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COMING UP on Media Edge:

Episode 650

(initially on cable access TV:
October 21-27, 2017)

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Segment 1: "The Laura Flanders Show"
(25.5 minutes)

From taking power to making power. This week on The Laura Flanders Show, a special report from Athens, Greece where many are asking if progressives in government can change much at all if people don’t first change society. In 2015, anti-austerity Greeks were disappointed by the progressive left Syriza government, which they'd voted into office after the financial crisis, but the other things they did to meet society’s needs just might be sowing the seeds for transformation.

Segment 2: "Say No To Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge"
(1 minute)

Members of the native Gwich'in tribe say the refuge is sacred land and should not be drilled for oil. Footage provided by Patagonia.

Segment 3: "How Capitalism Exploits Us -- And What We Can Do About It"
(7 minutes)

"It's not an investment if it's destroying the planet." ~ Vandana Shiva
Some seem to think capitalism is about buying and selling things. However, as this video shows, the core of capitalism is really about exploitation.
Find out why and what we can do about it in this video remix.


Segment 4: "The Era of Blind Faith in Big Data Must End"
(13.5 minutes)

Algorithms decide who gets a loan, who gets a job interview, who gets insurance and much more — but they don't automatically make things fair. Mathematician and data scientist Cathy O'Neil coined a term for algorithms that are secret, important and harmful: "weapons of math destruction." Learn more about the hidden agendas behind the formulas.

Segment 5: "The Story of Solutions"
(9 minutes)

The Story of Solutions explores how we can move our economy in a more sustainable and just direction, starting with orienting ourselves toward a new goal. In the current ‘Game of More’, we’re told to cheer a growing economy – more roads, more malls, more Stuff! – even though our health indicators are worsening, income inequality is growing and polar icecaps are melting. But what if we changed the point of the game?
What if the goal of our economy wasn’t more, but better – better health, better jobs and a better chance to survive on the planet? Shouldn’t that be what winning means?


Segment 6: "This Is What Climate Change Looks Like"
(2 minutes)

Extreme weather events like these are getting more powerful and more destructive. It's not a coincidence, this is what climate change looks like.

Segment 7: "The Great Divide with
Joseph Stiglitz and Robert Reich

(57.5 minutes)

Economist Joseph Stiglitz and former Labor Secretary Robert Reich reminisce about opposing “corporate welfare” during their days in the Clinton Administration and talk here about problematic trade deals, income inequality and Stiglitz’s book, “The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them.”  Recorded at UC Berkeley.

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