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

*Special guests on this show include: Ilyse Hogue, NARAL Pro-Choice America; State Senator Pramila Jayapal; Alice Proujansky, documentary photographer;  Jill Reese Alliance for a Just Society; Shannon Henderson; Wal-Mart and organizing Black Friday.

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You may have missed it: There was just an election debate on criminal justice reform — and change happened.  We talk about it on the #RADIO show this week. Don’t miss out. Our next segment takes a close look at children and healthcare—and why kids health is being used as a political football.  Again.  Then in the next interview we discuss net neutrality, and ask the question: How important is having free flowing information at your fingertips to you? Last but far from least, in honor of Veteran’s Day we talk about how mission readiness includes having healthy people in our nation.

*Special guests include: Lenore AndersonExecutive Director, Californians for Safety and JusticeEd Walz, First FocusMalkia Cyril, The Center for Media JusticeAmy Dawson Taggart, Mission: Readiness.

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A historic background check for gun purchases initiative overwhelmingly passed in Washington state, marking a new trend for the nation.  We talk about it with experts — and also look at the growing number of economic security measureslike increasing access to sick days, affordable childcare, and raising the minimum wage—that passed by wide margins in both red and blue states across the nation.  We also get the inside scoop about what the new mix in Congress means for women’s issues.  And, last but not least, we hear about Baby Gate and learn how to navigate workplace maternity/pregnancy issues.

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Living Room conversations, how to have them and why they are important, launch this radio show.  Our next segment takes a close look at the situation with housing discrimination against moms, a recent settlement with Wells Fargo bank, and what to do if you think you're being discriminated against.  Voter suppression and the importance of voting is the core of our next segment.  And the show closes with an update on gun safety measures, background checks for gun purchases, and the diminishing power of the NRA.
*Special guests include: Joan Blades, of LivingRoom Conversations, MoveOn, and MomsRising;  Secretary of HUD Julian Castro; Zach Silk,  Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility; Barbara Arnwine, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
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