The Rapidian

How I learned to stop worrying and love citizen journalism: A farewell to Managing Editor Holly Bechiri

by (Marjorie Steele)

Submitted 02-26-2016 under OPINION

I first met Holly Bechiri, who departs from The Rapidian today, when she asked to hold a “Story Fort” at a downtown space managed by my at-the-time employer. I didn’t know much about The Rapidian then, or citizen journalism, for...

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Strength in our community: Final words from our Managing Editor at The Rapidian

by (Holly)

Submitted 02-22-2016 under OPINION

As exciting new career opportunities prompt my departure from my role at The Rapidian, I wanted to talk to you about what this means for The Rapidian. In essence, I believe it means just this: very little. In my five years at The Rapidian, I've...

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Mayor Bliss answers questions live on first City Connection appearance

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 02-08-2016 under NONPROFITS

City Connection continued this Monday, February 8 at 5 p.m. on LiveWire, Comcast Cable 24, for Mayor Rosalynn Bliss' first episode of the show. Topics included a discussion of Police and Community Relations with GRPD Police Chief Rahinsky,...

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The Rapidian announces winners of first Excellence in Citizen Journalism Awards

by (The Rapidian)

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

by (The Rapidian)

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

by (The Rapidian)

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

by (The Rapidian)

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.

by (Catalyst Radio)

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

by (Catalyst Radio)

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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