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Himpe, Don & Sam Maciag - April 6, 2015

HOUR ONE

She's losing her trust in others after she was robbed outside her home in broad daylight and we are getting a lot of feedback on this story at News Talk 980 CJME. Together, let's help this woman remember what it feels like to live in Saskatchewan! Henry Burris didn't score enough to get permanent residency, which means he can't take the next step toward citizenship. But the Harper government has revised its immigration playbook and is pledging to help CFL quarterback Henry Burris obtain his Canadian citizenship after all. They train to fight for our country, but they also have full-time jobs. Army reservists are waiting to be called upon in times of disaster, or war. Our Kevin Martel was invited along with the Royal Regina Rifles to one of their training weekends near Dundurn in a feature we're calling: "In Reserve: Saskatchewan's Civilian Soldiers." We bring you today’s Celebrity Birthdays! A man from Grande Prairies -- 45-year-old John St. Jean was rushed to hospital on Thursday after he was attacked outside a convenience store, helping a young boy. Over half the population, including the President had Kentucky winning March Madness. Of course the President had been 1 for 7 in previous years picking he'll end his reign, 1 for 8.

HOUR TWO

After 18 months of negotiating, the US and friends reached a framework for a nuclear deal with Iran late last week. This framework is a band aid to get everyone to the end of June, when both sides have to come up with a final deal. We go back in time for the News Rewind to fill you in on the news headlines you may have missed over the weekend. A bunch of old TV shows are making a comeback, we fill you on what you can hope to see on the screen soon! It’s time for the Good News with Tell Me Something Good – where we bring you some good news to help put a smile on your face and some pep in your step. John Gormley joins in to talk about the hot topics of the morning and to share what’s coming up on his show today. And it was a big weekend for Furious 7 at the Box Office.

HOUR THREE

In Grande Prairie a 24 year old Alberta man faces a charge of aggravated assault. But that could be upgraded depending on whether his alleged victim pulls through. John St. Jean was rushed to hospital on Thursday after being attacked outside a convenience store. It’s your chance at a pair of tickets to go see AC/DC in Winnipeg. They train to fight for our country, but they also have full-time jobs. Army reservists are waiting to be called upon in times of disaster, or war. Our Kevin Martel was invited along with the Royal Regina Rifles to one of their training weekends near Dundurn in a feature we're calling: "In Reserve: Saskatchewan's Civilian Soldiers." It’s a points based system - and Hank didn't score enough to get permanent residency, which means he can't take the next step toward citizenship. The Harper government has revised its immigration playbook and is pledging to help CFL quarterback Henry Burris obtain his Canadian citizenship after all. And What I Learned on the Show Today!

Himpe, Don & Sam Maciag - April 2, 2015

Big Breakfast Question of the Morning: What are you having for Breakfast this morning?

HOUR ONE

Conservative Senator Nancy Ruth bristled at questions auditors have put to her about her expenses, saying she shouldn't be expected to eat airline breakfasts. From the Dec. 1, 2014 to Feb. 28, 2015, Ruth charged $5,799.09 in living expenses in the national capital region and $11,014.87 in travel "between the senator's province/territory of appointment and the National Capital Region. Our Kevin Martel is out on the Regina roads letting you know what to expect for your morning drive to work. For the first time since 2007 the Regina Pats are through to the 2nd round of the WHL playoffs, they beat the Broncos 4-0 last night taking the series in four straight. We bring you today’s Celebrity Birthdays and if it’s your birthday – Happy Birthday! Temporary Foreign Workers are being forced to leave the country today as new federal rules come into effect. Last year the Saskatchewan Government counted 11,700 temporary foreign workers here with about 2,700 working in the service sector. But how temporary is temporary? In 2011 Stats Canada said 29 thousand T-F-Ws successfully transitioned to permanent residents. Our Senators have inspired our Big Breakfast Question of the Morning: What are you having for Breakfast this morning? We take your texts to 306-306!

