• Ann Rohmer speaks with the Ontario Medical Association President Dr. Rose Zacharias. Ontarians will soon return to school, the workplace and public gatherings in greater numbers, yet we are still in the seventh wave of the COVID pandemic. The health-care system is bursting at the seams and we are facing a potentially bad flu season for the first time in three years. The Ontario Medical Association has assembled a panel of physicians to discuss what living with COVID could look like in the coming months.

• Kevin Frankish discusses wastewater testing for polio. After new reports of polio cases abroad, and virus samples in the wastewater of several other developed countries, Canada intends to start testing wastewater from a number of cities "as soon as possible”. Almost 70 years ago, the most severe polio epidemic on record claimed more than 8,000 victims across the country. About a quarter of those stricken with so-called infantile paralysis were in Ontario. Our former Lieutenant Governor David Onley contracted polio when his was 3 years old. He shares his story with Kevin.

• Ann Rohmer is with the CEO of Novo Integrated Sciences; Robert Mattcchione who says it’s time to embrace a new model for treatments and diagnostics that puts patients first by using technology like our smart phones to bring non-catastrophic treatments out of expensive hospitals and into doctors’ offices, clinics and even peoples’ homes.

• Jim Lang talks with Markham comedian Neema Naz…he has more than half a million followers on TIKTOK alone

• Shaliza Bacchus is with Jay Douglas, first appearing on stage in Montego Bay, Jamaica when he was a youth. A remarkable 45 years (!!!) later, Jay continues to be one of the beautifully elegant reasons why Toronto – and Canada’s – music scene continues to flourish. In the early ’60s, Jay fronted the R&B group The Cougars who lit up the Montreal as well as Toronto’s Yonge Street nightclubs in the late ’70s with Soul, Funk and Reggae. He’ll be performing at the CNE Bandshell on August 24 performing Jump Blues, Chicago Big Band Blue, Soulful Ballads, New Orleans Rhythm and Blues, all found on Jay’s new album “Confession.”

What is The FEED?

THE FEED is a weekly news magazine that goes behind the scenes and into more depth on the stories we have reported throughout the week or presents stories that need more time to tell. Hosted by Ann Rohmer, hear compelling interviews, local stories and local personalities - listen to The Feed weekly for the stories of York Region.