Breaking Through with Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner (Powered by MomsRising)
This show starts out getting the inside scoop on the labor movement America, then we jump to hearing about the big conflict in Congress over unemployment insurance. Will 1.3 million people get left out in the cold?  From there we move to explore the growing inequality in our nation and what you can do about it. And in closing we have an in-depth interview with a leading immigration policy expert.  Will there ever be a legal path to citizenship? Tune in to find out.

*Special guests include: Carol Joyner, Director of the Labor Project for Working Families (LPWF); Christine Owens, Executive Director of the National Employment Law Project (NELP); Jill Reese, Alliance for a Just Society;  Pramila Jayapal, author and leading national advocate for immigrant, civil and human rights. 
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Category:politics -- posted at: 10:17pm EST

U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi shares what’s really happening in Congress.

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Category:politics -- posted at: 7:46am EST

Krist Novoselic, musician, bassist and co-founder of the band Nirvana, and chair of FairVote.  

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Category:politics -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

Hear the inside scoop on gun violence in America, listen to as U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi shares what’s really happening in Congress, explore the brilliant campaign that led to Marissa Alexander being released from prison, and catch up with Krist Novoselic, bassist and co-founder of the band Nirvana and chair of FairVote.

*Special guests include Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Safety in America; Democratic Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi;  Esther Armah, political commentator for MSNBC, international journalist, playwright, creator of Emotional Justice Unplugged, and national best-selling author; Krist Novoselic, musician, bassist and co-founder of the band Nirvana, and chair of FairVote.  
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Category:politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EST

When the first lady is attacked and called a feminist nightmare for embracing her role as "mom-in-chief" -- despite her leadership in key policy areas like stemming the childhood obesity epidemic, increasing access to healthy food and aiding military families and veterans -- it's time to call foul.  The real feminist nightmare is when women are undermined because they are mothers -- particularly because more than 80 percent of women in our nation have children by the time they're 44 years old.

*Special guests include: Tamara Winfrey Harris, author specializing in race and gender and their intersection with pop culture and politics;  Joya Misra, author and Professor of Sociology and Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts; Lori DorfmanDirector Berkeley Media Studies Group; Kristin Larson.
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Category:politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EST

On this show we cover hunger in America, including exploring how it came to be that 1 in 5 kids in our nation are experiencing food scarcity. Next, we find out what sparked a leading activist to fight for women, and to fight for paid FAMILY leave.  After that, we hear the lowdown from the front lines of fighting poverty. And last, we get the inside scoop on what's going on with the Affordable Care Act, Healthcare.gov, and how it can help you.

*Special guests include: Joel Berg is Executive Director of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger and a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress; Vicki Shabo, Director of Work and Family Programs at the National Partnership for Women & Families; Amanda Andere, Executive Director of FACETS; and Ashley Boyd, MomsRising.
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Category:politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EST

We start out with Congressman Jim McGovern on SNAP, foodstamps, why they're in jeopardy and what you can do about it.  Then we move to Congresswoman Barbara Lee who shares the very latest on the current budget negotiations.  Next up, dream hampton shares the tragic story of 19-year old Renisha McBride, who was shot in the face while seeking help recently.  We close the show talking about the hope that people are feeling with the introduction of the FAMILY Act in Congress.  Are we really, truly finally going to catch our public policies up with modern labor force realities?  Listen and find out.

Special guests include: U.S. Representative Jim McGovern; U.S. Representative Barbara Lee; dream Hampton, writer, activist an award-winning filmmaker, and change maker; and Ruth Martin, Senior Campaign Director, MomsRising.
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Category:politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EST

On this show we talk about advertising directed at women and how it impacts our body images; hear the latest about women in politics; uncover how to fix the fact that childcare now costs more than college; and explore food marketing, how it impacts kids, and what you can do about it.

*Special guests include: Karla Ballard, Senior Vice President, Ogilvy and Mather; Debbie Walsh, Director of the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP); Helen Blank, Director of Child Care and Early Learning at the National Women's Law Center;  Carol Hazen, Director of Advocacy Resources for the Food Marketing Initiative at the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at Yale University.
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Category:politics -- posted at: 2:54pm EST

Hear what's Behind the Kitchen Door; learn about the fight to stop toxic chemicals from reaching products that are sold on store shelves in your community; discuss the best way to address income inequality to raise all boats; and get an update on gun safety policies, as well as hear about a glimmer of hope from corporate change.

*Special guests include: Saru Jayaraman is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC-United), author, and an Assistant Professor of Public Law in the Department of Political Science at Brooklyn College; Rena Steinzor is a Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, and the President of the Center for Progressive Reform; LeeAnn Hall is Executive Director of the Alliance for a Just Society; Gloria Pan, Senior Campaign Director MomsRising.
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Category:politics -- posted at: 3:33pm EST

On this show, we start with an analysis of what's going wrong in DC and how we can help turn our nation around, then hear from a journalist about why your story matters, get the details on the budget shennagins in Congress and what specifics you should be paying attention to, and find out about how to get access to affordable healthcare coverage.


Special guests include: Dr. Maya Rockeymoore, Director of Global Policy Solutions; Ben Wikler, host of Flaming Sword of Justice; Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever, author, radio host, advocate, and leader;  Ashley Boyd, Director of Member Engagement and Senior Campaign Director for MomsRising’s Breastfeeding and Health Care campaigns.
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Category:politics -- posted at: 11:24am EST