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Did you miss us? We’re back in action! Our morning news radio crew proudly presents IN THE NOW’s last episode on Tuesday Feb 25th at 11am… before we change gears.
Changing gears will mean your morning news crew will become your morning Playbook crew. Vice versa, your afternoon Playbook team will become your afternoon In the Now team.
On behalf of the In the Now morning crew we hope you had an adventuresome yet relaxing reading week (one without piles of homework). To help you get back into your routine we’ve made our last episode the best yet. It’s only fair we go out with a bang.
Check out our lineup so far!
- Your host, Jesse Marks, will be talking with our very own CreCommer Meghan Franklin in-studio about her project Mind It to raise mental health awareness.
- **Our on scene reporter, Marney Blunt will be doing her live hit from the Free Press Cafe awaiting the arrival of Team Jennifer Jones!!!
- Journalist Danelle Cloutier will be giving us an up-to-date report on the controversy behind the new U-Pass and let’s us know what it means for Red River College.
- How do you feel about assisted suicide? Mayor Matt Allen will let us know how he feels loud and clear with his rant!
- Our sports expert, Natasha Woloschuk, will be giving us a recap of the Olympic games and sharing with us some of our #wearewinter pride.
- Scott Best and Jon Wilson will be keeping us entertained after the show with their podcast on the history of comedy.
** An update from yesterday’s post!
Our IN THE NOW team has been working hard to bring you the best current news stories for your listening pleasure. Don’t miss this episode of In The Now!!! Just giving you some friendly advice. It’s going to be a powerhouse show! Listen in Tuesday at 11am through our website or your TuneIn Radio App – right here on Red River Radio.
And we’re back! That’s right, The Playbook is finally back after our week-long hiatus. But never fear we have an action packed episode coming up on Tuesday’s episode.
Did you enjoy watching the Olympics? We sure did! So much so that tomorrow’s episode of The Playbook we will be talking about the Olympics, Hockey, and the Canadian spirit.
He may not have won the MVP award at the Sochi Olympics but he is definitely Canada’s MVP. Goaltender Carey Price made 24 saves in the Gold medal game against Sweden ensuring Team Canada’s win. It was also Price’s second straight shutout win. Can we just take a moment to enjoy how awesome that is! Go Canada Go!
I have to say one the funniest things to come out of the 2014 Olympics was the “Loser Keeps Bieber” billboard in Skokie, situated just outside of Chicago. I wonder how the USA is handling their double loss?
But let’s get back to what’s happening tomorrow on The Playbook…
Our host, Wesley Keeley, will be doing a live on-air interview with a hockey referee to talk about the pressures of the job.
Were you up at 5am Sunday morning for the Canada vs. Sweden Gold medal Hockey Game? Holly Abuda was and she got the full experience of what it means to be Canadian.
Then join Sarah Tone and Kieran Moolchan, who will be going head-to-head in today’s Face Off, to debate the cost of spending during the Olympics – is it worth it? They will also be debating about sportsmanship at the Olympics – should it be more competitive, is it “ok” to be “nice” to other teams/players/countries?
- What are your thoughts one Canadian cross-country ski coach Justin Wadsworth helping out Russian athlete Anton Gafarov?
Don’t forget to join in on the What the Puck rant with Marshal Fries.
If you want to get in on the action tune in to tomorrow’s episode of The Playbook at 2 p.m. February 25 – available exclusively on the TuneIn App and Online at http://radio.rrc.ca/.
Join the conversation online at @RRCRadio #ThePlaybook or phone in and have your say at (204) 780-LICK (5425)
Good morning everyone! On today’s episode of The Playbook we have an exciting line-up of sports news, debates, and rants that will add some awesome new insights and a whole lot of humour into your day.
Our host, Kieran Moolchan, will be doing a live on-air interview with Ried “RAP1D” Melton, a League of Legends tournament commentator, who’s seen the world of eSports grow to a whole new level of popularity and demand amongst gamers all over the world.
Marshal Fries will be on-air to discuss his feature story about the Winnipeg Jets and if (thanks to their new coach, Paul Maurice) they still have a chance to make the playoffs and Amanda Trunzo will be live on-location to talk about Sarah Tone’s Between the Pipes fundraiser, and how her efforts have helped raise money for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Then join Wes Keeley and Jesse Peltier, who will be going head-to-head in today’s segment, Face Off, to debate what’s the best course of action for choosing a replacement on Team Canada. And feel free to join the rantings of Sarah Tone and how sports parents have crossed the lines into a world of competitiveness and craziness, in today’s segment of What the Puck.
For all you listeners and die-hard sports fans out there, you know what to do: tune in to this episode of The Playbook at 1 p.m. today, February 11 – available exclusively on the TuneIn App. And join the conversation online at @RRCRadio! See you then!
This week’s episode of In The Now is almost here. Our team of dedicated writers has been busy at work finding current and interesting topics to discuss this Tuesday.
Here are some of the things you can look forward to.
