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The Rapidian announces winners of first Excellence in Citizen Journalism Awards

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Submitted 01-26-2016 under NONPROFITS

To a more-than-packed house at Luna Taqueria and Cocina last night, 13 winners of Excellence in Citizen Journalism Awards were revealed, celebrating the incredible accomplishments of local voices in Grand Rapids in 2015. "As we looked at the...

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The Rapidian to honor, celebrate citizen journalists at local restaurant

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Submitted 01-19-2016 under NEWS

Join us at The Rapidian in celebrating Grand Rapids' citizen journalists and local conversations at our Reporter Celebration on January 25. It will be hosted by Luna GR and feature a free appetizer bar. We’ve said it over and over,...

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Santa to take calls, tweets live on Monday, December 21

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Submitted 12-18-2015 under NONPROFITS

This Monday, from 6-7 p.m., Santa Claus will be in the GRTV studio, accepting calls and reading tweets live for the annual GRTV Santa Call-In Show.  The show, which has been run annually, had take a haitus for a few years, but is being revived...

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The Rapidian adds Advisory Council to support local writers

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Submitted 10-27-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

It's been quite a year at The Rapidian. We've had stories about Title IX proceedings at GVSU in a rape case, hosted conversations about how we can better support local food and the role the Downtown Market plays in it, talked about...

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Catalyst Radio: WMEAC takes action for a better environment.

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Submitted 09-18-2015 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW This episode of Catalyst Radio features the local long-standing nonprofit West Michigan Environmental Action Council.  WMEAC has served as the...

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Building community: Why honest conversations matter

by (Holly)

Submitted 09-15-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Recently, a friend said they really appreciated the article about the Downtown Market by Levi Gardner on our platform- and were glad to see The Rapidian growing into a place where honest conversations can happen. This is not our first jump...

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Catalyst Radio: Challenge Scholars program uniting around advanced education for children's future

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Submitted 06-11-2015 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW Challenge Scholars, a new and innovative program of Grand Rapids Community Foundation and Grand Rapids Public Schools, is succeeding in uniting local...

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Community Media Center to host citizen-driven mayoral candidate debate

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-09-2015 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Community Media Center (CMC), in an effort to ensure local citizens are informed, engaged and ready to vote in our city’s August 4 mayoral primary, is hosting a debate on July 15.  The debate, led with assistance from...

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Catalyst Radio: EmbodyGR uses yoga events as community service opportunities

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Submitted 05-29-2015 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW This episode of Catalyst Radio features a new nonprofit called EmbodyGR, which merges an inclusive practice of yoga, with volunteer education and...

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Catalyst Radio: GRPM unveils Discovery of King Tut exhibit, featuring interactive media

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Submitted 05-26-2015 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 feature a new exhibit that has just opened at Grand Rapids Public Museum, called “The Discovery of King Tut...

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