Catalyst Radio: Art.Downtown to hold its largest pop-up gallery event yet

Submitted 04-08-2011 under NONPROFITS

INTERVIEW (9:08) The annual Art.Downtown event is coming up and has a larger footprint than ever before. This year, Kendall College of Art and Design is opening up their graduate studios just over the highway while Site:Lab hosts their first major...

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Share the credit: Collaborators and Translators get some Rapidian love too

Submitted 04-06-2011 under OPINION

Like our mothership, Grand Rapids Community Media Center, The Rapidian has always been about building community through media. With this project, that manifests is in a variety of ways, but today I’d like to focus on story collaborations and...

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[RESCHEDULED] Monthly live call-in show with Grand Rapids mayor to air Thursday 5 p.m.

Submitted 04-04-2011 under NEWS

***UPDATE*** due to a last minute scheduling conflict, this month's episode of City Connection has been rescheduled to Thursday, April 21 at 5 p.m. Our apologies for any inconvenience. At 5pm Monday night, City Connection, Mayor Heartwell's...

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Catalyst Radio: Indian Trails Camp beneficiary of Hat Trick Concert tonight

Submitted 04-01-2011 under NONPROFITS

This is an abbreviated version of Catalyst Radio. WYCE fund drive ended last Friday, and the Catalyst Radio spot was donated to the cause. Concurrent to the spring drive are WYCE's Hat Trick Concerts, benefits for nonprofits in the area....

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Has the divide gone mobile?

Submitted 03-29-2011 under OPINION

From the Rapidian staff   Quite recently, I was reading through the Predictions for Journalism 2011 series on the Nieman Journalism Lab website. Once again, many are claiming this is to be the “year of mobile.” Hardly earth-shattering as this...

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Grand Rapids' hyperlocal radio station seeks support

Submitted 03-28-2011 under NEWS

The normally laid-back, music-filled airwaves of radio station WYCE take on slightly different feel this week as volunteer programmers and staff urge listeners to support the operations of the station with financial contributions. It is one of two...

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Catalyst Radio: Book by former Grand Rapidian inspired in part by his involvement in GR community

Submitted 03-25-2011 under NONPROFITS

This week, we're joined by Lambert Zuidervaart, a former philosophy professor at Calvin College and  co-chair of the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts' board that oversaw the move to their Sheldon Boulevard location. Lambert was recently in...

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[VIDEO] GAAH Press Club cubs experiment with multimedia, learn to distinguish fact from opinion

Submitted 03-22-2011 under NONPROFITS

On a gray afternoon, the Cook Arts Center (644 Grandville SW) is a beacon of color. In the lobby, kids sit around a table, each with beams of crayons radiating around them. One floor above, their peers are busy at work patching together video...

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Where should The Rapidian see and be seen this summer?

Submitted 03-22-2011 under OPINION

It's a little gray right now, but March is going out like a lamb. It is spring, and the season for festivals and street fairs is nigh. Rapidian readers, we'd like to see and be seen. Yes, we're having our social this Thursday (plug - 5:...

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Catalyst Radio: Rapidian reporter Roberta King to contribute 50 articles in 2011

Submitted 03-18-2011 under NONPROFITS

Inspirational Rapidian reporter Roberta King is in the Catalyst Radio studio this week. We hear what inspires her, what she covers and why she has set an ambitious goal of publishing 50 articles before the end of 2011. For a sampling of Roberta's...

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