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Himpe, Don & Sam Maciag - March 31, 2014

HOUR ONE

Although it was a brisk -25 this morning, the long range forecast shows us finally reaching seasonal norms by Friday, which means Spring is finally here! How do you plan on spending your spring weekend?

It has now been three weeks since Malaysian Airlines Flight 3-70 disappeared, and still no closure for the families of those on board. It's a story that brings back memories for Regina's Bess Eisler. Her friends and neighbours Gord and Mildred Sturtridge died on TransCanada Airlines Flight 8-10 in the winter of 1956. But it took five months before hikers found the plane in the Rocky Mountains. CJME's Aaron Stuckel has her story.

The legendary footballer Pelé is very much alive and well, but CNN reported that he passed away today at the age of 73. This, however, turned out to be false and CNN had to quickly retract the report.

Sam goes over the highlights of last night’s Juno Awards, including the night’s big winners. Regina's Rah Rah didn't win Alternative Album of the year. That was taken by Arcade Fire. Saskatoon's Sheepdogs won a JUNO kind of. Their director won for Video of the Year for Feeling Good.

9 seasons later and How I Met Your Mother wraps up tonight. Some feeling it’s too soon, others saying they lost me three seasons ago. Which shows to you think should get the boot.

March Madness continues even though we move into April tomorrow. The Elite 8 battled it out this weekend. The first two teams punched their tickets when, first, the Florida Gators were able to stop the Cinderella Dayton Flyers right in their tracks, win their 30th consecutive game and solidify their spot. The Wisconsin Badgers were able to defeat the top-seeded Arizona Wildcats, sending the beloved coach to his first Final Four. The UConn Huskies took out the Michigan State Spartans, setting up a much anticipated rematch with the Gators next weekend. The young Kentucky Wildcats kept their impressive run of momentum going as they upset the Michigan Wolverines, officially setting the field.

HOUR TWO

We go over your feedback to the text line and ask you what shows do you hope are never cancelled?

For the fourth year in a row Justin Bieber won the Juno Fan Choice Award last night and would have accepted the awarded from the Jennifer Jones curling team, but he wasn’t there. The crowd didn’t hesitate to boo the self centered pop star on his victory. Is it ever okay to boo someone?

The youngest mudslide patient, 5-month-old Duke Saddarth, has been upgraded to serious condition at Harborview Medical Center. Saddarth is also now breathing on his own. His mother, 25-year-old Amanda Skorjanc, remains in satisfactory condition. The family released a statement Sunday.

It was like Chris Hadfield won something last night at the Junos. He got a standing ovation from the crowd, and then kicked off Bachman-Turner Overdrive by singing “Taking Care of Business” (and revealing that he also sang the tune in the Russian space station!) What an intro for the Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductees!

Gormley tells us what shows he hopes then get cancelled as well as the ones he hopes are taking off air.

A young boy finding out he’s about to be a brother to another sister reacts how anyone would 2 sisters already would.

HOUR THREE

A moderate earthquake that rattled a swath of Southern California forced several dozen people in one community out of their homes after firefighters discovered foundation problems that made the buildings unsafe to enter.

There was no chance of an MTV Video Awards repeat for Robin Thicke at the JUNOs last night. Yesterday, before the show even started, he bailed. Thicke had already been under controversy at the Junos. A petition was going around to have him barred from the show, arguing that "Blurred Lines" is sexist and degrading to women. He’s also been plagued by personal problems of late and recently split with his wife, actress Paula Patton.

RCMP were called to a brawl at a minor hockey game in Stonewall, Manitoba on Sunday afternoon after a referee was hit by a 14 year-old player and parents. To game was stopped when a fight broke out in the stands and approximately 100 people were removed from the arena by police.

It has now been three weeks since Malaysian Airlines Flight 3-70 disappeared, and still no closure for the families of those on board. It's a story that brings back memories for Regina's Bess Eisler. Her friends and neighbours Gord and Mildred Sturtridge died on TransCanada Airlines Flight 8-10 in the winter of 1956. But it took five months before hikers found the plane in the Rocky Mountains. CJME's Aaron Stuckel has her story.

