Civic Commons

Civic Commons: Read (listen) all about it–books that changed lives

by on 2012-05-29

What better way to head into summer than to hear some of our favorite guests talk about the books that changed their lives? Join Dan, Noelle and Luke as they hear about people’s sacred pages, and share a bit about their own. Click the link below to hear the podcast. read-listen-all-about-it-books

Civic Commons: Another Listen: Make Lemons into Lemonade

by on 2012-05-23

Another listen to a show broadcast in late winter, since we’re coming into lemonade season. It’s the old, “when life gives you lemons…” saw. But darn’d if it ain’t true that doing so makes the world a better place. Join Dan, Noelle and Luke as they look at three examples of taking stuff that isn’t [...]

Civic Commons: Development Baklava

by on 2012-05-17

When is a super sweet Turkish pastry like a multi-million dollar real estate deal? When the multi-layered phyllo dough looks just like the multi-layered financing dough (and tastes just as sweet at closing). Join Dan and Noelle as they take a look at the complex world of development financing, where every layer is both savory [...]

Civic Commons: Roll Call for Reform

by on 2012-04-30

Nobody argues against the need for high quality teachers in our public schools. But the consensus starts to splinter when it comes to how to identify and evaluate them. Join Dan, Noelle and Luke as they try to cut through the old books, boring lectures and bad cafeteria food to get to the good stuff–what [...]

Civic Commons: Deep in the heart of fracking

by on 2012-04-24

Texas is known for many things: the Alamo, armadillos and big slices of toast among them. And the output of oil and natural gas is a Texas-sized reality far exceeding the ten gallon hats you see on the guys driving the pick-up trucks. Oil energy is king, but natural gas exploration is a prince in [...]

Civic Commons: Bullies be Gone

by on 2012-04-10

Lisa Damour is one of those people that make you think you really are just a lazy slug (as you suspected). Because while you’ve been busy just hanging on, Lisa has, oh, graduated Yale with honors, got PhD’d at Michigan opened a therapy practice, lectured at John Carroll, clinically instructed at Case Western, published all [...]

Civic Commons: Another Listen: A Spiritual Feast

by on 2012-03-29

Dan and Noelle sit down at the altar of food this week and break bread with three of Cleveland’s most gifted chefs: Douglas Katz (Fire Food and Drink), Karen Small (Flying Fig) and Ben Bebenroth (Spice of Life). They talk about the grace and beauty found in wholesome, local food and the fact that you [...]

Civic Commons: Rocked and Loaded, Part 2

by on 2012-03-21

A few weeks ago we traveled to Youngstown to get the scoop on natural gas drilling and the whole “fracking” thing. Is hydraulic fracturing akin to Satan or is it the God-given answer to Northeast Ohio’s structural unemployment woes? We didn’t strike any clear answers so we decided to dig for more–this time focusing on [...]

Civic Commons: Lights, Camera–Forums!

by on 2012-03-13

The 36th Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) starts March 22, and with it a series of forums to discuss the films and the ideas presented. Some of the forums are sponsored by the Civic Commons, so you know the content is going to be lively, engaging and worth your while. Join Dan as he talks [...]

Civic Commons: Make Lemons into Lemonade

by on 2012-03-09

It’s the old, “when life gives you lemons…” saw. But darn’d if it ain’t true that doing so makes the world a better place. Join Dan, Noelle and Luke as they look at three examples of taking stuff that isn’t so desirable (sludge, old medical equipment and poop) and turning it into incredibly valuable and [...]

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Charlie Mars The Money @4:31
Hozier Take Me To Church @4:27
Trigger Hippy Rise Up Singing @4:22
The Black Keys Gotta Get Away @4:19
Tal Backman She's So High @4:15
Dave Matthews Band Crash Into Me @4:10
Sheryl Crow Everyday is A Winding Road @4:06
Creedence Clearwater Revival Susie Q @4:01
Bears Den Above the Clouds of Pompeii @3:55
Half Moon Run Call Me In the Afternoon @3:52
Edwin McCain I Want It All @3:47