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The City Club of Idaho Falls

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The City Club of Idaho Falls is an independent, nonpartisan forum for discussion of public affairs. Forums are recorded and rebroadcast on KISU-FM 91.3
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2022.4.27 Legislative District 35
District 35, Wednesday April 27th Senate: Mark Harris (incumbent), Doug Toomer (challenger) House Seat A Kevin Andrus (incumbent), Jon Goode (challenger) House Seat B: Chad Christensen (incumbent), Josh Wheeler (challenger)
April 28, 2022
2022.4.26 Legislative District 33
District 33, Tuesday April 26th Senator: Dave Lent (incumbent), Bryan Scholz (challenger) Declined Invite House Seat A: Barbara Ehardt (incumbent), Jeff Thompson (challenger)
April 28, 2022
2022.4.25 Legislative District 32
District 32, Monday April 25th Senator: Kevin Cook (incumbent), Keith Newberry (challenger) House Seat A (open seat): Nicholas T. Christiansen (challenger), Stephanie Jo Mickelsen (challenger)
April 28, 2022
2022_04_06 State Superintendent of Public Instruction Forum
Dr. David Adler moderated the discussion between Incumbent Sherri Ybarra and challengers Branden Durst and Debbie Critchfield. Much was discussed in this 1.5 hour program. Per pupil spending, retaining teachers, Critical Race Theory, school choice among a few others. Come listen and get informed on making a choice in the upcoming Primary elections on May 17th. 
April 14, 2022
Russia's War on Ukraine
The evenings speakers were Jeff Carr and Karen Leibert, and this was the evenings talking points "Analyzing Putin's invasion of Ukraine." "What is Russia's Endgame?" "What is the future of Russia's relations with the West?"  -here are the respective slide shows you can look at while they are speaking.
April 05, 2022
2022_Mar 11 Republican Attorney General Forum
Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden and challenger Raul Labrador displayed their differing visions for the office in a candidate Forum presented by the City Club of Idaho Falls.
March 17, 2022
2022_ Feb 4th Director of INL John Wagner
Listen to Dr. Wagner update the community on: Exciting Projects in Energy and Security Net Zero – INL, a leader in the state and in the country Workforce Opportunities The Importance of Community Partnership. The PowerPoint is available on the City Club website under slides.
February 10, 2022
2022_ 1_13 CEI-Future Tech Pres. Rick Aman and Ann Marie Peters
Listen to January's forum on the updates and happenings at the Campus of the College of Eastern Idaho.
January 19, 2022
Behind the Blue Line: Gangs, Drugs, and Crime in Bonneville County
Captain Sam Hulse, Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office
January 09, 2020
Why Our Region is Poised to be Idaho’s Next Big Growth Story
Theresa McKnight, CEO, Regional Economic Development for Eastern Idaho (REDI)
December 13, 2019
Idaho State University: A Presidential Update
Kevin Satterlee, Idaho State University President
November 07, 2019
A Washington Update
Representative Mike Simpson
October 08, 2019
Building Community
Lee Radford, Chair, Idaho Falls Redevelopment Agency Catherine Smith, Executive Director of the Idaho Falls Downtown Development Corporation Dana Briggs, Director, Idaho Falls Economic Development
September 20, 2019
A Washington Update
Senator Mike Crapo
August 08, 2019
A Changing Climate: Risks and Opportunities in Idaho
Kate Gordon, Director of the California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research
June 06, 2019
Xavier R. Rolet KBE, CEO of CQS Management Ltd., and Former CEO of London Stock Exchange Group
May 23, 2019
The U.S. Senate: From Deliberation to Dysfunction
Marc Johnson, Author, Historian and Political Analyst, Served as Press Secretary & Chief of Staff for Gov. Cecil Andrus
April 25, 2019
2019 Recipient of The John D. Hansen Civility Award
The Honorable Jim Jones, former Chief Justice of the Idaho Supreme Court & Idaho Attorney General
February 21, 2019
Local Journalism and the Fight Against Fake News
Travis Quast, President & Regional Publisher Adams Publishing Group – East Idaho & Utah
January 24, 2019
A Farewell Address
Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter
December 06, 2018
Lieutenant Gubernatorial Forum
Democratic Candidate, Kristin Collum
October 19, 2018
Superintendent of Public Instruction Forum
Democratic Candidate, Cindy Wilson
October 06, 2018
Election 2018 Idaho Gubernatorial Candidates
Republican Candidate, Brad Little
September 26, 2018
Election 2018 Idaho Gubernatorial Candidates
Democratic Candidate, Paulette Jordan
September 21, 2018
Innovation, Investment, and Education: Opportunities in Idaho and Beyond
A. Scott Anderson, President & CEO of Zions Bank
August 23, 2018
Hunting for Hamilton: The Man, The Myth, The Musical
Dr. Joanne Freeman, Professor of History and American Studies at Yale University
June 12, 2018
Salmon and Steelhead: Lost Cause or Reason for Hope?
