KUHF Conversations: Claudia Kolker

Houston journalist Claudia Kolker says the presence and influence of immigrants in the United States can help everyone lead healthier and happier lives. Kolker, who is a contributing editor to the Houston Chronicle's editorial board, travelled the country to study various customs and practices ranging from post-natal care, to studying, to saving money, diet, and relationship help. She compiled what she found, backed up by scholarly research, in a book called "The Immigrant Advantage – What We Can Learn From Newcomers to America about Health, Happiness, and Hope". Kolker sat down with Morning Edition host David Pitman to talk about one of the customs that helped her.

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David Pitman

David Pitman

Host, Morning Edition

Hi there. I’m glad you found me. Let me take a moment to answer some of the questions you might have about me and my job. I have worked as Morning Edition Host and reporter at News 88.7 since August of 2009. Previously, I hosted Morning Edition at WMFE in...

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