Breaking Through with Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner (Powered by MomsRising)
This show covers top current news topics from a perspective that's not often covered: The perspective of women.  Women in combat.  Equal pay. Where you fit into the national budget and sequester fiasco.  The fight in Congress for gun safety.  And why 180 other countries have some form of paid leave for new moms, but not the U.S.  Listen in and get involved!
*Special guests include Stephanie Himel-Nelson, co-founder of Blue Star Families; Sarah Howard, MomsRising superstar and veteran; Heidi Hartmann, founder of the Institute for Women's Policy Research; Gloria Pan, MomsRising gun safety campaign director;  Jody Heymann, author, professor, and director of Global Working Families; Susan Shaer, Women's Actions For New Directions (WAND).
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The topic of gun safety is moving through Congress right now. On this show, you'll hear from a gun violence survivor, a former ATF agent, and more as we talk about why it's important to act quickly to end gun violence.  We're also going to hear from a billionaire about our changed economy, as well as about the current state of the labor movement,  Enjoy the show!

Thank you to special guests:  Lori Haas, parent of VA Tech survivor, Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG); 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); Byron Hurt, award winning filmmaker; Carol Joyner, Labor Project for Working Families; and Nick Hanauer, entrepreneur, author, and activist.
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On this show we look at how individuals can make a difference and have an impact on issues ranging from paid family leave, crony capitalism, violence against women, food justice, and immigration reform.
*Special guests include Ruth Martin, MomsRising superstar;  Joan Blades, co-founder of MomsRising, MoveOn, and Living Room Conversations; Kim Gandy, President and CEO of the National Network to End Domestic Violence;  Tracy Fox, President of Food, Nutrition, and Policy Consultants; Marielena Hincapie, Executive Director of the National Immigration Law Project. 
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It's the 20th Anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), but family leave remains unpaid despite the fact that having paid leave is proven to be better for families, for healthy starts, to save funds in the long run, and moms in 177 other countries have some form of paid leave after a new child arrives.  On this show we cover how far we've come, and how far we have yet to go on critical policies like the fight for paid family leave,  fair pay, and immigration reform.

Special guests include: U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro; Lisa Maatz, American Association of University Women (AAUW); Dr. Eileen Applebaum, author and former director of the Rutgers Center for Women and Work; Mary Olivella, MomsRising superstar; Carol Joyner, Labor Project for Working Families.
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