Columbus Metropolitan Club With a mission to connect people and ideas through community conversation, the Columbus Metropolitan Club presents weekly town hall-style forums where engaged citizens hear from speakers and panelists on a variety of newsworthy, current, and relevant topics of community interest. CMC has almost 1,400 members of various ages, professions, races, and beliefs. WCBE is proud to partner with CMC to deliver audio of the forums on-air and through this podcast.

Columbus Metropolitan Club

From WCBE 90.5FM

With a mission to connect people and ideas through community conversation, the Columbus Metropolitan Club presents weekly town hall-style forums where engaged citizens hear from speakers and panelists on a variety of newsworthy, current, and relevant topics of community interest. CMC has almost 1,400 members of various ages, professions, races, and beliefs. WCBE is proud to partner with CMC to deliver audio of the forums on-air and through this podcast.

Most Recent Episodes

CMC Annual Meeting: Power in Partnership, Value of the Columbus Way

Featuring Kenny McDonald, President and CEO, The Columbus Partnership, Kevin Boyce, Franklin County Board of Commissioners, and Tanny Crane, President & CEO, Crane Group, with host Doug Buchanan, Editor, Columbus Business First.

Hidden in Plain Sight: Ohio's Suicide Epidemic

Featuring Doug Wolf, CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Ohio, fran frazier, Founder, Black Girl Rising, Tony Coder, Executive Director, Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation, and John Ackerman, Ph.D., Suicide Prevention Coordinator, The Center for Suicide Prevention and Research, Nationwide Children's Hospital, with host Tia Marcel Moretti, President, Ohio Market, Lighthouse Behavioral Health Solutions.

Democracy in Crisis: Courts Under Attack

Fair and impartial courts are critical to democracy and the rule of law. This Columbus Metropolitan Club forum explores whether courts can withstand an era when personal attacks on judges and legislative assaults on courts have become frequent.

History Means Tourism for Ohio

In this forum, the Columbus Metropolitan Club unpacks the impact of heritage tourism with the help of the new CEO of the Ohio History Connection, Megan Wood, and the Co-Founder of The Heritage Tours and its annual Civil Rights Heritage Tour, Napoleon Bell, with host Tracy Townsend, News Anchor, "Wake Up CBUS" and "10TV News at Noon," WBNS-TV.

The Columbus Housing Strategy

Featuring Patty McClimon, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Erin Prosser, Assistant Director of Housing Strategies, City of Columbus, Otto Beatty III, President, Otto Beatty Real Estate, and host Bonnie Meibers, Reporter, Columbus Business First, with special introductory remarks from Mayor Andrew Ginther.

Ohio's Electric Future: AEP's Perspective

Featuring Nick Akins, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, American Electric Power and Marc Reitter, President and Chief Operating Officer, American Electric Power - Ohio, with host Andy Chow, News Editor, Ohio Statehouse News Bureau.

Columbus Landmarks Reborn and Repurposed

Featuring Rebecca Kemper, Ph.D., CEO, Columbus Landmarks, Charissa W. Durst, President and Principal Historic Architect, Hardlines Design Company, and Brad DeHays, Founder, Connect Real Estate, with host, David Meleca, Director of Classical Architecture, Moody Nolan.

Democracy in Crisis: Extremist Threats from Left and Right

The "Democracy in Crisis" series of public forums is examining threats to democracy leading up to and beyond the 2022 U.S. midterm elections with a series of monthly programs, each presenting expert speakers who will address aspects of the ongoing threats to stability of America's centuries-old experiment in democracy.

CodeLaunch Tech Startup Accelerator

Improving – Ohio President Josh Harrison with expert panelists Navin Goyal, M.D., CEO, LOUD Capital, Falon Donohue, Partner, Narya, and Steve Lekas, Co-Founder & CEO, Branch Insurance, will share the excitement around CodeLaunch's Columbus debut.

The End of Legal Abortion in Ohio?

Featuring Daniel T. Kobil, Professor, Capital University Law School, Allison Russo, DrPH, Ohio House of Representatives Minority Leader, District 24, and Michael Gonidakis, President, Ohio Right to Life, with host Jessie Balmert, Reporter, USA Today Network Ohio Bureau.