Updated: CMC Suspends Live Streaming Forums

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Editor’s Note 3/23/2020: Following the stay at home order issued by Governor Mike DeWine on Sunday, March 22, CMC is suspending the live streaming of its forums until receiving the “all clear.”

The organization will share archived forums instead, streaming every Wednesday from 12-1:15 p.m. via YouTube and Facebook.

Originally published 3/17/2020: The Columbus Metropolitan Club is switching to live streaming for the foreseeable future. The organization’s regular Wednesday forums will be available to stream via YouTube for free.

Speakers and panelists will hold their discussions, but in compliance with restrictions on mass gatherings, CMC will eliminate its live audience participation.

Viewers can find the live stream through CMC’s YouTube channel. Forums run every Wednesday from 12 – 1:15 p.m.

“CMC took this proactive measure last week before the governor announced the size of gatherings allowed, because it is the responsible behavior to keep our individual members and staff safe, and to demonstrate leadership to other organizations who might be developing their posture in response to the COVID-19 crisis for our community as a whole,” said CMC President and CEO Jane Scott.

Upcoming forums include:

Wednesday, March 18 – 12 – 1:15 p.m.
Ohio Politics Pre Primary Analysis

Panelists will discuss the progress of the 2020 election, how Ohio will influence the outcome of the general election, how the postponement of Ohio’s primary election may influence the results, explore the current state of Ohio’s political parties on the state and local levels and more.

Panelists include:

  • Kyle Kondik, Managing Editor, Sabato’s Crystal Ball, University of Virginia Center for Politics
  • Thomas Suddes, Assistant Professor, Journalism, Ohio University
  • Karen Kasler, News Bureau Chief, Ohio Statehouse
  • Derrick Clay, President and CEO, New Visions Group (host)

Wednesday, March 25 – 12 – 1:15 p.m.
Buried in Plastic

Panelists will discuss the current situation the world finds itself in in regards to plastic usage, measures being taken and explore to mitigate the extent of the damage, and what individuals can do to decrease the population’s reliance on plastic over time.

Panelists include:

  • D. Scott Barbour, President and CEO, Advanced Drainage Systems
  • Ben Kessler, Mayor of Bexley
  • Aparna Dial, Senior Director of Sustainability and Strategic Services, The Ohio State University
  • Ty Marsh, Executive Director SWACO (Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio) (host)

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