The Rapidian


COVID-19 in Grand Rapids: Tuesday, March 17 updates

Submitted 03-17-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids school districts begin feeding plans for out-of-school students, City of Grand Rapids urges community to minimize government building visits, and more statements from local organizations issued March 16-17, 2020.


Commissioner Ysasi makes in-studio debut on City Connection

Submitted 03-09-2020 under NEWS

Get to know new Second-Ward City Commissioner Milinda Ysasi tonight at 4pm, streaming live on GRTV, The Rapidian, and Facebook.


Three vocational experts present on 'The Future of Work'

Submitted 03-05-2020 under NONPROFITS

The World Affairs Council of Western Michigan and the Kent District Library offer a free three-part series on work trends of the future


Exploring community organizations' joint effort to get all Grand Rapids residents counted in 2020 census

Submitted 02-20-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

A variety of Grand Rapids organizations are teaming up to educate their fellow residents about the importance of being counted in the 2020 census.


Census advocates working to build trust and turnout

Submitted 02-13-2020 under NEWS

Census 2020 begins in earnest March 12-20 and much is at stake for Grand Rapids and the region as future funding is related to census turnout.


Brave journalists, front and back, mark 2020 Great Decisions series

Submitted 02-06-2020 under NONPROFITS

Beginning February 10, the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan Great Decisions Series features eight straight weeks of global topics aimed to educate, inform and inspire.


City Connection - Census coordinator Kathi Harris joins Mayor Bliss in-studio discussion

Submitted 02-04-2020 under NONPROFITS

Mayor Bliss and Kathi Harris to discuss upcoming 2020 census


First Vandenberg Prize awarded to Ambassador Jon M. Huntsman, Jr.

Submitted 01-21-2020 under NEWS

Ambassador Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. is the first Vandenberg Prize recipient, an award given by the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan.


City Connection - New city Emergency Manager joins Mayor Bliss for in-studio discussion

Submitted 01-06-2020 under NONPROFITS

Mayor Bliss and Allison Farole to discuss city's disaster and emergency readiness programs


World Affairs Council names Ambassador Huntsman first Vandenberg Prize recipient

Submitted 12-05-2019 under NONPROFITS

The World Affairs Council of Western Michigan announces a first-ever Vandenberg Prize for global collaboration and it will go to Ambassador (ret.) Jon M. Huntsman, Jr.