The New Face of Retail

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With malls becoming giant graveyards of asphalt and forgotten 90s nostalgia, a new face of retail has emerged that is local, craft, and entrepreneurial. Tiffany and Luke dive into the retail landscape of greater Grand Rapids to discuss the trends of shopping. Luke also shares some childhood shopping mall nightmares. WARNING this episode is not for Rainforest Cafe, Hot Topic, and Orange Julius fans. 

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Rhythm & Race

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Luke sits down with Mike Saunders, a teaching instructor at West Michigan Center for Arts & Technology, who helped his students produce the documentary Rhythm & Race: A History of African American Music in Grand Rapids. They discuss the rich history of African American music within Grand Rapids and what WMCAT students learned through the filming process.
 
The film will be re-released with new footage on May 10th at Celebration! Cinema North. Showtime is at 6:30 and admission are free.

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Famous Grand Rapidians

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In the spirit of March Madness, Tiffany and Luke create a bracket to decide the most famous Grand Rapidian. Special thanks to Field & Fire Café for hosting our bracket busting, Cinderella story, one-shining moment episode!

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Citizens at Citizen

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Tiffany and Luke celebrate two years of the iheartGrandRapids Podcast with some wild drinks at Citizen tiki bar and restaurant. They discuss the upcoming neighborhood summit, affordable housing, art galleries, flooding, and a green parrot. 

Check out Citizen, Grand Rapids' one and only tiki bar! 

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Loving Grand Rapids

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No matter what your opinion is about Valentine's Day, since this show is called iheartGrandRapids, we thought it would be a perfect excuse to share some Grand Rapids love. Tiffany and Luke discuss what they are loving about Grand Rapids right now and what spots in the city would be perfect for a romantic comedy closing scene. PLUS they write their own love letters to the city. 

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World of Winter Festival

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What better way to beat those winter blues than grabbing some friends and heading outside for a festival? From February 9th-16th, Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. will be hosting the first annual World of Winter Festival. Luke chats with Jennie from DGRI to discuss the development and events of the festival. Highlights include ice sculptures, ice bar, 2018 Winter Olympics watch party, curling, skating, human-hungry hippos, and the Lunar New Year celebration.

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Holiday Special

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Welcome to the 2017 iheartGrandRapids Podcast Holiday Special. Tiffany and Luke escape from the snow at Rower's Club to discuss the best holiday spots in GR, local holiday shopping, and how to give back during the season. Merry everything and we'll see you next year! 

Local holiday gift guide via Lizzie Williams

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