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What #ArtPrize2010 has taught us

Submitted 10-12-2010 under OPINION

It's been a busy few weeks for Grand Rapids and that means it's been busy at The Rapidian, too. ArtPrize season brought us a lot of content from both new and existing reporters, a multitude of arts-en


Journalist Anand Gopal speaks at Calvin College

Submitted 10-09-2010 under NEWS


Catalyst Radio: Community Research Institute maps down to the block level for all 32 neighborhoods

Submitted 10-08-2010 under NONPROFITS

Jeremy Pyne of the Johnson Center's Community Research Institute is in studio to talk about the Grand Rapids-based mapping project that cross-references census information with GR neighborhoods.


Funding hyperlocal news - your input invited

Submitted 10-04-2010 under OPINION


Catalyst Radio: SiteLab and pop-up art galleries

Submitted 10-01-2010 under NONPROFITS

In studio this week is Paul Amenta of SiteLab, known in Grand Rapids for projects like ActiveSite and Michigan - Land of Riches.


Catalyst Radio: Destination 1111

Submitted 09-24-2010 under NONPROFITS

For three days each fall, the warehouse is transformed into a multi-artist exhibit, with all local performances, fine arts and music.


Catalyst Radio: Clemente Skatepark commitee raising awareness of fundraising efforts

Submitted 09-17-2010 under NONPROFITS

In the last year, tickets issued to skateboarders for using public facilities for the sport has increased from three to 43, demonstrating the need for Clemente Skatepark.


The Rapidian turns ONE and is still growing

Submitted 09-15-2010 under OPINION


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