Green Festival Speakers

Laura Flanders



An author and broadcaster for more than 20 years, Flanders is the host of GRIT TV, the new news and culture discussion program online, on satellite and on cable TV. GRIT TV can also be seen on theNation.org.

Flanders is the author of Blue Grit: True Democrats Take Back Politics Back from the Politicians (The Penguin Press, 2007) and The New York Times bestseller BUSHWOMEN: Tales of a Cynical Species (Verso, 2004), an expose of women in George W. Bush's cabinet.

As part of the original lineup on Air America Radio, Flanders hosted The Laura Flanders Show and RadioNation. She also launched the awardwinning YOUR CALL on public radio KALW in San Francisco, and was founding director of the Women's Desk at the media watch group, FAIR, where she hosted CounterSpin, FAIR's syndicated radio show.

Flanders is a regular contributor to The Nation, Ms. Magazine, The Huffington Post, Alternet, and CNN. Publisher's Weekly calls her fierce, funny, and intelligent, and she has been hailed as a Media Hero by the Institute for Alternative Media. She lives in New York.