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Himpe, Don & Sam Maciag - March 13, 2015

HOUR ONE

Happy Friday Morning! Prayers went up, the rain came down and tensions cooled overnight in Ferguson, Missouri. Last night, it was a candlelit vigil and a peaceful protest – a big change from 24 hours earlier, when tempers flared and two police officers took bullets in the St. Louis suburb. The CRTC has made some changes to what they classify as CanCon, how much and who is able to access streaming services like Shomi. You've been hearing about it and no doubt dodging them yourself -- it is pothole season in Saskatchewan. The city's acting director of roadways and transportation has said if the city knows about the pothole and does nothing to fix it, then the city is liable. The University of Washington is asking for evidence that members of the SAE fraternity made “insensitive comments and rude gestures” to Black Lives Matter protesters during a march last month. Obama stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live last night to take part in reading mean tweets.

HOUR TWO

The CRTC is changing the way we classify Canadian Content – daytime TV will now have zero requirements to include CanCon and Prime Time hours now only need to meet a 50% quota. Investigators believe they have identified two people they want to question in the shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, and one of them might be the shooter. The police department has been under fire since the Michael Brown shooting in August and a scathing Justice Department report that documents a pattern of racial discrimination. The couple who didn't pay for their meal at Golf's Steak House in downtown Regina have been found, thanks to another restaurant in the city. The Regina Police Service is not objecting to the decision to post the pictures of the pair on social media, although a spokesman suggests it is worthwhile to contact police as well. It’s time for the good news with Tell Me Something Good. John Gormley joins in studio and shares what’s coming up on his show.

HOUR THREE

Dozens of people prayed for peace last night during a candlelit vigil in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri. They expressed sympathy for two police officers who were shot and slightly wounded early yesterday by an assailant who is still at large. Racial tension is high in Ferguson, where a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager last August. Tire, rim, and hubcap damage is possible, dings and scratches too, even having a bumper replaced because of the damage caused by a pothole is a reality some drivers face. All of that potential work could run up a tab around the $1,000 mark, maybe higher. But if the City of Regina is found liable for the damage, then the city will pay for it. The CRTC has released some new rules when it comes to Television and Cable Networks. More stories of racist behavior from different Chapters of SAE in Washington are being brought to light, while that frat is trying to say what they did was not racist. And finally, What I Learned on the Show: This Week Edition.

Himpe, Don & Sam Maciag - March 12, 2015

Big Breakfast Question of the Morning: Have you ever accidently walked out of a store without paying?

HOUR ONE

Tensions are at an all time high in Ferguson this morning as a protest in front of the police department broke out in gun fire leaving two police injured. Demonstrators gathered after that city’s Police Chief resigned alleging a long history of racial bias to the black community in Ferguson. The Two officers are expected to be okay. A group of about 25 working on a remote site located north of Fort McMurray are now stranded after being laid-off and told to find their own way home. We bring you today’s Celebrity Birthdays – and if it’s your birthday, Happy Birthday! One restaurant in Regina is trying to find a couple accused of dining and dashing their way out of a 90 dollar lunch bill. Golf's Steak House posted security camera pictures on social media in an attempt to find the two who never came back from a smoke. Riders Assistant GM Jeremy O’Day met with the media yesterday to discuss the availability of Kory Sheets. Sheets is now a free agent, but for now all the Riders have are questions. And some Taber, Alberta residents are calling for the help of Kevin Bacon.

HOUR TWO

Protests in Ferguson went from loud but peaceful to violent in the early hours of this morning leaving two officers in hospital with gunshot wounds, both are expected to survive. A Pakistani-born father with ties to Toronto has been detained pending deportation over what authorities believe was a plot to blow up the U.S. Consulate and other buildings in Toronto’s financial district. Jahanzeb Malik, 33, is not facing criminal charges and the government’s allegations have not been proven in court. We take your texts on the Big Breakfast Question of the Morning: Have you ever accidently walked out of a store without paying? Its 106 days until kickoff, but football talk is fast and furious in the Queen City with issues around the possibility of resigning free agent Kory Sheets back to the 2015 season. It’s time for the good news with Tell Me Something Good where we bring you some feel good news stories to help put a smile on your face and some pep in your step. John Gormley joins in studio to talk about dine and dashers as well, he shares what’s coming up on his show.

