ALL THE FEELS: Morgan’s Good News Network

By: Morgan Ryan

1/6/2020

Mornings with Morgan

 

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June 2nd 2020

 

Meet this week’s #QuarantinedKid from Essex, Gavin whose in grade 7! If your kid has done nothing but play video games and sleep in , Gavin proves there so much to do with your time during a Pandemic. He also plays the Quarantined Kid Quiz with me!

 

 

 

 

 

June 1st 2020

 

What is it really like re-opening your business  during a pandemic? I wanted to get a real,  local perspective. Meet Tracey Cipkar who owns Pricilla’s Presents in Harrow. She was very candid and positive about her ‘new normal’.

 

 

 

 

 

May 29th 2020

I touched base with my new fiend JOSH HORAN, the creator of BRIDGE TO BRIDGE  a fundraising initiative for local health care workers. It’s really taken off with people volunteering to tun from Belle River to the Bridge (and sometimes even back!) 

 

 

REGISTER FOR SUNDAYS VIRTUAL 5K FOR CMHA HERE

To donate to BRIDGE TO BRIDE, go HERE

 

 

 

Sammy the Hockey Kid is BACK! MI needed his help explaining what the heck is happening with the NHL! 

 

 

 

May 28th 2020

THERE IS HAPPY TWIST TO THIS AWFUL STORY: In February, Alexis Wyatt of Colorado Springs was killed in a car crash. Her Fiance Justin Montney reached out to Copper Stallion Media to request a refund of the $1800 he paid ahead of their May wedding.

The company said no because the contract was non-refundable and then started a website dedicated to harassing Justin because he went to the media. It get’s worse, they posted this HORRIBLE message last week.

TWIST: The Copper Stallion in Devon, England has has threats and terrible reviews because they share the same name. So they started a crowd funding page to go to a charity of Justin’s choice! All the way in the UK! Morgan spoke with Kriston this morning.

 

Donate HERE >>>>bit.ly/2ZM50iu

 

 

 

Can you donate items during a Pandemic? Habitat for Humanity has opened their REstore and Executive Director Fiona Coughlin gives us the rundown!

 

 

 

 

May 27th 2020

Not alot of parents or student knew that there was a Drive-thru portion to the Catholic School board graduations. So I called Terry Lyons from the Windsor Essex Catholic school board to get the scoop!

 

 

Here are the official Grad details

 

 

May 26th 2020

Know someone (Frontline, Essential, or a senior) that needs helping walking their Dog each day? Have you heard of ZOOMIES??
It’s a volunteer initiative that just launched in Windsor/Essex that offers FREE dog-walking support during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s for anyone that needs help.

To get a FREE Dog Walker or VOLUNTEER to walk dogs, check out the Zoomies Facebook group or email zoomieswalksdogs@gmail.com!

 

 

 

May 25th 2020

I talked with Erika Nichols, the General Manager of the Bluebird cafe in Nashville about their new documentary! Taylor Swift, Vince Gill,  Garth Brookes, Sam Hunt, Kelsea Ballerina and so many more are in it and all got their start laying there.

 

 

 

May 22nd 2020

Windsor eats has proposed an outdoor dining hall at Lanspeary park. Adriano Ciotoli explains just how that’s gonna work, they hope 😉

 

 

 

May 21st 2020

 

 

Jodi Bennett the founder of WINDSOR & AREA KINDNESS NINJAS was on the show today explain how the group works. You basically buy gifts for strangers or get NINJAd yourself!

JOIN THE GROUP HERE

 

 

[WATCH] Morgan Tries Stuff from the Internet: Morgan tries to make whipped coffee

 

 

 

May 20 2020

A MIRACLE happened in Chatham this weekend. In only 3 weeks a few community members developed a plan and team to plan the largest food drive in the towns history.I spoke with Adam Lally about the ‘May 16th Miracle’! 

 

 

 

[WATCH] Morgan Tries Stuff from the Internet: does the strawberry ice bath hack work?

