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US Cancer Death Rate Drops; Barriers in Housing Access for Returning Citizens

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The rate of cancer deaths in the United States dropped 2.2 percent from 2016 to 2017, the largest one-year drop in recorded history, the American Cancer Society reports. On the Sound of Ideas, the president of University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center offers perspective on the national numbers and thoughts about the fight against cancer here. Later, we'll talk about the barriers to stable housing that ex-offenders face.



Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry

Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless

Emerald Development & Economic Network (EDEN)

Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority

Edwins Leadership and Restaurant Institute

Parma Housing Authority

-Dr. Theodoros Teknos, MD, President & Scientific Director, University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center & Deputy Director, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Case Western Reserve University 

-Malika Kidd, Program Director of Workforce Development, Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry
-Maria Smith, Supervising Attorney, Legal Aid Society of Cleveland. 

-Charles See, Former Executive Director, Lutheran Metropolitan Ministries' Community Re-Entry Program
-Christana Gamble, Volunteer, Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless & Chaplain, House of Refuge Inc .


Rachel is the supervising producer for Ideastream Public Media’s morning public affairs show, the “Sound of Ideas.”