Mammograms: What You Should Know; Local Impact Of Human Trafficking; CSU's Space Law Center

New figures from the American Cancer Society show breast cancer deaths have decreased in the United States by 39 percent, averting more than 322,600 deaths. The report tracked data from 1989 to 2015. Much of the reduction in breast cancer mortality is attributed to earlier detection -- and to advances in treatment. Dr. Laura Shepardson of the Cleveland Clinic joins us to discuss what women should know about the current mammogram screening guidelines.

The Chagrin Documentary Film Festival opens tonight. We'll preview a powerful film on human trafficking -- and turn the attention on Northeast Ohio.

And -- space, the final frontier, is about to become a little more regulated. We'll learn about a new program at Cleveland State, focused on outer space and the law.

Additional Resources:

The number for Cuyahoga County Regional Human Trafficking Task Force is 216-443-6085. The National Hotline number is 1-888-373-7888.

Learn more about space policy by listening to this City Club discussion at the Happy Dog.

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, ideastream wants to share the message of early detection and increased awareness through the stories of those most impacted. If you’re going through treatment or you’re a breast cancer survivor – do you remember where you were when you got your diagnosis? How you got the news... and how you reacted?

Email your stories to or send us a message on Facebook. Sharing your story might inspire someone else.


Laura Shepardson, MD, Radiology, Cleveland Clinic

John Morgan, Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Department

Rachel, Human Trafficking Survivor

Mark Sundahl, CSU's Cleveland-Marshall School of Law

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