ABC13 Viva Houston February 26, 2017

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University of Houston-Downtown students Shaun Sanchez and Bianca Serna, discuss the unique program that will help the former inmates learn. (KTRK)

Segment 1 - Details on a program that utilizes college students to help former prison inmates transition back into mainstream society. University of Houston-Downtown students Shaun Sanchez and Bianca Serna, discuss the unique program that will help the former inmates learn things like basic math skills and how to operate new technology. The students hope the experience will help them in their future careers in criminal justice.
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Dr. McClain Sampson, Co-Director of the Latina Maternal and Family Health Center at the University of Houston, talks about her work with Latina moms suffering from postpartum and discusses her unique home intervention program that is showing success.


Segment 2 - Postpartum depression affects 10-to-15 percent of new mothers. Recent studies find Hispanic women suffer from higher rates of depression than their peers and are less likely to seek treatment for mental illness. Dr. McClain Sampson, Co-Director of the Latina Maternal and Family Health Center at the University of Houston, talks about her work with Latina moms suffering from postpartum and discusses her unique home intervention program that is showing success.
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"A Day Without Immigrants" was organized to spotlight the impact immigrants have on the American economy.


Segment 3 - A look at the nationwide protest called, "A Day Without Immigrants" and how Houston businesses were affected. "A Day Without Immigrants" was organized to spotlight the impact immigrants have on the American economy. We polled Houstonians for their opinions and discussed how more than 100 protesters across the nation were fired from their jobs after skipping work to take part in the protest.
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Baker-Ripley's Claudia Vasquez talks about the important role the organization has played over the past century in the lives of countless families in the community.


Segment 4 - Neighborhood Centers celebrates its 110th anniversary with a name change. It is now known as Baker-Ripley, honoring the two women who paved the way for the organization, Alice Graham Baker and Edith Ripley. Baker-Ripley's Claudia Vasquez talks about the important role the organization has played over the past century in the lives of countless families in the community.

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