HOUR TWO

The roads in Regina and across the province are anything but pleasant this morning, we update you on the current road conditions across the province and our Kevin Martel is out on the Regina streets filling us in on what’s happening on our roads. Thousands of Temporary Foreign Workers will have to leave the country today under the new federal rules. But in some cases temporary work in Saskatchewan is a path to a permanent home. The first Indiana business to declare it would refuse LGBT business -- got blasted on the Internet and by phone, but the owner says there's been a huge misunderstanding sort of. Kevin O’Connor tells TMZ he's had to temporarily close his business after he told a reporter he would refuse to cater a gay wedding under Indiana's new Religious Freedom Restoration Act. It’s time for Tell Me Something Good – where we bring you some feel good news stories to help put a smile on your face and put some pep in your step. John Gormley joins to talk on the days hot topics and shares what’s coming up on his show. We take your texts to 306-306 on the Big Breakfast Question of the Moring: What did you have for Breakfast?

HOUR THREE

We continue updating you on the conditions across the province and in and around Regina with our Kevin Martel. The recent closures of Future Shop and Target stores highlight a conundrum that’s got urban planners and real estate experts talking. As Canadians migrate from the suburbs to the inner cities and do more of their shopping online, big box shopping centres face an uncertain fate. Temporary Foreign Workers are being forced to leave the country today as new federal rules come into effect. Last year the Saskatchewan Government counted 11,700 temporary foreign workers here with about 2,700 working in the service sector. But how temporary is temporary? In 2011 Stats Canada said 29 thousand T-F-Ws successfully transitioned to permanent residents. More Senator Expenses to tell you about. And Finally, What I Learned on the Show Today!

Himpe, Don & Sam Maciag - April 1, 2015

HOUR ONE

The RCMP has filed new documents in court alleging Pamela Wallin submitted 21 travel expense claims to the Senate. The latest allegations are out in documents seeking a court order to compel B-MO Nesbitt Burns, Bell Media and the University of Guelph to produce all documentation related to Wallin's expenses. Lufthansa previously said that the company was not aware of anything that could have driven the co-pilot to crash the Airbus A320. It has now emerged, as part of the airline's internal research, that Lubitz had sent information about his depressive episode to the Lufthansa flight school in Bremen, when he resumed training after an interruption of several months. Reports say a cell phone video shows the nightmarish final seconds of Germanwings Flight 9525, but a police spokesman said the accounts were "completely wrong." We bring you today’s Celebrity Birthdays, and if it’s your birthday, Happy Birthday! When server Andrea Mottu was required to wear a bikini top for a Hawaiian-themed event at the Vancouver nightclub where she worked, her boss didn’t expect her to show up in a turtleneck. Mottu won a human rights complaint after the tribunal ruled the nightclub she worked at had vastly different dress standards for males and females. Do you think its right to have to dress sexy for work? And we bring you some of our favorite April Fool’s Day jokes!

HOUR TWO

On April 1, 2015, new federal government rules will set the stage for the largest set of deportations in Canada's history. An estimated 70,000 temporary foreign workers whose contracts are expiring will either voluntarily leave Canada, be given deportation orders, or will continue living here without legal documents. This morning’s Talk Shot is brought to you by the Green Zone and Brennan Taman, as they talk about the upcoming rule changes to the CFL. We bring you more of our favorite April Fool’s Day pranks from the past. Another month and another book to announce for Sam’s Book Club – we unveil this month’s book. Joni Mitchell was in intensive care in a Los Angeles-area hospital on Tuesday, according to the Twitter account and website of the folk singer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer. It’s time for the good news with Tell Me Something Good! John Gormley joins in studio to talk on the hot topics of the morning and shares what’s coming up on his show.

HOUR THREE

News came down this morning that Saskatoon born Joni Mitchell is in a LA hospital this morning after being found unconscious in her home – she is awake now, no word on her condition. Sam and Himpe both took a walk to the closing Target wasteland currently sitting in the North Gate Mall, and share what they saw (or lack thereof) in the store. And the Senate Expense Scandal continues as Pamela Wallin has fabricated Senate business in order to get reimbursement for expenses that were actually personal and private, the RCMP allege in new court documents. The RCMP allege that Wallin submitted 21 travel expense claims to the Senate when she had actually been attending to personal matters in Toronto or to her duties as a member of corporate boards or as chancellor of the University of Guelph. The French prosecutor leading an investigation into the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 insisted Wednesday that he was not aware of any video footage from on board the plane. Cell phones have been collected at the site, he said, but added that they "hadn't been exploited yet." It’s the Day of Pink for Bullying Awareness, and finally, What I Learned on the Show Today!

