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John Gormley Live

Host : John Gormley
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Show Notes


July 28th, 2014 

8:30 a.m.– The provincial government has established an 8 person committee to oversee the creation of a new regulatory body to handle teacher certification and discipline in Saskatchewan. The new body will oversee disciplinary functions for misconduct or incompetence. An MOU between the government and STF has been signed to support transitioning to the new model. LIVE- Don Morgan, Minister of Education.

9:00 a.m.– The Hour of the Big Stories.. Open Session.
Monday Morning Rundown with Mike/Merle
Mike Couros, Insurance and Group Benefits Broken and Lise Merle, Founder, Socialite Media.

10:00 a.m.– It’s a phenomenon we’re seeing more and more often: homegrown terrorists being recruited to overseas terrorist groups. Calgary mother Chris Boudreau has been reeling for months after learning her son Damien Clairmont died fighting with a terrorist group in Syria. She is now speaking out to try to prevent other young people from being recruited. Chris Boudreau, mother of Damien Clairmont.

10:30 a.m.– Last week on the show we discussed whether driving while drowsy should carry the same penalties as driving while drunk. This is what a coroner in Quebec is recommending after an accident claimed 5 lives there due to a drowsy driver. Nipawin driving instructor Marcia Phillips teaches about dealing with driver fatigue. Marcia Phillips, Driving instructor.

11:00 a.m.– Saskatchewan duo George Bissett and Bob Bray founded the Dynamic Discovery program in 1995 as a local therapy program for people who are suffering from PTSD, depression and alcoholism. Both men have military experience and have dealt with PTSD themselves. The high rate of suicide among soldiers with PTSD has been in the news lately. How can PTSD be treated? George Bissett, Dynamic Discovery.

11:30 a.m.– What are your favourite summer driving songs?

12:00 p.m.– The Saskatchewan Roughriders’ season hasn’t had the start fans would have hoped for, and there have been a lot of questions about changes being made to the roster. Leader Post columnist Rob Vanstone has been critical of some coaching decisions so far this year. Following the Riders 37-9 win against the Argos over the weekend, does it seem the team is back on track? Rob Vanstone, Sports Editor, Regina Leader Post.

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.