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Catalyst Radio: GR Rally in Support of Women's March on Washington

Submitted 01-20-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Co-host Jessica Young sits down with Jack Woller, Executive Director of Fountain Street Church, about the local effort in solidarity with the Women's March on Washington.


Landmark exhibition brings Ai Weiwei's vision to Meijer Gardens

Submitted 01-18-2017 under NONPROFITS

This will be Ai Weiwei’s first exhibition at a botanical garden or sculpture park.


Movie Review: "Always Shine" at the UICA

Submitted 01-17-2017 under NONPROFITS

"Always Shine" is screening in the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts movie theater through January 26, 2017.


Father, son share a special bond

Submitted 01-17-2017 under NONPROFITS

For years now, Mark Romanack and his 21-year-old son, Jake, have traveled the roads together in their Dodge Ram pickup. They talk. They laugh. They plan a future.


Feeding America West Michigan celebrates fourth record year

Submitted 01-16-2017 under NONPROFITS

The organization provided 28.9 million pounds of food, making 2016 its fourth-consecutive year of growth.


Catalyst Radio: "Fake News in the Headlines"

Submitted 01-13-2017 under NEWS

Host Katie Gordon speaks with Len O'Kelly and Eric Harvey, Assistant Professors of Communications at Grand Valley State University, on the topic of "fake news."


Grand Rapids Symphony's Marcelo Lehninger makes momentous debut in St. Cecilia Music Center

Submitted 01-11-2017 under OPINION

Marcelo Lehninger, Grand Rapids Symphony's new music director, conducts his debut appearance in historic 19th century St. Cecilia Music Center with Gilmore Young Artist Daniel Hsu


Media literacy plays critical role in 2017

Submitted 01-10-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

I am a firm believer in the power of stories and media to shape ideas and shift culture. Media literacy is more than a tool for understanding, then, it is a civic duty. Media literacy skills might help us better understand and engage with the community issues and world around us.


A Conversation with a diplomat: highlights of her global career

Submitted 01-09-2017 under NONPROFITS

The World Affairs Council of Western Michigan presents a 3 part lecture series on Central Europe featuring diplomats who have served in the region. Here, former Croatian diplomat Dr. Jelena Polić highlights her career and the importance of keeping an eye on Central Europe.


Anti-racism organizations host special viewing of Hidden Figures

Submitted 01-06-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

A special viewing and discussion of the movie Hidden Figures will be hosted by Showing Up for Racial Justice and Celebration! Cinemas this Saturday. Post-viewing discussion led by Partners for a Racism-Free Community.