Important Upcoming Live Events

Important Upcoming Live Events
All are free and open to the public.
Please contact if you have questions about any of these events or would like to be added to our mailing list for future forums.
Email: 
teachingcleveland@earthlink.net

Wednesday February 21, 2018 7-8:30pm
Opportunity Corridor —will the opportunity be realized?
moderated by Steven Litt, Art, Architecture, Urban Design and City Planning Reporter, The Plain Dealer
The Opportunity Corridor provides a connection between west and east sides; through neighborhoods that would benefit from economic renewal. It has been condemned, extolled, and now is becoming a reality. But what will it do in reality?

Cost: Free & Open to the Public
Tinkham Veale University Center, CWRU Campus
11038 Bellflower Road, Cleveland OH 44106

Thursday March 8, 2018 6:30-8pm
Consumer Scams. How to spot, avoid & respond
moderated by Teresa Dixon-Murray, Banking and Personal Finance Reporter, The Plain Dealer
Cost: Free & Open to the Public
Lakewood Public Library Main Branch
15425 Detroit Ave. Lakewood OH 44107

Tuesday March 20, 2018 7-8:30pm
Redistricting and Gerrymandering in America and Ohio:
the effort to reform how districts are drawn
moderated by Rich Exner, Cleveland.com Reporter
w/David Daley, Political Writer, Catherine Turcer, Common Cause/Ohio, more
This forum will look at the Redistricting issue from a national and local perspective with experts in each area on the panel.

Cost: Free & Open to the Public
CWRU Siegal Lifelong Learning Facility
25700 Science Park Dr #100 Beachwood OH 44122

Wednesday April 25, 2018 6:30-8pm
Single Payer Healthcare-How does it Work? Could it work in the U.S.?
moderated by Ginger Christ, Plain Dealer Heathcare Reporter
Some think that single payer healthcare is the answer to our healthcare problems and others think it will bankrupt the country and won’t work. This forum will explore both sides with a particular emphasis on how it might impact Northeast Ohio.

Cost: Free & Open to the Public
Lakewood Public Library Main Branch
15425 Detroit Ave. Lakewood OH 44107

Wednesday May 16, 2018 7-8:30pm
“Women in Politics: How to get more women to run for office in Ohio”
moderated by Mary Kilpatrick, Reporter, Cleveland.com

Cost: Free & Open to the Public
Heights Library Main Branch
2345 Lee Road 44118
7-8:30 p.m. Free & Open to the Public

All open to the public. Please contact if you have questions about any of these events: teachingcleveland@earthlink.net

Most of these are co-sponsored by the Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Cleveland.com/Plain Dealer plus Heights, Lakewood, Shaker and Cuyahoga County Library Systems.

Corporate sponsor: First Interstate Properties, Ltd.

 

Teaching Cleveland News

Ironworkers placing the last steel beam in the Sohio building (200 Public Square), which was completed in 1985 #ThisWasCLE

Our next public policy forum:
“Opportunity Corridor —will the opportunity be realized?” a forum on February 27, 2018

Teaching Cleveland News Network
News From Around Ohio and the U.S. 
of Interest to Northeast Ohio
   

FEATURES/OPINION/VIDEO 

“Is Northeast Ohio a Sanctuary Region? Where does our region stand on immigration?” (1/16/2018) video

Cleveland founder shares what his startup community gets right and wrong (1/9/2018) Venture Beat

What the Cuyahoga River Means to Cleveland (January) Cleveland Magazine

Untouchables: The Making of the Memoir That Reclaimed a Prohibition-Era Legend (12/27/2017) Vanity Fair

In the sales pitch to Amazon, a reimagined downtown Detroit (12/20/2017) Crain’s Detroit Business

What’s really behind GCRTA’s falling ridership levels (12/17/2017) Tim Kovach

The Cosgrove era comes to a close (12/11/2017) Crain’s Cleveland Business

How a Cleveland City Council Campaign Fund Rewards Allies and Stifles Dissent (12/6/2017) Cleveland Scene

