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Catalyst Radio: Peace activist, oral historian, author Rosalie Riegle in Grand Rapids

IGE brings to town author Rosalie Riegle to speak on her books about peace movements and activism.

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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In this edition of Catalyst Radio, we are joined by oral historian and activist Rosalie Riegle. Riegle was in town earlier this week as part of her lecture tour that included several stops in Michigan. Brought to town by Institute for Global Education, the retired educator and grandmother of seven is on tour speaking about her recent books on peace movements and war resistance.

Her books include “Crossing the Line: Nonviolent Resisters Speak Out For Peace,” and “Doing Time For Peace: Resistance, Family, and Community.”


Music featured in this episode of Catalyst Radio is from Sweet Honey In The Rock, with the traditional piece “Study War No More” – sometimes known as “Down By The Riverside.”

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