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Hosted by Park Street Church's senior minister, Mark Booker, Park Street Dialogues is a series of conversations with the intent of connecting followers of Jesus in Boston and beyond. Mark talks with a diverse group of guests about their work and ministry in the city and their perspectives on the work of God in Boston: both in its opportunities and its challenges. Season 1 of Park Street Dialogues is now complete; check back soon for Season 2.
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Jay Moore highlights Abilene's history "in plain sight" in this weekly audio segment. As a native Abilenian and history teacher at Abilene High School, this series explores the history of Abilene, Texas, by focusing on reminders of the past we unknowingly pass every day. Whether it be a street, building, park or stone wall, Jay gives us a glimpse into our rich history by taking us beyond the visible, but often ignored, sights.
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Sermons, Reflections, Music and other items (hopefully of interest) from First Christian Church, Tuscaloosa; located across the street from the University of Alabama campus, two blocks from Bryant-Denny Stadium where the Crimson Tide play. You won't hear about football in the sermons much, though! Still, UA is a big part of our ministry at First Christian. Students live in Disciples House beside the church, we park cars on game days and welcome folks from all over the country into our Fellow ...
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The tides of American history lead through the streets of New York City — from the huddled masses on Ellis Island to the sleazy theaters of 1970s Times Square. The elevated railroad to the Underground Railroad. Hamilton to Hammerstein! Greg and Tom explore more than 400 years of action-packed stories, featuring both classic and forgotten figures who have shaped the world.
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WYCE's Community Connection is a weekly public affairs program featuring community leaders and nonprofit organizations in our region. WYCE is West Michigan's only independent, commercial-free, community radio station serving the greater Grand Rapids metro. WYCE programs an eclectic blend of folk, blues, rock, jazz, and world music to the West Michigan community and beyond. Listener-sponsored, volunteer-powered. WYCE is a proud service of the Grand Rapids Community Media Center. We exist beca ...
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A podcast by Lawford Parish Council. Our podcast, is all about the parish of Lawford & surrounding area. Lawford is a village in the Tendring district of northeast Essex with a population of circa 5000. Lawford is a very vibrant community with two primary schools, a secondary school, a church, a football club, lots of community groups etc etc In Lawford the podcast, we will look to keep those in the community and beyond up to speed with the local goings-on. The podcast will also shine a ligh ...
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A concoction of twelve stories, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is the third book in the original Sherlock Holmes series. It shadows the experiences of detective Sherlock Holmes, an enigmatic genius, as he tries to unravel the mystery of each investigation he partakes in. Set in late 19th century London, the novel not only creates a successful mystery plot, but also circulates through real locations including Hyde Park, the river Thames, St George’s Church in Hanover Square, as well as add ...
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In this very special episode of South Carolina Spookshow, I sit down with my brother in law Brian Rapier and discuss just a couple of his truly terrifying paranormal experiences. Not only did he live in a haunted house, but he has a Ouija Board story that is sure to send shivers down your spine. Don’t forget! If you have your own paranormal story a…
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On this week's episode, host Allison Donahue welcomes Austin McWilliams, Choir Director at Fountain Street Church in Grand Rapids. Austin also serves as the Director of Choral Activities at Aquinas College and is the conductor of an upcoming performance at Fountain Street Church: The Bernstein Mass: A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players, and Dancers…
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Few areas of the United States have as endured as long as Flushing, Queens, a neighborhood with almost over 375 years of history and an evolving cultural landscape that includes Quakers, trees, Hollywood films, world fairs, and new Asian immigration. In this special on-location episode of the Bowery Boys, Greg and special guest Kieran Gannon explor…
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The beautifully crafted Abbeville Opera House in the Upstate has been the home for many shows and performances since its opening in 1908. But according to many witnesses, some its ghosts seem to stick around for one final performance. Also, in a world full of true crime content, we all seem to know at least a little bit of trivia when it comes to s…
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On this week's episode, host Allison Donahue speaks with Monk Mattheus, culture and training coordinator with The Grand Rapids Center for Community Transformation and organizer with the 1st annual Music Econ Summit takes place on Saturday, April 27, 2024 at the Grand Rapids Center for Community Transformation to support entrepreneurship and wealth …
