The Mike Farwell Show
Tuesday January 2nd, 2018 - 1pm Putting together the pieces on climate change / While not without his hiccups, Trump surely had a successful 2017 Jan 02, 2018, 04:00 PM
LATEST EPISODES
Aug 15: 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) Today at 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
Jul 26: Crossing The Border, Term Limits, and Nice Guys The opening monologue (0:56); The Bridges in Cambridge looking at relocating (21:14); Privacy commissioner and advocates warn Canadians to keep data secure when crossing the border (45:20); Should politicians be subjected to term limits? (1:05:06); What can we expect from the new federal 'seniors" minister? (1:29:25); The Flip Side: What candy takes you back to your youth? (1:50:00); Grocery stores are struggling amid other completive options (2:13:25); New study suggests that nice guys really DO finish last (2:33:58) Jul 26, 2018, 04:00 PM