Breaking Through with Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner (Powered by MomsRising)
On the #RADIO show this week we cover how people are getting information and what it means to have changing mediums; the new #KeepMarching book; what’s going on in immigration policy and how you can help; the latest on protecting kids electronic data and a report from the USOW; and why decreasing maternal mortality is an emergency in the US right now.
 
*Special guests include: Dream Hampton, writer, award winning filmmaker, and organizer, @dreamhampton; Angy Rivera, No Le Digas a Nadie documentary film, @AskAngy, @NYSYLC; Karen Showalter, MomsRising, @MomsRising; and Monifa Bandele, @MomRising.
 
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On the radio show this week we talk about the new book, #KeepMarching, that just was released; about the importance of fighting for domestic workers rights; about the winners of the Make The Breast Pump Not Suck Hackathon at MIT; and about the budget and tax debacle in Congress.
 
*Special guests include: Ai-jen Poo, National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) and Caring Across Generations. @aijenpoo, @domesticworkers; Gloria Pan, MomsRising, @GloPan, @MomsRising; Sekeita LewisHarambee Care, @HarambeeCareMIHP; and Frank Clemente, Americans for Tax Fairness, @4TaxFairness.

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On the #RADIO show this week we cover the Farm Bill and SNAP; the Make the Breast Pump Not Suck Hackathon at MIT: how to talk across political differences; and the best tips for organizing.
 
*Special guests include: Ellen Vollinger, FRAC, @fractweets, @emv52; Catherine D' Ignazio and Jennifer Roberts,  Make the Breast Pump Not Suck@EmersonCollege, @kanarinka, @versed_ed; Joan Blades, Living Room Conversations, @LivingRoomConvo, @JoanBlades; and Miram Yeung, author, professor, and organizer, @miriamyeung.
 
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On the #RADIO show this week, we cover Black Maternal Health Awareness Week; Equal Pay Day; Trump’s #TaxScam and how corporations are benefiting from the Trump tax plan; and the impact of social media, including Facebook, on democracy.
 
*Special guests include: Elizabeth Dawes, Black Mamas Matter Alliance@edawesgay, @BlkMamasMatterRuth Martin, MomsRising, @lawncherub, @MomsRising; Frank Clemente, Americans For Tax Fairness, @clemente_frank, @4TaxFairness; and Shireen Mitchell, Digital Sisters/Sistas Inc., and Stopping Online Violence Against Women, @digitalsista.
 
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On the #RADIO show this week we cover Trump’s dangerous move to increase the detention of pregnant women; the victory of ending the practice of shackling women in prison during labor and what more needs to be done; advancing #CounselorsNotCops in New York State; and how to speak to children and adults about the school shootings.
 
*Special guests include: Katharina Obser, Women’s Refugee Commission’s Migrant Rights and Justice, @Kat_Obser; Omisade Burney-Scott, SisterSong, @Osunsweetnsour and @SisterSong_WOC; Beatriz Beckford, MomsRising, @MomsRising and @BeatrizBeckford; Lina Acosta Sandaal, Stop Parenting Alone and parenting expert on Telemundo’s national morning show Un Nuevo Dia, @parentingrelief.
 
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On the radio show this week we cover the latest in the fight for fair treatment of all immigrant families; we hear how some countries have ended mass incarceration by legalizing drugs — and what we could do here; we get the inside scoop on corporations like Starbucks reaching for pay parity; and we hear the best ways to advance our nation toward gun safety and community safety.
 

*Special guests, include: Rich Stolz, We Are One America, @rstolz11, @weareoneamerica; Kassandra Frederique, Drug Policy Alliance (DPA),  @Kassandra_Fred,  @DrugPolicyOrg; Debra Ness, National Partnership for Women and Families, @NPWF; Amber Goodwin, Community Justice Reform Coalition (CJRC), @goodwin4texas@CJRC_Info

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On the #RADIO show this week we cover Patrisse Khan-Cullors'  bestselling new book, When They Call You A Terrorist, and how it’s helping to change the national conversation; we hear about the major victory of advancing the Equal Pay Opportunity Act in Washington State and get tips on winning; we discuss the nexus of culture change and legislative change with Elisa Batista of Presente, and we get the inside scoop on gun safety, what’s next, and what you can do.
 
*Special guests include: Patrisse Khan-Cullors, bestselling author, co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter, MomsRising Senior Fellow, @OsopePatrisse;  Washington State Rep Tana Senn, @TanaSen; Elisa Batista, Presente, @ElisaBatista @Presente; Gloria Pan, MomsRising, @MomsRising, @GloPan.
 
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Breaking Through is off this week, but we rounded up some of our favorite recent moments for this "Best Of" episode. This week we cover the intersection of art, culture, representation and politics with Jessica Byrd, a woman who was named the January Woman to Watch by Essence Magazine, “12 New Faces of Black Leadership” by Time Magazine, and Rolling Stone named her one of the most influential millennials shaping the 2016 election. Next, we cover the recently released book Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of ColorThen we discuss why the fight for the Dream Act and for fair treatment of immigrant families is a fight for all of us. And lastly, a conversation about the next best steps in gun violence prevention.

 
*Special guests include:  Jessica Byrd,  Three Point Strategies, @JessicaLBYRD; Andrea Ritchie, author, @dreanyc123; Jess Morales Rocketto, National Domestic Workers Alliance, @JessLivMo@DomesticWorkers, Pastor Mike McBride, PICO Network, Live FREE Campaign, @pastormykmac;
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On the #RADIO show this week we cover the how and why to end mass incarceration — and the increased impact on women and children of mass incarceration; we also cover what’s happening with media and reporting; how you can get involved to protect the DREAMers and to fight for fair treatment of all immigrant families; and then we close the show talking about the continued fight for healthcare and how you can make a difference.
 
*Special guests include: 
Topeka Sam, 
 #Cut50 and 

The Ladies of Hope Ministries, 

@TheLOHM; 
Rinku Sen, author and political strategist, @rinkuwrites; Cristine Jimenez,  United We Dream (UWD), @CrisAlexJimenez and @UNITEDWEDREAM; Cheryl Fish-Parcham, Families USA, @FamiliesUSA.
 
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On the #RADIO show this week, we cover the next best steps in gun violence prevention; a new study showing that 81% of women have experienced harassment and steps to end it with www.StopStreetHarassment.org; the campaign to get candidates to NOT take contributions from the NRA anymore (www.NoNRAmoney.org); and we close the show talking about the power of stories and of YOUR voice is covered next.
 
*Special guests include: Pastor Mike McBride, PICO Network, Live FREE Campaign, @pastormykmac; Holly Kearl, Stop Street Harassment, @HKearl; Nadine Smith, NoNRAmoney.org, Equality Florida, @1NadineSmith; and Donna Norton, MomsRising, @MomsRising. 
 
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