HOUR THREE

Two Ferguson police officers are recovering in hospital as a loud but peaceful protest took a turn for the worst in the early hour of Thursday morning. Demonstrators gathered after that city’s Police Chief resigned alleging a long history of racial bias to the black community in Ferguson. Police are still looking for a suspect. A group of sub-contractors at a remote worksite located north of Fort McMurray were stranded Tuesday, after they were laid-off, then told to find their own way home. About 25 sub-contractors were stranded at the Canadian National Resources Horizon Site Wednesday, after they were laid off Tuesday evening. $47 dollar a barrel was the price of oil as the Premier took the podium in Saskatoon yesterday for the SARM convention. Not only did he set the stage for RMs to realize that revenue sharing with municipalities might be affected by declining revenues, but the contentious education property tax could be also due to get jacked up. And finally, What I Learned on the Show Today!

Himpe, Don & Sam Maciag - March 11, 2015

HOUR ONE

Holy Bad Words Batman! You better watch your language in the small Alberta town of Taber, where the council has passed a bylaw that outlaws swearing in public. Taber Mayor Henk De Velieger said council is going to give the bylaw a six-month trial before reviewing it. As fallout grows over racist chants by a University of Oklahoma fraternity, one student seen in the video is apologizing. So are the parents of a second one. The university cut ties with Sigma Alpha Epsilon after a video surfaced over the weekend showing fraternity members singing a racist song that included a reference to lynching. We bring you today’s Celebrity Birthdays! Remember back a few months we told you Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke were about to face a lawsuit over their hit “Blurred Lines” sounding too similar to Marvin Gaye’s “Got to Give it Up” – well word came down that Gaye’s family will be rewarded $7.3 million. A note that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev wrote in the haul of his boat hideaway was brought up in court yesterday. The note goes on to say he is jealous of his brother because he is now in paradise and decries the US actions against Muslims.

HOUR TWO

The town of Taber, Alberta has passed a bylaw outlawing swearing in public. First offence would cost $150 while second offence goes up t o $250. Council is going to give the bylaw a six-month trial period before reviewing it. Our Big Breakfast Question of the Morning: Does this strike you as a good move? In an attempt to lean the jurors to his favor Robin Thicke sang a slew of pop songs that all sound that same, it didn’t work in his favor and is own ordered to pay $7.3 million to the family of Marvin Gaye. Ireland has accidently made some “fashion party drugs” legal for the next 48 hours. It’s time for the good news with Tell Me Something Good! And we take your texts to 306-306 on the Big Breakfast Question. John Gormley joins in studio and shares what’s coming up on his show. And it’s your chance at a pair of Tragically Hip Tickets!

HOUR THREE

Alex Runions joins us on the phone to talk about how hard it can be to not sound similar to what’s currently out there. Don Saxon shares an experience he had with his nephew on the Highway of Heroes. With news of Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams are now ordered to pay $7.3 million to the family of Marvin Gaye, we’ve round up a bunch of songs that sound way to similar. We take your texts on the Big Breakfast Question of the Morning. And finally, What I Learned on the Show Today!

Himpe, Don & Sam Maciag - March 10, 2015

Big Breakfast Question of the Morning: Is there a place for Kory Sheets in 2016?

HOUR ONE

The Oakland Raiders have released Grey Cup MVP Kory Sheets which sparked conversations in Rider Nation that he could be on his way to Saskatchewan; however Head Coach Corey Chamblin took a moment to cool the conversation. This is our Big Breakfast Question of the Morning: Is there a place for Kory Sheets in 2016? Today students from a University of Oklahoma fraternity caught on camera chanting racist slurs are looking for a new place to live. President David Boren says schools affiliation with the fraternity is permanently done. We bring you today’s Celebrity Birthdays – and if it’s your birthday, Happy Birthday! We take your texts on the Big Breakfast Question. Suspended Senator Pamela Wallin is fighting back against allegations from the RCMP that she fraudulently claimed nearly $27,500 in travel expenses, using public funds to “pursue private and business interests”. And a group of school children in Regina kept their cool even as the bus they were riding rolled its rear wheel into a small sinkhole on Monday's after school run.

