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Catalyst Radio: Open Doors offering a different learning experience

Self-directed teens have access to enhanced education opportunities through new nonprofit Open Doors.

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.

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With the beginning of the new school year, we feature on Catalyst Radio a new nonprofit education program called Open Doors: Center for Self-directed Teens.

In studio is Rebecca Kirk, director of Open Doors, to describe this alternative to traditional schooling which helps teens discover their own way to a self-motivated learning experience. Adena Koslek, instructor/advisor at Open Doors, also joins us.


Music featured in this episode of Catalyst Radio is from the new release from local band Radiator Hospital, called “Something Wild.”

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