In Response to Youth Violence and The Cause

For the past few weeks we have posted different articles, video’s and even a survey in reference to youth violence. In the beginning the youth violence series was actually based on violence as a whole in Grand Rapids, MI. This is no longer the case as we have taken up the angle of “youth violence.” In making this change, we are able to target a specific audience and focus on those involved in preventing it, as well as those who have lived and overcome youth violence. We recently posted a Read more [...]

Youth Violence and The Cause

There are many factors that go into the cause of youth violence. Bullying is at an all time high and media influence is also playing a part. According to the National Center for Children Exposed To Violence, “Television alone is responsible for 10% of youth violence.” Other factors include peer pressure, ethnicity/race and gender. With that said, we at Jabber Log have been working diligently on a piece involving youth violence. This piece will contain video, audio, images and more on what Read more [...]

ArtPrize 2012 – Where Artists Inspire

Grand Rapids Michigan is a city that continues to grow with its many attractions including its art community. For three years now, Grand Rapids has hosted the event known as ArtPrize. According to the events web site, the, “event is an international art exhibition and social experiment.” The site goes on to explain that, “since 2009, it has redefined how art can create community.” Below you will find a brief video on some of this year’s competition as well as an interview with one of Read more [...]

The Influence Of Media On Children

More and more children are consuming large amounts of media each day. According to, The Kaiser Family Foundation conducted a study that showed children are consuming “11 hours’ worth of media content within a seven and half-hour span.” The American Academy of Pediatrics states that, “The average young person views more than 3000 ads per day on television (TV), on the Internet, on billboards, and in magazines. Increasingly, advertisers are targeting younger and younger children Read more [...]

A Jackie of all trades

Between the hours of 7pm-midnight during the week you can hear the voice of Jackie over the airwaves at WGRD. She provides her listeners with the hard hitting rock that the station is known for. A recent graduate of Ferris State University, this inspiring powerhouse has not let anything hold her back from branching out into other outlets of media. An avid runner and pageant competitor, this girl is one to watch out for. When she's not blessing her listeners with the rock gods of today, she can be Read more [...]
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