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The Craig Needles Show features high profile news makers, intelligent discussion, on the topics of the day.


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The Craig Needles Show features high profile news makers, intelligent discussion, on the topics of the day.




There are still many unanswered questions about the April shooting in Nova Scotia, the latest on a potential vaccine for COVID-19 and a member of the LGBTQ+ community and London Police discusses the Pride Flag controversy

Paul Palango, investigative journalist, joins Craig to discuss some of the unanswered questions that exist about the Nova Scotia shooting back in April. Could a potential vaccine to combat COVID-19 come out of the U.K? Redmond Shannon, Global News Europe Correspondent, joins the show to discuss. A dispute has arisen between Pride London and the LPS ever since pride flag was raised on police headquarters. Anthea Fordyce, Diversity Officer for the London Police Service, explains. See...


Business Lessons from the Headlines with Allison Graham - July 21, 2020

Business and marketing expert Allison Graham joins Craig every week to discuss business lessons from the headlines. Today they chat about Walmart spending $3-billion in COVID-19 upgrades and how people will react to masking in London. See for privacy information.


Have bars reopened too soon? How the City of London is budgeting with anti-racism in mind, and Canadians are concerned about gun violence

As parts of Ontario enters stage 3, bars are allowed to reopen their doors to the public. Have bars reopened too soon? Dr. Samantha Hill, President of the Ontario Medical Association, joins Craig to discuss. Arielle Kayabaga, Ward 13 councillor for the City of London, joins the show to talk about how the City of London is set to fit anti-racism measures into the budget. Mario Canseco, President of Research Co., joins to explain the perception that Canadians currently have on gun violence in...


Board of health motion to recommend MLHU implement mandatory mask bylaw doesn't make it to vote

The Board of Health for the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) met on Thursday to discuss the possibility of implementing a mandatory mask bylaw. A motion was put on the table to recommending the MLHU make masks mandatory in all indoor spaces. The motion did not make it to vote. Thames Centre Deputy Mayor, Kelly Elliot, joins Craig to discuss. See for privacy information.


"Be kind for a day:" Remembering Tori Stafford on what would have been her 20th birthday

On Wednesday, July 15th, Tori Stafford would have turned 20 years old. Her life was cut short when she was just 8 years old. On April 8th, 2009, Tori was kidnapped while walking home from school in Woodstock. Her remains were found months later near Mount Forest. Tori's Dad, Rodney Stafford, joins Craig Needles to talk about why he's asking everyone to be kind for a day in honour of Tori's memory. See for privacy information.


Business Lessons from the Headlines with Allison Graham - July 14, 2020

Business and marketing expert Allison Graham joins Craig every week to discuss business lessons from the headlines. Today they chat about the province moving into Stage 3 of Ontario's reopening framework, and the continued U.S. border shutdown. See for privacy information.


Pride London Festival responds to London Police decision to fly rainbow flag despite request not to

Pride London Festival sent a letter to London Police Service asking them not to fly the rainbow flag during this year's festivities, citing a lack of progress with Black and Indigenous communities. In a statement released on Monday, London Police said they would be raising the flag, despite the request. Andrew Rosser, president of Pride London Festival, joins Craig to discuss. See for privacy information.


Pride London Festival goes virtual, asks police not to raise Rainbow flag during 2020 festivities

Pride London Festival is going virtual due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. President Andrew Rosser joins Craig to discuss how you can celebrate at home. He will also discuss Pride London Festival's decision to ask London Police Service to not raise the Rainbow flag this year, citing a lack of progress to engage with Black and Indigenous communities. See for privacy information.


Canadian police chiefs aim to decriminalize simple drug possession, the latest on Justin Trudeau's WE scandal, and how businesses are adjusting to a new economy

The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police is asking for the decriminalization of simple drug possession. Derek Silva, assistant professor in Criminology at Kings University, joins Craig to discuss. Michael Cooper, deputy shadow minister of finance, joins the show to analyze the latest on Justin Trudeau's WE scandal and the federal governments 'fiscal snapshot.' And, a new program called Digital Main Street ShopHERE has partnered with google to offer an online presence to small businesses...


London researchers getting closer to human trials for COVID-19 vaccine, what the federal 'fiscal snapshot' means for Canadians and the Supreme Court rules against Donald Trump

Human trials may be nearing as London researchers continue to find a vaccine for COVID-19. Dr. Chil Yong Kang, molecular virologist at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, joins Craig to discuss. The federal government released a 'fiscal snapshot' showing impacts the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the Canadian economy. What does this mean for the country's economy going forward? Mike Moffatt, economist, joins the show to explain Reggie Cecchini, Global News Washington Correspondent,...