Himpe, Don & Sam Maciag - March 31, 2015

HOUR ONE

Following the lead of every other province in Canada, Saskatchewan's government will develop regulations to ban minors from indoor tanning; regulations are expected to be finalized by summer 2015.Things are heating up in Indiana as lawmakers work to control damage from a widely criticized new law that critics fear could permit discrimination against gays and lesbians. This state is one of about a dozen that are passing laws to prevent government from infringing on people’s religious beliefs. We bring you today’s Celebrity Birthdays! A majority of federal MPs have voted to extend and expand Canada's contribution to the U-S-led bombing campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Last night's vote saw 142 MP's vote in favour of the Conservative motion and 129 voted against it. The Regina Pat’s are on the road to Swift Current for their third match up against the Bronco’s, the Pats are up 2-0 in the series although the numbers may not line up for them tonight. Meanwhile, news out of the hockey world as the minor season is wrapping up. Most hockey helmets on the market aren't very good at preventing concussions. That's the distressing finding of a new report out of Virginia Tech which rated 32 helmets on a five star scale. And last night was the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber.

HOUR TWO

An NDP amendment to the motion, calling for an end to Canadian Forces’ participation in the airstrikes and combat “as soon as possible”, as well as asking for a boost in humanitarian aid for refugees, was defeated. The Liberals also voted against it -- they want to see more in the way of humanitarian efforts on the ground. Regina police have taped off a home just south of the General Hospital this morning. It's near College and St John Street, 3-blocks east of Broad - and that's where we find CJME's Kevin Martel. We finally find out who is replacing John Stewart as host of the Daily Show to Trevor Noah. It’s time for the good news with Tell Me Something Good! We may be the last province to do this, but the province has announced it will be banning teens from using indoor tanning beds. The rule could be in place by this summer. We check in with our Kevin Martel at College and St. John Street and John Gormley joins in studio to talk on the hot topics of the morning as to share what’s coming up on his show.

HOUR THREE

Mayor Fougere joins in studio for his weekly visit to talk about the Premiers decision to recant his decision to allow liquor and strip clubs to co-exist. No more getting base tans for family vacations or tanning for grad pictures. The Saskatchewan Government is moving towards a ban on indoor tanning for anyone under 18. Several tanning salons in Regina already require parental consent - but the government has decided an outright ban will be easier to control. Arrests, a stabbing, and a house held by police. All that on College Avenue this morning as officers try to figure out what happened. CJME's Kevin Martel is at the house where this all went down just a few blocks from the General Hospital. And What I Learned on the Show Today!

Himpe, Don & Sam Maciag - March 30, 2015

HOUR ONE

Sunday morning in the early hours emergency crews had to rush to a runway at Halifax's airport. An Air Canada Airbus 320 touched down far short of the runway, all of the 133 passengers and five crew members are fine - only one is still in hospital. The plane struck an antenna array, which broke off the main landing gear causing the plane to skid for 1,100 feet after it hit the runway - that's about three football fields short of the runway. There was a snowstorm in the area, but Air Canada officials say it was safe to land in the weather conditions. Cunningham says it's too early to know if weather played a factor. Most of what investigators have found remains a mystery as they look into the crash of Germanwings flight 9525. But a timeline of what appears to have happened as been released. “For God’s sake, open the door…” – those six words are the believed last words of the Captain as he plead to be let back in the cockpit. We bring you today’s Celebrity Birthdays, and if it’s your birthday – Happy Birthday! The Future Shop brand appears to be a thing of the past in Canada, as the technology retailer's parent company moves to rebrand many of its stores under the Best Buy tag. The company said it would close 66 Future Shop with another 65 stores transitioning to Best Buy locations after a week-long shutdown. Best Buy Canada says the move will eliminate 500 full-time and 1,000 part-time jobs. And Indiana's controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act will not be changing despite critics saying it allows business owners to discriminate against members of the LGBT community.

