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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
  • Hear from the mayors of three key regional cities about how each is planning for and embracing Central Ohio’s high-growth future in this CMC forum featuring Donald Barnard, Mayor of Johnstown, Laurie Jadwin, Mayor of Gahanna, and Sloan Spalding, Mayor of New Albany, with Keary McCarthy, Executive Director, Ohio Mayors Alliance & Ohio Mayors Alliance Foundation.
  • Listen to this CMC forum featuring a panel of experts as we mark Mental Health Awareness Month with an in-depth conversation about the steps Ohio needs to take to end this second and ongoing pandemic of addiction.
  • This CMC forum features an in-depth discussion about the future of personal mobility with Harvey J. Miller, Ph.D., Bob and Mary Reusche Chair in Geographic Information Science, and Professor and Director, Department of Geography Center for Urban and Regional Analysis, The Ohio State University, Preeti Choudhary, Executive Director, DriveOhio, Ted Angel, Director, Aerospace Affairs, Dayton Development Coalition, with host Walker Evans, Co-Founder & CEO, Columbus Underground.
  • This CMC forum features Tammy Wharton, President & CEO, Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland, Lori Gillett, CEO, CK Construction, and Ayanna Howard, Ph.D., Dean, College of Engineering, The Ohio State University, with host Sheri Chaney Jones, Founder & CEO, SureImpact, and Founder and President, Measurement Resources Company.
  • David A. Chikvaidze, Ph.D., returns to the CMC stage after five tumultuous years in the world of international relations and diplomacy.
  • This CMC forum features Aaron B. Wilson, Ph.D., Principal Investigator at the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, The Ohio State University, and State Climatologist of Ohio, Luke Messinger, Executive Director, The Dawes Arboretum, Ja’net Graham, Senior Manager-Energy Advocacy, IMPACT Community Action, and Alana R. Shockey, Deputy Director, Sustainability and Regulatory Compliance, Department of Public Utilities, City of Columbus, with host Marshall McPeek, Chief Meteorologist, WSYX ABC6.
  • Join CMC and host Jo Ingles, Reporter/Producer, Statehouse News, for an in-depth conversation with former Ohio governor Richard F. Celeste, author of the recent book, In the Heart of It All.
  • This CMC forum features Lourdes Barroso de Padilla, Columbus City Councilmember, and Roland Medrano, Managing Director, Regal International LLC, Chief Executive Officer, La Mega Media, Inc., Board Chair, Hispanic Chamber of Columbus, with host Jackie Orozco, Co-Anchor, Good Day Columbus, WSYX ABC6 News & FOX 28.
  • This CMC forum features Francie Henry, Regional President, Fifth Third Bank, Ilaria Rawlins, Proposed CEO, Fortuna Bank (in organization), Jenny Saunders, President, FCBank, and Jennifer Griffith, Regional President, First Merchants Bank, with host Don DePerro, President and CEO, Columbus Chamber.
  • This CMC forum features William Murdock, Executive Director, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, Erin Rosiello, Vice Chair, All Aboard Ohio, and Arun Rao, Director of Network Development, Amtrak, with host Elizabeth Blount McCormick, President and Owner, Uniglobe Travel Designers.