8:30 – With Americans set to go to the polls today for their midterm elections, political science professor Steffen Schmidt joins John to help analyze what Schmidt called “the most extraordinary midterms I’ve ever seen.”
LIVE: Steffen Schmidt, Professor of Political Science at Iowa State University.
9:00 – The Hour of the Big Stories… Open Session
10:30 – Author and military historian Tim Cook joins John to discuss the realities of WWI. Cook’s most recent book “The Secret History of Soldiers: How Canadians survived the Great War” (Allen Lane/Penguin Canada. 2018) explores how soldiers managed to endure hellish conditions in the trenches.
LIVE: Tim Cook, author of “The Secret Lives of Soldiers”
11:00 – Lindsay Shepherd, a graduate student and teaching assistant, became involved in a free speech and academic freedom controversy at Wilfrid Laurier University in 2017, when she was reprimanded for playing clips of a debate featuring Jordan Peterson for her communications class. She has since become an outspoken free speech advocate, founding the Laurier Society for Open Inquiry. In June Shepherd filed a lawsuit against the university, Nathan Rambukkana, Herbert Pimlott, Adria Joel, and a graduate student for damages of $3.6 million. After recently attaining her masters degree, Shepherd joins John to give an update on her fight for more free speech on campus.
LIVE: Lindsay Shepherd.
11:30 – Saskatchewan is reviewing its trespassing legislation, and working to balance the rights of landowners with the rights of hunters. Indigenous groups, however, have objected to the potential changes, saying increasing property-defense rights could make violence more likely. Some hunters have also voiced concerns, as the proposed changes would require them to get express permission before hunting on someone else’s land. What do you think needs to change when it comes to trespassing? Call in and have your say!