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

Host Katie Gordon speaks with Michigan Radio reporter Dustin Dwyer, who has been working with the project State of Opportunity based in Grand Rapids for the past five years.

About Catalyst Radio

Catalyst Radio is the weekly public affairs radio program of Community Media Center. 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.

State of Opportunity logo

State of Opportunity logo

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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 of poverty and improve opportunities for Michigan's most disadvantaged children. From cradle to college, the pieces have examined the impact that healthcare, schools, family, neighborhoods, and policy have on child development. Dwyer reflects on the most notable trends and stories over the past five years, and looks forward to the importance of radio journalism in the current media climate. 

Read or listen to five years of pieces from Michigan Radio's State of Opportunity project

Hear the most recent State of Opportunity radio documentary - Pushed Out: A Documentary on housing in Grand Rapids 

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