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In studio: Healthy Homes Coalition

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Joining us in studio is Healthy Homes Coalition, a nonprofit centered on ensuring environmentally safe homes with children.
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About Catalyst Radio

Catalyst Radio is a weekly radio show with hosts Linda Gellasch and Denise Cheng that looks at the behind-the-scenes of Rapidian reporting as well as grassroots and nonprofit efforts around the community. The show comprises a media analysis and developments portion, interview segment and calendar of events. 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.

Joining us in studio is Healthy Homes Coalition, a nonprofit centered on ensuring environmentally safe homes with children. The featured song is "No One to Steer" from Four Finger Five's album 2:22.



Google to offer  new feature called "News for you"
Google will begin to offer tailored news to its users. Content will be determined by its local relevancy and social relevancy.
[Read more: NYT Bits]

Nieman Lab features Yeeyan translation service
Yeeyan is a translation resource in China that operates similarly to Wikipedia. Users of the social network translate English sites and articles recommended by their peers and curated by staff.
[Read more: Nieman Lab]

Glossary of technical terms for journalists
Jennifer 8. Lee, formerly of The New York Times, has put together a reference for journalists on technical terms. Lee's work is based on the assumption that the worlds of journalism and technology will continue to merge. 
[Read more: Poynter Online]

Knight News Challenge: One-Eight
One-Eight is a project that documents how military personnel stationed in Afghanistan are making use of social networks.
[Read more: Knight Blog, Nieman Lab]



[FESTIVAL, ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT] LGBT Network of Western Michigan's Inaugural 2010 Network Neighborhood Bash
Saturday, July 10 from 12 to 7 p.m. on Atlas avenue in Eastown
The LGBT Network of Western Michigan is home to many groups, programs, community resources and spaces for members of the community and its allies to meet, network, and grow together in a safe, open-minded, environment, and the Neighborhood Bash's goal is to raise funds to continue programming for visitors and regular Network members at the center. Entertainment, speakers an open house and more will be featured at the event, which is family-centered, free of alcohol and tobacco, and open to all members of the West Michigan LGBT community and its allies. Find more info on The Rapidian calendar.

[MEETING] Center for Inquiry Michigan Board meeting
Sunday, July 11 from 1 to 3 p.m., CFI Michigan Office (3777 44th St. SE,)
Those who attend the next CFI Michigan Advisory Board Meeting can get involved, hear about new program developments and give input. Time to talk is set aside during lunch from 1 to 1:30 p.m. The board meeting will be 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.. CFI Members and the Public are welcome to attend. If you plan on attending, contact Jennifer Beahan at [email protected], (616) 698-2342. Visit for more information.

[FUNDRAISER, ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT] Plug It up! A Gulf Marine Life Rescue Benefit
Sunday, July 11 from 12 to 8 p.m. at Billy's Lounge (1437 Wealthy Street)
In an effort to support the clean up efforts and wildlife rescue in the Gulf of Mexico, 10 Grand Rapids acts have offered to perform in support of the Audubon Nature Institute. The Audubon Nature Institute has coordinated the Louisiana Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Rescue Program to help aquatic mammals and sea turtles. There is a $10 cover donation requested at this all ages event, $7 with a supply donation of sheets, towels, paper towel, toothbrushes, dish gloves or original blue Dawn dish soap. For more information, visit the GRNow events calendar at

[LITERATURE] An Evening with Bonnie Jo Campbell
Tuesday, July 13 at 7 p.m. at Grand Rapids’ Main Library (111 Library Street NE
Bonnie Jo Campbell will read a selection from her book, American Salvage, and discuss the writing, editing and publishing of this award-winning, Michigan-centered book. She will discuss what she has learned in her writing career, answer questions and help attendees with strategies for staying inspired as a writer. For more information, visit

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