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Catalyst Radio: LadyFestGR expanding women-focused workshops, entertainment

As a grassroots celebration of women, through workshops, vendors and performances, the third annual LadyFestGR is centered on a single day – Sat., Mar. 22, bringing a heavy focus on local talent and expertise.

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.

Past Catalyst Radio episodes are archived on The Rapidian.

LadyFestGR 2014 Organizers are Jes Kramer, Holly Seymour, Steff Rosalez, Sarah Scott, Tami Vandenberg and Nicole Leach.

LadyFestGR 2014 Organizers are Jes Kramer, Holly Seymour, Steff Rosalez, Sarah Scott, Tami Vandenberg and Nicole Leach. /Katy Batdorff

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Featured in this episode of Catalyst Radio is LadyFestGR – a celebration of women in the local community, through workshops and a diverse array of entertainment, all taking place in the Heartside Neightborhood on Saturday, March 22.  This marks the third LadyFestGR – this one in support of the nonprofit The Red Project – working to improve health, reduce risk and prevent HIV by providing people with access to the knowledge, tools, information and support that they need to stay healthy.

We focus in this show on the educational workshops in large part, but also feature the entertainment portion of this year’s event.

Joining us in studio are Sarah Scott and Nicole Leach, committee members of LadyFestGR.



Music in this episode of Catalyst Radio is from electro-pop and performance art duo The Blow – a feature act at the March 22 LadyFest GR.  The song is “Make It Up.”

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