The Mike Farwell Show
Sep 4: Student Parties, Federal Election, and E-Scooters The opening monologue (0:56); Couch, mattress lit on fire as students gather on Waterloo's Ezra Avenue (20:13); NDP struggling to nominate candidates as election call draws nearer Social Sharing (42:48); Opioid Overload series: Part 2 (1:03:27); Ontario's 2-day public feedback period on e-scooters (1:26:00); What's on Wednesday! (1:46:51) Sep 04, 2019, 03:00 PM
Friday January 15th, 2021 The opening monologue (0:56); Ontario to conduct weekend big-box store inspection blitz to enforce coronavirus rules (20:50); Chief Larkin's news conference Thursday about enforcing stay-at-home orders (43:17); Coalition of Muslim Women of KW is concerned about hate-motivated crimes and offers support and documentation (1:03:44); Friday Four Panel. Topic: Is the Ontario's government's stay-at-home order sending a clear enough message? / Regional chair Karen Redman has tested positive for COVID-19. Does this mean she broke any rules? / Not only has Donald Trump been impeached for a second time, he's been banned from social media platforms. Is this an assault on free speech or acknowledgment by big tech that their platforms need to be moderated? / Should backyard fires be allowed in Waterloo? (1:25:25) Jan 15, 2021, 03:00 PM
Thursday January 14th, 2021 The opening monologue (0:56); Government support not available to all businesses (21:34); Can WRPS successfully divert mental health calls? (43:49); For the sake of our young people, Canada needs a national jobs strategy (1:26:36); The Flip Side. Topic: What temperature do you set the thermostat at? (1:46:31); Five Minutes with Farwell. GUEST: EnTech (2:03:59) Jan 14, 2021, 03:00 PM
Wednesday January 13th, 2021 The opening monologue (0:56); Premier needs to help people be able to stay at home (20:29); Second Police budget input meeting scheduled for Thursday (43:09); Cooking for a cause (1:03:02); Habitat for Humanity moves ReStore sales online (1:17:50); Sportsnet NHL Insider predictions for 2020-21 season (1:25:42); Between Two Hosts. Topic: How do you feel about Ontario's stay-at-home order? (1:45:32)Five Minutes with Farwell. GUEST: Tracy Valko, The Valko Team (2:02:30) Jan 13, 2021, 03:00 PM
Tuesday January 12th, 2021 The opening monologue (0:56); Is it time to build the Canadian Shield? (21:23); Educational assistants taking stand, say too early to bring kids back (43:36); Bonn Park Podcast celebrates one year (1:04:21); Pandemic has taught us we need to start buying Canadian before it's too late (1:27:12); Mental Health monthly check-in (1:47:50) Jan 12, 2021, 03:00 PM
Monday January 11th, 2021 The opening monologue (0:56); Region schedules public meeting on 2021 Police Budget, subject to council approval (20:22); 'Meanwhile in Canada': The Groups Inciting a Fascist Insurrection in Washington Are Here in Canada Too (43:13); Guelph City council to consider motion that advances inclusivity (1:03:21); Rant or Rave: You're up! The stage is yours. Give us a call to tell us what has you ranting or raving! (1:25:29);Five Minutes with Farwell. GUEST: Faisal Susiwala, Broker of Record, Re/Max Twin City Faisal Susiwala Realty (2:03:22) Jan 11, 2021, 03:00 PM
Friday January 8th, 2021 The opening monologue (0:56); Students in southern Ontario will not return to class for in-person learning until Jan. 25 (20:46); Region's Board of Health pushes for better standards to paid sick time (42:33); Ontario reports new daily record-high of COVID-19 cases amid data upload issue (51:54); 'A colossal failure': How were pro-Trump rioters able to breach Capitol security? (1:02:37); Friday Four Panel. Topics: Lawmakers, world leaders condemn chaos at the U.S. Capitol while some call for Trump's removal / From politicians to hospital CEOs, high-profile Canadians have been taking tropical vacations. What message is this sending to you? / Are you comfortable with the way the Preston Springs Hotel era ended in Cambridge? / Why do you think Ontario (and Canada) have been so slow in administering COVID-19 vaccines? (1:24:18) Jan 08, 2021, 03:00 PM
Thursday January 7th, 2021 Biden win confirmed after pro-Trump mob storms US Capitol (0:56); Concerns raised over prison vaccination plan and who should be getting shots first (42:15); Concern over mental health in a lost hockey season (1:02:34); Chief building officer defends timing of emergency order to raze Preston Springs Hotel (1:25:12); The Flip Side. Topic: How should 570 News handle a tie at the end of the office football pool (1:44:37) Jan 07, 2021, 03:00 PM
