Breaking Through with Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner (Powered by MomsRising) (general)
On the radio show this week we cover what’s happening in the race for Governor of Georgia and how you can help address voter suppression; the record breaking numbers of women winning seats in Congress; how moms made wins happen; and how you can protect your ability to vote in the future. 
 
Special guests include: Ai-jen Poo, National Domestic Workers Alliance, @domesticworkers@aijenpooChristine Pelosi, Chair CA Democratic Party Women’s Caucus, @sfpelosiMonifa Bandele, @MomsRising, @monifabandeleMarcia Johnson-Blanco, @LawyersCommco-director of our Voting Rights project Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
 
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On the radio show this week we’re talking about the POWER of your VOTE — and the importance of fighting antisemitism in our nation. 

 
*Special guests include: Donna Norton, MomsRising @MomsRising; Adam Hertzman,  Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, @JewishFedPGH; Bob Bland, Women’s March, @womensmarch; and Sarah Elbert, When We All Vote,
@WhenWeAllVote
 
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This is a re-broadcast of our 9/1/18 show. Breaking Through will return next week.
 
On the radio show this week we talk about how we can work to end mass shootings, stop 3D guns, and deal with the ridiculous idea of arming teachers; we also cover tips for getting the support you need when you become pregnant and a mom; the latest in the fight for fair treatment of all immigrant families; and get the inside scoop on maternal justice.
 
*Special guests include: Avery Gardiner, Brady Campaign, @Bradybuzz; Dr. Ali Perez, Birthfit, @birthfit; Sandra Cordero, National Domestic Workers Alliance, @domesticworkers; and Monifa Bandele, MomsRising, @MomsRising.
 
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On the radio show this week we cover a long fought childcare victory, the latest in the fight to #StopKavanaugh, what climate change and storms have in common and how we can protect our planet, and tips for safety in hurricanes and weather disasters.
 
*Special guests include Helen Blank, National Women’s Law Center, @nwlc; Chye-Ching Huang, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP), @dashching, @CenterOnBudget; Gregg Small, @climatesolution; and Angela Tatum Malloy, @MommasVillageNC.
 
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This is a re-broadcast of the show that aired 8/10/18. Breaking Through will return with a new episode next week.
 
On the #RADIO show this week we cover a new report detailing, "How Hungry is America?”; discuss Black Women’s Equal Pay Day; strategize on stopping 3D guns from taking over the world; and get the latest on breastfeeding rights.
 
*Special guests include: Jim Weill, FRAC, @fractweets; Joi Chaney, Equal Pay Today, @EqualPay2dayOrg; Po Murray, Newton Action Alliance, Newton Foundation, @NewtownAction, @TheNewtownFdn; Tina Sherman, MomsRising, @MomsRising
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On the #RADIO show this week we cover #SCOTUS, birth control, and choice; the power of art, music and politics intertwined; immigration and corporate accountability: and the power of your VOTE (so make sure you’re registered to vote!)!
 
*Special guests include Dr. Colleen McNicholas, Physicians for Reproductive Health, @prhdocs; Kirstin Larson; Daniel Altschuler, Make the Road New York, @MaketheRoadNY, @altochulo; and Donna Norton, MomsRising, @MomsRising
 
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This is a rebroadcast of our July 2 episode. Tune in next week with a brand new episode!
 
On the #RADIO show this week we cover how YOU can make a difference in who sits on the US Supreme Court; what’s going on with immigration policy; the super power of your voice and vote at the local level; and a giant win protecting SNAP (food stamps).
 
*Special guests include: Sara Ainsworth, Legal Voice, @Legal_Voice; Donna Norton, MomsRising, @MomsRising; Kirstin Larson; and Tamara Fucile, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, @CenterOnBudget.
 
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On the #RADIO show today, we cover the latest in Trump's war against women, children, and families; get insight into how art, culture, and social change intersect; hear about the power of stories, including your story!; and get the inside scoop on family separation and detention and what you can do to most effectively fight for all of us to be treated fairly.

*Special guests include Fatima Goss Graves, National Women’s Law Center, @NWLC; Seayoung Yim, MomsRising and playwright of Persimmon Nights, @MomsRising; Justina Chen, award-winning author, @JustinaYChen

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On the radio show this week, we cover the power of real people to make changes at the local level with an award-winning state legislator who has passed many positive policies; we get the latest on family reunification and child separation—and what you can do to help bring families together; then we cover the developmental impact of family detention on children and children going to court by themselves; and we close the show talking about the momentum for paid family medical leave at the national level and how you can build on this momentum near you.

*Special guests include: Washington State Rep. Tana Senn, @TanaSenn; Jess Morales Rocketto, National Domestic Workers Alliance, @domesticworkers; Lina Acosta Sandaal, @parentingrelief; and Vicki Shabo; National Partnership for Women and Families, @NPWF.

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Breaking Through is off this week. Please enjoy this rebroadcast of our June 11 show.
 
On the #RADIO show this week we discuss why the proposed cuts to SNAP are more devastating that many know, what’s going on with the wage gap, why Trump’s practiced of intentionally separating moms from kids is wrong, and what’s going on right now in Puerto Rico and how you can help.
 
*Special guests include:  Liza Lieberman, Director of Public Policy at MAZON;  Andrea Johnson, National Women’s Law Center;  Mitra Ebadolahi, ACLU;  Andrea González-Ramírez, Refinery 29.  
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On the #RADIO show this week we cover immigration, family separation, breaking the glass ceiling, new organizing for new times, the importance of high quality and affordable childcare, and also www.BlackCensus.org.

 
*Special guests include:  Alicia Garza, @blackfutureslab, @chasinggarza; Cheryl Contee, Fission Strategy, @fissionstrategy; Julie Kahshen, @JulieKashen, @TCFdotorg (The Century Foundation); and Astrid Dominquez, ACLU, @ACLU
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On the #RADIO show this week we discuss why the proposed cuts to SNAP are more devastating that many know, what’s going on with the wage gap, why Trump’s practiced of intentionally separating moms from kids is wrong, and what’s going on right now in Puerto Rico and how you can help.
 
*Special guests include:  Liza Lieberman, Director of Public Policy at MAZON;  Andrea Johnson, National Women’s Law Center; Mitra Ebadolahi, ACLU;  Andrea González-Ramírez, Refinery 29.  
 
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On the radio show this week we talk about the wave of change that’s sweeping our nation and signs of hope that women’s power is indeed rising. We also cover women standing up for every immigrant woman, child, and family to be treated fairly; about how women are winning primary elections across the country; and about how white women like me need to talk with other white women about not calling the police on Black people simply for living (Check out this CNN article on the topic that went viral this week: https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/18/opinions/white-women-stop-calling-police-rowe-finkbeiner/index.html )
 
*Special guests include: Teresa Younger, Ms. Foundation President; U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal; Congressional candidate Liz Watson; and Ruth Martin of MomsRising.
 
