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Tuesday, April 06, 2021
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
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In America and other Western democracies, older industrial communities are in a painful process of economic transition. These geographic regions were once economic powerhouses, but have experienced a decline in manufacturing, and a subsequent decline in local economies, property taxes, education, and other community assets. Research has shown that when election season rolls around, residents of these geographic regions are...
Friday, March 04, 2022, 12:00 p.m.
A recent birth of a baby gorilla at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo--the first in their 139 year history--has focused the community's attention on the plight of the Western lowland gorilla, a critically endangered species. The zoo has used this as...
Wednesday, March 02, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
The news from Ukraine is changing by the hour, but some parts of the story are unchanging: a fledgling European democracy is finding its sovereignty threatened by a hostile neighbor led by an autocrat. As the conflict with Russia continues,...
Friday, February 25, 2022, 12:00 p.m.
Public transit is more than just busses, trains, and track. It’s economic development, equity of access, and one of our community’s greatest assets. In July 2021, the City Club welcomed India Birdsong to our Public Square series, where she discussed the...
Friday, February 18, 2022, 12:00 p.m.
As the world turns to Cleveland to celebrate the greatness of NBA athletes, we'll take a moment for a conversation between two leaders driven relentlessly to find new peaks in their own careers. A political newcomer with a dedication to public...
Thursday, February 17, 2022, 12:00 p.m.
Libraries are much more than shelves of books and pods of computers. They link people to each other, serve as safe gathering spaces for kids, and are a hub for continued learning and civic engagement. And during one of our...
Friday, February 11, 2022, 12:00 p.m.
Baiju Shah took over the leadership role at the Greater Cleveland Partnership in the spring of 2021. He's just the second person to helm the organization since it was founded in 2004, to bring together a half dozen other organizations...
Friday, February 04, 2022, 12:00 p.m.
There's a battle over the soul of democracy today, and recently, access to the ballot box has become the site of some of the most important legislative conflicts. Across the country--Georgia, Texas, and here in Ohio--legislators and activists are clashing...
Wednesday, February 02, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
According to John Mitterholzer's calculations, if Ohio were its own country, we would be the 26th largest greenhouse gas emitter on Earth. As Ohio's only delegate from the civil society sector to attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26)...
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