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Ballot Preview November 2019

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Cram for the 2019 election with Tiffany and Luke as they discuss the Grand Rapids ballot and more. Topics include the mayoral and commissioner candidates, public library commissioners, and the parks millage.

Locator and Voter Info

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Have a Say with Mayor Bliss, Commissioner Wooden, and More

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Recorded live from the Have a Say event at Long Road Distillers, Tiffany and Luke chat with Mayor Bliss, Kent County Commissioner Wooden, and Hugh Ingalls about the importance of the next generation having a say. The networking and panel event was hosted by The Mayor’s Next Gen Advisory Board, who represents the next generation’s interests through engagement with the City of Grand Rapids to foster an environment in which every citizen can live, work and play. The panel also included Luis E. Avila (Board Member, Downtown Development Authority), Kristian Grant (President, Grand Rapids Public Schools Board), and Megan Sall (Assistant City Manager, City of Wyoming).

Get involved with city boards and commissions

Learn about the Mayor’s Next Gen Advisory Board

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Project 1 By ArtPrize with Allison Palm

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ArtPrize Education Program Coordinator Allison Palm returns to the podcast to chat all things Project 1, including the popular question…what is Project 1? The group discusses the differences between the two events and the themed focus of crossed lines

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Luke, Tiffany, and Allison chatting about Project 1 at the ArtPrize HUB in downtown Grand Rapids.

Luke, Tiffany, and Allison chatting about Project 1 at the ArtPrize HUB in downtown Grand Rapids.

Getting Social with Aubrey & Molly

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Meet Aubrey Kuipers & Molly Craft of the iheartGR team! These two awesome women are the magic behind the incredible social media content you see every day on iheartGR’s social platforms. Tiffany and Luke found some time in their busy schedules at Wild Roast Coffee to chat about what they’ve been up to this summer and behind the scenes of their daily photo shoots.

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Adrian Butler: Grand Rapids DJ & Creative Entrepreneur

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Adrian Butler aka “AB” is a Grand Rapids DJ, designer, and entrepreneur. You’ve probably danced to his music at a local event or have seen his trendy styles on his Instagram page. Tiffany and Luke caught up with AB at his local spot, The Old Goat, in the Alger Heights neighborhood. They discuss the value of creative entrepreneurship, The Menu, worst DJ gigs, and more!

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Events and Instagram Influencers

Rooftop parties are rare in Grand Rapids. Learn how to find them on this episode of the iheartGR Podcast.

Rooftop parties are rare in Grand Rapids. Learn how to find them on this episode of the iheartGR Podcast.

Tiffany and Luke are back from summer adventures to talk about finding events in Grand Rapids through Instagram. Learn how to find the parties and activities that fit your passions locally, all while making a few friends. PLUS Luke rants about the dangers of an idealized life on social media and Tiffany shares about cool rooftop parties.

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Sports in Grand Rapids

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In Grand Rapids you can experience top-tier sporting events with half of the “big city” cost. Tiffany and Luke break down the athletic scene in Grand Rapids from the professional teams to local fitness clubs. It’s the most sporty episode of the podcast ever! PLUS Tiffany and Luke share their interesting sporting stories.

Grand Rapids Sports Resources

Grand Rapids Griffins

West Michigan Whitecaps

LPGA Meijer Classic

Grand Rapids Drive

Grand Rapids FC

November Project GR

Lyon Street Run Club

Grand Rapids Sports & Social Club

Grand Rapids Gaelic Football

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Mudpenny: Grand Rapids' Best Coffee Shop in 2019

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During March Madness season iheartGR fans voted in a “bracket” style tournament for the best coffee shop in Grand Rapids. In a Cinderella upset for the ages, Mudpenny defeated Madcap in the final round. Tiffany and Luke stopped by Mudpenny’s new brick and mortar location in the Roosevelt Park neighborhood to discuss the victory. PLUS learn the meaning behind Mudpenny’s name and their Abraham Lincoln mascot.

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Argos Book Shop

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Book stores are an integral part of any neighborhood, especially in Eastown where Argos Book Shop has been serving the community for over 40 years. Luke sits down with owner James “Jim” Bleeker to discuss owning a small business, why brick and mortar book stores matter, and an 18th century book on syphilis.

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