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Catalyst Radio: Rapid Response to ICE

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 09-29-2017 under NONPROFITS

This show features two volunteers for Grand Rapids's Rapid Response to ICE Team - Amy Carpenter and Sarah Doherty. ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) is the entity responsible for all deportations in the United States. Grand Rapids's...

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Community responds to Jurors' Shortlist: Amy Norkus at ArtPrize 9

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 09-26-2017 under NEWS

The Rapidian and GRTV interviewed a variety of audience members after the Jurors' Shortlist event to get their reactions with the help of Community Journalist, Jim Moreno and Cameraman, Brandon Cooley. ArtPrize volunteer and community member,...

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Antibalas coming to Founders Brewing on September 30

by (Erica Soto)

Submitted 09-26-2017 under NEWS

For decades, Antibalas (which translates to “bullet proof” in Spanish) has paid homage to and transformed Afro-caribbean and Afro-beat music. The Brooklyn-based band incorporates jazz, funk, and African drumming to their sound as well as...

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European Union expert discusses impact of Brexit at Aquinas

by (World Affairs C...)

Submitted 03-23-2017 under NONPROFITS

“Brexit may seem to be only a distant concern to most Americans, but it has direct implications for our economic and security interests,” says Dr. John McCormick, Professor of European Union Politics, Indiana University-Purdue University...

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Catalyst Radio: GR Rally in Support of Women's March on Washington

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 01-20-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

In this conversation, Jessica talks with Jack Woller about solidarity, the Women's March on Washington happening following the inauguration of Donald Drumpf, and the local rally at Fountain Street Church. The Grand Rapids Rally in Support of...

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Women, politics, Grand Rapids: a chat with Tami VandenBerg

by (Marjorie Steele)

Submitted 03-22-2016 under OPINION

Local business owner and force of nature Tami Vandenberg has never been one to be shy about the issues that matter most to her, which are often of a controversial nature. The co-owner of Grand Rapids’ much loved Meanwhile Bar and The Pyramid...

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Heritage Hill Neighborhood to lose protection of historic property if bills pass in Lansing

by (Heritage Hill A...)

Submitted 02-23-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

The Historic Preservation Modernization Act, HB5232 & SB720, proposed by Representative Chris Afendoulis and Senator Peter MacGregor purports to enhance the personal property rights of residents in historic districts. In actuality, it is...

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Join me in making history: Grand Rapids' new mayor pens letter to citizens at start of term

by (Mayor Rosalynn Bliss)

Submitted 02-09-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Hello, Grand Rapidians. I begin my term as your mayor with great excitement – and with a great sense of responsibility. I fully recognize I am standing on the shoulders of many great leaders who have come before me, and I am honored to follow...

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Mayor Bliss to hold neighborhood listening meetings following State of the City address

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 02-02-2016 under NEWS

Following her State of the City address tonight, Mayor Rosalynn Bliss will hold Neighborhood Meetings Monday, February 8-11. Bliss says she wants to hear from residents, emphasize points from her address and answer any questions residents may have...

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What cities lose when plagued by low voter turnout

by (alexandersinn)

Submitted 02-02-2016 under OPINION

Voters in the Grand Rapids area decided vital issues close to home in the last local election election, which included ballot proposals for millions of dollars to improve the quality of public schools as well as new candidates for local office. That...

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