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Show Notes


July 30th, 2015.

8:30 a.m.- There are whispers this week that Prime Minister Stephen Harper will call for an election any day now, which means the campaign will be much longer than usual and could be 11 weeks long.  Joan Bryden and Jordan Press of the Canadian Press have been looking into the financial implications of this and say taxpayers will be on the hook for millions if Harper pulls the trigger early. Jordan Press, Canadian Press reporter.

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

10:00 a.m.- People all over the world are outraged after well-known lion Cecil was killed by an American hunter in Zimbabwe this month. Listener Brenda Liski contacted us on this issue since she spent time a few years ago at ALERT (African Lion and Environmental Research Trust) in Livingstone, Zambia. She’s outraged at Cecil’s death as well and joins us to talk about the work that’s done to protect lions. Brenda Liski, Estevan resident

11:00 a.m.- The John Gormley Live Readers Panel. Author Guy Vanderhaeghe joins the show for the new edition of the John Gormley Live Readers Panel. Mr. Vanderhaeghe joins the show to discuss his book Daddy Lenin. He will answer the questions of our listeners Joan, Marcy and Lorraine. Guy Vanderhaeghe, author, Daddy Lenin. Listeners:  Joan Hammersmith (Saskatoon), Marcy Lowe (Langbank) and Lorraine Ostrom (Biggar).

12:00 p.m.- Brock University Psychology Professor Angela Book has been working with her students to develop a new method to detect deception in police interviews. She and her team tested their new method and categorized the truth-tellers and liars and had an 86% success rate. How does this work? Angela Book, Professor of Psychology at Brock University in St. Catharine’s, Ontario.

About Gormley

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.