Upcoming Live Public Policy Forums

Upcoming Live Public Policy Forums
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: 
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Wednesday August 22, 2018  7pm
“A Forum on Voting Issues in Ohio”

Panelists:
Representative Kathleen Clyde (D), Ohio House District 75
Dr. David Cohen, Director, Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics
Senator Frank LaRose (R), Ohio Senate District 27
Moderator: Thomas Suddes, Editorial Writer, Cleveland.com

CWRU Beachwood Facility: 25700 Science Park Dr #100, Beachwood 44122
Cosponsors: Plain Dealer/Cleveland.com. CWRU Lifelong Learning, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland.
Corporate sponsor: First Interstate LTD

Wednesday August 29   7pm
moderated by Patrick O’Donnell Plain Dealer Education reporter
Cleve Hts High School small auditorium
13263 Cedar Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
Cosponsors: Cleveland Heights University Heights PTA Council, Plain Dealer/Cleveland.com. CWRU Lifelong Learning, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland.
Corporate sponsor: First Interstate LTD

Thursday August 30, 2018 7pm
why you cant “wish-cycle” your way to sustainable waste management 
Fairview Park Library 21255 Lorain Rd, Cleveland, OH 44126
A talk by Diane Bickett, Executive Director, Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District
Cosponsors: Plain Dealer/Cleveland.com. CWRU Lifelong Learning, LWV-GC. Corporate sponsor: First Interstate LTD

Wednesday September 12, 2018  7pm
“How to Reduce Gun Violence in Ohio
CWRU Campus Tinkam Veale Center
moderated by Peter Krouse, Reporter, Cleveland.com

Cosponsors: CWRU Lifelong Learning, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, Greater Cleveland Alumnae Chapter, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Plain Dealer/Cleveland.com. Corporate sponsor: First Interstate LTD

Thursday September 13, 2018  7pm
“Why should I vote? What’s at stake in the November election?”
Heights Public Library Main
2345 Lee Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
moderated by Harry Boomer, Channel 19
Cosponsored by NAACP-Cleveland Chapter, CWRU Lifelong Learning, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland and Heights Public Libraries, Corporate sponsor: First Interstate LTD

Wednesday September 26, 2018 7pm-8:30pm
Shaker Heights Mayoral Candidates Forum
Shaker Middle School Auditorium
20600 Shaker Blvd , Shaker Heights, OH 44122

Saturday October 6, 2018 at 2pm
A forum to help understand the proposed changes
Westlake Porter Library 27333 Center Ridge Rd, Westlake, OH 44145
featuring
The Honorable Ronald B. Adrine, chair of the Cuyahoga County Charter Review Commission, and other members of the Commission.
Moderated by Marcia Goldberg, former LWV-Greater Cleveland Co-President
Attendees may also verify their voter registration and collect a mail-in ballot application before or after this meeting.

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

 

A Forum on Voting Issues in Ohio Wednesday August 22, 2018

The flyer is here
Wednesday August 22, 2018
“A Forum on Voting Issues in Ohio”

7pm-8:30pm
Panelists:
Representative Kathleen Clyde (D), Ohio House District 75
Dr. David Cohen, Asst. Director, Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics
Senator Frank LaRose (R), Ohio Senate District 27
Moderator: Thomas Suddes, Editorial Writer, Cleveland.com

This forum will explore current voting and election issues in Ohio including early voting, voting by mail, voter registration, voter ID laws, removing voters from the rolls, gerrymandering, voting equipment and security and campaign finance laws.


Thomas Suddes, Cleveland.com

CWRU Beachwood Facility: 25700 Science Park Dr #100, Beachwood 44122
Cost: Free & Open to the Public
Cosponsors Plain Dealer/Cleveland.com. CWRU Siegel Lifelong Learning, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland.
Corporate sponsor: First Interstate LTD

Ohio’s school report cards: What do they really tell us? a forum on August 29, 2018


The flyer is here
Wednesday August 29, 2018 7:00-8:30pm

“Ohio’s school report cards: What do they really tell us? What should they?: 
A discussion about how we evaluate our schools”
moderated by Patrick O’Donnell, Plain Dealer Education Reporter

Panelists:
Chad Aldis, Vice President for Ohio Policy and Advocacy | Thomas B. Fordham Institute

Dr. Talisa Dixon, Superintendent Cleve Hts/Univ/ Hts Schools

Stephen Dyer, Education Policy Fellow, Innovation Ohio

Lisa Woods member Ohio Board of Education (Medina area)

Cost: Free & Open to the Public
Cleveland Heights High School Small Auditorium
13263 Cedar Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118


Patrick O’Donnell

Cosponsored by
Cleveland Heights University Heights PTA Council, Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Cleveland.com/Plain Dealer

Corporate sponsor: First Interstate, Ltd.

