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Catalyst Radio: Grants available through Healthy Homes Coalition to get lead contamination out of homes

About Catalyst Radio

Catalyst Radio is the weekly public affairs radio program of Community Media Center, with producer and host Linda Gellasch. The program is a feature of WYCE and The Rapidian and includes interviews with organizations and people working on social change and community support, examines media and free speech issues, and takes a look at the behind-the-scenes of Rapidian reporting. You can catch it on air at noon every Friday on WYCE 88.1 FM or streaming on the Grand Rapids Community Media Center Website.

Past Catalyst Radio episodes are archived on The Rapidian.


Healthy Homes Coalition of West Michigan is taking applications until Dec. 1 for funding removal of lead poisoning hazards from homes.

This northeast Grand Rapids home has been treated through the Get The Lead Out program.

This northeast Grand Rapids home has been treated through the Get The Lead Out program. /Healthy Homes Coalition of West Michigan

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In this episode of Catalyst Radio we highlight the nonprofit Healthy Homes Coalition of West Michigan – working to improve children’s health and wellbeing by eliminating harmful housing conditions. He’ll also talk about the organization’s program called Get The Lead Out.

In studio from Healthy Homes Coalition is executive director Paul Haan, who will talk about the funding available to homeowners, to help make Grand Rapids homes safe from harmful lead so commonly found in house paints used in previous decades.  Haan will go in to detail about the harmful effects for children exposed to paint lead, how serious the contamination is here in the Grand Rapid area, and the progress in eliminating the lead danger from homes.



Music featured in this episode of Catalyst Radio comes from local band Northern Soul, a new self-titled release, with the song “House of Mercy.”

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