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On the #RADIO show this week we cover how people are getting information and what it means to have changing mediums; the new #KeepMarching book; what’s going on in immigration policy and how you can help; the latest on protecting kids electronic data and a report from the USOW; and why decreasing maternal mortality is an emergency in the US right now.
 
*Special guests include: Dream Hampton, writer, award winning filmmaker, and organizer, @dreamhampton; Angy Rivera, No Le Digas a Nadie documentary film, @AskAngy, @NYSYLC; Karen Showalter, MomsRising, @MomsRising; and Monifa Bandele, @MomRising.
 
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On the #RADIO show this week, we cover the next best steps in gun violence prevention; a new study showing that 81% of women have experienced harassment and steps to end it with www.StopStreetHarassment.org; the campaign to get candidates to NOT take contributions from the NRA anymore (www.NoNRAmoney.org); and we close the show talking about the power of stories and of YOUR voice is covered next.
 
*Special guests include: Pastor Mike McBride, PICO Network, Live FREE Campaign, @pastormykmac; Holly Kearl, Stop Street Harassment, @HKearl; Nadine Smith, NoNRAmoney.org, Equality Florida, @1NadineSmith; and Donna Norton, MomsRising, @MomsRising. 
 
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On this show we talk about the power of women’s voices, stories, words and actions, we cover the #StateOfOurUnion, learn more about toxic stress and how to deal with it, and get the inside scoop on how tiny lobbyists can have a big impact. 
 
*Special guests include: Jamia Wilson, bestselling author and director of the Feminist Press, @jamiaw; Ai-jen Poo, National DOmestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) @domesticworkers@aijenpoo; author Nadine Harris Burke, MD, @DrBurkeHarris; and Michelle Morrison, Little Lobbyists, @LittleLobbyists.
 
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On the #RADIO show this week we celebrate that millions of women again just took to the streets to march on the Women’s March anniversary with the co-President of the march; we celebrate that paid family/medial leave is gaining momentum across the nation including in Pennsylvania where a recent poll found 80% support; we cover the new book Invisible No More: Police ViolenceAgainst Black Women and Women of Color; and we discuss the danger of marginalized communities getting pushed out of dual language programs and why it impacts you.

 
*Special guests include: Bob Bland, co-Preident of the Women’s March, @WomensMarch; Carey Cummings, Working Families Party PA, @wgfpaAndrea Ritchie, author, @dreanyc123; Conor Williams, New America, @NewAmerica.
 
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On the #RADIO show this week we talk about how people powered positive change is happening right now across the nation—and hear examples of recent wins across the country. We also get the inside scoop on the State of America's Children from the Children’s Defense Fund.
 
*Special guests include: Melissa Stewart@NYSWorkersComp‏; Councilmember Antonio Reynoso, @CMReynoso34; Maine Speaker of the House Sara Gideon, @saragideon; MaryLee Allen, Children’s Defense Fund, @ChildDefender
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On the #RADIO show this week, we cover the importance of net neutrality; how and why to speak up about the tax debacle in Congress; what’s happening with resisting and persisting in the states — and why we need to fight for the DREAM Act; and how paid family medical leave passed in New York!
 
*Special guests include: Jessica Rosenworcel, FCC Commissioner, @jrosenworcel; Elaine Maag, Urban Institute, @urbaninstitute; Sam Mungar, SiX,  @stateinnovation; and Molly Weston Williamson, A Better Balance, @ABetterBalance
 
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On the radio show this week we break down why the GOP tax plans are a disaster for our economy and for working families; we cover the MASSIVE effort being coordinated to get the word out about the open enrollment window for healthcare on www.healthcare.gov through December 15th; hear from the brother of Khaleaf Browder about youth, criminalization, and why we need to raise the age; and get the inside scoop from a former elected official on the state of politics in America right now.
 
*Special guests include:  Elyssa Koidin-Schmier, MomsRising, @MomsRising;  Erin Hemlin, Young Invincibles, @YoungInvincible; Deion Browder, brother of Khaleaf Browder; and Bill Finkbeiner, political expert.
 
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On the show this week we cover Sarah McBride’s new book, Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss and the Fight for Trans Equality, as well as discuss the ways to help fight back again Trump’s anti-LGBTQ+ attacks; hear the story of the win of the best in the nation policy for paid family medical leave in Washington State; learn about how the wage gap is impacting Latina women; and uncover the benefits of dual-language learning.
 
*Special guests include: Sarah McBride,  author and Human Rights Campaign, @HRC@SarahEMcBride; Washington State Senator Karen Keiser, @KarenKeiser1; Mónica Ramirez, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA), @LCLAA; and Fabrice Jaumont, author of The Bilingual Revolution: The Future of Education is in Two Languages@FabriceJaumont 
 
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On the #radio show this week we cover the tragedy in Las Vegas and gun safety in our nation; then our next segment covers voter suppression and the importance of registering to vote; after that we cover the ridiculous situation with Trump’s tax package which give money to the very wealthy and NOT to everyone sees; and we close the show covering the importance of high quality, affordable early learning and childcare. 
 
*Special guests include: Annette MagnusBattle Born Progress (BBP), @BattleBornProg; Barbara Arnwine, Transformative Justice Coalition, @TJC_DC@barbs73; Anna Chu, National Women’s Law Center, @nwlc; and Chrisanne Gayle, Trust for Learning, @trustfrlearning.
 
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What’s going on with the NFL, #TakeAKnee, and protecting the health of althletes; we hear the latest on health care fight and what you can do to hold the line; find out about lead in our water and what you can do; and get the lowdown on the Arc's recent Paid Family and Medical Leave report!  
 
*Special guests include:  Byron Hurt, award-winning filmmaker, author, lecturer, and advocate, @byronhurt; Lori Lodes, #ProtectOurCare, @FamiliesUSA and  @lorilLaura Vollmer, Nutrition Policy Institute, University of California, @UCnpi;  and TJ Sutcliffe, the ArcUS, @TheArcUS.
 
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During the #RADIO show this week, we cover organizing in the time of Trump and the importance of protecting immigrant children and families; how to fight ageism head on and the benefits of older workers in the workforce; the gender wage gap and how to get equal pay for equal work; and disaster relief funding, including how to make sure your dollars to to work with real people in real time.   
 
*Special guests include: U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-7), @RepJayapal; Kelly Laflamme, Endowment’s Elder Health Initiative and the Immigrant Integration Initiative, @EndowmentHealth; Ariane Hegewisch, Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), @IWPResearch; and Ben Smilowitz, Disaster Accountability Project, @disasteraccount
 
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On the radio show this week we cover addressing police brutality through policy change; how to stay effective as an activist and not burn out; why it’s important to stand with the DREAMers, and what you can do about child care deserts.