 

 

 

May 19 2020

I wanted to have some fun with my boyfriend and see if being stuck at home has taught him anything about where certain items are located in our home. Scott plays ‘Where is that Babe?’.

 

 

[WATCH] Morgan Tries Stuff from the Internet: The Draw On Your Back Challenge

 

 

 

May 15th 2020

 

It’s my “Nurse Welfare Check In” for Nurses Week! KATRINA PATY from Windsor has been working at DMC Children’s hospital in Detroit and I wanted to see how’s she’s been doing for the last 2 months.

 

She also shared these links about Kawasaki disease and the new illness affecting children because of COVID 19: go HERE and HERE.

 

 

 

May 14th 2020

Windsor’s Country thanks ALL Police Officers, RCMP, 911 communicators, and civilian staff who shoulder so much to serve and protect us!

Community Safety Officer with the OPP in Kingsville AMANDA ALLEN was on the show today.

 

 

 

May 13th 2020

Today’s #QuarantinedKid is Brooke from Windsor! Since last year she has been forgoing gifts and spreading joy to different groups who could use it! This year she is making cards and dropping them to the Windsor Youth center, Police station, and Security Guards at Met! She was on the show with me this morning.

 

 

 

 

May 12th 2020

 

Brandon from Riverside bought all the chalk off Amazon basically and gave it out to neighbourhood kids, just because!

 

 

A bitter sweet moment from some local Prom-less teens. A group of Windsor girls from Herman put this video together to show what they WOULD have looked like in their Prom dresses IF they actually had the chance to go.

 

 

 

May 8th 2020

I don;t think my Mother in Law Susan woke up this morning thinking she’d be on my Morning Show. A prank only a Mother could love!

 

 

[WATCH] The latest episode of ‘When’s the Last Time that You Did That?

 

 

 

 

May 7th 2020

 

[WATCH] The latest episode of ‘When’s the Last Time that You Did That?

 

 

Morgan’s twins make their radio debut! What does Clark and Rosyln love about their mummy…listen til the end

 

 

 

I wanted to get an update from  #WindsorBirthdayCruises about the noise complaints they fear will shut them down. Organizer Jay Cloutier spoke with me about a new petition.

 

 

 

May 6th 2020

 

[WATCH] The latest episode of ‘When’s the Last Time that You Did That?

 

 

I haven’t seen or talked with Darrin the Engineer in ages! I hope he likes surprise shopping games! 

 

 

 

 

May 5th 2020

[WATCH] The latest episode of ‘When’s the Last Time that You Did That?

 

 

From Proms, to graduations, to Mother’s day, so many milestones are getting missed because of COVID 19. I surprised listener Amanda on her 30th birthday with ‘BirthYear Trivia’.

How many of these 90s questions can you get right?

May 1st, 2020

 

Jeff Burrows was on the show this morning talking about his 24 hour Drum Marathon which he’s be doing for 14 years, and a cool Livestream Porch Party happening every Saturday thanks to the folks at Liuna Bluesfest Windsor.

 

 

 

I spoke with JOSH HORAN minutes before he started running from Belle River to the Ambassador bridge all to raise funds for our Frontline!

Checkout his GoFundMe HERE.

 

 

 

April 30th, 2020

Meet this week’s Quarantined kid: Dejana from Amherstburg. She’s in grade 8 which means she WOULD have been graduating this year. Listen to her positive attitude and how she is helping her family while being stuck at home. As always I play the #QuarantinedKidQuiz with her too.

 

 

 

April 29th 2020

 

Yesterday Postmedia announced they are permanently shuttering 5 community papers. The Kingsville Reporter, Lakeshore News, LaSalle Post, Tecumseh Shoreline Week, and the Tilbury Times .I spoke with Kingsville’s Mayor Nelson Santos this morning. A tremendous loss as he’s been with the paper for 29 years.

 

 

 

WANT TO MAKE A SENIOR SMILE TODAY?

23 year old Becca Fryer, a student at the University of Windsor has started a letter writing campaign to spread love and positivity to seniors in Windsor/Essex!

