Breaking Through with Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner (Powered by MomsRising)
The election may be over, but our work has just begun.  If Congress doesn’t act, massive across-the-board cuts could cost millions of jobs and hurt health care, education, aid to state and local governments, and vital programs that kids and families depend on, such as Head Start, child care, and food safety.  Even worse, some lawmakers are trying to use this high-stakes moment of legislative complexity as an opportunity to attempt to sneak in drastic cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.  

We're going to to talk about the fiscal cliff, our economy, election mandates, and even about cupcakes with experts, business owners, and advocates on this show.

*Special guests include: Dr. Maya Rockeymoore, Global Policy Solutions; Rinku Sen, President and Executive Director of the Applied Research Center (ARC) and the publisher of; Monifa Bandele and Ashly Boyd, MomsRising; Rashad Robinson, Executive Director, ColorOfChange and Lisa Lopez, WalMart employee; Jody Hall, owner of Cupcake Royale and board member of Main Street Alliance.
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"Is it an action scene in a James Bond movie?"  No.   You can't watch the news without hearing the "fiscal cliff" that Congress must address by the end of the year.  One of the biggest items on the table:  Congress must decide before the end of the year whether to end the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest 2% of Americans--and to protect investments in working and middle-class families, as well as in Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security.  

But, other than sounding like a movie scene from Skyfall, what does this "fiscal cliff" mean to you in your daily life?  We're going to talk about it on this show with experts, economists, and advocates in a lively conversation about our national economy and how the fiscal cliff could impact our daily lives.

*Thank you to special guests: Kimberly Inez McGuire, Senior Policy Analyst; National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health; Joan Entmacher, National Women's Law Center; Jared Bernstein, Center for Budget and Policy Priorities; Melanie Campbell - CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and Convener of the Black Women's Roundtable; Hilary Shelton, Vice President, NAACP.
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What an election!  There was a clear choice before our nation on Election Day and people--including women and moms--made a strong statement.  On this show we talk with experts, pollsters, media corespondents and advocates about who voted and what those votes meant,  We also discuss how social media impacted the election, why more women won Congressional seats, and what's ahead for our nation.

*Special guests include: Siobhan “Sam” Bennett, President and CEO of the Women’s Campaign Fund; Matt Barreto, Latino Decisions and professor at the University of Washington; Kimberly C. Ellis, Ph.D., affectionately known as Dr. Goddess, is a writer, entertainer, entrepreneur, scholar, and activist; David Shuster, Emmy Award-winning broadcast news anchor and correspondent for Current TV; Eric Liu, author and served as a White House speechwriter for President Bill Clinton and as deputy domestic policy adviser. 
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On this show we rock the vote, covering what policies are at stake in this election for women's health, for students, for the Latino community, for domestic workers, and more.  And, we hear the latest on tactics that some are using to try to suppress the vote--as well as what you can do to make sure everyone who can vote, is able to vote.
*Special guests include: Heather Smith, President and Chief Rocker, Rock the Vote; Barbara Arnwine, Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law; Ai-jen Poo, Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA); Judy Waxman, Vice President of Health and Reproductive Rights at the National Women's Law Center; Gustavo Torres, Executive Director of CASA de Maryland.
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