Who is the Last Podcaster Standing?

Submitted 03-17-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

An angry ginger, a know-it-all, a sniper, and a man in a kilt walk into a recording studio… The Last Podcaster Standing, a new podcast that comes straight out of Grand Rapids, is earning fans not just locally but globally with their off-kilter humor...

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Sum It Up: The Meaning of Things

Submitted 03-15-2011 under OPINION

Though we haven't been calling much attention to it, there have been scads of very minor website upgrades happening behind the scenes here at The Rapidian HQ. But recently we launched something so we big we just need to make mention of it. Summary...

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Catalyst Radio: Proposed fed budget cuts eliminating national community service to affect thousands in GR

Submitted 03-11-2011 under NONPROFITS

In the Grand Rapids area alone, there are more than 60 AmeriCorps members, 1,000 Senior Corps members and 28,000 K-12 students benefiting from Learn and Serve. These community service programs are administered by the Corporation for National and...

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Live interactive show with Grand Rapids' Mayor Heartwell aired Monday night

Submitted 03-07-2011 under NEWS

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-hosted by Grand Rapids mayor George Heartwell and GRCMC's Linda...

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Catalyst Radio: Gilda's Club

Submitted 03-04-2011 under NONPROFITS

Joanne Roehm joins us from Gilda's Club of Grand Rapids, which helps those affected by cancer through their grief journeys. She previews LaughFest, a week-long fundraising bash involving 30 venues, 50 artists, 110 free activities and additional...

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Catalyst Radio: Moms Bloom helping families with newborn get a strong start

Submitted 02-25-2011 under NONPROFITS

Parenthood can be a circus, and moments for a quick shower and nap are coveted. Moms Bloom, only a couple of years old, was founded to provide help to families with newborns and moms who may struggle with post-partum. Listen in as co-founder Sara...

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A Michigan Film Industry Town Meeting planned

Submitted 02-23-2011 under NEWS

An organizational and informational event will be held on Thursday evening, February 24th to promote preservation of the Michigan Film Incentive program. Organizers hope to help interested people effectively communicate to Michigan's legislators,...

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Downtown GR Smart Phone Tour Launched

Submitted 02-23-2011 under NONPROFITS

Last spring, representatives from four community organizations came together to make downtown Grand Rapids more interactive.  The result? A smart phone tour of 13 downtown points of interest. The GR TagTour has been created through a...

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Concert To Help Heartside Neighborhood

Submitted 02-22-2011 under NONPROFITS

Co-sponsored by MAJIC (Musical Arts for Justice in the Community) and the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids,  Diane Penning  will present a concert of sacred music with works from the collaborative project/CD Sacred...

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Catalyst Radio: UICA's Live Coverage fundraiser pits 50 artists against the clock

Submitted 02-18-2011 under NONPROFITS

Elizabeth Goddard of the Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts gives us a preview of tomorrow evening's Live Coverage. The fundraiser showcases more than 50 regional artists in the last stages of art creation putting finishing touches on their...

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