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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On this edition of Catalyst Radio, we speak with Mary Dailey Brown, the president and CEO of SowHope, a local nonprofit working to aid impoverished women around the world. The name of organization with an international reach was inspired by a quote from Francis of Assisi, “Where there is despair, let me sow hope.”
Dailey Brown started SowHope in 2006 when, after traveling around the world for many years, she said she realized there weren’t any organizations dedicated solely to helping disadvantaged women. SowHope now operates in nine countries within Africa and Asia, helping women in three main areas: wellness, education and economic opportunities. To date, the organization reports having provided opportunities to more than 25,000 women.
Local music featured in this edition of Catalyst Radio is from May Erlewine’s new disc The Long Way Home. It’s the song “Thimble of Hope.”