HOUR TWO

Multiple sources out of Germany are reporting on leaked transcripts from the cockpit voice recorder aboard doomed Germanwings Flight 95-25. French authorities say the co-pilot intentionally crashed the jet into a mountainside, killing all 150 people on board. We go back in time for the News Rewind – we catch you up on the headlines from the weekend you may have missed. And Roger Moore has denied making racist comments about Idris Elba’s chances of replacing Daniel Craig as James Bond. We go over your texts to 306-306 and it’s Time for Tell Me Something Good! Where we bring you some feel good news stories to help put the Monday Blues behind you. The chief of the Regina Police Service doesn't think the release of a video showing an officer kicking a man in May 2012 changes anything. The video was released by a judge on Thursday. On Friday, Chief Troy Hagen said he wouldn't comment on the video. John Gormley joins in studio and shares his thoughts on the hot topics from the morning and shares what’s coming up on his show. And we tee up Sam’s Book Club!

HOUR THREE

Most of what investigators have found remains a mystery as they look into the crash of Germanwings flight 9525. But a timeline of what appears to have happened as been released. “For God’s sake, open the door…” – those six words are the believed last words of the Captain as he plead to be let back in the cockpit. The Future Shop brand appears to be a thing of the past in Canada, as the technology retailer's parent company moves to rebrand many of its stores under the Best Buy tag. We bring you a seconds helping of the News Rewind. And we go back to the text line for your feedback on the video footage released of a Regina Police Officer kicking a man. Finally, What I Learned on the Show Today!

Himpe, Don & Sam Maciag - March 27, 2015

HOUR ONE

Happy Friday Morning! We are coming to you live from the Hospital’s of Regina Foundation Spring Show Home in the Creeks! Glen Suitor joins us over the phone to talk about the recent discussions on changes coming to game play in the CFL. 14,000 jobs were lost in Alberta’s labor market in February alone pushing the provinces unemployment rate to 5.3% And how Halliburton oilfields layoffs are expected to affect hundreds more. We bring you today’s Celebrity Birthdays, and if it’s your birthday, Happy Birthday! German prosecutors say they have found evidence that the co-pilot of the Germanwings plan which crashed in the French Alps appears to have hidden evidence of an illness from his employers. A law allowing strip shows in venues that sell alcohol lasted for just over a year in Saskatchewan, but those in the industry say changes announced by the premier on Wednesday won't stop dancers from stripping at private parties. And it’s Hockey Night in Regina!

HOUR TWO

Happy Friday Morning! We are coming to you live from the Hospital’s of Regina Foundation Spring Show Home in the Creeks! Glen Suitor joins us over the phone to talk about the recent discussions on changes coming to game play in the CFL. Downton Abbey is set to say goodbye after their sixth season. It’s time for 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 on the phone to talk about the hot topics of the morning. And it’s Hockey Night in Regina as the Pats get ready for Game One of the playoffs.

HOUR THREE

Happy Friday Morning! We are coming to you live from the Hospital’s of Regina Foundation Spring Show Home in the Creeks! We are joined for the last hour by a slew of guests involved from the Hospitals of Regina Foundation, the Home Show, and so much more! Glen Suitor joins us over the phone to talk about the recent discussions on changes coming to game play in the CFL. And What I Learned on the Show Today!

Himpe, Don & Sam Maciag - March 26, 2015

HOUR ONE

We have breaking news from France this morning -- a shocking development into the investigation into this week's Germanwings plane crash in the French Alps. Initial reports say one of the pilots was locked out of the cockpit. The voice recorder reveals the pilot can be heard trying to get back into the cockpit, but there's no answer. The Wall government is back tracking on a plan to allow stripping in Saskatchewan. Last year the province made it legal for venues selling booze to allow strip dances. Performers couldn't get naked. Yesterday, Wall said he made a mistake. We are now learning the co-pilot was conscious until the plane crashed and reports say he destroyed the plane deliberately. 150 people were killed. We'll have the latest on this developing story through the morning on CJME.

