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Established to encourage new ideas and a free exchange of thought, the City Club is one of the oldest continuous free speech forums in the country, renowned for its tradition of debate and discussion.
The City Club firmly believes in the free expression of all ideas and the benefits of an open exchange. It is non-partisan and does not take positions on issues. All speakers must answer unfiltered, unrehearsed questions directly from the audience.
Each Forum is an hour long program. The program starts with a brief introduction followed by a 25-30 minute address by the speaker. Spirited, insightful and often challenging questions from the audience fill the final half hour of the program.
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Barb Clint, Director of Community Health & Advocacy, YMCA of Greater Cleveland; Freddy L. Collier, Jr., Director of City Planning, City of Cleveland; and Nancy Lyon Stadler, Senior Principal Engineer, Parsons Brinckerhoff, discuss Cleveland's proposed Midway Protected Bike Boulevard Network in a conversation moderated by City Club CEO Dan Moulthrop.Listen Now
City Club CEO Dan Moulthrop discusses current attempts to remake our nation's healthcare system with Cleveland Clinic President and CEO Toby Cosgrove, M.D., and Ohio Governor John Kasich.Listen Now
ideastream® Morning Edition host Amy Eddings talks with Brad Stone, Senior Executive Editor for Technology at Bloomberg News, and author of The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and Killer Companies are Changing the World, about how a new generation of entrepreneurs is sparking controversy by revolutionizing certain industries.Listen Now
J.D. Vance, author of Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, Michael Lind, co-founder and Senior Fellow at New America, and others discuss economic opportunities and challenges facing America's heartland.Listen Now
Honey Bell-Bey, Poet/activist and Founder, The Distinguished Gentlemen of the Spoken Word; Donte Gibbs, Director of Youth Engagement, Neighborhood Leadership Institute, and 2017 Fellow, The George Gund Foundation, and Honorable Gayle Williams-Byers, Judge, South Euclid Municipal Court discuss how our choices can make the world a better place in a conversation moderated by Anthony Price, 2015 Gates Millennium Scholarship winner and founder of Be the Change Venture.Listen Now