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Fun. Feisty. Relevant. Break Through Talk & Analysis. This hour-long show is hosted by Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner and is an informative, entertaining exploration of the hottest issues and policies that impact real people across the nation everyday. Produced by We Act Radio and airing on WPWC 1480AM in Washington, DC, as well as in a podcast online at WeActRadio.com and MomsRising.org; Breaking Through with Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner (Powered by MomsRising) airs once a week. The show is hosted by K ...
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On the radio show this week we cover Maternal Mental Health Month and tips for you to use yourself, as well as with friends and family; then we catch up with an expert on how adults and parents can support transgender and gender expansive youth mental health; after that we hear how moms are rising and what you can do to help ensure every mom and fa…
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On the radio show this week we discuss the steps our nation must take to end the epidemic of gun violence in America; we cover Black Maternal Health Week and how you can take action to advance maternal health equity; we dive into paid family/medical leave and Glamour (!!); and we hear about moms raising their voices for childcare in the US Capitol …
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On the radio show this week we cover the powerful organization, Do Something, and how you can get involved; we dive into the latest in Temporary Protected Status (TPS) immigration status, cover the need for the fair treatment of immigrants from Ecuador, and what you can do; we hear about the importance of digital equity policies so everyone has acc…
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On the radio show this week, we cover the campaign to keep guns off campus; how moms are leading the way and organizing across the nation; why polling can provide key insights to leaders (and to us!); and we cover the very important fight for tax fairness. *Special guests include: Andy Pelosi, The Campaign to Keep Guns Off Campus, @KeepGunsoffCamp;…
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On the radio show this week we discuss the steps our nation must take to end the epidemic of gun violence in America; we cover Black Maternal Health Week and how you can take action to advance maternal health equity; we dive into paid family/medical leave and Glamour (!!); and we hear about moms raising their voices for childcare in the US Capitol …
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On the radio show this week we dive into a new study about how people can (and can’t) get access to paid family/medical leave in every state – and how to get national coverage; we hear an update about the fight for a care infrastructure and why it matters to everyone; we tackle the importance of conversation to combat loneliness and to save our dem…
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On the radio show this week, we cover the details on the continued attacks on reproductive freedoms, including birth control, abortion, IVF, and reproductive healthcare – and what you can do about it; we dive into the power and importance of LGBTQIA+ rights; we cover the new Playbook for the Advancement of Women in the Economy; and we hear how to g…
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On the radio show this week we cover the latest in the attack from far right extremists on access to abortion, birth control, IVF, and why access to mifepristone is being heard in the U.S. Supreme Court; then we cover health equity, healthcare coverage, and a new report, Lowering Costs for Black Americans: How the Inflation Reduction Act Makes Heal…
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On the radio show this week, we cover the new 2024 Care Matters: Care Report Card, grading each state’s care policies and infrastructure – and tracking what’s going on in your state; then we dive into the importance of persistently fighting for reproductive justice and why the bizarre IVF ruling in Alabama isn’t about embryos; after that we hear fr…
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On the radio show this week we cover what really happened in the State of the Union (Hint: Victories!); how to get help through the ACF; the ability of culture change to push legislative change – and what you can do too; and we also hear from an award-winning author about the power of YOUR story. *Special guests include: Jenny Byer, MomsRising, @Mo…
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topics on the fantastic podcast Our Body Politic; get an inside take on how and where wins are happening at the state level; and hear about making good trouble with Red, Wine, and Blue. *Special guests include: Mariel Padilla, The 19th News, @19thnews; Morgan Givens, Our Body Politic, @ourbodypolitic; Carol Joyner, Family Values @ Work Action, @Fam…
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On the radio show this week we cover what’s happening (already!) with care policies and the upcoming November 2024 elections; how IVF, birth control, and abortion are all under attack and how we can protect our rights; the latest with gun violence prevention from the White House; and the power of moms in music. *Special guests include: Hillary Holl…
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On the radio show this week, we cover the outrageous Alabama Supreme Court IVF decision and the fight for access to IVF, abortioncare, birth control, and to not have fewer freedoms than our children; the incredible power of Ai-jen Poo’s care infrastructure vision and how you can make a difference; the latest with the inside the Beltway battles for …
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On the radio show this week we dive into a new study about how people can (and can’t) get access to paid family/medical leave in every state – and how to get national coverage; we hear an update about the fight for a care infrastructure and why it matters to everyone; we tackle the importance of conversation to combat loneliness and to save our dem…
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On the radio show this week we cover the importance of pushing back against extremism, including book bans and censorship, and how grandparents are rising for hope (and sanity); we dive into why some Republicans are pushing fake paid family/medical leave and get tips on how to support real policy; hear how parents can make Black History Month a mon…
