politics

Final Presidential debate to simulcast for free at Wealthy Theatre

by (Holly)

Submitted 10-19-2012 under NEWS

This Monday, October 22 at 9:00 p.m., the Community Media Center (CMC) will present a simulcast of the final presidential debate at Wealthy Theatre (1130 Wealthy Street SE), an historic theatre in the Wealthy corridor. President Barack...

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Mayor answers citizen concerns, responds to GQ Magazine's ArtPrize article

by (Holly)

Submitted 09-24-2012 under NEWS

At 5 p.m. Monday night, Mayor Heartwell's live interactive public access show City Connection was simulcast right here on The Rapidian. City Connection is an opportunity for Grand Rapidians to talk with our mayor about important city...

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Amy Goodman to speak at Wealthy Theatre September 18

by (wealthytheatre)

Submitted 08-31-2012 under NONPROFITS

Amy Goodman will take the stage on Sept. 18, 2012 at noon to talk about the 2012 elections and community media at the Wealthy Theatre, a service of the Grand Rapids Community Media Center (GRCMC).  Award-winning journalist Amy Goodman is well...

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Grand Rapids Public Library presents Michigan author Michael Moore

by (nancyfinney)

Submitted 07-30-2012 under NEWS

On July 26, Michael Moore spoke to the Grand Rapids community for Grand Rapids Public Library’s GR Reads program. This adult summer reading program is in its third year and features 10 different books. It is funded entirely by the Grand Rapids...

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Rapidian supports community news, reporters

by (jon_dunn)

Submitted 04-18-2012 under OPINION

We're in an incredibly interesting time. The explosion of technology has meant many great things for civilization, but in other ways we're seeing the negative effects play out. The role of the media in our society has been diminished. Not...

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Senator Stabenow to speak in Grand Rapids

by (Jane B. Whittington)

Submitted 04-11-2012 under NEWS

United States Senator Debbie Stabenow will be in Grand Rapids on April 12 to speak at a fundraiser for the Progressive Women’s Alliance of West Michigan (PWA). PWA is a political action committee which seeks to influence public policy through...

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OGR 2012: Dean Vanderstelt, man on a mission

by (Anneblanding)

Submitted 03-23-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Dean Vanderstelt is on a mission to change the way society works. As a member of Occupy the Lakeshore, Vanderstelt works in solidarity with New York City’s Occupy Wall Street and more closely with Occupy GR. With participants from Kent, Ottawa...

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OGR 2012: Jewly Seeking Justice

by (TDeborahTosh)

Submitted 03-21-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

“It’s about time!” This was Jewly Warren’s reaction to the formation of Occupy Grand Rapids, an activist organization seeking to return political power to the people of America. The 39-year-old grandmother with a history of...

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Rapidian beat reporters meet offline

by (Holly)

Submitted 03-08-2012 under OPINION

Our music beat met recently at a coffee shop to talk about concerts and venues that the group should cover. While there, they were able to get to know each other and come up with some great series ideas. Our politics beat is meeting for the second...

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Catalyst Radio: Beer, politics, music and food all a part of the community conversation

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 02-17-2012 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now?  Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW The Rapidian, hosted by CMC, is where you find the news and stories of Grand Rapids, by Grand Rapids. And as such, it serves as a repository of...

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