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.

Human history held in water - how a lake in Mil...
Francine McCarthy, Earth Sciences professor at Brock University joins 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to talk about Crawford Lake in Milton, ON and the history it holds. Scientists believe the lake to be the Anthropocene.
11 min
Cell phones in school: a useful tool or a distr...
Dr. Sachin Maharaj, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, Police and Program Evaluation at the University of Ottawa, joins 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to talk about some schools exploring banning cell phones.
7 min
Rock the Park kicks off with Mumford & Sons hea...
Brad Jones from Jones Entertainment Group joins 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to talk all about the 19th year of Rock the Park that kicks off tomorrow.
8 min
Councillor Susan Stevenson gives her thoughts o...
Ward 4 Councillor Susan Stevenson joins 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to share her thoughts on Monday's housing announcement, and what the difference is between affordable housing and highly supported housing.
5 min
Could there be another Bank of Canada interest ...
Dr. Marvin Ryder, professor at the DeGroot School of Business at McMaster University, joins 980CFPL's Mike Stubbs to talk about if a Bank of Canada interest rate hike is in the cards next week, and if yes, what you can expect. Dr. Ryder also says you may want to think twice before making any big purchases.
6 min
How to identify ticks and prevent Lyme disease ...
7 min
A trip through Sunfest
Mike Stubbs takes you on a tour of Sunfest and talks to some people along the way.
11 min
A banner year for the Knights, including their ...
Rick Doyle, President of the London Knights Alumni Foundation, joins 980 CFPL Mike Stubbs to talk about the approximately $850,000 that was generated from the 50/50 draws alone. Doyle also talks about what the London Knight Alumni Foundation is and what they do.
6 min
Southwestern Public Heath is telling people to ...
Maddy Boyko, Public Health Inspector with Health Protection at the Southwestern Public Health, joins 980CFPL's Mike Stubbs to talk about the discovery of bacteria at local beaches, and the advice she has for anyone who has plans going to the beach this week - which is to stay out of the water.
5 min
Everything you need to know to play blind soccer
Abbi Lezizidis, President of White Caps London, joins 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to talk about the growth in interest in blind soccer. Lezizidis also explains all the rules you need to know when you play.
8 min
The GO Train didn't work in London, but in Stra...
Stratford Councillor Jo-Dee Burbach joins 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to talk about how popular the GO Train was in their community. Councillor Burbach explains that it was the only way for people to get to and from Stratford on a train, and why some form of rail transit is needed there.
10 min
Improving Canada's gender wage gap
Shannon Pestun, Co-founder of Pestun Consulting Inc. as well as a part of the Finance Cafe joins 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to talk about the recent report that found that it will take 131 years to close the gender wage gap, as well as breakdown how Canada is doing, the positive changes that have been made, and improvements that still need to happen.
7 min
MADD Canada CEO talks about the issue of impair...
Steve Sullivan, CEO of MADD Canada, joins 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to talk about the issue of impaired driving across the country, and why drivers are still making the decision to get behind the wheel while being under the influence.
8 min
St. Thomas Mayor comments on the impaired drivi...
St. Thomas Mayor Joe Preston joins 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to give his reaction to the tragic impaired driving accident that caused the death of an 11-year-old.
3 min
"We get demand letters and that is it from them...
Jeff Gard owns The Carfrae Cottage, which was built in 1858 and was given heritage designation in 1988. In 2021, the property was given a "heritage easement agreement", making it one of the most protected homes in the city. Now, Gard is fighting with the City of London on reparations that are needed, but in the handing over the role of heritage manager within city offices, there seem to be some different understandings of what Gard is allowed to do and how it needs to be done.
11 min
There is no magic pill for weight loss, even if...
Emily Campbell, registered dietician and certified diabetes educator, joins 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to talk about the use of diabetes medication for weight loss, and the introduction of a new diabetes pill that's being marketed in a similar way to an already well known brand. Campbell outlines the differences between the different medications and breaks down the risk of both if you are not diabetic.
5 min
As another door closes, will more open in the d...
Former Ward 13 Councillor John Fyfe-Millar joins 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to talk about the recent restaurants deciding to close their doors downtown, what may be the cause, and what are the possible solutions to this ongoing issue.
5 min
Bright Lights Black Stars tells the stories of ...
Bright Lights Black Stars: Negro League Players and Canada's Oldest Baseball League author Paul Allen joins 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to talk about why he decided to write the book and how he found the stories to tell. Allen also teases some of the stories you can expect to read.
9 min
Walt Longlade is backpacking around the world
Walt Longlade, who is from Ingersoll, joins 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to talk about his backpacking trip around the world, where he's been, what he's done, and what's coming up on the trip.
13 min
The Forest City Velodrome is shutting down afte...
Craig Linton, president of Forest City Velodrome, joins 980CFPL's Mike Stubbs to talk about why the Forest City Velodrome is shutting down. Linton also reflects on the amazing years they had and community they built.
7 min
Ryan Gauss has been appointed to the London Pol...
Ryan Gauss was appointed to the London Police Services Board at council on Tuesday. Back in March, Gauss was selected as the new member of the LPSB, but after some concerns about the initial appointment, they restarted the process. Gauss has once again been appointed to the board. Ryan Gauss joins Mike Stubbs to talk about his thoughts on the long process and his thoughts on the public reaction this time around.
8 min
The future of Blackfriars Bridge
Ward 6 councilor Sam Trosow joins 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to talk about Blackfriars Bridge, the maintenance currently being done, and the decision made at council to keep it open to vehicles. Trosow expresses his hope for the bridge in the future, which starts with eliminating vehicles.
7 min
Changes coming to TVDSB school zones in the fall
Ben Puzanov, Manager of Planning with Thames Valley District School Board, joins 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to talk about the review that has been ongoing over the past year, as well as what changes people can expect in the fall.
7 min
Retired Major-General Lew Mackenzie will be rac...
Retired Major-General Lew Mackenzie has been racing since 1975 and loved it for years before that. This weekend, at the age of 83, he will be getting back on the track at the Montreal Grand Prix.
8 min
Colin James is bringing the Blues to London
Musician Colin James joins 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to talk about his upcoming concert in London, and his success playing the Blues.
8 min