GRPD Chief Rahinsky establishes youth advisory council

Nov 14, 2017
L to R: Chief David Rahinsky, Je'Ana Mason, Danielle Mc Millon, Eugene Brown and Monica Sparks discuss 4Unity event in downtown Grand Rapids.

In an effort to gain a young adult’s perspective, Grand Rapids Police Chief David Rahinsky has launched a new advisory council made up of area youths. The council is called "IMPACT," and will give area high schoolers a chance to voice their opinions and advise Chief Rahinsky on current police issues. 

We discuss Youth Exchange and Study (YES) and the Congress Bundestage Youth Exchange scholarship program. Dawn Martinson and Katharina Schuster are our guests.

West Michigan Youth Ballet

We talk about the West Michigan Youth Ballet and their performance of Sleeping Beauty this weekend. Artistic Director Stephen Sanford and Costumer Heather Cassidy join us.

Oasis Community of West Michigan

We talk about Oasis Community of West Michigan, an organization formed by families of developmentally and intellectually disabled young adults. Steve Johnson and Grace Smith join us for the conversation.

Youth of the Year

Feb 16, 2017
Boys & Girls Club Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth

The Boys and Girls Club of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth present their Youth of the Year. Nike Kusmierz and Casey Stratton join us to discuss the four candidates.

Creative Youth Center

Oct 12, 2016
Creative Youth Center

We discuss the Creative Youth Center and its fall fundraising event. The annual event will showcase student work in a unique setting. We share details with guests joining us in studio.

Youth for Understanding USA

We talk about Youth for Understanding USA, a nonprofit international exchange program. Nicholas Paauwe and Jill Postema join us in studio.

Kent County, MI

Head to the fair this August 2016, the Kent County Youth Fair opening August 8th, including animals, entertainment and the carnival rides. Joe Bineman and special guest in studio.

Hilary Farrell

Officials say progress has been made on a 12-point Grand Rapids policing plan.

The set of recommendations included adoption of body cameras, increased community policing, engagement and transparency, and officer implicit bias training.

In an update presented to city officials on Tuesday, Grand Rapids Police Department Chief David Rahinsky says that training will begin in the next four to six weeks by Lamberth Consulting at a cost of $46,500.

Creative Youth Center

Mar 17, 2016
Creative Youth Center

Guests from the Creative Youth Center talk about their exciting one time workshops coming this spring.  The Wednesday Workshop Series kicks-off next week. Program Manager Brianne Carpenter is our guest.