Breaking Through with Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner (Powered by MomsRising)
On this #RADIO show we cover the U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan's “Poverty Plan” and what it’d really do; discuss mom shaming; cover the #FreeJasmine campaign where a Black woman protestor has been convicted of "lynching"; and uncover what you can do to help make high quality childcare more affordable.
 
*Special guests include: Bob Greenstein, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities - @GreensteinCBPP ; Avital Norman Nathman, award-winning author - @TheMamafesto; Rosa Clemente, #BlackLivesMatter Organizer - @rosaclemente ; Ryan Pricco, Working Connections Child Care - @ryanpricco
 
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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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On this #RADIO show we celebrate a big victory for democracy with the new update of national overtime rules; and then we move to hearing about a national PSA campaign on keeping immigrant families together.  Next up on the show we get the latest news on where justice stands in the Baltimore police killing of Freddie Gray and hear more about #Black Lives Matter. In closing we hear about a camp for the children of wounded military veterans, Camp Corral, and hear insights on the Presidential campaign.
 
*Special guests include: Dan Crawford, Economic Policy Institute - @EconomicPolicy; Wendy Cervantes, First Focus - @WendyDC5;  Justin Hansford, Saint Louis University School of Law - @Blackstarjus; Mary Beth Hernandez, Camp Corral - @CampCorral; and Bill Finkbeiner, political expert.
 
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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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On the #RADIO show this week we cover the wage gaps that moms face and how to fix it; get the inside scoop on voter suppression; learn about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and recovery tactics; and learn more about everyone getting access to healthy foods from bestselling author, Ali Berlow.
 
*Special guests include: Emily Martin, National Women's Law Center; Barbara R. Arnwine, president & founder of Transformative Justice Coalition; Jane Stevens, founder and publisher of the ACEs Connection Network; and Ali Berlow, bestselling and award-winning author of the  “The Food Activist’s Handbook” and more.
 
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On this show we discuss what’s really going on with this nutty election cycle; discuss how #MomPower is moving mountains for healthy foods; cover a personal story of not having access to paid family leave while a child was in the NICU; and talk about why Trump is getting more airtime than anyone else.
 
*Special guests include: John Neffinger,  award-winning author and Franklin Forum; Nancy Glynn, NPR report on paid family/medical leave;  Monifa Bandele, MomsRising;  and Eric Boehlert, Media Matters.
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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​; FamilyStoryProject.org; and Asha Bandeli, Drug Policy Alliance.

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