The Mike Farwell Show
Friday August 28th 2015 - 1pm 1:00 PM – Ian Milligan, University of Waterloo History Professor A University of Waterloo history professor is using an online database of old websites to illustrate how the internet never forgets a political promise. A group of professors pulled together a searchable archive of over 14 million online documents from 50 different political parties and interest groups. The group hopes the web archive will help voters hold parties to account in the run-up to the October federal election. 1:30 PM – The Friday Five – Counting down the top 5 phone calls from this week Aug 28, 2015, 02:25 PM
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Aug 17: Electric Cars, Uber, and Office Pranks The opening monologue (0:56); Tesla sues Ontario government, alleging customers denied incentives (21:54); John Baird slams Trudeau government on Saudi state TV (44:53); Doug Ford has been the breakout action star of the summer (1:06:10); Quebec taxi drivers expected to receive compensation to offset Uber competition (1:30:41); The Flip Side: Office Pranks (1:51:19); Talkin' Blue Jays Baseball (2:14:18); One trillion litres of sewage leaked into lakes and rivers over last five years (2:34:50); The Friday Five (2:48:54) Today at 04:00 PM
Aug 16: Basic Income, Extreme Multiculturalism, and Injuries The opening monologue (0:56); Ottawa plans to announce new stat holiday (22:22); Ontario’s scrapped basic-income pilot project was actually deeply flawed (45:40); GTA company makes candy spoons and cups to curb plastic waste (1:07:16);  Maxime Bernier criticizes Liberals for 'extreme multiculturalism' (1:30:14); The Flip Side: Have you injured yourself in a silly way? (1:51:08); 'People can't live like that': Sunnydale apartment conditions draw the ire of city councillor (2:14:24); Kitchener policy is turning into a buzzkill for flower-loving couple (2:36:39) Aug 16, 2018, 04:00 PM
Aug 15: Canadian Handgun Ban, Buck-a-Beer, The Flipside: What's Your Favourite Game Show The opening monologue (0:56); Firearms do not belong in Canada's cities (21:29); Better for Ford to lower beer tax than minimum price (45:36); Vanier College becomes the latest CEGEP to go smoke-free (1:06:03); Is it time to abolish provinces? (1:29:30); The Flipside: Favourite Game Show (1:50:42); Region of Waterloo committee votes to put supervised consumption site plans on hold (2:13:50); The CAN Do - Garage Sale to help the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank (2:36:26); Ken Reid Memorial Golf Tournament (2:47:13) Aug 15, 2018, 04:00 PM
Aug 14: Ontario's Cannabis Plan, Sex-Ed, and Dogs In Hot Cars The opening monologue (0:56); Ontario's Cannabis Plan Has Major Flaws, Especially For The Poor (22:55); Ontario pauses opening three overdose-prevention sites as it conducts review (46:27); Provincial Impact on Region of Waterloo costing millions (1:06:48); A year after Charlottesville, what is the status of hate groups in Canada? (1:30:39); The Flip Side: What did you learn to do from watching YouTube? (1:52:16); What would you do if you saw a dog locked in a hot car? (2:14:34); Rolling back sex-ed curriculum 'irresponsible, reckless,' teachers' union president says (2:35:51) Aug 14, 2018, 04:00 PM
Aug 13: Cannabis-Impaired Driving, Tiny Houses & Sir John A. MacDonald Statue The Opening Monologue (00:56); One in seven cannabis users admits they consumed drug then drove, Statscan says (22:02); Cities Hope for Big Benefits From Tiny Houses (44:51); Sir John A. MacDonald statue removed from Victoria City Hall (1:06:28); Rant or Rave (1:29:44); Quebec's Green Party proposes deposit system for reusable 'to-go' coffee cups (2:14:46); WestJet hopes daytime flight will bring back flyers (2:35:31). Aug 13, 2018, 04:00 PM
Aug 10: Guns & Gangs, Loud Applause vs. Reporters & Opioid Crisis The Opening Monologue (0:56); Ontario to spend $25 million to help fight guns and gangs in Toronto (21:48); Tory staffers continue to use applause to drown out reporters’ questions (45:19); A video series that examines the opioid crisis in Waterloo Region (1:05:05); Memorial service to mark 20 years since deaths at Parkhill dam (1:17:19); New development planned for empty lot at Mayfair Hotel site (1:27:51); The Flip Side (1:48:00); BlueJays weekly segment (2:10:53); Cambridge photographer's photo is out of this world (2:31:11); Farwell Five (2:44:40). Aug 10, 2018, 04:00 PM
Aug 9: Rapid Access Addiction Clinic, Sex-Ed & Landlords The Opening Monologue (0:56); Rapid Access Addiction Clinic Set to Open in Cambridge (22:19); Cancelling updated sex-ed may be more popular than many think (45:35); The definition of work is about to be permanently transformed (1:04:49); It's his best shot at a seat - but Singh won't find Burnaby South easy (1:28:11); The Flip Side (1:49:20); Ontario Landlords Watch meets with Provincial Government (2:11:33); Second Annual Baden Cornfest Championship (2:31:56); Cambridge Rotary Ribfest Returns (2:44:36). Aug 09, 2018, 04:00 PM
