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Catalyst Radio: Paschka's audio and community interests lead him to WYCE

Submitted 12-19-2014 under NEWS

After serving with two Grand Rapids arts organizations, AJ Paschka finds that being the new station manager of WYCE is a natural progression.

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Focus on Issues: Community Outreach Court

Submitted 12-19-2014 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids' Heartside social service organizations have teamed up with legal service organizations and the Grand Rapids District Court to form the Community Outreach Court.

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Food Bank asks community to remember hungry during holidays

Submitted 12-19-2014 under NONPROFITS

At the end of another record year, Feeding America West Michigan needs more support than ever to continue meeting the need.

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Ski film premiere, fundraiser encourages girls to do more, be more in the outdoors

Submitted 12-19-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

West Michigan’s local ski community is bringing the ski film “Pretty Faces” to Grand Rapids on its national tour. The premiere will inspire young female athletes to do more, be more.

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The Bridge of Snow

Submitted 12-18-2014 under OPINION

Snow or no snow, take advantage of the many indoor activities throughout our city to get out of the house this winter!

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New police chief notes lowering recidivism rates; continues to seek ways to lower rates further

Submitted 12-17-2014 under NEWS

A conversation with GRPD Chief of Police David Rahinsky reveals he's looking at ways to address recidivism in Michigan- which at a 28% rate is significantly lower than the national level. Rahinsky says it's still too high.

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City Commission holds public hearing on police, community relations

Submitted 12-17-2014 under NEWS

Most citizens in favor of body cameras spoke of transparency as a big issue with police, but others also noted privacy concerns.

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Dominican Center programming offers ways to simplify complexities of life

Submitted 12-17-2014 under OPINION

Life as we know it is changing rapidly and dramatically. In the relentless busyness of modern life, we have lost the rhythm between stillness and activity.

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New festival to introduce area to disability art; works to build access, understanding

Submitted 12-16-2014 under NEWS

The DisArt Festival will be the largest festival on disability and art in the United States to date, says founder and director Chris Smit.

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West Side booms with new restaurants, breweries

Submitted 12-16-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Over the past few years and in the recent months, there has been an influx of breweries, restaurants and local businesses choosing to open in the West Side.

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Rosa Parks Circle gets icy, open to skaters

Submitted 12-16-2014 under NEWS

Downtown is decked out in holiday lighting and crowds are breaking in the ice rink at Rosa Parks Circle.

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Gaming on board: party provider expands services with Ultimate Gaming Bus

Submitted 12-16-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Brian Mosby started his business three years ago by offering bounce houses and other party fun for young children. He's now expanding his services to include entertainment for older children and teens with a mobile gaming station equiped with up to 50 video games.

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Winter concert to feature area folk musicians

Submitted 12-16-2014 under NEWS

A house concert this Sunday will work to connect friends and strangers, and offer respite from winter doldrums.

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Walking a tightrope between race, art in Grand Rapids

Submitted 12-16-2014 under NONPROFITS

An interview with artist and teacher Derrick Hollowell about making and selling art- and being seen- in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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Santa signs to deaf children

Submitted 12-15-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services held their annual "Signing with Santa" event on Saturday, which has grown into a multi-generational event. The organization provides resources and services to the deaf communities of West Michigan with the goal of inclusiveness.

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Catalyst Radio: Tonight's WYCE@Wealthy concert with The Bad Plus supports Pets For Vets

Submitted 12-12-2014 under NEWS

Pets For Vets matches shelter animals with armed services veterans, bringing healing and companionship for both.

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In Season: December 13, 2014

Submitted 12-12-2014 under NONPROFITS

A list of locally grown fruits and vegetables along with locally produce products available at your local farmers markets.

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NPO Showcase: Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank

Submitted 12-12-2014 under NONPROFITS

Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank distributes safe, healthy food to pantries and shelters that help the hungry in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula.

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(Don't) Follow your passion

Submitted 12-11-2014 under NONPROFITS

We all want to be successful. When we do, we talk about our passions, but is that a good idea? One book from the Grand Rapids Public Library says otherwise.

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What's on Tap: December 11-17

Submitted 12-11-2014 under NEWS

With the holiday season upon us, gift others you favorite beer from your local brewpub. Harmony Brewing Co. is selling gift packs which include bar glasses and a growler.

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