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Catalyst Radio: Modern religious storytelling and the Festival of Faith & Writing

Submitted 04-14-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Host Jessica Young talks to Lisa Ann Cockrel, director of the Festival of Faith & Writing about the landscape of modern religious storytelling, including festival guests Tobias Wolff, George Saunders, Zadie Smith, Sarah Bessey, and Nadia Bolz-Weber.

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Local soccer player trains in neighborhood park, Kent Trails for chance at pros

Submitted 04-05-2016 under VOICES

Ernesto Pulido trains in Clemente Park in the Roosevelt Park neighborhood and runs on Kent Trails to prepare for tryouts in his parents' home country, Mexico.

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New non-profit provides scholarships to improve educational equity for trans community

Submitted 04-05-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

The Grand Rapids Trans Foundation, introduced to the community on March 31, 2016, will be offering scholarships to local low-income trans students to remove educational barriers.

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Catalyst Radio: Breaking down barriers and creating unique learning opportunities at WMCAT

Submitted 02-29-2016 under NEWS

Host Jessica Young talks to Mike Saunders about how he uses his passion for art and equity to break down barriers to education and create unique learning opportunities.

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Meet the woman solving hunger in West Michigan

Submitted 02-04-2016 under NONPROFITS

A Q&A with Maggie Marcinkus, the brand-new volunteer coordinator at Feeding America West Michigan.

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Mitten Brewing Co. brewer to shave beard to raise funds for local domestic violence nonprofit

Submitted 01-26-2016 under NONPROFITS

Mitten Brewing Co. and brewer Rob "Wob" Wanhatalo are taking a stand against domestic violence. The local brewery and pizzeria is donating a portion of sales--and some extra incentives--to help serve woman and children in their community.

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Catalyst Radio: Carol's Ferals

Submitted 01-15-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Host Michele Fife speaks with Carol Manos of Carol's Ferals, a West Michigan feline trap-neuter-return and adoption program, on the occasion of their 10th anniversary.

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Freedom from fear: Musician/dancer shares his art of achieving what was thought impossible

Submitted 12-31-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Shamar Alef, Grand Rapids native, ballet dancer and hip-hop artist, offers spiritual solutions to social issues, discusses his recent tour and reflects on his upcoming album, "God is in your Belly."

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Students come together in creative space to celebrate Black culture

Submitted 12-10-2015 under NEWS

Students lead initiative to create space to overcome anti-Blackness in academic settings held their first event last night at Kent District Library in Kentwood.

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Embellish Family in Chicago this Holiday Weekend

Submitted 11-23-2015 under NONPROFITS

Introducing Embellish to the community, including our history, outreach programs, personnel data, and an opportunity to see Embellish in concert on Friday, November 27th, in Chicago.

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