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Catalyst Radio: Silent Observer rocks the mic with youth competition Tues., Feb. 4

Rock The Mic youth music event brings attention to crime solving program, with artists against violence.

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.

Winners of last year’s Rock the Mic competition Steven Truth, Annie Wildgen and Kaee Skwair.

Winners of last year’s Rock the Mic competition Steven Truth, Annie Wildgen and Kaee Skwair. /Silent Observer of Kent County

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This edition of Catalyst Radio features Silent Observer in Kent County – the anonymous crime-reporting service that liasons with law enforcement in providing citizens a way to aid in solving crimes.

In studio is Chris Cameron, director of the local Silent Observer, along with Michael Zalewski, a board member with the organization.

The two also talk about the upcoming community initiative called Rock the Mic – a singing competition set for Feb. 4, 2014 for youth ages 15-26.



Music in this episode of Catalyst Radio comes from the largely Michigan label Young Heavy Souls. The band  is Vapor Eyes, with the song “Sideshow.”

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