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Catalyst Radio: Lutheran Social Services working for families, children, seniors

LSSM operates with a vision to build communities of service, promoting human dignity and advocating for equality and justice.

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.

LSSM provides foster care services through its Be A Hero, Be A Foster Parent program.

LSSM provides foster care services through its Be A Hero, Be A Foster Parent program. /LSSM

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INTERVIEW

In this episode of Catalyst Radio we highlight the nonprofit efforts of Lutheran Social Services of Michigan.  Foster care, adoption, refugee and senior services are some of the focuses of LSSM that effect change in hundreds of lives each year.

The organization was originally incorporated in 1934, and today Lutheran Social Services of Michigan spans the state’s Lower Peninsula with more than 70 programs in 40 cities.

Vickie Thompson-Sandy of LSSM joins us on air this episode to explain the organization’s vision to build communities of service, promoting human dignity and advocating equality and justice, through work with children, seniors and families.

 

MUSIC

Music featured in this episode of Catalyst Radio comes from local band John’s Brown Shoes, with their first full-length release called Colorblind. The song is “Confidence, Control.”

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