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Catalyst Radio: Holistic Moms Network connecting parents embracing healthy ways of life

A new Grand Rapids area chapter of HMN offers education and support for families who take a holistic approach to raising children.
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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.

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In this edition of Catalyst Radio we learn about an organization called Holistic Moms Network, newly formed in the Grand Rapids area.

Avery Karns is organizer of the new Grand Rapids Chapter, and talks about the events and resources offered by the group working to connect parents interested in holistic and green living for their families.

Information topics include pregnancy, natural childbirth, breast-feeding, attachment parenting, health care and environmental concerns.

Offering monthly meetings, educational session and outings focusing on green living, the local chapter of HMN is inviting anyone interested to participate.



Local music featured this week on Catalyst Radio is from local singer/songwriter Brant Satala. Just out is the release The Summerthief, with the song “The Riparian Girl.”

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