HOUR TWO

Apple’s new watch was revealed yesterday and on top of the heart rate monitoring, step counting and ways to keep you healthy. Apple is now developing a way for health researchers to use more than 700 million iPhones to collect data for studies. This morning’s Talk Shot is brought to you by the Green Zone and their conversations surrounding Kory Sheet’s release from the Oakland Raiders. Four-star college football recruit Jean Delance from North Mesquite High has “de-committed” from the University of Oklahoma after watching a racist video that went viral over the weekend. It’s time for Tell Me Something Good – where we bring you some feel good news stories to help put some pep in your step and a smile on your face! John Gormley joins the conversation and we ask him what’s coming up on his show.

HOUR THREE

Mayor Fougere joins for his weekly visit after having a couple weeks off. We take your texts to 306-306 on the Big Breakfast Question of the Morning. Disgusting footage of the Oklahoma fart chanting racist slurs are now looking for a new place to live after getting the boot when the video was made public. We take more of your texts to 306-306. The Oakland Raiders have decided to part ways with Kory Sheets after his Achilles tendon injury and this has sparked conversations in Rider Nation on if we could be seeing him back in the Green and White, we take more of your texts on the Big Breakfast Question to 306-306. We wrap up your texts and calls to the show this morning. And finally, What I Learned on the Show Today!

Himpe, Don & Sam Maciag - March 9, 2015

Big Breakfast Question of the Morning: What are you excited about now that the thaw is on?

HOUR ONE

Good Monday Morning! Great weekend weather has the roads a little choppy this morning, but the warm and the melting was worth it! The Canadian soldiers who were involved in a deadly incident of friendly fire on Friday had cleared two Kurdish checkpoints when they were fired upon. At the time of the incident, the Canadians had already successfully passed by two groups of Iraqi Kurdish soldiers. When they approached a third unit, one fighter opened fire on them, followed by others. We send out our Big Breakfast Question of the Morning: What are you excited about now that the thaw is on? We bring you today’s Celebrity Birthdays! Yesterday marked the start of tickets for Regina drivers as Photo Radar moves past warnings. The Brier wrapped up with Team Canada on up again, but Team Saskatchewan just couldn’t make it to the big game, placing third. We take you back in time for the News Rewind to update you on weekend news you may have missed. And a wedding ring stolen from the hospital room of a dying Saskatoon man has been returned.

HOUR TWO

The thaw is on and people all over the city were out celebrating the great winter by going out for a run, or making even cleaning the winter grim off their cars, we take your texts on the Big Breakfast Question. A ton of news to catch you up on from the weekend, we bring back the New Rewind. Apple is holding one of its famous product-announcement events today in San Francisco. Most of the event is expected to focus on the Apple Watch, which will go on sale in April. It’s time for the good news with Tell Me Something Good – where we try to put some pep in your step and a smile on your face. We also have a huge concert announcement for you right at 7:07! John Gormley joins and shares what’s coming up on his show. And we take a look back at the legacy of Bob McGarth as he announced yesterday this will be his last Telemiracle.

HOUR THREE

We take your texts to 306-306 on the Big Breakfast Question of the Morning. On the weekend we learned more about the friendly fire that happened on the weekend. It still unclear why the Kurdish fighters first opened fire, but they did not realize they were shooting at Canadian soldiers. There are widely conflicting reports over the events leading up to the deadly encounter. We bring you a third helping of the News Rewind this morning. And an Apple fan boy near you will be glued to their screens as Apple is set to unveil their Apple Watch today. Photo Radar went live on Sunday meaning Regina drivers who choose to still speed will be getting nailed with real fines. We take the rest of your texts to 306-306 on the Breakfast Question. And finally, What I Learned on the Show Today!

