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Catalyst Radio: Real Pirates exhibit at GRPM displays actual artifacts from 300 years ago

Grand Rapids Public Museum offers glimpses of a sunken slave ship taken by pirates in the 1700s, with its current exhibit Real Pirates.
MP3: http://archive.org/stream/CatalystRadioWyceGrpmPirates10.17.14

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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.

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Spanish coins and gun parts are among the finds from the sunken ship The Whydah -- part of the GRPM exhibit Real Pirates.

Spanish coins and gun parts are among the finds from the sunken ship The Whydah -- part of the GRPM exhibit Real Pirates. /Liz Stegman

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INTERVIEW

In this episode of Catalyst Radio we take a preview look at the Grand Rapids Public Museum exhibit Real Pirates.

Real Pirates tells the true story of the Whydah – a pirate ship that sank off the coast of Cape Cod nearly 300 years ago. The Real Pirates exhibit at the public museum describes the history and context of the economic, social and political circumstances of the early 18th Century

In studio are artifact expert and producer of the exhibit Jason Simmons, and pirate historian and Whydah expert Chris Macort.

 

MUSIC

Music featured in this episode of Catalyst Radio comes Grand Rapids band The Sailor Kicks, with the new disc A Dead Man’s Jig. The song is “Pressure.”

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