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John Gormley Live

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Show Notes


April 27th, 2015.

8:30 a.m.- The Tisdale community is still mourning today after the murders last week of LaTasha Gosling and her three children. LaTasha’s family got together over the weekend to mourn and to plan. Her cousin Tim Funk is speaking for the family and began the GoFundMe page for funeral expenses and LaTasha’s surviving baby. A vigil is also being planned for this week. How is the family coping? Tim Funk of Nipawin, LaTasha’s cousin.

9:00 a.m.- The Monday Morning Rundown with Mike/Merle
Mike Couros, Insurance and Benefits Broker and Lise Merle, Founder, Socialite Media.

10:05 a.m.- After the horrible tragedy in Tisdale last week, many people are thinking of the first responders who first attended the scene and how difficult it must be to deal with seeing such horrors. Troy Davies of MD Ambulance in Saskatoon says people hold first responders to a higher standard and think they can bounce back right away, but that’s now always true. How do first responders deal with the hard things they see? Troy Davies, MD Ambulance and Saskatoon City Councillor.

11:05 a.m.- Two teens in Regina have been charged under the city’s anti-bullying bylaw after videotaping a 14 year old old with Down Syndrome and sharing the video with others. Retired Saskatoon Police Sergeant Brian Trainor tours schools and organizations in SK to talk to teachers, parents and students about bullying. How should bullying be prevented and dealt with? IS a bylaw the best way? Brian Trainor, Retired Saskatoon Police Service Sergeant and author of Bully 4 U.

11:35 a.m.- The City of Humboldt has suspended its pest control program after concerns about weapon use in the region. After some violent crimes in the area of late, they are suspending the program so as to not alarm people by the sight of a firearm. How long will it be halted and is there a plan to prevent future misunderstandings? Roy Hardy, City Manager.

12:00 p.m.- The NHL playoffs are underway. As far as Canadian teams go, the Winnipeg Jets are out, as are the Vancouver Canucks. Flames fans are happy! (For the time being). Where do things stand in this first round? Darrell Davis, Co-Host of the Green Zone.

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About John Gormley Live

John Gormley Live has been a staple of News Talk Radio from its beginning. Each weekday morning between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., John Gormley Live is the place where Saskatchewan comes to talk.

John is a former Saskatchewan Member of Parliament and a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Law. The insight he brings to the stories that Saskatchewan is talking about has made him one of this province’s most influential people, a recognition he received from Saskatchewan Business Magazine. 

But John’s not all business. Each week, his callers fill the phone lines to provide their Rider Prognostications and to try to become Saskatchewan’s Smartest Radio Listener. Others want to vent during Bugs Day or hear John’s Heroes and Zeroes. They also get their chance to set the agenda of the John Gormley Live during the Ultimate Open Lines.

In addition to his radio show, John writes a popular weekly column for the StarPhoenix in Saskatoon and the Leader Post in Regina. As a speaker at conventions, John entertains the crowds on topics ranging from politics to pop culture. Meanwhile, at the University of Saskatchewan, political science students have benefited from his lectures.

John recently added author to his list of credentials as an authority on Saskatchewan interests. John’s book Left Out: Saskatchewan’s NDP and the Relentless Pursuit of Mediocrity is not just about provincial politics, but an attitude John says took hold in Saskatchewan for far too long.

As a radio host, listeners have to come to expect that John Gormley will provoke opinions while getting to the bottom of the story.