The Mike Farwell Show
Monday November 21st, 2016 - 10am
10:00 AM TOPIC: Wynne says hydro costs are her fault GUEST:  Allison Jones, Canadian Press Premier Kathleen Wynne is calling high electricity prices her ``mistake.''    In a speech to party faithful at the Ontario Liberal annual general meeting today in Ottawa, Wynne says she takes responsibility ``for not paying close enough attention to some of the daily stresses in Ontarians' lives.''   She says while she is proud of the work done to remove coal from the system and ensure adequate supply, it is unacceptable that some people have to choose between paying for food and heating.   As Wynne's personal popularity has plummeted under 20 per cent, rising hydro bills have become one of the most pressing issues for the governing party ahead of the June 2018 election.   She says she thinks her polling numbers are low because people think she's not who they elected, and that she has become a typical politician who will ``do anything to win.''   Wynne is committing to visiting every single riding between now and the election to connect with Ontarians.
10:30 AM TOPIC: Hijab Anchor GUEST: Ginella Massa, Reporter, CityNews Ginella Massa has been a television reporter since 2015.  But this week marked a new step in her career and for Canadian Muslim women.  She sat in the anchor chair as the first person to wear a hijab while anchoring the news in Canada. Massa hails from Panama and grew up in Toronto. She worked as a reporter for CTV Kitchener before starting at Toronto's CityNews.
Nov 21, 2016, 11:01 AM
Friday March 5th, 2021 The opening monologue (0:56); Transit, GO train and LRT connections 'critical' as Cambridge develops industrial land (21:06); How we can make cities more affordable (43:12); Women in Communications and Technology (1:04:46); Friday Four Panel. Topics: How do you feel about extending the time between COVID-19 vaccine doses from 21 days to four months? / Is it wrong to stop publishing six of Dr. Suess' books? / I've been inundated this week with emails from young, educated professionals, who tell me they can't afford to buy a home in Waterloo Region. One couple, who just relocated here from Toronto, has a household income of $120,000 and says our market is still out of their reach, and they're considering moving again. Do we intervene in the market to make it more affordable? / Are we paying federal politicians a salary that is too high? (1:27:11) Mar 05, 2021, 03:00 PM
Thursday March 4th, 2021 The opening monologue (0:56); COVID Vaccine Experience (20:28); Ontario announces further steps in crackdown of Toronto-area's notorious tow truck industry (43:25); Petition calls for federal government to fix major issues with the National Student Loan Service Centre (1:07:06); These two Ontario cities have launched campaigns to attract GTA residents (1:26:22); The Flip Side. Topic: Which driving spot in Waterloo Region drives you crazy? (1:47:07) Mar 04, 2021, 03:00 PM
Wednesday March 3rd, 2021 The opening monologue (0:56); Speeding, photo radar; how much leniency should be built into Waterloo Region's photo radar cameras (21:19); Ontario won't administer AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to seniors, final plan still in the works (42:43); What's on Wednesday? 66TH annual Kinsmen TV auction (1:03:17); The Seven Wonders of Kitchener (1:25:22); Between Two Hosts (1:44:48); Five Minutes with Farwell. GUEST: Julie Medeiros, Mortgage Agent, DLC Premier Mortgages (2:02:27) Mar 03, 2021, 03:00 PM
Tuesday March 2nd, 2021 The opening monologue (0:56); After waste management truck involved in second Kitchener pedestrian death, family of first victim speaks out (21:28); Belmont Village residents oppose plan for 13-storey condo tower development (43:54); Our government leaders must up their game to complete victory against COVID-19 (1:04:39)Ask the Chief!. Police chief Bryan Larkin joins us for his monthly visit (1:27:39); Five Minutes with Farwell (2:05:22) Mar 02, 2021, 03:00 PM
Monday March 1st, 2021 The opening monologue (0:56); Local PPE manufacturer The Canadian Shield lays off employees citing industry-wide issues (20:57); Cambridge Minor Hockey ceases remainder of 2020-2021 season (42:44); Biden-Trudeau meeting caps two and a half centuries of Canada-U.S. relations (1:03:39); Rant or Rave: You're up! The stage is yours. Give us a call to tell us what has you ranting or raving! (1:26:08)Five Minutes with Farwell. GUEST: Shawn Fitzpatrick, President, Teccweb (2:05:04) Mar 01, 2021, 03:00 PM
