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West MI Fractivist Nicole Berens-Capizzi puts compassion and action up against injustices

by (msimonson)

Submitted 05-10-2013 under OPINION

Try to imagine living your life without cash. The work you put forth helping other people is paid for in goods or services you need. If you have an extra microwave oven and need a blender, you simply swap items with a member of your community, and...

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Mitten Brewing Co. prepares for grand opening with creative brewmaster

by (Ryan Hagerman)

Submitted 11-16-2012 under NEWS

Robert Wanhatalo loves to brew. He has been brewing for several weeks to prepare for Friday's grand opening of Mitten Brewing Co., making more of the brewery’s signature beers, like the peanut butter and chocolate Cracker Jack Porter, but...

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Meet your local elected official, Kent County Commissioner Jim Talen

by (nancyfinney)

Submitted 07-18-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Kent County Commissioner Jim Talen recently sat down with the Rapidian politics beat to discuss his current campaign for re-election. Talen does not have an opponent in the Democratic primary. Republican candidate Theodor Nikodem will be running...

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Lives of the non-religious: meet the members of CFI

by (ellenlundgren)

Submitted 12-13-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Center for Inquiry Michigan may not be a widely known group, but members report that it has become a very important haven for area non-believers. Center for Inquiry (CFI) is an international non-profit that "encourages evidence-based inquiry...

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Rethinking how we describe news categories

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 04-20-2011 under OPINION

The Rapidian is chock full of arts and entertainment content. Is it fluff or does it signal a new way of thinking about news, community and dialogue? In the last six years, I've had numerous conversations with journalists, bloggers, web developers...

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On the Record: A Q&A with 24 News 8 investigative reporter Ken Kolker

by (KWashburn)

Submitted 12-06-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

This periodic feature for The Rapidian will spotlight the media personality behind the byline, camera or mic.  Like clockwork, every evening at 6:05 Ken Kolker receives a call from his biggest fan – his mother. Monday through Friday, she...

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On the Record, with local Business Reporter Cami Reister

by (KWashburn)

Submitted 10-13-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

A Q&A with a Grand Rapids Press business reporter This periodic feature for The Rapidian will spotlight the media personality behind the byline, camera or mic.  Do you know the meaning of the word neologism? No doubt local newspaper...

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On the Record: Dustin Dwyer

by (KWashburn)

Submitted 04-06-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

A Q&A with Michigan Radio’s West Michigan reporter Dustin Dwyer thinks only three people listen to his podcasts on Michigan Radio. He’s fascinated by Bigfoot. And, he says he’s not cool enough to fit into the local music scene. These are just a...

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On the Record: Chris Knape

by (KWashburn)

Submitted 02-08-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

A Q&A with a Grand Rapids Press business reporter WHAT DOES GRAND RAPIDS NEED?Grand Rapids has been really lucky and I’ve been lucky just to be here in the last seven years because I’ve seen so much of what I thought it needed come to pass.Right...

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