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On the radio show this week we cover how the more we know about life changes through the years – from menarche through menopause and more – the more we’re empowered; we hear the inside scoop on the Child Tax Credit (CTC) and how you can help keep it moving forward; learn the ways YOUR voice is likely more powerful than you think; and listen in with…
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On the radio show this week we cover how moms across the nation defeated book bans and censorship, as well as supported teachers, kids, and parents; we heard about the Domestic Bill of Rights and why it’s important to everyone to help pass now; we uncovered what’s stopping our nation from passing Paid Family and Medical Leave like every other indus…
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On the radio show this week we cover the importance of reporting from terrific outlets like The 19th News – and why and how paid family medical leave is finally gaining momentum; we hear about the hottest topics on the fantastic podcast Our Body Politic; get an inside take on how and where wins are happening at the state level; and hear about makin…
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On the radio show this week we cover the importance of access to abortioncare and of stopping the criminalization of miscarriages; we talk about how your story can shape our world – and change public policy; we hear what’s really happening in Congress with the threat of a government shutdown; and we also learn why marching makes a difference and ho…
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On the #radio show this week we talk with the former Mayor of Portland, Maine, who is one of the three challengers to Trump’s eligibility to be on Maine’s primary ballot; we hear about how and why Grandparents for Truth got started and how you can get involved; we get the details on open healthcare coverage enrollment and how you can get covered at…
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On the radio show this week, we hear the latest about pay discrimination and how the National Partnership for Women and Families is rising to close the wage gaps; celebrate National Native American Heritage Month; hear about 2023 wins and what we can win in 2024; and get an update on the childcare cliff and how you can help build change. *Special g…
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On the radio show this week, we cover the steps that leaders need to take to end gun violence in America; why your voice is needed to help stabilize the childcare system, which is a big part of what makes our economy run; how the national budget fights impacts you; and what’s happening with the increase in maternity ward closures – and how you can …
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Direct from #CareFest at UCLA we have First Partner of California Jennifer Siebel Newsome and US Senator Laphonza Butler; then we dive in with columnist from the Washington Post, Kate Woodsome, about how to address the mental health crisis in America; and we close the show with Christian F. Nunes, of the National Organization for Women (NOW) about …
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On the radio show this week, we hear the latest about pay discrimination and how the National Partnership for Women and Families is rising to close the wage gaps; celebrate National Native American Heritage Month; hear about 2023 wins and what we can win in 2024; and get an update on the childcare cliff and how you can help build change. *Special g…
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On the radio show this week, we cover the recent victories at the ballot box with Moms (Against) Liberty losing the majority of their extremist school board races across the nation, voters ensuring that their children don’t have fewer freedoms than they did in Ohio, and democracy rising throughout the country. During this show we hear tips on how t…
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Direct from #CareFest at UCLA we have First Partner of California Jennifer Siebel Newsome and US Senator Laphonza Butler; then we dive in with columnist from the Washington Post, Kate Woodsome, about how to address the mental health crisis in America; and we close the show with Christian F. Nunes, of the National Organization for Women (NOW) about …
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On the radio show this week, we cover the steps that leaders need to take to end gun violence in America; why your voice is needed to help stabilize the childcare system, which is a big part of what makes our economy run; how the national budget fights impacts you; and what’s happening with the increase in maternity ward closures – and how you can …
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On the radio show this week, we cover saving democracy, standing up against structural racism, and bans off our bodies; we also hear some very good news about what’s happening with Medicaid.gov coverage; then we learn the latest about the childcare cliff, paid family/medical leave, and the fight to build a care infrastructure; and we close the show…
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On the radio show this week we cover how to identify and fight back against hate, as well as to build more resilient communities; then we cover why care – and the care infrastructure – still can't wait and is more important than ever to families and the economy; after that we dive into the big wins that are happening from moms across the nation sha…
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On the radio show this week we cover why age appropriate sex ed is important; how Barbie and Beyoncé are changing our nation for the better; the latest with momentum in legislation that brings real community safety forward; and what’s happening with the “childcare cliff” and why it matters to you even if you don’t need childcare right now. *Special…
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On the radio show this week, we cover love, same gender loving, and the importance of empowering Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer+, and same gender loving (LGBTQ+/SGL) people; then, next, we dive into how disinformation by the far right has, and is, harming America; after that we hear our how stories, and the stories people around u…
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On the radio show this week, we cover saving democracy, standing up against structural racism, and bans off our bodies; we also hear some very good news about what’s happening with Medicaid.gov coverage; then we learn the latest about the childcare cliff, paid family/medical leave, and the fight to build a care infrastructure; and we close the show…