Mark Davidson, The Nature Conservancy, Director of Conservation Initiative
June 08, 2018
A Perspective on the World’s Huddled Masses
Jim Jones, Former Idaho Supreme Court Chief Justice
May 25, 2018
2018 Democratic Gubernatorial Forum
A.J. Balukoff, Boise School Board & St. Luke’s Hospital Board Member Paulette Jordan, Former Member, Idaho House of Representatives
April 20, 2018
Securing the Nation’s Energy Future
Dr. Mark Peters, Director, Idaho National Laboratory
March 16, 2018
Reweaving the Social Fabric of America
Dr. Thomas L (Les) Purce, President Emeritus of The Evergreen State College
February 24, 2018
Civility and Empathy: How the Humanities Feed Democracy
Rick Ardinger, Idaho Humanities Council, Executive Director
January 12, 2018
John D. Hansen Civility Award
Honorees: Jim Francis, Holly Kartchner, Lynn MacAusland, Debbie Woodard
December 15, 2017
Donald Trump, the Presidency and the Constitution
Dr. David Gray Adler, President, The Alturas Institute
November 17, 2017
Disrupting the Electric Grid
Jackie Flowers, General Manager of Idaho Falls Power
September 22, 2017
2018 Republican Gubernatorial Candidates Panel
Tommy Ahlquist, M.D., Businessman Raúl Labrador, U.S. Representative Brad Little, Lieutenant Governor
August 25, 2017
The Future of Higher Education in Southeast Idaho
Kelly Burgener, Academic Vice President, Brigham Young University-Idaho Dr. Rick Aman, President, Eastern Idaho Technical College Dr. Jeff Fox, President, College of Southern Idaho Dr. Lyle Castle, Interim Dean of the College of Science and Engineering, Idaho State University Dr. Marc Skinner, Executive Officer Southeast Region, University of Idaho
May 04, 2017
The Age of Trump and Brexit: The US, Britain, and the World after Brexit
Dr. Martin Farr, Foreign Policy Expert, Senior Lecturer at University of Newcastle in the United Kingdom
April 14, 2017
Idaho Agriculture: Building Our Economy and Shaping Our Values
Celia Gould, Director of the Idaho State Department of Agriculture
February 25, 2017
National Security Mom
Gina Bennett, CIA Senior Counter Terrorism Expert
January 27, 2017
A Historic Election in Review
Dr. David Gray Adler, President, Alturas Institute
November 12, 2016
Eye on Idaho: A Look at Current Idaho Politics
Betsy Russell, Boise Bureau Chief for The Spokesman-Review
October 21, 2016
Decision 2016: Idaho Supreme Court Candidates
Robyn Brody, Attorney Curt McKenzie, State Senator
September 24, 2016
Islamic History and Modern Islamic Movements in the Middle East
Dr. Zackery Heern, Assistant Professor at Idaho State University
June 17, 2016
The Case for a Community College in Eastern Idaho
Dr. Rick Aman, President Eastern Idaho Technical College (EITC)
May 20, 2016
What’s Up with Wages?
Mary Daly, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Senior Vice President, Associate Director of Research
February 19, 2016
We Get the Media We Deserve
Roger Plothow, Editor and Publisher of the Post Register
January 16, 2016
Are We Ready for Madam President?
