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John Gormley Live

Host : John Gormley
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Show Notes


December 22nd, 2014

8:30 a.m.- Changes have been taking place with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Last week, Craig Reynolds was announced as the team’s future president & CEO and Jacques Chapdelaine will be the new offensive coordinator. What do we know about him? Is there reason to be optimistic? Darrell Davis. Green Zone member.

9:00 a.m.– The Hour of the Big Stories.. Open Session.

Mike Couros, Insurance and Benefits Broker and Lise Merle, Founder, Socialite Media.

10:00 a.m.– Last week, we talked about Sony Entertainment’s decision not to release its film “The Interview” due to threats from North Korea. Toronto lawyer Benjamin Shinewald says North Americans need to stop laughing about North Korea and start being outraged. Is it time to crack down on North Korea? Benjamin Shinewald

10:15 a.m.- An Indian band in southern Saskatchewan is stopping commercial vehicles and requiring them to pay a toll before crossing their land. What would you do if you were crossing through?

11:00 a.m.– A new study from the Canadian Institute for Health Information says only one-third of people who are clinically eligible to donate an organ actually become donors. CIHI says there are untapped donors whose organs could be saving the lives of the more than 4600 Canadians on waiting lists for organ transplants. Is it time to act to increase organ donation? Presumed consent perhaps? Christina Lawand, Senior researcher, Canadian Institute for Health Information

11:30 a.m.- SGI, in the name of Breanna Pegg, the woman whose car vaulted off the Circle Drive Bridge last year when snow formed a makeshift ramp, is suing the City of Saskatoon for just over $19,000 to recoup their costs. On social media over the weekend, news of the suit brought out male haters who said Pegg flew off the bridge because she’s a “stupid woman driver.” Do some men really still think this way?
12:00 p.m.- A new report from the C.D. Howe Institute says Saskatchewan faces a $79 billion fiscal burden - the future tax bill for increased healthcare costs over the next half-century - and should prepare now for the coming demographic squeeze. Do we need to act now to prepare for increased health costs? Colin Busby, Senior Policy Analyst, C.D. Howe Institute.

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.