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The Rapidian celebrates 8 years, launches refreshed website

by GRTV (GRTV)

Submitted 10-05-2017 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, Kiran Sood Patel, Managing Editor from The Rapidian, discusses the "hyper-local" news outlet's 8-year anniversary, the rollout of their new website and how community members...

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Celebrating eight years of community-powered storytelling

by Kiran Sood Patel (Kiran Sood Patel)

Submitted 09-12-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Eight years ago this week, on September 15, 2009, the community journalism platform The Rapidian was launched as a part of Grand Rapids Community Media Center. In the following eight years, dozens of articles have been published by hundreds of...

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City Connection: The Rapidian hosts conversation on hot topics in city of Grand Rapids

by The Rapidian (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-10-2017 under NONPROFITS

Join us today, Monday, July 10 at 5 p.m. on LiveWire, Comcast Cable 24 for tonight's episode of City Connection. Tune in to this special episode as Rapidian Managing Editor Kiran Sood Patel, Community Engagement Specialist Elizabeth Rogers...

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Meet Civic Investor Tami VandenBerg: Passionate advocate for access to housing

by Kiran Sood Patel (Kiran Sood Patel)

Submitted 04-14-2017 under VOICES

Tami VandenBerg is co-owner of the Meanwhile and Pyramid Scheme and part-time director of Well House. Well House is a nonprofit that provides low-cost rooms for rent and places a priority on people that cannot access other housing for people that...

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'The Rapidian to me is about learning and having a voice'

by Kiran Sood Patel (Kiran Sood Patel)

Submitted 04-11-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Community, to me, means sharing not only the space we live, but also common goals toward growth, sustainability, and prosperity. A community is for everyone by everyone. We participate together to build it. The Rapidian matters because it is a forum...

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Updated: City Connection: Rapidian staff and contributors to highlight Spring Fund Drive

by The Rapidian (The Rapidian)

Submitted 04-03-2017 under NEWS

Join us today, Monday, April 3 at 5 p.m. on LiveWire, Comcast Cable 24 for tonight's episode of City Connection. Tune in to this special episode as Rapidian Managing Editor Kiran Sood Patel interviews Community Engagement Specialist Elizabeth...

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The Rapidian hosts Intro to Community Journalism workshop at the Grand Rapids Public Library

by Brittany Devon (brittany.devon)

Submitted 02-09-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

The Rapidian's Intro to Community Journalism Workshop began Tuesday with a presentation by Mariah Cowsert, Community Outreach Coordinator at The Rapidian. She explained how The Rapidian fits into Grand Rapids Community Media Center. Mariah...

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Help us meet the challenge of telling our stories in 2017

by Kiran Sood Patel (Kiran Sood Patel)

Submitted 01-02-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

On December 19, 2016, Knight Foundation announced a tremendous opportunity for local news organizations across the country, including The Rapidian. For one month, until January 19, 2017, Knight Foundation will match donations from individual donors...

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Catalyst Radio: GRPM's new exhibit, and GRCMC's on-going collaborations

by Catalyst Radio (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 10-28-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Host Katie Gordon speaks with Christie Bender of the Grand Rapids Public Museum on the new exhibition, Whales: Giants of the Deep, followed by a conversation with Kiran Sood Patel of The Rapidian and Quinn Mathews of WYCE on collaborations at the...

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'Park Once' and get around downtown Grand Rapids

by GRTV (GRTV)

Submitted 09-28-2016 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, Grand Rapids Economic Development Services Managing Director Kara Wood discusses the changes that have been made to our city’s parking and public transportation systems, in effect...

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