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Catalyst Radio: LadyfestGR to showcase female talent, benefit Our Kitchen Table

LadyfestGR’s all-women musical performances, a variety show and workshops span March 22-23, and take place at The Pyramid Scheme, The DAAC and Heartside Gallery.
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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.

Past Catalyst Radio episodes are archived on The Rapidian.

Jean Grae is the LadyFest GR late-night performance Friday, March 22 at The Pyramid Scheme.

Jean Grae is the LadyFest GR late-night performance Friday, March 22 at The Pyramid Scheme.

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After a successful inaugural LadyfestGR in 2012, the now annual event is set to kick off next week, expanding to two days of women-only musical performances, a variety show and workshops. LadyfestGR, on March 22 and 23, again will pass along all proceeds from the festival to a local nonprofit, and this year’s beneficiary is Our Kitchen Table – the food and social justice organization, in part focused on teaching women and children about growing their own food.

In the Catalyst Radio studio are Jes Kramer, an organizer for LadyfestGr, and Lisa Oliver-King, executive director of Our Kitchen Table.



Music in this edition of Catalyst Radio is by Jean Grae, one of the featured performers at this year’s LadyfestGR. It’s Grae’s song “Away With Me.”

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