The Mike Farwell Show
Jul 16: Free Speech, Airlines, and Police Bodycams The opening monologue (0:56); Lindsay Shepherd claims double-standard after Twitter ban (3:07); Local activist group calling for the removal of an animal display in Waterloo Park (21:10); New rules lay out rights of Canadian airline passengers. Here's the list (42:44); Canadians find it hard to unplug but is it necessary to ‘go off the grid?’ (1:03:40); As bodycams become common in U.S., most Canadian police forces resistant (1:26:22); Ontario cottagers may see a hydro hike soon (1:47:05) Jul 16, 2019, 03:00 PM
Aug 16: GO Trains, Guns, and GO Trains The opening monologue (0:56); GO trains being added on Kitchener line (21:31); Police chiefs say handgun ban won't stop flow of weapons into Canada (43:11); A doctor's warning: Safety is at risk in Ontario's ERs (1:01:54); Friday Four Panel. Topics: Is Justin Trudeau's defence in the SNC Lavalin scandal justifiable? / Should bicycles be allowed to ride on the sidewalk? / Should Maxime Bernier and the People's Party of Canada be included in the federal leader's debate? / With the recent announcement of expanded GO Train service, is it important for our community to have Two Way All Day GO service? (1:25:02) Aug 16, 2019, 03:00 PM
Aug 15: SNC-Lavalin, Road Construction, and Food The opening monologue (0:56); Ethics Commissioner finds Trudeau broke rules in SNC-Lavalin affair (20:28); Interim drug site slated to open in Kitchener in September (42:42); Students saddled with debt by 'punitive' system, Kitchener insolvency trustee says (1:03:58); 'Totally unbelievable': Road construction coats Cambridge neighbourhood in dust (1:24:32); The Flip Side: What's a food that would could never give up? (1:44:05) Aug 15, 2019, 03:00 PM
Aug 14: Racism, Social Media, and Tim Horton's The opening monologue (0:56); Regional Council approves interest free loan to Cambridge Shelter Corporation (21:24); Is racism alive and well in KW? (42:49); How Tim Hortons lost its way (1:03:37); Twitter bots emerge ahead of Canadian election, but influence is unclear (1:26:08 ); What's on Wednesday! (1:47:10) Aug 14, 2019, 03:00 PM
Aug 13: Gun Violence, Cyclists, and Mental Health The opening monologue (0:56); Trudeau, Tory to discuss gun violence a day after police funding announced (21:13); 'People have gotten too comfortable breaking the law' : Concerns raised for cyclists on sidewalks (43:02); Two highrises up for approval at Waterloo council (1:04:41); Annual public health funding to go down $5.4 million in region: estimate (1:25:59); Mental Health Monthly segment (1:45:35) Aug 13, 2019, 03:00 PM
Aug 12: Speed Limits, Guns, and Housing The opening monologue (0:56); Kitchener set to vote on speed limit project (21:07); Ford's refusal to ban handguns impacts safety (43:30); Waiting for baby boomers to die is not effective housing policy (1:05:54); Rant or Rave: You're up! The stage is yours. Give us a call to tell us what has you ranting or raving! (1:28:15) Aug 12, 2019, 03:00 PM
Aug 9: Topic 1, Negative Campaign AD's, and Healthcare The opening monologue (0:56); Most Canadians expecting a negative election campaign: Nanos poll (00:00); Cambridge councillors advised to be better listeners (00:00); People with strong partisan views get more facts wrong on a current events test: survey (1:00:00); Cambridge group invited to submit plan for Ontario Health Team (1:00:00); Friday Four Panel. Topics: How do we combat gun violence in North America? / A new law suggests that Universities can no longer call special constables "Campus Police". Is this a fair move? / Did Cambridge flub their decision on the rainbow crosswalk? / Should the Region consider lowering speed limits in residential neighbourhoods in every city? (1:00:00) Aug 09, 2019, 03:00 PM
Aug 8: Parenting, Animal Rights, and Money The opening monologue (0:56); Bodies believed to be B.C. murder suspects found in Manitoba (2:00); 1 child a year dies on average in Canada from being stuck in a hot car: study (20:47); Cyberbullying by vegan activists a source of stress for farmers, psychologists say (43:32); Cambridge council defers rainbow crosswalk decision (1:04:31); 'Canadians are clear': Latest CMA polls show we want to manage our health online (1:25:36); The Flip Side: What is something worth spending a little bit of extra money on? (1:46:28) Aug 08, 2019, 03:00 PM
