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March 14, 2019

Mid-day Memo: Episode 7

Last week we had a little break from the show, but rest assured our Mid-day Memo tomorrow is jam-packed! This week’s Live of Location reporter Adian Cloet will be sitting in at Winnipeg’s newest taproom, Sookram’s Brewing Company. The brewery offers modern craft beer in a more family-friendly environment. If you are a big craft beer drinker, listen to hear Adian talk about what this brewery has to offer. Our feature reporter this week, Caitlyn Gowriluk, attended a harm reduction and naloxone administration workshop put on by U of M Nursing Students’ Association in partnership with Project Safe Audience. The…

February 28, 2019

Mid-day Memo: Episode 6

The Mid-day Memo is back this week from a brief hiatus and the team is refreshed and prepping for a jam-packed show! An iconic Winnipeg theatre has secured new ownership this week. The Pantages Playhouse Theatre in the Exchange District has been up for sale since the summer. The city sent out a call for proposals in June. On Monday, the city said it’s poised to sell the theatre to potential buyers Alex Boersma and Lars Nicholson. The city said the theatre will continue to operate as a performing-arts centre in the 530K deal. The Pantages Playhouse Theatre is a…

February 14, 2019

Mid-day Memo -Episode 5

Happy Feb. 14! We hope everyone is enjoying their Valentine’s Day – but if not, you might be in the same boat as our very own Jonathan Wade, who’s joining us on the Mid-day Memo this week with a rant about the big business behind the consumer-centric day of romance. What do you think: is it a sweet (if random) excuse to show the people in your life you care about them, or just another ploy to sell everything from flowers and lingerie to spa days and fancy dinners? Tune in to hear Jonathan’s take, and have your say online…

February 7, 2019

Mid-day Memo: Episode Four

We have a great episode of the Mid-day Memo lined up for you this Friday. Our host Jeremy Morantz will be talking to Maxim Berent, owner of BerMax Caffé + Bistro about anti-semitic vandalism that targeted his storefront this past week. Hate crimes increased by 47 per cent in 2017 and continue to rise, according to the latest Statistics Canada data. Read the report here. Live-on-location reporter Caitlyn Gowriluk is visiting Main Street Project to check out their new warming centre set to open this week. The shelter says the drop-in warming facility is meant for those under the influence…

January 31, 2019

Mid-day Memo: Episode Three

Tomorrow is the third episode of the Mid-day Memo, and boy do we have the news for you! We’ll be talking about some important issues like Niigaan Sinclair’s recent segment on CBC Radio where he spoke to Rosanna Deerchild about integrating indigenous content into Canada’s education system. According to Sinclair, the education system has come a long way, but if teachers really want to make a difference, they’re going to have to try a little harder. Listen to Caitlyn Gowriluk’s piece on this topic tomorrow during the show. You can also listen to the interview with Sinclair here: https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1431450179674?fbclid=IwAR3dvW3z6PmAe2XTHL0FTkehxaqbyIyBhFGjuiuwnPsDnqonwobSxmixu5g We…

January 25, 2019

Mid-day Memo, Episode 2

In-the-field correspondent Kelsey Marcotte is at The Forks to tell us about the Pavillon Sub Zero amphitheatre, specifically Norwegian artist and multi-instrumentalist Terje Isungset’s performance there Saturday evening.  Cassidy Dankochik fills us in on the UN’s Year of Indigenous Languages, while entertainment reporter Graeme Houssin’s chats with Jeremy Haywood-Smith of Winnipeg’s JayWood about Saturday’s performance at Big Fun Festival with Apollo Suns and Silence Kit.  Host Hannah Owczar speaks with a counselor about mindfulness and self-care, and Jeremy Morantz educates us all on Overdose Awareness. Anthem on Social:

January 25, 2019

Mid-day Memo Episode 2

Tomorrow’s the big day – the second episode of the greatest ever radio show, the Mid-day Memo! We’ve got a show full of language and music this week: Our in-the-field correspondent Kelsey Marcotte will be at The Forks to tell us about the Pavillon Sub Zero amphitheatre, specifically Norwegian artist and multi-instrumentalist Terje Isungset’s performance there tomorrow evening. Cassidy Dankochik will fill us in on the UN’s Year of Indigenous Languages, while our entertainment reporter Graeme Houssin’s gonna be chatting with Jeremy Haywood-Smith of Winnipeg’s JayWood about their performance tomorrow night at Big Fun Festival with Apollo Suns and Silence…

November 7, 2018

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate- The Most Nostalgic Game Of All Time

We’re a month away from the newest iteration of Super Smash Bros, and this game’s going bring everyone back to their childhood more than any game ever could… Being the biggest cross-over game in history, Smash Ultimate will speak to everyone who grew up playing on Nintendo systems.   Remember being a kid, having some friends and a few cousins over, playing Smash 64 in the basement?   Smash Ultimate’s roster is full of nostalgia. Not only will the game be bringing back EVERY fighter that has ever been in Smash Bros, but it’s newcomers are equally exciting!   Characters…

October 3, 2018

Top 5 Social Anthems

Music holds a huge part in many people’s lives. As we like to say, everyone has their own personal anthem. Some lyrics hit home more than others, and that’s why we can relate to them as individuals. Other songs become so relevant to large groups of society they become anthems for these people. So here, we count down the top 5 social anthems of the last 15 years. 5. K’naan – Wavin’ Flag Released in 2009 this song quickly became an anthem of hope for people around the world. The refugee story of fighting, hope and love struck a nerve…