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Catalyst Radio: Sunday Soup moves to (106) Gallery, wins grant in international Sunday Soup competition

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Sunday Soup, GR's original community microgrant, has been on the scene for more than a year and continues to grow.
Counting the votes at a previous Sunday Soup

Counting the votes at a previous Sunday Soup /Denise Cheng

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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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Sunday Soup committee members Teresa Zbciak and Miriam Slager join us on air. Sunday Soup is a community-based mini-grant that happens on a monthly basis. The community gathers on the last Sunday of each month for a soup potluck. In exchange for $5, each attendee gets to pick a bowl of soup from the selection and is given a vote. As the audience sups, presenters who have applied for the mini-grant give their pitch and then the audience votes on their favorite. The recipient of the most votes gets all the money. In October, Sunday Soup GR was awarded a grant from the International Sunday Soup committee. 

Music this week is by Petal Shop from their sophomore album, The Scope.




NPR story examines product placement in tv shows
Elizabeth Blair of NPR produced a report about product placements embedded in sitcoms and shows.

Personal information still being leaked when surfing the Internet
At a conference organized by the Center for Digital Democracy, research was presented that found that sites were able to glean more information than users realize when they enter their passwords or navigate to other Websites.
[More: Bits]

Photographer contextualizes famous photos of glaciers taken in the last century with current environmental conditions
David Breashears spent three years trekking to glaciers photographed to great acclaim to photograph copies of those images against the backdrop of the glaciers as they appear in the 21st century. The images are meant to be stunning but also eerie as reminders of humans' environmental impact. The project was done under the GlacierWorks umbrella, a nonprofit that Breashears heads up to educate the public on environmental issues in the Himalayas through art, adventure and science. The exhibit is currently on display in London at the Royal Geographic Society. 
[More: BBC]


CALENDAR (27:27)

GRTV to hold studio production class
6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18 at CMC-Bridge (711 Bridge NW)
GRTV is holding its NowTV class to teach the basics of television studio production. Those who take the class will become certified to use the GRTV studio to produce shows and broadcast them on GRTV. 

Let's feed Somalia
6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19 at Wealthy Theatre (1130 Wealthy SE)
Local choreographers have put together a benefit concert to raise money for the hungry in Somalia. Dancing will included hip-hop, contemporary and more.

Everybody do the Turkey Trot
9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19 at GVSU in Allendale
The Grand Valley State University Running Club will be hosting the Grand Valley Turkey Trot 5k on Saturday, November 19 at 9:00 a.m.  This timed 5k run will be occurring on GVSU's Allendale campus starting at the Kirkhof Center.

Found Footage Festival
7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20 at UICA (2 W. Fulton)
The Found Footage Festival is returning to the UICA. The event features live-comedy and found video, showcasing footage that was found at garage sales, thrift stores, warehouses, and dumpsters throughout the US and Canada. Found Footage Festival collection of odd, found VHS footage is distilled it into a 90-minute feature.


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You can view our ridiculous and grant winning proposal to the International Day of Soup - here!