Himpe, Don & Sam Maciag - March 6, 2015

HOUR ONE

Happy Friday Morning! It was the tail of two planes yesterday as 24 people received minor injuries when a Delta Air Lines MD-88 from Atlanta to New York-LaGuardia skidded off a snow-covered runway at LaGuardia Airport just after 11 AM and Harrison Ford was injured when his vintage single-engine airplane crashed on a golf course shortly after taking off from Santa Monica Airport. In Albert a, Premier Jim Prentice is facing a social media backlash after telling Albertans to "look in the mirror" to find who is responsible for the province's current financial woes. Yesterday on Facebook Darian Durant let his fans know what his hopes for next season are and the state of his elbow. And if you ever had the urge to enjoy Peeps flavored milk, well now you can.

HOUR TWO

You might want to check your monthly bill, if you have satellite TV service from Bell. A man says he recently realized he’d been paying $15 a month for a personal video recorder (PVR) that he was told was included free of charge when he signed a two-year subscriber contract with Bell in April 2013. Boston Marathon bombing survivor Rebekah Gregory, who lost her leg in the April 15, 2013, attack, saw her attacker in person for the first time Wednesday, on the first day of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial. Gregory walked to the witness stand, thanks to prosthesis, and gave some of the day's most emotional testimony. Monday Apple is set to unveil their new Apple Watch and Himpe gives you everything you need to know. We bring you the good news with Tell Me Something Good! John Gormley joins in studio and shares what is coming up on his show. And the elephants will be packing up their trunks and leaving the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus. The elephant acts will be phased out of the "Greatest Show on Earth" by 2018.

HOUR THREE

At least three Federal Cabinet Ministers were sent envelopes containing white powder, but Quebec police confirmed that powder found in at least one of those envelopes is harmless. Suspicious envelopes containing white powder were sent to at least three federal cabinet ministers earlier on Thursday. The Conservative government has unveiled new legislation that proposes life sentences without a chance of parole for Canada’s “most heinous criminals”. Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the new tough-on-crime legislation in Toronto on Wednesday. The measures would force some violent offenders to wait 35 years before applying for parole, adding a decade to the current wait time. And finally, What I Learned on the Show: This Week!

Himpe, Don & Sam Maciag - March 5, 2015

HOUR ONE

A Saskatoon accountant is telling his story of being stabbed by a stranger downtown...in the middle of the day. Kelly Lutz was running into the Scotiabank Theatre to buy gift certificates for his daughters when he was attacked by a man just inside the first doors of the theatre. January marked 20 years since Shania Twain first showed up on our radios with her first hit song and now this summer, she makes her final tour across North America.They let their kids walk home from a park and someone called Child Protective Services and it's stirred up this national debate in the States and is something to consider here, too, in Canada. Police picked up the kids about half way into their walk to the park -- and CPS got involved. The family says they're going to keep letting their kids walk and play together. We bring you today’s Celebrity Birthday’s and if it’s your birthday, Happy Birthday! Several of hockey's most prominent player agents the Canadian Hockey League needs to relax its policy of voiding educational scholarships. Stephen Harper is making good on some past promises yesterday in Toronto, he announced a new piece of tough-on-crime legislation. And it's the wrecking ball for the aging Lydia’s Pub. The century-old structure is officially slated for demolition after the owners determined the cost to renovate and bring the building up to modern standards was too high.

HOUR TWO

Danielle and Alexander Meitiv were accused of child neglect and were investigated for two months after their let their kids -- six and 10, walk together through a park without any adult supervision. A neighbour saw the kids walking and called the police, police picked up the kids about half way into their walk to the park. CPS officials have said they are guided in part by a state law that says children younger than 8 must be left with a reliable person who is at least 13. This morning’s Talk Shot is brought to you by the John Gormley Live show and his conversation with Kelly Lutz detailing his attack in Saskatoon. Rob Ford’s auction has finally wrapped with a grand totally of $23,000 – 10% of the proceeds will go to cancer research. It’s time for the good news with Tell Me Something Good where we bring you some good news stories to help keep a smile on your face. John Gormley joins in studio and shares what’s coming up on his show this morning as well speaks on the safety of downtown Saskatoon after Kelly Lutz was stabbed outside the Scotiabank theatre.

