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Catalyst Radio: Community Conversation on The Rapidian

The Rapidian takes the pulse of the community conversation, giving citizen journalists and readers a platform for interaction.
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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 speach 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.

Chelsea LaForge (left) and Holly Bechiri (right)

Chelsea LaForge (left) and Holly Bechiri (right) /Linda Gellasch

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Hear what Grand Rapids' citizen journalists and local readers are discussing. The Rapidian's Managing Editor Holly Bechiri and Community Engagement Specialist Chelsea LaForge take a look at the community conversation taking place through the online citizen journalism site hosted by Grand Rapids Community Media Center. Learn about some of the changes taking place on The Rapidian, including new beat coverage on city government and the Weekly newsletter to keep you up to date on activity on The Rapidian. Also, find out about who participates on The Rapidian, and the demographics still to be reached.


Music featured this week on Catalyst Radio is from Michigan artists Seth & May, from their new disc New Flower, with the song “Addis Fox Trot.” Seth & May, as part of Starlight Six, are performing at Community Media Center's venue Wealthy Theatre on December 30 and 31.

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