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Catalyst Radio: On the Ground's embedded journalism in Garfield Park and Burton Heights

Submitted 12-09-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Host Katie Gordon speaks with Michelle Jokisch Polo, project editor for On the Ground, a special embedded journalism project with Rapid Growth Media.

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Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan provides support, resources for children with Down syndrome and their families

Submitted 12-07-2016 under NONPROFITS

This week’s episode of NPO Showcase features the Early Stages program of the Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan (DSAWM).

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Food bank hosting fresh food giveaway before Thanksgiving

Submitted 11-21-2016 under NONPROFITS

Feeding America West Michigan will provide food to those in need on Wednesday, Nov. 23.

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Steepletown tears down barriers to employment, hunger included

Submitted 11-16-2016 under NONPROFITS

The JobStart Initiative addresses participants' short-term needs so they can meet their long-term goals.

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Impact of film: Interview with Nick Hartman, UICA Film Coordinator

Submitted 11-15-2016 under NONPROFITS

UICA begins a new partnership with the Children's Healing Center to provide monthly film-focused entertaintment to provide a safe, clean and engaging environment for kids with weak immune systems.

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Swing dancers speak language of movement

Submitted 11-10-2016 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Original Swing Society draws record setting amounts of people together for swing dancing on weekday nights throughout the year—more than most major cities. Founder Steve Zaagman’s goal is to bring affordable dancing, fitness and fun to great venues in downtown Grand Rapids.

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Voting for Kent County Sheriff: Stelma focuses on school resource officers for community policing, heroin addiction

Submitted 11-01-2016 under NEWS

On November 8, Kent County voters will elect a Sheriff, who oversees the security of the county courts and the jail in Grand Rapids. This article is part six in a series of six in which each candidate sat down for an in-depth interview.

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UCOM brings healthy, local food to Wyoming community

Submitted 10-27-2016 under NONPROFITS

Program director Shawn Keener stocks her pantry with nutritious food, and clients like Lisette say they eat and live better as a result.

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New website provides centralized information, resources for people with addiction

Submitted 10-26-2016 under NONPROFITS

Learn about MIRecovery.info, a website that details services available for addiction to a substance, in this week’s episode of NPO Showcase.

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Voting for Kent County Sheriff: Michael Scruggs takes a historical perspective

Submitted 10-25-2016 under NEWS

This November, Kent County voters will elect a Sheriff, who oversees the security of the county courts and the jail in Grand Rapids. This article is the first in a series of six in which each candidate sat down for an in-depth interview.

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