Street Talk

A casual, and sometimes cutting, roundup of what's being said around town.

ARTICLES

Street Talk: Embrace the volatility

Name game.

May 20, 2016
As Dennis Johnson sees it, the volatility in the financial markets is going to be around for a while. The trick is to see that volatility coming, and resist the urge to overcorrect. Read More

Street Talk: Zoo, museum seek cash influx

To the bone.

May 13, 2016
John Ball Zoo and the Grand Rapids Public Museum are asking Kent County voters to create a “stable and reliable funding” source for their organizations. Read More

Street Talk: The long blue thread

Center stage.

May 6, 2016
The former executive director of the West Michigan Environmental Action Council is running for political office — not because she wants to but because that’s the way the system works. Read More

Street Talk: Leaders of the pack

History markers and makers.

April 29, 2016
West Michigan’s business community has been blessed with abundant — and visionary — leaders, past and present. Read More

Street Talk: Down the drain

Call to action.

April 22, 2016
Gov. Rick Snyder’s approval ratings plummeted in the wake of the Flint water crisis, and Michiganders now consider city infrastructure the state’s biggest problem, according to Michigan State University’s latest State of the State Survey. Read More

Street Talk: Silver screen sirens

Home run.

April 15, 2016
Craig Smith is ready for golf season to start. Read More

Street Talk: A driving dialogue

Fashion sense.

April 8, 2016
Transit, a hot topic in the region, will take a new conversational path later this week as the 2016 Public Transportation and Universities Conference rolls into Grand Rapids. Read More

Street Talk: The downtown dilemma

Haiku for you.

April 1, 2016
Is Grand Rapids frothing its way toward a downtown development bubble? Read More

Street Talk: Slam-dunk design

Bird’s-eye view.

March 25, 2016
Sometimes Grand Rapids imports design talent to make the city more aesthetically pleasing, but sometimes it also exports it. Read More

Street Talk: A real education

Treasure hunt.

March 18, 2016
Gov. Rick Snyder was in town last week to discuss an issue that hasn’t exactly made him popular among Michigan’s teachers: education. Read More