It’s time for What I Learned on Today’s Show!

Himpe, Don & Sam Maciag - March 28, 2014

HOUR ONE

The weekend weather is supposed to be around the 0 mark. What are your plans this weekend?

To celebrate its 50-year anniversary, Tim Horton’s is bringing back classic menu items from the past five decades and customers can choose which treat will stick around for good. They launched the Bring It Back campaign yesterday with the first entry the éclair which was popular back in the 60s. Each Thursday, five menu items - one from each decade - will be announced online and then you get to vote. If you could convince a company to bring back something from the past, what would it be?

Every once in a while there comes a contestant on Jeopardy that makes your head shake. Thats what happened last night when a contestant was asked to answer “100+ assists in an NHL season has been accomplished 13 times, 11 times by this player” and the answer given will make your jaw drop.

Maybe it’s a coincidence that former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is gone but Bank of Montreal signaled it is about to kick off another round of mortgage rate wars. B-Mo is ready to hit the marketplace again with its 2.99% (a decline from 3.49%) offer for a closed five-year fixed rate mortgage. Finance Minister Joe Oliver warned yesterday he's watching the mortgage market closely, but the government has no plans to intervene in the commercial banking sector.

The Pats are getting set to face the Wheat Kings in the game to stay alive. The Pats are currently sitting at 3-0 in the series, the Pats having been struggling to be strong defensively against the Wheat Kings and need to pull off a win tonight in Brandon.

Thursday marked the start of the 38th Annual Spring Home Show at the Brandt Centre. Are you looking at doing home renos around the house?

HOUR TWO

We go over your feedback on the text line on what food you wish would come back.

This morning’s Talk Shot is brought to you by the Sarah Mills Show and a goofy school policy in England.

Every little girl dreams of being a princess, and 12 blissfully ignorant women will get the chance to 'fulfill' that dream on a new reality show set to premiere later this Spring. 'I Wanna Marry "Harry"' will follow a dozen American single ladies as they fight for the chance to marry Prince Harry while living with the younger brother of Prince William at Englefield House in Berkshire. But little do the women know that "Prince Harry" is just average English 'bloke' Matthew Hicks, made over to look like the redheaded royal.

The weather is warming up and us has anxious for spring.

Gormley talks what home renovations are in his future as well as what food he wishes he could still get today.

In geek news today, Batman’s first appearance in a comic book was 75 years ago today, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles released the first trailer for the much anticipated movie coming out on August 8, 2014.

HOUR THREE

It’s do or die for the Regina Pats tonight in Brandon as they face the Wheat Kings.

It’s Movie Friday! Sam and Himpe go over what’s hot in the Regina box office for you this check out this weekend.

Sam talks March Madness and Dayton’s Cinderella showing at the tournament.

Jocks have been accused by a whistle blower that their grades really don’t matter.

It’s time for What I Learned on the Show This Week Edition!

Himpe, Don & Sam Maciag - March 26, 2014

HOUR ONE

It’s 1 World Trade Center like it’s never been seen before -- through a helmet camera worn by one of three skydivers who jumped from the top of the skyscraper in September. The footage, posted to YouTube, is breathtaking and maybe even a little too much to handle if one is afraid of heights. But the thrilling feat was not without consequences, the trio of skydivers and their lookout surrendered to authorities. They were arraigned Monday night and released on $3,500 bail.

Kids here are past snow days or wicked wind-chill days but out east, the kids they are lucky today. Their parents, probably not so stoked about what's going on with the weather, they're under a snowfall warning in all four provinces but Nova Scotia and PEI are supposed to see it the worst. Environment Canada says gusts could peak at 160 km/h and even higher in the notorious Wreckhouse area.

For the last year, John Sweeney, 29-year-old father of four has worked from his home in Cork, Ireland, on an international movement called "Suspended Coffees" -- where cafes around the world let their customers know they can buy an extra cup of coffee and "suspend it" for someone in need.