She’s accepting emails (no handwritten letters at this time) and art work at smileseniors2@gmail.com

 

 

 

April 28th 2020

 

Meet Amber and Nick, aka the NEARLY WEDS!

The season of “I do” has turned into the season of ‘we can’t’.

This Windsor couple was on the show this morning and chatted about their stroke of bad luck and played the ‘Nearly Wed’ game with me! 💍

 

 

 

April 27th 2020

 

The field hospital at St. Clair College could use some brightening up! Essex Windsor EMS Chief Bruce Krauter  invited children to submit artwork inspired by the flowers and sunshine of Spring!

These positive pictures will be printed so they can boost spirits at the field hospital and also at our hospitals and long-term care homes.

 

Artwork can be submitted using this online form: bit.ly/2VAIN4o

 

 

 

April 24th 2020

When the Pandemic hit Windsor back in March, all the newly graduated nurses at the University of Windsor and St Clair College had to start almost immediately? I talked with Phoenix who has been on the job for 17 days!

 

 

[WATCH] The latest episode of ‘Why Morgan IS NOT working from home’

 

 

 

April 23rd 2020

THIS IS A HANDI HEART ❤️

A Windsor knitting group has created them as a way to comfort hospital patients, nursing home residents, or palliative care patients who can’t be with their loved ones at this time.
The hearts are delivered in pairs, with one given to a patient, and its mate to a family member.

I have organizer Tracey Summerfield on the show at 7:10 AM

The group could use some help from the Knitting/ Crocheting community >>> bit.ly/2zmf6ex

 

 

[WATCH] The latest episode of ‘Why Morgan IS NOT working from home’

 

 

 

April 22nd 2020

I talk to the owners of WHAT’S POPPIN’ PopcornFactory  this morning. Since festival season has been cancelled, they’re stuck with mountains of popcorn. They’ve been giving it away to Frontline workers all over the city just to see them smile.

🍿 Know anyone who could use a treat? Nominate them at whatspoppinpopcornfactory@gmail.com

 

 

[WATCH] The latest episode of ‘Why Morgan IS NOT working from home’

 

 

 

April 21st 2020

Here’s something to do on Saturday night and help the Windsor/Essex Food Bank Association!

Piano man Mark Calcott along with Paglione Estate Winery are hosting a VIRTUAL ALL REQUEST PIANO NIGHT! Donate if you can, and request anything!

Mark was on the show today, how many Country requests could he play for Morgan??

Find PAGLIONE on Facebook HERE

 

 

 

 

[WATCH] The latest episode of ‘Why Morgan IS NOT working from home’

 

 

 

 

April 20th 2020

Local Philanthropist, business man, and all around SUPER SWEET guy Sam Sinjari has put together a FANTASTIC campaign called #DoGreatWindsorEssex. He inspires us everyday, take a listen to his chat this morning with Morgan.

For more on the Windsor Essex COVID Care Coalition, go HERE

 

 

 

[WATCH] The latest episode of ‘Why Morgan IS NOT working from home’

 

 

 

 

 

April 17th 2020

Have you heard of Windsor Birthday Cruises ?

They’ve been organizing Birthday car ‘parades’ with up to 25 to 30 different vehicles for kids (or anyone really) celebrating their birthdays at home this year.

The organizer, Jay Cloutier (who is only 20 years old!) talks about his idea that has taken off!

 

 

 

 

 

April 16th 2020

Your dress shirt can SAVE LIVES! I talked to Laz from The Suit Shop Co. Ltd. on Erie streeet about their campaign to make personal face masks.

The store is asking people to donate new or gently used, 100 per cent cotton dress shirts so their team can make them into reusable face masks! They’ll be taking donations until the end of the month.

 

Find The Suit Shop Co. Ltd. HERE

 

 

 

April 15th 2020

Meet today’s Quarantined Kid, Harmony from Amherstburg. She has had some bad birthday luck. Her birthday last year was cancelled, and now her party at the Fort is a distant memory. Her Mom Krystle message Me for a simple shout out. She told me Harmony love Eric Ethridge, so I asked him if he’s send her a special 11th birthday wish. . . and he did! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 14th 2020

If you live in South Windsor, you definitely know this fence! Beverly has been decorating her fence for years around her dog Keisha’s ‘doggy window’.

