Breaking Through with Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner (Powered by MomsRising)
On this radio show this week we cover the impact of the Zika virus and the opioid epidemic with the U.S. Surgeon General; discuss the passing of Prince and a terrific new book, How Exceptional Black Women Lead; cover tips for stopping discrimination against pregnant workers in the workplace; and talk about the passage of paid family leave in New York and what that means for the rest of the nation.
*Special guests include:  U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy; Dr. Avis Jones DeWeever, author and founder of the Exceptional Leadership Institute for Women; Liz Morris, Center for WorkLife Law; and NYC Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo.
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On this show we cover the growing momentum to end mass incarceration and move forward criminal justice reform; then we move on to discuss the recent debates and who said what and how.  The next segments covers the top things to eliminate from your diet to be healthier and how to build a culture of health in America.  Then we close the show uncovering how investments in kids and families increase our global competitiveness.
*Special guests include: Monifa Bandele, MomsRising; John Neffingerthe president of the Franklin Forum & co-author of Compelling People: The Hidden Qualities that Make Us Influential; Victoria Brown, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation;  Elaine Weiss​, Broader Bolder Approach to Education (BBA). 
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We start out the show untangling the Presidential Primary, then move to hearing about the horrible new law passed in North Carolina and what you can do to help fix it.  Next we cover the real, modern family story in our nation; and we close the show with an important conversation about drug policy and ending structural racism.

*Special guests include: John Neffinger, award-winning author and president of the Franklin Forum; Mayor Jennifer Watson Roberts (Charlotte, NC); ​Mia Birdsong​;; and Asha Bandeli, Drug Policy Alliance.

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