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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.

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Amash and constituents clash at crowded town hall meeting

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.

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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.

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Kent ranks twenty-sixth out of 83 Michigan counties for child well-being

Submitted 01-18-2017 under NONPROFITS

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.

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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.

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During the Michigan State of the State, hold the Governor accountable

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.

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Why I'm marching in the Women's March on Washington

Submitted 01-17-2017 under OPINION

A Grand Rapids woman joins hundreds traveling more than 650 miles to march on Washington, D.C. Here's why.

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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.

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On MLK Day the Call to action is to resist

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.

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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."

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