Host : John Gormley
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Friday, December 6th, 2013
8:30 a.m.– Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid icon who became the first president of a democratic South Africa, passed away Thursday at his home in Johannesburg after a prolonged lung infection. He was 95. South African President Jacob Zuma announced that Mandela, "the founding president of our democratic nation, has departed," adding that he "passed on peacefully." What is Mandela’s legacy for those in South Africa? Masesi Masilela (Born & raised in Pretoria & Johannesburg, South Africa).
9:00 a.m. – The Week’s Hottest Shows: Ultimate Open Session.
9:15 a.m. –Saskatoon couple Ashfaq and Waheeda Afridi have been trying to bring their adoptive son (biological nephew) home from Pakistan, but the federal government says they can’t let them come to Canada without a letter of non-objection from the province. Why can’t the province issue this letter? June Draude, Minister of Social Services, Government of Saskatchewan
10:00 a.m. –Premier Brad Wall recently sent a letter to PotashCorp expressing his displeasure at their recent layoffs. Wall says he was on live television when he first heard about the comment. He says he immediately jumped on the phone with Dallas Howe, chairman of Potash Corp. He emphasized his concerns by penning a letter to Howe, dated Dec. 4. Premier Brad Wall.
10:30 a.m. – What are the best tech gadgets to give your friends and family this year? Marc Saltzman, Tech expert.
11:00 a.m. – It’s the Radio Pitch Party with business mogul W. Brett Wilson of Dragon’s Den fame. Get your business pitches ready and run them by Mr. Wilson! W. Brett Wilson, Business mogul and author of Redefining Success: Still Making Mistakes.
12:00 p.m. – Regina's health region has found a way of keeping the Pasqua Hospital emergency room open 24 hours a day, at least through the end of this year. The department had been scheduled to close during the overnight hours as of last Thursday because of a shortage of doctors, but an eleventh hour deal was worked out allowing it to stay open. What will Regina’s Pasqua hospital hours be over the holidays? Dr. David McCutcheon, Vice President, Physician and Integrated Health Services, Regina’s Pasqua Hospital.
- John Gormley Live - What will Regina’s Pasqua hospital hours be doing over the holidays? - Posted on Dec 6th 1:33pm
- John Gormley Live - The Radio Pitch Party with business mogul Brett Wilson. - Posted on Dec 6th 12:46pm
- John Gormley Live - More of the Ultimate Open Session - Posted on Dec 6th 12:42pm
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.