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
LATEST EPISODES
Wednesday April 21st, 2021 The opening monologue (0:56); Chauvin guilty of murder and manslaughter in Floyd's death (21:37); With COVID-19's third wave, we're far from 'all in this together' (43:37); What's on Wednesday? Rotary to celebrate 100 years (1:04:22); OHL cancels 2020-21 season (1:27:52); Between Two Hosts. Topic: The state of journalism in Canada (1:47:46) Yesterday at 03:00 PM
Tuesday April 20th, 2021 The opening monologue (0:56); How a Twitter account is helping Canadians find vaccination appointments (21:43); Save Waterloo's Cold War Bunker from Demolition (44:21); Tiny homes could soon be coming to the region (1:03:57); Reaction to the Federal Budget (1:28:41); No wonder conspiracy theories are suddenly everywhere - our social media platforms reward inflammatory content (1:49:57) Apr 20, 2021, 03:00 PM
Monday April 19th, 2021 The opening monologue (0:56); Ontario needs responsible outdoor activities including playgrounds, pickle ball and golf (20:57); Waterloo Region approves $44M in improvements, doubling of airport staff (42:55); Free inter-provincial trade once and for all (1:00:00); Rant or Rave: You're up! The stage is yours. Give us a call to tell us what has you ranting or raving! (1:25:24) Apr 19, 2021, 03:00 PM
Friday April 16th, 2021 The opening monologue (0:56); Shut down travel between provinces to control spread of variants, experts say (21:42); The dos and dont's of scattering ashes in Ontario (43:47); OHL Season benched until further notice as Ontario struggles with COVID-19 (1:04:15); Friday Four Panel. Topics: Ontario government house leader Paul Calandra says "Ontario has been leading the way when it comes to fighting the coronavirus". / We can scatter ashes on Crown Land in Canada, including in our Great Lakes. Should we also be able to scatter ashes in the Grand River? / When should Ontario students return to in-person learning? / Regional councillor Jim Erb is preparing to bring a motion to council that would restrict the posting of election signs to private property only. Is this a good idea? (1:27:10) Apr 16, 2021, 03:00 PM
Thursday April 15th, 2021 The opening monologue (0:56); 'It's part of the Black experience': Local woman speaks out about discrimination in housing market (22:02); Canada should stop punishing skilled tradespeople for going to work (43:03); The secret to how Atlantic Canada weathered the COVID-19 storm? Political will (1:04:49); Today is National Takeout Day! And, as luck would have it, a local caterer has just begun offering new takeout options (1:18:51); Airline deal means taxpayers once again take a risk on corporate Canada (1:27:47); The Flip Side. Topic: What mispronounced words drive you crazy? (1:48:16) Apr 15, 2021, 03:00 PM
Wednesday April 14th, 2021 The opening monologue (0:56); Local hospitals preparing for influx of COVID patients from outside Waterloo Region (21:12); Ontario's 'choice' of fully online school would gamble on children for profit (43:45); What's on Wednesday? Betty Thompson Golf Tournament / Leadership Waterloo Region announces Fresh Innovator winner -- Leadership Waterloo Region introduces Fresh Innovators (1:04:46); Street drug users fear overdoses, 'near-death experiences,' says report backing a safe supply program (1:27:12); Between Two Hosts. Topic: How is Canada handling the COVID-19 Vaccine rollout? (1:48:13); Five Minutes with Farwell. GUEST: Julie Medeiros, Mortgage Agent, DLC Premier Mortgages (2:06:03) Apr 14, 2021, 03:00 PM
Tuesday April 13th, 2021 The opening monologue (0:56); Proposal to close Mill Street for summer patio seating (20:44); Three years after the Humboldt Broncos bus accident, Kaleb Dahlgren pens an inspirational book (43:24); Is it last call for The Beer Store? Ballooning losses and increased competition raise questions about its survival (1:04:33); Kyle Dubas's aggressive deadline sends strong message to Maple Leafs, fans (1:27:15); Monthly Mental Health Check in (1:47:42); Five Minutes with Farwell. GUEST: Ali Mohamad, CEO, Lyte Medical (2:06:17) Apr 13, 2021, 03:00 PM
