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Catalyst Radio: East Hills neighborhood planning new Gay Day event

East Hills Council of Neighbors is putting on its first-ever Gay Day event Aug. 4 in Cherry Park, to celebrate the diversity of the community.
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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.

Cherry Park was the site of a recent community clean-up project, and will be the location for the Aug. 4 Gay Day celebration

Cherry Park was the site of a recent community clean-up project, and will be the location for the Aug. 4 Gay Day celebration /East Hills Council of Neighbors

/East Hills Council of Neighbors

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INTERVIEW

This week’s edition of Catalyst Radio features East Hills Council of Neighbors, and a first-ever event for the neighborhood called Gay Day, set for Aug. 4. Claire Fisher is in studio, to tell us about the new event aimed at celebrating the diversity and spirit of inclusion within the neighborhood. This event will run 3-8 p.m. at Cherry Park and is to feature live music, food, informational booths and fun for the whole family.

Fisher also shares more information about the neighborhood association, where she serves as a community organizer, and its efforts to act as a liaison between residents and the city of Grand Rapids, working on housing issues, crime prevention and community building.

 

MUSIC

This edition’s local music is from our interview guest, Claire Fisher.  Featured is her disc Gold Miner’s Journal, and we’re playing the song “I won’t Wait.”

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