Breaking Through with Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner (Powered by MomsRising)
What do Beyonce's lip-synching, Nuns on the Bus, and Special Agents have in common?  This show covers what happened in Washington D.C. this week, as well as what's expected to move through Congress in the next several months.  From the inauguration to our national economy, from gun safety reform to immigration policy, tune in to hear the latest.
Special guests include: Sister Simone Campbell, who led the Nuns On The Bus tour and is Executive Director of NETWORK; Richard Fowler of the Richard Fowler Show;  Miriam Yeung, Executive Director, National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum (NAPAWF); David Chipman, Consultant to Mayors Against Illegal Guns and previously served for 25 years as a special agent in the Bureau of Alcohol,Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF); and MomsRising superstars Monifa Bandele and Anita Sarah Jackson.
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Tackling the top topics facing our nation, this show covers the flu epidemic and paid sick days; raising the debt ceiling; the latest on the implementation of health reform and how you can get help; and the behind-the-scenes scoop on Presidential Inauguration.

Special guests include: Ellen Bravo, author and director of the Family Values @ Work Consortium; Jared Bernstein, Senior Fellow for The Center for Budget and Policy Priorities and former Chief Economist and Economic Policy Advisor to Vice President-elect Joe Biden; Kim Posich, Executive Director for the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty; Beth Messersmith, MomsRising superstar; Stefanie Brown, National African American Vote Director for the 2012 Obama for America Campaign and Deputy Director of the Presidential Inauguration.
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Category:general -- posted at: 10:35am EDT

Taking a look at how violence against women, gun violence prevention, and the need for immigration reform overlap; this show tackles top issues facing women across the nation and the U.S. Congress.
Special guests include: Rita Smith,  Executive Director of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence; Pramila Jayapal, author, activist and Senior Fellow at the University of Washington Law School and Center for Community Change; Steve Barton, Aurora survivor and gun violence prevention advocate; Lisa Maatz, American Association of University Women; Ester Lucero, Native American Health Center.
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Category:general -- posted at: 12:58pm EDT

From new gun safety policy proposals to new school lunches that fight childhood obesity, this show launches the new year with a look at some of the top issues facing our nation--and even includes some social media tips about how to tell (and show!) your friends about the topics that you care about the most.

Special guests include: Lori Haas, parent of VA Tech survivor, Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG); Cliff Schecter, best-selling author and gun violence prevention expert; Dr. Janey Thornton, USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services; and Emily Goldstein, photographer, Wild and Crazy Pearl blogger, and advocate.

Direct download: MomsRising_010513_Ep35.mp3
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