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Catalyst Radio: The Spoke Folks a cooperative community bike shop

The new cooperative The Spoke Folks provides low cost access to bicycle workshop facilities and tools, and also to bike maintenance learning opportunities.
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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.

The Spoke Folks co-op workshop is located at 215 Logan St. SW

The Spoke Folks co-op workshop is located at 215 Logan St. SW /The Spoke Folks

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INTERVIEW

For this episode of Catalyst Radio we learn about the local new bicycle cooperative The Spoke Folks. Jay Niewiek and Keean Mansour join us in studio to explain the features of the community bike shop that offers the use of tools, low-cost parts and learning opportunities for bike maintenance – all with a goal of providing safe cycling experiences accessible for anyone enthusiastic about bikes.

 

MUSIC

Music featured in this edition of Catalyst Radio is from Traverse City, MI band Medicinal Groove, with this year’s released Soul Fishin’ providing the song “Anthony’s Trick Bike.”

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