Viva Houston Sunday, September 18, 2016

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Segment 1 - A discussion on the controversy over a proposed Mexican heritage textbook many consider racist and inaccurate. The book depicts Mexicans as "lazy" compared to Americans and Europeans. Dr. Gene Preuss, a History Professor at the University of Houston-Downtown and a member of HISD's Hispanic Advisory Committee, voices his concerns and explains why this book is not a good fit for Texas schools.

Segment 2 - Dr. Elena Marks, President and CEO of Episcopal Health Foundation, talks about Hispanics and health insurance. A new report by Rice University and EPH finds the percentage of Latinos in Texas without health insurance has dropped by 30% since the Affordable Care Act went into effect. But almost one-third of Hispanic Texans between 18 and 64 remain uninsured - that's about 2-million uninsured Hispanics across the state. Dr. Marks says better outreach and enrollment is critical.

Segment 3 - A preview of the Latino Health Summit, slated for September 23rd at the University of Houston. Dr. Norma Olvera, Director of the Latino Health Disparities Lab and Hugo Mojica, Executive Director of the Hispanic Health Coalition, discuss the focus of this year's event which is the merging of health and education and its impact on Latino youth. The event will also provide education and guidance for individuals seeking better health.

Segment 4 - Molina's Cantina is celebrating its 75th anniversary serving Houstonians its beloved Tex-Mex cuisine. The restaurant opened in 1941 on South Main and grew into a Houston dining institution. 87-year old Raul Molina, Jr. who took over the business from his parents, eventually sold the restaurants to his grandsons. The family says the key to the restaurants' success is consistency.

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