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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.
Submitted 01-19-2017 under NEWS
Video and annotated highlights of the Tuesday town hall meeting with U.S. Representative Justin Amash. The crowd became heated at the use of the term “Obamacare” and at mention of changes to Social Security.
Submitted 01-18-2017 under NONPROFITS
This will be Ai Weiwei’s first exhibition at a botanical garden or sculpture park.
After a 2016 Kids Count report ranked Kent County 26 out of 83 Michigan counties for child well-being, First Steps Kent launched a campaign to inform the community and help make sure kids are ready for kindergarten.
Submitted 01-17-2017 under NONPROFITS
"Always Shine" is screening in the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts movie theater through January 26, 2017.
Submitted 01-17-2017 under OPINION
In what has been a Governorship bathed in mismanagement, scandal and decisions that have disparately affected our most vulnerable residents – today the Michigan Governor will need to deliver a State of the State that reads like the apology that never happed for victims of this administration.
A Grand Rapids woman joins hundreds traveling more than 650 miles to march on Washington, D.C. Here's why.
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.
Submitted 01-16-2017 under OPINION
I believe that, in this moment, a call to unity echoes the kind of erasure that washes away the narratives of people like my grandmother.
Submitted 01-16-2017 under NONPROFITS
The organization provided 28.9 million pounds of food, making 2016 its fourth-consecutive year of growth.
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."
Submitted 01-13-2017 under OPINION
Four-part series offers 14 suggestions for increasing equity in Grand Rapids.
Submitted 01-12-2017 under NEWS
On January 21 at 1:00 p.m., women across the nation will be observing a minute of silence in solidarity with the Women's March on Washington. Locals can participate and view a live stream together at the Apartment Lounge from noon to 3:00.
Submitted 01-11-2017 under NONPROFITS
Households with income of $55,000 can receive free tax preparation assistance. Learn how you can access this service through Heart of West Michigan United Way on this week’s episode of NPO Showcase.
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
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.
Submitted 01-10-2017 under OPINION
At a roundtable discussion, small business owners raised their concerns about equity issues in West Michigan. As we head into 2017, how is systemic bias perpetuated, even as our awareness of barriers grows? This is the last in a series of four articles.
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.
Submitted 01-06-2017 under LOCAL LIFE
Host Katie Gordon speaks with Heather Colletto, the coordinator of ServeGR, a new online tool that connects volunteers to meaningful service opportunities in Grand Rapids.
Submitted 01-06-2017 under NONPROFITS
North End Community Ministry relies on volunteers, food donors and local farms to feed its diverse neighborhood.
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