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Poet Li-Young Lee speaks at Calvin College

Submitted 04-25-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

On Saturday, April 20, poet Li-Young Lee spoke at Calvin College during the Festival of Faith and Writing.

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Poet laureate David Cope initiates first poetry conference in city

Submitted 04-02-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

David Cope, local poet laureate and program director of the inaugural Grand Rapids Poets' Conference, talks to us about the conference-as well as his own influences and inspirations.

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Catalyst Radio: Meet citizen journalism reporter Rob Cole

Submitted 01-27-2012 under NEWS

Rob Cole uses his reporting for The Rapidian to become better acquainted with his new home town and to absorb the culture of Grand Rapids.

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Determination and plenty of imagination lead to Diamond Street

Submitted 01-16-2012 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Heather McGartland, owner of salon and retail store Imagination Creations, shares the story of how her trials, errors and deep passion for her work brought her right where she wants to be.

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Catalyst Radio: Austin Bunn on his documentary play, and on writing

Submitted 01-13-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids writer Austin Bunn talks about the making of his documentary play, "Rust," and his personal discoveries during the process.

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Habitat recipient "pays it forward"

Submitted 12-22-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Local high school senior helps build a Habitat for Humanity house as a way to give back after receiving the same gift 7 years ago.

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Terry Johnston: Life through pink-rimmed glasses

Submitted 10-12-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Though ArtPrize is over, the art and one's understanding of it remains. Grand Rapids based photographer, Terry Johnston, provides tips and criteria to assist a judgement and appreciation for the remainder of the art.

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Top Ten Featured Artist: Sunti Pichetchaiyakul

Submitted 10-05-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

In this audio interview, Sunti Pichetchaiyakul shares how he is honoring the spirit of the Ford family by letting them experience ArtPrize.

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Top Ten Featured Artist: Mia Tavonatti

Submitted 10-05-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

[ArtPrize 2011 1st Place winner] In this audio interview, Mia Tavonatti tells how inspiring stories from viewers cancel out any negative criticism of religious art.

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Top Ten Featured Artist: Llew (Doc) Tilma

Submitted 10-05-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

In this audio interview, artist Llew (Doc) Tilma tells the story of how his venue choice was the inspiration for his Top Ten piece.

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