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Catalyst Radio: Religion, media and Islamophobia

Host Katie Gordon speaks with Simran Jeet Singh, a scholar of religion and social activist, about religion, media, and Islamophobia.

About Catalyst Radio

Catalyst Radio is the weekly public affairs radio program of Community Media Center. 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.

Liz Kineke and Simran Jeet Singh

Liz Kineke and Simran Jeet Singh /CBS Religion & Culture

Dr. Simran Jeet Singh, a scholar of religion and social activist, talks with Catalyst Radio about the way religion and religious minorities are represented in the news, and surrounding issues of concern for both producers and consumers of media. 

Simran Jeet Singh is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Religion at Trinity University in Texas. He serves as the Senior Religion Fellow for the Sikh Coalition and a Truman National Security Fellow for the Truman National Security Project. Recently, he also joined the Board of Directors for the Religion Newswriters Association, and just this week, it was announced that he will be moving to NYU’s Center for Religion and Media as a fellow in religion and international affairs.

Dr. Singh visited Grand Rapids for a lecture at Grand Valley State University on Islamophobia, Hate Crimes, and the Racialization of Religious Identity. 

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