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Jason Porritt

Atomic Object plays under the big lights with new drug testing app

Grand Rapids’ own Atomic Object teamed up with Drug Free Sport to create a new iPad-based drug testing app that projects to launch into use with the NFL, NBA, NCAA and more. Steven Thomas Kent reports on how the local tech company is getting in the game on a national level.

Nick Van Zanten, left, and J.B. West, right.

Musical minds: How a documentary on local Hot Tracks show is making autism more familiar

With the documentary Musical Minds, two filmmakers hope to share the lives of two local people with autism with a wider community. Meet JB and Nick, passionate music critics, weekly hosts of the Hot Tracks show on WCET, and singers of a song all their own as Zinta Aistars learns why this film had to be made.


G-Sync: A bar promise come true, dizzybird aims for the sky

We all engage in bar talk, but what happens in the bar usually stays in the bar...that is, until Lifestyle Editor Tommy Allen meets dizzybird records. Find out what happens when two music-loving Grand Rapidians meet over a drink and create something new.

Dustie DeVille, founder and executive director of CLSWM

Do Good: CLSWM provides a pathway to justice for low-income people

Think those stereotypical jokes about lawyers being greedy and cutthroat are true? Au contraire: Since its inception, Community Legal Services of West Michigan's 37 volunteer attorneys have donated more than 500 hours of free legal assistance to people who cannot afford to hire an attorney. Do Good editor Victoria Mullen reports.

Stephanie Sheler

UIX: Stephanie Sheler's support aims mothers and children at success

Stephanie Sheler has always been passionate about mothers and children. She also admits she’s “always had a special place in her heart for D.A. Blodgett -- St. John’s,” where her passion is manifest in her position as a social worker for the Sisters in Support program.

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