The Mike Farwell Show
Sep 24: Election Signs, Voter Turnout, and Natural Disasters The opening monologue (0:56); Do roadside political signs really make a difference? (21:52); Environment Canada confirms EF-2 and EF-3 tornadoes touched down (44:52); What can be done about low voter turnout? (1:04:39); Rant or Rave: You're up! The stage is yours. Give us a call to tell us what has you ranting or raving! (1:31:20) Sep 24, 2018, 03:00 PM
LATEST EPISODES
Tuesday October 27th, 2020 The opening monologue (0:56); 2021 Police budget meeting (22:49); NEW CMA REPORT: COVID'S COSTLY BACKLOG (44:06); Afternoon Tea To-Go - A Slice of Socially-Distanced Elegance During Lockdown (1:04:27); Build communities, not cages: Jails are death traps, no matter how new (1:26:24); Local distilleries deserve tax break after helping out during pandemic: Chamber of commerce (1:46:47); Five Minutes with Farwell (2:03:49) Yesterday at 03:00 PM
Monday October 26th, 2020 The opening monologue (0:56); Ontario tops 1,000 new COVID-19 cases for the first time, seven more deaths (22:20); Popular Kitchener wedding venue the Hacienda Sarria files for bankruptcy (43:09); After school drop-in starts for youth in Cambridge (1:04:29); Kitchener Rotary raises money through online auction (1:15:34); Rant or Rave (1:26:28) Oct 26, 2020, 03:00 PM
Friday October 23rd, 2020 The opening monologue (0:56); Kitchener funeral home wants to build crematorium in residential neighbourhood (21:47); 'Jet lag all year round': Why experts think permanent daylight time in Ontario would be a mistake (44:33); Waterloo Brewing announces release of a limited edition seasonal ale (1:17:08); Friday Four Panel. Topics: Kitchener to establish Equity, Anti-Racism, and Indigenous Initiatives team / What do you make of a series of fires at local Wal-Mart stores? / Which leader/party should bear the most blame for Canada's near-election? / Why is the province meddling in municipal affairs and not allowing ranked ballot municipal elections? (1:27:16) Oct 23, 2020, 03:00 PM
Thursday October 22nd, 2020 The opening monologue (0:56); Land Back Camp moves, calls on Waterloo to do more anti-racism work (21:09); Ontario to experiment with 'digital' wallet (44:10); Volunteers feed the hungry through neighbourhood association program created at start of pandemic (1:05:26); Registry Theatre marks 20 years with free live stream (1:18:41); Can America survive the re-election of Donald Trump? (1:21:34); The Flip Side. Topic: What's your favourite Halloween movie? (1:47:51) Oct 22, 2020, 03:00 PM
Wednesday October 21st, 2020 The opening monologue (0:56); Low COVID-19 cases in rural areas don't change restriction rules (20:28); Public Health reaches out to long-term care/retirement homes to offer second wave guidelines (43:43); What's on Wednesday: Omas Siskona market goes virtual / Coffee4kids fundraiser supports Food4kids (1:04:18); Trudeau warns of 'consequences' as Conservatives work to force debate on anti-corruption committee (1:27:15); Between Two Hosts. Topic: What is happening with the three Walmart fires last night? (1:47:25) Oct 21, 2020, 03:00 PM
Tuesday October 20th, 2020 The opening monologue (0:56); Ontario's new blue box plan will recycle more, but it'll cost you more as well, experts say (21:38); 'Harmful' Waterloo Region school names could be changed (43:43); Kitchener to establish Equity, Anti-Racism and Indigenous Initiatives team (1:05:03)Ontario restaurants near virus hot spots weigh safety-vs-profit with locals-only dining (1:26:56); Public Health will update Waterloo Region's COVID-19 cases (1:47:00) Oct 20, 2020, 03:00 PM
Monday October 19th, 2020 The opening monologue (0:56); Kitchener to sell city-owned land to help fund economic recovery plan (21:18); Trio putting spit and polish on dilapidated Galt Collegiate amphitheatre in Cambridge (44:08); Breast cancer awareness is not enough: Public health strategies need to be based on prevention (1:04:47); Rant or Rave:You're up! The stage is yours. Give us a call to tell us what has you ranting or raving! (1:26:06); Five Minutes with Farwell. GUEST: Faisal Susiwala, Broker of Record, Re/Max Twin City Faisal Susiwala Realty (2:06:29) Oct 19, 2020, 03:00 PM
