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Looking Ahead: Rapidian staff discuss priorities for 2011

by (George)

Submitted 01-20-2011 under OPINION

On New Year’s eve Roberta King, superstar citizen journalist and our champion at the Grand Rapids Community Foundation, published an inspirational call to action encouraging us all to "be The Rapidian” in 2011. As part of the team that puts The...

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Catalyst Radio: Winter photo collaboration - GRPress and The Rapidian

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 12-17-2010 under NONPROFITS

Darin Estep of The Grand Rapids Press is  in the Catalyst Radio studio to recap the processes our two organizations shared in collaborating on winter photo projects. The Press is holding a winter photo caption competition while The Rapidian is...

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Catalyst Radio: Carol's Ferals equips cat lovers with education and tools to help ferals

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 12-10-2010 under NONPROFITS

Feral cats mate three times a year, and every cat can spawn thousands of feral kittens over the course of just a few years. Carol Manos of Carol's Ferals joins us on air today to talk about where the problem of feral cats comes from and how she and...

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Catalyst Radio: Center for Inquiry, an organization for critical thinking

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 11-19-2010 under NONPROFITS

Jennifer Beahan joins us on air to explain the goals of Center for Inquiry. Although based in Grand Rapids and with a small staff of two, CFI actually serves all of Michigan, organizing events in Muskegon, Detroit and many more cities...

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Bylines, RSS feeds, mapping and Facebook stuff: The Rapidian has some new features!

by (George)

Submitted 10-26-2010 under OPINION

Now that the craziness of ArtPrize is behind us, we can breathe and finally tell you about the new features we have quietly launched on (and off) the site over the last couple of weeks. That's right, people, it's "New Feature Tuesday" again! ...

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In studio: Schools of Hope

by (WYCE)

Submitted 08-20-2010 under NONPROFITS

In studio this week is Fritz Crabb, Director of Literary Services at United Way's Schools of Hope. Many teachers will dig into their own pockets to provide art supplies for their elementary school students. Find out how Schools of Hope helps to...

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Interaction with The Rapidian helps generate coverage ideas

by (mattsimoto)

Submitted 08-18-2010 under OPINION

From The Rapidian staff*: A major element of The Rapidian, if not the most important, is community involvement. Without interaction between readers and reporters, the Rapidian wouldn't be able to offer much, which is why we try to encourage...

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In studio: United Way's Volunteer Center

by (WYCE)

Submitted 07-16-2010 under NONPROFITS

Joining us in studio are Jane Royer and Jessica Gonyou from United Way's Volunteer Center. Stay tuned to hear how the wave of retiring babyboomers have influenced the assembly of volunteer opportunities. This week's featured song is "Nerves of the...

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In studio: Healthy Homes Coalition

by (WYCE)

Submitted 07-09-2010 under NONPROFITS

Joining us in studio is Healthy Homes Coalition, a nonprofit centered on ensuring environmentally safe homes with children. The featured song is "No One to Steer" from Four Finger Five's album 2:22.   MEDIA ANALYSIS Google to offer  new...

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In studio - Matthew Altena, amateur boxing reporter

by (WYCE)

Submitted 06-11-2010 under NONPROFITS

This week on Catalyst Radio, Matthew Altena is joining us in the studio. Matt covers the amateur boxing beat in Grand Rapids with regular blow-by-blow descriptions and profiles from the boxing community. To read Matt's stories, check out his...

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