The Mike Farwell Show
Tuesday September 26th, 2017 - 12pm
TOPIC: Hunger Action Month GUEST: Margo Jones, President, Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest GUEST: Wendi Campbell, Executive Director, Food Bank of Waterloo Region The Fall Food & Fund Drive is essential for our Community Food Assistance Network to provide food and other essential supports needed by 1 in 20 households in Waterloo Region. 1000 high school leadership students from across the country attending the Canadian Student Leadership Conference (CSLC)  will cap their experience by raising awareness of local hunger and encouraging our community to take action.  They will be in grocery stores and neighbourhoods in Kitchener and Waterloo reminding residents of the Fall Drive and encouraging everyone to get involved by holding a food & fund drive or making donations of non-perishable food and funds.  These outstanding students will return to their home provinces and territories from their week of workshops, speakers and activities in Waterloo to take action to strengthen their own communities. 32,670 people in Waterloo Region need food support. 37% of these are children.  Every day, the Network of more than 100 agencies and programs provides 215 food hampers and 2000 community meals in addition to providing other essential support through outreach workers, counsellors and other programs.  In addition to supporting the students’ efforts on September 30th, the community is asked to organize and register their own food & fund drives.  Most needed food items include canned meat & fish, rice, dried beans, canned fruit, hot cereals, beans in sauce, canned pasta, stews & chili, tomatoes & sauce.  Each dollar donated will provide food for 3 meals.  Non-perishable food donations can be made at any fire hall, police division or grocery store.  Financial donations can be made online, by calling or visiting The Food Bank of Waterloo Region. Kick off is September 30, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.  The Fall Food & Fund Drive runs throughout October.
TOPIC: One Book, One Community GUEST: Wayne Grady, Author
Sep 26, 2017, 03:00 PM
Sep 21: Firearms, Government Efficiencies, and The Kitchener Rangers The opening monologue (0:56); Waterloo mayoral candidate suggests eliminating councillors in region (20:46); Scheer Pledges to Repeal Bill C-71, Rejects Handgun Ban (43:32); The Coach's Show with Rangers Head Coach McKee (1:04:20); The Friday Four Panel: Topics: Was it appropriate for the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce asking controversial questions to Candidates during a municipal election campaign? / Was Doug Craig wrong to have used a photo shopped picture on his website of another Candidate running in the race? / Should Leone Alleslev need to be elected in a by-election to be a Conservative MP? / Should Hunters be posting pictures of the animal that they have killed on social media? (1:27:26) Sep 21, 2018, 03:00 PM
Sep 20: Roundabouts, Election Campaigning, and The Kitchener Rangers The opening monologue (0:56); Drivers not yielding to students at roundabout, parents say (20:33); Kitchener Rangers Season Preview (44:22); Going to homecoming? Public safety during Laurier celebrations given priority (1:04:31); Fair and Open tendering (1:28:07); Should the mayor be campaigning with select candidates? 1:49:19) Sep 20, 2018, 03:00 PM
Sep 19: How Do Candidates In Cambridge Feel About The Chamber's Interview Questions? The opening monologue (0:56); Are some University’s judging applicants based on the school they attended - not just their marks? (20:25); Cambridge chamber may axe candidate interview series (44:42); Top Ontario court to rule on whether to grant stay in Toronto council-cutting case (1:29:37); What's On Wednesday: The Small Business Show / Ice Cream for Breakfast fundraiser (1:48:36) Sep 19, 2018, 03:00 PM
Sep 18: Crossing The Floor, Candidates Debates, and Electoral Reform The opening monologue (0:56); If a politician crosses the floor, should there be a by-election? (20:34); Should we change out electoral voting system? (41:54); Cambridge chamber of commerce raises eyebrows with controversial questions to Municipal candidates (1:02:05); Experts raise concerns about Sikh motorcycle helmet exemption (1:26:54); Drayton Entertainment 2019 season (1:46:59); Former coaches organize fundraiser for player seriously injured in car crash that killed her brother (1:54:57) Sep 18, 2018, 03:00 PM
Sep 17: Year Round Schooling, Doctoring Photographs, and OUA Football The opening monologue (0:56); Sprucedale community members pay tribute to Edra Haan (13:35); Cambridge mayor apologizes after image of political rival edited out of campaign photo (21:17); What if the Toronto-Waterloo corridor really becomes the next Silicon Valley? (00:00); Waterloo Warriors upset Laurier in offensive shootout (44:45); Is year round schooling viable in Waterloo Region? (1:04:07); Rant or Rave: You're up! The stage is yours. Give us a call to tell us what has you ranting or raving! (1:26:57) Sep 17, 2018, 03:00 PM
Sept 14: Cambridge Secession?, Hurricane Florence, and Doug Ford The opening monologue (0:56); Never mind amalgamation, Cambridge secession is the new campaign issue (22:00); Ford's municipal reform talk revives the spectre of amalgamation (44:08); Florence downgraded to a Category 2. Dangerous storm bigger than both SC, NC. (1:04:24); The Friday Four Panel: Topics: Was it right for Doug Ford to invoke the notwithstanding clause? / Should the NDP have reacted to the introduction of Bill 31 as they did in the legislature? / Is carding a useful police tool and should the ban be lifted in Ontario for them to use it again? / Does this development take away from the heritage in Uptown Waterloo? (1:26:52) Sep 14, 2018, 03:00 PM
