London Live with Mike Stubbs

Mike Stubbs pushes beyond the headlines, providing a mix of informed opinion and entertainment you won’t find anywhere else. Mike explores stories and topics important to Londoners from any and all angles.

Protests have changes throughout history - but ...
Dr. Ron Stagg, a Professor at Toronto Metropolitan University, joins 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to talk about how protests have changed throughout history, why they've changed, and if they are as impactful as they once were.
6 min
'Happy Has-Been' Bill Welychka talks new book a...
Bill Welychka, entertianment journalist, former MuchMusic host and radio DJ, joins 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to talk about his new book "A Happy Has-Been. Exciting Times and Lessons Learned by One of Canada’s Foremost Entertainment Journalists," which outlines his long career interviewing stars and music legends, traveling around the world hosting events, and also dives into his personal life and the lessons he learned along the way.
14 min
Strong Towns is changing how we approach commun...
Edward Erfurt, Community Action Director with Strong Town, joins 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to talk about what Strong Towns is, how they came to be, and what their goal is. Erfurt talks about the issues that many communities are facing and how Strong Towns is helping to address them and change things for the better.
7 min
Deepfake nudes produced with AI are only one of...
Dr. Kaitlynn Mendes, Associate Professor of Sociology at Western University and Canada Research Chair in Inequality and Gender, whose an expert in tech-facilitated sexual violence, joins 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to talk about AI being used to generate deepfake nudes and the impact it has. Dr. Mendes talks about other risks that new technology present and what laws need to be in place to protect people.
15 min
The moment of total eclipse in Port Stanley at ...
Mike Stubbs was on-location at Pierside Pub in Port Stanley at the exact moment of the total eclipse. Listen as the crowd reacts to the once in a lifetime experience and hear from one person who came to Port Stanley to watch.
9 min
London cousins Nicole and Julia Gosling are Tea...
Paul and Peter Gosling, two brothers from London, join Mike Stubbs to talk about their daughters Nicole and Julia who are on Team Canada at the Women's World Hockey Championship. Paul and Peter talk about what it's like having both of their daughters on the team and how the tournament has gone so far.
10 min
Pierside Pub eclipse watch party in Port Stanle...
Pierside Pub is holding an eclipse watch party on Monday, and Mike Stubbs will be there live on-location broadcasting throughout the eclipse. Brent Noels from Pierside Pub joins Mike to breakdown what he and other visitors can expect.
5 min
Deputy Mayor Shawn Lewis talks building BRT nor...
Deputy Mayor Shawn Lewis joins 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to talk about the challenge of building BRT north and west routes and weighs in on the backyard firework debate.
10 min
Western Professor explains the engineering side...
Dr. Ashraf El Damatty, Professor and Chair in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Western University, joins 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to explain what happened with the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore from an engineering perspective, and what we can learn from it going forward.
6 min
Caregivers of Petrolia Ferals aims to help the ...
Julie Medeiros, Team Coordinator at Caregivers of Petrolia Ferals, joins 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to talk about the organization's efforts to help the stray and feral cats in the area, why there has been an increase in the feral and stray population.
9 min
Small landlords are urging the Provincial gover...
Chris Seepe, CEO of Aztech Realty, joins 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to talk about what small landlords need from the provincial government to help them evict bad tenants who are not paying rent, or demanding what's called "fees for keys."
18 min
Improving landlord and tenant relationships
Chris Seepe, CEO of Aztech Realty, joins 980 CFPL to talk about the relationship between tenants and landlords, how they can be improved, and tools that are being created to help support both sides.
12 min
The Grand Theatre announces what coming to the ...
Rachel Peake, the new Artistic Director at the Grand Theatre, joins 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to talk about what theatregoers have to look forward to in the 2024-25 season.
8 min
Protecting your eyes from the solar eclipse
Dr. Martin Spiro, Optometrist and President of the Canadian Association of Optometrists, joins 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to talk about how people can protect their eyes from the upcoming solar eclipse on April 8th and what you should look for when purchasing eclipse viewing glasses.
6 min
Sliding into summer on East Park London's new w...
Alon Shatil, General Manager for East Park London, joins 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to talk about the exciting changes to the waterpark that visitors can expect this summer.
9 min
A renoviction by-law could impact small landlor...
The City of London is drafting a by-law that would prevent renovictions in the city, following in Hamilton's footsteps. Though this could be a positive thing for tenants, small landlords would be facing more issues that could then fall back on the city. Joe Hoffer, Partner at Cohen-Highley Lawyers, joins Mike Stubbs to outline what problems could come up for landlords, and then Ward 6 Councillor Sam Trosow weighs in on the conversation.
18 min
Crocheting hearts to help London family
Natalia Da Costa is helping to raise money for 14-year-old Mason Christiaens who has had a number of health challenges over his young life. Mason is blind and was also recently diagnosed with Guillain-Barré Syndrome. Helping Mason with treatment has been very expensive and Natalia has crocheted little hearts that can be found at Nova Era Bakery where they are accepting donations for Mason. 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs spoke with Natalia about how she became involved in trying to help Mason and his family.
2 min
Upcoming hockey stars are taking the ice tonigh...
Jim Van Horne joins Mike Stubbs as they talk about the U16AAA playoffs, with one game left in the semi-final 5-point series, with the winner taking on the London Junior Knights for the Alliance Hockey Championship.
6 min
Open banking 101: Everything Canadian's need to...
Hanna Zaidi, Vice President of Payment Strategy at Wealthsimple, joins 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to talk about what exactly open banking is and what it would look like in practice. Zaidi puts open banking into simple terms, making it less intimidating and easier to understand.
8 min
One student's mission to address food insecurit...
Saanvi Kapoor, a third-year Ivey Student and founder of the Pay it Forward initiative at Western University, joins Mike Stubbs to talk about Pay it Forward, and how she's looking to use the Western ONEcard to address food insecurity on campus.
10 min
CEO of London Hydro announces to retirement
Dr. Vinay Sharma, CEO of London Hydro, announced his retirement which set for August. Dr. Sharma headed up London Hydro in his position as CEO for 15 years and has spent 26 years with the company. He joins 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to chat about his long career.
8 min
Deputy Mayor Shawn Lewis talks about what Londo...
Deputy Mayor Shawn Lewis joins 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to talk about what's missing in terms of recreational facilities in London, and different ways they can be built.
6 min
The Beach Hangar is bringing beach volleyball t...
Dave Ward, co-founder of Summit Sports and manager of Forest City Sport and Social Club joins 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to talk about the idea behind opening an indoor beach volleyball court at London International Airport, and what future athletes can expect from the facility.
9 min
The mental side of sports
Larissa Mills, from The Mental Game Academy, joins 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to talk about the power of visualization, the mental side of sports, and the importance of sleep and low screen time.
13 min
Roll the dice...Can you guess who this actor pl...
Actor Jesse Gervais joins 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to tease more of what audiences can expect when they come to see CLUE at the Grand Theatre. Jesse also helps Mike giveaway tickets for the show, hinting that his character is like the dice in the board game.
12 min