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Ethics and Religion Talk: How to Handle Difficult Political Conversations

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 10-16-2019 under OPINION

The Reverend Colleen Squires, minister at All Souls Community Church of West Michigan, a Unitarian Universalist Congregation, responds: Personally I think the best way to go about these conversations is to start by articulating your faith...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Money and Politics

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 10-02-2019 under OPINION

Fred Stella, the Pracharak (Outreach Minister) for the West Michigan Hindu Temple, responds: “What has been come to be known as the caste system in Hinduism has influenced much of the rest of the world to take a dim view of the religion. One...

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The election is over, now what?

by (Urban Core Coll...)

Submitted 12-02-2018 under NONPROFITS

This year brought a lot of excitement as people debated and voted in (and out) a new class of elected representatives. We saw large voter turnout across the nation and many first time voters: 18-year olds, new U.S. citizens and those who felt...

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"A Few Good Men" entertains, tests audiences

by (wayjulie)

Submitted 06-13-2018 under NEWS

From insightful character development to a venue that transports viewers right into the show, “A Few Good Men” is a theatre experience that both entertains and pushes audiences to question their own beliefs of right and wrong, all while...

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Forum provides opportunity to discuss environmental issues with local political hopefuls

by (Sierra Club Gra...)

Submitted 06-05-2018 under NONPROFITS

Are you passionate about health and local environmental issues? Join us Thursday, June 28, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. at the Dominican Center at Marywood for a forum on environmental topics with local political hopefuls.  The Kent County Candidate...

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Comedy, community and baseball: A tale by Rhea Butcher

by (brittany.devon)

Submitted 03-28-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Rhea Butcher grew up a fellow midwesterner in Akron, Ohio. They are a standup comic, writer and actor, who now resides in Los Angeles. They have appeared on CONAN, released their own solo album, Butcher, and created the show Take My Wife alongside...

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Watch party turns into political announcements

by (jproth1)

Submitted 02-20-2018 under NEWS

CBS ‘60 Minutes’ and host Oprah Winfrey brought together fourteen Grand Rapids area residents with a spectrum of political beliefs for a focus group for two sessions. Eight of the fourteen gathered on February 18, 2018 at the...

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Catalyst Radio: Interview with Denavvia Mojet, the Red Project

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 02-02-2018 under NONPROFITS

Host Jenny Kinne speaks with Dennavia Mojet, Communications Coordinator at LINC Up, board member with Equity PAC and host of "Political Pulse" on 97.3-FM The Beat. Later in the show, Jenny is joined by Story Harris from Grand Rapids Red...

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Community celebrates City Manager Greg Sundstrom's retirement

by (dylangrosser)

Submitted 01-30-2018 under NEWS

A smooth jazz performance, cheese and wine, a sheet cake with strawberry filling, and other extravagences were rolled out for retiring City Manager Greg Sundstrom on Monday, January 29, 2018 as he attended a party commemorating his successes as city...

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Catalyst Radio: Interviewing World Affairs Council of Western Michigan

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 01-26-2018 under NONPROFITS

Host Cindy Kamp speaks with Erica Kubik from the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan's Great Decisions 2018 discussion series at Aquinas College and Calvin College.

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