THE OHIO BOARD OF EDUCATION aka The State School Board a forum on Monday Sept 25

 

THE OHIO BOARD OF EDUCATION
aka The State School Board
How can they help us? How can we help them?

NEW DATE: Monday, September 25, 2017 7–8:30 pm (formerly Aug 22)
Free & Open to the Public Shaker Heights Main Library
16500 Van Aken Blvd, Shaker Heights, OH 44120

The flyer is here   Library link is here

Video from forum is here:

Panelists:
Meryl Johnson, Member, Board of Education

Peggy Lehner, Ohio Senator (R-6) Chair, Senate Standing Committee on Education

Mary Rose Oakar, Former Member, Board of Education

The purpose of this program is to let parents and the entire community know what the State Board of Education does, its relationship to the Ohio legislature and most importantly, how the public can help our elected officials, on both the State School Board and the legislature be more effective.

Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland and Shaker Heights Public Library
FOR MORE INFORMATION: teachingcleveland@earthlink.net

  

“Ohio Drug Price Relief Act” ballot issue. A look at both sides. forum on Sept 19

“Ohio Drug Price Relief Act” ballot issue. A look at both sides
forum moderated by Jeremy Pelzer, Cleveland.com

Tuesday September 19, 2017 7-8:30pm
Free & open to the public
Bay Village Branch, Cuyahoga County Library System
502 Cahoon Rd. 44140

RSVP here   Forum flyer is here
Preview is here
Post forum summary is here
The video is here

Panelists
Scott Knoer, Chief Pharmacy Officer, Cleveland Clinic (WITHDREW FROM PANEL)

J. B. Silvers, Ph.D. Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management and School of Medicine

Matt Borges, Campaign Manager, Ohio Taxpayers for Lower Drug Prices

Dale Butland, Communications Director, Ohioans Against the Deceptive Rx Ballot Issue

Moderator: Jeremy Pelzer, Cleveland.com

The Ohio Drug Price Relief Act, a citizen-initiated statute slated for the November ballot, would require the state of Ohio to pay no more for prescription drugs than the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. And, regardless of how you plan to vote, it could end up being the state’s most expensive ballot-issue campaign ever, according to political analysts and observers.

This forum will have arguments on both sides of this ballot issue and a representative from CWRU Weatherhead/Medical School to further debate this complicated subject.


Jeremy Pelzer

Co-sponsored by the Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Cleveland.com and Plain Dealer and the Cuyahoga County Public Library System

Corporate sponsor: First Interstate Properties, Ltd. 

For more information, email: teachingcleveland@earthlink.net

“Shaker Square: It’s past, present and future” Moderated by Steven Litt, Plain Dealer July 25, 2017

“Shaker Square: Its past, present and future”

Tuesday July 25, 2017 7:00-8:30p.m.
Moderated by Steven Litt, Plain Dealer
Cost: Free & Open to the Public
Shaker Public Library Main Branch, 16500 Van Aken Blvd 44120

Shaker Library Notice     Event flyer here   Forum Preview Here
Summary of forum from Cleveland Scene
Forum Video is here

Panelists:
Brandon E. Chrostowski, Founder, Edwins Leadership & Restaurant Inst.
Peter Rubin, President, The Coral Company
Edward W. Rybka, Chief of Regional Development, City of Cleveland
Captain John Sotomayor, Cleveland Police Fourth District

Positive excitement is building around the possibilities for Shaker Square. This panel will focus on Shaker Square’s past, present and future; retail, housing and security. Join us for an interesting discussion about this significant neighborhood for both Cleveland and Shaker Heights.

 


Steven Litt (photo by Lizzie Litt)

Sponsored by Shaker Heights Public Library and League of Women Voters-Cleveland and Shaker Chapters
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“Wildlife in Northeast Ohio: why can’t we all just get along?” forum moderated by Jim McCarty, Plain Dealer July 17, 2017

Wildlife in Northeast Ohio: why can’t we just all get along? 

Monday July 17, 2017 6:30-8:00p.m.
Cost: Free & Open to the Public
Lakewood Public Library, 15425 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood 44107

Event flyer here
Preview story
Video from forum:

Moderator Jim McCarty, Plain Dealer

Panelists:
Jonathon D. Cepek, Wildlife Ecologist, Cleveland Metroparks
Lisa Petit, Chief of Resource Management, Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Harvey B. Webster, Dir of Wildlife Resources, Cleve Museum of Nat Hist

The rising populations of coyote, deer, raccoons, skunks and other animals have made coexistence a challenge in Northeast Ohio. This forum will discuss the current situation and some of the options for managing it


Jim McCarty

Sponsored by Lakewood Public Library and League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland
For more information, email: teachingcleveland@earthlink.net
  

“East Side Development. Prospects for Reinvention” Forum moderated by Terry Schwarz (video)

East Side Development: Prospects for Reinvention
Tuesday May 9, 2017
7-8:30p.m. Cost: Free & Open to the Public
Cleveland Hts/University Hts Public Library, 2345 Lee Road 44118

RSVP here   Event flyer here Preview story

Video from forum is here

Panelists:
Joyce Braverman Director of Development, City of Shaker Hts.
Mansfield Frazier, Journalist, Business Owner and Hough Resident
Wayne Mortensen Director Of Design, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress
Rick Semersky Developer/CEO, VIP Restoration, Inc.