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On the radio show this week, we cover why the national budget is also a moral document that shows the deep priorities of our country – and where kids stand in that budget; we uncover the latest with Fox News, dive into double standards and false equivalencies in the media, and learn tactics to get real news; we hear about the #ChildcareCliff why it…
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On the radio show this week we cover the latest from the U.S. Capitol including around WIC and childcare; we learn what’s happening with access to birth control in America and about World Contraception Day; we hear the latest with local abortion bans, including outrageous proposed bans on being able to drive to get an abortion in some states; and w…
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On the radio show this week we cover how “it’s not about the wine” and why hard-working moms need tools and opportunities to thrive; what’s happening with the potential government shutdown; why improved resources for people having babies while serving in the military matter to everyone; and how to support diaper banks. *Special guests include: Cele…
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On the radio show this week we cover the Free the Pill campaign and the state of birth control in America; we dive into the power of the Latino vote, Hispanic Heritage Month, and how to close the wage gaps; after that we discuss how to get more news coverage on the issues you care about the most; and then we close the show with tips on the how & wh…
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On the radio show this week we cover why age appropriate sex ed is important; how Barbie and Beyoncé are changing our nation for the better; the latest with momentum in legislation that brings real community safety forward; and what’s happening with the “childcare cliff” and why it matters to you even if you don’t need childcare right now. *Special…
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On the radio show this week we cover what’s going on with our democracy and how we can effectively fight to protect it; the latest with www.medicaid.gov/ and how to make sure you keep your healthcare coverage; the ways we can move forward in creating a fair tax system; and Breastfeeding Month and why that’s important to everyone. *Special guests in…
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On the radio show this week we cover what’s happening with paid leave for all after a new baby arrives or serious health crisis strikes; how childcare support is moving in the states and in the nation’s capital; hear about two new film projects – Ladies First: The Story of Women in Hip Hop, and also Fresh Water – and why culture creates change; and…
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On the radio show this week, we cover why and how to save democracy; what happened with the debt ceiling negotiation and the fights ahead; why mental health and public policy are intertwined; and how taking action at the state level really does change the world. *Special guests include: Christine Pelosi, award-winning author, advocate, and DNC memb…
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On the radio show this week we dive in with the hosts of the Feminist Buzzkill podcast about all things Barbie and more; hear why one dad, who happens to be a US Representative, started a terrific Dad Caucus in Congress; learn the latest with the writers and actors strike and hear how you can support; and get news about the Virginia elections and w…
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On the radio show this week we showcase brilliance from Netroots Nation about the next steps for building the care infrastructure and about the fight to stop unfair student loans; then we dive in on how to best support teachers and parents who are under attack, as well as how to stop the ridiculous book bans; and last but not least we get the insid…
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On the radio show this week we bring you guests recorded LIVE from Netroots Nation in Chicago, including from NAACP, MoveON, Working Families Party, and the National Women’s Law Center discussing the road ahead, how you can effectively be involved, and what’s happening in our nation right now. *Special guests include: Jamal R. Watkins, NAACP, @NAAC…
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On the radio show this week we cover why the US Supreme Court Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) decision was a big deal and the ongoing need to protect native sovereignty; we touch base with the Women’s March about how people are rising across the country – and how you can get involved; we hear the latest about the attack on our communities and schoo…
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On the radio show this week we dive into the fact that U.S. House Republican leaders are pushing for tax breaks for the wealthy and, at the same time, pushing for big cuts to programs that lift families and our economy like WIC and SNAP; we get history on gun policy in America and advice on what we need to do right now to increase gun safety; and w…
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On the radio show this week, we cover why and how to save democracy; what happened with the debt ceiling negotiation and the fights ahead; why mental health and public policy are intertwined; and how taking action at the state level really does change the world. *Special guests include: Christine Pelosi, award-winning author, advocate, and DNC memb…
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On the radio show this week we cover why fighting for paid family/medical leave is making the pages of Glamour Magazine; the top issues moving next in Congress and how you can help; the big recent win with Medicaid; and we dive into celebrating 50 years of the Ms. Foundation for Women and talk about what real feminism really means. *Special guests …
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On the radio show this week we cover hope in motion in states like Michigan; why the recent introduction of the FAMILY Act (paid family/medical leave) and Healthy Families Act (earned sick days) is a big, BIG deal for everyone; we also celebrate the re-introduction of the MOMNIBUS, to help improve maternal health and advance health equity; and we c…
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On the radio show this week we cover Family Values at Work, the power of the voices of families in Congress, and you; we hear the latest in the campaign to stop gun violence and hate and how you can help; touch in on new research about women and the economy; and we close the show covering some victories on the horizon and how you can help build mom…
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