The Rapidian


Catalyst Radio: Home Repair Services fostering DIY culture among homeowners

Submitted 04-22-2011 under NONPROFITS

Home Repair Services started in 1979 with home repair house calls for low-income families and has grown into six additional programs to foster a DIY ethic among homeowners.


WMEAC and GRCC to celebrate Earth Day with Earthwork Music

Submitted 04-21-2011 under NONPROFITS

The West Michigan Environmental Action Council and Grand Rapids Community College are celebrating Earth Day with a special concert featuring top acts from Earthwork Music at Fountain Street Church in


Rethinking how we describe news categories

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?


Catalyst Radio: ARC Kent County Monday night's beneficiary of WYCE's hat trick concert series

Submitted 04-15-2011 under NONPROFITS

Music lovers, Hat Trick goers, this one's for you. As the beneficiary of the upcoming music concert at One Trick Pony, ARC Kent County's executive director joins us to share exactly what Monday night'


Building our skills and building community: public hours get special

Submitted 04-12-2011 under OPINION

The Rapidian's "Public Hours" are being revamped: bi-weekly themes around photo essays, cloud computing, creative commons and strong interview skills are planned for upcoming months.


Catalyst Radio: Art.Downtown to hold its largest pop-up gallery event yet

Submitted 04-08-2011 under NONPROFITS

The annual Art.Downtown event is coming up and has a larger footprint than ever before. Organizer Jenn Schaub and ArtPeers' Erin Wilson give us all the details.


[RESCHEDULED] Monthly live call-in show with Grand Rapids mayor to air Thursday 5 p.m.

Submitted 04-04-2011 under NEWS

Got a question for Mayor Heartwell? Tonight is your opportunity to interact with our Grand Rapid's most prominent elected official


Grand Rapids' hyperlocal radio station seeks support

Submitted 03-28-2011 under NEWS

Radio station WYCE is seeking support from the community for operations with its spring fund drive.


Catalyst Radio: Book by former Grand Rapidian inspired in part by his involvement in GR community

Submitted 03-25-2011 under NONPROFITS

This week, we're joined by Lambert Zuidervaart, a former philosophy professor at Calvin College and co-chair of the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts' board that oversaw the move to their Sheldon


[VIDEO] GAAH Press Club cubs experiment with multimedia, learn to distinguish fact from opinion

Submitted 03-22-2011 under NONPROFITS

Colored pencils in hand, with each stroke, the cubs determine and learn to justify snippets of a video interview left on the cutting room floor. "It makes them feel grown up to do something like that