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OGR 2012: Dean Vanderstelt, man on a mission

by (Anneblanding)

Submitted 03-23-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Dean Vanderstelt is on a mission to change the way society works. As a member of Occupy the Lakeshore, Vanderstelt works in solidarity with New York City’s Occupy Wall Street and more closely with Occupy GR. With participants from Kent, Ottawa...

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OGR 2012: Jewly Seeking Justice

by (TDeborahTosh)

Submitted 03-21-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

“It’s about time!” This was Jewly Warren’s reaction to the formation of Occupy Grand Rapids, an activist organization seeking to return political power to the people of America. The 39-year-old grandmother with a history of...

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Rapidian beat reporters meet offline

by (Holly)

Submitted 03-08-2012 under OPINION

Our music beat met recently at a coffee shop to talk about concerts and venues that the group should cover. While there, they were able to get to know each other and come up with some great series ideas. Our politics beat is meeting for the second...

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Catalyst Radio: Beer, politics, music and food all a part of the community conversation

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 02-17-2012 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now?  Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW The Rapidian, hosted by CMC, is where you find the news and stories of Grand Rapids, by Grand Rapids. And as such, it serves as a repository of...

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Finding the beat: Topic-centered sections come to The Rapidian

by (Holly)

Submitted 02-14-2012 under OPINION

We now have designated pages for our music beat, politics beat, and food beat. These topics-focused sections have developed from our new communities of reporters that are covering what are called "beats." Not long ago, we told you about...

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The ad heard 'round the world

by (jon_dunn)

Submitted 02-08-2012 under OPINION

It's been a few days since the now infamous Pete Hoekstra ad aimed at Sen. Stabenow hit the airwaves (and social media) for the first time. Hoesktra is running for US Senate against Stabenow, and will represent you in Washington DC if he were to...

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Gergen: America works better when we work together

by (Heidi Stukkie)

Submitted 01-20-2012 under NEWS

  As a close advisor to four presidents, David Gergen knows a few things about politics. He also knows how to make an audience laugh. Gergen began his hour-long talk at Calvin College’s January Series on Wednesday with a joke about an...

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David Cobb of Move to Amend visits Grand Rapids

by (scott warren)

Submitted 01-07-2012 under OPINION

On Thursday January 12, Fountain Street Church will host David Cobb of Move to Amend as the next event in the Duncan Littlefair Great Speaker Series. Local representatives of Move to Amend and Occupy Grand Rapids are co-hosting the event, focused on...

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Looking ahead: beats on The Rapidian

by (Chelsea)

Submitted 12-30-2011 under OPINION

We're always looking for creative ways to give our readers more information about the city of Grand Rapids. We are also know we have quite a lot of reporters that have strong, passionate interests in one specific topic. Some of us would be...

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Reporters needed for new political beat

by (nickmanes)

Submitted 11-28-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Political reporting has always been at the forefront of journalism. From the muckrakers of the 20s, 30s and 40s through Woodward and Bernstein up to the modern day bloggers, political reporting has gone through a number of changes. Historically,...

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