101 Year Old Grand Rapidan

Ethel also known as "Oppie," grew up in the west side of Grand Rapids during the 1920s and 1930s.

Ethel also known as "Oppie," grew up in the west side of Grand Rapids during the 1920s and 1930s.

What will Grand Rapids look like in 100 years? Hear from someone who grew up in Grand Rapids during the 1920s and 1930s. You'll be surprised how little has changed. 

Special thanks to John Ferris, Ethel Adams, and the Grand Rapids City Archives. 

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Spring Ballot, Founders to Detroit, and Planting Trees.

Don't forget that going to the polls doesn't just happen every four years. Tiffany and Luke discuss the May 2nd ballot focusing on increased funding for Kent County Public Schools. PLUS Founders Brewing Company comes to Detroit and Mayor Bliss' green initiative. 

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Gilda's LaughFest

LaughFest started in 2011 and has featured comedians like Betty White, Martin Short, Brian Regan, Jim Gaffigan, George Lopez, and Kathy Griffin.

LaughFest started in 2011 and has featured comedians like Betty White, Martin Short, Brian Regan, Jim Gaffigan, George Lopez, and Kathy Griffin.

In 2011, Gilda's Club of Grand Rapids had a crazy idea to celebrate their 10-year anniversary. Now, LaughFest has become one of the most popular events in Michigan attracting an average of 50,000 people every year. Luke sat down with LaughFest Director Joanne Roehm to talk about the festival's history, uniqueness, and how their staff pulls it off every year. PLUS Rapid News featuring the neighborhood summit, Start Garden leadership, and the Wild Wild West Side.

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State of the City 2017

Mayor Bliss speaks to a packed crowd at 20 Monroe Live in downtown Grand Rapids for her second "State of the City" address. 

Mayor Bliss speaks to a packed crowd at 20 Monroe Live in downtown Grand Rapids for her second "State of the City" address. 

Tiffany and Luke head to 20 Monroe Live to hear Mayor Bliss' second annual "State of the City" address. Highlights include racial equity, #GRLocalChallenge, and being a city built on quiet, small giants. 

Special thanks to Mayor Bliss and her staff for allowing us to participate in this special night. 

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Truck Off

A semi truck drives along Grandville Ave. next to Cesar Chavez Elementary School. 

A semi truck drives along Grandville Ave. next to Cesar Chavez Elementary School. 

The Roosevelt Park Neighborhood is fighting to move the state trunkline away from Grandville Ave. The congested traffic and commuter trucks are a safety hazard to businesses along the avenue and children walking to school. Tiffany and Luke spoke to community activist Ben Johnson and neighborhood residents about why the "Truck Off" campaign will make Roosevelt Park a safer and more vibrant neighborhood. PLUS Rapids News featuring hotels, Ai Weiwei and the "mystery location" at 201 Market Ave. 

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201 Market (lower right) is the "mystery location" beginning development in 2017 (GR Forward Executive Summary). 

201 Market (lower right) is the "mystery location" beginning development in 2017 (GR Forward Executive Summary).