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Joe Anderson, board member for Dog Story Theater, joins us on air. The nonprofit venue is an all-volunteer organization that has hosted more than 200 productions over three years.
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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.

Musician Ralston Bowles was a special guest for the VIP Comedy Show.

Musician Ralston Bowles was a special guest for the VIP Comedy Show. /Paul Jendrasiak for

Mary Jane Pories and Ben Wilke on stage.

Mary Jane Pories and Ben Wilke on stage. /Tim Motley

Joe Anderson, board member for Dog Story Theater, joins us on air. The nonprofit venue is an all-volunteer organization that has hosted more than 200 productions over three years and in three different locations. Grand Rapids Social Diary's Laura Caprara has dubbed DST as GR's "best-kept secret." Tune in as we blow the lid off the secret.

David Molinari's "Hand of a Nation" from Whispering to a Crowd fills the gaps between each segment this week. Molinari is a part of the band Creolization, which recorded its debut album at Dog Story Theatre's venue.



New York's New Museum hosts print news art exhibition
Two curators from the New Museum have curated multiple pieces from different decades and with varying levels of interactivity to explore the life of print news. In what they say is a recycling rather than trashing of news, the curators have invited a couple of major news organizations to participate and has ran out of the first of two tabloids they are producing during the timeline of the exhibition. It will run till early January.
[More: NYTimes]

Voices of San Diego launches a watercooler for digital journalism startups
A veteran of digital journalism startups, Voices of San Diego created a resource for startups to talk about what they needed as well as share resources around common startup issues.
[More: MediaShift, Nieman Lab]

National Association of Broadcasters endorses certain steps in radio to the dismay of other groups
The National Association of Broadcasters, an advocacy group, voted to submit a proposal to the musicFirst coalition. The proposal requires a pay-per-play model for songs to performers and labels and also FM chips to be installed on smartphones.
[More: ArsTechnica]

[UPDATE] NPR's CEO on Juan William's firing
Former NPR news analyst Juan Williams was seemingly fired for some dubious comments that he made on The O'Reilly Factor regarding Muslim garb in airports, and NPR's CEO has since apologized for how his termination was executed. She recently sent out a letter to staff explaining that this was actually the last straw in a line of unacceptable behavior and apologizes for how the firing was handled but not the decision.
[More: Politico]

PA 2010 launched around a niche subject that climaxed this week
In early 2009, Dan Hirschhorn started a scrum coverage site called PA2010 that covered local elections in Philadelphia. The site gets a good number of hits and would technically become obsolete once 2010 is over yet has found a buyer.
[More: Nieman Lab]

FourSquare introduces badge to turn out midterm voters
In collaboration with several different civic interest and media groups, FourSquare created a badge for those who check into one of 117,000 polling locations. The location-based social network tracked badge claims on a special site it created to map out voting by FourSquare users in real time.
[More: Poynter]



[FILM] Zombie Film Fest

Friday, Nov. 5 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Grandville Public Library's Ryerson Auditorium, 111 Library St. NE
To prepare for zombie expert Max Brook's visit, the library invites all to spend the afternoon watching two favorite zombie films. Pop and popcorn will be provided. Parental guidance is requested for children under 18. At 1 p.m., the 1968 film, "Night of the Living Dead," will be shown. The 2009 comedy, "Zombieland," will be shown at 3 p.m.
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[MARKET] Recycled Art Market
Saturday, Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at City High/Middle School, 1400 Fuller Ave. NE
City High School's Parent-Teacher-Student Association is sponsoring its second annual Recycled Art Market. In order to be part of the market, artists need to incorporate at least 50% recycled, up-cycled or re-purposed materials in their work.
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[COMMUNITY EVENT] Veteran's Day Parade
Thursday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. in Downtown Grand Rapids
The Grand Rapids Veteran's Day Parade begins at Division Avenue and Michigan Street. It proceeds south on Division to Fulton, and east on Fulton to Veteran's Park where a memorial service will be held. Call (616) 456.9140 for more information.
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[COMMUNITY EVENT] Stars & Stripes
Thursday, Nov. 11 at 6 p.m. at the Wealthy Theatre, 1130 Wealthy Street SE
In honor of Veterans Day, Stars and Stripes will be screened at The Community Media Center's Wealthy Theatre. To introduce the movie will be local veterans including Michael Tuffelmire, a very active reporter on The Rapidian. 
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[COMMUNITY EVENT]  Institute for Global Education Annual Meeting
Thursday, Nov. 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1100 Lake Drive SE
All members and friends of the Institute for Global Education are invited to the 2010 Annual Meeting for a potluck and meeting of members as well as a speaker and a band. Attendees are encouraged to bring a dish to pass, while IGE will supply beverages. Three board members' terms expire this year. The membership of IGE will vote to fill the seats of Kate Villaire, Laura Casaletto, and David Blakeslee. Nicholas Kwiek, IGE Office Coordinator, will share the progress of the past few months and a vision for the coming year at IGE and reflect on Peace on Veterans' Day. Local Jazz combo The Interruptions will play during dinner and a set after the speaker.
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