Friday February 26th, 2021 The opening monologue (0:56); Update on COVID-19 Projections (21:01); Ontario proposes election laws reform to limit third-party advertising (42:49); OHL Players ask league to start up again (1:03:13); Friday Four Panel. Topics: Will Kitchener's new anti-idling bylaw be effective? / Waterloo Region has announced it's next phase of it's vaccine rollout plan. What are your thoughts? / Centre Wellington council has stripped the deputy mayor of his (non-elected) title after he joined an anti-lockdown movement. Did council cross a line? / Despite the provincial government stating that children under five don't need to wear a mask some regional businesses say 'no mask, no entry.' Should parents be required to mask their infants? Is this a case of over reaching on a business' part? (1:26:34) Feb 26, 2021, 03:00 PM
Thursday February 25th, 2021 The opening monologue (0:56); High risk of spring flooding: GRCA (21:17); People will be notified of their turn for COVID-19 shot, assures task force lead (43:55); Mental health podcast called 'Happiness 2.02' (1:04:36); Canada could see a 'rural boom' as remote work becomes permanent, study finds (1:26:59); The Flip Side. Topic: Who is the most famous person who graduated from your high school? (1:48:06) Feb 25, 2021, 03:00 PM
Wednesday February 24th, 2021 The opening monologue (0:56); Anti-lockdown councillor ousted as Centre Wellington deputy mayor during heated meeting (20:54); ACO Cambridge sends open letter to city regarding Preston Springs Hotel (44:05); What's on Wednesday? Zonta International Women's Day events / Pink The Towns 2021 (1:05:13); Op-Ed: Bold action on climate change will make Waterloo Region a world leader (1:27:58); Between Two Hosts. Topic: Should townships be collecting leaves? (1:48:06); Five Minutes with Farwell. GUEST: Ali Mohamad, CEO, Lyte Medical (2:05:16) Feb 24, 2021, 03:00 PM
Tuesday February 23rd, 2021 The opening monologue (0:56); Ontario government to have 34 different COVID-19 vaccination plans (21:19); Waterloo approves upgrades for University Avenue (43:41); 3 technologies poised to change food and the planet (1:05:07); Kitchener continues to 'change for the good' with new anti-idling bylaw (1:27:15); Local Art for Local Walls partners with Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region (1:48:54) Feb 23, 2021, 03:00 PM
Monday February 22nd, 2021 The opening monologue (0:56); Shelters and Homelessness (19:03); COVID-19 variants will drive resurgence without stronger health measures, modelling warns (41:29); (Re)Making History: Memory, Mythmaking, and the Civil Rights Movement (1:01:19); Rant or Rave (1:24:36) Feb 22, 2021, 03:00 PM
Friday February 19th, 2021 The opening monologue (0:56); Housing prices likely to climb in Waterloo Region until pandemic ends, economist says (20:25); AstraZeneca is likely the next vaccine coming to Canada. What do we know about it? (43:02); Women in Hockey Conference presented by the Kitchener Rangers Hockey Club (1:03:26); MPP's return to Queens Park (1:16:38); Friday Four Panel (1:25:38) Feb 19, 2021, 03:00 PM
Thursday February 18th, 2021 The opening monologue (0:56); A couple of things.. (1:04); FISH FRY-DAY FOR FOOD BANK OF WATERLOO REGION (13:10); Why 7-Eleven's plan to serve alcohol in Ontario sparks concern - and curiosity - in business community (20:46); Latest Mars landing to be livestreamed by U of G with in-house expert commentary (43:21); 'Perfect storm': Is Canada headed for a third wave of COVID-19? (1:03:50); CERB? CRCB? What are all these acronyms, and what might they mean to you? (1:26:16); The Flip Side (1:46:27); Five Minutes with Farwell (2:05:15) Feb 18, 2021, 03:00 PM
Wednesday February 17th, 2021 The opening monologue (0:56); 'Total betrayal.' Gun control activist react to Trudeau's gun buyback scheme (20:58); Centre Wellington councillor who joined anti-lockdown group may lose deputy mayor role (43:16); Winter Warmer for Alzheimers (1:02:53); 100 Women Who Care enter 7th year (1:17:15); COVID-19 stress amplifying mental health and substance use concerns: Leger poll (1:25:37); Between Two Hosts (1:46:19); Five Minutes with Farwell (2:03:45) Feb 17, 2021, 03:00 PM
Tuesday February 16th, 2021 The opening monologue (0:56); Education unions say postponing March break not the best move (20:51); Cambridge LRT - Preston group worried about route and impact it will have on heritage homes (43:24); 'Our story did not begin with slavery:' new curriculum seeks to change Black history narrative (1:05:03); Rant or Rave (1:27:12); Five Minutes with Farwell (2:05:46) Feb 16, 2021, 03:00 PM
Friday February 12th, 2021 The opening monologue (0:56); 5 factors that could dictate the success or failure of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout (21:04); Most officers aren't racist, but the nature of modern policing must be reimagined (43:05); OHL parents urge league, government to salvage season in widely shared letter (1:03:32); Friday Four Panel. Topics: Did Wilmot council get it right in voting to suspend the mayor's pay for a day? / Is the arrival of Flair Air the financial boost our airport needs? / Did the province get its decision right about March Break? / Canada's first prime minister has a decidedly mixed legacy. Is there any defending any part of it? (1:26:22) Feb 12, 2021, 03:00 PM