The Rapidian


Chiaroscuro International Film Series connects world cultures through award-winning films

Submitted 01-09-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

The season begins on January 14, 2018 at UICA. The program is free and open to the public.


Community journalists reflect on state of media, Grand Rapids in 2017

Submitted 12-27-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Erica Soto, Paola Mendivil, Kwesi Robertson, Amy Carpenter and Russell Olmsted discuss the uniqueness of our platform and need to tackle Grand Rapids' most important issues.


Open Projector Night Spotlight from UICA: Jose Jimenez, People's Choice Award winner

Submitted 12-12-2017 under NONPROFITS

Jose Jimenez short film Dreamer is the most recent Open Projector Night Peoples' Choice Award Winner. UICA sat down with the filmmaker to learn more about his work, inspiration, and future projects


Concerts Under the Stars returns to Grand Rapids Public Museum's Chaffee Planetarium

Submitted 12-12-2017 under NONPROFITS

Live concerts begin on January 18, 2018 and will be held through April, 2018, with five concerts total. Visitors can sit back and experience the wonder of the cosmos and the wonder of music to five different performances featuring pop, jazz, folk and rock sounds.


Catalyst Radio: Tami VandenBerg talks legalization of cannabis

Submitted 12-01-2017 under NONPROFITS

Jessica Young speaks with Tami VandenBerg on the history of cannabis prohibition in the state of Michigan and its impact on different communities.


Flannel-fledged heroes: Local bar helps revive festival from hiatus to support local radio

Submitted 11-27-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

How and why SpeakEZ Lounge wound up staging an event that resurrected a beloved fall festival, and how it relates to your favorite turkey-tinged holiday.


WYCE to celebrate 18th annual Bubble Bash

Submitted 11-14-2017 under NONPROFITS

Prepare your Christmas cheer while supporting volunteer-powered radio in your West Michigan community on December 21, 2017.


The CMC Education department helps students produce and publish film projects

Submitted 11-09-2017 under NONPROFITS

CMC Education works with area schools, and student groups to write, direct, and produce their own video projects


"Dark Beer, Dark Side" returns to Grand Rapids Public Museum

Submitted 11-07-2017 under NONPROFITS

The museum, in partnership with Brewery Vivant, will once again host Dark Beer, Dark Side on Friday, November 24, 2017. Tickets include three beer samples, general admission, and the evening's planetarium show.


Grand Rapids Public Museum looks inside brain, shows off subatomic discoveries

Submitted 10-18-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

New exhibit provides a hands‑on and up‑close look at the human body’s most essential and fascinating organ. A brand new original production in the Chaffee Planetarium opens October 21, 2017, taking visitors through the discovery of the Higgs boson, a scientific quest solved in our lifetime.