Human trials for Western University developed COVID-19 vaccine could start as early as this fall

In March, a multidisciplinary team of Western University researchers are working on the development of a vaccine against the novel coronavirus. While working to establish and test an effective vaccine for the virus that causes COVID-19, the team is also working to develop a vaccine bank that would contain many ready-made vaccines to be used rapidly at the start of another coronavirus outbreak of a different strain. Dr. Chil-Yong Kang, a member of the vaccine development teams, and professor...


What we know about the man accused of bringing weapons to Rideau Hall and how Southwest Public Health hopes to avoid COVID-19 spread at local farms

A man who allegedly stormed Rideau Hall with multiple weapons wrote a two-page letter which sources say included personal financial issues and government grievances. Mercedes Stephenson, Global News Ottawa Bureau Chief, and Leah West, lecturer of International Affairs at the Norman Paterson School, join Craig to discuss. And, after immigrant farm worker outbreaks hit areas hard like Windsor Essex and Norfolk County, what is Southwestern Public Health doing for farms in the local region? Dr....


CERB's back-to-work dilemma, explained

Recipients of the CERB, which provides $2,000 a month to Canadians who’ve lost their income due to COVID-19, can only earn up to $1,000 in a four-week period before losing their benefits. That's causing a dilemma for some who have been called back to work. “If they accepted even one more dollar’s worth of work, they lose the $2,000 CERB benefit and are left with $1,001 to support themselves and their family,” economist Tammy Schirle noted in a report for the C.D. Howe Institute in May. Laleh...


The NDP says parents need help when kids go back to school, Trump's bad polling numbers could be linked to COVID-19, and London doctors explore new coronavirus treatments

Marit Stiles, NDP Education Critic, joins to discuss what supports are needed for parents when kids go back to school in September. Polling numbers for Donald Trump out of states like Florida have been trending downward. Could Trump's bad polling numbers could be linked to COVID-19? Wayne Petrozzi, professor at Ryerson University, explains. And, new research out of Lawson is showing pulmonary surfactant could be a potential treatment for COVID-19-induced respiratory failure. Dr. Jim Lewis,...


Lawson launches new study trialing BLES® as treatment for COVID-19

Researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute are investigating the use of bovine lipid extract surfactant suspension (BLES®) for treating severe cases of COVID-19. What is bovine lipid extract surfactant suspension and what can it do to help patients suffering from the disease caused by the novel coronavirus? Dr. Jim Lewis, Lawson Scientist and Respirologist at St. Joseph’s Health Care London, joins Craig to discuss. See for privacy information.


Ontario court dismisses appeal from opponents of London's supervised drug consumption site

An Ontario court has dismissed an appeal from opponents of a supervised drug consumption site that is set to go up in London, Ont. at 446 York Street. Brian Lester, executive director of the regional HIV/AIDS Connection, joins Craig to discuss his reaction to the decision and where things go from here. See for privacy information.


Another hurdle cleared as London moves towards a permanent supervised consumption site, how the federal government could actually help non-profits, and a new investigation could lead to a third ethics violation for Justin Trudeau

Members pushing for a permanent safe injection site at 446 York St cleared another hurdle over the weekend. Brian Lester, Executive Director of the Regional HIV/AIDS connection, joins Craig to discuss. Aine McGlynn, Chief Operating Officer of The Good Partnership, joins the show to explain how the federal government could actually help non-profits. And, could a new investigation lead to a third ethics violation for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau? Michael Barrett, MP for...


Dr. Chris Mackie no longer Middlesex-London Health Unit CEO, remains Medical Officer of Health

Dr. Chris Mackie said the novel coronavirus pandemic, and changes within the health care system itself, have increased the amount of work to be done by a medical officer of health. That's one of the reasons why the Middlesex London Health Unit (MLHU) has decided to temporarily split the role of CEO and Medical Officer of Health. Michael Clarke will serve as interim CEO, while Dr. Chris Mackie will remain the Medical Officer of Health. It is not clear when the situation at the MLHU will...


New mask rules announced by the Middlesex-London Health Unit, the arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell could be making high profile people nervous and the provincial government wants to start evictions again

In a news conference on Thursday July 2, Dr. Chris Mackie, Medical Officer of Health for the Middlesex London Health Unit, announced new mask rules for the region. He joins Craig to discuss further and clarify the rules. The arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell could be making high profile people nervous. Paul Viollis, CBS reporter, joins the show to explain. And, the provincial government wants to start evictions again. Especially during a pandemic, it's not sitting well with Suze Morrison, NDP MPP...


Delays, construction issues prompt City of London to end contract for East Lions Community Centre build

The general contractor chosen to build a community centre in east London has been fired following months of delays and construction issues. Jasper Construction won the $21.4 million contract in fall 2017. The East Lions Community Centre was set to open in fall 2019, but was pushed to early 2020 following issues. It has not yet opened. Ward 2 councillor Shawn Lewis joins Craig to discuss why Jasper Construction no longer holds the contract. See for privacy information.