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Afghans Settling in Ohio
November 10, 2021

Columbus, Ohio will soon welcome some 350 Afghan refugees, just part of the many thousands coming to the United States following with withdrawal of U.S. forces in 2021. Hear from leaders working to he

America’s Small Business Incubation Rate – and What Ohio Is Doing Right
November 03, 2021

America’s small business creation rate has been dropping for decades. The country’s entrepreneurial spirit seems alive and well, so what’s discouraging entrepreneurs from starting new small businesses

Who Represents Whom? Redistricting and Gerrymandering in Ohio
October 27, 2021

With the results of the latest U.S. census in hand, lawmakers across the country are now redrawing the lines of 429 House districts and over seven thousand legislative districts.    This CMC forum e

Colorization: One Hundred Years of Black Films in a White World
October 20, 2021

This week, CMC features Columbus native Wil Haygood. His new book, Colorization: One Hundred Years of Black Films in a White World, examines 100 years of Black movies—from Gone with the Wind to Blaxpl

Stonewall’s 40 Years of Impact
October 13, 2021

Stonewall Columbus was founded in 1981 to increase the visibility and acceptance of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community in Columbus. Today’s forum explores Stonewall’s 40-year histor

Columbus Police Chief Elaine Bryant
October 06, 2021

After a nationwide search, Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther announced the selection of Elaine Bryant as the City’s new chief of police on June 2, 2021. Chief Bryant has made history as Columbus’ first

Building Inclusive Communities 
September 29, 2021

How can inclusive housing strengthen Columbus? Hear from an expert panel about the myriad ways housing affects a community - from the quality of life, ease of transportation, employment, health care,

Columbus Downtown Development Corporation Review
September 22, 2021

Construction cranes continue to dominate downtown Columbus. Much of this progress is the work of the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation, a private non-profit with a mission to lead development

The LinkUS Columbus Mobility Initiative
September 17, 2021

In fewer than three decades, Central Ohio is projected to be home to three million people. Covering just 40 square miles in 1950, the City of Columbus now stretches over 225 square miles. Just how all

9/11/01: We Were There
September 17, 2021

Recorded September 8, 2021