Moderator:
Terry Schwarz, Director, Cleveland Urban Design Collab., Kent State Univ.

Cleveland’s east side/west side rivalry is a tired cliché—one that’s counterproductive to our ability to move forward as a region. Major investments and new opportunities exist on both sides of the river. But there are some key differences. Some of the most exciting recent developments (Hingetown! Gordon Square! The Lakewood Solstice Steps!) are west of the river. And many of Cleveland’s most distressed neighborhoods lie to the east.

This forum will explore established development strongholds on the east side, as well as emerging neighborhoods. What are the progress indicators and how can we advance development prospects and public space investments in ways that benefit the broader community? Panelists include people directly involved in the hopeful, and sometimes frustrating work of regenerating city neighborhoods and inner-ring suburbs. The forum will highlight current efforts and engage participants in a conversation about local and regional priorities.


Terry Schwarz
Co-sponsored by the Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Cleveland.com plus Cleveland Hts/University Hts, Lakewood and Cuyahoga County Library Systems
Corporate sponsor: First Interstate Properties, Ltd.
For more information, email: teachingcleveland@earthlink.net

The Foster Care System in Northeast Ohio. Is it Broken? forum moderated by Philip Morris, Plain Dealer April 18, 2017

The Foster Care System in Northeast Ohio.
Is it Broken?
 

Tuesday April 18, 2017 6:30-8:00p.m.
Cost: Free & Open to the Public
Lakewood Public Library, 15425 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood 44107

RSVP here   Event flyer here   Preview is here
The video is here


Panelists:
Prof. David Crampton, PhD, Jack, Joseph and Morton
Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case
Western Reserve University

Edward L. Gilbert, Author, Attorney & Foster Care advocate

Kate Lodge, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Executive Director of A Place 4 Me, YWCA Greater Cleveland

Betsie Norris, Executive Director, Adoption Network Cleveland

Moderator: Philip Morris, Columnist, Plain Dealer

This panel will examine the issues faced by the foster care system in Northeast Ohio. Some argue that courts and aid workers are being overwhelmed by state funding cuts and issues such as the growing opioid epidemic. Our panel of experts in different areas of the field will discuss this and more.


Philip Morris

Co-sponsored by the Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Cleveland.com plus Lakewood, Heights and Cuyahoga County Library Systems

Corporate sponsor: First Interstate Properties, Ltd. 
For more information, email: 
teachingcleveland@earthlink.net

 

 

League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland Public Policy Issue Forums 2015-2019 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

Local Public Policy Issue Forums 2015-2019
League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland

How Do We Increase Voter Turnout in 2020, Wednesday November 13, 2019
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Senior Financial Fraud Town Hall, Tuesday September 24, 2019
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Women’s Health in Ohio forum in Lakewood  September 17, 2019
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2020 U.S. Census forum in Beachwood  September 12, 2019
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Plastics forum in Rocky River  August 29, 2019
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Domestic Violence forum in Shaker Heights July 25, 2019
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Keeping Kids Safe in an Online World  Monday June 17, 2019
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Food Insecurity in Shaker Heights Thursday June 13, 2019
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Waste Water and the West Side…what are the issues? Wednesday June 5, 2019
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How Do We Increase Voter Turnout Wednesday May 29, 2019
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Making Sense of Local Judicial Elections Tuesday May 7, 2019
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MONEY IN POLITICS:  The impact of unchecked campaign financing and what we can do about it  Thursday April 11, 2019
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Shaker Hts “State of the City Address by Mayor David Weiss
Tuesday March 19 7pm
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“The Immigration Acts of 1921 and 1924 and how they changed Cleveland”
Tuesday March 5, 2019
Dr. John J. Grabowski, CWRU Krieger-Mueller Joint Professor in History
with a brief update on Immigration 2019 in #CLE by Lynn Tramonte, Ohio Immigrant Alliance
For more on forum, click here

