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Independent progressive video programming.

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"Saving the Heart and Soul of Our Democracy: Why America needs a Poor People’s Campaign and a National Moral Revival" (1 hour, 56 minutes)

This entire episode of Media Edge includes our recording of a spellbinding presentation by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber in Sacramento on November 3 at the St. Mark's United Methodist Church.

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"The Laura Flanders Show" (25 minutes)

Waging love and watching resilient wildlife; we ask two charismatic leaders how they keep their sprits brave. Reverend Dr. Jacqui Lewis is senior minister at New York’s Middle Collegiate Church and a contributor to the 2017 collection Faith and Resistance in the Age of Trump. Adrienne Maree Brown is co-editor of Octavia’s Brood, Science Fiction from Social Justice Movements, and Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds in which she urges activists to become as open to change as nature is.

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"A Wave of Renewable Energy Resistance is Taking Root" (8 minutes)

This film tells the story of the Solar XL campaign, from where it started to where it's going. It takes you to the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota where the pipeline would run half a mile outside its border. It also shows the family farm of Jim Carlson in Nebraska where the first solar installation went up in his family’s corn fields.

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"Saving the Heart and Soul of Our Democracy: Why America needs a Poor People’s Campaign and a National Moral Revival" (1 hour, 56 minutes)

This entire episode of Media Edge includes our recording of a spellbinding presentation by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber in Sacramento on November 3 at the St. Mark's United Methodist Church.

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"Gun Violence In America: A Preventable Epidemic" (67 minutes)

On October 22, 2017, Joshua Sugarmann, founder and executive director of the Violence Policy center in Washington, D.C., was the keynote speaker at the Joint Annual Dinner of the Sacramento Chapters of Physicians for Social Responsibility and Americans Against Gun Violence.  Sugarmann asserted that the epidemic of Gun Violence in America can and must be solved.

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"Immigrant Prisons" (14.5 minutes)

Few Americans know about our nation's system of immigrant detention centers. Each year, the U.S. government locks up roughly 440,000 immigrants in over 200 immigrant prisons. Companies like the CCA and Geo Group, got started in the 1980s, and have since made over $12 billion in profits, largely from immigrant detention. These facilities have grown into a highly privatized, lucrative and abusive industry that profits off the misery of immigrants awaiting deportation. These abuses happen behind closed doors with little to no oversight.

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"What Happened? … And What Do We Do Now?" (1 hour, 31 minutes)

One year ago, on November 11, 2016 (just 3 days after the presidential election), a shocked Sacramento audience welcomed Eugene Robinson, Pulitzer prize-winning columnist for the Washington Post and MSNBC contributor, who spoke with them about the results of the 2016 presidential election, and what we can do about this in the future. A Media Edge crew recorded the event at St. Mark's United Methodist Church as part of its Moon Lecture Series.

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"The Laura Flanders Show" (27 minutes)

Going beyond the headlines of the Ferguson story, a talk with one of the directors of the documentary "Whose Streets?" As the news cameras left Ferguson, Missouri, after the police killing of Michael Brown, Sabaah Folayan and her team stayed on to document what happens to people subjected to police violence as a matter of routine.

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"The Laura Flanders Show" (25.5 minutes)

From taking power to making power. This week on The Laura Flanders Show, a special report from Athens, Greece where many are asking if progressives in government can change much at all if people don’t first change society. In 2015, anti-austerity Greeks were disappointed by the progressive left Syriza government, which they'd voted into office after the financial crisis, but the other things they did to meet society’s needs just might be sowing the seeds for transformation.