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Maternal depression affects up to 45% of all pregnant, postpartum and parenting women in home visiting programs. Cincinnati’s Every Child Succeeds Scientific Director Dr. Robert Ammerman has developed and deployed the Moving Beyond Depression™ (MBD) maternal depression treatment program, to help reverse the downward spiral that results from clinical maternal depression. 

According to Cradle Cincinnati, babies born to women who smoke during pregnancy are 44% more likely to die before their first birthday. The local organization, created to help reduce our area’s infant mortality rate, has just launched a campaign to help pregnant women stop smoking. 

Andrea Torrice is an award winning documentary and public television producer in Cincinnati who is currently working on a very personal new film about her mother. Art as Action: A Conversation with Abstract Expressionist Painter Gloria Torrice details her mother and some friends in the 1940’s who moved to Manhattan and took on the predominantly male art world. She joins our Jane Durrell to discuss what prompted her to make this film and how she is going about getting it funded and shown.