Your host for the show, Matt Allen, will guide you through the hour introducing our reporters and debaters. He’ll also have a chance to interview Judy Wasylycia-Leis and ask her questions about Winnipeg’s Mayor Sam Katz, the state of the city, and her career plans for the future.
Reporter Scott Best will tell you all the most interesting news from the Walking With Our Sisters exhibit at the Urban Shaman Gallery, and reporter Meg Crane will be live on location somewhere in Downtown Winnipeg bringing you the latest news on a current issue happening in our city. Later in the show Jon Wilson will share his beef with the recent police raids on some of Winnipeg’s head shops.
Our debaters Jared Gauthier and Alex Wenger will duke it out in the Valentine’s Day debate. Is the holiday just another Hallmark cash-grab, or is it a meaningful occasion that couples appreciate? Are there any benefits to being single on Feb 14, or are you screwed if you’re alone? Is it okay to break up with someone on V-Day, or is it a universal no-no?
And our podcasters for the week are Luke Jacob Thiessen and Stephanie Thiessen. The topic for their show is unknown at the moment, but if you’re interested in listening to some of our past podcasts, you can check out Box Office, Winnipeg Eats, and Gender Slam.
Be sure to tune in to In The Now this Tuesday at 11 a.m. here on the Red River Radio website or through the TuneIn Radio app available for iPhones, Andriods, and BlackBerrys, as well as a number of tablets. Click here to see if your mobile device or car supports the app. That’s right, I said car.
As always, be a part of the conversation and tweet us at @rrcradio with the hash tag #InTheNow.
Everyone has their own way of celebrating significant moments in their lives. Some go for the spotlight, others appreciate the vast pieces of memorabilia that come along with it, and then there’s those who appreciate the more subtle (and even) unspoken meaning that, when appreciated, means that much more.
Now that the Winter Olympics are officially underway, people are not only celebrating but they’re finding innovative new ways to do it. And believe it or not, there’s an app for that, too.
Sochi Olympics-themed apps are now available for download – some free, some paid – and they range from media alerts and game results to interactive visuals and insights on the game itself. You can now put yourself in the shoes of an Olympic athlete and catch a 360-degree view of the sport happening around you, and then check out the game results after and feel like you’re a part of the team.
And then there’s the cowbell. Yes, a Sochi-Olympic cowbell app – with 3 different cowbell sounds to choose from, a built-in media counter, and a custom design to your country’s flag. Add this to your phone and you can ring the digital cowbell, to the victory of your country’s team, with all the other cowbellers in the world! Pretty awesome way to celebrate, if you ask me.
And then there’s the Molson Beer Fridge Project:
Molson Canadian sent two friends, Ryan and Phil, to the Gili Islands in Indonesia to meet their friend Morgan and personally deliver the “authentic Canadian Olympic experience”: a red fridge, fully stocked with Molson Canadian, and a satellite dish.
For 3 days, Ryan and Phil travelled by plane, car, horse-buggy, canoe, outrigger, and on foot throughout different parts of Indonesia – all caught on hand-held video cameras – until they finally reached the Gili Islands. And when they finally reached Morgan’s bungalow, you witness a heart-warming, emotional reunion between three friend who have been reunited for their love of hockey (and Molson Canadian, of course!)
And then there’s the rest of us: plugged into the games online, on-air, or anywhere with a view. Either way, we’re all amongst friends and are cheering and celebrating the same thing: for Canada to win the game and for its athletes to come home with the gold.
To check out the Molson Beer Fridge Project, go to: http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/beer-fridge-project
In just over 24 hours In the Now goes on air. Are you ready?
Something exciting is brewing at Cinematheque. And our host Jacob Thiessen has someone coming to chat about it.
Little kids were out of their chairs and shaking in the gym last week. Marney Blunt has the story that might just have you doing the same.
Speaking of kids, did you know some daycares and schools now have strict policies on what parents can and must pack their children for lunch? Natasha Woloschuk has quite the opinion on that and she plans to share it tomorrow.
Matt Allen and Jesse Marks got on the topic of whether or not children should be in Kindergarten all day, and they’re going to have it out on air tomorrow.
While all this is going on, Brendan Macgranachan and Jared Gauthier will be talking movies for their podcast, Box Office, which will be posted on Red River Radio tomorrow afternoon.
Tune in, Tweet and have a great day!
We’ll be live on The Playbook at 2pm this Tuesday for another jam-packed episode about our favourite topic: SPORTS!
What you can expect to hear on the episode:
Should girls be allowed to play “boys” sports? Can a girl be a football player? On the same token, what if a guy wants to take up cheerleading? Ad man Marshal Fries and PR gal Amanda Trunzo will be going head-to-head in a heated debate about this topic. There may be tears. And squashed pom poms.
The Winnipeg Jets have been playing pretty darn well lately. But media production major and hockey aficionado Jesse Pelletier believes that despite their recent success, they won’t make the playoffs. He’ll tell you all about why he feels this way tomorrow, Rick Mercer style. Disagree with him? Don’t hesitate to let us know. Tweet us at @rrcradio with your opinion. We promise Jesse won’t be offended.
