Video Archive

Video recordings of past events are now available on our YouTube channel here.

Reflections from The Gainesville Sun’s last executive editor

Aloft Hotel 3743 Hull Road, Gainesville, Florida

Jan. 9th from 11:30 pm - 1:00 pm Douglas Ray will discuss the rise and fall of community newspapers and consider the path forward for the Fourth Estate. His career tracked the corporate consolidation of print journalism, saw its salad days and secured a Pulitzer Prize for breaking news coverage, but also the great unwinding.…

Where Nature and Culture Meet

Aloft Hotel 3743 Hull Road, Gainesville, Florida

Dec 12th from 11:30 pm - 1:00 pm Robert "Hutch" Hutchinson will weave together several tales about how Alachua County became the place "Where Nature and Culture Meet", providing insight into the people and events that have forever shaped the landscape of our community. Speaker Bio: Robert "Hutch" Hutchinson served as an Alachua County Commissioner…

Medical Aid in Dying: A Global Perspective

Aloft Hotel 3743 Hull Road, Gainesville, Florida

Nov 14th from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Speaker Bio: Barbara Toeppen-Sprigg, MD, MPH, is a retired Family and Preventive Medicine physician. Her practice in Ohio included direct patient care, residency teaching, and organizational responsibilities. She has been teaching on End-of-Life Choice for the last seven years, primarily in Ocala, Florida. Her other interests include…

Sweetwater Creek Loop: Reclaim a creek, connect neighborhoods

Aloft Hotel 3743 Hull Road, Gainesville, Florida

Oct 10th from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Speaker Bio: Ron Cunningham is a career newspaper journalist who has been writing about Florida for half a century. A 1975 graduate of the University of Florida, he began his journalism career as a beat reporter for the Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel. In 1976 he became higher…

Public Defenders: who we are, what we do, and why we are important

Aloft Hotel 3743 Hull Road, Gainesville, Florida

Sept 12th from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Speaker Bio: Stacy Scott holds a BA from the University of Florida and a J.D. with honors from the University of Florida College of Law. She has worked in the private sector as a criminal defense attorney for over 20 years, litigating criminal cases ranging from misdemeanors…

Saving Florida’s Springs – Time is Running Out

Online (ZOOM)

May 9th from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Speaker Bio: Our ninth and last forum talk of this year will take place next Monday, May 9th at Noon via Zoom (see links below). The speaker will be Dr. Robert L. Knight, Director of the Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute speaking on "Saving Florida’s Springs…

Brechner Center for Freedom of Information Award

Online (ZOOM)

May 9th from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Speaker Bio: Our eighth forum talk of this year will take place next Monday, April 11th at Noon via Zoom. The speaker(s) will be one or both of the winners of this year's Brechner Center for Freedom of Information Award, Hannah Dreier and Andrew Ba Tran of…

When Democracy Dies, What Happens Next?

Online (ZOOM)

Feb 14th from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Description: It has become increasingly clear that America's version of democracy is under severe threat and may not survive. This talk will discuss how serious that threat is and, after concluding that the dangers are all too real, asks what a post-democratic America would look like --…

Making Gainesville for ALL

Alachua County Library 401 East University Avenue, Gainesville, FL

Jan 10th from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Speaker Biosketch JAMES F. LAWRENCE JR., a native of Orlando, is director of Gainesville for All, a community-based 501c3 organized five years ago to find systemic solutions to the region’s persistent problems linked to race and poverty. Lawrence, who is a graduate of Howard University in Washington,…