Breaking Through with Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner (Powered by MomsRising)
On the #RADIO show this week we cover the incarceration crisis in America; the tragic failure of the Flint, Michigan water system; how to deal with the fact that there are ~17 teaspoons of sugar in soda; as well as tips for selecting healthy options in the store and how to advance better food and beverage labeling.

*Special guests, include: Sue Ellen Allen, co-founder of Gina’s Team and author of The Slumber Party from Hell; Monica Lewis Patrick, We The People Of Detroit; Robi Rawl​, Sugar Free Kids Maryland; Dr. Christina Roberto​, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and principal investigator of the Psychology of Eating And Consumer Health (PEACH) lab. 

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The #RADIO show this week covers the U.S. Supreme Court and immigration policy reform; steps for ending police brutality; the latest with the Iowa caucuses; and hope in partisan times.

*Special guests include: Marielena Hincapie (@MarielenaNILC), National Immigration Law Center; Monifa Bandele (@monifabandele ), MomsRising;  Jessica Vanden Berg (@JessVandenBerg), Strategic Elements; Bill Finkbeiner, former WA State Senate Majority Leader.   

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On the radio show this week we celebrate that family economic security policies made it into the State of the Union (SOTU) and talk about the impact a speech can have across the nation; then we move on to discuss the state of the environment and the climate agreement.  After that, author Nick Licata shares tips from his new book, “Becoming A Citizen Activist – Stories, Strategies and Advice on how to Change Our World.”  We close the show getting the inside scoop on the ICE raids happening on Central American refugee families who are seeking asylum and discussing what you can do to lift ALL families.
*Special guests include:  Ruth Martin, MomsRising (@MomsRising); Michael Brune, Sierra Club (@sierraclub, @bruneski); Nick Licata, author and elected leader (@nicklicata); and Wendy Cervantes, First Focus (@WendyDC5)
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The #RADIO show this week covers the inspiring wins that have kicked off in 2016 already, including President Barack Obama’s Executive Order on gun safety and what it means, as well as NYC Mayor De Blasio’s executive order for paid parental leave for all NYC employees.  The show also covers the Oregon occupation with a special interview with the Rural Organizing Project (ROP) who are in Oregon. We also discuss tips on how to Break the Cycle of dating abuse, including how to talk with your kids, teens and family members about healthy and unhealthy relationships.  
*Special guests include:  Caroline Fredrickson, American Constitution Society,  @crfredrickson; Andrea Hagelgans, Director of Communications NYC Mayor De Blasio, @andreahagelgans; Jessica Campbell, Rural Organizing Project (ROP), @ruralorganiz;  Laila Leigh, Break the Cycle@BreaktheCycleDV.
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Happy New Year! We're off this week, but please enjoy one of our favorite episodes from 2015!

During the #RADIO show this week we covered the big, sexy victory with the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit in Congress; discussed inspiring work by the Women’s Foundation to advance fair pay; stood up with the #WeAreBetterThanThis movement; and strategized about ending mass incarceration.
*Special guests include: U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown; Wendy Doyle, Women's Foundation; Ben Wikler, MoveOn; Dante Barry, Million Hoodies Movement for Justice.
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