After a report recommended Connaught Community School be shut down, that's what the school board did. Last night's meeting decided the school's students will be sent to the Wascana School while a new building is constructed something many community members were still hoping to avoid.

“Fix You” has to be one of the saddest Coldplay songs and kind of applicable now to Chris Martin's life. After 11 years of marriage and two kids (Apple, Moses), Martin and his gorgeous wife, Oscar-winner Gwyneth Paltrow are getting a divorce. Do you have a celebrity couple you admire?

We go over your feedback on the text line.

HOUR TWO

The shovels are out in the Regina Pats dressing room as they try and find a way to dig out of the hole they've found themselves in. Through two games in their playoff series with the Brandon Wheat Kings the Queen City Kids have given up a whopping 14 goals; a number that is simply too high to have any kind of success in pre-season hockey let alone the playoffs.

This morning’s Talk Shot is brought to you by Jamie Nye, The Green Zone, the 4 o’clock hour and the end zone dance celebration.

We go over your feedback on the text line about celebrity couples you admire after news that Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow are calling it quits. What celebrity couples do you hope never break up?

Atlantic Canada is bracing for a spring blizzard that could dump more than a foot of snow, bring wind gusts of more than 100 kilometres per hour and storm surges that could damage docks and coastal properties. All for provinces are under a snowfall warning, but Nova Scotia and PEI are supposed to get the brunt of the weather.

Gormley joins to talk about the group of men who decided to base jump off 1 World Trade Centre, and the things we don’t think are crazy that others are terrified of.

Sometimes little kids pick up on things we don't want them to. Take bad words, for example. One funny kid demonstrates he's learned a few things over the years and without any hesitation, off the little boy goes. Some words are classic, some are new, some you might not have even heard of and most of them include the word 'butt!' This kid is definitely hilarious.

HOUR THREE

It’s time to play Stranger Than Fiction our favorite Wednesday game. Sam, Woodsy and Don read you three stories, two of them are made up and you have to guess which story is stranger than fiction.

Nine months after floodwaters swamped High River, town resident William Rader has reason to flash a million-dollar grin. Rader, who was displaced from his home for almost two months, has been named one of the grand-prize winners in the STARS Lottery. His new place, in Red Deer, comes with an estimate value of $945,000.

The Pats are trying to pick of the pieces of their defense as they have been short handed in their series against the Wheat Kings in the playoffs. An unanswered 14 goal difference has the been the down fall of their playoff run and Sam and Woodsy go over their performance and what the Queen City boys need to change.

Some people are going to be mad. Some people are going to be sad. Some are going to be thrilled. The Regina Public School Board has a plan to deal with Connaught School. As we learned in the provincial budget, it will be replaced. And at last night's school board meeting they decided that they will bring an end to the current building in June.

It’s time to play What I Learned on the Show Today!

Himpe, Don & Sam Maciag - March 25, 2014

HOUR ONE

 

Okay it's cold here, but at least we're not bracing for what's going down on the east coast tomorrow. Special weather statements have been issued for all four Atlantic Provinces and some eastern parts of Quebec. Environment Canada is saying they aren't sure if it's going to be the worst they've seen this winter, but it's certainly going to be up there.

We go over the Top 10 Jobs you are Most Likely to find a Psychopath. We tend to throw around the term psychopath a lot. We want to know who the strangest and scariest co-worker you have worked with.

An Oklahoma City girl who says she asks everyone she meets to buy Girl Scout cookies has broken the organization's decades-old sales record by a margin about the size of a Thin Mint. Katie Francis of Oklahoma City sold 18,107 boxes in the seven-week sales period that ended Sunday night. The previous mark was set by Elizabeth Brinton, who sold approximately 18,000 one year in the 1980s.

The families of those missing on Malaysia Flight MH370 received the worst news any one can. A text message informed the families, “Malaysia Airlines deeply regrets that we have to assume beyond any reasonable doubt that MH370 has been lost and that none of those on board survived…” Malaysian Airlines CEO told reporters the company's "sole motivation" for informing family members through text message was to ensure "the families heard the tragic news before the world did." Would you rather get a text with bad news immediately or wait a bit and get it over the phone or in person?

