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State of the County
Mar 18, 2016 12:15 PM
Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury will present her annual state of the county address, an assessment of Oregon’s most populous county. Multnomah County provides support for homeless families, public health services, assistance for veterans, the elderly and the disabled, as well as maintaining key ...
Game Changer? How Social Media Changes Perspectives, Influences Policy and Decides Elections in Oregon
Mar 11, 2016 12:15 AM
Oregon politics are rapidly evolving – or so we think. The prevailing opinion is that the emergence of social media and decline of conventional media are changing the game and rewriting the rules. It’s quick, it’s sexy, it’s accessible and it’s opinionated – but is that perception actually reflected ...
Is Multnomah County's Criminal Justice System JUST?
Mar 4, 2016 7:15 AM
African Americans now constitute nearly 1 million of the total 2.4 million incarcerated population. To say we have reached a crisis in America would be an understatement. At the NAACP's 106th National Convention, President Obama noted that today's criminal justice system "remains particularly skewed ...
Atop the Glass Ceiling: Women in Leadership
Feb 26, 2016 12:15 PM
Meet three Portland women who have made it to the top and are in charge, against the odds. Hear their journeys as they navigated their industries respective glass ceilings, what it took to get into leadership positions, the challenges they face still and why it matters. Are these women the exception ...
City Club's Next 100 Years: Creating a Modern Club
Feb 19, 2016 12:15 PM
As we mark 100 years as a fount of policy research and a hub of civic engagement, we look forward to City Club's second century. Featuring young City Club members who will continue to shape our city for the better, our guests will consider the future of City Club and of Portland in the context of our ...
Breaking Ground in Cancer Research?
Feb 12, 2016 12:15 PM
Spurred by a $500 million challenge pledge from Nike founder Phil Knight and his wife Penny, Oregon Health & Science University raised $1 billion towards cancer research this past June. But another major hub of cancer research and treatment lives just across the river at Providence. For the past 8 years ...
Does Oregon Overspend or Undertax?
Feb 5, 2016 12:15 PM
In just months, Oregonians may find themselves voting on the largest tax increase in Oregon history: Gross Receipts Tax. Its new revenue would be devoted entirely to education, health care and aid for seniors. As to be expected, progresives rejoice while conservatives revolt and we're left to wonder: ...
Compassionate Conservatism: The Case for Living with Less, Giving Generously and Focusing on Happiness
Jan 29, 2016 12:15 PM
Known best for his work on the junctions between culture, economics, and politics, Arthur Brooks is President of the American Enterprise Institute and a critically-acclaimed thought leader of our times. Drawing from his bestselling books, Gross National Happiness: Why Happiness Matters for America and ...
RAW - An Honest Conversation about Mental Illness
Jan 22, 2016 12:15 PM
Join Sheila Hamilton and Storm Large as they discuss the trauma of a family member's mental illness with Dr. Chris Farentinos of Legacy Health and spokesperson for the Unity Center for Behavioral Health - a forthcoming collaboration of Legacy, Adventist, OHSU and Kaiser. Join us as we dive ...
Digital Inclusion and Tech Equity for Portland
Jan 15, 2016 12:15 PM
Did you know that Intel has invested $300 million to attract more women and people of color into its otherwise predominantly white male workforce? Their ultimate goal: complete employment parity by 2020. Intel is not alone. TechTown, a collaboration of tech companies, recently signed a "Diversity Pledge" ...
The Threat of Islamophobia
Jan 8, 2016 12:15 PM
With calls for both the exclusion and registration of Muslims in America, Islamophobia has become an increasingly common aspect of national conversation. And, from anti-Muslim rallies in Medford to street harassment in Portland, Oregon isn't immune. Join us for a conversation connecting national rhetoric ...
Encore! Retirement Can Be a Career Opportunity
Dec 18, 2015 12:15 PM
Marc Freedman, one of the nation's leading experts on the longevity revolution and the transformation of retirement, will outline the opportunities and advantages of "encore careers" for recent retirees and then discuss specific examples with three Oregonians with experience in different aspects of this ...
Different Cities, Similar Challenges: Four West Coast Mayors Share Their Solutions
Dec 11, 2015 12:15 PM
After last July's trip to the Vatican, Portland Mayor Charlie Hales invited West Coast mayors to come together to talk about common challenges and regional solutions. Join us and for this exclusive conversation between leaders as they discuss local solutions to climate change and how to help homeless ...
