Breaking Through with Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner (Powered by MomsRising)

We come Off the Sidelines this week with U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.  Then our next segment covers voting-- and why your vote, your neighbors vote, your friends and families votes, matter.  Then the next interview is with the award-winning author of many books, including most recently, A Blind Spot for Boys.  Hear how to be a good story teller and keep people riveted in conversations, speeches, and at the dining room table.  Last but far from least, we discuss ROCK STARS, yes Rock Stars, with Rock the Vote.

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First up, we talk about moving GIANT ABC building blocks on the front lawn of the US Capitol, along with Democrat and Republican members of Congress.  You don't see that kind of working together very often these days.  Find out why!  #BuildUpKids  Our next segment covers how some local moms in Missouri are fighting a toxic waste dump that's smoldering underground near nuclear waste and harming their children. Hear the lowdown. #ChildrenShouldGrowNotGlow Then the next interview is with the editor-in-chief of Working Mother Magazine about the best places for moms to work and why!  #WorkingMother  Last but far from least, Dream Hampton joins us to talk about her latest films and to share her insight on how Mike Brown's murder in Ferguson matters to us all. #JusticeForMikeBrown
*Special guests include: Sarah Francis, MomsRising and Percolator Consulting;  Dawn Chapman, Just Moms STL; Jennifer Owens, editor in chief of Working Mother Magazine;  Dream Hampton, author,  filmmaker, activist, MomsRising consultant, board member of Color of Change, and frequent public commentator. 
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On the #RADIO show this week, first up we hear from the researcher whose data sparked a New York Times article with this title: "The Motherhood Penalty vs. the Fatherhood Bonus --- A Child Helps Your Career, if You’re a Man." Our next segment covers former Raven's player, Ray Rice, domestic violence, and masculinity with NFL veteran, media commentator, college football Hall of Famer, and all around super star, Don McPherson. Then the next interview covers the historic vote that recently happened on the Paycheck Fairness Act: Get the inside scoop on what happened and next steps! Last but far from least U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, will join us to talk early learning, education, tips for parents, and…. bus rides.  You're not going to want to miss that segment.

*Special guests include: Dr. Michelle Budig, University of Massachusetts; Don McPherson, NFL veteran, media commentator, advocate, educator, and college football Hall of Famer; Lisa Maatz, American Association of University Women (AAUW); and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.  
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First up: We get the inside scoop on what's going on in Ferguson, Missouri right now and where we are in the fight for #JusticeForMikeBrown. Our next segment covers the latest in efforts to advance gun safety policies. California just made a major advance. Find out how. Then the next interview covers one of the biggest monetary return on investments in our nation right now: Childcare!  Last but far from least we get tips on how you can take great pictures of yourself, #SELFIES!, friends, kids, and well pretty much everything.
*Special guests include: Jamala Rogers, Organization for Black Struggle; Josh Horritz, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence; Helen Blank, National Women's Law Center; Latosha Francis, professional photographer, The Captured Life.


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