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Catalyst Radio: Dustin Dwyer on five years with State of Opportunity

by Catalyst Radio (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 06-16-2017 under OPINION

Listen to or download the audio here.  Michigan Radio reporter Dustin Dwyer just wrapped up five years of reporting on the State of Opportunity project based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a series that explores what can be done to break the cycle...

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Catalyst Radio: New City Neighbors

by Catalyst Radio (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 04-14-2017 under NEWS

Host Leah Schumaker speaks with Alaina Dobkowski, Executive Director of New City Neighbors, and student staff member Rileigh Haan, about bringing employment to the youth of the Creston neighborhood, and how urban farming is changing the way we look...

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Catalyst Radio: Grand Rapids celebrates Trans Day of Visibility

by Catalyst Radio (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 03-24-2017 under NEWS

Download the episode here. Kayden Grinwis and Ellie Webster share what is going on in our community to recognize and celebrate Trans Day of Visibility. Events are coordinated by the Grand Rapids Pride Center and Grand Rapids Trans Foundation. Listen...

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Catalyst Radio: GR Rally in Support of Women's March on Washington

by Catalyst Radio (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 01-20-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

In this conversation, Jessica talks with Jack Woller about solidarity, the Women's March on Washington happening following the inauguration of Donald Drumpf, and the local rally at Fountain Street Church. The Grand Rapids Rally in Support of...

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Catalyst Radio: "Fake News in the Headlines"

by Catalyst Radio (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 01-13-2017 under NEWS

In this conversation with Len O'Kelly and Eric Harvey, Assistant Professors in Grand Valley State University's School of Communications, we explore the history of fake news, the evolving ethics of online media and social media companies, and...

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Media literacy plays critical role in 2017

by Katie Gordon (Katie Gordon)

Submitted 01-10-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

One year ago, Catalyst Radio was relaunched with a new team of hosts and fresh eyes on its goal to catalyze change in the community through conversation on social issues, public affairs and media literacy. As one of the hosts of Catalyst Radio,...

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Catalyst Radio: Looking back & moving forward with Team Catalyst

by Catalyst Radio (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 01-03-2017 under OPINION

Download the audio here. In the last Catalyst episode of 2016, Team Catalyst sits down and shares their favorite interviews from 2016 and what they look forward to covering in the new year. Team Catalyst is Katie Gordon, Jessica Gladdyn, Michelle...

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Catalyst Radio: Business directory promotes social, environmental good

by Catalyst Radio (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 12-27-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

In this interview we learn how one Grand Rapidian, Meredith Fennema, is creating an electronic platform to help customers who are interested in using their economic power to invest in businesses for social and environmental good.    "...

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Catalyst Radio: Red Project

by Catalyst Radio (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 12-16-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Host Jessica Gladden speaks with Jeff Sarnacki from Grand Rapids Red Project, an organization dedicated to reducing risk, improving health, and preventing HIV. Aired 2016-12-16   https://soundcloud.com/wyceradio/wyce-catalyst-radio-ep48-red-...

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Catalyst Radio: Grand Rapids DAPL Resistance Fellowship

by Catalyst Radio (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 12-02-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Download the audio here.  In this interview, we cover a local perspective on a global movement. Over this past year, tribes throughout the U.S. and world have come together in Standing Rock, North Dakota, to stand in solidarity with the...

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