Laura Flanders

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Laura Flanders "is the host of "RadioNation" heard on Air America Radio and syndicated to non-commercial affiliates nationwide. She is the author most recently, of Blue Grit: True Democrats Take Back Politics from the Politicians (The Penguin Press, 2007) and also BUSHWOMEN: Tales of a Cynical Species (Verso, 2004), an investigation into the women in George W. Bush's Cabinet. Publisher's Weekly called Flanders' New York Times best-seller, "fierce, funny and intelligent." "The W Effect: Sexual Politics in the Age of Bush", an essay collection compiled by Flanders, appeared in June, 2004 from the Feminist Press.

"Before joining Air America when it launched in March 2004, Laura hosted the award-winning "Your Call," Monday-Friday, on public radio, KALW, 91.7 fm in San Francisco. Flanders' TV appearances include "Lou Dobbs Tonight" and "Paula Zahn Now" as well as "The O'Reilly Factor," and "Hannity and Colmes," "Washington Journal," "Donahue," "Good Morning America" and the CBC news discussion program, "CounterSpin." Her writing appears in The Nation, Alternet, Ms. Magazine, and elsewhere and her op-ed pieces have appeared in papers including The San Francisco Chronicle.

"Flanders was also founding director of the Women's Desk at the media watch group, FAIR and for more than ten years she produced and hosted CounterSpin, FAIR's nationally-syndicated radio program. She is also the author of Real Majority, Media Minority; the Cost of Sidelining Women in Reporting (Common Courage Press, 1997) about which Susan Faludi wrote, "If only there were a hundred of her." Katha Pollitt called it "Funny, angry, fact-filled and brilliant." Laura has also been a long-time supporter of Madre and its programs." [1]

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  1. Laura Flanders, MADRE, accessed July 19, 2007.
  2. 2006 Annual Report, Progressive Media Project, accessed February 25, 2008.
  3. Journalist Advisory Committee, The Real News, accessed March 17, 2008.