In the last century, Buffalo, New York was a booming industrial town fueled by a falls and people from all over the planet. But most of the wealth concentrated at the top, and at the end it mostly moved out.
How do you revitalize a city without gentrifying it? In this episode of the Laura Flanders Show, Laura goes to Buffalo, New York, where years of post-industrial stagnation have recently yielded to new economic growth.
She interviews grassroots activists working to make sure that this local renaissance leaves their city more inclusive and equitable — not less. She explores how progressive, intersectional organizations are helping to create affordable housing and provide job training while fighting for social and environmental justice.
Music featured in the middle: “Keep It Moving” by Lady Alma from her album.
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