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Michael Tuffelmire

Catalyst Radio: Organizers examine the success of Decriminalize GR

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 11-16-2012 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 talk with organizers of Decriminalize GR – the effort to lessening the offense of possession and use of a...

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It's high time to decriminalize

by (jon_dunn)

Submitted 03-24-2012 under OPINION

Last week a group of citizens in Grand Rapids launched a petition effort to decriminalize the crime of marijuana possession. Our local law enforcement is currently held to state law when it comes to pot related offenses, and according to the...

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Catalyst Radio: Until Love Is Equal seeks LGBT non-discrimination rights

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 01-06-2012 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now?  Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure. INTERVIEW On today’s Catalyst Radio, we talk with representatives from the local grassroots organization Until Love Is Equal, working on anti-discrimination...

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Sometimes, it’s Block by Block: A Thriving Community on Warren SE

by (tylerwnickerson)

Submitted 10-05-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Thriving blocks make an attractive neighborhood. Thus far, House by House has primarily covered, well... individual homes. We’re expanding that dialogue in this post by recognizing that while a house can change a block, a block can also change a...

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Rapid Revolution to kick off Rapid Yes initiative

by (nickmanes)

Submitted 04-13-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

  Much of our country appears to be undergoing a rebirth of cities.  Baby boomers are moving back from the suburbs, big-box retailers are adjusting their business models to fit into urban centers, and perhaps most importantly, urban mass-...

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Veterans Day - Wealthy Theatre style

by (wealthytheatre)

Submitted 11-08-2010 under NONPROFITS

We've always wanted to do something proper on Veterans Day at Wealthy Theatre - a tribute that honored Grand Rapids' active and retired military. But we never got it together in time. This year we connected with U.S. Veteran Michael Tuffelmire (a...

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Get Real, Citizen Journalists

by (Ruth)

Submitted 10-18-2010 under OPINION

It’s hard to be a citizen journalist. You don’t get paid. You have no idea what you’re doing. You have to keep your iPhone charged so you can tweet breaking news… And, after all that, people don’t even take you seriously.“Without the training and...

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Invisibility cloak donned: What would you want to observe?

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 08-24-2010 under OPINION

From The Rapidian staff: Say you're a fly on the wall. Or, no—let's do this up Harry Potter-style—say you have an invisibility cloak. You can go anywhere you want, hear anything you want, completely unnoticed. What's your first pick? ...

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Bikestock Dos aimed at more than just cyclists

by (seely)

Submitted 07-01-2010 under NEWS

Bikestock Dos, kicking off at noon July 17 at Rosa Parks Circle, is about much more than just bicycles. Organizer, activist, student and U.S. army veteran Michael Tuffelmire wants to be clear about that. A quick look at the represented businesses...

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Catalyst Radio and The Rapidian partner for on-air media analysis and local happenings

by (Lindy.G)

Submitted 05-04-2010 under OPINION

From The Rapidian staff: Two programs of Community Media Center—Catalyst Radio and The Rapidian—have joined forces in bringing media, media news, and highlights on local nonprofits to the Grand Rapids community. Some of you may have noticed...

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