HOUR TWO

We have breaking news from France this morning -- a shocking development into the investigation into this week's Germanwings plane crash in the French Alps. We are learning the co-pilot was conscious until the plane crashed and reports say he destroyed the plane deliberately. John Gormley joins in studio to speak on the latest turn of events in the downed Germanwings plane crash.

HOUR THREE

We stick with the breaking coverage of shocking development into the investigation into this week's Germanwings plane crash in the French Alps.

Himpe, Don & Sam Maciag - March 25, 2015

HOUR ONE

French air investigators were urgently examining a black box cockpit voice recorder from the downed Germanwings Airbus A320 as the retrieval effort resumed on the mountainside where the aircraft crashed in the Southern Alps, killing all 150 people on board. Investigators said they were puzzled as to why the crew did not send out a mayday or distress signal as the flight rapidly lost altitude for eight minutes, or why the pilot did not change course to avoid smashing into a rocky ravine. Our Kevin Martel is out on the Regina road’s this morning keeping you up to date on what things are looking like across the city. Prime Minister Stephen Harper spoke to the nation and the House of Commons yesterday proposing to expand and extend Canada's war against Islamic State to include airstrikes on extremist positions in Syria. We bring you today’s Celebrity Birthday! The Alberta government has introduced a new law to ban minors from using tanning beds, six years after the World Health Organization deemed the beds “carcinogenic to humans” and three years after the government started consultations on the bill. This leaves Saskatchewan the only province to allow minors to tan. And the true is still out there, and two agents are back this summer to find it!

HOUR TWO

Canadians remain broadly supportive of the country's military mission against ISIS, polls suggest, as the Conservative government proposes to extend and expand Canada's involvement in northern Iraq and now, Syria. Three recent polls suggest that support for the mission itself is high. According to an Ipsos Reid survey, 74 per cent of Canadians agreed with the deployment of fighter jets in Iraq for use in airstrikes against ISIS. Kevin Martel joins to keep us up to date with the current road conditions in Regina. We bring you everything you need to know on Germanwings Flight 9525 that mysteriously crashed midflight yesterday morning. 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 back in your step. John Gormley joins in studio to share his thoughts on the Prime Ministers decision to extend our mission against ISIS, plus what’s coming up on his show.

HOUR THREE

Saskatchewan Health Minister Dustin Duncan says Alberta's move to ban minors from using tanning beds is making him do some more thinking about Saskatchewan's position. After the change in Alberta, Saskatchewan will be the only remaining province in Canada that does not ban youths from using the machines. There were a ton of flags, but not so many points last CFL season and now the CFL higher-ups are set to adjust and look and what they can change. For those of us who get nervous flying discount, Himpe explains to you what they cut to get those prices so low. And finally, What Learned on the Show Today!

Himpe, Don & Sam Maciag - March 24, 2015

HOUR ONE

We start the show with Breaking News of a plane crash in the French Alps this morning. The Germanwings flight was travelling from Barcelona, Spain to Dusseldorf in Germany when it went down. 142 people were believed to be on board, and none are expected to survive. Actress Angelina Jolie she has undergone more preventive surgery in hopes of reducing her risk of cancer. She recently had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed after a blood test showed a possible early sign of cancer. We bring you today’s Celebrity Birthdays – and if it’s your birthday, Happy Birthday! Dave Bonneau is speaking about the death of his son -- 6-year-old Lee Bonneau. He broke his silence exclusively with News Talk Radio yesterday. The little boy was beaten to death by another boy outside a bingo hall two summers ago on the Kahkewistahaw First Nation while living with a foster family. Prime Minister Stephen Harper will outline plans for a one-year extension of the mission to Iraq on Tuesday, including the expansion to a combat role in Syria. We update you on the road conditions where you are, and if you are seeking conditions that should be passed on, texts us 306-306.

