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Catalyst Radio: Community Read explores identity, diversity in America

Host Katie Gordon speaks with Jennifer Jameslyn from the GVSU Community Reading Project, which this year is focusing on the book The True American by Anand Giridharadas.

About Catalyst Radio

Catalyst Radio is the weekly public affairs radio program of Community Media Center, with co-hosts Katie Gordon, Jessica Gladden, Michelle Jokisch Polo, and Leah Schumaker. 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.

Anand Giridharadas, author of True American

Anand Giridharadas, author of True American

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This week's Catalyst Radio episode is an interview with Jennifer Jameslyn, the director of the Office of Integrative Learning and Advising in the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies at Grand Valley State University. As a part of her role at GVSU, she coordinates the annual Community Reading Project, which this year is focusing on the book True American: Murder & Mercy in Texas by Anand Giridharadas, a story of identity and diversity in America.

Find out more about the Community Read: 

Attend one of two lectures open to the community:

Wednesday, March 22: Author Lecture with Anand Giridharadas, Herrick Public Library in Holland, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., 300 N. River, Holland, MI 49423, Hazel B. Hayes Auditorium. 

Thursday, March 23: Author Lecture with Anand Giridharadas, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., Kirkhof Center, Grand River Room. Doors open at 6pm, book signing will follow the lecture. Free and open to the public. 

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