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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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Humberto Choi, M.D., Pulmonologist, Cleveland Clinic and Downtown Resident; Joe Cimperman, President, Global Cleveland; John Kiru, Executive Director, Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas; and Joseph Marinucci, President, Downtown Cleveland Alliance, discuss how immigration and international residents create jobs and a vibrant downtown community in a conversation moderated by ideastream® reporter/producer Darrielle Snipes.Listen Now
Fred D'Ambrosi, News Director of Cleveland 19 News; George Rodrigue, President & Editor of Plain Dealer Publishing Co.; and ML Schultze, Digital editor and reporter/producer at WKSU 89.7FM, discuss the challenges of covering politics under President Trump in a conversation moderated by ideastream® reporter/producer Nick Castele.Listen Now
Aaron David Marks, Recovery Advocate; Joan Papp, M.D., FACEP of the MetroHealth System; and John Tharp, Sheriff of Lucas County, discuss possible solutions to Ohio's current opioid epidemic and how to save future generations from addiction in a conversation moderated by ideastream® Managing Producer of Health Kay Colby.Listen Now
Jonathan H. Adler, Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Business Law and Regulation at Case Western Reserve University School of Law; Jeremy Paris, former Chief Counsel for Nominations and Oversight for the Senate Judiciary Committee; and Sara Schiavoni, Instructor at John Carroll University’s Department of Political Science discuss Gorsuch's nomination, the confirmation, and the future of the Supreme Court in a conversation moderated by Tucker Ellis associate Brandon Cox.Listen Now
For the 2017 High School Debate Championship, Zade Akras of Hawken School and Andrew Gilmore of University School debate the resolution: Public colleges and universities in the United States ought not restrict constitutionally protected speech.Listen Now