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WYCE celebrates programmers: Jennifer WolfSchwallie ("JWo")

by (hayesgriffin)

Submitted 10-17-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

WYCE is a listener supported, volunteer powered, community radio station. Our organizational mission is "Building Community through Media,” and we take that seriously. Programmer: Jennifer WolfSchwallie (“J Wo”) What are your...

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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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Updated: City Connection: Rapidian staff and contributors to highlight Spring Fund Drive

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 04-03-2017 under NEWS

Join us today, Monday, April 3 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 interviews Community Engagement Specialist Elizabeth...

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Terra GR supports hunger relief during the holidays

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 11-12-2015 under NONPROFITS

Terra GR is running a month-and-a-half-long food and fund drive for Feeding America West Michigan, starting Sunday. Restaurant patrons are encouraged to donate money or nonperishable foods for the hunger-relief organization when they visit. Terra GR...

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Our place, your voices: Rediscovering Grand Rapids

by (kendravanderlip)

Submitted 05-22-2015 under OPINION

I am at a crossroads in my life. For the first time in my 30 plus years of being a Grand Rapids resident, I am looking at moving out of state to complete the next step of my education- 543 miles away in Memphis, Tennessee. As I pack up the home my...

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Our place, your voices: Why I write for The Rapidian

by (Michael Tuffelmire)

Submitted 05-21-2015 under OPINION

On October 13, 2009, I officially became a citizen reporter. I submitted a video of the hip hop group Flying Without Wingz performing at Rock Out 2 Come Out, a large LGBTQIA event hosted by Speak Equal at Rosa Parks Circle. What I thought would...

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Our place, your voices: The Rapidian creates critical discourse during ArtPrize

by (ArtPrize)

Submitted 05-20-2015 under NONPROFITS

Written by Todd Herring   Every year at ArtPrize, significant work goes into building a speaker series comprised of the right voices at the highest level of their fields. Adam Weinberg, Jerry Saltz, Mel Chin, Theaster Gates, Anne Pasternak,...

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Our place, your voices: Finding my life's work at The Rapidian

by (nickmanes)

Submitted 05-20-2015 under OPINION

For better or worse, my path to becoming a working journalist started with boredom.  Recently laid off from a job I didn’t care for but somehow believed would be my career, I had no idea what I wanted to do. Upon hearing about the soon-to...

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Our place, your voices: The Rapidian's citizen journalism provides rare guide to Grand Rapids

by (Whitney Pavlica)

Submitted 05-19-2015 under OPINION

I moved to the greater Grand Rapids area as a freshman at Grand Valley State University in 2009. Besides the college visit, I had never been to Grand Rapids. My college years were mostly spent at the main campus in Allendale, with only three classes...

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Our place, your voices: Citizen journalist Jenn Schaub interviews community organizer Jenn Schaub

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 05-18-2015 under NONPROFITS

As one of the first approved content providers for The Rapidian, and dedicated CMC enthusiast, Jenn Schaub spends her days building community in Heartside and connecting artists to show opportunities. As part of the Avenue programing, Jenn has...

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