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John Gormley Live

Host : John Gormley
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Show Notes


November 27th, 2014

8:30 a.m.- Former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi has been charged with four counts of sexual assault and left a Toronto courthouse Wednesday afternoon without saying a word. He was released on $100,000 bail, must live with his mother, must not contact the complainants, and must stay in Ontario. What’s next in this saga? Kevin Donovan, Toronto Star reporter.

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

10:00 a.m.- A recent report compiled by the Conference Board of Canada in collaboration with the University of Guelph’s Food Institute shows Canada tops the overall world ranking of food safety performance. The report says major food safety-related incidences such as mad cow disease, listeria and the XL foods recall compelled Canada and the US to rethink our practices. But Sylvain Charlebois with the U of Guelph says there is still a lot to learn. Sylvain Charlebois, Professor of food distribution and policy at the University of Guelph.

10:15 a.m.- The situation in Ferguson, Missouri was much more calm tonight as cold weather set into the area. Protests have been going on in the community and throughout America since a grand jury decided Monday not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for killing black man Michael Brown. Who do you believe in the Ferguson controversy?

11:00 a.m.- Last week, we had a poignant e-mail from listener Darryl who was brave enough to share his struggle with a condition called “micro penis”. The condition, which affects approximately 1 in 200 men, is devastating emotionally and psychologically. We check in with sex therapist Sue McGarvie to find out how men can cope with this condition.  Sue McGarvie, Sex therapist based on Ottawa.

11:30 a.m.- The Producer Chronicles: Mother-daughter pair Diane and Yael Cohen began the “F**K Cancer” campaign in 2009. Yael first uttered the slogan while her mother was recovering from cancer treatments. Since its inception, some have found the campaign offensive because of its use of the curse word. John is one of those people, while producer Brynn Harris thinks cancer is precisely the right topic for the word. Who do you agree with?

12:00 p.m.- Hilarious comedian Ron James will be performing in Saskatoon tonight at TCU Place. James just wrapped the 5th season of his CBC TV show The Ron James Show and he is known for his appearances in film and TV such as Tommy Boy, Robocop, and SCTV. James also spend nine years with The Second City in Toronto. What does it take to be a successful comedian? Ron James, comedian and TV/film star.

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.