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On this week's episode, host Phil Tower welcomes Mariah Malone, events coordinator with John Ball Zoo. The Grand Rapids Lantern Festival returns to John Ball Zoo on April 10 and is expected to be another record-setting event for the zoo. John Ball Zoo is the first and only place in Michigan where you can see these incredible works of art. The lante…
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In today’s episode, Tom visits the Tenement Museum on the Lower East Side to walk through the reconstructed two-room apartment of an African-American couple, Joseph and Rachel Moore, who lived in 1870 on Laurens Street in today’s Soho neighborhood. Both Joseph and Rachel moved to New York when they were about 20 years old, in the late 1840s and 185…
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College is supposed to be an exciting time in any young persons life. But for USC senior Samantha Josephson, a fun night out with friends ended in tragedy. Plus, the not-so-haunted Farr's Bridge in the Upstate has still managed to rack up an overwhelming number of mysterious deaths in its history. And later, we take a look at the small island of th…
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On this week's episode, host Allison Donahue speaks with Gairen Tembreull, Director of Albatross Aviary in Grand Rapids. Albatross Aviary is a unique avian rescue and sanctuary dedicated to providing permanent care, shelter, and rehabilitation for companion parrots and other exotic birds when rehoming options are scarce. Albatross Aviary is a bird …
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Edith Wharton’s Age of Innocence is a perfect novel to read in the spring — maybe its all the flowers — so I finally picked it up to re-read, in part due to this excellent episode from the Gilded Gentleman which we are presenting to you this week. The Age of Innocence is Edith Wharton’s most famous novel, an enduring classic of Old New York that ha…
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On this week's episode, host Allison Donahue, program manager at The Rapidian, speaks with Guest Amy Thomas-Mellema, Executive Director of Revive & Thrive Project. Revive & Thrive Project was founded by nutritionist and cancer survivor Wendy Borden. After learning about the Ceres Community Project, Wendy made a heartfelt commitment to model the pro…
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On this week's show, host Allison Donahue welcomes Guests: Meghan Distel, Broadway GR President and CEO, and Jennifer Pascua, Broadway GR Marketing Director. Broadway Grand Rapids was established in September of 1988 and opened the first season with South Pacific The mission of Broadway Grand Rapids is to bring the very best of national touring Bro…
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Baseball, as American as apple pie, really is “the New York game.” While its precursors come from many places – from Jamestown to Prague – the rules of American baseball and the modern ways of enjoying it were born from the urban experience and, in particular, the 19th-century New York region. The sport (in the form that we know it today) developed…
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Mark Booker | Hebrews 12:25-29 | Run With Endurance | Hebrews 12 finishes with a warning not to refuse him who is speaking. In this final sermon in the series, we explore this warning, the rationale for it, and the response that occurs when we heed it. This is a call to faith in our holy, powerful, transcendent, majestic God, and this is the key to…
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Since October of 1937, the disappearance of Amelia Earhart has puzzled the world and birthed many conspiracy theories. Since then, researchers and adventures have tried to locate the remnants of her missing plane in an effort to solve the mystery surrounding her disappearance only to come up short. That is, until recently when a man from South Caro…
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On this week's program, host. Allison Donahue welcomes John Vanderhaagen, communications director at Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park. John spoke with Allison about the featured art exhibit at the gardens, as well as the always popular upcoming butterflies exhibition, the summer concert series, and the number of volunteer opportunities at…
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The Chrysler Building remains one of America's most beautiful skyscrapers and a grand evocation of Jazz Age New York. But this architectural tribute to the automobile is also the greatest reminder of a furious construction surge that transformed the city in the 1920s. After World War I, New York became newly prosperous, one of the undisputed busine…
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Mark Booker | Hebrews 12:15-17 | Run With Endurance | This passage issues a call to the church to see to it that no one falls short in the race that we are running. We can fall short by sin and unbelief, and the author gives us a few specific areas to watch out for. This message was given on the same day as the Annual Meeting of the members of Park…
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Dean Smith is a highly skilled fitness instructor and proprietor of Fitness@Summers Park, Lawford. Dean has an infectious energy and has a life story to match. In this episode we explore Dean's early life in Lawford, and the personal tragedy that acted as a catalyst for his wanderlust and his embrace of life thereafter We travel with Dean from Spai…
