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Columbus Metropolitan Club
Saturday mornings at 10, Podcast

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. 

Latest Episodes
  • This Columbus Metropolitan Club forum features Edwina Blackwell Clark, Executive Editor, The Columbus Dispatch, and Amelia Robinson, Opinion and Community Engagement Editor, The Columbus Dispatch, with hosts Jessica Langer, Editor in Chief, Lantern Media Group, The Ohio State University, and Nicole Kraft, Ed.D., Associate Professor, School of Communication, The Ohio State University.
  • The 2022 election once again featured unconstitutional maps of Ohio districts virtually assuring one party rule. This Columbus Metropolitan Club forum looks at the results and what they might mean for the future of our democracy.
  • This Columbus Metropolitan Club forum features Nannette V. Maciejunes, Executive Director and CEO, Columbus Museum of Art, and Bryan Moss, Painter and Comic Artist, with Tom Katzenmeyer, President & CEO, Greater Columbus Arts Council.
  • In this Columbus Metropolitan Club forum, we’ll review both the past and the future of the struggle for LGBTQ+ equality in Central Ohio through the eyes of four generations of LGBTQ+ activists.
  • Featuring Nan Whaley, Democratic Candidate for Governor, Former Mayor of Dayton, with host Colleen Marshall, Anchor, NBC4. An invitation has also been extended to Governor Mike DeWine to participate.
  • Franklinton’s mix of residential streets and former industrial areas is now home to five parks, art galleries and event spaces, and some 36,000 residents.
  • The first amendment protects our freedom to say virtually anything with very few restrictions. But when that freedom is abused, do we need new rules?
  • Featuring Nichole Kneedler, Chief Talent Officer, Huntington National Bank, Ryan Burgess, President & CEO, Goodwill Columbus, and Tian Lou, Ph.D., Research Scientist, John Glenn College of Public Affairs and the Center for Human Resource Research, The Ohio State University, with host Colleen Marshall, Co-Anchor, WCMH NBC4, and a special introduction by Chance Shannan, Chief Operating Officer, Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio.
  • 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.
  • 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.