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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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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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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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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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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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(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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Formal public hearing set to explore implications of police body cameras

Submitted 12-09-2014 under NEWS

On Tuesday, December 16 at 7 p.m., City Commissioners will convene for a formal public hearing on whether or not police body cameras should be enacted into policy.

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Shop locally, give back at Grand Rapids Downtown Market during holidays

Submitted 12-09-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Buying local this holiday season ensures that more dollars will be recirculated back into the community. The Downtown Market is hosting activities in support of the local economy.

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