Join us: Storytelling as city-building

by (jleff)

Submitted 05-18-2013 under OPINION

In the city-building world, we call people who create places "place makers." In this placemaker category you have urban planners, developers and architects - the people who make the things that create a sense of place. However, cities are...

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Community Media Center captures community stories

by (Holly)

Submitted 05-03-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Thursday night, the Community Media Center (CMC) staff and board members gathered together their members to share the story of what our organization has been doing at the event "Elevating Voices" at the Wealthy Theatre. A video, highlighting the...

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Catalyst Radio: CMC storytelling event on May 2, Rapidian fundraiser soon to follow

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 04-26-2013 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 turn the microphone internally, to learn about to upcoming community event hosted by Community Media Center. First...

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Wealthy Theatre to host story collecting experiment

by (reverewriter)

Submitted 04-25-2013 under NEWS

Stories are the construct that collectively make us who we are, give us identity as a whole and allow us to appreciate both the fine detail of a moment and the sweeping energy of a universal notion. Regardless of vehicle – in print, song,...

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New internship opportunities available with The Rapidian

by (Renato)

Submitted 12-03-2012 under OPINION

At The Rapidian, we are constantly looking for ways to improve and develop citizen journalism. We vehemently believe in increasing the flow of hyperlocal news to the Grand Rapids Community and are working to create a culture where people throughout...

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Changing the world through design

by (kcaralis)

Submitted 03-27-2012 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Within a few minutes of meeting Seth Starner, it becomes clear he’s not the kind of guy who sits in one place for very long. It may be his bright blue eyes or the way he gestures in continuous motion as he speaks, but his excitement for...

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Why it matters: The power of words and the importance of our stories

by (Holly)

Submitted 07-14-2011 under OPINION

I've had several jobs now where, when asked what I do, you might catch me responding like this: “I help people tell their stories well.” I love that about my job. It is an honor to be able to help people tell their stories. Our...

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Virginia is for lovers, tire swings are for dreamers, reporting is for the curious

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 06-14-2011 under OPINION

Reporting. It's for the curious. "I think that it's very easy to go about everyday life, to go from place to place, having the same conversations, getting very comfortable in what you think you know," said Lisa Fairman, a RadioLab...

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Being The Rapidian in 2011

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 12-31-2010 under OPINION

There is something about the end of a year and the start of a new one that energizes me. I don't make resolutions; but write goals for things I want to accomplish. I also find the end of the year a time where I reflect (usually fondly) on what I've...

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