Caroline Heldman, Professor of Politics, Author, National Television Commentator, Film Actress
November 07, 2015
A Bold Approach: The Future of INL
John Grossenbacher, Laboratory Director of Idaho National Laboratory
September 25, 2015
The Common Good: Humanities in the Public Square
William “Bro” Adams, National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Chairman
August 08, 2015
Nuclear Research & Waste: The Path Forward
Beatrice Brailsford, Nuclear Program Director, Snake River Alliance John Grossenbacher, Director, Idaho National Laboratory John Kotek, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, DOE’s Office of Nuclear Energy
May 19, 2015
Legislative Leadership in Idaho: Challenges and Opportunities
Bart Davis, Senate Majority Leader John Rusche, House Minority Leader
May 02, 2015
Changes, Challenges and Uncertainties in the Energy Industry
Jonathan Weisgall, Vice President, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, Berkshire Hathaway Energy
February 21, 2015
Boulder-White Clouds, Monument or Wilderness? The Impact on State of Idaho
Rocky Barker, Reporter for the Idaho Statesman
December 20, 2014
Decision 2014: State Superintendent Debate
Jana Jones vs. Sherri Ybarra
October 24, 2014
Two Days…Two Debates!: 2nd Congressional Seat
Mike Simpson vs. Richard Stallings
October 11, 2014
Unfasten Your Seatbelts: An Astronaut’s Guide to Space
Barbara Morgan, Astronaut & Teacher
June 28, 2014
Legislative Leadership in Idaho: Challenges and Opportunities
Michelle Stennett, Senate Minority Leader
May 16, 2014
Climate Change
Russ Brown, Scientist
May 03, 2014
Education: Our Economic Foundation
Rod Gramer, President & CEO of Idaho Business for Education (IBE)
March 15, 2014
The State of the State
AJ Balukoff, Democratic Candidate for Governor
February 14, 2014
Why money, banking, & the Federal Reserve matter to you
Park Price, CEO Bank of Idaho
January 25, 2014
Democracy’s Foundation: The Rule of Law
Lawrence G. Wasden, Idaho Attorney General
October 19, 2013
Meet the Idaho Falls Mayoral Candidates
Rebecca Casper, Tim Downs, Brian LaPray, and Sharon Parry
September 26, 2013
Idaho’s New Health Insurance Market Place Your Health Idaho: Shop, Compare, Choose
Stephen Weeg, Board Chair, Idaho Health Exchange
September 20, 2013
Question Hour: City Club’s Unique Q&A-Only Forum
Senator James E. Risch, United States Senator for the State of Idaho
August 27, 2013
Ties that Bind: Abraham Lincoln and the Birth of Idaho
David Leroy, Lincoln Scholar, former Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General
June 14, 2013
Are We Making the Right Investments in Education for Idaho?
Emma Atchley, Vice President of the Idaho State Board of Education
May 10, 2013
A Veteran and a Rookie: Perspectives on the 2013 Legislative Session
Brent Hill, State Senator District 34 & President Pro Tempore Wendy Horman, State Representative District 30B
April 27, 2013
A Time of Testing: Non-Discrimination and Civil Rights
Monica D. Hopkins, Executive Director, ACLU of Idaho
March 09, 2013
Upcoming Challenges and Opportunities of the 2013 Legislative Session
Lieutenant Governor Brad Little
January 19, 2013
Natural Gas: Realizing the Potential
Dan Kirschner, Executive Director, Northwest Gas Association Scott Madison, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Intermountain Gas Company
December 07, 2012
Making Sense of the 2012 Election
Thomas E. Cronin, McHugh Professor of American Institutions and Leadership at Colorado College
November 16, 2012
The Making of “The Color of Conscience”: A Documentary about Human Rights in Idaho
Marcia Franklin, Host and Producer of Idaho Public Television
October 12, 2012
Question Hour
Senator Mike Crapo, United States Senator for the State of Idaho
August 24, 2012
Grand Teton National Park: Connections and Challenges
Kevin Schneider, Deputy Superintendent of Grand Teton National Park
June 28, 2012
Fukushima: One Year Later, Impacts on Nuclear Energy
John Grossenbacher, Director of the Idaho National Laboratory
April 19, 2012
Moving at the Speed of Business
Jeffery Sayer, Director of the Idaho Department of Commerce
March 30, 2012
25 Years of Idaho Politics: What’s happening now and what’s changed?
Dan Popkey, Political Columnist for the Idaho Statesman
January 20, 2012
Holding Government Accountable
Dr. David Adler, Director of The James A. & Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research at University of Idaho
December 16, 2011
New Perspectives on Justice
Chief Judge Roger S. Burdick, Idaho Supreme Court
November 18, 2011
A Washington Update
Mike Simpson, United States House of Representatives
October 21, 2011
The Impact of 9/11 and the Response of Citizen Soldiers
Major General Gary L. Sayler, Adjutant General Commanding General Idaho National Guard
September 29, 2011
Schools Cannot Do It Alone: Building Public Support for America’s Public Schools
Jamie Vollmer, President of Vollmer, Inc.
