Breaking Through with Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner (Powered by MomsRising)
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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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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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this week we talk about the economic impact of healthcare including that 1.2 million jobs will be lost if the ACA is repealed; hear from SiX about their week of action relating to state policies that boost families; get the inside scoop on the past, present, and future state of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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Breaking Through is off this week, but please enjoy a re-broadcast of one of our favorite recent episodes.

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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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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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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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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On the #RADIO show this week, we cover the many ways in which we’re powerful together, what’s going inside the Beltway, President Obama’s Farewell Address, and how you can make a difference in the Trump-era. *Special guests include: Donna Norton, MomsRising, @MomsRising; Barbara Arnwine, Transformative Justice Coalition, @barbs73 ; Felicia Willems, MomsRising; Jessica Hanson, National Immigration Law Center.

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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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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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