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Catalyst Radio: The Geek Group opens its doors with new makerspace facility

The Geek Group provides hands-on learning, with access to labs such as for high voltage, electronics, 3D printing, high energy physics, and more.

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.

The Geek Group High Voltage Lab – Tesla Coil

The Geek Group High Voltage Lab – Tesla Coil /Adam Bird

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In this episode of Catalyst Radio we feature a nonprofit that just opened its doors in February – The Geek Group. The Geek Group provides access to science, technology, engineering and math by developing programming and facilities for individuals and institutions to learn, explore, innovate and play at an independent pace according to their needs.

Josh Spencer, director of development, is in studio today to talk about how the focus of this “makerspace”  is to provide access – whether that is to their machine shop, robotics lab, laser lab, or any of the other many features of the facility located on the old YMCA building at 902 Leonard St. NW.



Music is featured in this episode of Catalyst Radio is from Trout Fishing in America, with “When I Was A Dinosaur,” from the release Big Trouble.

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