Last week we had a little break from the show, but rest assured our latest Mid-day Memo 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 workshop was meant to discuss the importance of harm reduction and how to properly administer naloxone. Caitlyn will share with us what happened during the event and why this is an important issue to be talked about.
Graeme Houssin’s T&T report will discuss how Atlantic Canadian patients are selling homes and liquidating savings for life-saving transplant surgeries in Toronto.
The episode will be hosted by Cassidy Dankochik who will be entertaining us throughout the hour. He will be joined by Hannah Owczar telling us all about the news and weather.
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 historical site in Winnipeg, originally build between 1913 and 1914. The building was particularly lavish for its time: brass torches, plush seating and monogram embossed in gold on the curtain. The venue has since been restored and maintained to protect its heritage.
Reporter Kayla Buehler has more on this story during the show.
Pride Winnipeg is going back to its roots this year. The annual Pride Parade route was moved to York Avenue last year from Portage Avenue by the city. Many opposed this change and felt that the parade was being relegated to a side street.
During last year’s parade, a group of nearly 40 queer and two-spirit marchers continued down the original route despite the change.
Pride Winnipeg announced this week that the march is back on Portage Avenue for the 32nd Annual Parade in June.
Graeme Houssin will be ranting in favour of the original route later in the show.
Catch this and much more on Friday’s show starting at noon.
Sydney Small will be your host and she’s planning an interview for the top of the hour (Details to come on social media). Cassidy Dankochik is on the news desk with more top stories throughout the show.
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At the top of the hour, Hannah Owczar reports live on location from Festival du Voyageur, now in its 50thyear of celebrating Franco-Manitoban culture. How has the annual winter festival thrived for so many years during some of our city’s coldest weeks? What’s new and exciting this year?
Feature reporter Kelsey Marcotte brings us a story on treaties in Manitoba, talking to Indigenous elder Harry Bone about the spirit and intent of the historic agreements, and how they still impact us today.
The it’s Jonathan Wade, who has a rant about the big business behind the consumer-centric day of romance – Valentine’s Day.
Later in the show, Christina Burridge provides some commentary one of this week’s most talked-about political issues, and Sydney Small brings you some pre-Oscars coverage. And of course, all our regular features: news, sports, entertainment and more!
In the lastest edition of the Mid-day Memo, we talk about Niigaan Sinclair's recent segment on CBC Radio where he spoke to Rosanna Deerchild about integrating indigenous content into Canada's education system.
We also have Jeremy Morantz reporting live from one of Ciao Magazine's Dine About Winnipeg special culinary events.
Host Graeme Houssin sits down with Ezi Raizen to chat about Slunt Factory, a drag group that Raizen started with some other friends. Raizen performs as Stara David and was recently featured in this Vice article about the Winnipeg drag scene.
All this and more on the Mid-day Memo!
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.
Host Christina Burridge speaks with a concerned parent about online threats aimed at several Transcona middle schools. Jonathan Wade goes on a literal wild goose chase. Feature reporter (and VICE photographer) Graeme Houssin gives a report on Queer Bingo. JJeremy Morantz rants against the Academy. Kayla Buehler talks about Canada's Food Guide, and Cassidy Dankochik is all about the sports (as usual!)
All this and Hannah Owczar at the news desk on the premiere episode of the Mid-day Memo!
On October 30, 1938, Orson Welles and the Mercury Theatre on the Air performed H.G. Wells' sci-fi classic War of the Worlds live on CBS Radio. The broadcast changed media history as people tuning in mid-program heard realistic-sounding news reports "live" from a spaceship crash site, and continued listening as the apparent martian invasion continued over the next hour. The station was flooded with calls from terrified listeners who were convinced that the broadcast was real.
Join Red River College's Creative Communications students as they take you through the original War of the Worlds broadcast with commentary, fun facts and analysis.
Hosts Harris and Sam, along with Engineer David celebrate Legalization Day in Canada! They also mourn the end of Pete Davidson's engagement to Ariana Grande and debate how many people are in The Arcade Fire.