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Spring brings opportunities to support local, independent radio

by (WYCE)

Submitted 04-17-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

WYCE's Spring Fund Drive is on its way - Friday, April 20-27, 2018! The unique music variety we've shared for over three decades is made 100 percent possible by donations from our listener sponsors...we need you to keep doing your part!...

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Community journalists reflect on state of media, Grand Rapids in 2017

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 12-27-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

We asked our community journalists their thoughts on writing for The Rapidian this year and the state of community news in 2017. Erica Soto: Writing for The Rapidian this year has been an unexpected and greatly rewarding experience. My passion for...

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Catalyst Radio: Refugee Education Center aims to help refugee children and families in West Michigan

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 12-22-2017 under NONPROFITS

Host Jenny Kinne speaks with Susan Kragt, executive director of the Grand Rapids-based nonprofit Refugee Education Center. The mission of the organization is to help refugee families who are already living here and who want to integrate more fully...

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Open Projector Night Spotlight from UICA: Jose Jimenez, People's Choice Award winner

by (UICA)

Submitted 12-12-2017 under NONPROFITS

Give us a short bio. I am a Latino filmmaker born and raised in Los Angeles. I attended California State University, Northridge where I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Cinema and Television Arts. I’ve produced, wrote, filmed, and edited a...

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Concerts Under the Stars returns to Grand Rapids Public Museum's Chaffee Planetarium

by (Grand Rapids Pu...)

Submitted 12-12-2017 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Public Museum announced today that Concerts Under the Stars will return for a second year, with an additional show in 2018. Concert-goers will enjoy a fully immersive audio and visual experience. Live concerts begin on January 18,...

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Catalyst Radio: Tami VandenBerg talks legalization of cannabis

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 12-01-2017 under NONPROFITS

Host Jessica Young speaks with Tami VandenBerg, board member of MI Legalize, a grassroots organization working to legalize cannabis in Michigan.

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WYCE to celebrate 18th annual Bubble Bash

by (WYCE)

Submitted 11-14-2017 under NONPROFITS

This December 21, 2017 is the 18th annual WYCE Bubble Bash at the Big ol’ Building in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids. Year after year the bubbly flows, the conversation resonates, and the hor d'oeuvres appetize. However, other factors...

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Sunny weather, large crowds make HopCat, WYCE Blue Bridge Music Festival a success

by (lemmon)

Submitted 10-02-2017 under NEWS

Unlike last year, when rain, wind, and cold weather dampened attendance, this year sunny skies and warm temperatures brought thousands of music and art lovers to the Blue Bridge Music Festival over two days to listen to the eight bands competing for...

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Movie Review: "The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki" at UICA

by (UICA)

Submitted 06-27-2017 under OPINION

Want to see boxing fans’ jaws hit the mat? Show them Juho Kuosmanen’s The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki, a sports biopic that charts the days leading up to the titular real-life boxer’s infamous 1962 World Featherweight...

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Selection of 2017 Oscar nominees for short film screening at UICA

by (UICA)

Submitted 02-07-2017 under NONPROFITS

Beginning February 10 at UICA, see the 2017 Oscar nominees for short film in the live-action, documentary and animation categories. A selection of films in each category will be screening in the UICA Movie Theater. See a diverse collection of films...

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