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JOHN GORMLEY LIVE

October 30th, 2014

8:30 a.m.- York University student Omar Albach and two of his friends videotaped a social experiment this week to gauge the reaction of Canadians to racism against Muslims following last week’s attack on Parliament Hill. The experiment ended up showing Canadians’ intolerance for racist behavior. Omar Albach, Filmmaker, student at York University.

9:00 a.m.- Bug’s Day: The Hour of Rage

10:00 a.m.- Yesterday, federal NDP leader Thomas Mulcair declared Parliament Hill attacker Michael Zehaf-Bibeau was not a terrorist, but a criminal. His rationale stems from the fact that Zehaf-Bibeau acted alone when he killed Cpl. Nathan Cirillo. Do you agree with Mulcair?

10:30 a.m.- The Supreme Court is currently considering whether Canadians should have the right to end their lives with the help of a doctor. Medical ethicist Margaret Somerville will be in Saskatchewan next week giving a speech on this topic. She says Canadians should NOT have the right to assisted suicide. Margaret Somerville, Founding Director of the McGill Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law.

11:00 a.m.- Jennifer Richardson was trafficked as a child and now works to educate people about human trafficking by lecturing and presenting at many local, national and international venue. She has a Bachelor of Social Work from University of Manitoba, with focus on child exploitation and abuse investigations. How does human trafficking happen and what can we do to stop it? Jennifer Richardson, Child Sexual Exploitation Specialist.

11:15 a.m.- Eight women from across Canada now accuse former CBC host Jian Ghomeshi of abusive behaviour ranging from allegations of beating and choking without consent, to workplace sexual harassment. One of the women, popular Canadian television actor Lucy DeCoutere from Trailer Park Boys has agreed to be identified. What do you think of the Ghomeshi scandal? Kevin Donovan, Toronto Star reporter.

12:00 p.m.- Gas prices have been dropping dramatically in Saskatchewan. In Saskatoon right now, regular gas is at $1.06 at most stations and in Regina, $1.08. Jason Toews of Gasbuddy.com says we could soon see prices under a dollar. Jason Toews, Gasbuddy.com .

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.