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
LATEST EPISODES
Friday September 18th, 2020 The opening monologue (0:56); NDP motion to force class size cap fails (21:05); Downtown dining district not getting an extension? (43:50); Philanthropy, Pandemic & Political Scandal: COVID-19 curtails donor giving; WE affair weakens trust in charities (1:02:49); Friday four panel. TOPICS: Will more severe fines be an effective deterrent in stopping large gatherings during COVID-19? / Is Ontario ready for a second wave of COVID-19? / Should Canada implement a Universal Basic Income program? / Did regional council get it right in extending the mandatory mask bylaw until May? (1:26:14) Sep 18, 2020, 03:00 PM
Thursday September 17th, 2020 The opening monologue (0:56); Long lines for COVID-19 tests reported across Canada; feds announce more funding (22:37); Council unanimously passes safe supply of pharmaceutical opioids (44:21); Smile cookies are back this week at Tim Hortons (1:04:34); Councillor hopes town hall will dispel 'misinformation' about Parkview Motel plan (1:25:25); The Flip Side: What's been s silver lining to the COVID-19 crisis? (1:48:16) Sep 17, 2020, 03:00 PM
Wednesday September 16th, 2020 The opening monologue (0:56); Mask bylaw to be extended another 8 months (21:31); Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest bringing the festival to your home in 2020 (43:33); What's on Wednesday? Kitchener teen to host 4th annual "Ice Cream for Breakfast" fundraiser to support Make-a-Wish Foundation (1:04:28); Waterloo Regional Crime Stoppers launches Catch the Ace fundraiser to support (1:15:16); Pro-gun rally held on Parliament Hill (1:26:50); Between Two Hosts: Is it time to roll Ontarrio back to stage 2? (1:47:09); Five Minutes with Farwell. GUEST: Alison Lopes, DLC Premier Mortgages (2:04:58) Sep 16, 2020, 03:00 PM
Tuesday September 15th, 2020 The opening monologue (0:56); Kitchener council to vote on winter sidewalk clearing (22:21); 'We need effective policies': Cambridge residents rally for action on crime and drug addiction (43:49); Women's Crisis Services of Waterloo Region launches "She is Your Neighbour" podcast (1:06:30); What's the plan for the restaurant industry/patios with cold weather approaching? (1:26:50); Premier Doug Ford joins Mike Farwell for a one-on-one interview (1:46:55) Sep 15, 2020, 03:00 PM
Monday September 14th, 2020 The opening monologue (0:56); Guaranteed basic income tops policy priorities for Liberal caucus (20:10); Redevelopment of old bus terminal a chance to reshape part of downtown Kitchener, officials say (43:00); Sleep-deprived teens need a later school start time (1:03:11); Rant or Rave: You're up! The stage is yours. Give us a call to tell us what has you ranting or raving! (1:25:11); Five Minutes with Farwell. GUEST: Faisal Susiwala, Broker of Record, Re/Max Twin City Faisal Susiwala Realty (2:03:14) Sep 14, 2020, 03:00 PM
Friday September 11th, 2020 The opening monologue (0:56); University of Waterloo professor calls pandemic 'COVID fake emergency' (20:48); COVID19: Is A Second Wave Inevitable? (43:27); Kitchener Rangers head trainer volunteers with food bank during pandemic (1:03:08); Kitchener opens new park in southwest part of the city (1:18:32); Friday four panel. Topics: Students and teachers are slowly returning to school. How is Ontario's plan holding up? / Amazon is setting up a second footprint in Waterloo Region. What does this say about our local economy? / Kitchener council will vote next week on a $10-million snow-clearing plan. Should a city clear sidewalk snow for its residents? / WE charity has ceased operations in Canada. What does this mean for our charitable landscape? (1:26:20) Sep 11, 2020, 03:00 PM
Thursday September 10th, 2020 The opening monologue (0:56); WE Charity winding down operations in Canada after student grants scandal (20:45); Amazon to set up delivery station in Kitchener (43:52); Restorative Schools (1:03:50); "NDP: There will be no economic recovery in Ontario without a she-covery" (1:16:46); The System Was Not Blinking Red: Intelligence, Early Warning and Risk Assessment in a Pandemic Crisis (1:26:14); The Flip Side: You know your're stuck in the past when... (1:46:04) Sep 10, 2020, 03:00 PM