Sept 13: Queen's Park Chaos, Red Tape, and Doors Open Waterloo Region The opening monologue (0:56); Ford's legislation to cut Toronto council passes first reading as protests rock the Ontario legislature (19:59); City of Kingston, Ont., tests initiative to curb public drunkenness (44:19); Doors Open Waterloo Region (1:05:38); Red tape keeps grieving widow from driving car (1:27:38); Warriors face Laurier in Battle of Waterloo (1:47:29) Sep 13, 2018, 03:00 PM
Sept 12: Doug Ford, Gambling, and Rich Vs. Poor The opening monologue (0:56); Premier Doug Ford to use notwithstanding clause to cut size of Toronto city council (21:25); Study: Canada's ultra-wealthy getting richer faster than the rest of us (43:55); Can 'calorie labels' on slot machines promote healthier gambling? (1:05:05); Humboldt Broncos play first regular season game since the crash (1:26:16); What's On Wednesday: HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre - Jazz for Hope / National Electric Drive Week (1:47:43) Sep 12, 2018, 03:00 PM
Sept 11: Remembering 9/11, Uptown Waterloo Development, and Mental Health The opening monologue (0:56); Remembering 9/11 (19:54); Historic post office redevelopment in Uptown Waterloo (43:12); Toronto confident about Amazon bid as deadline nears (1:04:11); Doug Ford’s law to slash Toronto council is unfair—but the court shouldn't have spiked it (1:26:06); Mental Health monthly segment (1:46:42) Sep 11, 2018, 03:00 PM
Sept 10: Carding, Student Walkout, and Flooding The opening monologue (0:56); Is it time for police to bring back the practice of 'carding"? (21:05); Students planning walkout to save sex-ed curriculum in Ontario (45:58); A summer of fire, heat and flood puts a focus on adapting to climate change (1:04:53); Rant or Rave: You're up! The stage is yours. Give us a call to tell us what has you ranting or raving! (1:28:22) Sep 10, 2018, 03:00 PM
Sept 7: Steve Bannon, St. Catharines Shooting, and Year-Round Schooling The opening monologue (0:56); Shooting suspects remain at large, armed and dangerous in St. Catharines (21:37); The New Yorker, The Economist and Steve Bannon's squad of useful idiots (44:29); Should we do away with the school "Summer Break? (1:03:54); The Friday Four Panel: Topics: Should the teachers union be taking the Ontario government to court regarding the repealed sex education curriculum? / Should it be mandatory to have air conditioners in schools? / Is it fair for Uptown Waterloo to reduce parking to try and get people out of their cars? / Should WLU do more to prevent parties on Ezra Avenue happening? (1:26:55) Sep 07, 2018, 03:00 PM
Sept 6: Highway 7, Hot Classrooms, and NIKE The opening monologue (0:56); Two crashes on Highway 7 this week (20:37); Colin Kaepernick: Donald Trump criticizes Nike after advert, saying NFL is 'hard to watch' (43:16); Calls for action as high temperatures lead to sweltering classrooms in Ontario (1:05:29); How the Trans Mountain pipeline became a political dumpster fire (1:27:48); Canada's children have high rates of suicide, abuse, infant mortality: report (1:47:42); Second annual Northland Family Fun Day to support Hospice of Waterloo Region (2:00:23) Sep 06, 2018, 03:00 PM
Sept 5: Sex-Ed, NAFTA, and Cannabis The opening monologue (0:56); Ontario teachers' union takes legal action to fight repeal of modernized sex-ed curriculum (22:19); NAFTA talks resume as questions grow about Trump's ability to deliver (45:14); The made-in-London course that helps men realize the consequences of sexual assault (1:04:32); The Male Allies program at the Sexual Assault Support Centre (1:18:55); Health Canada spending $100M on cannabis education over 6 years (1:27:44); What's On Wednesday: East Indian Community Walkathon and South Asian Cultural Festival Mela 2018 organized by India Canada Association / Taste Local! Taste Fresh! (1:47:44) Sep 05, 2018, 03:00 PM
Sept 4: Free Speech, Flooding, and Policing The opening monologue (0:56); New Hamburg residents fed up with flooding (21:59); Develop free speech policies or face funding cuts, Ontario tells colleges (44:47); Right-to-disconnect talk picks up as popularity of workplace messaging apps rises (1:05:06); Cop Talk: Waterloo Regional Police joins us to answer your Policing questions (1:27:46) Sep 04, 2018, 03:00 PM
Aug 31: Canadian Gov't Studies Handgun / Assault Weapon Ban, Canadian Frats Address #MeToo, and Best Farwell Audio Clips The opening monologue (0:56); Province should 'reverse freeze' on overdose prevention sites: YWCA Canada (21:51); Dairy farmers fear any NAFTA concession will be beginning of the end for supply management (34:31); Federal government confirms plan to study a full ban on handguns and assault weapons in Canada (46:00); Canadian fraternities address issues from #MeToo (1:21:45); The City of Waterloo extends a warm welcome to all students beginning their post-secondary education this fall (1:28:39); The Flip Side: Ask Us Anything (1:49:58); Blue Jays weekly segment(2:13:03); OPP launch distracted driving campaign (2:34:45) Friday 5: Best Audio Clips (2:43:09) Aug 31, 2018, 04:00 PM