City Club Of Boise

BSPR News: Sundays following the forum at 8 P.M. and Tuesdays following the forum at 7 P.M.

“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 Sunday and Tuesday evenings 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:

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Erik Jones - Boise State Public Radio

  This City Club of Boise forum was recorded on Friday, the 1st of March, 2019 at the Grove Hotel in Boise.

Erik Jones - Boise State Public Radio

Special Event: Boise's Changing Food Scene - A forum on the food scene and what the future holds for Treasure Valley restaurants, menus and tastes.  

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This City Club of Boise Political Pundits Forum was recorded on January 19th at The Boise Centre.

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Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Location: The Idaho Black History Museum, 508 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, ID 83702

Andrew Reed - Idaho Education News

This City Club of Boise forum was recorded at the Grove Hotel on Monday, the 10th of December, 2018.

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The City Club of Boise Awarded Dr. Bob Kustra the 2018 Dottie and Ed Stimpson Award for Civic Engagement in front of an audience at JUMP on November 13th, 2018 in downtown Boise. 

For over 15 years, Bob Kustra led Boise State University in an era of growth and transformation.  Kustra spoke about the contributions institutions of higher education can make toward the promotion of civil discourse in our communities.

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This City Club of Boise Forum was recorded on Tuesday, October 23 and features panelists:

Luke Mayville - Reclaim Idaho

Fred Birnbaum - Idaho Freedom Foundation

Lauren Necochea - Idaho Fiscal Policy Center

This forum was recorded on the 4th of October, 2018.

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.