Urban Update Aired Sunday at 7AM on Channel 7 -WHDH

08/01/2021: On the August 1st episode of Urban Update, host Byron Barnett started the program by inviting Rich Horgan, Founder and President of CURE Rare Disease, Bill Patjane, Chief Development Officer, and Carolina Alarco, Board Member and Gala Chair for CURE Rare Disease, to the show. They discussed the organization, which is a new nonprofit organization, founded less than two years ago, focused on ending rare, neuromuscular diseases for which there are no treatments or cures. They also talked about their upcoming fundraiser.

08/01/2021: On the second segment of Urban Update, host Byron Barnett introduced Sociedad Latina’s Executive Director Alexandra Oliver-Davila to talk about how Sociedad Latina has been working in partnership with Latino youth and families since 1968 to end the destructive cycle of poverty and lack of opportunities in the community. Alexandra also discussed Sociedad Latina’s 50th Anniversary Gala at the Museum of Fine Arts.

08/01/2021: On one segment, host Byron Barnett discussed Health Imperatives, which is a nonprofit community-based agency that provides vital health and human services to nearly 30,000 families and individuals each year from communities stretching from Quincy to Nantucket. Vice President of Violence Intervention and Prevention for Health Imperatives, Katie Tyler joined host Byron Barnett and discussed how the organization received new funding to support their Penelope’s Place domestic violence shelter.

08/01/2021: On the final segment, host Byron Barnett invited Dorchester resident Tyrone Sutton, who was named Arts Dean of Boston’s only public high school for the visual and performing arts, and Antoine Gray, a senior vocalist who has performed in various shows throughout the Greater Boston area, to the show. They talked about the many exciting things right around the corner for Boston Arts Academy.

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