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

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 12-19-2014 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW For this last episode of Catalyst Radio for 2014, we sit down with WYCE’s new station manager, AJ Paschka.  Joining WYCE after work in the...

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Losing time: amnesia survivor tells her story

by (rpontius)

Submitted 12-11-2013 under VOICES

“We decided that I lost patchily about three years. It happened in my sophomore year of high school,” says Megan Brown, a 20-year-old woman who has experienced something most people will not: retrograde amnesia as a result of...

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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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Catalyst Radio: Summer media camps for teens to produce music videos and modern take on Aesop's Fables

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Submitted 05-20-2011 under NONPROFITS

One of the AniJam projects from April Showers.   INTERVIEW (10:40) The CMC's own Gretchen Vinnedge and Lynn McKeown of the education department share all the cool summer camps they have planned, from teaching teens how to create their own music...

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Building our skills and building community: public hours get special

by (Holly)

Submitted 04-12-2011 under OPINION

What are public hours? Every week, The Rapidian staff is available to you in person in our offices for specific hours. We call them "public hours," and they're a great chance to stop by to visit, brainstorm article ideas, ask general...

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Startup Weekend 2011 yields nine new projects

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 01-17-2011 under NEWS

Come year three, Startup Weekend will need to upgrade its space. On Friday night, 75 participants from as far as Lansing, Mich. crammed into The Factory (38 W. Fulton), a business incubator space in downtown Grand Rapids. Participants heard 21...

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Catalyst Radio: Grandville Avenue Arts and Humanities teams up with GR Creative Youth Center to launch first Rapidian neighborhood news bureau

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Submitted 12-03-2010 under NONPROFITS

The Rapidian is partnering with Grandville Avenue Arts and Humanities to launch the first neighborhood news bureau in January. Marjorie Kuipers, executive director of GAAH, and Lorena Slager of the Grand Rapids Creative Youth Center share how...

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In studio: Uma Mishra returns from Ghana, water filters installed

by (WYCE)

Submitted 09-10-2010 under NONPROFITS

Uma Mishra of the GVSU Ghana Nsu Project joined us in June prior to her trip to Ghana. She has just returned from Atekyedo, the Ghanean village where she collaborated to install 30 water filters. She shares how she adapted communication to...

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AUDIO - A glimpse into a boxing gym

by (Matt A)

Submitted 08-05-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

This is a brief audio piece narrating typical activities in a boxing gym. It was taped at the Michigan Golden Gloves Association gym on Leonard by 131.

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[AUDIO] Cockadoodle do? Or don't?

by (Carolyn)

Submitted 07-13-2010 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids City Commission met with an unprecedented turn-out this evening to hear, among other agenda items, the proposed amendments to the city housing code that would allow hens to be raised and kept in the city limits. Dozens of families...

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