*Special guests include: Riall Johnson, Alliance for Gun ResponsibilityDe-Escalate Washington, and retired NFL professional, @Deescalatewa@WaGunResponsib; Monifa Bandele, MomsRising, @MomsRising; Elias Rosenfeld, DREAMer advocate, @AdvocatElias;  and Katie Hamm, Center for American Progresss, @amprog.

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On the radio show this week we hear the latest from the Women’s March, including about the Resistance Revival Chorus and the Women’s Convention; get the inside scoop on immigration policy, the importance of keeping families together, and the contributions of immigrants to our nation; learn about the Secret Service and Trump protestors; and hear the latest on attacks on healthcare and how you can fight back.
 
*Special guests include: Sarah Sophie Flicker, Women’s March and the Resistance Revival Chorus@womensmarch, @sarahsophief; Jenifer Podkul, Kids In Need of Defense (KIND), @supportKIND; Melissa Byrne, senior political strategist, @mcbyrne;  and Caitlin Morris, Families USA, @FamiliesUSA.
 
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On the #RADIO show this week we cover hope and organizing in the time of Trump and the importance of access to birth control and reproductive health services; Black Breastfeeding Week #BBW17; Maternal mortality and the alarmingly higher rate of deaths due to pregnancy related causes amongst Black women; and the fight to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour.
 
*Special guests include: U.S. Representative Suzan Delbene, @RepDelBene;  Anayah Sangodele-Ayoka, CNM, MSN, MSEd is a nurse-midwife and innovative culture worker leveraging digital media to impact health and parenting, as well as an award winning author and organizer, @BlkBfingWeek, @anayahrose;  Monifa Bandele, MomsRising, @monifabandele, @MomsRising; Bridget Hughes, advocate in the fight to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour, @SEIU
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On the radio show this week we cover showing up for racial justice; how to talk with your children about the recent anti-Semitic, racist, and misogynistic white supremacist violence in Charlottesville; how people powered victories are happening right now and why; and we discuss how protecting net neutrality is critical to our democracy, activism, and lives. 
 

*Special guests include: Judith Brown Dianis, Advancement Project, @adv_project; Sonia Smith-Kang, The Mixed Up Blog, @mixedupclothing; Rashad Robinson, Color of Change, @ColorOfChange; Steven Renderos, Center for Media Justice @mediajustice

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Breaking Through is off this week, but please enjoy one of our favorite recent episodes.

Special Guests include: Dayna Farris-Fisher, Cancer Survivors Network @PPactJulie Morgenstern, award winning author,  @JulieMorgenstrn;  Lois Frankel, United States Representative, @RepLoisFrankel; Bill Finkbeiner, political analyst, @BillFinkbeiner 

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On the #RADIO show this week we cover how to protect healthcare with tips from a former White House leader during the Obama presidency; why mass incarceration is a women’s issue; how we’re winning at the state level; and addressing violence against women on college campuses.  *Special guests include: Tina Tchen, former Chief of Staff for First Lady to Michelle Obama & Special Assistant to President Barack Obama, @TinaTchen;  Amanda Dubois, DuBois Cary Law Group, PLLC,  @DuBoisCary; Washington State Representative Tana Senn, @TanaSenn; Megan Kaufman, student leader. 

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On the #RADIO show this week we cover the rising American electorate and combating hate; bringing healthcare stories to US Senators' offices across the nation on the #HealthCareRoadTrip; ending domestic violence; and civility in politics.   *Special guests include: Matt BarretoLatino Decisions and Professor of Political Science and Chicana/o Studies at UCLA, @LatinoDecisions; Karen Showalter, MomsRising, @MomsRising; Kim Gandy, National Network to End Domestic Violence,  @nnedv;  and Bill Finkbeiner, political expert.

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On the #RADIO show today we cover how now’s the time for everyone work together and how we can lift each other; hear from a U.S. Senator on how to have the biggest impact; get the inside scoop on a new study showing the incredible number of people covered by Medicaid in our nation (70 million people!!!); and hear the latest on the campaign to end gun violence.
 
*Special guests include: Linda Sarsour, MPower Change and Co-Leader of the Women’s Marches, @lsarsour; U.S. Senator Kirsten Gilibrand, @SenGillibrand; Jack Hoadley, Georgetown University's Health Policy Institute, @GeorgetownCCF; and Julia Wyman,  States United to Prevent Gun Violence (SUPGV),  @SUPGVNetwork
 
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On the #RADIO show this week we hear from US Representative Rosa DeLauro about what’s going on in Congress, what you can do, and about her new book The Least Among Us; we also discuss gun violence and how to stop it; address hunger in America; and reveal a new, high powered campaign to make sure moms have the option to breastfeed.
 
*Special guests include: U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro, @rosadelauro; Lucy McBath, national spokesperson for Moms Demand Action who lost her 17-year-old son Jordan Davis to gun violence in 2012, @Everytown; Abby Liebman, President & CEO at MAZON, @MAZONusa; and Skyler Mattson, Wongdoody #IPumpedHere, @wongdoody.
 
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On the #RADIO show this week we cover the latest on healthcare and what you can do to make sure it isn’t cut for 23 million people; the terrible, awful, no good, very bad budget that Trump proposed and how to stop it; paid family and medical leave in the United States of America; and why David Clarke’s appointment to the Department of Homeland Security is a disaster.

*Special guests include: Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, @RepDebDingell; Melissa Boteach, Poverty to Prosperity Program at American Progress, @amprog; Katie Bethell, PL+US@PaidLeaveUS; and Christine Neuman-Ortiz Voces de la Frontera@voces_milwaukee

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On the radio show this week we cover Eric Liu’s new book, “You’re More Powerful Than You Think;” we bust myths about immigration policy and cover the many contributions of immigrants to our economy; we talk what you can do to get rid of the motherhood wage hit; and discuss how fighting for liberty, justice, equity and equality can be both fun and high impact.

 *Special guests include: Eric Liu, Citizen University and award winning author; Elisa Ortiz, Appleseed Network; Maya Raghu, National Women’s Law Center; and Donna Norton, MomsRising. 

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On this #RADIO this week we cover Comey's firing and Russia investigation; bad bills with good names and how to tell the difference; protecting access to healthy foods for kids; and why diversity makes us a stronger nation.

