Shaping Narratives

Online Podcast
  • Local Host Mariano Avila

Shaping Narratives is an initiative to build capacity in communities of color by providing leaders with training in decolonizing narratives, media and production skills and community organizing as a distribution strategy. Each participant developed a show, a local affinity group and a social media following to address issues they are passionate about. Content is being used to spark change based conversations. The shows include, Ngiiwe, Color Out Here, Meeting God, The Black Honest Truth and Cultural Ingredients:

Food available at food pantry
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Here to discuss the response from our local mosque and Islamic Center is Dr. Mewalli. 

Dr. Mewalli is chairman of the board at the mosque and also a professor at the Grand Rapids Campus of WMU college of business. 

Mary Ann Thomas

Mary Ann Thomas, otherwise known as Mat, is a brown, queer daughter of Indian immigrants, a nurse, writer, and outdoor enthusiast. Mat has bicycled over 10,000 miles across the U.S., Canada and India and currently works as a health care provider in Anchorage, Alaska.  They are joining us today to talk about how getting outside can be a remedy for alleviating more than just boredom. Do you have any tips on how to practice social distancing while enjoying the outdoors?

Rabbi Shadick from Temple Emmanuel
Rabbi Shadick

With so many people laid off or struggling, it’s hard to know where to turn. Faith communities across West Michigan are responding to the pandemic as best as they can. Here to discuss the response from Temple Emmanuel is Rabbi Schadick.

Rabbi, what is your community doing in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Terence Reuben - Director of Outpatient Services at Mary FreeBed
Terence Reuben

Today we’re joined by Terence Reuben Director of Outpatient services at Mary Free Bed Rehab Facility, Executive Director of My Team Triumph Michigan Chapter and Founder of PT Sports Pro a 15-year legacy of 1-on-1 personal training service for athletes. Terrance, thank you very much for joining us. What are 3 tips or resources that injured people can access in this time to aid in their healing process. 

Staying physically fit during quarantine

May 1, 2020
Dave Jimenez - Owner of Title Boxing Club
Dave Jimenez

What are some tips you can give our listeners to maintain their physical health while working with limited resources, finances and even equipment?

Local Jamaican chef gives easy Coconut Rice recipe

Apr 23, 2020
Vincent McIntosh

[George Walker] Talking with Chef Vincent, owner and operator of Irie Kitchen about making the most of your groceries. What would be one of the easiest dishes that we can make at home and get a little taste of Jamaica?

West MI Hindu Temple Volunteers Deliver Groceries

Apr 17, 2020
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In response to the COVID19 pandemic, Rishi Singh, host of WGVU's "Meeting God," is partnering with the Kaufman Interfaith Institute to discuss resources faith communities are offering in West Michigan.

We’re speaking with Fred Stella he’s the outreach minister for the West Michigan Hindu Temple. What I would like to do is discuss the response from your temple and what the Hindu community is doing to help the community. 

Weekly we focus on the work of area individuals and organizations advancing inclusion and equity in our community. This morning we learn more about the next phase of WGVU's Shaping Narratives initiative from WGVU Producer, Mariano Avila, and WGVU Grants Manager, Steve Chappell. This weekly radio segment is part of a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

Weekly we focus on the work of area individuals and organizations advancing inclusion and equity in our community. This morning we learn more about WGVU’s Shaping Narratives series airing on WGVU TV. Joining the discussion are WGVU Producer, Mariano Avila, and WGVU Grants Manager, Steve Chappell. This weekly radio segment is part of a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation
W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Weekly we focus on the work of area individuals and organizations advancing inclusion and equity in our community. This morning we welcome Good for Michigan Program Manager, Alice Jasper, who is also the producer/host of the WGVU Shaping Narratives TV program, Color Out Here. Joining the discussion are WGVU Producer, Mariano Avila, and WGVU Grants Manager, Steve Chappell. This weekly radio segment is part of a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

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