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Catalyst Radio: West Michigan Cluster of Stewardships

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Joined by two representatives from the West Michigan Cluster of Stewardships, Catalyst Radio dives into the impact of foreign and invasive species of plants on the West Michigan ecosystem.
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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, along with Denise Cheng. 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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Joined by two representatives from the West Michigan Cluster of Stewardships, Catalyst Radio dives into the impact of foreign and invasive species of plants on the West Michigan ecosystem.

Music this week is by The Black Lillies with "Tall Trees" from their 2010 disc called, 100 Miles of Wreckage. The Black Lillies will be playing Monday night's Hat Trick Concert, of which the Cluster is the beneficiary.



Ben and Jerry's comes out in support of Occupiers
In October, Ben and Jerry's Board of Directors put out a statement of support for those participating in Occupy protests all across the country. There has been speculation about whether this was a crass PR move or Ben and Jerry's reflection of their roots as a once independently owned company.
[More: Utne Reader]

The Guardian decides to make its newslists public
In a purely exploratory move, The Guardian has decided to publish select portions of its newslists on a daily blog. A newslist is a list of stories that a reporting organization is planning to pursue, including ones where they would potentially be the first to break the news.
[More: 10,000 Words]

Yahoo and ABC News partner on content
With the goal of increasing its production capabilities and boosting rankings as news providers, Yahoo and ABC have partnered to share content. This type of partnership has not been seen since Microsoft and NBC joined forces to form MSNBC 15 years, which resulted in the most trafficked site for news at the time. Yahoo will benefit from more video content and ABC will benefit from more viewers. There have been 10 years worth of content agreements between the two companies that have led up to the recent partnership.
[More: Media Decoder]


CALENDAR (26:47)

Not Your Average Speaker Series: City in transition
6 .m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at Wealthy Theatre (1130 Wealthy SE)
Rapid Growth hosts yet another installment of their speaker series at Wealthy Theatre.

Restaurant Week
Nov. 3-13 at participating restaurants
In its second year, Restaurant Week Grand Rapids was created to showcase GR's chefs and restaurants and entice customers to try new restaurants. During the two week period, diners can sup on several courses for a fixed price of $20.

Maziar Bahari to speak at GRCC Diversity Lecture Series
7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at Fountain Street Church (160 Fountain NE)
The GRCC Diversity Lecture Series has invited Maziar Bahari to the podium. Bahari is a journalist, filmmaker and former political prisoner who was held in solitary confinement for 118 days in Tehran, enduring physical and psychological torture.

Bells and choir concert at Basilica of St. Adalbert
6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6 at Basilica of St. Adalbert (701 4th NW)
Grand Rapids' community handbell ensemble, Embellish, is pairing with the Women's Chorus of Calvin College, affectionately known as “Pearl’s Girls” after their director Pearl Shangkuan.

Greek lunchoen and pastry sale
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. for dine-in and 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. for takeout on Wednesday, Nov. 9 and Thursday 10 at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (330 Lakeside NE)
For two days, there will be a luncheon and pastry sale at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in which food lovers can get a four-course lunch of traditional Greek fare for $10 as well as buy traditional Greek pastries, all prepared by the ladies' guild.

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