Aug 8: Saudi Arabian Students, Pet Heat Safety & Phone Scammers The Opening Monologue (0:56); More than 100 Saudi students in Waterloo Region face abrupt end to studies (22:22); Can Scheer take advantage of Trudeau’s troubles? (45:29); Businesses urged to welcome four-legged customers (1:04:36); Ranked ballot on voting day is ‘no-brainer’ (1:29:21); The Flip Side (1:48:04); Ontario Man Calls CRA Scammers Back To 'Waste Their Time' (2:10:18); The Crazy Game with Clint Malarchuk (2:31:25). Aug 08, 2018, 04:00 PM
Aug 7: Saudi Arabia, Forest Fires & Buck A Beer Saudi Arabia's demand that students go home could hurt Canadian economy (02:21); Forest fires can take long-term toll on environment, experts say (21:10); Doug Ford expected to unveil 'buck a beer' today (43:43); Save Ontario’s basic income pilot, advocates urge Ottawa (1:04:28); Rant or Rave (1:28:41); Two-thirds call irregular border crossings a ‘crisis,’ more trust Scheer to handle issue than Trudeau (2:11:16); Recap Morning Topic: Doug Ford expected to unveil 'buck a beer' today (2:31:59). Aug 07, 2018, 04:00 PM
Aug 3: Artificial Intelligence, Women in Politics, and The Blue Jays Are shoppers being tracked at Fairview Park mall? (0:56); Inching toward equal representation on council (20:41); 'It's not news': Doug Ford's Ontario News Now attempts to muzzle media, experts say (44:21); What role does a school trustee play in Municipal Elections? (1:03:32); Sales returning to normal while prices remain stable (1:26:29); The Flip Side: Would you favour a four day work week? (1:46:42); Talkin' Baseball with Ian Hunter (2:10:38); Using AI to fix potholes (2:31:50) Aug 03, 2018, 04:00 PM
Aug 2: Ontario Wildfires, Transit, and 3D Printers Residents leave homes as Ontario forest fires burn near Trans-Canada (0:56); Getting Midsized Cities Moving (20:40); Distracted walkers increasing potential for crashes: B.C. study (45:01); Ability to print guns 'critical issue' for law enforcement around the world: Goodale (1:05:26); For the first time in weeks, Ontario's Education Minister speaks on sex ed (1:27:49; The Flip Side: Which TV show should see a re-boot? (1:49:25); Ottawa to dramatically scale back carbon tax on competitiveness concerns Ottawa citizen (2:12:46); The Crazy Canuck block party in Kitchener (2:34:37) Aug 02, 2018, 04:00 PM
Aug 1: Guaranteed Basic Income, Tax, and Tipping The opening monologue (0:56); Ontario government scraps basic income pilot project (22:07); Ontario Tories accuse NDP MPP of mocking accent of PC MPP Kaleed Rasheed (45:07); How do we handle tipping in a cashless society? (1:06:22); Lack of inheritance tax is making inequality worse, think-tank study suggests (1:28:22); The Flip Side: What did you not so until later in life? (1:48:44); Feds reject call to decriminalize all drugs (2:12:02); What's on Wednesday: Mopfarfest 2018  (2:33:41) Aug 01, 2018, 04:00 PM
Jul 31: Cycling, The Municipal Election, and Eco-Tourism The opening monologue (0:56); What are we doing to help curb homelessness in Waterloo Region? (20:41); Kitchener staff, residents cycle together to improve trail system (46:57); Soap prank at Rockway Gardens (1:04:14); Polar bear killed after attacking cruise ship guard during tourist expedition in Norway (1:27:17); The Flip Side: What puts your hometown on the map? (1:48:39); Guelph organization fears more deaths if Ontario review closes overdose prevention sites (2:12:23); Former MPP Michael Harris enters race for Regional Council (2:46:52) Jul 31, 2018, 04:00 PM
Jul 30: Guns, Seatbelts On Buses, and Plastic Straws The opening monologue (0:56); Should seatbelts be mandatory on highway busses? (21:00); Is a handgun ban legally - or politically - complicated for Liberals? (44:25); Doug Ford promised to shrink Toronto city council - why premiers can do that (1:03:43); Rant or Rave:You're up! The stage is yours. Give us a call to tell us what has you ranting or raving! (1:27:42); Why you shouldn't be a 'straw-man' environmentalist (2:11:54); Can refugees help to plug Europe's skilled-labour gaps? (2:33:33) Jul 30, 2018, 04:00 PM
Jul 27: The Municipal Election, Carbon Pricing, and The Blue Jays The opening monologue (0:56); Ontario government now wants to privatize marijuana sales: report (22:00); Taking on Ford Nation: How to fight right-wing populism (44:50); Karen Scian named Habitat Waterloo Region CEO (1:06:24); Poll: Two-thirds of Canadians say provinces should have the final say on carbon pricing (1:29:04); The Flip Side: Which local celebrity should be the voice of the ION trains? (1:49:23); Talkin' Baseball with Ian Hunter (2:13:15); Applications close today for 2018 Municipal Election (2:34:32); The Friday Five (2:49:50) Jul 27, 2018, 04:00 PM