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.
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In this episode of Catalyst Radio we hear about Art Aid -- an effort from here in Grand Rapids that uses art as a learning tool in Ethiopia.
We visit with Art Aid Founder Stephanie Schlatter who describes the program that brings education to young Ethiopian children through creative hands-on learning. Also on the program is Melissa Timmer with Art Aid to preview a Nov. 9 fundraiser for the project that will feature art, wine and music at The Betty Van Andel Opera Center. Both talk about the impact that creating art can have on the children of a country struggling with hunger, housing and education.
Music featured this week on Catalyst Radio from local band Afro Zuma, who will be performing at the Art Aid fundraising event on Nov. 9. The song is "Not Me Not Now."