An Italian restaurant in Texas has sparked a heated debate about the right way to eat pizza by 'charging' $1,000 for a side of ranch dressing. The owner of Cane Rosso in Dallas says he likes keeping his food authentically Neapolitan, which means 'stay far away from the kind of Midwest-American tradition'. After the case was put up, customers seemed to get the hint and they mostly stopped asking. Is there a sauce you could not live without? Do you have any weird dipping habits?

New Glasgow Nova Scotia is not feeling the love it’s #198/201 places to live in Canada, #13 of 15 places to "move away from", and #1 of 8 worst places to move to.They're not too happy they say they're no worse than any other place. Even the CTV reporter on the story was pleading with viewers to say "it's just not that bad..."

HOUR TWO

 

30 years ago yesterday (according to the movie) was the day they got detention. The Breakfast Club got detention March 24, 1984 and today we are asking which high school click you fit into.

This morning’s Talk Shot is brought to you by John Gormley Live and the stories of listener James and his blind date that went horribly wrong.

An Australian film company has halted preproduction of its upcoming film 'Deep Water' because of eerie similarities the plot has to the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight 370. The action horror feature tells the story of a China-bound flight that mysteriously crashes in a remote stretch of ocean. The survivors then have to fend off hungry sharks as 'the plane is starting to sink into a bottomless abyss.

The Riders are going to have to open up their change purse, they did not get the tax credit they were hoping for. What do you think on the Riders having to pay the $55,000

Gormley joins the gang to chat about the text message Malaysia Airlines sent to the families and if it’s ever okay to send bad news through a text message

HOUR THREE

 

Mayor Fougere joins to talk what’s new to the city.

It’s Cheap Tuesday at the box office and Sam and Himpe go over two of the new movies in Regina theatres: Muppets Most Wanted and Divergent.

It may be cold here but at least we aren’t bracing for 30 cm of snow along with the East Coast.

We go over your feedback on today’s show from what your dipping habits are, strange or scary co-workers, and what group of high school were you in?

Toronto Maple Leafs fans upset with goalie James Reimer turned their rage against his wife on Twitter last week. April Reimer was the focus of a number of angry tweets from fans who were unimpressed at her husband's showings in a string of losses. Leafs centre Tyler Bozak also came to her defense saying it’s pretty sad. Where is the line?

It’s time for what I Learned on The Show Today

Himpe, Don & Sam Maciag - March 24, 2014

HOUR ONE

A doggy that's just trying to help is now the subject of a legal in Prince Albert and it's creating a lot of conversation and maybe that's a good thing. Earlier this month, a man went into Smitty's in PA with his service dog. The owner told him dogs were allowed when the guy pushed back saying he was a service dog. The owner argued that a dog in a restaurant otherwise was a health violation. We go over some of your Facebook feedback.

Nobody's perfect -- in life or the 2014 NCAA basketball brackets, but Brad Binder gave it quite a ride, notching 36 correct men's tournament picks until he was derailed Saturday night. Binder, 23, of Buffalo Grove, Illinois, picked the wrong team to win the Syracuse-Dayton game, killing his chance of a perfect 63-0 bracket in the Yahoo Sports' Tourney Pick'em pool.

The Scanomat O2 Top Brewer, an under-the-counter espresso machine that promises to deliver an enormous variety of beverages on demand. Housed underneath the spout is a plethora of drink preparation devices. Convenience comes at a cost, and the O2 is no exception. The full package with Top Brewer and Cold-Bank costs a staggering $10,999. We want to know what do you splurge on around the house? And what do you save a penny on?

New this morning on the search for a Malaysian airline, the United States is going to provide a device that can locate black boxes. This morning the crew of a Chinese search plane reported spotting a white, square-shaped object in an area of the southern Indian Ocean already identified by other satellite imagery as containing possible debris.

He was famous for dating an older women, she was famous for dating a weirdo. They are now set to marry and are now expecting a baby.

