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A Teachable Moment About the U.S. Election - Thanks to Foreign News

November 5, 2012
Driving this morning with my nine year-old, as we half-listened to the BBC news on the radio, yielded a nice teachable moment. They advertised their round-the-clock election coverage of the U.S. Presidential race. It sounded momentous and a little urgent. I took their tone for granted, but I’m glad my daughter, Sophia, didn’t. Here’s how the conversation followed: Sophia: “Mommy, why would the BBC care about the U.S. election? It’s not their country.” Me: “That’s such a good observation. It’s our election, but the whole world is watching.” Sophia: “Why?” Me: “The United States is the...
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#RADIO: Rock the Vote! What’s at Stake and Who’s Voting!

November 3, 2012
I’m excited about this show! We have inspiring guests and we’re going to cover the latest on voter suppression and how you can report when you see people trying to stop other people from voting. We’re going to cover what’s at stake for lots of people in this election -- from healthcare to reproductive rights, to domestic workers, to Latino voters, to all of us. We have spectacular guests and spectacular experts to speak to all of these issues and to inspire you to vote. **You can hear the whole show now by clicking here to get the podcast: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/moms-rising-radio/...
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#RADIO: Bayonets, Big Birds & Binders

October 27, 2012
Well folks, according to Internet memes, we figured out what the important issues are in this presidential election; and I have to tell you, it’s brought to you by the letter “B.” Binders, Big Bird, and Bayonets. That’s it. End of story. Make your voting decisions based on that. Just kidding! All joking aside, in the presidential debates and in this third and final presidential debate, which was focused on foreign policy, I was absolutely, positively delighted to hear both President Barack Obama and Governor Romney speak to the issue of gender equality. Unfortunately, Governor Romney only...
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#RADIO – Women, Binders, Dinner, oh my!

October 27, 2012
What a week in politics! The “binders full of women” moment exploded in a wide-ranging, national conversation. It appeared everywhere from Facebook images going viral, to people writing hilarious reviews of binders on Amazon.com . You’ve got to check them out. Of course it’s about more than just binders per se, that is at issue here -- and on this show we’re going to talk about what was said for real during the second presidential town hall debate. What policies are the candidates standing for and what policies are the candidates avoiding? **You can hear the whole show now by clicking here to...
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#RADIO: Media Coverage of Women’s Issues, Presidential Candidates & The Infamous 47 Percent Comment

October 25, 2012
Our national economy, the common objectification of women’s bodies by the mainstream media, presidential candidates, and the now infamous 47 percent comment: These topics may seem like they don’t fit together, but they do. On this program we tackle these issues which are at the center of our contemporary culture and democracy. That’s right, we’re doing hard-hitting political analysis from a very different perspective than the mainstream media. *LISTEN TO THE SHOW HERE: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/moms-rising-radio/id533519537 Let’s face it: The mainstream media plays a powerful role in...
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#RADIO – The First Presidential Debate Revealed

October 22, 2012
Did you hear the first presidential debate? I listened and it was a shocker. Somehow in a 90-minute conversation about our national economy, we managed to avoid talking about women and families. The utter failure to touch on key policies that significantly impact our national economy and that matter so much to the majority of our electorate points to a fundamental misunderstanding of the value of women and families in our economy, in our culture, and in our nation. *LISTEN TO THE SHOW HERE: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/moms-rising-radio/id533519537 This omission is about way more than...
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#RADIO – Want Women’s Votes!? Candidates Must Speak to our Issues!

October 20, 2012
As the November 6 election draws near, candidates across the country are talking about the issues that they think will get them the very most votes -- but are they missing out? Are they ignoring important topics? *LISTEN TO THE SHOW HERE: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/moms-rising-radio/id533519537 Let’s face it, women comprise more than half the electorate but all too often the top priority issues of women are absolutely, positively missing from the center stage. A recent YWCA poll found that nearly 70 percent of women are concerned about unaffordable medical expenses for themselves or...
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How to Get Kids to Eat Healthy: 5 Tips From Food Experts

October 19, 2012
Last month, five incredible food experts came together on MomsRising radio to talk about junk food, school lunches, better food, and more. They shared an incredible wealth of information---trust me, this list could have been the top 100 tips from food experts on eating healthy. To hear the rest of their incredible ideas, and to learn more about the new USDA school foods guidelines, CLICK HERE to listen to the episode and to check out other episodes of the "MomsRising with Kristin Rowe Finkbeiner" radio show ! Before we get into the tips, let's meet the experts: Dr. Janey Thornton, USDA Deputy...
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#RADIO – On Location at the Democratic National Convention

September 18, 2012
We have a very special show for you. We were at the Democratic National Convention and met amazing and inspiring leaders from across the nation. We recorded some great interviews with spectacular guests for you to listen to at your leisure. Enjoy! **You can hear the whole show now by clicking here to get the podcast: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/moms-rising-radio/id533519537 Special guests include: Swanee Hunt , Ambassador, Harvard professor and author of many books including the Half Life of a Zealot . Co-Founder of the Hunt Alternatives Fund; sparked the Political Parity for Women...
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#RADIO – Junk Food, School Lunches, Better Food, and You

September 17, 2012
Let’s talk about junk food. As cities around the country spark controversy by proposing trans-fat bans, as well as bans on large size sugary drinks, more and more people are talking about junk food, particularly how to tackle it. And this is a great time to have the conversation because kids are just starting to head back to school. Let’s face it. We have a problem in our nation. Nearly 23 million school-age children are overweight or obese, making them more likely to suffer from heart disease, high blood pressure, Type 2 Diabetes, and more. However, hope is on the horizon. School lunches are...
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