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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!

Himpe, Don & Sam Maciag - March 20, 2015

HOUR ONE

Happy Friday Morning! March Madness is underway and the potential of getting that perfect bracket is already below 3 per cent. An early upset that rattles our understanding of the field and busts some brackets; It was the second game of the day, which gave an incredible drop in the number of potential perfect brackets. People who receive welfare and disability support cheques in Ontario will be getting reloadable payment cards, similar to debit cards. The Ontario government says the initiative is still in the planning stages as they are looking at design, development of technology and other business requirements. A year from now Cable and Satellite companies have to offer you package of channels which will include all your local channels, things like the parliament channel and the aboriginal people's network, and possibly the US networks - for a price of no more than $25 a month. We bring you today’s Celebrity Birthdays! Saskatchewan and the CFL said goodbye to Jim Hopson last night. The Riders former CEO and President is retiring at the end of the month after 10 years. The story of ISIS continues, now claiming responsibility for this week’s terrorist attack in Tunisia. The group warns the shooting could just be the beginning. Canada has since decided to extend their mission against the terrorist organization. We continue to follow the bouncing ball after Wednesday's budget announcement. Saskatchewan parents aren't taking changes to the active family tax credit very well. Us Weekly magazine has retracted a story about model and reality star Kendall Jenner and her father, former Olympian Bruce Jenner.

HOUR TWO

A new poll by NME says that “Strawberry Fields” is the best songs by The Beatles, which has us thinking of our favorite Beatles songs that didn’t make the top 10. We take your texts to 306-306 on what you think the best Beatles song is. With the dumping of snow we got over night we want your texts on the road conditions were you are – text 306-306. It’s time for the good news with Tell Me Something Good. John Gormley joins in studio to share his thoughts on pick and pay and shares what’s coming up on his show. And we update you on the Z99 Radiothon!

HOUR THREE

We continue to follow the bouncing ball after Wednesday's budget announcement. The Saskatchewan government is overestimating the price of oil in the provincial budget. That's according to oil analyst Roger McKnight who says budgeting for $53 dollars a barrel this year and $67 dollars next year is wishful thinking. We are joined by Lorie Lindsay live from the 28th Annual Z99 Radiothon! By 2016 you will have full control on what channels you will have to pay for and enjoy. In other countries where you can pick and pay for channels, you could end up paying about $4-5 at the very least per month per channel. And finally, What I Learned on the Show: This Week!

Himpe, Don & Sam Maciag - March 19, 2015

HOUR ONE

Good Morning! After worries because of the price of oil, we now know what we're in for this coming year. The provincial budget was released yesterday. The good news? No tax increase. But, about 6,000 seniors will be affected by changes to the Senior Drug Plan. On Wednesday afternoon, the jury announced they had reached a unanimous verdict on all the charges faced by one of two men accused in an alleged terror plot to derail a Via rail passenger train travelling to Toronto. The fate of one man is decided, the fate of the other still hangs in the balance as the jury enters its ninth day of deliberations on Thursday. We bring you today’s Celebrity Birthdays! Among the more significant cuts were to three programs that help families, the subsidies still exist, only in slimmed-down form. The active family’s benefit, which provides a subsidy for parents who have their children enrolled in sports and arts programs, will now be available to 25,000 fewer families because only those with total incomes under $60,000 can claim it. We take your texts to 306-306 on your thoughts on the Budget, and we check in with our friends at Z99 as the annual Z99 Radiothon gets underway this morning.

HOUR TWO

There are no new taxes or fee hikes in this year’s Budget according to Minister of Finance Ken Krawetz; however, there is a warning about the education portion of property tax bills: While there is no mill rate increase this year, it remains an area of future consideration for the government. Not much change Wednesday afternoon in flood conditions in Moose Jaw's River Valley. Ice jamming has caused backup along the Moose Jaw River, causing much of the Valley to be underwater to varying degrees. 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 as we get closer to the weekend. John Gormley joins in studio and shares his thoughts on this year’s Budget as well as what’s coming up on his show. And we check in on the Z99 Radiothon.

