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.
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In this episode of Catalyst Radio we learn about the Grand Rapids Red Project, and its effort in prevention of and testing for HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C, including a needle exchange program for intervenes drug users.
In studio is executive director of the organization Steve Alsum, to explain how a program such as Clean Works helps to reduce and eliminate the risk of HIV/AIDS, STDs, and HepC through provision of clean supplies, and also talk about how media coverage of HIV/AIDS has changed over the 3 decades since the public knowledge of the infection.
To help raise funds for the Grand Rapids Red Project, a 5k Walk and Run is set for Saturday, Oct. 13, in downtown Grand Rapids. Alsum gives the details on how to take part, to support The Red Project and its services.
Music featured this week on Catalyst Radio is from regional Michigan band Glowfriends, from a new release called All Things Made New, with the song “Through The Heart.”
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