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.
Lynda Minoose, Director of Language and Culture on Cold Lake First Nation, joins 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to talk about a project she has been a part of, translating Robert Munsch books into First Nation languages to help preserve and pass on the language to kids.
London children's book author is shining a ligh...
Bridget George, an award-winning children's book author and Bear Clan from Kettle and Stony Point First Nation, joins 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to talk about why she decided to write and illustrate children's books showcasing Indigenous stories. The Anishinaabe author and illustrator not only brings light to Indigenous stories, but also passes along the language, by writing a dual language book to help make the Anishinaabe language less intimidating.
From the Arctic to the Pacific, to the Atlantic...
In June 2023, Nick Avis put his cushy job as a lawyer on pause to bike across Canada, raising money for RAVENS Trust, an Indigenous legal fund that provides support to make groundbreaking changes for Indigenous Peoples of Canada towards reconciliation and environmental justice. Nick joins 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to talk about why he decided to do this bike ride, what he hopes to gain from it, and his goal to raise $1 per kilometer he bikes along the way.
OSSTF and the province have reached a deal that...
Education Minister Stephen Lecce joins 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to talk about the deal that was reached today between the province and the Ontario Secondary Schools Teachers Federation (OSSTF), that will keep kids in the classroom uninterrupted for the next three years. Minister Lecce also talks about the recent EQAO results that show that math and literacy scores are up.
Deputy Mayor Shawn Lewis gives an update on the...
Deputy Mayor Shawn Lewis joins 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to give an update on the homeless hubs in London that have been going through council over the past few weeks. Lewis also gives Londoners some good news about grocery stores coming to the downtown core.
Digging into Hunka: Why one University of Ottaw...
Dr. Ivan Katchaonvski, professor of Political Science at the University of Ottawa, joins 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to talk about why he decided to do some research into Yaroslav Hunka, who is a veteran of a Nazi unit and received a standing ovation in the House of Commons which led to Speaker of the House Anthony Rota to resign from his position.
The Towards Braiding exhibit at Forest City Gal...
Sara Mai Chitty, Anishinaabe Educator, member of Alderville First Nation and board member at Forest City Gallery as well as Curriculum and Pedagogy Advisor at Western University, joins 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to talk about Towards Braiding: Dreaming of Anti-colonial Futures in the Forest City, an exhibit that helps to educate Londoners on their role and responsibility as Treaty People, and how everyone can work together for an anti-colonial future.
London's homeless hubs are a few steps away fro...
Kevin Dickins, Deputy City Manager of Social and Health Development, joins 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to talk about the report on homeless hubs, as well as what the homeless hub program is.
At least 18,025 Canadian nurses and doctors are...
The Ontario government and the ETFO have reache...
Education Minister Stephen Lecce joins 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to talk about the tentative agreement that the government has reached with the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario.
School presidents discuss the plans to integrat...
Alan Shepard, President of Western University and Lauretta Frederking, President of Brescia University College join 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to talk about the plans to fully integrate the women's only college into Western by spring 2024.
'Young peoples homelessness is unique:' YOU CEO...
Steve Cordes, CEO of Youth Opportunities Unlimited (YOU), joins 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to talk about the new homeless hubs being added to the City of London, and why YOU initially didn't plan to take part in operating one, but have now decided to step up, with healthcare partners, and run one. Cordes also breaks down what it takes to run a hub.
'Greedflation' isn't the issue, as the big 5 gr...
Dr. Sylvain Charlebois, Scientific Director of the Agri-Food Analytics Lab at Dalhousie University, joins Mike Stubbs to talk about the grocery summit that was held in Ottawa on Monday with all the leaders of the major grocery retailers in Canada, or as Dr. Charlebois called them 'the big 5.' Dr. Charlebois explains what happened at the meeting, the fact that all people involved came ready to help, and what the next steps are.
'We all have a reason to run:' CIBC Run for the...
Lynn Seward, Communications lead with CIBC Run for the Cure, joins 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to talk about the Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure event which is back across Canada on October 1st.
Suboxone: Could it be the miracle drug to help ...
London Live listener Rob called Mike Stubbs to talk about his experience with addiction and the issues in the government programs he went through. This conversation led to a text, talking about Suboxone, which has been referred to as the 'Jesus drug to get people off Opioids." But what is Suboxone? What is it made of? How does it work? Is it actually something that can help someone who is addicted to opioids? Mike turned to Dr. Steven Laviolette, from the Anatomy and Cell Biology department at Western University to answers these questions and to get a breakdown of Suboxone and addiction.
Job hunting has changed with computer algorithm...
Employment Specialist Jeremy McCall joins 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to talk about the difficulties job seekers are facing today, when everything is online and lacking some key words in your resume may automatically eliminate you from the candidate pool.
Peoples Court of Public Opinion: Fireworks in L...
Mike Stubbs chats with listeners about their thoughts on fireworks in London after Western University set some off after a mustang victory.
Balancing the needs of roads and intersections ...
Doug MacRae, Director of Transportation and Mobility with the City of London, joins 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to talk about how you can use the Service London portal to make your drive a little easier.
10,000 endangered Ontario turtles are being hat...
Scott Gillingwater, Species At Risk Biologist with the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority, joins 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to talk about the efforts they are taking to help protect turtles and release them back into their natural habitat.
Councillor Corrine Rahman explains that balance...
Ward 7 Councillor Corrine Rahman joins 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to talk about why it's important to have social housing in the city, while also keeping the balance on what it takes to maintain the properties and the cost of that.
Deputy Mayor Shawn Lewis talks about money need...
Deputy Mayor Shawn Lewis joins 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to talk about the geared-to-income housing that London needs but is trying to find the money to support.
Ontario Education Minister Stephen Lecce breaks...
Ontario Education Minister Stephen Lecce joins 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to break down the OSSTF tentative agreement as well as the $30 million of funding coming to classrooms and staffing in schools.
Union strikes have been on the rise, but it may...
Dr. Stephanie Ross, Associate Professor in the School of Labour Studies at McMaster University, joins 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to talk about the uptick in union strikes over the summer and why we are seeing more of them. Dr. Ross explains that though the strikes are disruptive, we shouldn't be afraid of them as they may benefit us in the long run.
Soccer and mental health: Kicks for Strength co...
Alexandre and Mackenzie Machado join 980 CFPL's Mike Stubbs to talk about the up-coming fundraiser Kicks for Strength, in honour of their cousin Cameron. The fundraising event brings together Cameron's love of soccer while bringing attention to mental health.
The number of Ontarians who have died while wai...
Colin Craig, President of SecondStreet.org, joins 980CFPL's Mike Stubbs to talk about how many Ontarians have died while on a waitlist for a medical procedure. Over 2,000 people have passed while on a waitlist for surgery, and almost 10,000 have died waiting for a diagnostic scan.