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“Things Happen When People Start Talking”

That’s the motto of the City Club of Boise.  Founded in 1995, its mission is to advance open and civil discussion about critical issues affecting our community, the City Club presents monthly forums on topics of local, national and international importance.

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Upcoming events & forums:

Boise State Public Radio broadcasts the forums on the Saturday and Tuesday following the date they take place. You can learn about becoming a member, register for forums and find an archive of their events at their Official Website: www.cityclubofboise.org

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Date: Tuesday, October 23

Time: 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Location: Grove Hotel, Ballroom Second Floor

Date: Thursday, October 4

Time: 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Location: Grove Hotel Ballroom, Second Floor

Intersection of Policing and Mental Health
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The Boise Police Department (BPD) reports that 25% of all emergency calls to BPD are mental-health related. This forum’s title includes “Intersection” because there are many interconnected relationships between police and mental health services resulting in complex interdependent systems of response and care. This early September forum will focus on adults with mental illness who come in contact with the Boise police. The forum will present a panel of three experts to address the following major topics:

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Kelly Sikkema

Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Time: 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Location: The Grove Hotel, Ballroom 2nd Floor

There’s little gray in the black-and-white world of political cartoonists. Bold and provocative, editorial cartoons engender in readers the deepest pleasure and the most passionate anger.

Where do ideas come from? What’s it like to be a political cartoonist in an age where reality sometimes seems to play as satire? And does that make the job easier or harder?

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In public opinion surveys, Idahoans consistently rank education as one of the most critical issues facing the state and its long-term health. Education is Idaho's top spending priority, accounting for more than 60 percent of the state's general fund budget.

Idaho's next governor will be judged, to large measure, on education policy.

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The Forum was held on the 14th of March, 2018.  Listen to the audio when you click the 'play' icon below.

 


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The growing abuse of heroin and prescription painkillers, a class of drugs known as opioids, is quickly becoming Idaho’s largest health crisis. As recently as 2015, abuse of drugs like Oxycontin and Vicodin killed more than 17,500 people nationwide.

 

Idaho faces a growing crisis right at home. In 2014, 63 people in Idaho died of drug overdose, with 60 percent of those deaths attributed specifically to opioid abuse, according to state and federal data.

 

City Club has assembled an all-star panel for its annual legislative pundits forum:

  • Melissa Davlin, co-host, “Idaho Reports.”
  • Betsy Russell, Spokane Spokesman-Review.
  • William Spence, Lewiston Tribune.

 

Idaho politics can be complicated in even the best of times. But with the national state of political discourse defying norms and expectations every day, who knows what an election-year legislative session amidst a hotly contested governor's race could have in store?

 

Last February, City Club lost a beloved and active former member of the board, Marilyn Shuler. Marilyn gave a posthumous gift to the School of Public Service at Boise State University to create a Human Rights Initiative.

 

Dean Corey Cook forged the idea of creating a campus-based mechanism to help foster human rights education, unity, and effective advocacy skills among student and community members --something Marilyn did every day.

 

This forum was recorded on Wed the 8th of November, 2017

Tiny Houses seem to be all the rage these days. They even have their own TV shows. But, are all tiny homes the same? How are they constructed? Are they legal residences? Who lives in them? And why are they so popular now?

 

Idaho National Laboratory

This forum was recorded on Wed, October 11, 2017 in downtown Boise.  Listen below.

 

Idaho National Laboratory Director Dr. Mark Peters will address the City Club of Boise about the INL’s nuclear research, clean energy work and emerging mission to protect the nation’s critical infrastructure from cyber attacks.

 

The lab, a staple of Eastern Idaho’s economy and identity, expects to see an expanded presence in Boise, with a cyber-security partnership with Boise State University, growing nuclear power research grants here and more.

 

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This forum was recorded in Downtown Boise on the 12th of September, 2017.

City Club of Boise's guest speakers for this forum include John Reusser, Director of Idaho Suicide Prevention hotline, and volunteer Jennie Rylee.

 

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