HOUR THREE

Kelly Lutz is stiff, sore but thankful to be alive after he was stabbed five times during a random attack in downtown Saskatoon. The 48-year-old accountant was picking up gift cards from the Scotiabank theatre on a Friday afternoon last month. Lutz was stabbed three times inside the first set of doors, and twice more outside. Allowing their children to walk home alone from the park had two parents investigated by Child Protective Services for two months. CPS officials say the law states children younger than 8 must be left with a reliable person who is at least 13. Canadian Hockey League needs to relax its policy of voiding educational scholarships 18 months after a player's over-age season in major-junior hockey says Rick Westhead. The inventor of the K-Cup is now saying he wish he never thought of the idea at all. We are joined in studio by our friends from Telemiracle. And finally, What I Learned on the Show Today!

Himpe, Don & Sam Maciag - March 4, 2015

HOUR ONE

Spirit is low for a cheerleading team in Regina that wont' be going to a huge competition this weekend. Other teams across the country have done the same after a video released last weekend. In it, Al-Shabab named the West Edmonton Mall as a target for attacks.The parents of a Quebec teenager thought to have left the country to join jihadists in Syria say they had no idea their son wanted to fight overseas. He was one of six Quebecers who left the province earlier this year. That group includes two women and four men. The parents spoke to Radio-Canada hoping that other parents will learn from their experiences. There are ways to show your frustration in curling, rarely - if ever - is there an exception for physical contact. That is exactly what happened during the match up between Northern Ontario and Ontario Monday night. We bring you today’s Celebrity Birthdays! We shared with you the letter one little girl wrote to get her dad back home and now Jordan Leopold is talking about the letter his daughter wrote. TSN has issued a public apology to Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf, his wife Elisha Cuthbert and Toronto forward Joffrey Lupul after the all-sports network aired an inflammatory fan tweet about Cuthbert and Lupul during Monday's NHL trade deadline coverage. And Windsor police are appealing for witnesses after several videos surfaced online of an unknown woman exposing herself and performing sex acts on camera at a public library.

HOUR TWO

According to the Associated Press, the Chief of Nepal's mountaineering association says that human sewage has become a critical problem on Mount Everest, urging his country's government to make visitors properly dispose of their business. it is getting cheaper to rent an apartment in North Dakota’s oil patch. Prices, which only last year rivaled levels in New York City and Geneva, have slipped about 15 to 20 percent in the past two months as dozens of new apartment buildings opened in Williston, Watford City and other oil hub cities. It turns out drinking and eating like a six year old is the secret to and long life and health of one multi-billionaire. It’s time for the good news with Tell Me Something Good! John Gormley joins in studio to share his thoughts on the days hot topics as well shares what’s coming up on his show.

HOUR THREE

The Maple Leafs highest-paid player and leading scorer lambasted the Toronto media for treatment of Captain Dion Phaneuf he deemed "embarrassing". The 27-year-old broached the subject unprompted on Tuesday morning and attacked with passion something that was clearly bubbling under the surface for some time. The concerns of some parents are canceling a big trip for cheerleaders at Regina's public high schools. The school board says they were approached by parents who were worried about their kids going to the competition at the West Edmonton Mall - a place named as a target in an Al Shabaab video released last weekend. Windsor Police are investigating videos of a woman broadcasting from two unknown public library branches, and what appears to be a Tim Horton’s. The videos were originally made as live webcam chats through My Free Cams, a site that allows people to chat with models as they undress and perform various acts. The women get paid. Police don't know who the woman is, or if they can charge her. And finally, What I Learned on the Show Today!

Himpe, Don & Sam Maciag - March 3, 2015

Big Breakfast Question of the Morning: What is essential for your Man Cave?

HOUR ONE

The NHL trade deadline is Monday afternoon. The latest trades are shared on Twitter as fast as they are happening as is reaction to those trades. There were no big name trades, but there was significant activity ahead of the deadline. Two men in their 20’s dug the bunker-like tunnel found in north Toronto as a "man cave" to hang out in, police say. The man who owned some of the equipment which was found at the tunnel saw it on television and called police. He said he had loaned it to an employee - a construction worker who underpins homes. This has inspired our Big Breakfast Question of the Morning: What is essential for your Man Cave? We bring you today’s Celebrity Birthday’s and if it’s your birthday – Happy Birthday to you! Could stem cells hold the answer to treating Multiple Sclerosis? A new study out of the U-K is being called miraculous for reversing the effects of the disease in a clinical trial. We take your texts on the Big Breakfast Question. Himpe shares the story that has his wondering exactly where all the class in the world has gone. And finally more of your texts to 306-306!

