Breaking Through with Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner (Powered by MomsRising.org) is an hour-long show that highlights the top political and public policy issues facing our nation and focuses on how they impact you, your pocketbook, and your way of life. We cover these issues with an eye on raising critically important voices and topics that are too seldom heard in the mainstream media. Tune in to listen to lively conversation with inspiring experts, celebrities, real moms, and elected leaders as they share the inside scoop on the topics that everyone's talking about right now. Join us to be part of the conversation. You won't want to miss it! And follow the conversation via #risers on Twitter too.
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About the host: Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner is the Executive Director/CEO and Co-Founder of MomsRising. Kristin is also a frequent public speaker, and an award-winning author of books, including The F-Word: Feminism in Jeopardy and The Motherhood Manifesto, which she co-authored with MomsRising co-founder and board President Joan Blades. Kristin has also written articles on a variety of topics, including women and families, public policy, motherhood, economic security, equality, health, civic engagement, and new feminism.
Kristin's awards for writing include the Society of Professional Journalists' Excellence in Journalism award for magazine writing, the Ernesta Drinker Ballard Award, as well as an award from the Independent Book Publishers Association. She’s also been deeply involved in grassroots engagement and policy analysis for more than two decades. She is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and has been interviewed about issues related to women and mothers, family economic security, and grassroots organizing by numerous international, national and local news outlets, including, CNN, New York Times, Washington Post, Today Show, Good Morning America, NOW with David Brancaccio, To the Contrary and BBC World Service.
About MomsRising: is where moms, and people who love them, go to change our world. This is our story: First, a handful of women came together, and then that handful became hundreds, the hundreds became thousands, and through friends telling friends, MomsRising is now over a million members (and growing!) strong.
Every single one of us can have an impact. And together we are a powerful force. Along with our more than a hundred aligned organizations, MomsRising takes on the most critical issues for women, mothers, and families and mobilizes a massive grassroots movement. MomsRising is a transformative online and on-the-ground multicultural organization working to increase family economic security, to end discrimination against women and mothers, and to build a nation where both businesses and families can thrive. MomsRising is also a new media outlet with over 700 bloggers and a combined estimated blogging and social media readership reach to over 3 million people. In both 2010 and 2011, Forbes.com named MomsRising’s website one of the “Top 100 Websites For Women.” http://www.momsrising.org/