Waste and Recycling in Cuyahoga County a talk on August 30, 2018

Waste and Recycling in Cuyahoga County or 

why you cant “wish-cycle” your way to sustainable waste management

Thursday August 30, 2018 7pm

A talk by Diane Bickett, Executive Director, Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District

Fairview Park Library
21255 Lorain Rd, Cleveland, OH 44126
Free and open to the public
Cosponsors: Plain Dealer/Cleveland.com, CWRU Lifelong Learning,
League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland.
Corporate sponsor: First Interstate LTD

Teaching Cleveland News Plain Dealing: Cleveland Journalists Tell Their Stories Authors: Dave Davis and Joan Mazzolini

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

Our Next Public Policy Forum:
Wednesday August 22, 2018
“A Forum on Voting Issues in Ohio”
CWRU Beachwood Facility 7-8:30pm

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

Plain Dealing: Cleveland Journalists Tell Their Stories Authors: Dave Davis and Joan Mazzolini

7 Local Architects, Planners and Experts on How They’d Fix Cleveland (7/24/2018) Cleveland Scene

What Happened When Violence Broke Out on Cleveland’s East Side 50 Years Ago? (7/24/2018) Smithsonian

Amazing Then and Now pictures of Cleveland landmarks (7/24/2018) Cleveland.com

‘Bad Day in Cleveland’: Roldo Bartimole’s 1969 Account of the Glenville Shootout for The Nation Magazine (7/23/2018) Cleveland Scene

July 23 marks 50-year anniversary of Glenville Riots: See vintage photos (7/23/2018) Cleveland.com

Video from the “Ohio Gun Laws” forum 7/17/2018

Summary article from “Ohio Gun Laws” forum (7/18/2018) Cleveland.com

Doan Brook flows through Cleveland’s history (7/16/2018) Cleveland.com

1960s Cleveland: Historic trip through Northeast Ohio (7/13/2018) Cleveland.com

An Essay on the Failed Amazon Bid and the Defective Philosophy Undermining Cleveland’s Progress by Sam Allard (7/13/2018) Cleveland Scene

New Triennial Offers Artists the Canvas of Cleveland (7/11/2018) New York Times

States Aren’t Waiting for the Supreme Court to Solve Gerrymandering. In Ohio, voters ratified a bipartisan deal that gives the minority party more say in how congressional maps are drawn by Erick Trickey (7/7/2018) Politico

Cleveland’s bold new vision? Aim to become The Medical Capital: Baiju R. Shah (Opinion) (6/30/2018) Cleveland.com

Find out if you are in danger of being purged from Ohio’s registered voter list (6/27/2018) Cleveland.com

Let’s launch inclusively, collectively, our 2030 movement for Cleveland’s future: editorial (6/25/2018) Cleveland.com

Envision A More Vibrant Ohio (6/21/2018) WYSO

Cleveland’s Population Could Hinge on Keeping or Attracting Young People Once They Start Having Kids (6/20/2018) Cleveland Scene

Ohio’s voter purges are wrong and discriminatory. Flawed Supreme Court ruling requires Congress to clarify the law: editorial (6/13/2018) Cleveland.com

100 years of Cleveland editorial cartoons (6/12/2018) Cleveland.com

Jon. J. Pinney talks at City Club of Cleveland about Cleveland’s underperformance vs. other peer midwest markets (video) (6/8/2018)

“We’re Getting Out Butts Kicked” (news story about above City Club speech by Jon J. Pinney (6/8/2018) Crain’s Cleveland Business

NEWS 

EPA gives central Ohio 3 years to meet air-quality standards (8/5/2018) Columbus Dispatch