*Special guests include: Kathryn Stoner,  Center for Democracy, Development, and Rule of Law at Stanford University, @StonerWeiss; Ross Eisenbrey, Economic Policy Institute, @economicpolicy; Howell Weschler,  Alliance for a Healthier Generation, @HealthierGen; Miriam Yeung, co-founder We Belong Together and former ED of National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, @miriamyeung

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This week's show is a repeat of the April 24th episode. The show will return to regular coverage next week!

On the #RADIO show this week we cover the best tactics for fighting for justice in the time of Trump; tips for mindfulness in parenting and the benefits of bilingualism; why access to healthcare including Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is important and impacts us all; and how Washington State is leading the way in protecting women, moms, and the economy.
 
*Special guests include: U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal, @PramilaJayapal Lina Acosta Sandaal, StopParentingAlone.com@parentingrelief; Dr. Ben Sommers, @HarvardChanSPH; Washington State Representative Jessyn Farrell, @jessynfarrell1.
 
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On the #RADIO show this week we cover policies that are moving forward at the local level and how you can have an impact & talk tactics for holding the line at the federal level.  We discuss Seattle's recent paid family leave proposal; Trump’s terrible tax proposal that hurts our economy & only a billionaire could love; how to hold the line on healthcare; and good news on childcare policy and Pre-K for all in New York City.
 
*Special guests include: Seattle City Council Member Lorena Gonzalez, @SeattleCouncil;  Amy Matsui, National Women’s Law Center, @NWLC; Donna Norton, MomsRising, @MomsRising;  Andrea Hagelgans, City of New York, @andreahagelgans.
 
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On the #RADIO show this week we cover the best tactics for fighting for justice in the time of Trump; tips for mindfulness in parenting and the benefits of bilingualism; why access to healthcare including Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is important and impacts us all; and how Washington State is leading the way in protecting women, moms, and the economy.
 
*Special guests include: U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal, @PramilaJayapal Lina Acosta Sandaal, StopParentingAlone.com@parentingrelief; Dr. Ben Sommers, @HarvardChanSPH; Washington State Representative Jessyn Farrell, @jessynfarrell1.
 
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Breaking Through is on vacation this week! This episode is a rebroadcast of the March 20th show.

On the #RADIO show this week we talk about the national security impacts of Trump’s false Tweets; we hear about the latest in the fight for healthcare in DC and what you can do about it; then we get the inside scoop on how policies are still moving forward at the state level and how you can make an impact; and we close the show hearing from a high road business about how paid family leave is boosting their bottom line. 
 
*Special guests include: Juliette Kayyem, author of Security Mom and national security expert, @juliettekayyem;  Joan Akler, Center for Children and Families (CCF) at Georgetown University, @GeorgetownCCF; Washington State Representative Tana Senn, @TanaSenn; Emily Hall Warren, Badger, @BadgerBalmUSA
 
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Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EST

On the #RADIO show this week we discuss rolling up our sleeves for an upcoming fight for childcare & the importance of lifting dual language learners; we cover Equal Pay Day (which is April 4th this year!); discuss advocacy in the time of Trump and fighting for justice in Chicago; and close the show with a conversation with a member of Congress on how we won on healthcare and how to keep winning!
 
*Special guests include:  Hannah Mathews, CLASP, @CLASP_DC; Joi Chaney, Equal Pay Today! @joitweets;  Ciera Walke, Live Free Chicago, @livefreechicago; and U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott, @BobbyScott
 
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Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EST

On the #RADIO show this week we talk about the national security impacts of Trump’s false Tweets; we hear about the latest in the fight for healthcare in DC and what you can do about it; then we get the inside scoop on how policies are still moving forward at the state level and how you can make an impact; and we close the show hearing from a high road business about how paid family leave is boosting their bottom line. 
 
*Special guests include: Juliette Kayyem, author of Security Mom and national security expert, @juliettekayyem;  Joan Alker, Center for Children and Families (CCF) at Georgetown University, @GeorgetownCCF; Washington State Representative Tana Senn, @TanaSenn; Emily Hall Warren, Badger, @BadgerBalmUSA
 
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Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

This episode is a re-broadcast of the 2/27/17 show
 
On the #RADIO show this week we cover the fight for healthcare and what you can do; how wins are happening at the state level, including on paid family/medical leave; the contributions of immigrant families to our nation; and the recent uptick in anti-semitism and bigotry and how to combat it.
 
*Special guests include: Edwin Park, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, @EdwinCBPP; Maggie Humphreys, MomsRising, @MomsRising;  Xakota Espinoza, ColorLines and Race Forward, @Colorlines; Stacy Burdett, Anti-Defamation League, @ADL_National
 
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Category:general -- posted at: 10:58am EST

On the #RADIO show we discuss transgender rights and the importance of not allowing bullying on our watch, we also discuss how important, positive changes are still happening at the school district, city, county, and state levels.  Then we discuss exactly how high impact all the recent activism has been and get tips for taking action.  Next up is a conversation with an immigration rights attorney about a "Know Your Rights” video in English & Spanish that has gone viral. We close the show talking about the wage gap, who is impacted, and how to fix it.
 
*Special guests include:  Sarah McBride,  Human Rights Campaign, @SarahEMcBride, @HRC;  Carolina Rubio MacWright, immigration attorney; Anna Galland, MoveOn, @annagalland;  and Sung Yeon Choimorrow, NAPAWF.
 
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Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

On the #RADIO show this week we cover the fight for healthcare and what you can do; how wins are happening at the state level, including on paid family/medical leave; the contributions of immigrant families to our nation; and the recent uptick in anti-semitism and bigotry and how to combat it.
 
*Special guests include: Edwin Park, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, @EdwinCBPP; Maggie Humphreys, MomsRising, @MomsRising;  Xakota Espinoza, ColorLines and Race Forward, @Colorlines; Stacy Burdett, Anti-Defamation League, @ADL_National
 
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Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EST

On the radio show this week we talk about the economic impact of healthcare including that 1.2 million jobs will be lost if the ACA is repealed; hear from SiX about their week of action relating to state policies that boost families; get the inside scoop on the past, present, and future state of unions; and talk about the future of our democracy and what YOU can do to protect it.
 
*Special guests include: Josh BivensEconomic Policy Institute (EPI), @EconomicPolicy; Molly Noble,  SiX@stateinnovation; David Rolf, SEIU, @DavidMRolf; and Neera Tanden, Center for American Progress, @neeratanden.
 
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Category:general -- posted at: 7:01am EST

On the #RADIO show this week we covered healthcare, gratitude, and the power of your voice; hear the story of what happened at SeaTac Airport the moment the very harmful Muslim Ban took effect; get the inside scoop on how immigrant inclusion lifts cities and the economy; and hear great tips on activism.
 
