Recent City Club Podcasts

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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October 20, 2017 - Why Border Enforcement Backfired

How does a “hard line” stance on illegal immigration affect the steady increase in undocumented immigrants entering the U.S. from Mexico? Douglas S. Massey, Ph.D., of Princeton University explains.

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October 19, 2017 - 2017 Cleveland Mayoral Debate

The final two mayoral candidates, Mayor Frank G. Jackson and Councilman Zack Reed, explain their platforms and differences and why they deserve your vote in a debate moderated by ideastream® senior host/producer Rick Jackson.

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October 13, 2017 - The Future of Imagination: Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and How We Shape Our World

Philip Lelyveld, Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality Project Lead, USC Entertainment Technology Center; Kimberly Culp, Counsel, Venable LLP; and Jarryd Huntley, Software Development Instructor, We Can Code IT, and Adjunct Professor, Computer Games and Simulation Design, Lorain County Community College, discuss the rise of virtual and augmented realities and how virtual experiences are changing our world in a conversation moderated by Patrick Kabat, Adjunct Professor of Law of the Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

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October 11, 2017 Ohio 2018: Meet the Candidates

Connie Pillich, former Democratic member of the Ohio House of Representatives, representing the 28th District, details her candidacy for Governor.

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October 3, 2017 Happy Dog Takes on the World: What Can the U.S. Learn from Healthcare Models Around the World?

J.B. Silvers, John R. Mannix Medical Mutual of Ohio Professor of Health Care Finance, Case Western Reserve University, and Joseph White, Ph.D., Luxenberg Family Professor of Public Policy, Case Western Reserve University discuss what the U.S. can learn from other international healthcare models in a conversation moderated by WCPN host/producer Tony Ganzer.

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