HOUR TWO

Rescue crews are still trying to find 18 missing people in Washington just north of Seattle after a massive Landslide of Saturday. Eight people were killed, seven others were hurt, at least six homes have been completely destroyed. Heavy rainfall last month basically saturated the ground so much it just gave way.

For the second time this season, a disgruntled Oilers fan had seen enough -- getting blown out by the rival Flames 8-1 is pretty close to rock bottom -- and so he/she decided to turn in their Oilers sweater, by throwing it on the ice. The Oilers now have Ben Scrivens on the team and he didn't appreciate the jersey toss so he gave it back. Right away

If you plan on using some limes to liven up your happy hour tequila shots, you might be in for a bit of sticker shock. The past harvest was a really bad because of bad rainfall in Mexico, where a huge percentage of the limes sold are grown.

We’re asking you this morning for what you splurge on around the house and what do you skimp on? We go over your feedback on the text line.

Gormley joins the show to talk about what he splurges on and what he skimps out on.

An update on the missing Malaysia Jetliner, families are set to meet before the scheduled press conference this morning

HOUR THREE

We go over your feedback on the PSTD Dog from Prince Albert who was refused service at a Smitty’s after the owner of the restaurant claimed it violated her health code.

A news conference on the landslide in Washington is set to take place earlier this morning. The number of missing is set to go up by dozens. The area of land washed away is about the third of the size of Wascana Park.

A dating website for married people seeking affairs has slapped an ex-employee with a countersuit after she accused the company of making her type up hundreds of fake profiles of sexy women. Ashley Madison is countersuing Doriana Silva on allegations she kept confidential documents, including copies of her work product and training materials.

We go over your feedback to the text line on stories of the day.

It’s time to play What I Learned on Today’s Show!

Himpe, Don & Sam Maciag - March 21, 2014

We are live from the Hospitals of Regina Foundation Home Lottery Show Home!

HOUR ONE

An update on Malaysia Flight 370, if you could get back something you left behind at an old home what would it be?

HOUR TWO

Talk Shots, A new program at Starbucks, Gormley joins to chat what’s coming up on his show.

HOUR THREE

Live from the Hospitals of Regina Foundation Home Lottery Show Home! We go over how you can get a ticket, and what the home looks like on the inside.

Himpe, Don & Sam Maciag - March 20, 2014

HOUR ONE

It’s the first day of Spring!!

Day 13 of the search for Malaysia Flight 370 -- and it looks like there could be a legit breakthrough. With satellite imagery, Australian authorities have spotted two objects floating in the south Indian Ocean. Jets are now en route to figure out what it is. The objects are apparently bobbing up and down in the water, and one of them is 78-feet long.

Basketball fans live for this time of year. March Madness tips off today. The Green Zone bracket is well underway. You can go to Nye's twitter page: @jamienye and click on the link to join. Password is Saskatchewan. Remember that you can make and change your picks as often as you like, but your final bracket must be submitted by tip-off of the first game on Thursday, Mar 20.

Doctors told 17-year-old Sam Tageson he would never ride a bike that his heart condition meant he should play golf instead of hockey. Tageson was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome -- a life-threatening condition that means he has two heart chambers instead of four. Well on Tuesday, he got to defy the odds, even just for a little while. He was made an honorary player on the San Jose Sharks.

Overall revenue and expense numbers may seem higher in this year's budget. That's because after criticism from the provincial auditor, the government will no longer use a two book system to report the budget. Finance Minister Ken Krawetz says this year's budget is tight, but balanced with an expected surplus of 71 million dollars.

Don’t bother sending any concerns over the abundance of nudity on Game of Thrones to cast regular Sibel Kekilli (Shae on the show) she actually wants more nudity on the series.

HOUR TWO

Because it has been warm and sunny Sam got caught up playing some music and got pulled over by the police for what he thought was texting and driving. She was lucky enough to get off with a warning. Have you experienced anyone with Spring Fever yet?

This morning’s Talk Shot is brought to you by John Gormley Live and Vianne Timmons. Fresh off of making her apology for the cheerleaders who dressed like Cowboys and Indians, U of R president Vianne Timmons called in.

