This Archive contains information and available recordings for Forums since January 1, 2020.

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Fracking, Radioactive Brine and Icy Roads

Fracking, Radioactive Brine and Icy Roads

Speakers: Cheryl Johncox, Fossil Fuels Organizer, Sierra Club, and Ted Auch, Ph.D., Director, FracTracker Alliance, Great Lakes Program. The brine that the fracking industry produces as waste is being used ...
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Cleveland Public Art: Outside the Box

Cleveland Public Art: Outside the Box

Speakers: Fred Bidwell, FRONT International Founder; Gregory Peckham, Executive Director, LAND Studio Colorful murals decorating Midtown industrial walls. The giant hand sculpture outside Cleveland’s Museum of Contemporary Art. Underground Railroad ...
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Homelessness: How Does It Happen & Who’s Helping?

Homelessness: How Does It Happen & Who’s Helping?

Speakers: Chris Knestrick, Executive Director, Northeast Ohio Coalition of Homeless (NEOCH) with Jean Kosmac, Street Outreach Worker, and Angelo Anderson, an activist who has experienced homelessness. In Cuyahoga County, 6,000 ...
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The Greening of Liberal Religion

The Greening of Liberal Religion

Speakers: Rev. Randy Partain, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Cleveland, and Rabbi Ellen Bernstein, Founder, Keepers of the Earth, the 1st National Jewish Environmental Organization We are called to restore and ...
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Government Mandated Pregnancy: Supreme Court or State’s Rights

Government Mandated Pregnancy: Supreme Court or State’s Rights

Speaker: Jessie Hill, Professor, CWRU Law School and Lisa Reisz, JD., Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, LLP What are the fundamental rights of women? Can they exist alongside religious beliefs and ...
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The Pandemic and the Inflation Outlook

The Pandemic and the Inflation Outlook

Speaker: Robert Rich, Director, Center for Inflation Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Inflation has multiple impacts on our lives and communities, and it has surged over the past year ...
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Democracy, Non-Profit  News, and the Future

Democracy, Non-Profit News, and the Future

Speaker: Bob Rosenbaum, Co-Chair, Heights Observer. Panel: Sharon Broussard, Project Manager, NEO Solutions Journalism Collaborative, and Jim O’Bryan, Founder, Observer Media Project. Factual, independent news media is the bulwark of ...
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Transforming Health Care:  What’s Coming?

Transforming Health Care: What’s Coming?

Speaker: Akram Boutros, M.D., CEO and President, MetroHealth System Cuyahoga County ranks 75th out of Ohio’s 88 counties in health outcomes. MetroHealth has transformed its healthcare system to address the social determinants ...
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University Circle: Excellence, Impact & Surrounding Neighborhoods

Voted the best arts district in the US by USA Today, University Circle (UC) is an extraordinary epicenter of culture, education, art, and healthcare. How are UC organizations directly serving ...
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Social Media, the Internet, and Technology: Monopolies versus Accountability

GAFAM (Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft). How does GAFAM’s power and size affect capitalism, democracy, and our personal lives? These companies measure our attention, collect user data from us, ...
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