The Rapidian


I'm All for FREE SPEECH, but...

Submitted 09-13-2010 under OPINION


In studio: Uma Mishra returns from Ghana, water filters installed

Submitted 09-10-2010 under NONPROFITS

She has just returned from Atekyedo, the Ghanean village where she collaborated to install 30 water filters. She shares how she adapted communication to different cultural mainstays, like oral traditi


Hyperlocal: Trendy tag or fundamental value?

Submitted 09-08-2010 under OPINION



In studio: Coalition to end homelessness

Submitted 09-03-2010 under NONPROFITS

Janay Brower of the Coalition to End Homelessness is our guest this week. She shares the findings of a recent study on the state of housing and transportation in Grand Rapids.


In studio: Heartside Gallery & Studio

Submitted 08-27-2010 under NONPROFITS

The majority of the studio's artists are or have been homeless at some point. As a project of Heartside Ministries, the studio also looks for volunteers and collects art materials through a variety of


In studio: Schools of Hope

Submitted 08-20-2010 under NONPROFITS

Many teachers will dig into their own pockets to provide art supplies for their elementary school students. Find out how Schools of Hope helps to alleviate those sacrifices.


In studio: Care Resources

Submitted 08-13-2010 under NONPROFITS

Care Resources takes an interdisciplinary approach toward healthcare and costs seniors about $74 per day rather than the average national cost of $174 per day. It is a program that grew out of values


In studio: The LGBT Network of Western Michigan

Submitted 08-08-2010 under NONPROFITS

Drew Stoppels and Jamie Brown will be sharing some of the new initiatives of the LGBT Network of Western Michigan. On the horizon is a day of service, where LGBT and ally volunteers will be helping do