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Catalyst Radio: WMEAC working for environmental justice through IDEAL initiative

WMEAC’s aim with IDEAL is to broaden inclusion within the environmental movement that has historically had a more narrow reach.

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.

WMEAC's IDEAL is connecting with underrepresented communities.

WMEAC's IDEAL is connecting with underrepresented communities. /WMEAC

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In this episode of Catalyst Radio we learn about some of the new efforts by West Michigan Environmental Action Council, including IDEAL which is an initiative for working to build a community of powerful voices of traditionally marginalized people to protect the future of their communities.

With a realization that environmental movements have not always been inclusive, WMEAC is taking steps to change that shortcoming.

WMEAC is also part of the Fracking In Michigan Conference in Lansing on Wed., Dec. 3, that will provide information about new fracking rules and state policy.

In studio, from WMEAC to talk about the new efforts and upcoming events are Josh Leffingwell, Ann Marie Hertel, and Becky Brown.



Michigan-made music featured in this episode of Catalyst Radio comes from The Blueflowers, with the release At The Edge of Disaster. The song is “Grey Matter.”

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