The Rapidian

'The Rapidian to me is about learning and having a voice'

by (Kiran Sood Patel)

Submitted 04-11-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Community, to me, means sharing not only the space we live, but also common goals toward growth, sustainability, and prosperity. A community is for everyone by everyone. We participate together to build it. The Rapidian matters because it is a forum...

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Updated: City Connection: Rapidian staff and contributors to highlight Spring Fund Drive

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 04-03-2017 under NEWS

Join us today, Monday, April 3 at 5 p.m. on LiveWire, Comcast Cable 24 for tonight's episode of City Connection. Tune in to this special episode as Rapidian Managing Editor Kiran Sood Patel interviews Community Engagement Specialist Elizabeth...

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The Rapidian hosts Intro to Community Journalism workshop at the Grand Rapids Public Library

by (brittany.devon)

Submitted 02-09-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

The Rapidian's Intro to Community Journalism Workshop began Tuesday with a presentation by Mariah Cowsert, Community Outreach Coordinator at The Rapidian. She explained how The Rapidian fits into Grand Rapids Community Media Center. Mariah...

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Help us meet the challenge of telling our stories in 2017

by (Kiran Sood Patel)

Submitted 01-02-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

On December 19, 2016, Knight Foundation announced a tremendous opportunity for local news organizations across the country, including The Rapidian. For one month, until January 19, 2017, Knight Foundation will match donations from individual donors...

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Catalyst Radio: GRPM's new exhibit, and GRCMC's on-going collaborations

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 10-28-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Host Katie Gordon speaks with Christie Bender of the Grand Rapids Public Museum on the new exhibition, Whales: Giants of the Deep, followed by a conversation with Kiran Sood Patel of The Rapidian and Quinn Mathews of WYCE on collaborations at the...

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'Park Once' and get around downtown Grand Rapids

by (GRTV)

Submitted 09-28-2016 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, Grand Rapids Economic Development Services Managing Director Kara Wood discusses the changes that have been made to our city’s parking and public transportation systems, in effect...

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GRTV premieres new format for NPO Showcase

by (GRTV)

Submitted 09-07-2016 under NONPROFITS

NPO Showcase, a staple production of GRTV, premieres with a new format today! This past summer, the show took a short hiatus while GRTV staff took time to reimagine the show to better serve the changing needs of nonprofits in our community. Overall...

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Community journalism workshop sparks discussion, features new reporter worksheet

by (Briana)

Submitted 08-30-2016 under NEWS

Yesterday at noon, The Rapidian held our Community Journalism Workshop at the Grand Rapids Community Foundation. We had a light lunch courtsey of Cherry Deli and got into the particulars of writing and publishing on our website. Kiran Sood Patel,...

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Top five reasons to join The Rapidian's Intro to Community Journalism session on August 18

by (Kiran Sood Patel)

Submitted 08-05-2016 under VOICES

This month, The Rapidian will kick off a series of three events focused on community journalism, Grand Rapids and your role in the future of this community. Do you read articles, stories, features and commentary on The Rapidian? Do you want to learn...

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Mayor Bliss talks about the budget in this month's episode of City Connection.

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-06-2016 under NEWS

This month's episode of City Connection features Mayor Rosalynn Bliss answering questions about the city of Grand Rapids' budget. The episode will also feature City Manager Greg Sundstrom, who will also discuss the city's budget. The episode will...

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