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Coming up on Connections: Monday, February 12

Feb 12, 2018

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First hour: New York City Council member Jumaane Williams

Second hour: Maternal mortality and depression

Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul could face a new challenger for her seat – and he’s from her own party. New York City Council member Jumaane Williams is exploring a possible campaign. The Democrat calls himself an "activist-elected official” and has been outspoken about a number of social justice issues. He’ll be in Rochester on Monday. We’ll talk to him about his possible run and how he would serve alongside a governor who might not agree with him.

New York is ranked 30th in the nation for maternal mortality rates, and Governor Cuomo is pushing to require all health insurance policies to cover maternal depression screening. We'll talk to experts about how that effort could help women, and we’ll discuss how to combat the stigma of maternal depression. Our guests:

  • Dr. Chris Glantz, M.D., professor of obstetrics and gynecology in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center, and member of New York State's Maternal Mortality Review Board 
  • Dr. Jennifer Richman, M.D., assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Lauren Deutsch, executive director of the Healthy Baby Network
  • Heather Bryant, local mother