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John Gormley Live

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Show Notes


September 17th, 2014

8:30 a.m.- Saskatchewan's children's advocate says he's troubled by the case of a toddler in foster care who died in his bed before his second birthday. Releasing a report about "Jake" on Tuesday, Advocate Bob Pringle said he wants the system to do a better job to make sure children in his situation receive the services to which they are entitled. Are children in the foster system receiving good enough care? Bob Pringle, Saskatchewan’s Children’s Advocate.

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

10:00 a.m.- Despite the support of friends in Saskatoon and her Winnipeg-based immigration lawyer, 65 year Jamila Bibi was deported from Saskatoon yesterday. Bibi’s application for a stay of removal was denied late Monday and her lawyer says she will face death by stoning back home in Pakistan. Should the government have intervened in her case? Bashir Khan, Jamila Bibi’s Winnipeg-based immigration lawyer.

10:30 a.m.- National Post columnist Stewart Bell has revealed the identity of a well-known member of a new generation of jihadists who have stormed the internet to spread the dark message of ISIS. Abu Turaab is actually 23 year old Canadian citizen Mohammed Ali who is formerly from Mississauga and worked in the western oilfields as well. He’s now in the Middle East. Why are Canadian citizens joining ISIS? Stewart Bell, National Post columnist.

11:00 a.m.- Saskatchewan's Smartest Radio Listener Smart & Caring Community

11:30 a.m.- There’ve been a number of athletes in the news recently for bad behavior outside of their sport. For example, Ray Rice was cut from the Baltimore Ravens for hitting his wife, and Minnesota Vikings runningback Adrian Peterson was barred from playing after he was booked on child abuse charges. Are pro-athletes role models who should pay the price for bad off-field behavior?

12:00 p.m.- The next steps of the Senate expense scandal are taking place. Yesterday, Senator Mike Duffy’s lawyer says the suspended senator wants his day in court as soon as possible, meaning the case could be heard before the upcoming federal election. Ottawa Citizen reporter Jordan Press says that could be potentially explosive for the governing Conservatives. Will Mike Duffy’s trial cause trouble for the government before the election? Jordan Press, Ottawa Citizen Parliamentary Reporter.

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.