Advertising is all about tapping into the minds of consumers and figuring out what makes them tick. Sponsors at Winnipeg Jets games are starting to realize that, and are incorporating more and more hockey culture into their advertising and branding in hopes of becoming more engaged with fans. PR maven Megan Funnell will be talking to Scotiabank, Toyota, and Veritas (who represent Subway) about why.
Canadians love the Super Bowl. Canadians love Super Bowl ads. But what does an American guy who works in marketing have to say about the multi-million dollar advertisements? Get your 50,000 calories worth of wings, potato skins, and stuffed jalapeno poppers ready. Neil Reimer has that story on the show on Tuesday.
You won’t want to miss this one, so mark your agendas. This Tuesday at 2pm on The Playbook. In the mean time, watch this adorable Super Bowl ad by Budweiser. Puppies!
The two single most important pieces of advice you’ll ever receive in life…
One: Always eat your green vegetables.
Two: Tune into the Playbook on Tuesday at 2p.m., for sports, sports, sports and you guessed it-more sports.
Why? Because sports is kind of like math. You use it every day of your life-probably even more so.
So basically, we’re just preparing you for the real world.
This week we have our very own Sarah Tone, who will be hosting this week’s show. So here’s a sneak peak for what’s to come….
Neil Reimer will be reporting on the Jets’ top rookies: Jacob Trouba and Mark Scheifele and their overall claim to fame in the NHL.
The Playbook will be doing a live interview with former CreComm grad, Kyle Jahns who will be giving us the scoop about reporting in Sochi, Russia for the 2014 Winter Olympics.
We will also be chatting with director of the Northwestern Hockey Sports Camp, Larry Bumstead. Bumstead is a Hockey Canada certified coach with over 26 years of hockey development and coaching experience. He has coached at many different levels within minor hockey, including the University of Manitoba Bison Men.
We’ll be hearing from Kieran Moolchan a little bit later in the show. Moolchan will be reporting live from the MTS to share with us the latest Jets news.
Also, Stefanie Cutrona will be telling us why college athletes should be paid.
Erika Miller and Dan Wiebe will be debating about whether or not unhealthy food should be served at sports games…we’ll chew on that a bit later in the show.
And don’t miss Megan Funnell and Amanda Trunzo’s podcast about celebrity news: updates, trends, and the impact of fame on athletes.
Also here’s what’s coming up in the world of sports this week:
On Tuesday at 7p.m. the Jets will be taking on the Nashville Predators at the MTS Centre.
For basketball, the Pelicans will be competing against the Cavaliers at 6p.m., today.
On Sunday the Jets will be playing against the Chicago Blackhawks in Illinois at the United Center.
The Super Bowl’s back on Sunday. So find a living room and a plate of nachos to watch the Seattle Seahawks take on the Denver Broncos.
But most importantly, stay tuned to our feature presentation on Tuesday at 2p.m….because remember, sports=life, your life.
Don’t forget to tweet at us @redriverradio and use the hashtag #ThePlaybook!
On Jan. 28 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., In the Now will engage you in interesting stories about the latest news, including a heated protest at the University of Winnipeg, ‘good racists’, Bitcoins, and one Winnipeg man who started with a dog Milk-Bone and hopes to end up with thousands of dollars by December of next year.
Live on In the Now, two students will go head-to-head in a debate over whether the protest at First Nations leader Phil Fontaine’s scheduled speech at the University of Winnipeg on Wednesday was justifiable or inappropriate.
In the “Good Racist” segment, a student will rant about how good people in Winnipeg have no idea that some of the comments they make about immigrants are racist. The student will shed insight into lives that new Canadians left behind to live in freezing cold Winnipeg.
On a lighter note, Best Sleep Centre in Winnipeg offers a new way to pay: by Bitcoins. This digital currency is an instant transaction that comes at a low cost. Joining us on the show is Josh Nekrep, the founder of Bitcoin Winnipeg — a group of local Bitcoin enthusiasts.
And while the digital currency is based on trust, so is a new fundraiser by Winnipeg’s Ryan DeLong, who hopes to end up with a large cheque by December 2014 in exchange for a dog treat. DeLong started with a Milk-Bone in December 2013, which he traded with something bigger and better, which he will trade for something else that’s bigger and better. He will keep doing this for a year until he will hold an auction for the last item and the proceeds from the highest bid will go toward World Society for the Protection of Animals, a charity dedicated to animal welfare. As of Saturday, he’s looking to trade something bigger and better than a one-week stay at the Desert Breeze Condos in Phoenix Arizona!
Also tune into Winnipeg Eats, Red River Radio’s newest foodie program. The first episode will break down the top five cheap, moderate and high priced places to eat in Winnipeg. Tune in to hear what you, the listeners, chose as your favourite restaurants!
Tweet us @rrcradio to join the conversation and use the hashtag #IntheNow.