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Catalyst Radio: CMC storytelling event on May 2, Rapidian fundraiser soon to follow

On May 2 Community Media Center holds a storytelling event at Wealthy Theatre, seeks nominations for the board of directors, and looks forward to The Rapidian’s fund drive May 14-19.
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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.

CMC’s Lynn McKeown, pictured with a group of students learning video and story collecting, which is part of the May 2 event.

CMC’s Lynn McKeown, pictured with a group of students learning video and story collecting, which is part of the May 2 event. /CMC

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In this episode of Catalyst Radio we turn the microphone internally, to learn about to upcoming community event hosted by Community Media Center. First it’s the “Elevating Voices: Your Voices, Our Community” event this Thursday, May 2. We’ll hear from Sarah Aldrich and Jeremy Moore of the CMC Board of Directors about how this annual meeting is being energized to include storytelling activities for "Elevating Voices” of our town by making use of the various services of CMC.


And then in the second half of the program we’ll look a little more closely at one of the CMC services areas – the citizen journalism platform The Rapidian, which will also hold a community celebration as part of its upcoming fund drive May 14-19.

Renato Delos Reyes of The Rapidian will give us the details of the fundraising activities, and also talk about the education and training opportunities that are a core part of The Rapidian.



Music in this episode of Catalyst Radio is from a local band that is receiving some national notice – Red Tail Ring, from the new release called The Heart’s Swift Foot, with the song “Dirt Triangle.”

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