Grand Rapids Public Library presents Michigan author Michael Moore

by (nancyfinney)

Submitted 07-30-2012 under NEWS

On July 26, Michael Moore spoke to the Grand Rapids community for Grand Rapids Public Library’s GR Reads program. This adult summer reading program is in its third year and features 10 different books. It is funded entirely by the Grand Rapids...

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Rapidian supports community news, reporters

by (jon_dunn)

Submitted 04-18-2012 under OPINION

We're in an incredibly interesting time. The explosion of technology has meant many great things for civilization, but in other ways we're seeing the negative effects play out. The role of the media in our society has been diminished. Not...

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Senator Stabenow to speak in Grand Rapids

by (Jane B. Whittington)

Submitted 04-11-2012 under NEWS

United States Senator Debbie Stabenow will be in Grand Rapids on April 12 to speak at a fundraiser for the Progressive Women’s Alliance of West Michigan (PWA). PWA is a political action committee which seeks to influence public policy through...

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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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