Breaking Through with Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner (Powered by MomsRising)
We start the show with a MomsRising member who recently had a sit down with the President Obama.  Find out how their conversation went on the show today.  Next up we get the lowdown on the experience one woman had with getting paid less than her male co-worker despite equal resumes.  Next up w get the inside scoop on the upcoming vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act on the show today.  We also have a special guest coming on to share how you can save money on healthcare through the healthcare exchanges. Our nation is fighting an obesity epidemic and studies show that consumption of soda is a key cause. We're going to find out why and what you can do! 
*Special guests, include: Sili Recio,; Laura Mui; Susanna Birdsong, National Women's Law Center; Monifa Bandele, MomsRising; Lisa Maatz, AAUW.
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Category:general -- posted at: 12:40pm EDT

This show starts out diving into the rising number of U.S. women who are dying in childbirth.  Then we move to hearing more about theMarch 31st deadline -- and what happens if you miss it.  Next up we hear directly from the directors of the new film "Paycheck to Paycheck." Last, but far from least we get the inside scoop on how the NRA is trying to derail the nomination for Surgeon General, simply because the nominee has stated the obvious in the past:  Gun violence injures people. 
*Special guests include: Rita Henley Jensen, Founder and Editor in Chief of Women's eNews; Ashley Boyd, MomsRising; Shari Cookson and Nick Doobs, HBO Documentary “Paycheck To Paycheck;” and Dr. Chris Lillis, Doctors For America.
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Category:politics -- posted at: 11:12am EDT

  This show starts out hearing about the federal budget from the director of an organization that was just nominated for the Nobel Peace Price.  Find and how it can (and will) impact you in your life. Then we move to hearing about the women across the nation who are fasting for immigration policy reform -- and hear why one women is stepping up to run for office. Next up we hear about the announcement from the Attorney General Eric Holder regarding sentencing guidelines.  Last, but far from least we hear from Ashley Boyd about sign ups for affordable healthcare. What are the deadlines and how can you get cases to affordable care? 
*Thank you to special guests, including:  Jo Comerford, National Priorities ProjectPramila Jayapal, leader of the We Belong Together coalition, author, and a leading national advocate for immigrant, civil and human rights; Christina Swarns, NAACP Legal Defense Fund;  Ashley Boyd, MomsRising.


Direct download: MomsRising_031514_Ep96.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

This show starts out hearing from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, filmmaker, and founder of Define American Jose Antonio Vargas. Then we get the inside scoop on the controversies and highlights from Grammy awards. Next up we find out how well the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is working -- and get the inside scoop on how you can get affordable healthcare. And finally, U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi shares what’s really happening in Congress.

*Special guests include: Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, filmmaker, and the founder of Define Americandream hampton, award-winning author, documentary film maker, and MomsRising team member; Felicia Willems, MomsRising; Democratic Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi.

Direct download: MomsRising_030814_Ep95.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

We start out hearing the inside scoop about the SXSW, the uber hip conference of musicians and culture makers.  Then we move to talking about how the Stand Your Ground laws could impact you, your family, and your community.  And ask the important question: Is anyone safe with these types of laws on the books?  Next up we hear directly about the terrible, awful, no good Arizona law that tried to legalize discrimination (Yes, you heard that right: A bill that pretty much read like an Onion joke nearly passed.).  Governor Jan Brewer just vetoed that bill, but it was a close call. We'll hear what this trend means for the rest of our nation. Last, but far from least we hear from Sam Kass, the Executive Director of the White House Let's Move Campaign, and Monifa Bandele, about the latest wins in the fight against childhood obesity and for all kids to have access to healthy foods.


 *Special guests include: Kety Esquivel, media guru and principal of Esquivel McCarson Consulting; Rashad Robinson, Executive Director of ColorOfChangeRea Carey, Executive Director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Sam Kass, Executive Director of Let's Move at the White House; Monifa Bandele, MomsRising.

Direct download: MomsRising_030114_Ep94.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT