Not if you are relying upon the local media to find out.
Last night the four candidates in the race for mayor of Grand Rapids -- incumbent George Heartwell, grocery clerk Jackie Miller, GR school board member James Rinck, and City Commissioner Rick Tormala -- participated in a discussion in which the public could call in questions. It was televised on the GRTV cable channel. Unfortunately, your Editor and Executive Director had to attend a meeting at Davenport College during the broadcast, so we didn't get to watch the candidates in action.
No problem. We thought we would tune into the 11 o'clock news on TV8. Sure, enough the anchor informed us that the call-in forum took place -- and that was it! Absolutely no coverage as to what transpired. Nothing about the questions asked, nor the answers given by the candidates. Pitiful coverage.