In Today’s Ohio, ‘Home Rule’ Is Not About Cities Being Self-Governed; It’s Cover For State Officials Moving Economic Growth To The Exurbs by Tom Bier (12/5/2017) Belt

Ohio is watching a “transit death spiral” unfold (12/4/2017) Mark Lefkowitz Green City Blue Lake

Cleveland’s Outer Neighborhoods Could Be The Key To The Future (12/4/2017) Cleveland Magazine

Leonor’s Choice (11/20/2017) Cleveland Magazine

Video from the “2018 Ohio Political Crystal Ball” forum (11/17/2017)

The Man Dead Set On Building an Offshore Wind Farm on Lake Erie (11/17/2017) Smithsonian

A historic look at Cleveland’s settlement houses (11/16/2017) Cleveland.com

From Desegregation to School Choice: How the Civil Rights Era Influenced the Cleveland Schools of Today (11/15/2017) Ideastream

NEWS 

At 100, the Cleveland Orchestra May (Quietly) Be America’s Best (1/22/2018) New York Times

The Secret Amazon Bid Dramatizes a Huge Cultural Problem in Cleveland. The Media Can Do Something About It (1/22/2018) Cleveland Scene

Ohio cities take tax fight with state to court (1/21/2018) Crain’s Cleveland Business

Cleveland Hopkins passenger volume tops 9 million for the first time since 2013 (1/19/2018) Crain’s Cleveland Business

Columbus makes Amazon first cut for second HQ (1/18/2018) Columbus Dispatch

US Supreme Court takes on internet sales tax case with implications for Ohio (1/18/2017) Columbus Dispatch

Controversial mayor’s courts abound in Cuyahoga County (1/17/2018) Cleveland.com

Justice Center to be Cuyahoga County’s most expensive endeavor (1/16/2018) Cleveland.com

Cleveland’s settlement houses persevere, even as they struggle with funding and obscurity (1/16/2018) Cleveland.com

RTA’s Long History Of Reliance On Sales Tax May Be Reaching Breaking Point (1/15/2018) Ideastream

The ‘build it and they will come period is over’ for downtown Cleveland apartment market (1/14/2018) Crain’s Cleveland Business

Charter school failure could be largest in Ohio history (1/12/2017) Dayton Daily News

Why GOP redistricting plan flunks test to rid Ohio of gerrymandering (1/11/2018) Cleveland.com

MetroHealth unveils plan to turn main campus into ‘hospital in a park’  (1/10/2018) Plain Dealer

RTA will make cuts because of lost taxes, counties struggle as well (1/9/2018) Plain Dealer

What attributes should a high school graduate have? It’s not just the “three R’s” anymore (1/7/2017) Plain Dealer

Ohio voter challenges election roll purge in U.S. Supreme Court clash (1/4/2017) Crain’s Cleveland Business

Extended cold snap has water mains bursting around Greater Cleveland (1/4/2017) Cleveland.com

Transportation Official Worries About Funding For Ohio’s Roads (1/3/2017) WOSU

Test scores need to stay in teacher ratings, says Cleveland schools CEO (1/3/2017) Plain Dealer

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson sworn in for record fourth 4-year term in office (1/2/2017) Cleveland.com

MetroHealth’s new facilities give preview of what’s ahead for huge campus transformation (12/31/2017) Crain’s Cleveland Business

Ohio poised to wrap 2017 with improved finances (12/29/2017) Toledo Blade

East Cleveland Budgets Within Recovery Plan, State Commission Say (12/29/2017) Ideastream

2017 In Review: What Ohio’s Legislature Did This Year (12/27/2017) WOSU

Charter school graduation rates way behind Ohio’s urban districts (12/26/2017) Columbus Dispatch

Cleveland reaches tipping point in 2017, planning a greener, healthier public realm (12/25/2017) Plain Dealer

Ohio Is At the Center of a National Debate Over Drawing Political lines (12/22/2017) WKSU

Opioid Crisis Exploding Numbers And Costs Of Foster Care In Ohio (12/21/2017) Ideastream

