Becoming a Rapidian Reporter

Submitted 02-15-2011 under OPINION

In light of the first Rapidian Reporter Orientation of the year, to be held this Thursday at 5:30pm right here at The Rapidian office (1110 Wealthy St SE), I thought it might be wise to give a quick reminder about how one actually becomes a...

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Catalyst Radio: Open Book Project encourages students to define success for themselves

Submitted 02-11-2011 under NONPROFITS

Jamiel Robinson, one of the co-founders of The Open Book Project, joins us on air to share the philosophy of this after-school, urban tutoring program. In the four years since the program started, OBP has uncovered many unexpected reasons that...

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An Interview with Photographer Holly DeGarmo : Giving Back

Submitted 02-09-2011 under NONPROFITS

To check out the photographs from Holly DeGarmo’s photoshoot, please visit  Giving back to the community is an important part of any profession. Photographer Holly DeGarmo ( understands the...

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[UPDATED] Mayor Heartwell to host monthly interactive show tonight at 5pm

Submitted 02-07-2011 under NEWS

UPDATED: article now includes video of the February 7, 2011 edition of City Connection, courtesy of GRTV Starting this year, City Connection, Mayor Heartwell's live interactive public show has been simulcast right here on The Rapidian on every...

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New Reporters: What have we gotten ourselves into?

Submitted 02-07-2011 under OPINION

"What have I gotten myself into?" How many times have you said that to yourself after making a leap that you thought was a good idea? I know I sometimes jump in, feet first and thrilled as can be, only to realize later that I didn't really know all...

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Catalyst Radio: Healthy Corners to help corner groceries offer healthy alternatives to youth

Submitted 02-04-2011 under NONPROFITS

This week, Mark C. Lewis of Neighborhood Ventures fills us in on a new initiative to instill healthy habits in urban youth. Partnering with universities and local hospitals, they're working with local grocers in stocking and marketing healthy snacks...

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The end of Picturesque doesn't mean the end of winter fun!

Submitted 02-01-2011 under OPINION

That was a hard title to type, especially in light of a blizzard on the horizon, descending upon us at dusk today. "Snowpocalypse" and "snowmageddon" have been bandied around, so this reminder of what we love about West Michigan winters couldn't be...

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In Anticipation of Tina Brown's GR Vacay...

Submitted 01-31-2011 under OPINION

All the heated responses to Newsweek last week got me thinking: what would Tina Brown see if she picked up the gauntlet we as a city threw down last week and actually visited Grand Rapids?  I tend more toward cynicism than blind optimism, so I...

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Catalyst Radio: West Grand Neighborhood Organization

Submitted 01-28-2011 under NONPROFITS

This week, we speak with Nola Steketee, executive director for West Grand Neighborhood Organization. West Grand is home to CMC - Bridge and one of the biggest neighborhood organizations in Grand Rapids. Among the many services they offer, starting...

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Catalyst Radio: Outside the Lines challenges nonartists to put their art supplies where their mouth is

Submitted 01-21-2011 under NONPROFITS

Outside the Lines is putting on its inaugural auction - a competition for nonartists - one week from now, and event coordinator Kendra Herington clues WYCE listeners in to what there is to look forward to. Listen in as Kendra explains how this...

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