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Catalyst Radio - West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Submitted 08-23-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Host Michele Fife speaks with Jorge Gonzales from West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

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Food Bank remembers John Arnold, leader, friend, visionary

Submitted 08-03-2016 under NONPROFITS

In his 22 years with Feeding America West Michigan, John Arnold fed hundreds of thousands and inspired nonprofit leaders across the country.

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First woman to be local cartoonist from Grand Rapids

Submitted 05-24-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Gertrude Van Houten was a local celebrity during the 1920s & 1930s, and she was almost lost to history.

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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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