Start Garden has come a long way since its high-capital tech beginnings in 2012. Tiffany and Luke chat with Jorge Gonzalez, Darel Ross, and Laurie Supinski inside the Start Garden vault about "Start Garden 2.0" and how the incubator is changing the entrepreneurship landscape in Grand Rapids.
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.
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.
Tiffany and Luke take a ride on the RAPID's fare-free Silver Line through downtown. PLUS Luke sits down with Michael Bulthuis and Brittany Schlacter from The RAPID to discuss the state of public transportation in Grand Rapids.
A rivalry almost 200 years in the making. Luke visits the city of Detroit and debates with a local about the pros and cons of Michigan's two largest cities. Let's get ready to rumble...
Featuring excerpts from "The Big Three Killed My Baby" by the White Stripes.
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.
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.
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.