Their latest message caught our eye and hearts!

 

 

 

April 9th 2020

If you take a stroll down Lesperance and Tecumseh, you won’t be able to miss this dynamic duo: Meet Randy and Sylvie, the Acoustic Show!
They started putting on Front Porch concerts each week since they can’t play gigs anymore.

 

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THEM HERE

 

 

 

 

 

Two local filmmakers created a short film about living in isolation. I PROMISE you it’s SO WORTH watching til the end!

 

 

April 8th 2020

You know I’m impressed when I’m excited about a door handle, its a new world we’re living in!  I chatted with Professor JILL URBANIC  in the Engineering department at the University of Windsor about a doorhandle design that her research students created (among other things) in the fight against the Coronavirus.

 

 

 

April 7th 2020

Meet today’s QUARANTINED KID aka our QUARAN-TEEN! Lyla from Windsor just turned the big 1-3 in isolation at home. Bummer.

Her bestie Alison surprised her from a distance and helped her with her birthday wish, raising money for the Children’s Aid Society: Lyla raised $330!

Morgan chatted with Lyla and played the QUARANTINED KID QUIZ too.

 

 

 

 

April 6th 2020

Wow, talk about selflessness: ASHLEY ORIET from Windsor started a National Facebook group to help find RVs, trailers, and Motor homes for Frontline workers! Families are actually LENDING out their pride and joy to people who need to self isolate after their shifts. I’m blown away by this!

Willing to help? The group is RVs for Canada’s Frontline

 

 

 

April 3rd 2020

QUARANTINE ON THEME! Katie from Riverside is finding a hilarious way to pass the time each day of isolation. She and her adorable 3 year old Jayden pick a different theme each day! Here are some of them, and yes, that first photo was from Glamour Shot day!

*PS Katie is ‘Chewbacca Mom, her video went viral 3 years ago when she wore a Chewbacca mask while in labour!*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 2nd 2020

Talk about MURPHY’S LAW! Steve and Sarah McMahon from Windsor started a first floor Reno. . . as soon as the Covid 19 Pandemic hit Windsor! They also have two kids under 7, and Sarah is an ER Nurse! They have an AMAZING sense of humour about the whole thing and realize it’s a minor inconvenience compared to what other people are facing.

Steve talks about their bad luck HERE

 

 

 

🌷 Hope is in BLOOM! 🌷

Thank you to Sarith from Janette Florist and Jeremy at Southpoint Floral Supply for helping pull this off SAFELY yesterday.

 

 

Thanks to Kennedy and Jacqueline, Windsor Regional now has:

30 boxes of gloves
Each box has 10 boxes inside
Those boxes have 100 gloves!
❤️❤️❤️❤️

Shout out to St. Denis machining for the donation!


April 1st 2020

This moment was captured by Dr. Alex Jakob, of her husband Dr. Riley Jakob embracing their son Jackson for the last time before he left to do a 2 week stretch at Windsor Regional Hospital.

Morgan spoke with His wife Alex, also a doctor this morning.

 

Every Canadian needs to hear this RANT from Rick Mercer!


March 31st 2020

TODAY’S QUARANTINED KID: SHANIA from Kingsville plays the QUARANTINED KID QUIZ

 

 

Vikki along with her daughter Jessica, owner of Generations Diner have a ‘Mobile diner’ feeding forgotten heroes: the Trucking Community. Take a listen to  how they’re filing bellies and hearts!

If you want to help or donate, call Vikki at 519 792 9535!

 


March 30th 2020

I’m sure if you’ve driven around town or walked around your neighbourhood, youve seen Christmas lights up, art in the windows, signs saying thank you to the Frontlines. What one Windsor woman has on her lawn will brighten your day! Balloon Lady Lou Lou is bringing smiles to this Windsor neighbourhood one balloon at a time! It’s part of the #1MillionBubblesofJoy movement, bringing together 378 balloon artists from across 15 countries!