The new Star Wars trilogy has an official timeline and one confirmed returning character: robot R2-D2. Director J.J. Abrams will begin shooting in May on Star Wars: Episode VII and it's set three decades after 1983′s Return of the Jedi.

It may be a snowy day, but it is the first day of spring today. We’ve been talking about signs of spring we’ve seen around the province. IT also happens to be Bring Your Own Cup Day today at 7-11, there are some rules that go along with this but our Lisa Schick fills us in.

John Gormley joins to talk about the U of R incident during his book reading Tuesday night and what’s coming up on his show today.

We've been keeping up to date with our Grey Cup MVP and yesterday, on Instagram, Kory Sheets showed me something I've never seen before. He posted a video of a calf being born.

HOUR THREE

We go over the latest highway conditions around the province, if you see road conditions that should be passed on text 306-306.

As we wait to find out of it the latest developments on Malaysia Flight 370 are true. You have to wonder which reports previously have been sightings or if they were mistakes. Who has actually seen the missing plane? CNN's Jeanne Moos looks at all the options.

Just when you thought Brand Oprah couldn’t extend into any new categories, the media queen can now be found in a Starbucks near you. At the coffee giant’s annual meeting yesterday, Winfrey took to the stage with her friend Howard Schultz, CEO of the java chain, to announce a new partnership.

Finance Minister Ken Krawetz delivered our provincial budget and now we're off and running. It shows a thin surplus of $71 million, holds the line on spending and doesn't increase taxes. There won't be any additional costs in income taxes, corporate taxes, sin taxes like alcohol and cigarettes, or even education property taxes. Revenue was down though so they had to tighten up the purse strings. Murray Wood joins in studio to go over yesterday’s events.

We go over your feedback on the text line.

It's time for What I Learned on the Show Today!

Himpe, Don & Sam Maciag - March 19, 2014

HOUR ONE

Things got out of hand last at night Gormley’s book reading at the U of R as a group of protestors interrupted the event. We go over the details.

After more than eight years as federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is walking away from Ottawa and heading back to the private sector. He made the announcement in a statement after the markets closed yesterday. And here at home today we're going to learn more about how the province plans to spend our money. The provincial budget is announced this afternoon.

A giant fish tank at the T-Rex Café in Walt Disney World in Florida sprang a leak Monday, sending patrons scurrying as water gushed into a dining area.

You know that whole saying, don't quit your day job well this guy from Saskatoon totally could if he wanted to. Trevor Wingerter is a plumber by day, but at night, he's a member of Saskatoon's Fireside singers a big choir up in the Bridge City. On the weekend, he sang with the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra performing "The Music of the Night" from The Phantom of the Opera. He redid that performance for CBC Saskatoon yesterday. Do you guys have a hidden talent?

The Malaysian Airlines Jet is still missing and theories are still all over the place. Chris Goodfellow has 20 years experience and says they turned left trying to find an airport to land due to a fire on the plane. Then you have CNN - which dedicated an hour to answering viewer questions with "experts" about the theories surrounding the plane's disappearance.

Yesterday's game between the Red Sox and Yankees in Tampa was delayed for seven minutes in the third inning on account of a huge of bees in left field. One poor soul of a grounds crew member was sent out to face the swarm with a can of insect spray. He was ineffective. Eventually, he was joined by his co-workers, and together they drove the bees off.

HOUR TWO

If the digital age has increased the volume of communication, it may not have improved the quality. Reversing that trend is the goal of a new generation of sensory engineers who are going beyond sight and sound to produce devices that use our untapped faculties. Perhaps the most exciting breakthroughs right now are arriving in the form of smell-centered communication. What scent would you bottle to have with you all the time?

This morning’s Talk Shot is brought to you by John Gormley Live and anti-vaxxers.

Despite conclusions drawn by Canadian journalists, researchers at MIT say their new online research project is not, in fact, declaring that Avril Lavigne is the most famous Canadian.

