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City Connection - Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. & Andy Guy

On the June 2018 episode of City Connection, Mayor Rosalynn Bliss is joined by Andy Guy, Chief Outcomes Officer for Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. to discuss the GR Forward plan. This month's episode will discuss: - The latest on GR Forward - New Development along the Grand River - Location change of Movies in the Park to "Movies on Monroe" - eve...

City Connection - May 2018 - 2nd Ward Commissioner Joe Jones

Mayor Rosalynn Bliss will be joined by 2nd Ward Commissioner, Joe Jones. This month's episode will discuss: - The 2nd Ward - Goals for becoming an "Age-Friendly" City - The Mayor's position on becoming a sanctuary city - Update on the hiring search for a new City Manager - Joe Jones and his story of coming to Grand Rapids - Police/Community...

City Connection - Jan. 2018 - Ruth Kelly & Age-Friendly Communities

Sitting in for Mayor Rosalynn Bliss is Second Ward Commissioner Ruth Kelly. The program features an interview and discussion about Grand Rapids’ desire to become an “Age Friendly Community” as defined by the World Health Organization. 

Every month on the first Monday, Mayor Bliss will be open to all questions sent in during or...

City Connection - Habitat for Humanity - November 2017

BriAnne McKee, executive director of Habitat for Humanity for Kent County, is the guest on this month's episode of City Connection. McKee and Mayor Bliss will talk about Plaza Roosevelt and the work Habitat Kent is doing around affordable housing. Hosted by Linda Gellasch. Every month on the first Monday, Mayor Bliss will be open to all questions...


Amy Goodman Live at Wealthy Theatre

Join award-winning journalist Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now, for her North American Tour: "DEMOCRACY NOW!: COVERING THE MOVEMENTS CHANGING AMERICA." Amy will be introduced by her brother and co-author David Goodman.

Goodman will speak about increased threats to freedom of the press and the importance of truly independent media t...

City Connection - July 2017 - The Rapidian

A special episode as Rapidian Managing Editor Kiran Sood Patel, Community Engagement Specialist Elizabeth Rogers Drouillard and Community Outreach Coordinator Mariah Cowsert are joined by community members to highlight key ...

History of Grand Rapids Hip-Hop pt. 1

Pioneers and participants of the first and second generation of Grand Rapids Hip-Hop. Hear their stories and details of the origins of the local scene - directly from them.