*Special guests include: Sister Simone Campbell, NETWORK, @NETWORKLobby;  Courtney GregoirePort of Seattle Commissioner, @COGregoire; Mayor Nan Whaley of Dayton, Ohio; Ruth Martin, MomsRising, @MomsRising  
 
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Category:general -- posted at: 7:30am EST

On this show we cover why the Muslim Ban hurts our nation and all of us; gun safety in the USA; the lowdown on access to affordable healthcare; and address the myths involved in Trump’s Twitter threat to “send feds” to Chicago.
 
*Special guests include: Maya Berry, Arab American Institute, @AAIUSA; Shannon Watts, Moms Demand Action and Everytown for Gun Safety, @shannonrwatts, @MomsDemand; Michael Miller, Health Policy Hub,  @HealthPolicyHub; Amber Goodwin, Community Justice Reform Coalition, @CJRC_Info
 
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Category:general -- posted at: 12:57pm EST

On this show we cover when, where and how to fight back against Trump’s regressive cabinet appointees and policies that hurt women, families, and our economy; what’s next for the press and journalism; the #WomensMarch; and the recent bomb threats to JCCs and how to talk with your children:
 
*Special guests include:  Saru Jayaraman, Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, @SaruJayaraman; Emma Boorboor, We Are Ultraviolet, @ultraviolet; Matt Gertz, Media Matters, @MattGertz;  Monifa Bandele, MomsRising, @monifabandele; and Beth Shapiro, MSW.
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Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

On this show we get the inside scoop on what’s happening with Trump, with Congress, with journalism and more—as we get fired up to take action to help protect healthcare, women’s rights, and our economy.  *Special guests include: David Hawkings, Senior editor at Roll Call,  @davidhawkings Caitlin Morris, Families USA, @FamiliesUSA;  Bill Finkbeiner, political analyst, @BillFinkbeiner; and Lisa Maatz, American Association of University Women (AAUW), @LisaMaatz

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Breaking Through is off for the holiday season so please enjoy a 2-part best of featuring some of our favorite interviews from the past year.

We'll be back the first week of 2017. Happy Holidays! 

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:30am EST

Happy New Year! We're off this week, so please enjoy part 2 of our blockbuster best of 2016, with some of our favorite interviews from the past year. We'll be back with all-new episodes next week. Thanks for listening!

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Breaking Through is off for the holiday season so please enjoy a 2-part best of featuring some of our favorite interviews from the past year.

We'll be back the first week of 2017. Happy Holidays! 

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Happy Holidays! We're off this week and next spending time with our friends and loved ones, so check out some of our favorite interviews from the past year. Part 2 will air next week, and we'll be back in 2017 with all-new episodes. Thanks for listening!

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This is a re-broadcast of the show from two weeks ago. We'll be back with a new episode next week.

On this #RADIO show we talk about Trump’s win of the electoral college, how to talk with your kids about it, what’s next for our nation, and what you can do to continue the fight for liberty and justice for all.
 
 *Special guests include:Laura Dawn, Humanity for Hillary and Art Not War, @LauraDawnANW; Lina Acosta Sandaal, StopParentingAlone.com@parentingrelief; Lisa Maatz, American Association of University Women (AAUW), @LisaMaatzArisha Hatch, Color of Change, @ColorOfChange
 
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On the #RADIO show this week we take stock of what actually happened in the Presidential election and where we need to go from here. From who voted how and why, to Russians rigging our election and an explosion of fake news sites and bot Tweets, to why we need to stand against Trump’s appointees who are self describe “alt-right” white supremacists like Steve Bannon.  We are #PickingUpThePieces and taking action toward liberty and justice for all!
 
*Special guests include: Melanie Campbell, president and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and convener of the Black Women’s Roundtable Public Policy Network, @coalitionbuildr; John Neffinger, President of the Franklin Forum and author, @Neffinger; Andrea Mercado, National Domestic Worker Alliance,  @domesticworkers; Maggie Humphreys, MomsRising, @MomsRising
 
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Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

On this #RADIO show we talk about Trump’s win of the electoral college, how to talk with your kids about it, what’s next for our nation, and what you can do to continue the fight for liberty and justice for all.
 
 *Special guests include:Laura Dawn, Humanity for Hillary and Art Not War, @LauraDawnANW; Lina Acosta Sandaal, StopParentingAlone.com@parentingrelief; Lisa Maatz, American Association of University Women (AAUW), @LisaMaatzArisha Hatch, Color of Change, @ColorOfChange
 
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Category:general -- posted at: 8:09am EST

On the #RADIO show this week we discuss the election, sexism, racism, and xenophobia, as well as how to stop the spread of hate---and YOUR VOTE!

 
*Special guests include: John Neffinger,  Franklin Forum,  @NeffingerMark Potok, Southern Poverty Law Center;  Ashley Boyd, MomsRising, @MomsRising; Bill Finkbeiner.
 
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On the #RADIO show this week we uncover what’s going on with the race to the Presidency with the top pollster in the nation; discuss voter suppression and what policies are needed so that everyone who wants to vote can vote;  bring on a mother and daughter duo to discuss women in leadership; and hear the latest on politics in California. 

*Special guests include: Celinda Lake, Lake Research Associates, @celindalake; Barbara Arnwine, Transformative Justice Coalition, @barbs73;  Anne & Delilah Moses, IGNITE, @annebmoses;  Mario Koran, Voice of San Diego, @MarioKoran

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:01am EST

(This episode is a re-broadcast of the September 20, 2016 show)

What’s on the line this election!  Hear about ending mass incarceration, paid family and medical leave, childcare, and voting!  Special guests include: Dream Hampton, filmmaker, award-winning author, activist @dreamhampton; Nneka, Innovative Supplies Kristin Smith, University of New Hampshire; Julie Kashen, Make It Work Action, @MIWCampaign   

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On the #RADIO show this week we break down what’s really going on in the Presidential election, bust some serious myths, cover how you can help end gun violence, get the inside scoop on what’s really happening with our economy, and hear how you can be part of #MomsVote!
 

*Special guests include: John Neffingerthe president of the Franklin Forum, and the co-author of Compelling People: The Hidden Qualities that Make Us Influential (@Neffinger); Donna Dees, Concert Across America To End Gun Violence (@RealDonnaDees); Bob GreensteinPresident of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (@GreensteinCBPP); Ashley Boyd, MomsRising (@MomsRising).

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The radio show this week covers how to combat islamophobia, Luvvie’s new book, I’m Judging You, veterans supporting Colin Kaepernick, and the Standing Rock Sioux who are fighting back against a North Dakota oil pipeline that would harm water quality and ancestral lands.
 
*Special guests include:  Linda Sarsour, co-founder of mpowerchange.org (@lsarsour), Luvvie Ajayi, author of I'm Judging You: The Do-Better Manual (@iLuvvit); Richard Allen Smith, veterans supporting Colin Kaepernick; and Phyllis Young, co-founder of Women of All Red Nations.
 
