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 highlight the Youth Summer Jobs Program of Grand Rapids Community Foundation. Katelyn Sandor and Roberta King of GRCF explain the program that matches more than 250 youth with 12 local nonprofits for employment and job training experience for the summer.
Sandor, Public Relations and Marketing intern, talks about the training and job skills the 14-24-year-olds are gaining while taking part in what is the second year of the program. King, vice president of PR and Marketing, explains the benefits the nonprofit employers garner in agreeing to take on the youth as a part of the organizations' staffs for the summer.
Music featured in this edition of Catalyst Radio is from the local band The Appleseed Collective, with a new release entitled Baby To Beast. It’s the song “The Sugar Cut My Teeth.”