The Rapidian

Economy & Business

Changing the world through design

Submitted 03-27-2012 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Seth Starner explains how storytelling, visualization, and a walk through the art museum are central to business innovations.

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The Spoke Folks: Cooperative biking community

Submitted 03-22-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Jay Niewiek looks to further The Spoke Folks, a cooperative biking community with the intentions of engaging and supporting the biking community and making biking affordable and available for all people in Grand Rapids.

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Cuts to library, public goods hit home

Submitted 03-12-2012 under OPINION

The Grand Rapids Public Library is one of many local institutions receiving less public funding. Cuts to public goods have seemingly become an accepted inevitability.

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Mayor Heartwell to host live call-in show Monday night at 5pm

Submitted 03-05-2012 under NEWS

Got a question for Mayor Heartwell? The first Monday of every month is your opportunity to interact with Grand Rapid's most prominent elected official.

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Urban market comes to Heartside

Submitted 02-08-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

After two years, plans for a year-round urban market are finally becoming a reality.

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Catalyst Radio: PaleoRadio seeks critical conversation without being divisive

Submitted 02-03-2012 under NEWS

WPRR's PaleoRadio is using new media to take its reach beyond Grand Rapids, across the country and to other continents

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Grand Rapids parking goes electric

Submitted 01-31-2012 under NEWS

Electric charging stations come to multiple Grand Rapids locations.

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Edmond: Transforming walls to bridges

Submitted 01-25-2012 under NEWS

Haitian businessman Ralph Edmond shares ideas on how to help his country.

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Catalyst Radio: Internet legislation protested with web blackouts

Submitted 01-20-2012 under NEWS

Community Media Center took a lead locally in a national coordinated blackout of websites Wednesday. The action was to bring awareness to bills currently in Congress. Learn about the bills and why so many participated.

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January Series starts 25th year at Calvin College

Submitted 01-03-2012 under NEWS

Once again, Calvin College provides -free to the public- daily speakers for the month of January with a variety of topics and presentations.

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