Breaking Through with Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner (Powered by MomsRising)
The radio show this week covers the #WomanCard and #SayItEndIt; how to stop discrimination against transgender people #NoMoreNChb2; what you can do to get healthier food in your community and in our nation; and why bilingual learning promotes social emotional development and EQ in kids.
*Special guests include: Ashley Boyd, MomsRising; Sarah McBride, Center for American Progress; Jeremiah Lowery, DC Food Policy Council; and Yalda Modabber, Golestan.
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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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On this show we cover GenderAvengers, getting parity in the media; Jim Wallis' new book,  America's Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New AmericaKit DesLauriers’ new book, Higher Love: Skiing The 7 Summit; and how to combat domestic violence. 
*Special guests include Gina Glantz, GenderAvenger;  Jim Wallis, bestselling author and founder of Sojourners; Kit DesLauriers, author, mom, National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, and 1st person to climb and ski down the 7 highest peaks on all 7 continents; Jennifer Mascia, reporter for Trace; and Ruth Glenn, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
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The #RADIO show this week starts out discussing love, divorce, Trump and authoritarianism; moves on to discuss all of the “should” that come with motherhood and why that’s gotta change; then we hear about the  power of Latina bloggers and how you can get involved; and we close the show talking about why empowering girls empowers us all.

*Special guests include: Dr. Jonathan Weiler,  Divorce: A Love Story & Trump and authoritarianism; Nicole Rodgers, Role Reboot & Family Stories Project; Ana Flores, Latina Bloggers Connect, Inc and the #WeAllGrow Summit; and Helena Minchew​, The U.S. Global Strategy to Empower Adolescent Girls.

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This show discusses a campaign to get more women in office, including the programs See Joan Run and #TooManyDicks in office.  We then go on to discuss how to engage right now in antiracist activism. Then the show moves to cover steps to end mass incarceration.  And the show closes with looking at how to break the glass ceiling in corporations.
*Special guests include: Erin Loos Cutraro, She Should Run; Tim Wise, award-winning author of seven books; Beatriz Beckford​, MomsRising; and Dr. Nanette Fondas​, award-winning author.
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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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Breaking Through is off this week but please enjoy one of our recent favorite episodes, and tune in again next week!

The #RADIO show this week covers the U.S. Supreme Court and immigration policy reform; steps for ending police brutality; the latest with the Iowa caucuses; and hope in partisan times.
*Special guests include: Marielena Hincapie (@MarielenaNILC), National Immigration Law Center; Monifa Bandele (@monifabandele ), MomsRising;  Jessica Vanden Berg (@JessVandenBerg), Strategic Elements; Bill Finkbeiner, former WA State Senate Majority Leader. 
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