HOUR THREE

After months of fears of a tax increase because of lower provincial oil revenues, we now know what we're in for in the next year. The Budget was laid down yesterday and we bring you everything you need to know. A number of layoffs in the Alberta Oil Fields, yesterday ConocoPhillips Canada confirms it is lying off 200 workers, this coming on the heels of Calgary based Talisman Energy let go of 150-200 workers. WE continue bring you everything you need to know about the upcoming Saskatchewan Budget with Murray Wood. And finally, What I Learned on the Show Today!

Himpe, Don & Sam Maciag - March 18, 2015

HOUR ONE

Good Morning! The CFL has gone American for their new commissioner. Jeffrey Orridge takes over in April. His latest job was an executive at CBC Sports but he has a background in marketing and branding. He also studied at Harvard. He's the first American born commissioner of the CFL. The Ontario Liberal government’s plan to liberalize the selling of beer and wine hasn’t even been officially announced, but it’s already being denounced, and for many opposing reasons. We bring you today’s Celebrity Birthdays, and if it’s your birthday – Happy Birthday! Green beers and Guinness may be the go-to beverages yesterday, but Budweiser is the brand that Canadians reach for most, according to VinePair - an online magazine about wine, beer and liquor. Reports just south of downtown Regina of a house fire, our Amanda Purcell is on the scene and updates us on what’s going on. Fierce competition among banks and home buyers is driving mortgage rates down and home prices up, signaling the start of a spring housing market that many observers expect will be particularly heated this year. We take your texts to 306-306 and Conservative MP Larry Miller is apologizing and retracting some of his comments after he told a radio station that Muslim women should "stay the hell where you came from".

HOUR TWO

SGI says the latest numbers out from photo radar cameras show that drivers are slowing down. Eight cameras rotate around 28 different locations in Saskatchewan, and have all been in operation since Dec. 8, 2014. Overall, February saw less drivers speeding by those cameras than the previous months. There's a new head honcho at the CFL Offices, Jeffrey Orridge is the new commissioner. He was formally introduced today at a news conference in Toronto. Orridge succeeds Mark Cohon, who served for eight years before leaving the post in January. We take you to the Women’s World Curling Championship and update you on Canada’s match up against Switzerland. It’s time for the good news with Tell Me Something Good – where we bring you some feel good news stories to help keep a smile on your face and put some pep back in your step. We update you on the house fire just south of downtown Regina near the General Hospital with our Lisa Schick who is on scene. And the Northern Lights were out in full glory last night showing us why they call Saskatchewan the land of the living skies.

HOUR THREE

Seems that less drivers are speeding by photo-radar cameras - and about half of those people don't find out they're doing it. SGI released the numbers collected by the cameras in February. The number of speeders is going down in almost all of the locations - except for on Regina's Ring Road and east of the city. And Hockey Wives premieres tonight at 8 on W. The Toronto Star reported last week that Premier Kathleen Wynne’s government is planning to auction licences to sell beer and wine. No sooner did the news break than various political forces began to align against the move, with a provincial workers’ union calling the idea a potential threat to women. And finally, What I Learned on the Show Today!

Himpe, Don & Sam Maciag - March 17, 2015

Big Breakfast Question of the Morning: Should we be more conscience on our health and what we eat?

HOUR ONE

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! There's a Regina boy on Big Brother this spring, he’s a Balfour Collegiate grad, played midget hockey and then played for the Rams for three seasons before getting injured in 2013. And now, Zach Oleynik is playing a whole different kind of game. When linebacker Patrick Willis unexpectedly retired last week, some 49ers fans took solace in the presence of linebacker Chris Borland, who had a stellar rookie season. Now, Borland is retiring, too. We bring you today’s Celebrity Birthdays, and if it’s your birthday, Happy Birthday! A professor at Oxford is pushing for food policy to be subjected to the same tough regulations as the tobacco industry. All meals should be served with vegetables, snacking should be socially unacceptable and a fizzy drinks tax must be introduced if the obesity epidemic is to be tackled, an expert said today. This is our Big Breakfast Question of the Morning: Should we be more conscience on our health and what we eat? The federal cabinet is poised to decide on extending the combat mission against the Islamic State and should it be approved, several defence sources say it likely would involve a commitment of more than six months, possibly up to a year. And Canadian drivers, truckers and train passengers might eventually get to clear U.S. customs from the comfort of their own country. An agreement signed Monday would allow the U.S. to set up customs facilities on the Canadian side of road borders and at Canadian transportation hubs such as ports, train stations and bus depots.

