10/15/15: Health Care Fraud; Breast Cancer; Ari Shapiro; Threads Of Silver And Gold; Kerry Speckman

Oct 15, 2015

Florida is known as a hotbed for health care fraud. Federal prosecutors are placing increased scrutiny on providers that bill federal health care programs. They estimate in Jacksonville, alone, the fraud claim settlements run into the millions of dollars. We speak with Jason Mehta, Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida, and Florida Times-Union reporter Derek Gilliam.

As the nation marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we discuss the importance of self-examinations and mammograms with breast cancer survivor Laurie Ramos, and Dr. Cynthia Anderson, Baptist Health radiation oncologist.

NPR's Ari Shapiro joins us to share his thoughts about joining the network's popular "All Things Considered" newsmagzine.

We preview A Classic Theatre's production of "Threads of Silver and Gold - Women of the Panama Canal" with playwright Deborah Dickey and cast member Toni Phillips.

And contributor Kerry "The Specktator" Speckman drops by with a look at this weekend's events.

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