Census: Ohio gained more people in 2017 than other Midwest states (12/20/2017) Crain’s Detroit Business

Testing would have a smaller role in Ohio teacher evaluations under new bill (12/20/2017) Plain Dealer

Report: Ohio cities facing fiscal stress despite improving economy (12/19/2017) Dayton Daily News

75 Public Square in downtown Cleveland wins tax credits for revamp; Terminal Tower misses out (12/19/2017) Plain Dealer

Why Ohio health care startups saw a 206% funding increase in 2017 (12/18/2017) Venture Beat

Concerns raised over 2020 census accuracy, funding At stake: Ohio’s federally funded programs, clout in Washington (12/17/2017) Dayton Daily News

Who Uses the Great Lakes’ Water? (12/15/2017) Ideastream

Northeast Ohio house prices up 12.3 percent in November; sales jump (12/14/2017) Plain Dealer

Sales tax or property tax increase may be required to keep RTA viable, report says (12/13/2017) Cleveland.com

Ohio’s test score graduation requirements could be eased for classes of 2019 and 2020 (12/12/2017) Plain Dealer

Graduation rates rise again; Ohio ranks low for black students (12/12/2017) Dayton Daily News

Ohio DREAMers Face Uncertain Futures As DACA Permits Set To Expire (12/12/2017) WOSU

Nearly three months after Hurricane Maria, hundreds of Puerto Rican families continue to pour into Northeast Ohio, looking to escape the wreckage they left behind. (12/11/2017) Ideastream

Ohio schools dish out suspensions, other discipline at wildly different rates (12/10/2017) Plain Dealer

Public transit sputters as state funding falls short (12/9/2017) Crain’s Cleveland business

Projects to create protected bike lanes in Cleveland received a major boost Friday (12/8/2017) Plain Dealer

Education Advocacy Groups Want To Simplify Ohio School Report Cards (12/7/2017) WOSU

New supermarket coalition aims to improve access to healthy food in Cuyahoga County (12/6/2017) Plain Dealer

Gender wage gap in Ohio: ‘We have to do better’ (12/4/2017) Dayton Daily News

With driver’s license suspensions soaring, Ohio lawmakers seek solutions (12/2/2017) Dayton Daily News

County Council Considering Fixes For Cleveland Public Transit (12/1/2017) Ideastream

News Aggregator “Feature” Archives 2017

News Aggregator “News” Archives 2017

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Some of the Best of 2017

Some of the Best of 2017: Long Form Essays of Note (plus other content)


Plain Dealer photo

What’s really behind GCRTA’s falling ridership levels (12/17/2017) Tim Kovach

The Cosgrove era comes to a close (12/11/2017) Crain’s Cleveland Business

How a Cleveland City Council Campaign Fund Rewards Allies and Stifles Dissent (12/6/2017) Cleveland Scene

In Today’s Ohio, ‘Home Rule’ Is Not About Cities Being Self-Governed; It’s Cover For State Officials Moving Economic Growth To The Exurbs by Tom Bier (12/5/2017) Belt

Ohio is watching a “transit death spiral” unfold (12/4/2017) Mark Lefkowitz Green City Blue Lake

A historic look at Cleveland’s settlement houses (11/16/2017) Cleveland.com

From Desegregation to School Choice: How the Civil Rights Era Influenced the Cleveland Schools of Today (11/15/2017) Ideastream

43 photos honoring the 50th anniversary of Carl Stokes election as Mayor of Cleveland (11/9/2017) Cleveland.com

Why a Cleveland Church Group Challenged Big Stadium Money by Daniel J. McGraw (9/26/2017) Next City

How to Save a Dying Suburb (9/19/2017) CityLab

How the Group Plan of 1903 molded Cleveland (9/7/2017) Plain Dealer

There’s Something the Matter With Ohio Too (8/29/2017) Bloomberg

Burning river reborn: How Cleveland saved the Cuyahoga – and itself (8/8/2017) Christian Science Monitor

