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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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Upcoming forums:                      

  • Tuesday, January 30: 23rd Annual Pundits Forum

Boise State Public Radio broadcasts the forums on the Saturday and Tuesday following the date they take place. All forums are archived and can be found on the City Club's website by year:

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Date: Tuesday, January 30

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

Location: Boise Centre, 850 West Front Street, Boise, ID 83702

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.
  • Jim Weatherby, Boise State University professor emeritus.

 

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.

 

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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.

 

AP

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.

 

This forum was recorded on June 15, 2017 at the Student Union at Boise State University.

Chief Investment Officer Bob Maynard, and PERSI's team of investment managers discuss the global and national state of the economy, and take questions from the audienceduring the forum.

The face of cannabis – medical miracle or gateway drug?  Will it create crime or promote prosperity? Or something in-between?  In this City Club forum you will hear three very different points of view on the business of cannabis. Panelists, Shellie Nash-Huntington Chamber of Commerce, Bill Gardiner- ISP, and Wayne Hoffman- Idaho Freedom Foundation, will speak on the business of cannabis and what it might mean to Idaho.

Chair: Terri Ottens

Moderator: Kevin Richert

 

Medical, Health Care
Emilie Ritter Saunders / Boise State Public Radio

When the Affordable Care Act (ACA/Obama Care) became law in 2010, states were given the option to expand Medicaid up to 138% of the Federal Poverty Level for able-bodied adults ($16,643 individual $33,948 for a family of four in 2017) without children in the home. Thirty-one states and the District of Columbia have chosen to expand Medicaid. Idaho is one of 19 states that chose not to. Idaho currently provides no insurance coverage for adults without children.

AP

Date: Thursday, April 6

Time: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Location: Inn at 500 (500 S. Capitol Blvd.)

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Ada County’s three school districts will go to the polls March 14 with ballot measures. There’s a lot at stake, for classrooms and communities.
 

Idaho Statesman

In 1938, an energetic group of civic leaders led the charge to create a ski area in the mountains above Boise. With rousing support from citizens, the business community, the Forest Service and city and state officials, the dream for Boise's very own ski area came to fruition when Bogus Mountain Recreation Area opened in December 1942. From its inception, Bogus Basin was established as a nonprofit community resource. It has grown to meet our community's changing needs and has gained national acclaim for its accessibility to all, regardless of income, age or physical abilities.

John Sowell / Idaho Statesman

Public health has a long and interesting history of fighting infectious diseases, from yellow fever and malaria to cholera and typhoid fever. While these problems still exist, and public health agencies in Idaho continue to deal daily with whooping cough, tuberculosis, and influenza outbreaks, the scope of public health has expanded greatly to include cancer, heart disease, workplace health and the impact of environmental problems.

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Listen to the forum from the 11th of January, 2017, recorded at the Boise Centre.

It wouldn't be a new legislative session without a bunch of big questions. Why should 2017 be any different?

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