Mayor Heartwell hosts City Connection on GRTV

Submitted 06-09-2011 under NEWS

UPDATE: Watch the archive of the June City Connection above. Continuing a season of irregular scheduling, Mayor Heartwell's live interactive public access show City Connection aired on GRTV and The Rapidian on June 9 at 5 p.m. The program, now in...

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Catalyst Radio: Bill Cotter's documentation of six months in the occupied West Bank of Palestine

Submitted 06-03-2011 under NONPROFITS

A group of youth chant against the Israeli occupation, harassing soldiers assigned to and passing through their villages.   INTERVIEW (9:24) Bill Cotter spent six months in the West Bank of Palestine and was taken back by the reactions he saw...

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Where do you want to put the social in social media?

Submitted 06-01-2011 under OPINION

As many of you hopefully know, we are hosting a lil’ summer picnic in the tiny park across the street from Wealthy Theatre at noon on Friday, June 10. We periodically put these little meet and greets together so that those of us in the...

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Catalyst Radio: Asian Center of West Michigan a resource to many ethnic groups and multiple generations

Submitted 05-27-2011 under NONPROFITS

INTERVIEW (7:53) Ashok Kumar, president of the Asian Center of West Michigan, explains its part in the Asian Center movement (started right here in GR!) and share the bevy of services that it urges people to utilize.  Music this week comes...

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GR Comics Society to hold release party for its long awaited first collection

Submitted 05-24-2011 under NEWS

When the Grand Rapids Comic Society formed two years ago, they dreamed of assembling an anthology to be able to say, "Look, Grand Rapids! We are establishing a comics scene, and we are the artists." This Thursday at 6 p.m. at The Sparrows...

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[UPDATED] Rescheduled May live call-in show with Grand Rapids mayor

Submitted 05-23-2011 under NEWS

UPDATE: watch the archived video of this month's City Connection above At 5pm Monday night, City Connection, Mayor Heartwell's live interactive public access show was simulcast right here on The Rapidian. The program, now in its 19th year, is co-...

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Catalyst Radio: Summer media camps for teens to produce music videos and modern take on Aesop's Fables

Submitted 05-20-2011 under NONPROFITS

One of the AniJam projects from April Showers.   INTERVIEW (10:40) The CMC's own Gretchen Vinnedge and Lynn McKeown of the education department share all the cool summer camps they have planned, from teaching teens how to create their own music...

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[MAP] Picturesquing about town

Submitted 05-18-2011 under OPINION

Two weeks ago, we launched the spring edition of Picturesque, a community photo collaboration that collects images around the theme, "in plain sight." "What do we Grand Rapidians notice that we think others miss?" we asked. Forty-nine images later...

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GRCMC to offer summer camps for teens

Submitted 05-17-2011 under NONPROFITS

It's a fairly easy to find camps for grade schoolers but what do you do with those teenagers?  Well now you have options for them too.  Check out the summer camps we've created for Middle and High School students: CMC Summer Camps...

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Catalyst Radio: John Ball Zoo beneficiary of Monday's Hat Trick Concert

Submitted 05-13-2011 under NONPROFITS

INTERVIEW (10:08) Every year, John Ball Zoo gives out tens of thousands of passes to elementary school youth in Kent County who qualify for federal lunch programs. They've since expanded that program to include Ottawa County schools to encourage...

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