8:30 – Yesterday the Saskatchewan government announced new training requirements for commercial drivers in the province. Starting in March of 2019, truckers will be required to undergo 121.5 hours of training under a new curriculum which includes classroom, yard, and road training. Susan Ewart with the Saskatchewan Trucking Association has applauded the decision, and she joins John to discuss the move and the impact it will make on the industry.
LIVE: Susan Ewart, executive director of the Saskatchewan Trucking Association.
9:00 – The Hour of the Big Stories… Open Session
10:00 – Is it time to take a harder look at how we tip? While some servers take home as much as $100,000 per year, kitchen staff often make significantly less despite having certifications and training. Adding to the mix are the automatic gratuities that are showing up at more and more restaurants and bars, and the addition of “tip options” to credit and debit machines at places like liquor stores.
11:00 – Saskatchewan social media personalities Justin Reves and Greg Moore join the show to talk about the hottest topics burning up their Facebook and Twitter feeds.
LIVE: Justin Reves and Greg Moore, social media personalities and co-hosts of The Justin and Greg Show.
12:00 – A team of psychologists with the University of Saskatchewan are studying the effect music has on the brain, and they partnered with the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra over the past year to conduct their research. The team hooked up four violinists to EEG machines while they played with the orchestra to explore the potential benefits music has on the brain. Justin Christensen is analyzing the data for the project, and he joins John now.
LIVE: Justin Christensen, post-doctoral researcher at the University of Saskatchewan.