Aug 7: Canadian Drugs, Mass Shootings, and Credit Cards The opening monologue (0:56); Gas prices dropping 5 cents per litre at midnight (2:13); How soon is too soon for your first credit card? (11:14); Two B.C. fugitives probably 'hit the road a long time ago,' Mantracker and Survivorman say (25:02); Drug industry urges Canada to act to prevent drug shortages from U.S. imports (43:14); Rise of STIs in Waterloo region aligns with rise across Canada (1:03:43); Stop blaming video games for mass killings (1:26:13); What's on Wednesday! (1:47:10) Aug 07, 2019, 03:00 PM
Aug 6: Gun Violence, Cannabis, and Discrimination The opening monologue (0:56); Thirty dead in 13 hours: US reckons with back-to-back mass shootings (2:51); No 'cops' on campus: New law says special constables can't be called 'police' (21:19); Younger Canadians are more likely to try cannabis: McMaster study (43:29); Girl singled out by airline for headscarf (1:03:51); Ask The Chief! Police chief Bryan Larkin is here to answer all your policing questions (1:26:19) Aug 06, 2019, 03:00 PM
Aug 2: SIS Sites, Zoos, and Reward Cards The opening monologue (0:56); OPP launch 'slow down, move over' campaign ahead of long weekend (2:08); Council to finalize committee tasked with locating Cambridge drug consumption site (19:31); Two Ontario Zoos Just Got Ranked Among The Most "Cruel And Outdated" In The World (42:32); Are rewards cards worth the space in your wallet? (1:03:33); Friday Four Panel. Topics: Should Canada's Chief Electoral Officer have changed the date of our federal election to accommodate a Jewish holiday? / How concerned are you about a weekend protest in Kitchener during which two flags bearing white supremacy insignias were flown? / Should Ontario News Now be turned off? / Are you concerned about the gun violence in our region after Wednesday night's shooting? (1:25:08) Aug 02, 2019, 03:00 PM
Aug 1: Gun Violence, Taxes, and Transit The opening monologue (0:56); Police investigating fatal shooting in Cambridge (2:04); The average Canadian family paid $39,299 in taxes last year-more than housing, food and clothing combined (42:51); Are LRT evaders getting fined? (1:03:52); Democracy dimming in darkness (1:27:23); The Flip Side: Nicknames (1:48:09) Aug 01, 2019, 03:00 PM
Jul 31: Legal Aid, Fake News, and Uber The opening monologue (0:56); Should 'Ontario News Now' be shut down? (20:52); Embattled Premier Doug Ford would be smart to clean up political fundraising rules (43:50); Waterloo Region's taxi industry has shed 750,000 rides a year since Uber launch in 2015 (1:04:02); Rallies and events held around Ontario to protest legal aid cuts (1:26:32); What's on Wednesday! (1:45:36) Jul 31, 2019, 03:00 PM
Jul 30: Federal Election, Autism Funding, and CTS Sites The opening monologue (0:56); Federal election date won't change despite overlap with Jewish holiday (21:02); Construction of two tunnels expected pave the way for two-way, all-day GO trains (43:18); What's the latest on Kitchener's CTS site? (1:04:12); Local leaders react to latest announcement regarding Ontario Autism Program (1:27:02); This Ontario town is trying to be Canada's first carbon-neutral community (1:47:40) Jul 30, 2019, 03:00 PM
Jul 29: Road Safety, 911 Misuse, and Marcus Stroman The opening monologue (0:56); Ornge air ambulance called to Waterloo Region three times in one day (20:22); Can you be charged if you misuse the 9-1-1 emergency line? (43:45); Kitchener pilot project aims to keep commercial food waste out of the landfill (1:04:26); Blue Jays trade Marcus Stroman to Mets for pitching prospects (1:17:11); Rant or Rave: You're up! The stage is yours. Give us a call to tell us what has you ranting or raving! (1:27:11) Jul 29, 2019, 03:00 PM
July 26: Fugitives likely still in Gillam, Man., area, RCMP says, Shared mobility on public transit , and the Friday Four panel The opening monologue (0:56); Fugitives likely still in Gillam, Man., area, RCMP says (22:16); OPSEU issues statement on KidsAbility layoffs (43:56); Whose ride is it, anyway? The impact of shared mobility on public transit (1:04:17); Friday Four panel (1:28:08) Jul 26, 2019, 03:00 PM