Breaking Through with Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner (Powered by MomsRising)
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Category:politics -- posted at: 12:01am EDT

Description: Birth control, covering pre-existing conditions, yummy & healthy foods, fitness programs that work, and how to get access to affordable health care.  It's National Women's Health Week and we cover it all on this show.

*Thank you to special guests including Angélique Roché, MomsRising and fitness trainer; Debbie Koenig, author of "Parents Need to Eat Too" and blogging at Words to Eat By; Erin Kotecki Vest, AKA Queen of Spain and leader at BlogHer; Sharon Levin, National Women's Law Center; and U.S. Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius.
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Celebrating the political power of moms: U.S. Representative Donna Edwards, a political powerhouse, shares what moms should be paying attention to in Congress. Ellen Bravo, a woman fighting for families everywhere to get access to earned sick days, talks about recent wins. Next we hear the latest about how moms may be impacted by immigration reform, and then about how moms took on bad credit card regulations and won.  Last but not least, Joan Blades shares why she co-founded MomsRising as we make a toast to Mother's Day together.  

*Thank you to special guests, including U.S. Representative Donna Edwards; Ellen Bravo, Family Values @ Work Consortium; Miriam Yeung, National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF); Ashley Boyd, MomsRising;  and Joan Blades.
Direct download: MomsRising_051113_Ep53.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:06pm EDT

From repealing the death penalty in Maryland to moving forward immigration policy reform, there's much to celebrate. At the same time, national gun safety policies have yet to pass and there are some ridiculous anti-women bills in Congress.  We cover it all on this show.  Tune in to hear more.

Thank you to special guests including: Mona Cadena, Campaign Strategist for Equal Justice; Pramila Jayapal, Founder of OneAmerica and Co-Chair of the We Belong Together Coalition; Vicki Shabo, director of work and family programs at the National Partnership for Women & Families; Ruth Martin, Senior Campaign Director at MomsRising; Judy Stadtaman, Co-founder of the Project for Safer Communities NH.
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