105th and Euclid: The Winston Willis Story (8/3/2017) Medium

What the History of One Cleveland Neighborhood Can Teach Us About Race and Housing Inequality (8/2/2017) Cleveland Scene

What the Cuyahoga River means to Cleveland (8/1/2017) Cleveland Magazine

The history of Cleveland Day

Meet William Stinchcomb, the visionary behind creating the Cleveland Metroparks-Video (7/20/2017) Cleveland.com

The unforgettable Judge Jean Murrell Capers: editorial (7/20/2017) Cleveland.com

How the Cleveland Clinic grows healthier while its neighbors stay sick (7/17/2017) Politico

Carl Stokes-Promises Now Sadly Faded (July 10, 2017) Roldo Bartimole

The Time Cleveland Released 1.5 Million Balloons to Disastrous Effects (7/3/2017) Cleveland Scene

Dan Egan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter and author of The Death and Life of the Great Lakes, delivers the annual State of the Great Lakes address. (6/9/2017) City Club of Cleveland

Cleveland’s maritime muscle: Vintage photos of the city’s docks and port (6/6/2017) Cleveland.com

Nor Any Drop to Drink?: Why the Great Lakes Face a Murky Future (5/23/2017) New York Times

Why is Cleveland different than Cincinnati? It all comes down to history (5/17/2017) Cleveland.com

From Outhwaite to Advocate – Public Housing & the Stokes Legacy (video) May 2017 Ideastream

In Cleveland, co-op model finds hope in employers rooted in the city (4/27/2017) Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Our costly addiction to healthcare jobs (4/22/2017) New York Times

When Larry Doby broke the American League color barrier in Cleveland: Nicolaus Mills (4/12/2017) Cleveland.com

Thousands of Ohio soldiers fought and died ‘over there’ in World War I -part two of series (4/3/2017) Plain Dealer

100 years ago, U.S. entry into bloody World War I changed everything (4/2/2017) Plain Dealer

Building the bridges of Cuyahoga County (vintage photos) (3/30/2017)

The History of Irish Town Bend-Video (3/15/2017) Cleveland.com

Reissuing a special 1961 magazine celebrating Cleveland’s first 165 years (3/7/2017) Cleveland.com

Transit alone cannot solve the systemic problems behind job inaccessibility (3/7/2017) a two part essay by Tim Kovach  Part 2 is here

Women’s History Month: Cleveland suffragettes, protests and parades since 1869 (3/2/2017) Cleveland.com

John D. Rockefeller Was the Richest Person To Ever Live. Period (January 2017) Smithsonian

The Symbol of the City – The Cleveland Flag (1/9/17) Tom Horsman

175 years of telling Cleveland’s story-special anniversary issue (1/8/17) Plain Dealer

A Year That Can Never Be Taken From Cleveland (1/1/2017) New York Times

“Opportunity Corridor —will the opportunity be realized?” a forum on February 27, 2018

The flyer is here

Wednesday February 21, 2018 7-8:30pm

Opportunity Corridor —will the opportunity be realized?
moderated by Steven Litt Plain Dealer, Art, Architecture, Urban Design and City Planning Reporter
The Opportunity Corridor provides a connection between west and east sides; through neighborhoods that would benefit from economic renewal. It has been condemned, extolled, and now is becoming a reality. But what will it do in reality?

Panelists
Chris Alvarado, Executive Director, Slavic Village Development

Freddy L. Collier, Director, City Planning Commission, City of Cleveland

Blaine A. Griffin. Cleveland Ward 6 Councilperson (tentative)

Chris Ronayne, President, University Circle Inc

Denise VanLeer, Executive Director, Fairfax Renaissance

Cost: Free & Open to the Public
Tinkham Veale University Center, CWRU Campus
11038 Bellflower Road, Cleveland OH 44106

Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer (photo by Lizzie Litt)


Cosponsored by
Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Cleveland.com/Plain Dealer plus Heights, Lakewood, Shaker and Cuyahoga County Library Systems.

