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Sparking a Revolution: Cleveland, Earth Day, and the Modern Environmental Movement
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Environment & Sustainability

Friday, January 18, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

Sparking a Revolution: Cleveland, Earth Day, and the Modern Environmental Movement

June 22, 2019 is the 50th anniversary of the Cuyahoga River fire of 1969. This fire was by no means the first fire on the river (at least 13 others were reported prior to that) or even the biggest (the...

Redesigning Public Education Systems for Today’s (and Tomorrow’s) World
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Education

Friday, January 25, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

Redesigning Public Education Systems for Today’s (and Tomorrow’s) World

This event is SOLD OUT. For more information about the waiting list, call 216.621.0082. This forum will be live streamed on our homepage and live on 90.3 WCPN. Public education is at a crucial turning point both here and around the world....

Building Blockland: What's Next?
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Science, Technology & Innovation

Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

Building Blockland: What's Next?

Last summer, Bernie Moreno began publicly sharing his vision to make Cleveland a leader in blockchain, a disruptive technology that has the potential to impact banking, real estate, manufacturing, and countless other industries. Progress has been swift. In August, Blockland...

City Club Youth Forum
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Environment & Sustainability

Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

City Club Youth Forum

Changing Tides: Global Action on Climate Change

In late 2018, both the Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4) and a report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change were released, detailing the short- and long-term effects of global warming on public health, infrastructure, and natural resources. Internationally, damages...

Help Wanted: Building Wealth in Minority Communities
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Local Matters

Thursday, January 31, 2019, 4:00 p.m.

Help Wanted: Building Wealth in Minority Communities

Bus Tour + Forum

Reservations have reached capacity for this event. For more information, please call the City Club at 216.621.0082. 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...

Safe Neighborhoods for All: Reducing Violent Crime in our Community
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Politics & Public Policy

Friday, February 01, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

Safe Neighborhoods for All: Reducing Violent Crime in our Community

Justin E. Herdman took over as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio in August, 2017 after receiving bipartisan support from Ohio's Senators, Rob Portman (R) and Sherrod Brown (D), and being unanimously confirmed by the Senate via a...

Happy Dog Takes on the World
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World Affairs

Tuesday, February 05, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Happy Dog Takes on the World

How America Confronts Terror

For the past 17 years, much of American national security has been focused on preventing another terrorist attack. To that end, the United States has invested countless resources in battling ISIS, the Taliban, and other forms of extreme terrorism around...

The Future of Parks and Public Spaces
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Environment & Sustainability

Friday, February 08, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

The Future of Parks and Public Spaces

When Mayor Bill de Blasio named Mitchell Silver as New York City's Parks Commissioner, he called him “a visionary.” The Mayor went on to say: “He has a passion for fairness and equality, and he brings it to the work...

ConstitutionALE
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Politics & Public Policy

Monday, February 11, 2019, 5:30 p.m.

ConstitutionALE

Is the President Above the Law? Executive Power and its Limits

Article II of the Constitution establishes the executive branch of the federal government; Section II of Article II specifically details the powers inherent in the office of President of the United States. The Founding Fathers imagined the office to be...

Meet Author Pete Buttigieg
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Politics & Public Policy

Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

Meet Author Pete Buttigieg

Once described by The Washington Post as “the most interesting mayor you’ve never heard of,” Pete Buttigieg, the Democratic mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has improbably emerged as one of the nation’s most visionary politicians. Buttigieg was first elected mayor...

Help Wanted: Apprenticeships in the 21st Century
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Business & Economy

Friday, February 15, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

Help Wanted: Apprenticeships in the 21st Century

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 has struggled with this economic transition.The Two Tomorrows, a...

Good Kids, Bad City
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Social Justice

Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

Good Kids, Bad City

In the early 1970s, three African-American men―Wiley Bridgeman, Kwame Ajamu, and Rickey Jackson―were accused and convicted of the brutal robbery and murder of a man outside of a convenience store in Cleveland. The prosecution’s case, which resulted in a combined...

Hate: Why We Should Resist it with Free Speech, Not Censorship
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Politics & Public Policy

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

Hate: Why We Should Resist it with Free Speech, Not Censorship

Hate speech is legally protected free speech under the First Amendment, a protection that has been upheld by the Supreme Court of the United States. Yet, that doesn't mean we can agree on what constitutes hate speech - or free...

City Club Youth Forum
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Arts & Culture

Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

City Club Youth Forum

The Rise of the Black Panther

Photo credit: Wes Ellis In February of 2018, "Black Panther," one of the latest superhero movies from Disney and Marvel Studios, was released in theaters. Its earnings reached $1.3 billion globally and the film was nominated for 63 awards, winning 29....

New Direction after Northside?: The Future of Healthcare in Youngstown
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Healthcare

Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 5:30 p.m.

New Direction after Northside?: The Future of Healthcare in Youngstown

According the American Hospital Association, there are more than 6,200 hospitals in the United States, with expenses totaling more than $1 trillion annually. Of those hospitals, more than 5,200 are considered community hospitals, processing approximately 34,300,000 admissions each year. These hospitals...

State of the Library
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Local Matters

Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

State of the Library

To kick off a yearlong celebration of its first 150 years, Cleveland Public Library's executive director and CEO, Felton Thomas, will provide unique insights into the Library's storied past to frame his vision for the future, including how a new...

Remarks from Peter J. Pronovost, M.D., Ph.D.
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Healthcare

Friday, March 01, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

Remarks from Peter J. Pronovost, M.D., Ph.D.

Peter J. Pronovost, M.D., Ph.D. is a world-renowned patient safety champion, critical care physician, a prolific researcher, and a global thought leader, informing United States and global health policy. His scientific work leveraging checklists to reduce catheter-related bloodstream infections has...

High School Debate Championship
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Education

Friday, March 08, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

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...

ConstitutionALE
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Politics & Public Policy

Monday, March 11, 2019, 5:30 p.m.

ConstitutionALE

Pleading the Fifth

The phrase "pleading the Fifth" has become part of our national lexicon. It's often used by witnesses to indicate their refusal to answer questions when the answers might serve to incriminate them: simply put, what a person doesn't say cannot...

ACEs and Toxic Stress: Rewriting the Story for the Next Generation
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Healthcare

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

ACEs and Toxic Stress: Rewriting the Story for the Next Generation

Over the last several years, healthcare providers and researchers are exploring the link between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and physical health, mental health, and addiction. The first study, published in 1998, found that children who experience ACEs (everything from divorce,...

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