Laura Flanders interviews two artists whose work illustrates how difference and neurodiversity make art and society richer and much more interesting. Alice Sheppard is a wheelchair dancer and esteemed choreographer, and Jess Thom is a performer and comedian with Tourettes. In their conversations with Laura, they question the role of art in society as well as our attitudes towards disability and what is normal.
THE LAURA FLANDERS SHOW is an award-winning public affairs series that reports on community-led initiatives across the U.S. creating a more inclusive society. Host Laura Flanders - a New York broadcast journalist, author and contributing writer to The Nation - talks with experts and people on the front lines of artistic, cultural, social and economic movements. Each episode blends reporting with in-depth interviews of leaders in the arts and small business world, profiling individuals and organizations uplifting and revitalizing their communities.