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On this week's program, host. Allison Donahue speaks with Zack Berends, the festival and events manager for Laughfest and Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids. Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids sponsors the 14th annual LaughFest from March 6 to 10. This year's event features comedians such as Tammy Pescatelli, Josh Johnson, Piff the Magic Dragon, and Demetri Martin. …
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Scott Arbeiter | John 15:1-11 | The promise Jesus gives is that we will bear fruit as we remain in him, the true vine. This sermon, on a Sunday when we are celebrating our partnership with World Relief, explores the nature of the fruit we bear and the false vines and artificial fruit that tempt us. The invitation to remain in Jesus is not only an i…
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In this week's *program, host Allison Donahue (Program Manager for The Rapidian) continues her conversation with Rodney Brown, the founder of GRMIFI. (*The Grand Rapids Media Initiative & Film Incubator). During the program, Allison and Rodney discussed the utilization of film and media as a means to tell the untold stories of Grand Rapids and GRMI…
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The Brooklyn waterfront was once decorated with a yellow Domino Sugar sign, affixed to an aging refinery along a row of deteriorating industrial structures facing the East River. The Domino Sugar Refinery, completed in 1883 (replacing an older refinery after a devastating fire), was more than a factory. During the Gilded Age and into the 20th centu…
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In this week's *program, host Allison Donahue (Program Manager for The Rapidian) welcomes Rodney Brown, the founder of GRMIFI. (*The Grand Rapids Media Initiative & Film Incubator) During the program, Allison and Rodney discussed the utilization of film and media as a means to tell the untold stories of Grand Rapids, GRMIFI's role in cultivating th…
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So much has happened in and around Madison Square Park -- the leafy retreat at the intersections of Broadway, Fifth Avenue and 23rd Street -- that telling its entire story requires an extra-sized episode, in honor of our 425th episode. Madison Square Park was the epicenter of New York culture from the years following the Civil War to the early 20th…
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In this week's episode, host Alison Donohue speaks with Pattijean McCahill, director of marketing and development, at Feeding America West Michigan. Feeding America West Michigan is at the center of a united community effort driven by the core belief that hunger is unacceptable and meals can change lives. Feeding America West Michigan works to gath…
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On the program this week, Allison Donahue speaks with Janay Brower, Founder and CEO of Public Thread Public Thread is a West Michigan-based manufacturer and retailer that works with with upcycled textiles and materials. Public Thread moved last week into a 10,000-square-foot space at 446 Cesar Chavez Ave. SW, the start of a new chapter for the fash…
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FX is debuting a new series created by Ryan Murphy — called Feud: Capote and the Swans -- regarding writer Truman Capote's relationship with several famed New York society women. And it's such a New York story that listeners have asked if we’re going to record a tie-in show to that series. Well, here it is! Capote -- who was born 100 years ago this…
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Marcial Benavidez - Kent County Welcome Plan Collaborative Communications Specialist Podcast descriptions:English: In this week's episode, host Allison Donahue welcomes Marcial Benavidez, Kent County Welcome Plan Collaborative Communications Specialist.The Kent County Welcome Plan Collaborative is a multi-organizational group that represents over 5…
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Mark Booker | Hebrews 12:1 | This is the first message in a series on Hebrews 12 that will consider the call to run with endurance. We begin in v1 by considering the encouragement we are to derive from the great cloud of witness by which we are surrounded. Their examples of faith continue to speak and offer us encouragement to cling to God and his …
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In this week's episode, host Allison Donahue welcomes Kendsie Channing, Manager of Neighbor Experience for Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. and the Downtown Neighbor Network. The Downtown Neighbor Network (DNN)'s purpose is to provide a forum to socialize, organize, and ultimately deepen citizen engagement in building/promoting a high-quality residential…
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The Kosciuszko Bridge is one of New York City's most essential pieces of infrastructure, the hyphen in the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway that connects the two boroughs over Newtown Creek, the 3.5 mile creek which empties into the East River. The bridge is interestingly named for the Polish national hero Tadeusz Kościuszko who fought during the America…
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In this week's episode, host Allison Donahue welcomes Roger Plaxton, treasurer of the Grand River Folk Arts Society & Roger Kohlenberger, president of the Grand River Folk Arts Society. The Grand River Folk Arts Society is a nonprofit volunteer organization whose mission is to enrich people’s lives and foster community through traditional music, da…
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