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Catalyst Radio: Taste of Soul a cultural experience at downtown library

Food and music are just part of the features of GRPL’s event celebrating African American History Month.
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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.

Food is a prime feature of Sunday’s event at the downtown library.

Food is a prime feature of Sunday’s event at the downtown library. /GRPL

Local musician Karisa Wilson will be conducting a songwriting workshop for children at Taste of Soul.

Local musician Karisa Wilson will be conducting a songwriting workshop for children at Taste of Soul. /GRPL

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INTERVIEW

Taste of Soul is a celebration of culture, featuring food, music, children’s crafts and lectures, all taking place this Sunday, Feb. 17, as part of Grand Rapids Public Library’s celebration of African American History Month.

For this episode of Catalyst Radio we have in the studio Jeanessa Fenderson, who is chair of the African American Heritage Committee. She’s here to describe the event activities – all free to the public.

 

MUSIC

Featured on this edition of Catalyst Radio is music from local musicians performing Sunday as part of the library’s Taste of Soul event. First it’s Karisa Wilson, who will be opening the event, and conducting a songwriting workshop for children. It’s her song “Dorothy.” Also featured is music from Serita’s Black Rose.

 

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