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A financial institution that you can run? Better yet, one that you and your neighbors can own and manage? Credit unions, which are democratically owned and run by their members, fared the Great Recession far better than the big banks. We had CEO of the Lower East Side Federal Credit Union Linda Levy on the show to break it down for us. Show lessRead more
The Laura Flanders Show at GRITtv highlights solutions to our economically precarious times. Cooperatives have demonstrated the great power in working together throughout world history and continue to offer a way out of poverty and greater fulfillment for workers and communities today.
Co-hosted by Laura Flanders and MacArthur Genius-award winning choreographer, Elizabeth Streb, Risky Talking brings together thought leaders from the worlds of politics and performance for a rollicking public conversation about risk. Each event features the premier of a new, "action event" by the Streb company. Events take place in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. More information at http://riskytalking.org
Radical journalist and author Alexander Cockburn who passed away July 21, 2012, was a regular guest and inspiration for GRITtv. His father, Claud Cockburn, was Laura Flanders's grandfather. Flanders hosted a memorial for Cockburn at the Streb Lab for Action Mechanics, (SLAM) in September 2012.