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Capt. Richard Phillips Speaks in Grand Rapids [Video]

Capt. Richard Phillips is in Grand Rapids today.

Phillips was captain of the MV Maersk Alabama during its hijacking by Somali pirates in April 2009; and his heroics were chronicled in the Oscar-nominated 2013 film "Captain Phillips" starring Tom Hanks.

Tonight, he is the keynote speaker for Davenport University's Excellence in Business Dinner Gala, a black-tie fund-raiser for Davenport University Foundation student scholarship funds, at DeVos Place.

This morning, he spent time with me on 100.5 The River. I was filling in for Andy Rent on the "Andy Rent Show" along with guest host Tim Harris. Andy is currently on vacation in Hawaii, where he's on a group tour with YMT Vacations and listeners of 100.5 The River.

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Win Two Tickets to Davenport University’s 2014 Excellence in Business Dinner Gala from Channel 95.7

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Jeff Musial – The Animal Guy Coming to East Grand Rapids in November

Good news animal lovers, Jeff Musial - The Animal Guy is coming to East Grand Rapids on Nov. 23.

You might know him from his many appearances on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," "The Today Show," "iCarly" and "VH1 Big Morning Buzz," among others. Now, he's bringing his educational education to West Michigan!

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Townsquare Media Buys Kalamazoo Ribfest

Townsquare Media announced today it has reached an agreement to acquire Kalamazoo Ribfest from The Arc Community Advocates.

As part of the deal, Townsquare Media also inked a long-term partnership with The Arc to produce the event on an annual basis.

The Arc Community Advocates, a non-profit focused on helping people with intellectual and development disabilities, has operated Ribfest for the past 22 years.

Ribfest 2014 is Aug. 7 to 9 at Arcadia Creek Festival Place, and is downtown Kalamazoo's largest event.

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Cardboard Bobsleds Successfully Crashed Down the Cannonsburg Hillside Today

Today's Cardboard Bobsled event at Cannonsburg was something I've been looking forward to for quite a while now!  What could be more fun than a bunch of people out on a hill, building bobsleds from cardboard and duct tape, not caring if the thing really held up on the way down the slope?

Thanks to everyone who came out and had fun with us today!  More than 50 bobsleds raced at least partway down the slope, creatively decorated and with people in costume, to the amusement of all.

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Serving Up Sweetness at Dessert Wars 2014

The Amway Grand Plaza hotel's Ambassador Ballroom was the setting for some seriously delicious and sweet treats on Thursday night.

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Meijer Winter State Games are This Weekend in West Michigan

This weekend, February 14-16, 2014 an estimated 2,000+ athletes from all corners of Michigan will come and represent 13 sports and compete in the inaugural Meijer State Games of Michigan - Winter Games.

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The 44th annual Grand Rapids Bridal Show Is This Weekend

Channel 957 has teamed up with the folks from Bunny Tuxedo for the 44th annual Grand Rapids Bridal Show this weekend at DeVos Place.

The one-stop wedding shopping experience like no other kicks off Friday night at 5 p.m. and continues on Saturday.

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Small Business Holiday Party Delivers Holly Jolly Evening

The atmosphere was truly festive and jolly Tuesday night at The B.O.B. for the Small Business Holiday Party.

Channel 95.7's Connie and Curtis, who emceed, along with Wendy Reed and Josh Garber were on hand along with WGRD 97.9's Metalhead Ned and St. Nick himself, Santa Claus.

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Do People Really Like “The Voice?”

This can't be true? The Voice is a more popular than American Idol, Again? That's what most in Hollywood are thinking after this past week's ratings came out. 

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Help A Local School Raise Money In The Buffalo Wild Wings “Spirit Bracket Challenge!”

Buffalo Wild Wings is thrilled to present the “Spirit Bracket Challenge!” This challenge will help 12 local schools raise money for much needed items in their classrooms and to complete activities that they otherwise would not have been able to. Plus, this offers schools a competitive way to compete in a bracket to show West Michigan who has the most school spirit!

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Oktobeerfest Is Coming To Grand Rapids September 21st

The first annual Oktobeerfest debuts on Saturday, September 21st at The Intersection!  Enjoy German food and beer, seasonal craft beer, a stein hoisting competition, and jam out to the 'Rock the Lot' series!

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