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 of alcohol or drugs to get reprieve from the cold. The centre is located in the former Mitchell Fabrics building on Main Street. The Winnipeg Free Press wrote an article about it this week.

Christina Burridge is on the news desk at the top of the hour and mid-way through the show. Our feature reporter Sheyanne Bruyere will be chatting with a Brooke from My Body Fitness + Nutrition about February’s Heart Month.

Jonathan Wade is profiling the Dufferin Seniors Centre which is struggling to stay afloat following a sharp rise in operating costs. The non-profit organization says they used to pay the City of Winnipeg $265 per year to operate in a city owned building. Now, the cost has multiplied 10 times to $2,000 per month. Find out more about this story from CTV News.

Aidan Cloet is ranting about the one of the guests invited to the State of the Union address. Joshua Trump, an 11-year-old boy from Delaware, was bullied at school for sharing the same last name as the President Donald Trump. BCC wrote about it here.

In entertainment news, the Grammy Awards are coming up this weekend. Kelsey Marcotte is in studio to talk about the nominees and what performances you can expect to see in music’s biggest awards night.

Tune in to Anthem at noon on Friday February 8 to listen to the full show!

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