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Last month, we simulcast City Connection on The Rapidian for the first time. The live call-in show, now in its 19th year, is currently hosted by Grand Rapids mayor George Heartwell and is an opportunity for Grand Rapidians to talk with our mayor about important city issues. 

Last month's experiment  resulted in a lively conversation, with many questions originating from the Rapidian comment thread. It worked so well, in fact, that we plan to do this every month. Tonight is the night for January. Leave your question for the mayor in the comments below (or email [email protected], tweet @GRTVaccess,  or leave a Facebook comment. Whateva), and tune in at 5 p.m. to hear him respond to you live on GRTV’s Livewire (channel 25 on Comcast) and streaming right here on this very page.

Some potential hot topics to get your juices flowing:

And while you are waiting for this month’s episode to start, go ahead and watch last month’s over here. Oh, and here are all the episodes from last year or so.

See you back here at Five! 

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I am curious what you can tell me about arts education programming in GRPS. Are there plans to maintain arts education and place importance on furthering in it these times of economic setbacks and educational budget cuts?

I'm curious about whether there's going to be some sort of Web portal to this tool for those who don't have smartphones. Everything I've read explains it as smartphone accessible only.

I'm one of those people who does not have a smartphone, but this tool seems like it would be really useful to me, not just to report what's going on but to also see what are flagged as hot fixes in GR.

Curious if you have any thoughts or plans on public rail or other form of transit linking GR to the lakeshore and areas in between for commuter/entertainment/tourism purposes? Seems like it would be beneficial to both areas. Thanks!

How was the experience of doing the invocation and closing prayer for Governor Synder's inauguration ceremony?

hello george!  wondering if there are plans for more public restrooms downtown (that are open all day and into the evening)? 



sarah scott

Hey Sarah, Sorry!

Unfortunately it didn't quite make it into this month's episode of City Connection. I will make sure it gets in the next one, so tune in at 5:00pm on February 7th!