8:30 a.m. She was Saskatchewan’s top bureaucrat and now Alanna Koch is in the running to become the next premier. Alanna Koch joins John now.
8:50 a.m. Veteran Saskatchewan Party MLA Ken Cheveldayoff launched his official leadership bid Monday. He joins John now.
9:00 a.m. The Hour of the Big Stories… Open Session
9:30 a.m. Hurricane Harvey has dumped record amounts of rain into the Texas city of Houston, killing at least nine and leaving thousands stranded. Jerry Hnatiuk, a former Saskatoon resident now based in Houston, joins John.
11:00 a.m. As kids head back to school, it’s time for teachers to reconsider how best to provide students with a well-rounded education. Public high school teacher Michael Zwaagstra joins John to talk about his latest report on content knowledge.
12:00 p.m. Canada’s “First Lady of Guitar” Liona Boyd joins the show with her new memoir, revealing her most personal struggles and greatest triumphs.