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Elizabeth Goddard of the Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts gives us a preview of tomorrow evening's Live Coverage. The fundraiser showcases more than 50 regional artists in the last stages of art c
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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.

Elizabeth Goddard of the Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts gives us a preview of tomorrow evening's Live Coverage. The fundraiser showcases more than 50 regional artists in the last stages of art creation putting finishing touches on their newest piece at the event for silent auction.

Music this week is by Don Spezia with his song "Race against time" from the album Dickens Doors.



California-based company sold technology to Egypt's Mubarek regime
President Mubarek of Egypt resigned last week after much protest. During the revolution, Mubarek's regime cut off much Internet access and communication to its citizens. It has recently come to light that Narus, a Silicon Valley-based company, provided the Mubarek regime with technology to suppress protestors in Egypt. Narus has yet to comment.
[More: San Jose Examiner]

AOL purchases Huffington Post, gains Arianna Huffington
AOL has been investing heavily in news groups to reposition itself. In recent months, it has started - thousands of city-specific news sites, acquired Mapquest and TechCrunch, a technology news outlet. Most recently, it has bought Huffington Post for $315 million and also gained co-founder Arianna Huffington as a member of its executive team.
[More: Associated Press]

Pacifica Radio to broadcast Al Jazeera reports
Pacifica Radio recently added Al Jazeera news segments to its morning lineup in New York, Berkeley and Houston. It plans to add Al Jazeera reports on the Middle East to its Washington D.C. and Los Angeles stations sometime next year. Al Jazeera has low distribution in the U.S. and had made its cables and segments available during the recent Egyptian revolution.
[More: Washington Post]

Recent study shows that younger generation listens less to radio
In a study conducted by the Edison Media Research group and published in Rolling Stone, results showed that younger listeners are spending less time playing the radio than their counterparts nearly a decade ago. In the past, listeners tuned in for an average of 2 hours and 45 minutes per day. That number has droppd to 1.5 hours.
[More: Rolling Stone]



Annual Taste of Soul at GRPL
1-4p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 20 at Grand Rapids Public Library (111 Library NE)
Throughout the day, there will be art, music, literature and food celebrating and originating from African-American history and culture.

GR and GVSU Ballet Companies collaborate to put on two ballet performances
2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 19 and 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 20 at Peter Martin Wege Theater (341 Ellsworth SW)
The Grand Rapids Ballet Company and GVSU's ballet company are collaborating on a two-day run of Mother Goose and the Boy who wouldn't do his homework.

Pizza Party for East Hills Council of Neighbors
6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24 at Brick Road Pizza Company (1017 Wealthy SE)
The neighborhood association is having a pizza party at Brick Road, and 20% of all proceeds go to replenish the neighborhood association's coffers.

Meet-and-greet with The Open Book Project followed by movie screening
4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 23 at Wealthy Theatre (1130 Wealthy SE)
The Open Book Project is holding a reception fundraiser to support its after-school programs for at-risk youth in Grand Rapids. The meet-and-greet will be followed by a screening of "Good Hair."

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