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George Wietor

Issue Press: Independent publishing house issues Risograph prints

by Steven Davison (stevendavison)

Submitted 03-22-2013 under OPINION

Since mid-2010 Grand Rapids based Issue Press (IP) has quietly and steadily published a catalog of limited edition books, prints and a variety of printed materials such as the menus for Bartertown Diner, LP inserts for local bands and fliers...

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Catalyst Radio: Viget relaunches as Grand Rapids' city wiki

by Catalyst Radio (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 01-11-2013 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio we hear from organizers of the Grand Rapids – focused wiki website viget.org. George Wietor and Jonathan Pichot...

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Catalyst Radio: Rapidian staff go live on WYCE to raise funds

by Catalyst Radio (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 04-27-2012 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW This week on Catalyst Radio we depart from our regular format in order to go live on WYCE for The Rapidian's first-ever fund drive. We are...

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Looking Ahead: Rapidian staff discuss priorities for 2011

by George Wietor (George)

Submitted 01-20-2011 under OPINION

On New Year’s eve Roberta King, superstar citizen journalist and our champion at the Grand Rapids Community Foundation, published an inspirational call to action encouraging us all to "be The Rapidian” in 2011. As part of the team that puts The...

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Voters give proceeds from Sunday Soup #8 to music collective

by Denise Cheng (dennetmint)

Submitted 10-24-2010 under NEWS

Organizers started early today to set up for Sunday Soup #8. By the time the first volunteer cooks trickled in, the Division Avenue Arts Collective (115 S. Division) had been tiled with homemade benches, decorated with freshly carved pumpkins and...

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Catalyst Radio: Community Research Institute maps down to the block level for all 32 neighborhoods

by Catalyst Radio (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 10-08-2010 under NONPROFITS

Jeremy Pyne of the Johnson Center's Community Research Institute is in studio to talk about the Grand Rapids-based mapping project that cross-references census information with GR neighborhoods and other W. Michigan counties and visualizes that...

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Catalyst Radio: SiteLab and pop-up art galleries

by Catalyst Radio (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 10-01-2010 under NONPROFITS

This week, in studio guest is Paul Amenta of SiteLab. SiteLab is known in Grand Rapids for projects like ActiveSite and Michigan - Land of Riches, which were both pop-up galleries of site-specific installations. Art pieces in SiteLab draw...

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Interaction with The Rapidian helps generate coverage ideas

by Matthew Russell (mattsimoto)

Submitted 08-18-2010 under OPINION

From The Rapidian staff*: A major element of The Rapidian, if not the most important, is community involvement. Without interaction between readers and reporters, the Rapidian wouldn't be able to offer much, which is why we try to encourage...

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Rapid Growth panelists dissect the value of art in Grand Rapids

by Denise Cheng (dennetmint)

Submitted 06-17-2010 under NEWS

Photos by Jon Clay  Rapid Growth Media held the fifth monthly segment of its speaker series last night at Wealthy Theatre. The topic of the night was "Good business is the best art."  Panelists included Brian Kelly (owner of Brian Kelly...

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Relationships: To call each thing by its right name

by Denise Cheng (dennetmint)

Submitted 02-05-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Matt Russell and I were musing in the office yesterday about the possibilities with February's first story theme: Relationships. We were talking about inanimate objects and why people name them. Of the core staff, George Wietor has named his...

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