Breaking Through with Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner (Powered by MomsRising)
Pop culture, legislative change, public safety, and building a nation where both families and businesses can thrive: On this show we explore the connections flowing between us that move our nation.  From the first ever "group sourced" investigation via Twitter in the Boston marathon bombing tragedy, to what happens when you try to change a diaper at 30,000 feet in a culture where the needs of parents are ignored, to prom music lyrics, gun safety policies, and childcare. This show is about real change in real life.
Thank you to special guests including:  Michael Skolnik Political Director to hip-hop pioneer Russell Simmons, and co-President of; Rachel Simmons, author of Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls, and The Curse of the Good Girl: Raising Authentic Girls with Courage and Confidence; Lori Haas, Gun Violence Prevention advocate;  La'Keisha Sewell,  Girls Like Me Project, Inc; Helen Blank, National Women's Law Center.
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This show covers a recent victory in stopping rape culture, as well as what it's going to take to end gun violence, address sexism on the campaign trail and in immigration policy, and to move forward comprehensive toxic chemical reform.
Special guests include: Dream Hampton, writer, award winning filmmaker, and senior fellow at MomsRising;  Lance Orchid, Executive director of the Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence; Martina Leinz, President of Million Mom March Virginia State Chapter, Brady Campaign; Mee Moua, President and executive director of the Asian American Justice Center; Lindsay Dahl, Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families.
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On this show we cover highlights from the front lines in the fight for equality:  From marriage equality to the rights of immigrant families; from women's equality (and the ongoing fight for fair pay) to the right to live safely; this show covers how we can raise all boats in our nation.
Thank you to special guests, including:  Jody Huckaby, PFLAG National; Miriam Yeung, Executive Director of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF); U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro; and Gloria Pan,

Direct download: MomsRising_041313_Ep48.mp3
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Stop the madness! It's not the 1960s anymore but women still earn, on average, 23% less than men for the same work. Mothers and women of color earn less. It's time for this madness to end! This year Equal Pay Day – the day that marks how far into 2013 women have to work to earn what men earned for the same work in 2012 -- is April 9th, 2013.  And, on this show we talk about what it's going to take for women to finally get equal pay for equal work.

Thank you to special guests, including: Rinku Sen, Applied Research Center (ARC) and the publisher of; Judy Litchtman, National Partnership for Women and Families; U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro; Sharon Parrot, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities; Lisa Maatz, American Association of University Women (AAUW).

Direct download: MomsRising_040613_Ep48.mp3
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