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White-Collar, Blue-Collar, and Gig Workers: What Is The Future of American Labor?
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Business & Economy

Thursday, November 21, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

White-Collar, Blue-Collar, and Gig Workers: What Is The Future of American Labor?

Despite low unemployment rates and a steady growth of new private-sector jobs, it can be argued that workers and organized labor are in their worst state since the early 1930s. Today's average wage has the same purchasing power as it...

ConstitutionALE
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Politics & Public Policy

Thursday, November 21, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

ConstitutionALE

To Impeach or Not to Impeach?

Impeaching an American President is rare. It’s only happened twice in American history — to Presidents Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton — and neither of those times resulted in the president being removed from office. On September 24 2019, the...

The Uncertain Future of Title IX
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Education

Friday, November 22, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

The Uncertain Future of Title IX

Title IX, passed in 1972, guarantees that all institutions that receive federal funding must provide equal opportunities, facilities, and supplies to students regardless of their gender. But in the ensuing decades, it has been interpreted and expanded to also protect...

Blue-Collar and White-Collar America: Some Big Challenges and Bright Spots
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Business & Economy

Friday, November 22, 2019, 4:30 p.m.

Blue-Collar and White-Collar America: Some Big Challenges and Bright Spots

Despite low unemployment rates and a steady growth of new private-sector jobs, it can be argued that workers and organized labor are in their worst state since the early 1930s. Today's average wage has the same purchasing power as it...

Reimagining Journalism: Bringing the Newsroom to the Community
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Social Justice

Tuesday, December 03, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

Reimagining Journalism: Bringing the Newsroom to the Community

Questions about the future of journalism in an increasingly digital world is somewhat old news. And yet, the stats are still startling: since 2004, more than 1,800 newspapers have closed; the remaining ones still suffered, cutting news coverage, shrinking the...

Happy Dog Takes on the World
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World Affairs

Tuesday, December 03, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Happy Dog Takes on the World

How We Fight and Why it Matters: Ethics in Foreign Military Operations Today

Military ethics has primarily grabbed the public's attention thanks to Hollywood. Through movies such as the Caine Mutiny, Platoon, and A Few Good Men, audiences have shared in the dilemmas of men and women in uniform as they struggle to...

Leadership in a Time of Crisis
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Politics & Public Policy

Friday, December 06, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

Leadership in a Time of Crisis

This forum is sold out. For questions or to be placed on a wait list, please contact Tiffany France at 216.350.5571. First elected to the Dayton City Commission in 2005, Nan Whaley was the youngest women ever chosen for a Commission...

Small City Solutions
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Local Matters

Friday, January 10, 2020, 12:00 p.m.

Small City Solutions

Sandusky is experiencing a renaissance by celebrating its diversity, supporting entrepreneurs, redeveloping and preserving its historic architecture, and building on its reputation as a hub for tourism, transitioning into a diversified “Destination Economy.” This success is the result of forged...

Apple, Antitrust, and Irony: What Americans Really Think About Competition
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Politics & Public Policy

Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 12:00 p.m.

Apple, Antitrust, and Irony: What Americans Really Think About Competition

In 2019, the federal government began looking into tech giants and whether they are violating antitrust laws. The four, Apple, Amazon, Google, and Facebook, are under scrutiny to determine if their practices stifle competition. This isn't the first time a big...

Youth Forum: The Impact of Foster Care's Thousands of Ohio's Children
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Politics & Public Policy

Thursday, January 23, 2020, 12:00 p.m.

Youth Forum: The Impact of Foster Care's Thousands of Ohio's Children

In the United States, there are approximately 443,000 children in foster care at any given time, with the system taking in more than 690,000 children per year. According to the Public Children Services Association of Ohio, more than 20,000 children...

Ohio's Transportation Future
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Local Matters

Friday, January 24, 2020, 12:00 p.m.

Ohio's Transportation Future

In 2019, state lawmakers and Governor Mike DeWine approved a 10.5-cent-per-gallon increase in gas and a 19-cent-per gallon increase in diesel as part of Ohio's revised transportation budget. The tax went into effect on July 1, 2019. The higher gas tax...

Staging Transformation: Art as Social Activism
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Arts & Culture

Friday, January 31, 2020, 12:00 p.m.

Staging Transformation: Art as Social Activism

The arts have the power to deepen conversation, open minds, and call for compassion and consciousness. Throughout history, art has been used as a tool for dialogue, exploring social justice issues, and affecting positive change. Art — encompassing everything from...

Paying the Price — College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream
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Education

Friday, February 21, 2020, 12:00 p.m.

Paying the Price — College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream

Over the last few years, the future of higher education has dominated much of the public discourse. Increased costs, ballooning student loan debt, and lagging starting salaries for most graduates has caused many Americans to question both the feasibility of...

 Shifting Mindsets: The Promise of a Two-Generation Approach
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Social Justice

Thursday, February 27, 2020, 12:00 p.m.

Shifting Mindsets: The Promise of a Two-Generation Approach

Two-generation approaches work with children and their parents simultaneously to harness a family's full potential for educational success and economic prosperity. It is fueled by advances in brain science and a recognition of the return on investment in early education...

The Twilight of Judicial Independence
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Politics & Public Policy

Friday, February 28, 2020, 12:00 p.m.

The Twilight of Judicial Independence

Judicial independence, the ability of courts and judges to perform their duties free of influence or control by other branches of government or shifting popular opinion, has been a defining feature of the American Constitutional landscape for centuries. The architecture...

2020 High School Debate Championship
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Education

Friday, March 13, 2020, 12:00 p.m.

2020 High School Debate Championship

For more than two decades, The City Club of Cleveland has hosted the annual High School Debate Championship. While most high school students are watching basketball finals and preparing for spring break, these enterprising students prepare for the High School...

The Three B's: The Effect of Implicit Bias on Preschool Expulsion
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Education

Friday, April 10, 2020, 12:00 p.m.

The Three B's: The Effect of Implicit Bias on Preschool Expulsion

In 2005, Yale researchers, led by Dr. Walter S. Gilliam, discovered that preschoolers were expelled at rates three times higher than their K-12 counterparts. In addition to being more likely to be expelled, expulsion rates mirrors that of incarceration in...

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