Beyond Civility http://wvxu.org en Hartmann, Portune kick off Beyond Civility series http://wvxu.org/post/hartmann-portune-kick-beyond-civility-series <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two Hamilton County commissioners - Democrat Todd </span>Portune<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Republican Greg </span>Hartmann<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> - will be featured in Beyond Civility&#39;s new fall series of &quot;Side-by-Side&quot; conversations.</span></p><p>The two county commissioners will talk about their backgrounds and the influences that shaped their political views in a discussion on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at St. John&#39;s Unitarian Universalist Church, 320 Resor Ave., Clifton.</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 15:01:49 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 18132 at http://wvxu.org Hartmann, Portune kick off Beyond Civility series Driehaus, Blessing in Beyond Civility debate http://wvxu.org/post/driehaus-blessing-beyond-civility-debate <p>Beyond Civility, an organization that promotes civil discourse and understanding among people with differing political views, has something different planned for the next discussion in its "Back-to-Back" series - a debate on issues between a Democratic legislator and a former Republican lawmaker.</p><p>State Rep. Denise Driehaus, a Clifton Democrat, and former state senator and representative Lou Blessing, a Colerain Township Republican, will "present their opposing parties' arguments on some of the hot button public policy issues of the day."</p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 15:34:43 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 11222 at http://wvxu.org Driehaus, Blessing in Beyond Civility debate Springer and Blackwell: Old allies, differing views http://wvxu.org/post/springer-and-blackwell-old-allies-differing-views <p>One could hardly find two political figures&nbsp;whose beliefs are more far apart than Ken&nbsp;Blackwell and Jerry Springer.</p><p><br>Blackwell, the conservative Republican and believer in limited government and the power of the private sector.</p><p><br>Springer, the liberal Democrat, who went on from a career in Cincinnati politics and TV news to become an internationally known talk show host, and a liberal Democrat who believes that government is not the enemy but the friend of those trying to their lives.</p><p><br>Both come from vastly different backgrounds.</p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 00:46:03 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 10219 at http://wvxu.org Springer and Blackwell: Old allies, differing views Blackwell and Springer, side-by-side http://wvxu.org/post/blackwell-and-springer-side-side <p>J. Kenneth Blackwell and Jerry Springer - political polar opposites who served together on Cincinnati City Council in the 1970s - will share the stage March 12 for Beyond Civility's "Side-by-Side"&nbsp;discussion series.</p><p>Springer, a former councilman and mayor who went on to international fame as a TV talk show host, is a liberal Democrats. Blackwell, a former state treasurer and secretary of state who ran unsuccessfully for Ohio governor in 2006, is a conservative Republican.</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 14:01:17 +0000 Howard Wilkinson & t 9222 at http://wvxu.org Blackwell and Springer, side-by-side Judge replaces Mann as co-leader of "Beyond Civility" http://wvxu.org/post/judge-replaces-mann-co-leader-beyond-civility <p>Now that Democrat David Mann is a declared candidate for Cincinnati City Council, he has stepped down as co-convener of Beyond Civility, a project aimed at promoting more civil discourse and understanding among people of different political views.</p><p>Mann will be replaced by U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Black, who was appointed to the federal bench in 2010 by President Obama.</p><p>Black joins U.S. District Court Judge Sandra Beckwith, who was appointed to the federal bench in 1992 by President George H.W. Bush,&nbsp;as co-convener of the organization.</p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 14:36:01 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 8884 at http://wvxu.org Judge replaces Mann as co-leader of "Beyond Civility"