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Patrick Center
November 27, 2012 | WGVU  At givingtuesday.org the mission statement is to “Create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season to celebrate and encourage charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations.”

I talk with Stefanie Hosfold, Development Director at South End Community Outreach Ministries, about the impacts og Giving Tuesday.


More Mid-Day Features
Friday
Museum school promises immersion experience for GRPS students
Grand Rapids MI  September 26, 2014  |  WGVU  There’s a new school in Grand Rapids, with classrooms at the Van Andel Public Museum Center. It’s called, appropriately, the Museum School. Today on WGVU Midday West Michigan, we talk with GRPS Communications Specialist John Helmholt for some details.   
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Denzel Washington returns as The Equalizer plus three other new movies
  September 26, 2014  |  WGVU  Four new movies opening in theaters today including The Equalizer with Denzel Washington, The Boxtrolls, an animated family flick, The Skeleton Twins, a serio-comedy with Kristin Wiig and Bill Hader and a faith based drama The Song...Scott Vander Werf and Ron VanTimmeran from Celebration Cinema break it all down.   
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Wednesday
Petroglyph artist adorns Grand River rocks
Grand Rapids MI  September 24, 2014  |  WGVU  Work is underway for Grand Rapids’ Artprize competition. Among the more unusual entries is a series of rock carvings along the banks of the Grand River near the Public Museum. Today on WGVU Midday West Michigan, we talk with petroglyph artist Kevin Sudeith.    
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FDA reclassifies popular pain killer Vicodin
Allendale MI  September 24, 2014  |  WGVU  There’s a big change coming in the way a popular pain killer is prescribed.    
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PBS President Paula Kerger and what makes the network all things for all people
  September 24, 2014  |  WGVU  ArtPrize kicks off tonight in downtown Grand Rapids. WGVU will be there and we invite you to join us for the "PBS/WGVU Nerd Walk" beginning at 6pm tonight at Rosa Parks Circle. To get you in the mood, PBS President Paula Kerger visited our studios earlier this month. I asked he about the magic behind PBS.   
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Alicia Olatuja releases her solo debut
  September 24, 2014  |  WGVU  A rising young singing star in classical, jazz and pop music made a big splash at the 2013 presidential inauguration for Barack Obama. Now Alicia Olatuja makes her solo recording debut with "Timeless."   
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Tuesday
Innovation Talk
  September 23, 2014  |  WGVU  Dressed to impress. The importance of packaging or a display capturing attention, solving a problem or telling a story.   
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Monday
The city of Grand Rapids has a new information number: 311
Grand Rapids MI  September 22, 2014  |  WGVU  The centralized system will get callers just about anything they need to know about city government.   
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Friday
Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio Releases New CD
  September 19, 2014  |  WGVU  Drummer Gerry Gibbs is back with his Thrasher Dream Trio featuring masters Ron Carter on bass and Kenny Barron at the piano. The album "We're Back" is a collection of 1970's popular songs given a jazz treatment.    
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The Maze Runner plus three other new movies open today
  September 19, 2014  |  WGVU  Four new movies opening in theaters today, including the science fiction flick The Maze Runner, an ensemble comedy This Is Where I Leave You, a new Liam Neeson thriller A Walk Among Tombstones and the horror comedy Tusk. Ron Van Timmeran from Celebration Cinema sits down with WGVU for our weekly movie talk.   
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West Michigan U.S. Representatives vote no on arming Syrian rebels
  September 19, 2014  |  WGVU  Congress is clearing the way for the U.S. military to train and equip Syrian rebels in their war against Islamic State militants. The Senate voted 78-22 ratifying a new strategy. The House approved the bill on Wednesday.   
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