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From the Fight for $15 to breaking down barriers to breastfeeding for moms in the military, from ending wage discrimination to getting access to affordable childcare and paid family leave, people across the country are standing up, making their voices heard, and building a better nation for everyone.
 
*Special guests include: David Rolf, President of @SEIU775, VP of @SEIU, and author of  The Fight for Fifteen: The Right Wage for a Working America (@DavidMRolf);  Kenisha Heath, MissMilitaryMom.com     (@MissMilitaryMom);  Jocelyn Frye, Center for American Progress (@amprog); Katie Bugbee, Care.comCost of Care Survey (@CareDotCom)
 
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Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EST

On this #radio show we cover the impact of the Malignant Cheeto, AKA Donald Trump, on America.  We discuss changing demographics, public policy—including Trump’s flimsy childcare proposal, voter engagement, and the Olympics.
 

*Special guests include: Steve Phillips, author of Brown is the New White; Ashley Boyd, MomsRising; Helen Blank, National Women’s Law Center; and Monifa Bandele, MomsRising.

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On this show we cover the steps you can take to be an antiracist activist, hear the latest on Hillary Clinton, dive into disarming hate, and talk about hope as we cover where political wins are happening at the local level across the country.
 

*Special guests include: Tim Wise, antiracist essayist, author and educator; Joanne Bamberger, author and editor-in-chief of The Broad Side; Jason Hayes, celebrity hair stylist and organizer of the #DisarmHate2016 Rally; and Teresa Mosqueda, WA State Labor Council, AFL-CIO.

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On this #RADIO show we cover Trump, the RNC, and how your voice is needed; then we move on to discuss rape culture and the Stanford case; the next segment covers immigration policy and how immigrants contribute to our economy; and then we close the show talking about happiness in public policy.

*Special guests include: Rashad Robinson, ColorOfChange; Kaili Lambe, UltraViolet; Ai-jen Poo, Caring Across Generations; and Dr. Jennifer Glass, University of Texas.

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On the #RADIO show this week we cover favorite desserts and policy; fact checking Trump; raising the federal minimum wage for tipped workers up from $2.13 per hour; and how to get kids access to healthy foods in the summer.

 
*Joanna Blotner, DC Paid Family Leave - @DCPaidLeave; Ashley Boyd, MomsRising - @MomsRising; Saru Jayaraman, Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United) - @SaruJayaraman; and Audrey Rowe, U.S. Department of Agriculture - @USDANutrition.
 
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Category:general -- posted at: 11:05am EST

On this #RADIO show we feature one of the top pollsters in the nation sharing what’s really going on right now in our nation, then we hear from a noted CNN commentator and author about her take on the battle between Bernie and Hillary.  The show then moves to hear about the #AskTheMayor campaign from Constance Malcolm, a grieving mother turned activist whose unarmed son, Ramarley Malcolm, was fatally shot in their Bronx apartment by New York City police officer, Richard Haste. The show closes with the inside scoop on a new report, Overworked America: The economic causes and consequences of working long hours.
 
*Special guests include:  Celinda Lake, Lake Research & award-winning author - @celindalake; Sally Kohn, CNN commentator and author - @sallykohn; Constance Malcolm, mother of Ramarley Graham, #AskTheMayor campaign - @RiseUp4Ramarley; Heather Boushey, Executive Director, Equitable Growth & Senior Economist at American Progress - @HBoushey.
 
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Category:general -- posted at: 9:30am EST

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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This show starts off discussing #____NotGlocks, a project at the University of Texas where students are set to protest against open carry guns on campus with a conversation-stopping tactic; the show then moves to hear from the inspiring Say Their Names Project on the importance of sharing full stories;  the next segment covers Showing Up For Racial Justice (SURJ) and discuses how white people can show up for racial justice with other white people; and we close the show with tips for teaching social emotional learning as a parent.


*Special guests include: Jessica Jin, leader of a student movement against open carry of guns;  Nicole Lee, Esq., Say Their Names Project!; ​Erin Heaney, Showing Up For Racial Justice (SURJ); and Lina Acosta Sandaal, The Nest.

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The #RADIO show this week covers Beyonce, #BlackLivesMatter, and what pop culture does/doesn't do to move us forward; hears the inside scoop on the Presidential election from the Granite State; discusses the power of humor, red pumps and of using pop culture for change; and finds out why people are fighting over bathing suits and guns in Florida. 

*Special guests include: dream hampton (@dreamhampton) Revolve Impact, MomsRising, award-winning filmmaker and author; Christina D’Allesandro (@cdallesandro), MomsRising; Luvvie Ajayi (@LuvvieAwesomely Luvvie and Red Pump Project; Patricia Brigham, League of Women Voters Florida.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:30am EST

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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Happy Holidays! We're off until 2016, but until then please enjoy one of our very favorite episodes of 2015!

Inspiring guests on the #RADIO show this week talking about paid family leave, marriage equality, early learning and pre-k for all, voter suppression, and how you can be a part of the solution!  *Special guests include: Sarah Warbelow, Human Rights Campaign; Sheena Wadhawan, Employment Justice Center; Jessica Hiltabidel, Center for Inspired Teaching; Barbara ArnwineTransformative Justice Coalition and host of Igniting Change.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 1:00pm EST

The #RADIO show this week covers immigration policy and what’s next for our nation; the lowdown on women owned businesses; talking to kids about tragic events like what happened in Paris and Beirut; the #WithinReach campaign and what you can do to boost our economy and families.
 
*Special guests include: Wendy Cervantes, First FocusNanette Fondas, award-wining author and academic; Eileen Carter-Campos, MommyTeaches.com; Sarah Baron, American Progress. 
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Women in sports and leadership, breaking the school to prison pipeline, what’s in the national budget for you, and turning despair into hope… announcing The Women’s Building.  *Special guests include: Sarah Howard-Garoutte, MomsRising; Kesi Foster, Urban Youth Collaborative; Debbie Weinstein, Coalition on Human Needs; Pamela Shifman, NoVo Foundation and The Women’s Building. 

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The #RADIO show this week covers the power of Twitter, why hundreds of business schools are supporting national paid family and medical leave insurance, discussed Planned Parenthood under fire, and talks about how to be a Democracy Doula. *Special guests include: dream hampton, a writer, award winning filmmaker and organizer; Dr. Stew Friedman, Wharton School of Business faculty since 1984;  Marcy Stech, EMILY’S List; Donovan X. Ramsey, journalist and Emerging Voices Fellow at Demos; Marilyn Watkins, Economic Opportunity Institute.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:00pm EST

This radio show covers the current status of the wage gap; discusses the new report, "Who Pays? The True Cost of Incarceration on Families;” talks about how to find out which Presidential candidates are “clueless” and which “have a clue,” and gets a direct report from Pastor McBride about the Pope’s message in Washington, D.C.
 
