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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February 17, 2017 Uniting: The Power of Philanthropy

August A. "Augie" Napoli, President and CEO of United Way of Greater Cleveland, discusses the changing role of philanthropy in the city where federated giving was born.

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February 16, 2017 Lessons from the Bernie Revolution

City Club CEO Dan Moulthrop talks with Nina Turner, former Ohio State Senator and Sanders' surrogate on the campaign trail, about lessons learned from the "Bernie revolution."

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February 9, 2017 Youth Forum: Fake News and Free Speech in the 21st Century

Henry J. Gomez, Chief Political Reporter,; Anita Gray, Regional Coordinator, Anti-Defamation League; Peter Lawson Jones, Former Commissioner, Cuyahoga County; and Kevin O'Neal, Associate Professor, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, discuss the limits of free speech and fake news in a conversation moderated by Youth Forum Council Vice-Chair Justin Tinker.

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February 7, 2017 Happy Dog Takes on the World: We the People – The Rising Tide of Global Populism

Dwight R. Hahn, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Political Science, John Carroll University; Terry O'Sullivan, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Political Science, The University of Akron; and Richard M. Perloff, Ph.D., Professor of Communication, Psychology, and Political Science, Cleveland State University, discuss the rising tide of global populism and its implications in a conversation moderated by WCPN host/producer Tony Ganzer.

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Feburary 7, 2017 Medicaid and Health Reform - Past, Present, and Uncertain Future

Benjamin D. Sommers, M.D., Ph.D, Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Economics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, discusses the ACA’s effects to date and its uncertain future with J.B. Silvers, Ph.D., John R. Mannix Medical Mutual of Ohio Professor of Health Care Finance at Case Western Reserve University.

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