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Focus on Issues - Accessibility & Inclusion

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Submitted 11-17-2017 under NONPROFITS

GRTV's Focus on Issues program recently was joined by, Adelyn VanTol, Community Organizer from Disability Advocates of Kent County (DAKC), Elizabeth Stoddard, Director of Advocacy from Fair Housing Center of West Michigan (FHCWM...

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Focus on Issues - Refugees & Immigration Support

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Submitted 10-03-2017 under NONPROFITS

GRTV's Focus on Issues program recently was joined by Raquel Owens, Executive Director at Thrive - A Refugee Support Program and Justice for our Neighbors West Michigan, Dana Doll, Executive Director at Treetops Collective, and Susan Kragt...

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Nonprofit sustainability in West Michigan

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Submitted 05-25-2016 under NONPROFITS

Here in Grand Rapids, and extending throughout West Michigan, we’re known for our many nonprofit organizations and our culture of philanthropy. From services for those in need, to organizations that support the arts, from nonprofits that...

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Exercise plays an important role in chronic disease prevention

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Submitted 03-23-2016 under NONPROFITS

With fitness trends like CrossFit and wearable technology like the Fitbit, it’s easier than ever for people to get on (and stay on!) the exercise train. Even so, our dedication to exercise is often tied to losing weight, or getting our "...

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Focus on Issues: Community Outreach Court

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Submitted 12-19-2014 under NONPROFITS

The latest episode of Focus on Issues focuses on the Community Outreach Court, a new initiative in the Heartside Neighborhood. Oftentimes, individuals experiencing homelessness have minor legal issues that create barriers to getting their lives on...

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Catalyst Radio: Jazz & Justice concert Sat. Nov. 15 features Grupo Aye, Immigration Reform

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Submitted 11-14-2014 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 preview a new concert series that focuses on social justice issues. Called Jazz & Justice, the free monthly...

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Focus on Issues: Panhandling in Grand Rapids

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Submitted 09-10-2014 under NONPROFITS

The latest episode of Focus on Issues focuses on panhandling in Grand Rapids. In early June, the Grand Rapids City Commission attempted to pass an ordinance that would put limitations on panhandling, such as banning begging from motorists. The vote...

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