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John Gormley Live

Host : John Gormley
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Show Notes


July 23rd, 2014

8:30 a.m.- The Saskatchewan Roughriders have been on a bye week, which may be a good thing since they lost their last 2 games. The team has been shuffling the roster and has been facing a bit of a running back crisis. They’ve now signed Will Ford. Are the Riders on the way to recovery? Jamie Nye the Sports Guy and Host of the Green Zone.

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

19 year old Meghan Chisholm of Swift Current swam across the English Channel this week. The swim took a total of 48.5 hours in 17 degree Celsius water. Meghan Chisholm. Swimmer from Swift Current.

10:00 a.m.- Yesterday on the show we spoke with Saskatchewan Construction Association President Mark Cooper who says Saskatchewan companies are being outbid on projects both at home and out of province by out of province companies which receive subsidies, giving them the competitive edge. Does the provincial government feel this is a problem? Gordon Wyant, Minister of Justice, Attorney General and Minister Responsible for SaskBuilds & Priority Saskatchewan.

10:30 a.m.- The provincial government is asking people to think twice before rescuing baby animals that appeared to be orphaned, because they may not be. The Ministry of Environment says they’ve been receiving tons of calls lately about apparently abandoned baby ducks, goslings, song birds and fawns. Is this a good use of the ministry’s time?

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

11:30 a.m.- Corner Gas star Brent Butt will again be moving on now that Corner Gas: The Movie has finished filming in southern Saskatchewan. The town of Rouleau is used at the location for Dog River and the town has been a flurry of activity over the past number of weeks during filming of the movie. How did filming go? Brent Butt, star of Corner Gas.

12:00 p.m.- New drowning numbers show drowning incidents in Saskatchewan from 2007 to 2011 increased 25% over the previous 5 year period. Dr. Francesco Pia joins the show to talk about recognizing the signs of drowning and how to prevent tragedy from taking place. Dr. Pia is concerned about lifeguards being distracted by devices like smartphones these days, and he says kids are at great risk in areas where there are no lifeguards, such as backyard pools. Dr. Franceso Pia. President, Pia Consulting Services.

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.