“Consumer Scams. How to spot, avoid & respond” a forum on March 8, 2018

The flyer is here

Thursday March 8, 2018 6:30-8pm
Consumer Scams. How to spot, avoid & respond
moderated by
Teresa Dixon-Murray, Reporter/ Banking & Personal Finance, The Plain Dealer

Panelists
Larissa Bungo, Assistant Regional Director, Federal Trade Commission

Sheryl Harris, Director, Consumer Affairs, Cuyahoga County

Sue McConnell, President, Better Business Bureau-Cleveland

Cost: Free & Open to the Public
Lakewood Public Library Main Branch
15425 Detroit Ave. Lakewood OH 44107

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Teresa Dixon-Murray, The Plain Dealer

Cosponsored by
Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Cleveland.com/Plain Dealer plus Heights, Lakewood, Shaker and Cuyahoga County Library Systems.

“Redistricting and Gerrymandering in America and Ohio” a forum on March 20, 2018

The flyer is here

Tuesday March 20, 2018 7-8:30pm
Redistricting and Gerrymandering in America and Ohio:
the effort to reform how districts are drawn

moderated by Rich Exner, Cleveland.com, Data Reporter

Panelists
David Daley,
National political writer, senior fellow for FairVote, the author of      “Ratf**ked: The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America’s Democracy” (W.W. Norton/Liveright) and a frequent lecturer and media source about gerrymandering. He is the former editor-in-chief of Salon.com, and the former CEO and publisher of the Connecticut News Project.

Catherine Turcer, Director, Common Cause Ohio, and Co-leader of Fair Districts Ohio

more

This forum will look at the Redistricting issue from a national and local perspective with experts in each area on the panel. We’ll discuss the latest information and the expectations for 2018, the 2020+ census and more

Cost: Free & Open to the Public
CWRU Siegal Lifelong Learning Facility
25700 Science Park Dr #100 Beachwood OH 44122


Rich Exner, Cleveland.com

Cleveland History Self Study: A 5 Week Syllabus of Recommended Essays

Cleveland Stories: An Informal Look at the City’s Past

A 5 Week essay-based syllabus suggested by Dr. Marian Morton, professor emerita at John Carroll University with expertise in Cleveland area history.

Overview: A discussion of some of Cleveland’s most interesting and important people, places, and events
Objective: To link the city’s past with its present policies, politics, and practices

Week 1. Introduction. Read Teaching Cleveland Stories (TCS)John J. Grabowski, “Cleveland: Economics, Images, and Expectations”

Week 2. TCS: Mike Roberts and Margaret Gulley, “The Man Who Saved Cleveland.” Elizabeth Sullivan, “Immigration”  John Vacha, “The Heart of Amasa Stone”; Joe Frolik, “Mark Hanna: The Clevelander Who Made a President”

Supplemental: TeachingCleveland.org: Timeline of Cleveland/NE Ohio; The Western Reserve, 1796-1820, and Pre-Industrial (Erie and Ohio Canals), 1820-1865 and The Industrial Revolution/ John D. Rockefeller/ Mark Hanna, 1865-1900

Week 3. TCS: John J. Grabowski, “Cleveland 1912 – Civitas Triumphant”; Joe Frolik, “Regional Government versus Home Rule”  John Vacha, “When Cleveland Saw Red”  Margaret Bernstein, ‘’Inventor Garrett Morgan, Cleveland’s Fierce Bootstrapper”  Marian Morton, “How Cleveland Women Got the Vote and What They Did With It”

Supplemental: TeachingCleveland.org: Progressive Era/Tom L. Johnson/ Newton D. Baker, 1900-1915 and Fred Kohler/City Managers/Political Bosses, 1920s and The Van Sweringens/ Depression … 1930s

Week 4. TCS: Thomas Suddes, “The Adult Education Tradition in Greater Cleveland”  Bill Lubinger, “Bill Veeck: The Man Who Conquered Cleveland and Changed Baseball Forever”  Jay Miller, “Cyrus Eaton: Khruschev’s Favorite Capitalist” Roldo Bartimole, “One Man Can Make a Difference”  Mike Roberts, “Cleveland in the 1960s” and “Cleveland in the 1970s”

