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John Gormley Live

Host : John Gormley
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Show Notes


April 15th, 2014

8:30 a.m.– The trial for Randy O’Hagan, one of three men charged with first degree murder in connection to the 2012 death of Saskatoon mother Lorry Ann Santos is underway. Santos was shot and killed while at her home in Saskatoon’s Westview neighbourhood. Police have said she was a victim by mistake of members of an Alberta gang called the White Boy Posse who went to the wrong house. Bre McAdam, Newstalk Radio reporter.

9:00 a.m.– The Hour of the Big Stories..Open Session.

10:00 a.m.– The provincial government has posted the inspection reports of over 200 Saskatchewan personal care homes online so Saskatchewan families have the necessary information they need in order to make decisions about the care of loved ones. These facilities are privately owned and operated, but are subject to provincial regulation. Does this information go far enough?  Dustin Duncan, Minister of Health.

10:15 a.m.– Anti-abortion and anti-homosexuality activists Bill Whatcott and Peter LaBarbera were arrested yesterday on the University of Regina campus after they refused to leave the premises after holding a demonstration. The U of R says though they uphold principles of free speech, it is their mission to provide a safe, inclusive place for students. Should these two have been arrested? John Carpay. Executive Director, Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms.

11:00 a.m.– Elaine Lui, well known celebrity gossip bloger and the voice behind has written a “memoir-sort of” about her relationship with her mother, who is known by the nickname “squawking chicken.” The book features stories of a mother’s tough love and Lui’s unorthodox upbringing. Elaine Lui,, Co-Host of The Social on CTV, ETalk reporter and author of “The Squawking Chicken: When a Mother Knows Best, What’s a Daughter to Do? A Memoir (Sort of)”.

11:15 a.m.– According to research compiled last week by BuzzBuzzHome, a property listings service and news website, 20-somethings in Saskatoon are some of the most independent in the country. They found 27.5% of those 20-29 years old in Saskatoon live with their parents, compared to 33.6% in Regina, 45% in Toronto and 46.7% in Vancouver. Do you think it’s ok for 20-somethings to live at home?

12:00 p.m.– A new report from Farm Credit Canada shows Farmland values are increasingly rapidly across Western Canada, but nowhere as fast as in Saskatchewan. According to FCC, Saskatchewan farm values have gone up 89% over the past three years, and 28.5% in 2012 alone. What’s driving the increase in value? Jean-Philippe Gervais, Chief Agricultural economist, Farm Credit Canada.

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.