How do school vouchers affect our public schools and taxpayers?
Thursday. March 14, 2019, 7 pm
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“How to Reduce Gun Violence in Ohio” February 26, 2019, moderated by Peter Krause, Cleveland.com
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“Voting Rights Forum: What have we learned about how to run elections” Thursday February 7, 2019, moderated by Rich Exner, Cleveland.com
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“Plastics and Lake Erie” Tuesday December 4, 2018, moderated by Elizabeth Miller, Environmental Reporter, Ideastream
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“Chronic Pain in the Post-Opioid Era” Thursday November 15, 2018, moderated by Brie Zeltner, The Plain Dealer
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“The Election’s Over: What did the voter’s say?” Tuesday November 13, 2018, moderated by M.L. Schulze
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“How to Reduce Gun Violence in Ohio” September 12, 2018, moderated by Peter Krouse, Cleveland.com
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“Waste and Recycling in Cuyahoga County” a talk by Diane Bickett, Exec. Director, Cuyahoga County Sold Waste District August 30, 2018
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“Ohio’s School Report Cards: What do they really tell us?” August 29, 2018, moderated by Patrick O’Donnell, Plain Dealer
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“Voting Issues in Ohio” August 22, 2018, moderated by Thomas Suddes, Cleveland.com
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“Ohio Gun Laws: What are our options?” July 17, 2018, moderated by Darrielle Snipes, WCPN/Ideastream
For more on forum, click here

“Women in Politics: How to get more women to run for office in Ohio” Wednesday May 16, 2018 moderated by Mary Kilpatrick, Reporter, Cleveland.com
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“Single Payer/Universal Healthcare- How does it Work? Could it work in the U.S.?” Wednesday April 25, 2018 Moderated by Ginger Christ, Plain Dealer Heathcare Reporter
For more on forum, click here
“Redistricting and Gerrymandering in America and Ohio: the effort to reform how districts are drawn” Tuesday March 20, 2018 Moderated by Rich Exner, Cleveland.com
“Shaker Heights-“State of the City” delivered by Shaker Mayor Leiken Thursday March 15, 2018
“Consumer Scams. How to spot, avoid & respond” Thursday March 8, 2018
Moderated by Teresa Dixon-Murray, The Plain Dealer
Opportunity Corridor —will the opportunity be realized? Wednesday February 21, 2018, moderated by Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer
For more on forum, click here
“Is Northeast Ohio a Sanctuary Region? Laws and policies: Where does our region stand on immigration?” Wednesday January 17, 2018
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“A look at the political crystal ball for 2018” Thursday November 16, 2017  moderated by Andrew Tobias, Cleveland.com
For more on forum, click here
“The Nuts and Bolts of Ohio Campaign Finance” Thursday October 26, 2017
“Home Rule for NE Ohio Communities. Should it be stronger or weaker?”
Tuesday October 17, 2017 moderated by Tom Beres/WKYC-TV emeritus
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“Race and infant mortality in NE Ohio: why are black babies dying more and what can be done” Wednesday September 27, 2017
moderated by: Brie Zeltner, The Plain Dealer

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THE OHIO BOARD OF EDUCATION aka The State School Board How can they help us? How can we help them? Monday, September 25, 2017
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The “Ohio Drug Price Act-Issue #2” forum
September 19, 2017 moderated by Jeremy Pelzer, Cleveland.com
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Video from the Cleveland Mayoral Candidate Forum (8/30/2017) Cleveland Public Library

“The Election for Mayor: A Discussion about the future of Cleveland” August 29, 2017, Leila Atassi, moderator
For more on forum, click here

“Shaker Square: Its past, present and future” July 25, 2017 Steven Litt, Plain Dealer, moderator
For more on forum, click here

“Wildlife in Northeast Ohio: why can’t we all just get along?” July 17, 2017 Jim McCarty, Plain Dealer, moderator
For more on forum, click here

“Transportation in Northeast Ohio: Where’s the Equity?”
-June 14, 2017 Ginger Chirst, The Plain Dealer, moderator
For more on forum, click here

Fracking and the Impact of the Utica Shale on Ohio
-May 16, 2017 Dan Shingler, Crain’s Cleveland Business moderator
For more on forum, click here

East Side Development: Prospects for Reinvention
-May 9, 2017 Terry Schwarz, #CLE Urban Design Collaboration, KSU/moderator
For more on forum, click here

The Foster Care System in Northeast Ohio. Is it Broken?
-April 19, 2017 Phillip Morris, Plain Dealer/moderator
For more on forum, click here

The Proposed Merger of Cleveland and East Cleveland. How could this happen? Should it?
-January 31, 2017 Nick Castele/Ideastream moderator
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Shaker Hts. Library, Schools, Council forum
– December 8, 2016

“Sports Stadium Financing in Cleveland” forum
– November 17, 2016 Peter Krouse/Cleveland.com moderator
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“Relationship Between Cleveland Police and the Community” forum November 15, 2016 Mark Naymik/Cleveland.com moderator
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“Regionalism and the West Shore Communities” forum
November 14, 2016 Janice Patterson, LWV-Greater Cleveland moderator
For more on forum, click here

