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

Breaking Through is off this week, but we rounded up some of our favorite recent moments for this "Best Of" episode. This week we cover the intersection of art, culture, representation and politics with Jessica Byrd, a woman who was named the January Woman to Watch by Essence Magazine, “12 New Faces of Black Leadership” by Time Magazine, and Rolling Stone named her one of the most influential millennials shaping the 2016 election. Next, we cover the recently released book Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of ColorThen we discuss why the fight for the Dream Act and for fair treatment of immigrant families is a fight for all of us. And lastly, a conversation about the next best steps in gun violence prevention.

*Special guests include:  Jessica Byrd,  Three Point Strategies, @JessicaLBYRD; Andrea Ritchie, author, @dreanyc123; Jess Morales Rocketto, National Domestic Workers Alliance, @JessLivMo@DomesticWorkers, Pastor Mike McBride, PICO Network, Live FREE Campaign, @pastormykmac;
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Category:politics -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

This show starts out diving into the rising number of U.S. women who are dying in childbirth.  Then we move to hearing more about theMarch 31st deadline -- and what happens if you miss it.  Next up we hear directly from the directors of the new film "Paycheck to Paycheck." Last, but far from least we get the inside scoop on how the NRA is trying to derail the nomination for Surgeon General, simply because the nominee has stated the obvious in the past:  Gun violence injures people. 
*Special guests include: Rita Henley Jensen, Founder and Editor in Chief of Women's eNews; Ashley Boyd, MomsRising; Shari Cookson and Nick Doobs, HBO Documentary “Paycheck To Paycheck;” and Dr. Chris Lillis, Doctors For America.
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Category:politics -- posted at: 11:12am EDT

This show starts out hearing from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, filmmaker, and founder of Define American Jose Antonio Vargas. Then we move to finding out what's going on in Texas--why do they have the highest rate of uninsured children and aha you can do to help.  Next up we hear directly from the Reverend Curtis Gatewood about the Moral Marches in North Carolina and how those marches are having a growing impact across the nation. And we close the show hearing about the too often ignored, but very important child tax credit--and what Congress is currently doing to it. You're not going to want to miss that segment - or any of the segments.

*Special guests include: Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, filmmaker, and the founder of Define AmericanDr. Laura Guerra-Cardus serves as Associate Director for the Texas office of the Children's Defense Fund (CDF); Reverend Curtis Gatewood, NAACP North Carolina; Wendy Cervantes is the Vice President of Immigration and Child Rights Policy for First Focus. 
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Category:politics -- posted at: 2:49pm EDT

We start out hearing how women leaders are changing the labor movement and winning!  Next up we find out how well the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is working -- and get the inside scoop on how you can get affordable healthcare. We then have a conversation with an award winning novelist and speechwriter about finding your voice, your path, and success.  And we close the show getting the latest on voting rights and talking about how democracy is more than a spectator sport.

*Special guests include: Bryce Covert, author and Economic Policy Editor for; Felicia Willems, MomsRising; Justina Chen, award-winning author;   Garlin Gilchrist II. MoveOn.
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Category:politics -- posted at: 7:28pm EDT

This show is all about the new year and new year's resolutions.  We cover what we're resolving to do in the new year, both personally and politically; as well as the victories we're celebrating from 2013. 

*Special guests include: Lisa Maatz, American Association of University Women (AAUW); Ai-jen Poo, National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) and Caring Across Generations campaign; Jo Comerford, National Priorities Project; Monifa Bandele, MomsRising.
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Category:politics -- posted at: 3:10pm EDT

This show starts out getting the inside scoop on the labor movement America, then we jump to hearing about the big conflict in Congress over unemployment insurance. Will 1.3 million people get left out in the cold?  From there we move to explore the growing inequality in our nation and what you can do about it. And in closing we have an in-depth interview with a leading immigration policy expert.  Will there ever be a legal path to citizenship? Tune in to find out.

*Special guests include: Carol Joyner, Director of the Labor Project for Working Families (LPWF); Christine Owens, Executive Director of the National Employment Law Project (NELP); Jill Reese, Alliance for a Just Society;  Pramila Jayapal, author and leading national advocate for immigrant, civil and human rights. 
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Category:politics -- posted at: 10:17pm EDT

U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi shares what’s really happening in Congress.

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Category:politics -- posted at: 7:46am EDT

Krist Novoselic, musician, bassist and co-founder of the band Nirvana, and chair of FairVote.  

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Category:politics -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

Hear the inside scoop on gun violence in America, listen to as U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi shares what’s really happening in Congress, explore the brilliant campaign that led to Marissa Alexander being released from prison, and catch up with Krist Novoselic, bassist and co-founder of the band Nirvana and chair of FairVote.

*Special guests include Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Safety in America; Democratic Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi;  Esther Armah, political commentator for MSNBC, international journalist, playwright, creator of Emotional Justice Unplugged, and national best-selling author; Krist Novoselic, musician, bassist and co-founder of the band Nirvana, and chair of FairVote.  
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Category:politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

When the first lady is attacked and called a feminist nightmare for embracing her role as "mom-in-chief" -- despite her leadership in key policy areas like stemming the childhood obesity epidemic, increasing access to healthy food and aiding military families and veterans -- it's time to call foul.  The real feminist nightmare is when women are undermined because they are mothers -- particularly because more than 80 percent of women in our nation have children by the time they're 44 years old.

*Special guests include: Tamara Winfrey Harris, author specializing in race and gender and their intersection with pop culture and politics;  Joya Misra, author and Professor of Sociology and Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts; Lori DorfmanDirector Berkeley Media Studies Group; Kristin Larson.
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Category:politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT