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Catalyst Radio: Ready To Run helping women hit the campaign trail

Support and training is offered through Ready To Run to prepare women to run for political office.

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.

Pictured are some of those taking part in this year's Ready To Run event held earlier this month.

Pictured are some of those taking part in this year's Ready To Run event held earlier this month. /Ready To Run

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In this episode of Catalyst Radio we learn about a training program that helps prepare women for the campaign trail and seek political office.

Ready To Run is a Michigan-wide effort housed at the Grand Valley State University Women’s Center. Now in its third year, Ready To Run just held its annual weekend-long training event in Lansing, with more than 50 women participating, to prepare to seek political office in the state.

In studio is Shannon Garrett, coordinator for Ready To Run, to talk about the type of trainings the non-partisan program provides, why it is important for more women to see political positions, and about some of the success stories of women in the state seeking and attaining office.



Music featured in this episode of Catalyst Radio is the song “Born To Run,” performed by Emmylou Harris.

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