Breaking Through with Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner (Powered by MomsRising)
We start the show talking about Maya Angelou's impact and also about the explosion of the hashtag #YesAllWomen in the aftermath of the violent sexist rampage that left many dead in Santa Barbara recently. Then we hear from Jose Antinio Vargas--Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, filmmaker, and the founder of Define American,-- about his new film, Documented, the crowd reactions to it, and what his mother has to say. Next up we get the lowdown from the woman behind Viva La Feminista. Last but far from least we take an in depth look at gun culture in America and what we can do about it. 
*Special guests include: Sally Kohn, CNN contributor and columnist for the Daily Beast, who is ranked by Mediaite as one of the top 100 most influential television pundits in America;  Jose Antonio Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, filmmaker, and the founder of Define AmericanVeronica Arreola, VivaLaFeminista, director of the University of Illinois at Chicago Women in Science and Engineering Program; and Cliff Schecter, Founder and President of public relations and political strategy firm, Libertas LLC and columnist for The Daily Beast.
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This show starts out discussing the growing consensus in both Democrats and Republicans alike that we, as a nation, MUST address the criminal injustice system. Then we hear from Christy Turlington Burns about the current state of maternal mortality in the U.S.  Why more women are dying in childbirth here in the US than most other developed nations -- and, importantly, what you can about it. Next up the Women's Media Center gives the lowdown about what's really going on with women in the media, particularly given the controversial firing of NY Times Exec Editor, Jill Abramson. Last but far from least we hear from Sam Kass, Director of the White House Let's Move program about school lunches, healthy foods, and he even shares some easy recipes with you!

*Special guests include: Joan Blades, co-founder of MomsRising, MoveOn, and LivingRoom Conversations; Christy Turlington Burns, model, writer, entrepreneur, spokesperson, advocate, filmmaker, and founder of Every Mother Counts; and Rachel Loris, Women’s Media Center.
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The show starts out hearing from a woman who just got back from bravely sharing her story of wage discrimination with the U.S. Senate!  Find out what happened to AnnMarie, how she dealt with it, and why she's fighting for pay transparency today.  Then we get an update on the over 276 kidnapped girls in Nigeria, how we can help, and on the impact of the #BringBackOurGirls campaign. Next up, we get the lowdown on the controversial firing of NY Times Exec Editor, Jill Abramson that has people crying foul!  Last, but VERY far from least we have the one and only Arianna Huffington joining us, the founder of the Huffington Post, which now has more readers than the NY Times, and the author of 14 books, including her latest, which is titled THRIVE.
*Special guests include: AnnMarie Duchon, MomsRising member; Alyse Nelson, CEO of Vital Voices; Ruth Martin, MomsRising Senior Campaign Director: Arianna Huffington, chair, president, and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, a nationally syndicated columnist, and author of fourteen books. Her most recent book, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom and Wonder, just debuted at #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list.
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It's Mother's Day week and we have a great show for you today.  We start out with the Oscar winning producer of an Inconvenient Truth talking about her new film, Fed Up, which takes on our unhealthy relationship with food in America. Then we hear from a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author about the impact her mom had on her love of words.  Next up we explore how a love of reading can carry kids through life. Last, but far from least, we explore how democracy grows and glows!
*Special guests include: Laurie David, producer of Fed Up; Alisa Valdes, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than a dozen commercial women’s fiction, young adult novels, and memoirs; Ayelet Waldman,  author of Love and TreasureRed Hook Road and The New York Times bestseller Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities and Occasional Moments of Grace;  Eric Liu, author, educator, civic entrepreneur, and founder and CEO of Citizen University and the Civic Collaboratory.
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This show starts out hearing from 12 year old wonder, Madison Kimrey, whose speeches, articles, blog, and YouTube videos have taken the nation by storm as she clearly articulates why we all need to stand up and do something about the current state of politics in our nation. Then we hear from Lisa Maatz, super hero for fair pay to get the inside scoop, the real deal, and the truth about what the President's signing of the Executive Actions on equal pay will do in your community--and she's also going to share where we are on the path to equal pay, how far we've come and how far we have to go. Next up we explore the latest on the White House Working Families Summit, what are the top issues for people across the nation and who's saying what about our lives. Last, but far from least we hear the latest on the impact of the Affordable Care Act, access to affordable healthcare, consumer protections and what's next in your community healthcare access for all.
*Special guest include: Madison Kimrey, NC Youth Rock; Lisa Maatz, American Association of University Women; Latifa Lyles,Director of the Women's Bureau at the Department of Labor; Ashley Boyd, MomsRising.
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