Cuyahoga County voters will decide whether to grant subpoena power to inspector general (7/24/2018) Cleveland.com

Poll says majority of Northeast Ohioans want Medicare for all (7/24/2018) Cleveland.com

Outside money pours into Ohio special election (7/24/2018) CNN

Will Cincinnati’s bump stock ban get overturned? (7/23/2018) Cincinnati.com

Open Enrollment May Be Segregating Ohio’s Public Schools (7/23/2018) WOSU

City Of Cleveland Hopes To Be 100% Renewable By 2050 (7/20/2018) Ideastream

Peak Lake Erie algae season keeps scientists, politicians and lawyers busy (7/16/2018) Detroit Public TV

Supreme Court’s sales-tax ruling could mean millions for Ohio local governments (7/16/2018) Cleveland.com

Hunger afflicts kids in suburbs, too (7/15/2018) Columbus Dispatch

Dealing with another significant algal bloom (7/15/2018) Sandusky Register

Scuffles emerge over water Proposal could curtail what some cities consider price gouging (7/15/2018) Crain’s Cleveland Business

Ohio senators confront devastation of pension crisis (7/14/2018) Columbus Dispatch

Tougher new graduation standards would have blocked a third – or even half – of diplomas in some urban areas (7/13/2018) Plain Dealer

Campaigns For Governor Come Out Swinging On Medicaid Expansion (7/13/2018) Statehouse News

Judge rules Columbus bump stock ban violates Ohio law (7/13/2018) CityBeat

State school report cards: Group wants Ohio to dump A-F letter grades (7/12/2018) Dayton Daily News

Kasich Signs Order That Could Set New Rules On Fertilizer Use To Stop Algae Blooms (7/11/2018) Ideastream

Ohio’s rainy day fund grows to nearly $2.7 billion (7/11/2018) Cleveland.com

New version of payday loan bill could make Ohio a national model, reform advocates say (7/11/2018) Cleveland.com

All 11 Cuyahoga County Council members sponsor proposed charter amendment granting subpoena power to inspector general (7/10/2018) Cleveland.com

Ohio teacher evaluations get an overhaul teachers like (7/1/2018) Columbus Dispatch

State will study effect of school ‘takeovers,’ but not halt them (6/29/2018) Plain Dealer

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson warns that Statehouse proposal on water rates would hurt region’s poorest residents (6/29/2018) Cleveland.com

Bills Changing Ohio’s Online Charter School System are Sent to Kasich’s Desk (6/28/2018) WKSU

Money in politics: Here’s a list of Ohio’s top political donors (6/28/2018) Cleveland.com

Ohio lawmakers OK $114.5 million for new voting machines (6/27/2018) Cleveland.com

Recycling answers hard to obtain amid contradictory information (6/27/2018) Plain Dealer

100K Ohio Kids Could Go Uncounted in 2020 Census (6/27/2018) Ideastream

Full shutdown at Davis-Besse to take decades (6/26/2018) Toledo Blade

Vote on Ohio’s ‘stand your ground’ bill delayed until fall (6/25/2018) Canton Repository

CBRE is Marketing the Scranton Peninsula as ‘Thunderbird,’ a Bespoke Cleveland Neighborhood (6/25/2018) Cleveland Scene

In Ohio, children of workplace immigration raids await their fate (6/24/2018) Associated Press

Ohio Has Become Ground Zero for ICE’s Workplace Raids (6/22/2018) Cleveland Scene

Columbus And Cincinnati Sued Over Gun Control Laws (6/21/2018) WOSU

Smart Corridor Could Forever Change Ohio Transportation (6/18/2018) GovTech

Ohio looks toward future of e-schools as ECOT assets are sold off (6/18/2018) Plain Dealer

Budish looks to refresh Cuyahoga County’s economic development plan (6/17/2018) Crain’s Cleveland Business

The state school board passed higher standards for the nearly 90 dropout intervention charter schools statewide (6/17/2018) Plain Dealer

Lakefront Erosion Causes Concern In Euclid (6/14/2018) Ideastream

What Cleveland is doing to protect Lake Erie from plastic pollution (6/14/2018) Cleveland.com

Emotional, leadership and critical thinking skills are officially equal goals for Ohio’s schools as math and English (6/13/2018) Plain Dealer

