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Musician Raul Midón on Creative Adaptation During Covid-19

This week, Raul Midón explains his unique production and engineering process to Laura and shares how he collaborates with musicians all over the world. At a time when many of us are scrambling to adjust to the challenges of life during a pandemic, Raul Midón is serving up positive energy, a model of...

Environment Injustice As Usual During Pandemic

The skies over Los Angeles may be bluer thanks to the Covid 19 slow-down, but the impact of environmental racism on low income people of color persists. According to a recent Harvard study, where people have been exposed to even slightly higher levels of air pollution the Covid-19 death rate is...

Covid-19 Demands a National Reckoning

The U.S. already has over one million confirmed cases of Covid-19 and tens of thousands of deaths. Victims of the disease are disproportionately black and working class. What explains our failure to build a more caring state? Princeton Professor Eddie Glaude Jr. argues that we must grapple with the...

Linda Sarsour: We Can’t Afford To be Bystanders During Covid-19

 Linda Sarsour: We Can’t Afford To be Bystanders During Covid-19

Episode Description: A pandemic is no place to be a bystander, says Muslim American activist Linda Sarsour. In this episode, Laura interviews Sarsour about her recently published memoir We are Not Here to Be Bystanders, which tells...

The Hidden Sheroes of Film Editing from Hollywood to Bollywood and Beyond

What are you watching? There’s a good chance it was edited by a woman. This time on the Laura Flanders Show, we talk with avant garde filmmaker and cinema studies professor Su Friedrich about the hidden sheroes of film editing, the names you don’t know but ought to know from Hollywood to Bollywood...

EP 290: Take Back the App!

Take Back the App! We need platform co-ops now more than ever. If the 19th and 20th Centuries were about storming the factory and taking back the means of production, then the 21st Century is about storming the online platforms like Facebook, Google, and Amazon, and the apps that increasingly...

Mutual Aid Justice: Beyond Survival

Mutual Aid: What does it look like in the Justice sphere? If you don’t want to call the cops, what else can you do? Many people turn to transformative justice for help. In the nation that incarcerates more people than any other on earth, there are many reasons why a person might not want to call 911...

Designing a Future Where Everyone Counts

Jutta Treviranus pushes back against cultures, policies, and technologies designed only for those deemed "normal." As founder and director of the Inclusive Design Research Centre at OCAD University in Toronto, Treviranus works to challenge and improve the way we build software, make large scale...

From the Creative Frontline of Lebanon's Revolution

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...

This Week on MNN

September 28, 2023

Esta semana en MNN continuamos nuestra celebración del Mes de la Herencia Hispana

This Week on MNN we continue our celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month

This Week On MNN

September 14, 2023

Esta Semana en MNN reconocemos el Mes de la Herencia Hispana


This Week on MNN We Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

B-Roll 101: Practical & Effective Tips

September 8, 2023

Learn all about b-roll and how you can find it, shoot it, and use it to add depth and interest to both scripted and documentary video projects.