Monday April 12th, 2021 The opening monologue (0:56); Regional police suspend community cruiser campaign (21:15); Backyard hens supported by majority of survey respondents in Waterloo (43:41); MZOs threaten Ontario's finite resource - farmland (1:03:54); Rant or Rave. You're up! The stage is yours. Give us a call to tell us what has you ranting or raving! (1:26:28); Five Minutes with Farwell. GUEST: Faisal Susiwala, Broker of Record, Re/Max Twin City Faisal Susiwala Realty (2:05:36) Apr 12, 2021, 03:00 PM
Friday April 9th, 2021 The opening monologue (0:56); Kitchener's vacant office space is the highest in the region (21:01); When will we see "Two way all day GO" (42:51); Guelph charity helping fly in vaccines to remote areas worldwide (1:02:40); Friday Four Panel. Topics: What do you think of the new "diversity cruiser" unveiled by WRPS? / Ontario is under another Stay At Home order. Does the government really mean it this time? / Do we have too many vaccines in freezers or not enough vaccines in Canada? / Should schools return to remote learning after the spring break? (1:25:13) Apr 09, 2021, 03:00 PM
Thursday April 8th, 2021 The opening monologue (0:56); All Ontario education staff working with special needs students, or those in COVID hot spots, to get vaccine (20:59); Climate action, job creation are top post-pandemic priorities for Canadians (43:02); 'Best day on the job in 25 years,' says the officer who discovered missing Ontario three-year-old (1:03:56); Proposed Canadian gun bill will create U.S.-style patchwork of firearms laws (1:26:39); The Flip Side. TOPIC: Should you drink expired milk? (1:46:46) Apr 08, 2021, 03:00 PM
Wednesday April 7th, 2021 The opening monologue (0:56); 'There's just no justification': More than 120 police officers in Ontario are currently suspended with pay (10:17); 'The rules do not make any sense': Small businesses frustrated by latest province-wide shutdown (42:55); What's on Wednesday? Local Art for Local Walls partners with Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation / Spread the Warmth aims to help the homeless (1:03:14); What's in a name? Experts confused by terms like lockdown, shutdown, circuit breakers (1:25:56); Between Two Hosts (1:46:07); Five Minutes with Farwell. GUEST: Tracy Valko, The Valko Team (2:03:30) Apr 07, 2021, 03:00 PM
Tuesday April 6th, 2021 The opening monologue (0:56); Schools in Peel and Guelph switching to remote-only learning this week (21:17); I didn't just cover the Humboldt Broncos' bus crash - I lived it alongside the rest of the city (43:44); Creating sustainable change for racialized youth (1:04:25); Ask the Chief! Waterloo Regional Police Chief Bryan Larkin is here to anser all your policing questions (1:26:35) Apr 06, 2021, 03:00 PM
Monday April 5th, 2021 The opening monologue (0:56); Condo tower with community performance space planned for 20 Queen St. North in Kitchener (21:27); Waterloo Region wants all parents to have a say in child care (43:46); Debate on Cambridge CTS site postponed following emotional pleas, delegations (1:04:35); Rant or Rave. You're up! The stage is yours. Give us a call to tell us what has you ranting or raving! (1:27:51) Apr 05, 2021, 03:00 PM
Thursday April 1st, 2021 The opening monologue (0:56); Guelph police explain why no charge laid in racial slurs incident (21:31); Guelph woman victim of racist verbal attack urges community to support one another (32:47); Region approves over $1M in funding to help small, medium-sized businesses (43:11); Canadians can buy Xinjiang cotton products despite Ottawa's vow to stop forced labour imports (1:02:25); It's time for Canada to focus on expanding our population (1:25:07); The Flip Side (1:47:12) Apr 01, 2021, 03:00 PM
Wednesday March 31st, 2021 The opening monologue (0:56); Where are all the vaccines? (21:07); Allowing pharmacists to prescribe medication could save millions: UW study (43:28); WRPS diversity vehicle controversy (52:34); Good Friday Fish Fry at Greenwood Rod and Gun (1:05:08); Tiny Home Takeout marks two months of serving pay-what-you-can meals in downtown Kitchener (1:18:13); School board trustees call on region to make special education workers a priority for vaccination (1:26:39); Between Two Hosts (1:47:56); Five Minutes with Farwell (2:05:22) Mar 31, 2021, 03:00 PM