Supplemental: TeachingCleveland.org: World War 2- Post War, 1940s; Carl Stokes- Civil Rights, 1960s and Ralph Perk-Dennis Kucinich, 1970s

Week 5TCS: Mike Roberts, “Cleveland in the 1980s” and “Cleveland in the 1990s” Supplemental: TeachingCleveland.org: “10 Greatest Clevelanders”; “12 Most Significant Events”; Cleveland Politician Interview Series (George Forbes, Jim Rokakis, Louis Stokes, George Voinovich, Michael R. White); Mike Roberts, “Cleveland in the 2000s

General questions: what is the main point of each article? Did you agree or disagree? What did you find most interesting? What would you add? Or subtract? 

 

“The Nuts and Bolts of Ohio Campaign Finance” Thursday October 26, 2017

Thursday October 26, 2017
“The Nuts and Bolts of Ohio Campaign Finance”
Flyer here

Video here

  
Donald C. Brey                                        Donald J. McTigue

Session #1: Ohio Campaign Spending/Finance Laws
▪ Donald C. Brey, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
▪ Donald J. McTigue, McTigue and Colombo

 
Catherine Turcer                  Cyndra Miller-Cole

Session #2: Alternative Campaign Funding Models Current Used in Other States and Communities
▪ Catherine Turcer, Common Cause Ohio
▪ Cyndra Miller-Cole,  The Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics, The University of Akron

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Moot Court Room,
1801 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland 44115
9:30am-11:30am Free and Open to the Public.
CLE credit available for $30. Register for CLE here with CMBA

Program cosponsored by Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and the League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland

“A look at the political crystal ball for 2018” forum on Thurs Nov 16, 2017

“A look at the political crystal ball for 2018”
a forum moderated by Andrew Tobias, Cleveland.com
Thursday November 16, 2017
Parma Snow Branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library
2121 Snow Road, Parma 44134
7-8:30 p.m. Free & Open to the Public
The flyer is here

The preview is here

The forum summary is here

The video is here

Panelists:

Matthew R. Cox, lobbyist, attorney, political operative, founder and President of Capitol Partners

Michael F. Curtin,
former Columbus Dispatch Columnist, publisher, author of “Ohio
Political Almanac, former member of Ohio House of Rep (D)

Mary Anne Sharkey,
Political consultant, former politics editor, Plain Dealer

Moderator: Andrew Tobias, Reporter, Cleveland.com


Andrew Tobias

Co-sponsored by the Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Cleveland.com, Plain Dealer plus Lakewood and Cuyahoga County Library Systems
Corporate sponsor: First Interstate Properties, Ltd.

The Best of Teaching Cleveland

Teaching Cleveland Stories

Tom L. Johnson, America’s Best Mayor video

“Cleveland: The City on the Hill 1901-1909” by Hoyt Landon Warner*****

Cleveland in the 1960s by Mike Roberts

Rockefeller in Cleveland by George Condon*

Confession of a Reformer by Frederick Howe (Tom Johnson chapter)**

Regional Government vs Home Rule by Joe Frolik

Cleveland: Economics, Images and Expectations by Dr. John J. Grabowski

Survival – Man and Boy. A story about Lorrenzo Carter from “The Cuyahoga” by William Donohue Ellis*

Making of a Mayor – The Election of Carl Stokes***

Mark Hanna Vs. Tom Johnson by George Condon*

Water by Brent Larkin

Success By Design: The Schreckengost Legacy (video)

Biography of Newton D. Baker by Prof. C. H. Cramer****

African-American Heritage Trail in Cleveland***

Cleveland’s Johnson: The Cabinet by Eugene C. Murdock*****

The Ohio Canal Movement by Harry N. Scheiber*****

The Power Brokers – Glory Days of the Political Bosses by Brent Larkin***

*from Cleveland Memory/CSU Special Collections

**from Kent State Press

***from the Plain Dealer

****from Archive.org

*****from the Ohio Historical Society

*****Ohio State University Press