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The Madison Civics Club was formed in 1912 to encourage civic engagement and thoughtful discussion of the social issues of the day. The organization offers a lecture-luncheon series highlighting inspiring national and local speakers. They invite and honor outstanding citizens and youth groups; they encourage stimulating conversations among members and guests; and promote the betterment of our community.

The Madison Civics Club is Co-Chaired by Eve Galanter and Nancy Young.

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Border Angels, Border Realities and Immigration Today

Episode first aired on 10/11/2013

Border Angels, Border Realities and Immigration Today
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Madison Civics Club: Prohibition: How Did That Happen?

Episode first aired on 5/3/2013

Daniel Okrent is the author of Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition. Okrent was a featured commentator on Ken Burns's PBS series Baseball, and he was senior creative consultant and featured commentator on Burns's Prohibition.
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The Effect of Title IX

Episode first aired on 2/22/2013

Christine Brennan, an award-winning sports columnist for USA Today and a best-selling author, will discuss the effect that Title IX has had on collegiate sports.
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A Centennial Celebration of Civic Vision: The John Nolen Plan and the Madison Civics Club

Episode first aired on 2/17/2012

Presentations by Madison historian David Mollenhoff ("John Nolen: The Enduring Power of a Great Civic Vision") and George Austin of the Block 100 Foundation ("Looking Forward: Opportunities to Build on the Civic Vision") on the past, present and future of State Street and Downtown.
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Gwen Ifill: Politics, Policy and Reality: What’s Really Going on in Washington

Episode first aired on 11/2/2011

Gwen Ifill, Moderator and Managing Editor of "Washington Week," highlights this meeting of the Madison Civics Club. Her presentation, "Politics, Policy and Reality: What's Really Going on in Washington," cuts through the noise and partisanship to analyze the true state of national public affairs.
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Janet Napolitano, Secretary, Department of Homeland Security: Homeland Security in the Ten Years since 9/11

Episode first aired on 9/23/2011

Janet Napolitano, Secretary, Department of Homeland Security highlights this meeting of the Madison Civics Club. Her presentation, "The Role We All Play: Homeland Security in the Ten Years since 9/11," discusses the efforts her Department and each of us can do to secure our country from the threats we face - from terrorism to natural disasters.
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Dr. Timothy Cordes: How I See Possibilities

Episode first aired on 4/30/2010

Valedictorian of his class at Notre Dame, Timothy Cordes went on to earn a Ph.D. in biomolecular chemistry and an M.D. from UW-Madison, and is the first blind person ever to earn these dual degrees.