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Catalyst Radio: DisArt Festival takes over downtown, with nation's largest disability arts event

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Submitted 04-10-2015 under NONPROFITS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW  In this episode of Catalyst Radio we highlight the inaugural DisArt Festival that begins today, April 10, in downtown Grand Rapids.  As the...

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Catalyst Radio: Architecture environmentalist Mazria is keynote for Wege Speaker Series

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Submitted 04-03-2015 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW  In this episode of Catalyst Radio we feature an interview with the keynote speaker of the upcoming annual Wege environmental lecture series,...

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Empowering community voices through celebrated difference

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Submitted 04-01-2015 under VOICES

Hello! I’m Briana Urena-Ravelo, and I’m the new Community Engagement specialist at The Rapidian. I am a community organizer, social justice activist, avid writer, poet and big mouth. I love basement shows, music, local restaurants,...

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Catalyst Radio: Catherine's Health Center awarded grant for new Heart Smart Connections program

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Submitted 03-24-2015 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio we feature the local nonprofit Catherine’s Health Center, working to improve access for those in need of health...

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Catalyst Radio: MomsBloom is women volunteering to serve women with newborns

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Submitted 03-11-2015 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio we feature the local nonprofit MomsBloom – a women-supporting-women organization focusing on mothers with...

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Catalyst Radio: North Kent Community Services helps rural area residents with basic life needs

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Submitted 03-04-2015 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio we hear about the extensive array of services being provided by North Kent Community Services in rural areas of the...

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DisArt to train volunteers, staff on reporting about disability

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Submitted 02-24-2015 under NONPROFITS

As we prepare to cover the DisArt Festival in a variety of ways, it's important that we're ready to speak about disability in a respectful, helpful way. On Thursday, February 26 from 7-8:30 p.m., Christopher R. Smit, director of DisArt and...

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Catalyst Radio: Safe Haven provides refuge for victims of domestic violence

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Submitted 02-12-2015 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW Safe Haven Ministries has a simple, but monumental goal to End Domestic Violence.  Through supporting victims of domestic violence with shelter...

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Catalyst Radio: Blandford Nature Center offers acres of natural ecosystem land within the city

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Submitted 02-06-2015 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW Blandford Nature Center is a natural land resource within the city of Grand Rapids of nearly 150 acres reflecting various ecosystems, featuring a nature...

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Mayor Heartwell responds to citizen concerns on police relations, street plowing, fracking

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Submitted 02-02-2015 under NONPROFITS

Every month on the first Monday, Mayor Heartwell is open to all questions sent in during his live on-air show "City Connection."  This month, The Rapidian's intern CeNique Yeldell asked the mayor his thoughts on the 12 point plan for our...

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