Breaking Through with Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner (Powered by MomsRising)
“Work hard and believe in yourself even when nobody else believes in you.” - Richard Sherman, Seattle Seahawks #BigGame (#GoHawks!)

 *Special guests on the #RADIO show for this #BigGame week include: Melissa Jacobs, Founder and Managing Editor of; Anayah Sangodele-Ayoka, co-founder of Black Breastfeeding Week and co-editor of Free to Breastfeed: Voices from Black Mothers, MomsRising.orgByron Hurt,  award-winning documentary filmmaker, published writer, anti-sexist activist, former college quarterback, and lecturer; and Caroline Fichtenberg, Director of Research at the Children's Defense Fund.

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This show starts with tips for you on how to use Facebook, Twitter, and email to change the world from a social media guru. In the next segment a Washington Post journalist shares some surprising insights.  And then a surprise guest shares insights on breaking through partisan barriers. We close the show talking about the hidden dangers of … Make up: It turns out that there are harmful chemicals in too many of the products that many of us wear daily.  Find out how to avoid them.

*Special guests include: Anita Jackson, MomsRising Social Media Director; Brigid Shulte, award-winning author including of the book, Overwhelmed, and Washington Post journalist; Bill Finkbeiner, former Washington State Senate Majority leader; and Nancy Buermeyer, Breast Cancer Fund.

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It was the equivalent of a double rainbow in politics this week with big advancements in states and in our nation’s capitol. President Barack Obama announced groundbreaking new initiatives for sick days and paid family (maternity/paternity) leave; and states across the country ramped up their efforts to advance policies ranging from increasing the minimum wage, advancing sick days and paid family (maternity/paternity) leave, making childcare more affordable, and more. This show covers the latest developments… as well as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day ( #ReclaimMLK), food justice, and the Golden Globes too.
 *Special guests include: Tina Tchen, Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff to the First Lady, Executive Director for the White House Council on Women and Girls; Gretchen Wright, PR Solutions; Monifa Bandeli, MomsRising; and Washington State Representative Ruth Kagi.
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Happy New Year!  Happy 2015!  On this show we spend some time reflecting on New Year’s resolutions. Do you have one? Are you going to keep it?  Get some tips for how to have a healthy 2015.  Then our next segment takes a close look at the often overlooked issue of civil asset forfeiture.  Heard of that before?  It’s an important topic to learn about— and you can, on this show.  Next up is an interview with a very special guest, leading civil rights organizer, Rashad Robinson from ColorOfChange.  Get the inside scoop on what’s going on, what’s next, and what YOU can do.  Last but far from least, we talk with Marilyn Watkins of the Economic Opportunity Institute — and hear her hopes, dreams, and strategies for city, state and federal legislative solutions as we go into 2015.
*Special guests include:  Sili Ricio, MomsRising and; Joan Blades, founding partner of Living Room Conversations, co-founder of &; Rashad Robinson,; and Marillyn Watkins, Economic Opportunity Institute
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Justin Hansford On Black Lives Matter & Ferguson

Ilyse Hogue, NARAL Pro-Choice America On Feminism

Malkia Cyril, The Center for Media Justice On Net Neutrality & What We Can Do About It

Zach Silk,  Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility On The Diminishing Power of the NRA 
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Ester Armah On Black Lives Matter
State Senator Pramila Jayapal On Immigration Reform
Amy Dawson Taggart On Mission: Readiness.
Eric Liu On "A Chinaman's Chance: On Family's Journey & the Chinese American Dream"
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