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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
  • Featuring Holly Holtzen, State Director, AARP Ohio, and Katie White, Director, Age-Friendly Innovation Center, The Ohio State University College of Social Work, with moderator Ursel McElroy, Director, Ohio Department of Aging.
  • The importance of science literacy comes to the CMC stage with a panel of experts including Frederic Bertley, Ph.D., President and CEO of COSI, and COSI Science Festival partners Lou Von Thaer, President and CEO of Battelle, and Joanna M. Pinkerton, President/CEO, COTA, with moderator Angela An, news anchor with WBNS-10TV.
  • Featuring Jesse Reed, Director, CareSource-Life Services Ohio, Amy Headings, Ph.D., Director of Research and Nutrition, Mid-Ohio Food Collective, Perry Gregory, Senior Vice President, National Center for Urban Solutions, and Mike Premo, Director of Engagement, Community Development for All People, with host Greg Moody, Director, Professional Development and State of Ohio Leadership Institute, The Ohio State University John Glenn College of Public Affairs.
  • Former Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley and former Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, both running for Ohio governor, will take the Columbus Metropolitan Club stage on April 20 for a live discussion of the issues facing Ohioans – and how each might handle them as governor of the Buckeye State.
  • The pandemic took its toll on Columbus’ favorite activities, and no activity was more impacted than dining out in the city’s restaurants. If there’s one thing Columbus residents love, it’s the vibrant “Cbus” food scene. While takeout kept many restaurants busy and let patrons support their favorite spots during the pandemic, Columbus restaurants now seemed poised for a comeback.
  • CMC will unpack Columbus’ dramatic population growth and its growing diversity over the last decade – along with its implications and opportunities for businesses and organizations - with the help of Michael Wilkos, Senior Vice President of Community Impact with The United Way of Central Ohio, who will share lessons learned through extensive research based on the 2020 census, and host Autumn Glover, Senior Director, Community Health Partnerships, OhioHealth.
  • Featuring Steve Stivers, President and CEO, Ohio Chamber of Commerce, and Ola Snow, Chief Human Resources Officer, Cardinal Health, with host Lisa Patt-McDaniel, President and CEO, Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio.
  • Ohio State University experts examine the cause and effect of the invasion.
  • Featuring Eli Phillips Jr., PharmD, Vice President for Specialty Solutions, Cardinal Health, Samantha M. Jaglowski, M.D., Associate Professor of Hematology, Medical Director of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, and member of the Leukemia Research Program, The James Comprehensive Cancer Center at The Ohio State University, and Timothy J. Miller, Ph.D., CEO, President, and Co-Founder, Forge Biologics, with host Eddie Pauline, President and CEO, BioOhio.
  • Featuring Anthony Wilson, Ph.D., Chief Diversity Officer, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Jona Hilario, Ph.D., Statewide Co-Director, OPAWL – Building AAPI Feminist Leadership, Angela Bretz, Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity Equity and Inclusion Officer, Nationwide, and Tanny Crane, President and CEO, Crane Group, with host Ralph Smithers, Jr., AVP, Diversity Equity, Inclusion and Community Relations, Encova Insurance.