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April 2018

Happy Dog Takes on the World: Is Democracy Dying?
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World Affairs

Tuesday, April 03, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Happy Dog Takes on the World: Is Democracy Dying?

According to Freedom House, from 1973 to 2005, the number of democracies worldwide increased dramatically, however, over the past decade, the organization recorded a decline in global freedom. From India to Turkey, from Poland to Russia, we've seen democracy give...

On the Mindless Menace of Violence: 50 Years Later
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Social Justice

Thursday, April 05, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

On the Mindless Menace of Violence: 50 Years Later

On April 5, 1968, the day after Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, Senator Robert F. Kennedy stood at The City Club of Cleveland's podium and delivered what is considered one of the most important speeches of the 20th century....

FilmForum: The S Word
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Arts & Culture

Thursday, April 05, 2018, 4:15 p.m.

FilmForum: The S Word

It seems we often only hear about suicide after the deed has been completed. But what about those who attempt it and survive? What becomes of them? These questions piqued the interest of director Lisa Klein, who explores the topic...

FilmForum: Brewmaster
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Friday, April 06, 2018, 4:00 p.m.

FilmForum: Brewmaster

If you are a fan of all of beer’s magnificent qualities – the tastes, the aromas, the way it trickles down your throat on a hot summer day – then BREWMASTER is your chance to meet some of the men...

FilmForum: Zero Weeks
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Saturday, April 07, 2018, 1:30 p.m.

FilmForum: Zero Weeks

Although New York and Washington, D.C. recently passed statewide paid family leave programs, they're outliers because the U.S. has no federal paid leave policy. In fact, in in 2016 only 14 percent of American private sector workers had access to...

FilmForum: Fail State
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Sunday, April 08, 2018, 11:10 a.m.

FilmForum: Fail State

Executive produced by news icon Dan Rather, FAIL STATE examines the rise of for-profit colleges in America and how politicians and shady businessmen tarnished our higher education system. It also looks at the mountain of student debt that makes it...

Working Together to Win the Fight Against Addiction: What History Teaches Us About How to Solve the Opioid Crisis
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Politics & Public Policy

Monday, April 09, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

Working Together to Win the Fight Against Addiction: What History Teaches Us About How to Solve the Opioid Crisis

A native of Mansfield, Ohio, Senator Brown began his political career upon being elected as Ohio's Secretary of State in 1983. He then served in the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Ohio's 13th District. Elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006,...

FilmForum: Freedom for the Wolf
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Monday, April 09, 2018, 6:10 p.m.

FilmForum: Freedom for the Wolf

What do freedom and democracy look like in the 21st century, and why are people fighting for it? Exploring these two pressing questions—and examining the moral and physical conflicts that arise as a result—is the aim of this smart documentary....

FilmForum: Intelligent Lives
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Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 7:10 p.m.

FilmForum: Intelligent Lives

How much weight does an IQ score actually hold? Considering all the different types of intelligence, can a simplistic number truly tell us what someone is capable of? Director Dan Habib, whose career has centered on films about the disabled,...

2018 State of the County
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Local Matters

Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

2018 State of the County

"The State of the County is strong, but we've still got work to do. We can't rest until all residents are on a path to achieve potential." - 2017 State of the County address Join us as Armond Budish, Cuyahoga County...

FilmForum: ACORN and the Firestorm
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Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 4:15 p.m.

FilmForum: ACORN and the Firestorm

When the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now (ACORN) was mentioned during the 2008 Presidential debates, it should have been a boon to the group who had spent decades fighting for impoverished communities. As with all social justice groups,...

Silent No More: #MeToo and the Music Industry
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Thursday, April 12, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

Silent No More: #MeToo and the Music Industry

Over the last several months, the #MeToo movement has shaken the entertainment industry. Actors and film executives resigned or were dismissed as allegations of sexual harassment and gender discrimination mounted, yet somehow, leaders in the music industry seemed unscathed. But not...

FilmForum: This is Home
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Thursday, April 12, 2018, 6:40 p.m.

FilmForum: This is Home

Since the Syrian civil war began in 2011, over five million people have been forced to flee their homeland. Of these refugees, just under 21,000 have been accepted into the United States–often after years of being waitlisted. Upon arrival, refugees...

Building Bridges in our Community and in our World
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Local Matters

Friday, April 13, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

Building Bridges in our Community and in our World

The Most Reverend Bishop Nelson J. Perez was appointed the 11th Bishop of the Diocese of Cleveland by Pope Francis on July 11, 2017answas installed on September 5, 2017. Inhis firstmonths of his episcopacy, Bishop Perez has been embraced and...

FilmForum: Dark Money
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Friday, April 13, 2018, 5:30 p.m.

FilmForum: Dark Money

Montana has a long history of fighting to keep greed out of its politics. Back in 1912, they passed a law banning corporate money in elections in an effort to thwart the wealthy copper kings, whose mining interests controlled both...

FilmForum: Dawnland
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Saturday, April 14, 2018, 1:20 p.m.

FilmForum: Dawnland

It's no secret that the U.S. government's track record with Native Americans has never been stellar. But you may be unaware of the horrors documented in DAWNLAND. For much of the 20th century, social workers stole Native children from their...

CCMV Views & Brews: Fighting for the Future: School Safety, Gun Control, and the March for our Lives
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Politics & Public Policy

Monday, April 16, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

CCMV Views & Brews: Fighting for the Future: School Safety, Gun Control, and the March for our Lives

Stoneman Douglas represents the 8th U.S. mass school shooting this year. As schools around the country seek ways to impose tougher security measures in the wake of this latest deadly school shooting, many are looking at neighboring urban districts for...

Youth Forum: Books over Bullets: Keeping our Schools Safe
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Social Justice

Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

Youth Forum: Books over Bullets: Keeping our Schools Safe

Columbine. Sandy Hook. And now Parkland. These names used to identify individual towns and schools but are now synonymous with mass shootings that have reignited the debate over gun control in America. In the wake of these school shootings, bag...

Help Wanted: Training for Tomorrow's Jobs Today
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Business & Economy

Friday, April 20, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

Help Wanted: Training for Tomorrow's Jobs Today

The United States is experiencing a rapid and profound transition from an industrial economy to a digital, global, and knowledge-based and service-based economy. Like much of America, our city and region hasstruggled with this economic transition. The Two Tomorrows, a...

Ohio Ballot Beat: The Bipartisan Congressional Redistricting Reform Amendment (Issue 1)
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Politics & Public Policy

Thursday, April 26, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

Ohio Ballot Beat: The Bipartisan Congressional Redistricting Reform Amendment (Issue 1)

Gerrymandering, the process of manipulating district boundaries to provide an advantage to one political party over another, is facing increased scrutiny. Major partisan gerrymandering cases are ongoing in several states - including a few pending with the United States Supreme...

Finding a Path to Equity: Media's Role in Advocating for Cleveland's Youth
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Local Matters

Friday, April 27, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

Finding a Path to Equity: Media's Role in Advocating for Cleveland's Youth

Over the last several years, the percentage of Cleveland's children living in poverty has increased steadily, topping out at 52 percent in a report released late last year. The barriers faced by these children and their families are enormous -...

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