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John Gormley Live

Host : John Gormley
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Show Notes


 May 25th, 2015.

8:30 a.m.- A number of fire bans are in place throughout Saskatchewan, as the current fire hazard risk level in most of the province is extreme. The province has issued a fire ban for all of northern Saskatchewan, including all provincial parks and recreation sites. Fireworks are also prohibited. What has caused the risk to be so high? Duane McKay, Saskatchewan’s Commissioner of Emergency Management.

9:00 a.m.- The Monday Morning Rundown with Mike/Merle. Mike Couros, Insurance and benefits broker, and Lise Merle, Founder of Socialite Media.

10:15 a.m.- Following the recent arrest of 10 teens in Montreal suspected of seeking to join jihadists fighting in Syria & Turkey, MacDonald Laurier Institute Senior Fellow Christian Leuprecht has released a paper arguing there is a lot Canada could do to improve its efforts to counter terrorist financing and home-grown radicalism. What should be done to stop violent extremism? Christian Leuprecht, MacDonald Laurier Institute Senior Fellow.

11:15 a.m.- Canada’s Food Guide has been in the headlines lately when news emerged that Health Canada is in the process of reviewing the guide. Jean-Claude Moubarac with the University of Montreal helped Brazil develop a new food guide last year which emphasizes home cooking and urges people to avoid salty, fatty, packaged, soft drinks , sugary, instant and ultra-processed types of foods. How should we be eating and what should a new food guide look like?  Jean-Claude Moubarac.

12:00 p.m.- Saskatchewan farmers have been busy over the past while seeding and it seems so far this year, things are going well. Shannon Friesen with the Ministry of Agriculture says seeding is two-thirds done in Saskatchewan and is ahead of the 5 year average. Shannon Friesen, Regional Crop Specialist, Ministry of Agriculture.

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.