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Film shot in Grand Rapids to premiere this weekend

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The silver screen of Hollywood will shine brightly in Grand Rapids this weekend.

Grand Rapids native, Josh Sikkema, who currently lives in Los Angeles, California, is premiering a film that was shot and directed in the streets of his home city.

“I got to hire all my friends, which was incredible, even a lot of my friends who are now in L.A. are from West Michigan. We really got to rally together, we all flew out here and it was a long process. It was eight months to just make a short film. It takes

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TV tonight: how can repeat offenders adjust to life outside prison? | Television & radio

Back to Jail: Crime and Punishment

10pm, Channel 4

If watching Jimmy McGovern’s outstanding drama Time has left you feeling frustrated about the state of the British justice system, this instalment of the always fascinating Crime and Punishment docuseries will only compound the exasperation. About 60% of those who leave British prisons after serving short sentences reoffend within a year. We follow three repeat offenders in Hampshire who are trying to adjust to life outside. Ammar Kalia

Location, Location, Location: 20 Years and Counting

8pm, Channel 4

Phil Spencer and Kirstie Allsopp continue to look back on two decades of

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Giro d’Italia Donne: Organisers limit live television broadcast to final 15km of each stage

Giro d’Italia Donne organisers have confirmed that they will provide a live television and streaming broadcast of the 10-day event, however, the only racing that fans can expect to see will be the last 15 kilometres of each stage, held from July 2-11. 

The event organisers have confirmed to Cyclingnews that the UCI approved the live broadcasting of the final 15km of each stage because it fits inside a broader live 60-minute package that also includes the podium ceremony and post-race rider interviews and analysis.

“Yes, roughly [15km], it depends on the length of the race,” a representative of the

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Hurricane Aftermath, Texas Abortion Law Fallout, NRA’s Future : NPR

Ida leaves a path of death and destruction from the Gulf Coast to New England. Texas clinics that provide abortions face a new reality. The NRA cancels its annual meeting because of the pandemic.



A MARTINEZ, HOST:

Ida has left behind a path of death and destruction from the Gulf Coast all the way into New England, and the death toll continues to rise.

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

The power is still out in parts of Louisiana, where Ida first swept ashore and wiped out entire neighborhoods. President Biden is going to travel there today. The greatest loss of life, though,

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Louisiana AG opens investigation into deaths of nursing home residents at temporary hurricane shelter

Inspectors were sent Tuesday — four days after the residents were taken there — but were expelled and kept from doing a full assessment, according to the state Health Department.

Citing “significant concerns about conditions,” the department moved each person out of the building by Thursday evening, according to Louisiana State Health Officer Joe Kanter. The governor has said a total of 843 residents were moved from the location by Thursday.

Fourteen of the residents who were removed had to be taken to hospitals for further treatment or evaluation, Kanter said.

A fifth nursing home resident who was being held

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12 Productivity Tips for Photographers Working From Home

If you’re a professional photographer, staying productive while working from home can be challenging. In between at-home photoshoots and long editing sessions, you may find yourself struggling to stay on task and complete your goals.

Fortunately, there are ways around this. Here are some productivity tips that every photographer should keep in mind when working from home.

1. Establish Boundaries

You might think that you can still be productive while working from your bed or in your living room. However, that’s not quite true; playing Netflix while you work or having a friend drop by isn’t going to help with

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What’s on TV Thursday: ‘Grown-ish’; Tokyo Olympics

The prime-time TV grid is on hiatus in print. You can find more TV coverage at: latimes.com/whats-on-tv.

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Big Brother (N) 8 p.m. CBS

Beat Shazam (N) 8 p.m. Fox

Grown-ish After learning that he has been expelled, Vivek (Jordan Buhat) is filled with dread at the prospect of breaking the news to his parents. In the aftermath of the debacle in Mexico, Zoey’s (Yara Shahidi) dad (guest star Anthony Anderson) questions several of her recent choices. Diggy Simmons also stars in this new episode of the spinoff comedy. 8 p.m. Freeform

What Not to Design (N) 8 p.m.

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Trust science ‘more than something you read on Facebook’

In March 2020, just weeks into a nationwide shutdown as the coronavirus began wreaking havoc all over the country, Matt Damon and his co-stars from Contagion took to the internet with a series of PSAs for COVID-obsessed Americans.

At the time, Steven Soderbergh’s 2011 startlingly accurate film about a fictional devastating pandemic found new popularity on streaming services. That prompted Damon (who played a man immune to the disease), Kate Winslet and company to collaborate with medical experts to encourage people to trust science and embrace social-distancing.

“You can actually sit on the couch or in a chair, like I’m

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Retired Black officer, Black Air Force veteran killed in possible hate crime: DA

The shooting deaths Saturday in Winthrop, Massachusetts, of retired state trooper David Green and retired Air Force Staff Sgt. Ramona Cooper were the work of someone with “disturbing” beliefs but no other threat has been identified, Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins said Monday.

The suspect, identified as 28-year-old Nathan Allen, allegedly rammed a stolen truck into a house before fatally shooting the two victims, who were both Black, according to police. Authorities said they are investigating the incident as a hate crime.

Allen was later killed by police when they tried to apprehend him, investigators said.

Green, 58, and Cooper,

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Queer Filmmaker and Archivist Jenni Olson Receives Special Teddy Award

A jack-of-all-trades of LGBTQ cinema, the filmmaker and historian gets her due with a special Teddy Award.

After decades of toiling in relative obscurity, Jenni Olson is finally receiving the industry recognition she deserves. Her collection of rare 35mm and 16mm queer film prints was acquired by Harvard’s Film Archive last summer. Her films “The Joy of Life” (2005) and “The Royal Road” (2015), which both premiered at Sundance, recently became available on the Criterion Channel alongside her many short films. She was a 2018 MacDowell fellow, and is in development on her third feature-length essay film, “The Quiet World,”

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