Wells came to the attention of filmmaker Chloe Zhao after he was featured in the book ‘Nomadland: Surviving America in the 21st Century,’ on which the film ‘Nomadland’ is based.
Currently the host of The Mike Smyth Show, Mike has been a fixture on the ‘NW airwaves for more than 20 years.
Mike came to radio while pursuing a long career in print media. He worked at daily newspapers in Ontario before becoming a legislature correspondent at The Canadian Press, Canada’s national news agency, a role he held for eight years. In 1996 Mike became a political columnist for the Vancouver Province where his column ran for 24 years.
Mike began as a regular commentator on 980 CKNW providing political analysis to The Rafe Mair Show for over a decade. In addition, he hosted weekends and overnights before landing his own show, Nightline BC, the top night-time talk show from 2004 to 2007. Mike also hosted The Mike Smyth Show in 2010 and 2011, stepping in after regular host Christy Clark returned to politics.
Mike is married to Mary Griffin, a reporter at CHEK TV in Victoria. They have two teenage sons, Declan and Seamus, and a dog named Scout.
The Mike Smyth Show airs Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to noon.
Anti-logging protestors in B.C. are facing some criticism from a surprising source, Mike Smyth says.
Young people were not following social-distancing rules and allowing COVID-19 to spread throughout the province, Horgan said — and reaction to the premier was swift.
Chong was singled out by China for his criticism of Beijing’s treatment of Uyghur Muslims in China’s Xinjiang province — and he’s not alone, Mike Smyth writes.
The ordeal of Kevin and Julia Garrett is eerily similar to that of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, two Canadians arrested in China and recently tried on spying charges.
That’s the debate that erupted in Alberta this week after the Jason Kenney government set its sights on Bigfoot Family, an animated children’s movie currently popular on Netflix.
The days of opposition parties looking for their moment are a thing of the past, Mike Smyth writes. Now, it’s Trudeau’s minority Liberals who seem eager to face the voters.
An extra-nasty case of gas-fuelled road rage is going on in B.C., home to North America’s highest gasoline taxes, Mike Smyth says.
Things got worse when Jack Lohman — the museum’s then-CEO who announced and then un-announced the discovery — was forced to resign over accusations of institutional racism.
For Canada’s former ambassador to the United Nations, the situation involving vaccines and the developing world paints a disturbing picture. Mike Smyth explains.
‘All I wanted was a trial and see justice served,’ said Carol Todd, who has been campaigning for that justice for eight years. Now the judicial wheels are starting to turn.
If the vaccine supply continues to sputter, Trudeau may decide against an election call in the spring, Mike Smyth says. But what if it picks back up again?
How Rodney and Ekaterina Baker expected to waltz into a remote Yukon village and demand a COVID-19 vaccination meant for Indigenous elders is hard to comprehend, Mike Smyth says.
Sloan’s expulsion was triggered by O’Toole, Mike Smyth says, who was ‘outraged’ to learn Sloan had accepted a campaign donation from Paul Fromm, a notorious white supremacist.
With a snap election possible in the spring, get ready for Justin Trudeau’s Liberals to brand Conservative leader Erin O’Toole as ‘Trump North,’ Mike Smyth says.