*Special guests include: Lisa Maatz​, American Association of University Women; Alicia Walters, Forward Together; Ashley Boyd​, MomsRising; ​Pastor Mike McBride.
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This week the radio show covers how powerful women are boosting our families and our economy.  *Special guests include: U.S. Senator Kirstin Gillibrand; Monifa Bandele, MomsRising; Washington State Senator Pramila Jayapal; and Vivien Labaton, Make It Work

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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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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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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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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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We come Off the Sidelines this week with U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.  Then our next segment covers voting-- and why your vote, your neighbors vote, your friends and families votes, matter.  Then the next interview is with the award-winning author of many books, including most recently, A Blind Spot for Boys.  Hear how to be a good story teller and keep people riveted in conversations, speeches, and at the dining room table.  Last but far from least, we discuss ROCK STARS, yes Rock Stars, with Rock the Vote.

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First up: We get the inside scoop on what's going on in Ferguson, Missouri right now and where we are in the fight for #JusticeForMikeBrown. Our next segment covers the latest in efforts to advance gun safety policies. California just made a major advance. Find out how. Then the next interview covers one of the biggest monetary return on investments in our nation right now: Childcare!  Last but far from least we get tips on how you can take great pictures of yourself, #SELFIES!, friends, kids, and well pretty much everything.
 
*Special guests include: Jamala Rogers, Organization for Black Struggle; Josh Horritz, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence; Helen Blank, National Women's Law Center; Latosha Francis, professional photographer, The Captured Life.

 

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Monifa Bandele

Congressman Tim Ryan

Shireen Mitchell

dream hampton

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm EST

First up on the radio show this week: We talk about gerrymandering, sneakily redrawing the Congressional lines in Florida, and voter suppression.  Our next segment shares the importance of… drum roll please… VACATIONS to working productively!  Then the next interview covers how to compel people, politicians, and colleagues to listen to you.  Last but far from least we hear the latest about the growing food justice movement and about how we all can work together to address police brutality.
 
*Special guests include: Deirdre Macnab, President of the League of Women Voters of Florida; John Neffinger, author of the book, Compelling People; Brigid Schulte, Washington Post write and author of the best-selling book, Overwhelmed; Monifa Bandele, MomsRising.
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Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm EST

First up: We hear about how Ted Wafer, the man who killed Renisha McBride, the unarmed teenager who was shot on a porch through a locked door as she was seeking help after a car accident, was finally convicted in Michigan.  Our next segment gives an update on the child refugee crisis happening right now in our nation. Then the next interview covers the FAMILY Act and paid family leave, AKA maternity/paternity leave.  Last but far from least we hear the latest about the Staten Island dad who died from a police chokehold, a death that was recently ruled to be a homicide, and we talk about addressing police brutality.

*Special guests include: dream hampton, writer, activist and filmmaker from Detroit, and campaign consultant with MomsRising; Jennifer PodkulMigrant Rights and Justice Program; Vicki Shabo, National Partnership for Women & Families; and Matt Nelson, ColorOfChange.org.
Direct download: MomsRising_080914_Ep116.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:48pm EST

 On the show this week we hear about the link between domestic violence and spyware, as well as get an update on what's going on in our nation's capital on gun safety and domestic violence--and how the two are interlinked. Our next segment covers the criminalization of motherhood, including an update on the mom who was arrested for letting her 9 year old play in the park while she worked. Then the next interview covers football, violence against women, and how if abuse can be provoked by triggering the aggressor as some have said, then there would be a lot more violence towards the sports world's most powerful men and coaches too.   Last but far from least we hear from a mom who just got back from sharing her personal story with an entire U.S. Senate Committee.  Find out what she had to say! 
 
*Special guests include: Kim Gandy, president and CEO of the National Network to End Domestic Violence; Dr. Michele Goodwin, Professor of Law at the University of CA, Irvine and  Director for The Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy; Byron Hurt, award-winning documentary filmmaker, published writer, anti-sexist activist, and lecturer; Jennine Soto, MomsRising member and Director of Durham Connects.
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Category:general -- posted at: 5:52pm EST

 First up on this show, we get an update on the situation with the water shutoffs in Detroit.  Our next segment covers the expected impact of the powerful Latino vote in the upcoming elections. Then the next interview is an update the fight to increase the minimum wage to a livable wage that is raging in Congress right now.  Last but far from least we hear about the criminalization of motherhood, including an update on the mom who was arrested for letting her 9 year old play in the park while she worked.
 
*Special guests include: Monifa Bandele, MomsRising; Matt Barreto, Professor and University of Washington and the director of the Washington Institute for the Study of Ethnicity and Race; U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan; Shireen Mitchell, Women's Media Center (WMC). 
Direct download: MomsRising_072614_Ep114.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:43pm EST

This show was taped LIVE at Netroots Nation in Detroit, Michigan.
 
*Special guests include: Rashad Robinson, Color of Change; Shaunna Thomas, Ultraviolet;   Lily Eskelson, National Education Association (NEA); Ben Wikler, The Good Fight radio show; Monica Lewis Patrick; founder of We the People of Detroit.
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Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm EST

First up, we talk patriotism, diversity and the American Dream with Eric Lui about his new book: A Chinaman's Chance: One Family's Journey and the Chinese American Dream. Next up we cover the continuing impact of the U.S. Supreme Court's horrible Hobby Lobby decision and discuss the new legislation that U.S. Senators Patty Murray and Mark Udall just dropped, the Protect Women's Health From Corporate Interference Act.  Then we cover the World Cup!  Yes, soccer, sports, and women our on our minds!  Last but far from least is an update on the Affordable Care Act, the gaps, and the opportunities for affordable healthcare.

 
*Special guests include: Eric Liu, award-winning author with a new book, A Chinaman's Chance: One Family's Journey and the Chinese American Dream;  Samantha Gordon, NARAL Pro-Choice America; Nancy Hogshead-Makar, Women’s Sports Foundation;  Ashley Boyd, MomsRising.
Direct download: MomsRising_071214_Ep112.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm EST

This show covers the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision, including why now some bosses can limit your birth control options.  And we also get the lowdown on the White House Summit on Working Families, what happened and what's next. Speaking of next, our next segment covers the Mississippi Freedom Summer 50th Anniversary gathering that just happened. The civil rights movement then and now. Last but far from least we about a self-sufficiency standard calculator which is shining light on the impact of poverty on women and families.
 
