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Catalyst Radio: State of Opportunity radio project examines poverty in Michigan

Grand Rapids-based radio journalist Dustin Dwyer is part of a three-year project addressing poverty and opportunity in the state.
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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.

Michigan Radio has begun a three-year journalism project examining poverty and opportunity in the state.

Michigan Radio has begun a three-year journalism project examining poverty and opportunity in the state.

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In this episode of Catalyst Radio we explore a new radio journalism project called the State of Opportunity, which examines poverty in Michigan and the possibilities for changing situations for the disadvantaged. Grand Rapids-based journalist Dustin Dwyer is in studio to talk about the three-year multi-format exploration which began on air July 9. With funding from the Kellogg Foundation, the Michigan Radio effort is in large part focusing on children, the causes of poverty and where opportunities for progress may exist.

A first in a series of community meetings on the subject will be held July 30 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Hopcat, as part of Michigan Radio's "Issues & Ale" events.



This edition’s highlighted local music comes from Luke Winslow-King from the new disc The Coming Tide, featuring Esther Rose, with the song “Moving On (Toward Better Days).”

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