HOUR TWO

No survivors are expected to survive a Germanwings flight traveling from Barcelona to Dusseldorf carrying 142 passengers, 6 crew members on board crashed in the south of France near a village in the Alps. It disappeared from radar before it crashed and a distress call was picked up from this flight. Angelina Jolie Pitt is once again giving the middle finger to cancer, saying, nope, not me. Two years ago, she made headlines for her decision to have a preventative double mastectomy. Last week, after quite the scare, she went one step further, and had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed. It’s time for Tell Me Something Good – where we bring you some feel good news stories to help keep a smile on your face and maybe restore some faith back into humanity. We continue to update you on the current road conditions across the province. And John Gormley joins in studio and shares what’s coming up on his show.

HOUR THREE

France Prime Minister confirms that a Germanwings flight traveling from Barcelona to Dusseldorf carrying 144 passengers, 6 crew on board crashed in the south of France near Digne les Bains, a village in the alps. The French interior minister says a debris field of about 4 acres has been located; the plane fell 14000 feet in 6 minutes. Mayor Fougere joins in studio for his weekly visit and to talk about the debt increase to Evraz Place, as well as they approval of a microbrewery. We check in with our Kevin Martel who is out on the Regina streets updating us on traffic. We take you live to press conferences on the plane crash in the south of France and to Stephen Harpers address on Canada’s mission extension in Syria. We update you on the roads where you are. And finally, What I Learned on the Show Today!

Himpe, Don & Sam Maciag - March 23, 2015

HOUR ONE

Good Morning! The new Mosaic Stadium could end up costing taxpayers more than they think. Evraz Place wants the city to raise its debt limit by 10 million dollars. A little under four million dollars would be used on the stadium for concessions. If given the OK from council tonight, that debt would be added onto the city's debt. We can expect to see a robust debate in the House of Commons this week, when the Conservatives seek Parliament’s approval to extend and expand Canada’s role in the war against Islamic State, but NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair says his party would pull Canadian troops out of Iraq if elected. We bring you today’s Celebrity Birthdays – and if it’s your birthday, Happy Birthday! We are asking for your texts on the road conditions where you are, send us what you’re seeing to 306-306. Even as the city is looking at upgrading Evraz Place, one of the major tenants could be looking at moving out. In the Leader Post this weekend, a story that says the ownership group of the Regina Pats could be considering a new downtown arena. Over the weekend, ISIS posted to a website the names, photos, and alleged addresses of 100 members of the military. Signed by the “Islamic State Hacking Division”, it urges supporters in the West to launch lone-wolf attacks, such as the one last year on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. And the third season of Big Brother Canada gets underway tonight, and Regina’s own Zach Oleynick is about his make his hometown proud.

HOUR TWO

The overall price tag on the new Mosaic Stadium may still go up, Evraz Place is asking the city to increase its debt limit by 10 million dollars. And if approved, that debt would be added to the city's debt limit. Meaning if for some reason Evraz defaulted, taxpayers would be responsible. We take your feedback on the Mosaic Stadium debit limit increase to 306-306. It’s time for the News Rewind, where we bring you headlines from the weekend you may have missed. And a genetically modified non-browning Arctic apple, developed in B.C., has been approved for sale in Canada, just weeks after it received similar approval in the U.S. We have some concert announcements for you at 7:07 this morning along with Tell Me Something Good – where we bring you feel good news stories to help put a smile on your face. John Gormley joins in studio to share his thoughts on the days big stories as well, shares what’s coming up on his show today. And we go back to the text line for you texts on the road conditions your seeing.

HOUR THREE

We kick off this hour with a round two of the News Rewind to catch you up on all the headlines that happened over the weekend. A list was posted online by a group called the 'Islamic State Hacking Division' gave personal information for 100 US military members and called upon its lone wolf 'brothers residing in America' to kill them. However, several service members spoke out on Sunday, saying that the intimidation tactic was 'not going to work'. The new Mosaic Stadium could end up costing taxpayers more than they think. If given the OK from council tonight, that debt would be added onto the city's debt. We take your texts to 306-306. And finally, What I Learned on the Show Today!