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John Gormley Live

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Show Notes


October 29th, 2014

8:30 a.m.- One week ago today, Corporal Nathan Cirillo was gunned down at the War Memorial in Ottawa. Since then, the country has mourned his loss. Yesterday, Canadians watched as he was laid to rest in Hamilton. The outpouring of national grief was inspiring. Bob Bratina, Mayor of Hamilton, Ontario.

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

10:00 a.m.- In the Ottawa Citizen yesterday, Omar Khadr wrote a piece expressing concern about how our country will react following last week’s terrorist attacks. Khadr says security laws and practices that are “excessive, misguided or tainted by prejudice” can have a “devastating human toll”. He says this was evidenced in what he calls human rights violations due to post September 11th security practices. Was the Ottawa Citizen right to publish this on the day of Corporal Cirillo’s funeral?

10:30 a.m.- Calgary woman Janet Moore quit her job at Westjet after she was forced to choose between her hairstyle and the job she loves. She was offended when the company asked her to change her short, spikey brown and blonde hairdo, so she quit. Westjet says their dress code calls for natural looking hair. Should employers be able to control what you look like?

11:00 a.m.- Saskatchewan's Smartest Radio Listener Smart & Caring Community.

11:30 a.m.- Saskatchewan Mentalist Jeff Richards is taking part in The Other Side, a TV show which explores spirits “pushing through to our world from beyond.” Season 2 will see the group explore locations such as Saskatoon’s Park Town Hotel, which is said to be home to spirits. Do you believe some things are haunted? Jeff Richards, star of APTN’s the Other Side and Canada’s Most Dangerous Mind, host of Jeff Richards: Paranormal broadcasting across the Rawlco Radio network every Sunday night at 7pm.

12:00 p.m.- Former beloved Saskatchewan Roughriders linebacker Stevie Baggs has written a book about his time in sports. Baggs hopes “Greater Than the Game” will help people break down any barriers that might be holding them back from their dreams and potential. Stevie Baggs, former Saskatchewan Roughriders linebacker and author of Greater Than the Game.

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.