Wednesday January 6th, 2021 The opening monologue (0:56); Demolition of once-famous Cambridge hotel over the holidays draws questions from community (20:55); Chicopee shocked by Ontario's decision to close ski hills during lockdown (43:38); Kitchener's truLOCAL acquired in deal worth close to $17M (1:04:07); Kitchener Rolling Stones exhibit delayed (1:16:34); Court injunction comes too late to save Preston Springs Hotel (1:26:32); Between Two Hosts. Topic: Predictions for 2021 (1:46:29); Five Minutes with Farwell. GUEST: Alison Lopes, DLC Premier Mortgages (2:03:30) Jan 06, 2021, 03:00 PM
Tuesday January 5th, 2021 The opening monologue (0:56); Doctors urge Ontario to pick up pace on COVID-19 vaccine rollout (21:22); Demolition of once-famous Cambridge hotel over the holidays draws questions from community (44:23); Petition calls for City of Waterloo to allow backyard fires (1:04:01); Ask the Chief! The police chief joins us for his monthly visit to answer your policing questions (1:26:41) Jan 05, 2021, 03:00 PM
Monday January 4th, 2021 The opening monologue (0:56); Demolition of Preston Springs Hotel set to proceed (43:29); Growing list of Canadian politicians caught travelling abroad despite pandemic (1:03:52); Rant or Rave: You're up! The stage is yours. Give us a call to tell us what has you ranting or raving! (1:26:26) Jan 04, 2021, 03:00 PM
Wednesday December 23rd, 2020 The opening monologue (0:56); Show Opening... But first (0:33); Canada's illicit cannabis market continues to shrink (20:42); The Top 10 at 10: Counting down the ten best phone calls we received this year (43:11); What's on Wednesday: Inter-Mennonite Children's Choir keeps kids engaged during COVID (1:04:00); Rangers Reach introduces Community Impact 50/50 draw in support of St. Mary's Hospital (1:26:26); Between Two Hosts. Topic: Call us, we will argue with you about anything (1:46:37); Five Minutes with Farwell GUEST: Julie Medeiros, Mortgage Agent, DLC Premier Mortgages (2:03:45) Dec 23, 2020, 03:00 PM
Tuesday December 22nd, 2020 The opening monologue (0:56); Airline watchdog ordered to develop new rules for flight cancellation refunds (00:00); Map offers a living history of displacement (44:31); Weber Street Santa spreads holiday cheer in Kitchener (1:04:28); Listowel woman new Guinness record holder for most chest to ground burpees (1:26:51); 5 strategies to reduce addiction-like behaviours over the holidays (1:47:17); Five Minutes with Farwell. GUEST: Ali Mohamed, CEO, Lyte Medical (2:04:37) Dec 22, 2020, 03:00 PM
Monday December 21st, 2020 The opening monologue (0:56); New coronavirus strain in the UK prompts flight bans around the world (21:18); Head to the local ice skating rink to meet and mingle this COVID-19 winter (44:26); Pandemic December: How to stay connected and resilient in a COVID-19 holiday season (1:05:42); 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) Dec 21, 2020, 03:00 PM
Friday December 18th, 2020 The opening monologue (0:56); Prepare for possible lockdown, Waterloo region's top doctor says (20:46); Calls for trustee to be removed from the school resource officer review committee (42:36); Conservative MP pushes health minister to end limits on blood donations from gay men (1:03:12); Friday Four Panel. Topics: Erin O'Toole tells Ryerson students residential schools were intended to provide education to Indigenous children. Has he already lost all hope of becoming Prime Minister? / Are you okay with a police officer leading Waterloo Region's immunization taskforce? / After being caught on an open mic, are you concerned Ontario's health officials are just government puppets? / The Police Services Board has unanimously approved a 1.6% increase to the police budget. Are we paying too much for policing? (1:26:01) Dec 18, 2020, 03:00 PM
Thursday December 17th, 2020 The opening monologue (0:56); WRPS Board approves proposed 2021 budget (22:10); Students won't be required to be immunized to stay in schools: Public Health (43:47); Ontario woman sending thousands of masks home to Nunavik (1:04:21); Police pay has outpaced other municipal staff (1:26:38); The Flip Side. TOPIC: What is your favourite Christmas movie? (1:48:20); Five Minutes with Farwell. GUEST: Nick Benninger, chef/co-founder of the Fat Sparrow Group (2:05:15) Dec 17, 2020, 03:00 PM