City Club Of Boise

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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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Details on upcoming events & forums can be found at the City Club of Boise website.                          

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: www.cityclubofboise.org

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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

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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.

 


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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.

 

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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Date: Thursday, August 3

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

Location: The Grove Hotel, Ballroom 2nd floor

Unusual times call for unusual actions. Such as a City Club summer political pundits forum!

 

Let’s face it. It’s been an uncommonly hectic few months on Capitol Hill, and it doesn’t look like things are likely to quiet down any time soon. And the 2018 Idaho elections are starting to get crowded, and a little bit chippy.

 

Jim Jones

This City Club of Boise Forum took place on Tuesday, June 27th and The Grove Hotel in downtown Boise.

Former Idaho Chief Justice, Jim Jones, shares his perspective on ways to treat the world’s ‘huddled masses’.

 

Jim Jones became acquainted with the plight of war victims --refugees and orphans -- during his tour of duty in Vietnam with the U.S. Army in 1968-69.

 

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