Remember all the hullaballoo when Chad Owens wanted to get into the Octagon fans and no doubt the Argos were worried their prized receiver would be hurt, well another elite athlete is trying out mixed martial arts. Calgary Olympian Kaillie Humphries is moving from the bobsled track to the Octagon. Humphries piloted Canada to gold at the Sochi Games in two-man bobsled. Yesterday, she announced she's going to be on the card for The Ultimate Fighter: Nations Finale on April 13 in Quebec City.

Gormley shares his stories from last night’s book reading at the U of R.

We go over your texts to 306-306 on smell-centered communication.

HOUR THREE

We play Stranger than Fiction

We go over your texts feedback on smell-o-vision.

Bestselling author Kevin Trudeau was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Monday for bilking consumers through infomercials for his book. The U.S. District Judge portrayed Trudeau as a habitual fraudster going back to his early adulthood. Trudeau sold more than 850,000 copies of the weight-loss book The Weight Loss Cures They Don't Want You To Know About, generating $39-million in revenue.

Sarah Mills joins the show to give us a preview on what to expect on her show broadcasting live on the budget.

Time to play What I Learned on The Show Today!

Himpe, Don & Sam Maciag - March 18, 2014

HOUR ONE

Kathie Lee is launching two wines, Gifft chardonnay and a Gifft red blend. The wine, $20 a cork pop, officially launches Thursday. What is the one product that you love so much you would consider adding your name to it?

One of the more popular Riders is calling it a career, but he's not leaving the team just yet. Former linebacker Rey Williams announced his retirement from the CFL yesterday after six seasons north of the border and a few in the NFL, too. Williams isn't going anywhere though the Riders hired Williams as their first ever Director of Player Development.

Good grief! In fact, very good grief: Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang are taking another crack at the big screen. But producer Craig Schutlz, one of Charles' sons, believes it's time for a new movie treatment with the animated Peanuts. The last time Peanuts characters saw feature-length screen time was with 1980'sBon Voyage, Charlie Brown (and Don't Come Back!!).

Now that the melt is on we all have stuff around the home and yard to start tidying up. We’re asking you on the text line, what are the things that you love or hate about spring cleaning?

A new modeling agency in London is out to prove that beauty comes in more than one shape, size, and (hair) colour. It's called Anti-Agency and basically they're a modeling agency that hand picks talent based on personality rather than looks. The founders say they, “don’t look for stereotypical models, we look for boys and girls with great personality, good style, charisma and interesting hobbies; the whole package."

HOUR TWO

Yesterday we told you about the new Muppet movie and today, we want to know who your favorite Muppet is?

This morning’s Talk Shot is brought to you by the Green Zone and fashion advice with it being St. Patrick’s Day yesterday.

If you had to guess Canada's most famous person who would you guess? Designers, engineers and scientists worked together to quantify fame by pulling data from Wikipedia and plugging it through two separate measures in order to come up with a score.

We found out this morning Woodsy HATES pickles, we go over your support texts to Woodsy.

Gormley joins the pickle debate as well as gives a preview to his show.

Yesterday a 4.4 magnitude earthquake hit LA. While there was no major damage, everyone in LA certainly felt it, including the morning team at KTLA. Their reaction was to duck and cover. Over at CBS a much calmer reaction, they just braced themselves at the desks and looked around. And their set was shaking way more.

HOUR THREE

We go over your feedback on the text line on whether pickles belong on food or not.

It’s Cheap Tuesday and the biggies at the box office this past weekend: 300: Rise of An Empire ($45.05M), Mr. Peabody And Sherman ($32.50M), Non-Stop ($15.38M), The Lego Movie $11.01M, and Son Of God ($10M. Himpe and Sam go over what’s new at the cheap theatre and what’s new on DVD.

It won’t be nearly as much fun as eating candy bars, but a big study is being launched to see if pills containing the nutrients in dark chocolate can help prevent heart attacks and strokes. The pills are so packed with nutrients that you’d have to eat a gazillion candy bars to get the amount being tested in this study, which will enroll 18,000 men and women nationwide.