Find her HERE

 

  


March 27th 2020

I am a proud supporter of the Kids First Food bank and Windsor Family Homes and Community Partnership! Because of desperation, Fear and the safety of the staff they had to close their pysical doors last week. Men in Kilts have stepped in to help! 

If you would like to donate or support these families with a gift card CLICK HERE

[WATCH] The latest episode of ‘Bored with Morg’

 

 

A Windsor photographer JESSICA TANCHIONI brings ‘porch portraits’ to residents in self-isolation! Over the last week, photographer Jessica has taken to the streets, offering full photoshoots (from about 10 ft away) outside people’s homes as part of #TheFrontStepProject initiative. 

*These were taken in South Windsor*

Jessica may come to you next, CLICK HERE


March 26th 2020

It’s been 4 LONG years since Windsor’s own BUCK TWENTY released a single! They talked with Morgan in self isolation about their new Single OUT FRIDAY! #AllICanDo

Get ALL I CAN DO HERE

 

 

Windsor Mom Liz had to cancel her son’s 4th Birthday party, what she plans on doing instead will warm your heart!

 

 


March 25th 2020

 We keep seeing pics of empty frozen pizza aisles, or empty shelves of bread, but what about the misfit food that no ones buy? Morgan called a Windsor grocery story to see what no one wants during a pandemic.

 

[WATCH] The latest episode of ‘Bored with Morg’

We are here for this Nurse’s rant!


March 24th 2020

If you have made some Hospital masks,  Email Gisele.Seguin@wrh.on.ca

HERE ARE SOME INSTRUCTIONS DIRECTLY FROM WRH : Click HERE

  

…and one more

 

GISELE FROM WINDSOR REGIONAL TALKS ABOUT HOMEMADE MASKS WITH MORGAN 

 

[WATCH] The latest episode of ‘Bored with Morg’


March 23rd 2020

The Kids First food bank had to close until further notice, but here’s how you can help from a safe distance away.

 

GET THEIR UPDATES HERE

[WATCH] The latest episode of ‘Bored with Morg’


March 20th 2020

Morgan chats with an old friend, and past co worker Kevin Black, now he helps run Lee and Maria’s Market in Kingsville. They starting an amazing delivery service where you can help them  get fresh food to those that need it in Essex County.

WANT TO BUY A PRODUCE BIN? DONATE HERE


March 19th, 2020 

How does Morgan’s boyfriend REALLY feel about being cooped up with her (and her Twin, who lives with them!)

 

 

MOTHER NATURE IS HEALING! The canals in Venice Italy are so clean right now because of the lockdown that dolphins have been spotted swimming in them!

It’s the first time in 60 years! Our Earth was begging for a break! 🐬

 

[WATCH] The latest episode of ‘Bored with Morg’

 

CHRISTMAS IN MARCH: If you still haven’t taken down your Christmas lights. Perfect. The need for a light at the end of the tunnel is what we’re all searching for and I found it!  Christmas in March. Seriously. People are putting their Christmas lights back up! 


March 18th, 2020

[WATCH] The latest episode of ‘Bored with Morg’

 

A local 5 year girl wanted to talk to her friend from school, and kicked it old school by starting a PEN PAL CLUB!

THIS IS BRYNLEY


March, 17th 2020

The Human spirit is alive and well at Shoreview at Riverside! With a no visitors allowed policy, the family of one resident named Helen wanted to celebrate her 85th birthday! Here’s what they did:

Morgan chatted with Tigrena, the manager at Shoreview

 

 

Have you heard of the Amherstburg Soup Lady??

Danielle from The Plant Base is giving out FREE soup TODAY to the elderly, families with children in need, the immune compromised!

 

This printable card has been going around online! If you have neighbours who can’t leave the house to get food and supplies, you can drop this in their mailbox or at their door if you’re willing to help. We may not need as much right now in Windsor-Essex, but you may want to have it on hand.

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