*Special guests include: Jonathan Cohn, senior editor for the New Republic;  Ruth Martin, MomsRising;  Derrick JohnsonPresident for the Mississippi State Conference NAACP; Dr. Diane Pierce, Director of the Center for Women’s Welfare and is on the faculty of the School of Social Work at the University of Washington. 
Direct download: MomsRising_070514_Ep111.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm EST

First up: We get the lowdown on an Executive Order that the President is expected to sign soon barring federal contractors from discriminating against LGBTQ folks. The next segment covers kids, schools, and summer!  Yes, It's summer! Many schools are out, but parents are working year round.  And let's face it: In order to work, parents need safe, enriching places for their kids to be during the day.  So on this show we're going to talk about what it means that childcare now costs more than college--and what you can do to help children, families, and businesses thrive while also saving tax payer dollars. Next up we hear about the upcoming White House Summit on Working Families.  Last but far from least we hear the latest on what you can do to help move Congress forward on getting access to affordable, high quality, early learning and childcare opportunities for all--along with some tips for choosing the best childcare programs for your kids and grandkids.
 
*Special guests include: Kylar Broadus, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force; Jon Grabelle Herrmann, Director for Pre-K for PA; Ellen Bravo, Executive Director of Family Values @ Work; Lauren Hipp, MomsRising.
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Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm EST

We start out talking with about the article that has sparked women's groups across the nation to call on the Washington Post to fire George Will. Next up we hear from Zerlina Maxwell about the insane and hopeless logic of critics of #YesAllWomen. Then we hear about #MomEqualPay Day and why it's only THIS WEEK that due to wage discrimination moms will make as much as men earned in 2013. Last but far from least, we cover the recent school shootings, the insanity in the US around gun safety right now -- and what you can do about it.
 
*Special guests include: Kim Gandy, president and CEO of the National Network to End Domestic Violence;  Zerlina Maxwell, political analyst and contributing writer for EBONY.com,Feministing.com, theGrio.comBET.com, and RHRealitycheck.orgLiz Watson, Director of Workplace Justice for Women and Senior Counsel to the Education and Employment and Cross-cutting Teams at the National Women's Law Center; Gloria Pan, MomsRising Senior Campaign Director.
Direct download: MomsRising_061414_Ep109.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm EST

This show starts out covering the victory that just happened in Seattle, WA where the highest minimum wage in the country just passed.  Next up we hear about the flat out food fight happening in Congress right now. Then we hear from feminist journalist Jennifer Pozner about #YesAllWomen.  Last but far from least we talk with award winning artist Favianna Rodriguez about how art and action intertwine.
 
*Special guests include: Nick Hanauer, author, co-founder and partner in Seattle-based venture capital firm, Second Avenue Partners; Maya Rockeymore; founder, President and CEO of Global Policy Solutions (GPS);  Jennifer Pozner, founder and executive director of Women In Media & News (WIMN), and author of Reality Bites Back; Favianna Rodriguez, award winning artist and activist. 
Direct download: MomsRising_060714_Ep108.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:06pm EST

We start the show talking about Maya Angelou's impact and also about the explosion of the hashtag #YesAllWomen in the aftermath of the violent sexist rampage that left many dead in Santa Barbara recently. Then we hear from Jose Antinio Vargas--Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, filmmaker, and the founder of Define American,-- about his new film, Documented, the crowd reactions to it, and what his mother has to say. Next up we get the lowdown from the woman behind Viva La Feminista. Last but far from least we take an in depth look at gun culture in America and what we can do about it. 
 
*Special guests include: Sally Kohn, CNN contributor and columnist for the Daily Beast, who is ranked by Mediaite as one of the top 100 most influential television pundits in America;  Jose Antonio Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, filmmaker, and the founder of Define AmericanVeronica Arreola, VivaLaFeminista, director of the University of Illinois at Chicago Women in Science and Engineering Program; and Cliff Schecter, Founder and President of public relations and political strategy firm, Libertas LLC and columnist for The Daily Beast.
Direct download: MomsRising_053014_Ep107.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm EST

This show starts out discussing the growing consensus in both Democrats and Republicans alike that we, as a nation, MUST address the criminal injustice system. Then we hear from Christy Turlington Burns about the current state of maternal mortality in the U.S.  Why more women are dying in childbirth here in the US than most other developed nations -- and, importantly, what you can about it. Next up the Women's Media Center gives the lowdown about what's really going on with women in the media, particularly given the controversial firing of NY Times Exec Editor, Jill Abramson. Last but far from least we hear from Sam Kass, Director of the White House Let's Move program about school lunches, healthy foods, and he even shares some easy recipes with you!

 
*Special guests include: Joan Blades, co-founder of MomsRising, MoveOn, and LivingRoom Conversations; Christy Turlington Burns, model, writer, entrepreneur, spokesperson, advocate, filmmaker, and founder of Every Mother Counts; and Rachel Loris, Women’s Media Center.
Direct download: MomsRising_052414_Ep106.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:54pm EST

The show starts out hearing from a woman who just got back from bravely sharing her story of wage discrimination with the U.S. Senate!  Find out what happened to AnnMarie, how she dealt with it, and why she's fighting for pay transparency today.  Then we get an update on the over 276 kidnapped girls in Nigeria, how we can help, and on the impact of the #BringBackOurGirls campaign. Next up, we get the lowdown on the controversial firing of NY Times Exec Editor, Jill Abramson that has people crying foul!  Last, but VERY far from least we have the one and only Arianna Huffington joining us, the founder of the Huffington Post, which now has more readers than the NY Times, and the author of 14 books, including her latest, which is titled THRIVE.
 
*Special guests include: AnnMarie Duchon, MomsRising member; Alyse Nelson, CEO of Vital Voices; Ruth Martin, MomsRising Senior Campaign Director: Arianna Huffington, chair, president, and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, a nationally syndicated columnist, and author of fourteen books. Her most recent book, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom and Wonder, just debuted at #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list.
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Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm EST

It's Mother's Day week and we have a great show for you today.  We start out with the Oscar winning producer of an Inconvenient Truth talking about her new film, Fed Up, which takes on our unhealthy relationship with food in America. Then we hear from a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author about the impact her mom had on her love of words.  Next up we explore how a love of reading can carry kids through life. Last, but far from least, we explore how democracy grows and glows!
 
*Special guests include: Laurie David, producer of Fed Up; Alisa Valdes, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than a dozen commercial women’s fiction, young adult novels, and memoirs; Ayelet Waldman,  author of Love and TreasureRed Hook Road and The New York Times bestseller Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities and Occasional Moments of Grace;  Eric Liu, author, educator, civic entrepreneur, and founder and CEO of Citizen University and the Civic Collaboratory.
Direct download: MomsRising_051014_Ep104.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm EST