We wrap up the Muppet talk on the text line.

News broke yesterday on the actual Big Bang Theory which has been long thought of but never proven, until yesterday. Mike Drolet with Global National explains what yesterday's announcement.

It’s time for What I Learned on the Show Today!

Himpe, Don & Sam Maciag - March 17, 2014

HOUR ONE

It’s St. Patrick’s Day and we want to know what your luckiest moment is?

It was a big weekend in Ukraine as the people Crimea voted on if they'd like to be a part of Russia. And --as expected-- the result is an overwhelming yes. Even the Crimean Prime Minister was out celebrating with thousands of Pro-Russia supporters as the votes were still being counted. Meanwhile, Canada and the US say they won't take the results seriously.

Fans were temporarily devastated on Sunday after a rumour ignited on Twitter that Seinfeld favourite Wayne Knight was dead. No Newman is not dead, At 58-year-old alive and well, Knight took to Twitter yesterday to refute the death hoax, which claimed he died in a car crash.

We often talk about the luck of the Irish, do you believe in luck? How lucky are you? Or on the flip side are you rather unlucky?

The U of R's cheer team is in hot water after they posted pictures online of a Cowboys and Indians party they had this past weekend. The photo sparked a lot of backlash on social media from First Nations people who say the costumes are offensive and promote stereotype.

Time to get those March Madness brackets done, the NCAA tournament begins tomorrow with a pair of First Four games, and things get going in earnest Thursday when 32 of the 64 teams in the main draw take to the floor.

HOUR TWO

With it being St. Patrick’s Day, and we’re feeling a little festive. Sam our resident Ireland historian goes over 5 fun facts of St. Patrick’s Day and Ireland.

Are you lucky? Or are you unlucky? We go over your stories to the text line at 306-306.

The maker of Ireland’s most popular beer has withdrawn sponsorship of New York's St. Patrick's Day Parade, citing the event's "policy of exclusion."Sam Adams and Heineken also pulled sponsorship in New York. The parade has increasingly come under fire from the gay and lesbian community for not allowing members of the LGBT community to identify as gay, though they are allowed to march.

This morning were talking about the luck of the Irish we continue taking your feedback to the text line.

Looking back, I'm guessing they'd all agree this was dumb. The U of R's cheer team is in hot water after they posted pictures a Cowboys and Indians party they had this past weekend. The photo sparked a lot of backlash on social from First Nations people who say the costumes are offensive and promote stereotypes.

Imagine a pig, a pair of frogs and their posse walk into QVC. Sound like a far-fetched story filled with contagious laughter? Well, it will be reality on March 16 when the Muppets burst through QVC's doors to celebrate Disney's Muppets Most Wanted, in theatres March 21.

HOUR THREE

The vote is in, a final tally shows nearly 97 per cent of voters in Crimea voted in yesterday's referendum to leave Ukraine and become part of Russia. Prime Minister Harper is flatly denouncing the referendum as unconstitutional and a violation of international law. Canada, the U-S and the European Union are threatening to impose various sanctions against Russia.

The search for a missing Malaysian Airline jet has entered its second week, but so far, no trace of the Boeing 7-77 has been found. Reporter Chris Brummitt says the investigation is shifting to the crew and passengers, after officials revealed that someone deliberately diverted the jet and shut down communications with the ground. Malaysian authorities say 25 countries are involved in the search for the missing jetliner.

The CBC’s Kevin O’Leary has given up his Dragon’s wings to go swimming with the sharks. On Friday, the CBC confirmed that O’Leary is leaving along with fellow Dragon Bruce Croxon. Speculation had been mounting that the Toronto-based judge would make a permanent move to the U.S. reality show Shark Tank after the end of the current season of Dragon’s Den.

It’s St. Patrick’s Day and there’s a lot of myth surrounding the holiday, so our Ireland enthusiasts Sam Maciag goes over the fun true facts of St. Patrick and Ireland.

We want to know what side of the luck rainbow you fall under: The lucky side or the unlucky side? We take your feedback on the text line.

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