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Catalyst Radio: Journalist Amy Goodman visits Wealthy Theatre on 100-city tour

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 09-21-2012 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW Independent journalist Amy Goodman, executive producer and host of the news program Democracy Now!, stopped in Grand Rapids this week as part of a...

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Catalyst Radio: Feeding America hitting the trail to raise 1m meals

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 09-17-2012 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank reports that it distributes 20 million meals a year to the nearly 400,000 people who are ‘food...

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Community Media Center competes for up to $250,000 in national funding competition

by (grcmc)

Submitted 09-11-2012 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Community Media Center (CMC) is competing with hundreds of other charities and nonprofits nationwide in the Chase Community Giving competition which will share $5M in grants with the top 196 winning nonprofits, based on public vote...

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Catalyst Radio: State of Opportunity radio project examines poverty in Michigan

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 07-20-2012 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio we explore a new radio journalism project called the State of Opportunity, which examines poverty in Michigan and...

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Rapidian seeks Street Team to advocate for hyperlocal citizen journalism

by (Chelsea)

Submitted 05-23-2012 under OPINION

We know that The Rapidian thrives on the wonderful volunteers we have, and now there's another way to volunteer. The first Rapidian Street Team is officially in the works. A street team is a group of volunteers that want to promote or advocate...

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Rapidian still reaching for 250-donor goal

by (Holly)

Submitted 04-26-2012 under OPINION

Someone asked me this morning: What's your goal with this fund drive? Why are you doing it? What are you going to do with the money? Why should I invest my money? So I thought I'd give you the "short version" answer to those questions: Our goal is...

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Shoutout to the Rapidian: Join the fund drive!

by (LINC UP)

Submitted 04-24-2012 under NONPROFITS

It is about empowering the people with a platform to tell their neighborhood story. The Rapidian is dedicated to putting news in the hands of the people and that is a beautiful thing. Grand Rapids citizens no longer have to wait and hope that their...

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Community spreads the word for The Rapidian's first fund drive

by (Holly)

Submitted 04-23-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

[<a href="http://storify.com/hollybechiri/join-us-in-supporting-the-rapidian" target="_blank">View the story "Join us in supporting The Rapidian" on Storify&lt...

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Contest: Describe The Rapidian in 10 words or less

by (Chelsea)

Submitted 04-16-2012 under OPINION

As we gear up for our very first fund drive, we're looking to you, our readers, reporters and supporters, to tell us your thoughts on...well, us. How would you describe The Rapidian... ...in 10 words or less? Post your description on our...

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Join us in supporting The Rapidian

by (Holly)

Submitted 04-16-2012 under OPINION

Over three years ago, our publisher Laurie Cirivello hatched a brilliant plan. What if we had a news platform in Grand Rapids that all of its citizens had access to? What if all citizens could be trained, provided the necessary tools and be...

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