Wednesday September 9th, 2020 The opening monologue (0:56); More than 100 students attend house party in Waterloo's University District: police (20:30); Cambridge minor hockey parents say they're getting cold shoulder from city with ice concerns (42:40); What's on Wednesday? Ryan Saturno Memorial Golf Tournament (1:03:22); As kids go back to school, some parents wrestle with if they're making the right choice (1:26:19); Between two hosts: Kitchener Council rumoured to vote yes on clearing all sidewalks, despite opposition (1:46:51); Five Minutes with Farwell. GUEST: Tracy Valko, The Valko Team (2:04:17) Sep 09, 2020, 03:00 PM
Tuesday September 8th, 2020 The opening monologue (0:56); How do you feel as schools start the re-opening process? (20:07); Kitchener council ponders more study on sidewalk snow shovelling (42:59:00); Changes to liquor delivery laws (1:04:36); CMHA Mental Health Checkup (1:26:22); Public Health will update Waterloo Region's COVID-19 cases (1:46:55); Five Minutes With Farwell. GUEST: Julie Medeiros, DLC Premier Mortgages (2:04:54) Sep 08, 2020, 03:00 PM
Friday September 4th, 2020 The opening monologue (0:56); Private Facebook groups loaded with racist comments by RCMP members still thriving (21:45); Online petition calls on Canadian governments to increase funding for safer drug supply initiatives (43:26); Two boys living with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (1:04:12); Stephen Lecce weighs in on Ontario's back to school plan (1:27:05); High vaccine use urged by Tam, Njoo to beat COVID-19, restore pre-pandemic life (1:47:10) Sep 04, 2020, 03:00 PM
Thursday September 3rd, 2020 The opening monologue (0:56); How does Waterloo Region look as we return to school? (00:00); Coronavirus: This is what frosh week may look like for students this year (20:31); City of Kitchener takes another step forward on draft housing strategy (43:06); New rules in place for the return of minor hockey (1:04:32); Why Trudeau's self-serving prorogation of Parliament should be Canada's last (1:24:49); City of Kitchener takes another step forward on draft housing strategy (1:44:27) Sep 03, 2020, 03:00 PM
Wednesday September 2nd, 2020 The opening monologue (0:56); Catholic school board delaying start for secondary school (32:14); New art piece in Guelph aims to spark conversation around addiction, opioid crisis (43:19); Waterloo Region Integrated Drug Strategy panel (54:41); September fundraising Blitz for MD Canada (1:03:53); Pandemic-related stressors are creating a community crisis (1:13:56); Justin Trudeau must become a reconstructive leader (1:26:46); Between Two Hosts: Does the political 'middle' exist anymore? (1:47:24); Five Minutes with Farwell. GUEST: Alison Lopes, DLC Premier Mortgages (2:03:50) Sep 02, 2020, 03:00 PM
Tuesday September 1st, 2020 The opening monologue (0:56); Ontario teacher unions file labour board challenge over school reopening plans (21:11); Jacob Blake's family leads Kenosha rally against police violence (43:35); Mason Kohn Shifts Gears After Fulfilling Hockey Career (1:05:19); Ask the Chief. Bryan Larkin is here for his monthly visit to answer all your policing questions (1:25:42) Sep 01, 2020, 03:00 PM
Monday August 31st, 2020 The opening monologue (0:56); Youths ID'd after racial slurs, anti-Semitic imagery chalked in Kitchener neighbourhood (20:32); How is it that real action came from athletes and not political leaders? (43:10); Wheeler denounces shooting, trades blame with Trump (56:15); Local man collects trash to help clean up parks, ditches (1:04:03)Rant or Rave:You're up! The stage is yours. Give us a call to tell us what has you ranting or raving! (1:26:57) Aug 31, 2020, 03:00 PM
Friday August 28th, 2020 The opening monologue (0:56); The 10 Greatest Inventions of the Past Decade (5:36); Conservatives ask speakers agency to release records on WE payments to Trudeau, his wife, mother and brother (20:03); Expand safe supply options for people who use drugs, Ontario advocates say (43:39); Ethics must not be ignored when testing COVID-19 vaccines (1:02:18);Federal Government Wasting Billions on Poorly Targeted Assistance (1:26:08); Federal stonewalling left solitary confinement panel 'powerless,' says ex-member (1:45:03) Aug 28, 2020, 03:00 PM