laura Flanders Show

Racial Literacy and Rural Solidarity, this week on the Laura Flanders Show, Laura talks with two pairs of young activists about their work. Jessica Campbell of the Rural Organizing Project and Lou Murrey of the Stay Together Appalachia share tips on combating the right in rural communities. Then, Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi share their high school project - a crowdsourced racial literacy curriculum.

  • 2018-03-02T18:00:00-08:00
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Laura Flanders Show

  • 2018-03-09T18:00:00-08:00
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