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.

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
Mike Stubbs gets stumped by a live game of gues...
Actress Petrina Bromley stumps Mike Stubbs and listeners on who she's playing in CLUE at the Grand Theatre. Petrina then sticks around and chats with Mike about the show and what theatre goers can expect when they come to watch the show.
16 min
Can you guess who did it? CLUE takes the stage ...
The family favourite board game and cult classic movie, CLUE is now taking the stage at The Grand Theatre in London, keeping audiences on the edge of their seats wondering who did it. Dennis Garnhum, director of the play and former Artistic Director at the Grand Theatre, joins 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to tease what audiences can expect from the show and the mystery behind it.
5 min
London Blazers brought the gold home to London
Chris Lauzon joins 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to talk about the gold medal that the London Blazers brought home from the 2024 Special Olympics.
7 min
Tornadoes and music spiral together at Western ...
Professor Sharon Wei from the Don Wright Faculty of Music at Western University joins 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to talk about a new musical gallery taking place at Western University on March 1st that pulled inspiration from The Northern Tornados project. Prof. Wei outlines how the idea came to be, and how art and music can represent science, space, and time.
8 min
Deputy Fire Chief outlines how to take care of ...
Deputy Fire Chief Matt Hepditch joins 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to talk about what you need to know about how to treat your rechargeable lithium-ion battery to ensure that they are being used safely and lowering the risk of fire.
11 min
The push to privatize health care is causing ma...
Peter Bergmanis, co-chair of the London Health Coalition, joins 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to talk about the Ontario Health Coalition's report looking at the issues with the provinces push to privatize health care. Bergmanis takes the report and zeros in on London, pointing out the issues that London is seeing.
7 min
Ontario colleges and universities are getting m...
London West NDP MPP Peggy Sattler joins 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to talk about the announcement today from the province announcing $1.2 billion in funding to colleges and universities, and why that number still isn't enough.
8 min
The Property Tax Tour: Oxford County
Oxford County Warden Marcus Ryan joins 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to talk about the property tax increase that oxford county residents will see this year. Warden Ryan also breaks down the difference between county property tax and city or town property tax.
7 min
New drivers are faking driver's ed certificates...
Maria Bagdonas, COO of Young Drivers, joins 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to talk about fake driver’s education certificates and why some people may try to cheat the system and forge the certificate. Maria also outlines what you learn in driver's ed classes that you wouldn't learn from a parent or family member.
8 min
The Property Tax Tour: St. Thomas residents wil...
St. Thomas Mayor Joe Preston joins 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to talk about the 2.95% property tax increase that St Thomas residents will be seeing this year. Mayor Preston explains how they got the number, which is much lower than their neighboring communities in London and Hamilton.
6 min
A new bill is going through provincial parliame...
London-Fanshawe NDP MP Lindsay Mathyssen joins 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to talk about a piece of legislation that is trying to stop coercive abuse. MP Mathyssen explains what coercive abuse is, and where the bill is at right now, and why this bill is needed.
5 min
Federal NDP Leader comments on the impending Ph...
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh joins 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to talk about the impending deadline for the Canada Pharmacare Act that the Liberal party agreed to pass as a part of the supply and confidence agreement between the two parties.
10 min