The Rapidian

The Rapidian to receive support to strengthen online platform

by (Community Media...)

Submitted 06-24-2020 under NEWS

On June 22, the Knight Foundation announced the first 24 organizations to receive support from its $2 million, three-year technology initiative to strengthen digital publishing solutions in newsrooms. Grand Rapids Community Media Center (CMC) is...

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Grand Rapids Community Media Center kicking off live virtual concert series on Monday

by (Community Media...)

Submitted 06-07-2020 under NEWS

The lights are back on at Wealthy Theatre’s historic theatre space this Monday. Wealthy Theatre will be joined by its fellow Grand Rapids Community Media Center (CMC) resources for a new live virtual concert series – WYCE at Wealthy....

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Happy New Year from The Rapidian

by (MVanDenend)

Submitted 01-03-2020 under OPINION

There’s a common theme resonating across the country: Local news coverage is vital for an informed and educated community. And there’s a common worry: Local news is an endangered species. An October 19, 2019 New York Times article...

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Exciting summer at your Community Media Center

by (grcmc)

Submitted 07-24-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

Rockin' on WYCE! It has been an amazing year at WYCE! From celebrations on the airwaves to some truly amazing live music experiences, our crew and volunteer programmers are building community through music! In February we held the 19th Jammies...

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Catalyst Radio: The Rapidian highlights top ten most shared stories of the year, interviews Asian Festival organizer

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 12-29-2017 under NEWS

In the final episode of Catalyst Radio in 2017, The Rapidian's Managing Editor Kiran Sood Patel and Community Engagement Specialist Elizabeth Rogers Drouillard recap the top ten most shared stories on The Rapidian in 2017. In the second half of...

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Donate to The Rapidian to help preserve and tell the stories of Grand Rapidians

by (Kiran Sood Patel)

Submitted 11-28-2017 under OPINION

This year, many of you turned to The Rapidian as an outlet for expression. Expressions of pain, expressions of anger or frustration or expressions of your desire to understand or connect with one another have marked this year. Since January, we have...

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The Rapidian celebrates 8 years, launches refreshed website

by (GRTV)

Submitted 10-05-2017 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, Kiran Sood Patel, Managing Editor from The Rapidian, discusses the "hyper-local" news outlet's 8-year anniversary, the rollout of their new website and how community members...

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Celebrating eight years of community-powered storytelling

by (Kiran Sood Patel)

Submitted 09-12-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Eight years ago this week, on September 15, 2009, the community journalism platform The Rapidian was launched as a part of Grand Rapids Community Media Center. In the following eight years, dozens of articles have been published by hundreds of...

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City Connection: The Rapidian hosts conversation on hot topics in city of Grand Rapids

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-10-2017 under NONPROFITS

Join us today, Monday, July 10 at 5 p.m. on LiveWire, Comcast Cable 24 for tonight's episode of City Connection. Tune in to this special episode as Rapidian Managing Editor Kiran Sood Patel, Community Engagement Specialist Elizabeth Rogers...

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Meet Civic Investor Tami VandenBerg: Passionate advocate for access to housing

by (Kiran Sood Patel)

Submitted 04-14-2017 under VOICES

Tami VandenBerg is co-owner of the Meanwhile and Pyramid Scheme and part-time director of Well House. Well House is a nonprofit that provides low-cost rooms for rent and places a priority on people that cannot access other housing for people that...

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