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GRITtv Goes Live

THIS MONTH, GRITtv with Laura Flanders goes interactive!!! If you’ve ever fancied posing a question directly to Laura’s guests — you’ll be able to do it! For starters, Wednesday, August 6, the first panel of the show will stream live — right here — at noon eastern time. Get a peek at what happens behind the scenes in the studio and call in or send your questions via email tomorrow. Tomorrow our panel will be discussing election ads: if people sat they disapprove of their candidates going negative — then why does negativity work? (At least to judge by the polls.) How negative should Obama go? Laura’s guests will include Faye Wattleton of the Center for the Advancement of Women, Steve Cobble, Senior Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and former Jesse Jackson political director. AND YOU!!! Watch it live and send us your comments. Call 866-466-2961 and ask Laura and the panel your questions.

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Laura Flanders

Laura Flanders

Laura Flanders, author, and host of RadioNation on Air America Radio, has built a reputation for courageous investigative journalism coupled with compassion and a sense of humor. In writing her last book, Blue Grit, she traveled the country reporting on grassroots success stories and broadcast live to over 150 radio stations from community centers in places including Helena, Salt Lake City, New Orleans, Miami, Las Vegas, and Milwaukee. In her television appearances (Lou Dobbs, Larry King Live,) on radio and in her many books (including Bushwomen: Tales of a Cynical Species) and articles (The Nation and others,) Flanders calls for a new politics of fairness, equality and citizen action. Articulating the human dimension of American communities in trouble, her programs have become destinations for those seeking the skills and the will to make a difference. Flanders is a regular contributor to the Nation Magazine and CNN. Before joining Air America, where she was part of the original lineup, and hosted “The Laura Flanders Show” for three years, Flanders was the founding host of the award-winning “Your Call” weekday mornings on public radio, KALW in the Bay Area and CounterSpin, the radio show of the mediawatch group, FAIR.