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Independent progressive video programming.

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"Al Gore -- The Problems of Climate Denial" (4 minutes)

Former Vice President Al Gore, Co-Founder of the Climate Reality Project, talks about the reasons for the unusually high denial of the existence of climate change by conservatives and their followers in the United States.

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"Green Card Voices: Muhend Abakar" (8 minutes)

Born in the city of Nyala, Muhend Abakar spent the first four years of his life in Sudan before moving to Egypt with his family.  When he first arrived in Egypt, he was saddened by the racism he encountered and had a difficult time socializing. Muhend eventually made many friends by playing of soccer and discovered how easy it is to meet people through sports.

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"A Celebration of Natural Hair" (14 minutes)

Cheyenne Cochrane explores the role that hair texture has played in the history of being black in America — from the heat straightening products of the post-Civil War era to the thousands of women today who have decided to stop chasing a conventional beauty standard and start embracing their natural hair. "This is about more than a hairstyle," Cochrane says. "It's about being brave enough not to fold under the pressure of others' expectations."

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 "The Laura Flanders Show" (25.5 minutes)

Organizing in a Trump and Amazon World -- new concentrations of power are bringing forth new models of resistance. Cathy Albisa and Sabino Milian discuss the targeting of activists in immigration sweeps. Those ICE raids aren't that random, they say. And as Amazon gets ever bigger, what happens to the workers behind your mouse-click? We’ll hear how low-wage warehouse workers are Raising the Floor from Sophia Zaman.

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TRIBUTE TO GEORGE STONEY:

George Stoney, the “father of public access TV,” died on July 12, 2012 at the age of 96.

Media Edge marks the fifth anniversary of his passing this week with two videos about his life and work, and his never-ending support of community media:

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"Bernie Sanders at the People's Summit 2017" (54 minutes)

Bernie Sanders delivered this rousing keynote speech on June 10 at the People’s Summit 2017 in Chicago.  Sanders makes it clear: The time for Revolution is now.

"This is What Democracy Looks Like" (13 minutes)

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"The Laura Flanders Show" (25.5 minutes)

If, in the twenty-first century, credit is the new capital , what are the implications for our finances, but also our relationships? This week, Laura talks with IvanAscher, author of a new book on The Portfolio Society, and debt activist Pam Brown, about the implications of a society based on risk rather than labor.  And we hear from Mandy Cabot, CEO of Dansko shoes who chose her workers over a corporate buyout. She's joined by Richard Eidlin, co-founder of the American Sustainable Business Council.

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"Robert Reich: 7 Reasons Trump's Corporate Tax Cuts Make No Sense" (4 minutes)

Donald Trump wants to cut the corporate tax rate from 35% to 15%. This would blow a massive hole in the federal budget while benefitting Trump's super-rich friends and business associates.

"The Laura Flanders Show" (25 minutes)