September 23, 2011
Education: How to Move Forward in the 21st Century
Tom Luna, Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction
May 20, 2011
Education Reform: A Teacher’s Perspective
Robin Nettinga, Executive Director of the Idaho Education Association
March 25, 2011
An Update from Washington, DC
Senator Jim Risch
March 04, 2011
The Future of Idaho Falls
Mayor Jared Fuhriman
February 25, 2011
The 2011 Business Outlook in Idaho
Alex S. LaBeau, President of the Idaho Association of Commerce & Industry
January 14, 2011
Legislative Preview
Senator Bart Davis (District 33), Representative Dennis Lake (District 28), and Representative Janice McGeachin (District 32)
December 17, 2010
The Crisis in Higher Education
James Rogers, Founder and owner of Intermountain West Communications Company (formerly Sunbelt Communications Company) and Nevada System of Higher Education’s ninth Chancellor
November 18, 2010
Observations on Current Public Policy and Commentary on the 2010 State and National General Elections
Dr. James B. Weatherby, a Boise State University emeritus professor and a public policy consultant
October 14, 2010
Come Celebrate Constitution Day with Us
Dr. David Adler, Director of The James A. & Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research at University of Idaho
September 17, 2010
Q&A: Judical Elections & Water Law
Jim Jones, Supreme Court Justice
May 07, 2010
What was Old is New Again: The Future of Nuclear Energy & the INL
John Grossenbacher, Director of the Idaho National Laboratory and President of Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (BEA)
April 30, 2010
A Washington Update
Mike Crapo, United States Senate
April 02, 2010
Moving Student Achievement Forward
Tom Luna, Superintendent of Public Instruction
March 26, 2010
The Future of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
Rocky Barker, Author and Reporter
February 19, 2010
Globalization and American Economics
Dr. Kim B. Clark
January 22, 2010
Update on Our State
Senator Bart Davis
December 11, 2009
Should the National Electoral College be Abolished?
Larry Sokol, California legislature expert
November 13, 2009
Healthcare: Where are we going?
Ray Flachbart, President and CEO of the Blue Cross of Idaho
September 25, 2009
Update on Washington
Congressman Mike Simpson of Idaho
August 20, 2009
Ernest Hemingway in Idaho - Part 2
Marty Peterson, Commemorating the 70th anniversary of Hemingway’s arrival in Idaho
June 26, 2009
Journey of a Nuclear Pioneer
Warren Nyer, was a member of the Manhattan Project (1st Nuclear Pile).
May 21, 2009
Preserving Judicial Independence
Judge N. Randy Smith is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
February 27, 2009
2009 Legislative Outlook
Dan Popkey, Political Reporter for the Idaho Statesman Corey Taule, Political Reporter for the Post Register
January 23, 2009
Globalization and American Economics
Dr. Kim B. Clark, President of Brigham Young University-Idaho, Economics doctorate from Harvard University
December 18, 2008
Presidential Elections and Presidential Failures with insights into the 2008 election
Professor Richard Pious, Ph.D., is an eminent presidential scholar and author, most recently of “Why Presidents Fail”
November 14, 2008
The state of affairs in Washington, D.C.
United States Sen. Bob Bennett (R-Utah)
July 02, 2008
Restoring the Presidency of the United States
Dr. David Adler, Professor of Political Science at Idaho State University
June 20, 2008
2008 Legislative Session
Idaho State Senate Majority Leader, Bart Davis
April 18, 2008
The Economic Impact of Idaho State University
Dr. Aurthur Vailas, ISU President
March 28, 2008
The State of Affairs in Washington
Senator Mike Crapo
February 19, 2008
How the state plans to deal with one of our greatest resources – Water
David Tuthill, Idaho’s Director of Water Resources
January 25, 2008
Update on Washington
Congressman Mike Simpson of Idaho
December 14, 2007
Pressing Issues in the State and Country: Q & A
Former U.S. Senator James McClure Former Idaho Governor Cecil Andrus
June 22, 2007