“Marijuana Legalization in Ohio” forum
October 13, 2016 Jackie Borchardt, Cleveland.com moderator
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“Water Quality of Lake Erie and the Cuyahoga River” forum
September 15, 2016 Jim McCarty, Plain Dealer moderator
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“Redistricting and Voting Rights in Ohio” forum
August 25, 2016 Tom Suddes, Cleveland.com moderator
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“Regionalism and Shaker Heights” forum
August 18, 2016 Judy Rawson, moderator
For more on forum, click here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHJioo0Ol6E

‪Internet Bandwidth in Shaker Heights 6.9.16

“2016 Republican National Convention: What’s it mean to Cleveland?” forum
May 17, 2016 Andrew Tobias, Cleveland.com, moderator
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The “Van Aken Project” Forum in Shaker Heights 4.21.16

Public Policy: Pre-School Education in Northeast Ohio 4/12/2016

2016 Ohio and U.S. Primary Preview 3.1.16

“Cuyahoga County Waterfronts and Neighborhood Development” forum
February 9, 2016 Steven Litt, Plain Dealer, moderator
For more on this forum, click here

‪”Your Money, Your Healthcare: Accessing Quality Treatment at a Time of Rapid Change”
January 19, 2016
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“Housing Crisis in Northeast Ohio – Where are We in 2015?”
October 8, 2015
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“How to Become an Education Activist in Northeast Ohio” forum
August 19, 2015
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“Land Use in Cuyahoga County” forum
– Wednesday July 29, 2015

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‪”Regional Cooperation in Northeast Ohio or How to get 59 Civic Entities to Play Together” forum
Tom Beres/WKYC moderator
– June 17, 2015
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“Ohio Drug Price Relief Act” ballot measure background articles

“Ohio Drug Price Relief Act” ballot measure background articles

This supports the upcoming forum on the topic:
Tuesday September 19, 2017
“Ohio Drug Price Relief Act” ballot issue. A look at both sides
moderated by Jeremy Pelzer, Cleveland.com
Bay Village Branch, Cuyahoga Cty Library System
7-8:30 p.m. Free & Open to the Public

Issue 2 fact check: Are all of the VA’s prices public record? (9/18/2017) Cleveland.com

State Issue 2 is good for TV cash, tricky for many others (9/10/2017) Crain’s Cleveland Business

Outside experts assess Ohio’s ballot issue on prescription-drug prices (9/4/2017) Columbus Dispatch

Issue 2 backers revise drug-savings estimate; foes challenge data (8/30/2017) Columbus Dispatch

New pro-Issue 2 analysis projects $536 million in prescription drug savings (8/24/2017) Columbus Dispatch

Who is the controversial man behind Ohio’s drug price ballot initiative? (8/24/2017) Cleveland.com

Would Ohio’s public retirees be affected by Issue 2? It’s an open question (8/21/2017) Cleveland.com

Drug-price ballot failure in California could mean bad prognosis in Ohio (8/20/2017) Toledo Blade

Language for prescription drug issue unanimously approved (8/17/2017) Toledo Blade

What is Issue 2 in Ohio? (8/4/2017) Cleveland 19 News

Former Ohio budget official slams ballot issues claimed drug price saving (7/19/2017) Columbus Dispatch

Supporter: Ohio Drug Price Relief Act would provide price transparency (7/18/2017) Cleveland.com

Which side should we believe in battle over Ohio drug prices (6/19/2017) Columbus Dispatch

Ohio drug price initiative leaving voters confused (6/13/2017)  Fox45 Dayton

Campaign over Ohio ballot issue to cap drug prices heats up (6.3.2017) Associated Press

Former Ohio Medicaid directors oppose drug price ballot issue (5/23/2017) Cleveland.com

Ohio voters to decide drug pricing issue (5/22/2017) Dayton Daily News

Ohio drug-price ballot issue likely to be costly, contentious (5/21/2017) Columbus Dispatch

Fight over Ohio Drug Price Relief Act ballot issue could set spending record (5/3/2017) Cleveland.com

Pharma suffers a setback in battle over Ohio drug pricing ballot measure (9/12/2016) Stat News

Sports Stadium Financing in Cleveland forum Thursday, November 17, 2016

Sports Stadium Financing in Cleveland forum Thursday, November 17, 2016

Panelists:
Len Komoroski, CEO, Cleveland Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena
Peter G. Pattakos, Lawyer, sports fan and vocal opponent of the sin tax
Thomas Chema, President, Gateway Consultants Group
Moderator: Peter Krouse, Public Interest and Advocacy Reporter, Cleveland.com

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