HOUR TWO

We take more of your texts on the Big Breakfast Question after the mysterious Toronto tunnel turned out to be nothing more than just a soon-to-be Man Cave. The NHL trade deadline is often fraught with nerves and anxiety. It can be an abrupt way for a player to learn how cold and unforgiving the business side of the game can be. But it's not always as brutal and heartless as it seems. When Timmins father Stephane Gaudette sat down to breakfast Monday morning with his two kids, he had no idea he would be serving up a sad souvenir of London’s industrial history. It’s time for Tell Me Something Good where we bring you some feel good news stories to help put some pep in your step. John Gormley joins this morning to share his thoughts on what a proper man cave should look like, as well we get what’s coming up on his show later today. And only two days after it rolled out province-wide 911 service, Newfoundland and Labrador officials are pleading with citizens to stop calling 911 just to see if it works.

HOUR THREE

We start the last hour with more of your texts on the Big Breakfast Question of the Morning! Could stem cells hold the answer to treating Multiple Sclerosis? A new study out of the U-K is being called miraculous for reversing the effects of the disease in a clinical trial. A new stem cell treatment that reboots the entire immune system is enabling multiple sclerosis sufferers to walk, run and even dance again, in results branded "miraculous" by doctors. We take more of your texts to 306-306 on the Big Breakfast Question. We recap everything you need to know about yesterday’s NHL trade deadline. And finally, What I Learned on the Show Today!

Himpe, Don & Sam Maciag - March 2, 2015

HOUR ONE

Good Morning! The funeral for Leonard Nemoy was laid to rest yesterday surrounded by family and friends, everyone except William Shatner managed to make it. Shatner reportedly had his hands tied in charity work was not able to attend. It was supposed to be a rally led by Boris Nemtsov, had he lived two more days to see it -- and it was the biggest opposition rally in years, with more than 30,000 people attending. But after the Russian opposition figure was gunned down Friday night, Sunday's rally in Moscow took on a different theme. We bring you today’s Celebrity Birthdays! A very poetic tweet from Leonard Nemoy just days before he past (A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP) has us thinking about the stuff we post on social media and what if our last post, was the last. You only have a few hours left to make that RRSP contribution before Monday's midnight deadline. Christopher Moore with Sun Life says RRSP's are not just for retirement. They can also be used for a down payment on a home or help pay for your education. And it also happens to be Trade Deadline Day for the NHL.

HOUR TWO

With 0.7 seconds left on the clock, the Regina Christian School (RCS) Grizzlies basketball team made a comeback to win a semi final game. With one last chance to score, RCS player Simon Nieblas took a 3 pointer shot to win the game 69-68. But Simon isn’t the only one getting the attention this morning; the man who made the call is creating a buzz as well. We take you back in time with the News Rewind to fill you in on the news stories you may have missed over the weekend. We bring you the final results in Rob Ford Auction he held last week. We announce a huge new side part of our show with Sam Maciag and she’s very excited to share it with you! We bring you the good news with Tell Me Something Good! John Gormley joins in studio to get his thoughts on the Saturday Night Live ISIS Sketch from this weekend’s episode as well as shares what’s coming up on his show today.

HOUR THREE

William Shatner turned to Twitter on Sunday to defend himself after sparking uproar Saturday when he tweeted that he wouldn't be able to attend memorial services for his Star Trek co-star and friend, Leonard Nemoy. Thousands of Russians marched in Moscow today, carrying flowers, portraits and signs reading ``I am not afraid'' as they mourned the murder of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov. President Vladimir Putin has marginalized and intimidated his political opponents in recent years, but Nemtsov was one of the few prominent opposition figures who refused to be cowed. We are joins on the phone with Sam Lichtman who is the man behind the greatest play by play call in Regina High School History! SNL is facing some backlash after airing a ISIS spin on a popular commercial. And finally, What I Learned on the Show Today!