Breaking Through with Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner (Powered by MomsRising)
The radio show starts off this week with the inside scoop on how some in Congress are gambling with children's health -- and what you can do about it.  
Stand your ground laws and the sexist way they are used is next up on the show.  Then we hear from the Health Program director from the NAACP about the how politics and policy passage impacts community change and visa versa. Then last but far from least we cover the dizzying day of court filings that ended with a federal judge nullifying the ban on same sex unions in North Carolina that everyone's talking about. Wedding bells are ringing and people are celebrating.  Find out why!  
*Special guests include: Ashley Boyd, MomsRising; Andrew Knapp, journalist at The Post and Courier; Niiobli Armah, NAACP; and Ashley Broadway,  American Military Partners Association.
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The #RADIO show this week starts out by getting the inside scoop on the minimum wage, which for tipped workers is stuck at $2.13 an hour!  We discuss how this impacts you and our economy.  Then in the next interview we cover just how many people do have access to paid sick days, and how many don't, as dangerous viruses make the front pages across our nation.  Next up we hear from Dr. America, not Captiain America, but doctor.  And yes, the doctor is in!  Then the show closes with nun other than the superstars from…. Nuns on a Bus!
*Special guests include:  Indivar Dutta Gupta, Director of the Project on Deep Poverty, Senior Fellow at Center on Poverty and Inequality at Georgetown University, as well as author of Improving Wages, Improving Lives: Why raising the minimum wage is a civil and human rights issueRuth Martin, MomsRising;  Sanjeev K. Sriram, AKA Dr. America;  and Sister Simone Campbell, Executive Director of NETWORK and Nuns on the Bus.
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Special guests include: Elianne Ramos,  Speak Hispanic Communications.Justin Hansford,, SLU LAW faculty, founder of The Georgetown Journal of Law and Modern Critical Race Perspectives; Kara Lynum, immigration law attorney; and Melanie Campbell, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and convener of the Black Women’s Roundtable Public Policy Network.

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This show starts by covering how to break the cradle to prison pipeline in a country, our country, with one of the highest incarceration rates in the world. Our next segment how people across the country are fighting back against pregnancy discrimination.  Hear the story of one mom-to-be, a police officer, who after her gun belt wouldn't fit anymore was denied light duty and put on unpaid leave.  And hear how she's fighting back.  Then in the next interview we're tackling the NFL and getting the inside scoop on a meeting that just happened with NFL executives. Last but far from least, we hear from Latifa Lyles of the U.S. Department of Labor about their new campaign, It's time for America to #Lead on Leave

*Thank you to special guests, including: Mary Lou FultonThe California EndowmentElizabeth EdgemarkA Better Balance: The Work and Family Legal Center;  Monifa Bandele, MomsRising; and Latifa Lyles, Director of the Women's Bureau at the Department of Labor.
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