Friday October 16th, 2020 The opening monologue (0:56); Ford government revokes seniority rule for Ontario teacher hiring (21:11); Growing problem of opioids and homelessness in Cambridge (43:18); Trusting public figures during COVID-19 (1:03:34); Friday Four Panel. Topics: How do you interpret regional police use-of-force statistics against Black people in our community? / Despite the negative response to the region's temporary bike lanes, Kitchener will spend millions more creating cycling infrastructure over the next decade. Is this money well spent? / Should Ontario reimpose restrictions as coronavirus cases climb? (1:23:52) Oct 16, 2020, 03:00 PM
Thursday October 15th, 2020 The opening monologue (0:56); Unions push Trudeau for $7B airlines bailout (21:57); New WRPS race-based data shows disproportionate use of force against Black people (43:48); Rangers Reach community 50/50 draw closes Saturday (1:05:58); ArtsPay annual show goes on, adjusts for COVID (1:18:19); Pandemic widens affordability gap in Canada, leaves four-in-ten Ontarians in worse financial shape: BDO Affordability Index (1:26:21); The Flip Side. Topic: Do you have a bad boss story? (1:4542); Five Minutes with Farwell: Dominion Lending Centre (2:04:00) Oct 15, 2020, 03:00 PM
Wednesday October 14th, 2020 The opening monologue (0:56); The permanent CTS site will open on Oct. 14 in Kitchener (22:21); Legal issues when privacy is breached (42:37); What's on Wednesday? Leadership Waterloo Region hosts "Affordable Housing Café (1:03:33); Cystic Fibrosis creates scavenger hunt fundraiser (1:16:06); Smart, targeted approach the right one for second wave (1:25:25); Between Two Hosts. Topic: How should we do Halloween this year? (1:45:57); Five Minutes with Farwell. GUEST: Tracy Valko, The Valko Team (2:03:06) Oct 14, 2020, 03:00 PM
Tuesday October 13th, 2020 The opening monologue (0:56); A second wave of business closures would be devastating to small business (21:36); Cambridge byelection shows why ballots must change, reformers argue (42:28); Social Venture Partners Waterloo Region announces multi-year partnership with Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region (1:02:45); CMHA Mental Health Checkup (1:24:24); Public Health will update Waterloo Region's COVID-19 cases (1:45:55) Oct 13, 2020, 03:00 PM
Friday October 9th, 2020 The opening monologue (0:56); Some GTA pharmacies report running out of flu shots (21:29); New $62M Guelph library receives council approval (42:00); MacLeod: OHL's return won't happen with body checking, physical contact (1:01:57); Friday Four Panel. Topics: What are your takeaways from Wednesdays vice-presidential debate? / With COVID case counts climbing in Ontario, will you be spending Thanksgiving with only the people in your household? / Is it time to reform police training so there's a greater emphasis on de-escalation? (1:24:30) Oct 09, 2020, 03:00 PM
Thursday October 8th, 2020 The opening monologue (0:56); Liberals' 2021 single-use plastic ban includes grocery bags, takeout containers (21:53); Ontario ombudsman blasts 'outdated' police training tool that emphasizes weapons over de-escalation, despite repeated calls for change (42:56); How one Ontario city is tackling homelessness and the opioid crisis (1:04:41); Early bird prizes end tomorrow in Rangers Reach community 50/50 draw (1:15:01); Covering Trump and the 2020 U.S. Election (1:25:13); Premier Ford Joins Prime Minister Trudeau to Make an Announcement (1:44:46) Oct 08, 2020, 03:00 PM
Wednesday October 7th, 2020 The opening monologue (0:56); Cambridge elects Scott Hamilton as Ward 7 councillor (20:26); Growing problem of opioids and homelessness in Cambridge (43:27); What's on Wednesday? Leadership Waterloo Region hosts former governor-general David Johnston for a fireside chat (1:04:41); Throwback telethon raises more than $90,000 for hospice care in Waterloo Region (1:13:44); We have fixed election dates laws for a reason, until we don't (1:26:04); Between Two Hosts: Waterloo Region's temporary bike lanes to be removed by the end of the month (1:45:41) Oct 07, 2020, 03:00 PM
Tuesday October 6th, 2020 The opening monologue (0:56); Automated Speed Enforcement (21:43); Growing problem of opioids and homelessness in Cambridge (43:17); Bingemans setting up drive thru for trick-or-treaters (1:03:33); Ask the Chief! Police chief Bryan Larkin joins us to answer all your policing related questions (1:25:31) Oct 06, 2020, 03:00 PM