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Catalyst Radio: Wealthy Theatre campaign for sustainability has strong history

Dec. 21 Hail Merry closes formal fundraising for the Wealthy Theatre Sustainability Campaign, and celebrates those who have worked to make the theatre thrive.
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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. 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.

Inside Wealthy Theatre, before the community-led effort to restore the historic building

Inside Wealthy Theatre, before the community-led effort to restore the historic building /Wealthy Theatre

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We focus on the Wealthy Theatre Centennial Campaign on this episode of Catalyst Radio.
Rebecca Smith-Hoffman, local historian, and Theatre Director Erin Wilson are in studio to talk about the effort to keep Wealthy Theatre sustainable and vital. Wilson will also talk about today’s Hail Merry event -- the final day of formal fund raising for the campaign, which closes with holiday festivities at the theatre .


Music featured in this edition of Catalyst Radio local is from Michigan musician May Erlewine, who leant her song “On The Mend” to the Wealthy Theatre Centenial fundraising project.

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