Emerging GOP Voices of Oregon
Dec 4, 2015 12:15 PM
How a new wave of conservative leaders are busting through stereotypes and why it matters--regardless of what side you're on. Join City Club of Portland to hear from three dynamic Oregonians who are taking a new approach to Republican politics and bringing diverse perspectives to the issues facing our ...
Do We Have a Story for You! The Art of Storytelling
Nov 20, 2015 7:15 AM
The art of storytelling has exploded nationally in recent years and nowhere more than in Portland, a host site for "Tellabration," a festival of stories and workshops celebrated November 21 in 33 nations around the world. The Portland Storytellers Guild's featured performer that day joins City Club of ...
Violence in Portland
Nov 13, 2015 7:15 AM
The City of Portland has witnessed an alarming increase in rates ofviolence this year. Shootings, murders, attempted murders and more areall occurring far too often. These crimes particularly impact our city'scommunities of color. Produced by Kristi Jo (KJ) Lewis of City Club of Portland's Friday Forum ...
Is Portland Special...When It Comes to Minimum Wage?
Nov 6, 2015 12:15 PM
We have significant economic diversity across Oregon. Acknowledging these differences is why a one-size fits all minimum wage isn't a living wage for all, especially for Portland residents. Over the last 10 months a City Club research committee has delved into one of the biggest challenges facing Portland ...
Oil by Rail in the Gorge
Oct 30, 2015 8:15 AM
And now for today’s program: Is the Columbia River Gorge a scenicwonderland, or a crucial commercial corridor? Can it be both? Oilcompanies are proposing to build the largest oil by rail terminal in thecountry at the Port of Vancouver. Hundreds of jobs would be created,but environmental and neighborhood ...
Transportation Innovation with David Bragdon
Oct 23, 2015 8:15 AM
On a range of innovative transportationstrategies Portland is recognized as a national leader -- from publictransit investments to bicycle infrastructure to pedestrian-firstdesign. But other cities and regions are moving ahead, deployinginnovative strategies and accessing new funding sources. Portland ...
A Blue Dog in A Red House: Representative Kurt Schrader
Oct 16, 2015 8:15 AM
Americansare worried about the future of our nation and are concerned about thelack of accountability in making sure our federal budget is balanced. Asongoing budget conversations continue, how does a Blue Dog Democratnavigate the rocky waters of an unpopular Congress? Representative KurtSchrader will ...
Portland's Housing Crisis Part 2: Historic Preservation
Oct 9, 2015 8:15 AM
Over the last few years, Portland renters and homebuyers saw a surge inthe cost of rent and homes. One policy solution that has been proposedis increasing urban density and building more homes in existingneighborhoods. While many Portland residents support policies thatincrease urban density in theory, ...
Portland's Housing Crisis Part 1
Oct 2, 2015 8:15 AM
This summer, Portland renters saw a surge in no-cause evictions anddramatically increased rents. The impacts can be devastating physically,mentally and socially, with lost access to affordable housing,transportation, community, neighborhood schools and basic familystability. More and more, people are ...
Greater Portland Grows Up: Tom Hughes on Change, Challenge and the Urban Growth Boundary
Sep 25, 2015 12:15 PM
By state law every six years the Metro Council reviews the land supplyfor the next 20 years and, if necessary, adjusts the region’s urbangrowth boundary to meet anticipated housing and employment land needs.The Council will vote on a new three-year extension in Novemberfollowing a period for public input. ...
The Future of Public Transit in Portland
Sep 18, 2015 8:15 AM
Thelaunch of the Orange Line on September 11th, 2015 marks the excitingconclusion of the biggest public transit project of the decade andleaves us with an equally exciting question: What's next for publictransportation in the Portland region? A public transit system can serve a lotof ends: it can ...
Portland Streets: End the Funding Gridlock
Sep 11, 2015 12:15 PM
Portland’sstreets need help now. Last year, Mayor Charlie Hales and CommissionerSteve Novick led an effort to raise funds for maintenance and safety,but the Street Fee discussion fell apart in the face of competingstakeholder goals. A City Club research committee studied the issue forseven months and ...
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