HOUR TWO

All signs are pointing to the NHL expanding into Las Vegas in the near future, perhaps even in time for the 2016-17 season. One of the first hurdles for the Vegas ownership group was a season ticket drive this spring, with the goal set to get 10,000 commitments in the form a 10-per-cent deposit. One month into the campaign, they’ve already passed the 9,000 mark and are gaining steadily. We take some of your texts on the Big Breakfast Question of the Morning. This morning’s Talk Shot is brought to you by The Green Zone and their conversations with Pete Rose on his road to get into the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. It’s time for Tell Me Something Good where we bring you some good news stories to help put a smile on your face. It also happens to be Saint Patrick’s Day so Sam gives you a couple fun facts to get you in the Green Spirit. John Gormley joins to share his thoughts on snack shaming and what’s coming up on his show. And we take your texts to 306-306 on the Big Breakfast Question and more!

HOUR THREE

Mayor Fougere joins us in studio for his weekly visit to share what’s going on at City Hall and the City of Regina’s pothole repairs. There's a Regina boy on Big Brother this spring, he’s a Balfour Collegiate grad, played midget hockey and then played for the Rams for three seasons before getting injured in 2013. And now, Zach Oleynik is playing a whole different kind of game. -- a professor at Oxford is pushing for food policy to be subjected to the same tough regulations as the tobacco industry. Professor Susan Jebb said social norms are 'terribly important' and grazing on unhealthy snacks should be viewed in the same way as a smoking indoors. Global’s 16X9 took a look at the “Wives of ISIS” revealing how this terrorist organization lures young women through online interactions. And finally, What I Learned on the Show Today!

Himpe, Don & Sam Maciag - March 16, 2015

HOUR ONE

Good Morning! A big weekend for our little city as Hometown Hockey turned out a crowd of about 5,000 to celebrate the talent we have. It was a big day for Canadian artists as the Junos were underway in Hamilton as well last night, hosted Jacob Hoggard the evening took the time to induct Alanis Morrissette into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. Regina police have charged a 16-year-old boy after Friday's fatal crash on Ring Road. Police say the teenager was driving the eastbound car that crossed the ditch near the MacDonald Street exit and hit a westbound car head-on. The 16-year-old is facing a total of six charges including "Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle Causing Death." Under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, his name will not be released. He is due in court on April 29 to face the charges. We bring the day’s Celebrity Birthdays, and if it’s your birthday – Happy Birthday! The sound of music and clashing hockey sticks could be heard for blocks in Regina on Saturday for the Hometown Hockey Tour. City Square Plaza was filled with people wearing every colour of hockey jersey to celebrate the event. Booths lined the street with games like slapshot speed tests and box hockey, and others with coffee and food. Yesterday, Robert Durst gave HBO’s “The Jinx” a really good shot at a season 2. He was arrested in New Orleans.

HOUR TWO

A teenager is being charged in the fatal crash that happened on Ring Road. Police say the 16-year-old boy was driving the car that crossed the ditch near MacDonald Street and hit a car head-on. A 49-year-old man died and five others were hurt. Police have said alcohol was not a factor. We go back in time for the News Rewind to update you on the news you may have missed over the weekend. Cyclone Pam hit Porta Vila, the capital of Vanuatu. The damage is extensive, with homes destroyed, power and communications down and vital infrastructure impacted. The Red Cross is working with local authorities to provide shelter, water, food and first aid to people touched by this terrible tragedy. It’s time for the good news with Tell Me Something Good – where we bring you some feel good news stories to help keep a smile on your face. John Gormley joins to share his thoughts on Taber, Alberta and what’s coming up on his show.

HOUR THREE

Regina was in the spotlight this past weekend and hockey fans are gathered at City Square Plaza where Ron McLean broadcasted a live show before the Ottawa-Philly game. Charges are now being laid on a teenager in Friday's fatal crash on Ring Road. Police say the 16-year-old boy was driving the car that crossed the ditch and hit another car head-on. A 49-year-old man was killed and five others injured. Police have said alcohol was not a factor. We speak with Tony Worfolk who was a missionary in Vanuatu on what this devastation means to him. We bring back the News Rewind to bring you the headlines from the weekend you may have missed. And finally, What I Learned on the Show Today!