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Catalyst Radio: The Rapidian's ABCs of ArtPrize

Rapidian editor Holly Bechiri interviewed about the "ABCs of ArtPrize coverage," from the critical to the light-hearted as she invites the community to share thoughts on art, ArtPrize and GR culture.
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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, along with Denise Cheng. 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.

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INTERVIEW (8:07)

This week, The Rapidian's content editor is in the hot seat as she chats with Catalyst Radio about upcoming features on the Community Media Center's citizen journalism platform. Holly Bechiri will be sharing the "ABCs of ArtPrize coverage," from the critical to the light-hearted as she invites the community to share our thoughts on art, ArtPrize and Grand Rapids culture.

Music this week is the "Metro Area Birthday Dub" by Hugh Masekela.

 

ANALYSIS (0:00)

FCC report finds some broadband ISPs not measuring up
A new report by the Federal Communications Commission on broadband performance in America finds that some service providers are not delivering on transmission speed promised to customers.  Lowest performing ISPs based to the FCCs Measuring Broadband America report were AT&T and Cablevision, according to Gigaom.
[More: FCC, Giga Om]

Largest stop-motion video to date shot on a mobile phone
Nokia pulled together the largest stop-motion animation video ever shot, and all shot on one of its newest cell phone products. As a collaboration between the UK's Aardmans Animation and Sand Sculpture Ice, the video portrays a fisherman on his ship.
[More: Core77]

NYT shows off beta620
The New York Times has long been lauded for its digital news presentation in the industry, from its site design and blog designs to interactive features that make complex information easier to understand. In August, The Times introduced beta620, a site that hosts ongoing experiments that the digital team is testing and improving, potentially to be incorporated into its main news site.
[More: Nieman Lab]

Birthday party for center requests films predicting future of news
In recognition of its 25th birthday, Harvard's Shorenstein Center announced a video competition soliciting filmmakers to create a 2-minute piece that predicts the future of news. The center itself focuses on the press, public policy and politics.
[More: Media Bistro]

 

CALENDAR (27:15)

Workshop on how to get garden beds ready for cooler seasons
2-3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10 at Blandford Nature Center
Blandford Nature Center is hosting a workshop for vegetable gardeners on what to do with their gardens over the winter. What you do in the fall will effect the health of your garden next season. Learn a few tricks from Aaron Snippe, Blandford's farmer, about how to properly put your garden to bed. Appropriate for ages 12 and over with adult.
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Of Mutts and Men editor and local author Wade Rouse to share experiences
7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at the Main Library (111 Library NE)
Critically acclaimed memoirist and local author Wade Rouse gathered some of America's best-known humorists—authors, comedians, actors—to offer biting commentary on what it means to share a life, and a heart, with a dog. He will share the story behind the book—what it's like to work with celebrities and why it was such a labor of love—and also read essays from the contributors.
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Women Art Revolution screening
7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at Wealthy Theatre (1130 Wealthy SE)
Through intimate interviews, art, and rarely seen archival film and video footage, this event will examine how the Feminist Art Movement fused free speech and politics into an art that led to a radical transformation of arts and culture.
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The Rapidian rounds out Year Two
Doors at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15 at Wealthy Theatre (1130 Wealthy SE)
The Rapidian will be celebrating its second birthday. Join us at Wealthy Theatre to celebrate how far we've come as well as where we're going. We'll be unveiling several new features on the site and sharing a few goodies.
[More]

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