Dec 10, 2013 | 7:44Saskatoon Morning The 50th Anniversary Of The First Kidney Transplant In Saskatchewan Audio
Saskatoon Morning The 50th Anniversary Of The First Kidney Transplant In Saskatchewan Dec 10, 2013 | 7:44Fifty years ago this week a team of doctors in Saskatoon performed Canada's second kidney transplant, between people who were not identical twins.
The first had taken place a few months earlier in Montreal.
Dr. Richard Baltzan joined the Saskatoon transplantation team shortly after. He spoke with Saskatoon Morning's Leisha Grebinski.
Dec 9, 2013 | 11:22Saskatoon Morning Faith In The Public Sphere Panel Discussion Audio
Saskatoon Morning Faith In The Public Sphere Panel Discussion Dec 9, 2013 | 11:22What role does faith play in the public sphere? That's the topic of a panel taking place this evening in Saskatoon, inspired by the recent controversy around prayer at city events. Bishop Donald Bolen is the head of Saskatoon's Roman Catholic Diocese, George Williamson teaches philosophy at the University of Saskatchewan and is with the Centre for Inquiry Saskatchewan. Lori Petruskevitch is a member of the city's Buddhist community. They're three of the speakers taking part in the panel discussion, but first the joined host Leisha Grebinski in studio YXE.
Dec 6, 2013 | 14:33Saskatoon Morning Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Lives Here In Saskatoon Audio
Saskatoon Morning Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Lives Here In Saskatoon Dec 6, 2013 | 14:33A warning, this story contains strong language.
This week, we've been talking about PTSD. The reason? Because the military is now dealing with four recent deaths, suspected suicides. And the question is out there, are soldiers getting the help they need? Saskatoon Morning's Dan Kerslake produced a documentary in 2010. It was about a soldier, a local man named Leander, who was dealing with PTSD. With our focus on the problem this week, we thought it would be a good idea to re-play his story.
Then, Dan followed up on the story and spoke with Leander's mother Agnes Helmink to find out how things turned out.
Dec 4, 2013 | 11:31Saskatoon Morning Canadians Math Skills On The Decline Audio
Saskatoon Morning Canadians Math Skills On The Decline Dec 4, 2013 | 11:31If the thought of performing long division or "solving for x" makes you want to smash your calculator, you're not alone. Canadian students are slipping further and further behind when it comes to knowing their math. For some thoughts, Leisha was joined by Egan Chernoff. He's an assistant professor at the University of Saskatchewan. Where he teaches the next generation of math teachers.
Dec 3, 2013 | 8:30Saskatoon Morning PotashCorp Announces Major Layoffs Audio
Saskatoon Morning PotashCorp Announces Major Layoffs Dec 3, 2013 | 8:30PotashCorp has announced major layoffs.
President Bill Doyle says the layoffs are necessary to keep the company competitive,
and are driven by slow global growth in demand. CBC Reporter Dan Zakreski spoke with Doyle early this morning. Later, Leisha Grebinski spoke with Peter Phillips, an economist at the University of Saskatchewan about the impact this may have on the industry.
Dec 3, 2013 | 7:10Saskatoon Morning Advances In HIV Treatment Audio
Saskatoon Morning Advances In HIV Treatment Dec 3, 2013 | 7:10Would you rather have HIV or Diabetes?
Advances in HIV treatment have come a long way in recent years - making many people rethink the way an HIV diagnosis is viewed.
Dr. Alex Wong is a professor of Infectious Diseases and the Clinical Director of the Saskatchewan Provincial HIV Leadership Team. He joined Leisha Grebinski on Saskatoon Morning.
Dec 3, 2013 | 6:49Saskatoon Morning Study Shows A Greater Risk Of Kidney Failure In Aboriginal People Audio
Saskatoon Morning Study Shows A Greater Risk Of Kidney Failure In Aboriginal People Dec 3, 2013 | 6:49A recent study published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal shows that Aboriginal people are not only more likely to develop diabetes, they're also at greater risk of end-stage kidney failure. Dr. Roland Dyck is an epidemiologist and a professor at the College of Medicine. He's also one of the authors of the study. He joined Leisha Grebinski in studio YXE.
Dec 2, 2013 | 4:57Saskatoon Morning 31 Vehicle Pile-Up Near North Battleford Audio
Saskatoon Morning 31 Vehicle Pile-Up Near North Battleford Dec 2, 2013 | 4:57A major pile-up involving 31 vehicles resulted in dozens of injuries and forced a highway closure southeast of North Battleford on the weekend. It happened Saturday morning on Highway 16 near the village of Maymont. The area was very foggy at the time. MD Ambulance spokesperson Troy Davies says, it could have been the "deadliest crash of the year" in Saskatchewan. Troy Davies joined host Leisha Grebinski for more.