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"The Laura Flanders Show" (25 minutes)

This week, Angela Glover Blackwell, executive director of PolicyLink and former Obama advisor, has a long history of using policy for progressive, radical, change. Blackwell says this is a moment to protect and resist, certainly, but also a time to return to the roots that are our local neighborhoods, our cities, our suburbs and build something better with them. People must make demands of the system if the system is to change, says Blackwell.

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"The Laura Flanders Show" (80.5 minutes)

Three episodes of The Laura Flanders Show are presented:

    (1) "Trumpism, Warfare, and Fixing Fissures in the

Left."  Laura interviews organizers about going beyond Trumpism and

Trump, with Color of Change director, Rashad Robinson; immigrant rights

advocate Kica Thomas, and anti-war activist Medea Benjamin.

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"The Laura Flanders Show" (80.5 minutes)

Three episodes of The Laura Flanders Show are presented:

    (1) "Trumpism, Warfare, and Fixing Fissures in the

Left."  Laura interviews organizers about going beyond Trumpism and

Trump, with Color of Change director, Rashad Robinson; immigrant rights

advocate Kica Thomas, and anti-war activist Medea Benjamin.

Populist Dialogues - The Remaking of an American City with Steve Early

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Steve Early talks with host David Delk about his new book, Refinery Town - Big Oil, Big Money, And The Remaking Of An American City. Richmond CA has historically been a company town. The company has been Chevron. Steve talks about the formation of the Richmond Progressive Alliance and the transformation of Richmond into a progressive light port on the west coast. The role special interest money has played is a large part of the story as is how the RPA has used reforms lke public funding of political candidates and "tag" lines on political ads to take control of the city government.

Populist Dialogues - Climate Jobs and Community Solar

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Host David Delk talks with Mark Darienzo and Joana Kirchhoff with Climate Jobs Portland. They discuss the organization's origins and purpose in presenting labor to environmental organization, recognizing the unions need to join in the movement for a renewable, and a sustainable energy economy. Then we talk about community solar, described as providing a chance for Oregonians to invest in solar power even if they individually cannot purchase and install their own solar system. Community Solar is designed to help people work together for the good of the environment and the community.

Populist Dialogues - Big Farms Make Big Flu

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Host David Delk interviews evolutionary biologist Rob Wallace, author of Big Farms Make Big Flu, Dispatches on Infectious Disease, Agricbusiness, And The Nature of Science. Rob talks about how as we have industrialized animal production, we have also industrialized pathogen production. Pathogens like influenza, Zika, Ebola, Swine and bird flu and more.

He notes that the economic model of industrialized agriculture drives the evolution and spread of deadly pathogens. And asks the question, "How do we get our economy to start speaking to our ecology by which we grow our food?"

Populist Dialogues - Trump loses popular vote but becomes President - what do we do?

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Host David Delk talks with Joan Horton, treasurer of Alliance for Democracy - Portland, and board member of national Alliance for Democracy. The topic is the Electoral College and how the national popular vote proposal would end the problem the current system creates - a candidate who does not receive the highest number of popular votes becoming president.

Joan also talks about the Alliance for Democracy and the various campaigns it is involved with, because the Issue is not the issues, it is the system.

Populist Dialogues - TTIP advances “Free Trade” corporate agenda

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Our guest is Nicolas Roux with Friends of the Earth-France. The Trans-Pacific Partnership is now dead but negotiations on the US-European Union corporate trade agreement continues. We talk about what TTIP is, who benefits and who is harmed, and talk about the Investor-State-Dispute-Settlement provisions which create such great damage around the world. We also focus on corporate efforts to extend drug patents and the danger to food safety via the provisions in the TTIP.