Budish-Backed County Code Would Prohibit Discrimination Based On Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation (6/12/2018) Ideastream

Trade war with Canada would be costly for export-driven Ohio economy (6/11/2018) Columbus Dispatch

Proposed Ohio BOE Recommendation Would End A-F Grades (6/10/2018) Ideastream

John Kasich, Rare Outspoken GOP Gerrymandering Critic, Faces A Test At Home (6/10/2018) Huffington Post

What about Solo cups and coffee lids? Recycling confusion cleared up in Cuyahoga County (6/10/2018) Plain Dealer

Ohio Lags In Spending On Students For Higher Education (6/9/2018) Patch

Northeast Ohio lacks vision, clear economic plan, some leaders say (6/8/2018) Plain Dealer

Major changes likely coming to Ohio’s child support system (6/7/2018) Dayton Daily News

After a two-month hiatus, Ohio House votes on a whopping 28 bills (6/7/2018) Columbus Dipsatch

Cleveland Public Schools Lost $39 Million to ECOT Since 2012, According to Report (6/7/2018) Cleveland Scene

ICE’s increased enforcement brings Trump’s immigration policies to northern Ohio (6/5/2018) Cleveland.com

Business, civic reps say Northeast Ohio has a leadership ‘vacuum’ (6/3/2018) Crain’s Cleveland Business

NBA Finals fatigue? Early returns on Cavs-Warriors Part IV say not exactly (6/3/2018) Washington Post

Downtown Columbus workers begin using free Cpass bus program (6/2/2018) Columbus Dispatch

New poll shows Sherrod Brown leading Senate race, Mike DeWine on top in governor’s (6/1/2018) Cleveland.com

Ohio to offer new driver’s licenses July 2 (6/1/2018) Columbus Dispatch

News Aggregator “News” Archives 2018

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News Aggregator “Feature” Archives 2017

News Aggregator “News” Archives 2017

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“How to Reduce Gun Violence in Ohio” a forum on September 12, 2018

Wednesday September 12, 2018  7pm
“How to Reduce Gun Violence in Ohio

The flyer is here

Panelists:
Dr. Daniel J. Flannery, CWRU, Director Begun Center for Violence Prevention, Research and Education

Mike Henne, Ohio State Representative (R) 40th District

Michael J. Skindell, Ohio State Senator (D), 23rd District

Moderator: Peter Krouse, Public Interest and Advocacy Reporter, Cleveland.com


Peter Krouse

Cost: Free & Open to the Public  7-8:30pm
Tinkham Veale University Center, CWRU Campus
11038 Bellflower Road, Cleveland OH 44106

Co-sponsored by the Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, Greater Cleveland Alumnae Chapter, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Cleveland.com and The Plain Dealer
Corporate sponsor: First Interstate Properties, Ltd.

“Why should I vote? What’s at stake in the November election?” a forum on Thursday Sept 13, 2018

The flyer is here
Thursday September 13, 2018  7pm
“Why should I vote? What’s at stake in the November election?”
Heights Public Library Main
2345 Lee Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

Panelists
Mike Brickner, Ohio Director, All Voting is Local
Tom Roberts, President, NAACP Ohio Conference
Camille Wimbish, Director, Ohio Voters Rights Coalition

moderated by Harry Boomer, Channel 19

This forum will also offer attendees ways to get involved with non-partisan “Get Out The Vote” efforts led by NOVA and Alpha Omega Foundation.


Harry Boomer

Cosponsored by NAACP-Cleveland Chapter, CWRU Lifelong Learning, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland and Heights Public Libraries

Whats on the ballot Nov 6? Cuyahoga County Charter Amendments: A forum to help understand the proposed changes Oct 6, 2018

The flyer is here
Saturday October 6, 2018 at 2pm
Whats on the ballot Nov 6?
Cuyahoga County Charter Amendments:
A forum to help understand the proposed changes
Westlake Porter Library 27333 Center Ridge Rd, Westlake, OH 44145
featuring
The Honorable Ronald B. Adrine, chair of the Cuyahoga County Charter Review Commission, and other members of the Commission.
Moderated by Marcia Goldberg, former LWV-Greater Cleveland Co-President
Attendees may also verify their voter registration and collect a mail-in ballot application before or after this meeting.