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Janna Hoke

Janna

I grew up in South Haven, Michigan. Gotta love the Lake Michigan shore. I still feel a yearning for the beach, pretty much daily. I moved to Grand Rapids to go to Calvin College, fell in love with GR and have been here ever since! (Go Beer City, USA!)

I’m a big fan of crime TV, the ’90s (scrunchies! “Saved By the Bell!”), my own rude and feisty cat, the beach (you may have thought I covered that already, but I really, really love it, OK?), reading, people watching, drinking on patios, playing the most inappropriate cards in Cards Against Humanity, and my dear, dear family.

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M-Sa 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Bill Nye The Science Guy Reads Mean Tweets About Himself [Video]

If you grew up in the '90s, you likely got most of your science from one source: Bill Nye The Science Guy.

Taking a cue from Jimmy Kimmel, the host, writer, '90s PBS star, and actual legit scientist, is reading mean tweets about himself.

Mashable reports that The Science Guy is taking on the Twitter haters to promote the Kickstarter campaign to fund a documentary about his life. 

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Thomas Northcut/ ThinkStock
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This Little Kid Could Not Care Less About Playing Basketball [Video]

I had parents who encouraged me to play sports when I was a kid, which was great, as long it was a sport I liked. When I insisted I did not like softball and did not want to play, my parents pulled this old mind trick on me: "How do you know you don't like it if you haven't tried it?"

So, when I was eight, I suffered through an entire softball season. It was hot, dirty, boring-- and to no surprise to me (I'd tried to tell them!), I hated it.

In retrospect, what I should have done was take a page out of this kid's book--  and just stand there, every single game, with my hands in my pockets.

If you were ever forced to play a sport you hated, you can probably relate to this little guy.

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Dave Grohl Confirms Foo Fighters’ Visit to Italy After 1,000 Fans Play ‘Learn to Fly’ Together [Video]

One thousand Foo Fighters superfans and musicians came together to play "Learn to Fly" with the hope of getting the band to play their hometown in Italy.

And it worked!

Upholding his reputation for being the nicest guy in rock, Dave Grohl announced in Italian that the Foo Fighters are coming to Cesena, Italy!

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1,000 Foo Fighters Fans Perform ‘Learn to Fly’ to Get the Band to Come to Their Hometown [Video]

Foo Fighters fans are pretty darn awesome. (Being one, I can totally attest to that being true ;) )

Check out these 1,000 Foo Fighter superfans and musicians who came together for an impressive performance of  "Learn to Fly" to in an attempt to get the band to come play in their town of Cesena, Italy!

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Metal Hammer via YouTube
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Clutch Reveal Music Video for ‘X-Ray Visions’ [Video]

Watch the new music video for "X-Ray Visions", the first single from Clutch's upcoming 11th studio album, Psychic Warfare, out October 2!

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$2,700 in Blueberries Stolen From Farm Near South Haven [Video]

South Haven, home to the National Blueberry Festival, is missing $2,700 of it's prized berries.

WZZM-13 reports that the blueberries were stolen late Tuesday or early Wednesday morning from a farm on 16th Avenue near South Haven.

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Gunfire Reported Two Nights in a Row on Same Grand Rapids West Side Street [Video]

Residents on McReynolds Avenue on Grand Rapids' West Side were awakened early Wednesday morning by gunfire.

This incident comes after shots being fired late Monday night on the same block, WZZM-13 reports. 

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GRD Listeners Sound Off on New Ghost Song ‘Cirice’ [Video, Poll]

GRD debuted Ghost's new song "Cirice" on the Liquid Lunch today!

We wanted to know what GRD listeners think of the Swedish metal band's latest single. Check out their reactions and listen to the song and let us know your opinion of "Cirice"!

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Microchip Helps Lost Cat in Hawaii Get Home to Family in Michigan [Video]

For over a year, a Detroit family thought their cat Bogie was lost forever.

Then they recently got a call that Bogie had been found-- in Hawaii!

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Courtesy: Kalamazoo Dept. of Public Safety
Courtesy: Kalamazoo Dept. of Public Safety
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Kalamazoo Officers Mow Lawn for Man in Wheelchair

Two Kalamazoo Public Safety officers helping a man in wheelchair with yardwork caught the attention of neighbors and now is being shared on social media.

Wood TV-8 reports that when Kalamazoo Public Safety officer Joe Huston noticed a man attempting to mow his lawn in a wheelchair, he stepped right in and took over.

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Kids Reacting to the First iPod Will Make You Feel Super Old [Video]

I had this same feeling the other day when I saw "Now That's What I Call Music: Volume 55". Fifty-Five!? I remember when the first CD came out (actually, it was probably a tape) in 1998 and Harvey Danger's "Flagpole Sitta" and Marcy Playground's "Sex and Candy" were on it.

Anyway. I'm old. And this video proves it --  these young kids are just amazed and bewildered by the very first iPod, which came out in 2001.

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Grand Rapids Named One of the 13 Best Beer Cities in U.S. By Travel Website

Beer City USA has done it again!

Swiftly, a website dedicated to all things travel, has name Grand Rapids one of the 13 Greatest U.S. Beer Cities!

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