Breaking Through with Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner (Powered by MomsRising)
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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On the #RADIO show this week we cover the latest in immigration policy and the Trump Administration; the urgent need for criminal justice reform in the USA; America’s Healthiest School Campaigns and what you can do to help; and the #IPumpedHere Campaign.
 
*Special guests include: Wendy Cervantes, CLASP, @CLASP_DC;  Jessica Jackson, National Director of #Cut50 and Mayor of Mill Valley, @cut_50; Dr. Howell WechslerAlliance for a Healthier Generation, @HealthierGen; Tina Sherman, MomsRising, @MomsRising
 
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This is a re-broadcast of the May 1, 2017 episode.
 
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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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 this week we cover the GOP effort to gut healthcare and what you can do about it; who voted what way and why in the election; how our policies need to change to mirror our population; and breastfeeding controversies.  Along the way we cover tips and tactics for building a better nation.
 
*Special guests include: Leslie DachProtect Our Care, @lesliedach; Galen Sherwin, ACLU, @galenleighDr. Christopher Parker, University of Washington, csparker@uw.edu; and Vicki Shabo, National Partnership for Women and Families, @VShabo.
 
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