City of Grand Rapids

Aaron Brown

We continue our conversation with Aaron Brown and Chuck Marohn today on Dig Deep about Chuck's book that was recently released "Strong Towns - A Bottom Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity". 

You can meet Chuck and Aaron and ask them questions at the LIVE Dig Deep Event celebrating the publication of Strong Towns at the Reif Center in Grand Rapids December 10th at 7pm.

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This morning we had the chance to meet and talk with MN artist Nicole Camene.  Listen to our conversation and read a little more about her work to create a temporary public art installation at the new Grand Rapids pedestrian bridge, just in time for the Rural Arts and Culture Summit coming up October 3-5th, put on by Springboard for the Arts.  Check out the

Today in our Strong Women series on KAXE/KBXE we met Ashley Hanson and Joy Dolo.  They are in Grand Rapids this week learning about the town and working with local actors to put together a production at the Reif Center tonight, August 16th at 7pm.  It's the fictionalized story of the ruby slippers getting stolen, and a whole lot more - community identity, loss....

This morning we welcomed in Grand Rapids Deputy Mike Partlow and Advocates for Family Peace's Mandie Alto to talk about awareness for domestic violence in northern Minnesota. 

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Earlier this week we talked about the overabundance of plastic bags in the world.  Barb Veit and Pat Helmberger are experts when it comes to plastic bags - they've been working for years to get people to reuse cloth bags.  They came in to talk about the current legislation that would lift the ban on cities banning plastic bags on their own. 

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