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Catalyst Radio: The DAAC has new plans to stay vital in Heartside district

The DAAC looks at expanding its roll as an all-ages Heartside district venue, and sets a fundraiser to begin next week.
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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.

A recent potluck and art event at The DAAC

A recent potluck and art event at The DAAC /The DAAC

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In this episode of Catalyst Radio we learn about the Division Avenue Arts Collective, located at 115 S. Division, and some of its re-forming plans in maintaining its vital role in the community. We are joined in studio by The DAAC board members John Hanson and Mike Wolf, talking a bit about what this Heartside district staple as an all-ages arts venue  is planning for the future, and about an upcoming fundraising campaign to upgrade and enhance its services.


Music featured in this edition of Catalyst Radio is from Kalamazoo area artist Fiona Dickenson, from her 2011 disc Duende, with the song “My Lovely Friend.”

Dickens performs tonight at the DAAC, along with Chicago musicians Advance Base and Julie Byrne.

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