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Catalyst Radio: how cooperatives promote community-centered economic growth

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Host Katie Gordon speaks with Jim and Linda Jones about the local cooperative economy, including housing and food co-op opportunities.
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About Catalyst Radio

Catalyst Radio is the weekly public affairs radio program of Community Media Center, with co-hosts Michele Fife, Katie Gordon and Jessica Young. The program is a feature of WYCE and The Rapidian and includes interviews with organizations and people working on community issues, public affairs, social justice, and media literacy. 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.


Past Catalyst Radio episodes are archived on The Rapidian.

Jim and Linda Jones

Jim and Linda Jones /Courtesy of the Jones'

Courtesy of Grand Rapids Food Co-op Initiative

Courtesy of Grand Rapids Food Co-op Initiative /Courtesy of Grand Rapids Food Co-op Initiative

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Linda and Jim Jones discuss the local cooperative community and culture, including the Grand Rapids Food Cooperative Initiative, working to bring a full service cooperative grocery store to Grand Rapids.

More info: 

Grand Rapids Food Coop Initiative

Grand Rapids Alliance of Cooperative Communities

High Five Co-op Brewery

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