The Mike Farwell Show
Jan 23: Preston Springs Hotel, GRT Strike, and Go Trains The opening monologue (0:56); Grand River Transit strike set to continue as talks fail (22:06); City official recommends demolition of Preston Springs Hotel (44:51); Some of Ontario's biggest hospitals are filled beyond capacity nearly every day, new data reveals (1:05:38): GO Transit expansion turning out to be a bumpy ride (1:27:42); The Flip Side: Which building do you miss in Waterloo Region? (1:49:52) Jan 23, 2020, 03:00 PM
LATEST EPISODES
Jul 7: Confederate flags spotted hanging from Cambridge home The opening monologue (0:56); Confederate flags spotted hanging from Cambridge home (20:04); Many Ontario postsecondary students stuck paying thousands in rent for vacant rooms amid pandemic (43:39); The Albion Hotel has a new owner (1:02:32); Friday Four panel: Replay on Racism (Originally Aired March 15th, 2019) (1:25:55) Aug 07, 2020, 03:00 PM
Aug 6: OHL announces return to play plan The opening monologue (0:56); Wellesley woman asks township of Perth East to ban hate symbols (23:02); OHL announces return to play plan (44:43); Beware of bias training: Addressing systemic racism is not an easy fix (1:05:30); COVID-19 conspiracy theories creating a 'public health crisis' in Canada, experts say (1:29:17); Rally for Land Back (1:49:00) Aug 06, 2020, 03:00 PM
Aug 5: Why vaccines are less effective in the elderly The opening monologue (0:56); Why vaccines are less effective in the elderly, and what it means for COVID-19 (21:44); Homicide Investigates Double Shooting in Brampton (44:34); New "Buddystick" makes social distancing easy (1:05:31); THEMUSEUM to host exclusive Canadian engagement of The Rolling Stones "Unzipped" exhibition (1:16:35); Rant or Rave: You're up! The stage is yours. Give us a call to tell us what has you ranting or raving! (1:28:15); Five minutes with Farwell. GUEST: Alison Lopes, Dominion Lending Centres (2:06:03) Aug 05, 2020, 03:00 PM
Aug 4: Are coronavirus outbreaks inevitable if Ontario reopens schools? The opening monologue (0:56); COVID-19 exposure notification app now available (20:02); Defunding doesn’t mean abolishing police, UW student town hall hears (42:01); Coronavirus outbreaks are inevitable if Ontario reopens schools (1:03:20); Ask the Chief! (1:26:33) Aug 04, 2020, 03:00 PM
Jul 31: PM Trudeau to be in hot seat over WE Charity affair The opening monologue (0:56); Reaction to Ford government's back to school announcement (20:19); PM Trudeau to be in hot seat over WE Charity affair (43:32); The pandemic is not only a health crisis, it is causing Canadians financial stress as well (1:03:31); Wrong time and place for Preston slow streets pilot project, Cambridge council says (1:25:55); Hockey's back, and here's how you can expect broadcasts to change (1:46:23) Jul 31, 2020, 03:00 PM
Jul 30: Independent Long-Term Care, Restaurants during the Pandemic, and dealing with the rise in online hate The opening monologue (0:56); Ontario Launches Independent Long-Term Care COVID-19 Commission (20:36); Second day added to regional anti-racism town hall (42:28); How the Pandemic Will Change Restaurants (1:03:40); World Day against Trafficking in Persons (1:25:33); Facebook partners with Ontario university on 'global network' to counter rise in online hate (1:44:18) Jul 30, 2020, 03:00 PM
Jul 29: Our Cash-Free Future Is Getting Closer The opening monologue (0:56); A Joint Letter from Dr. Nicola Mercer and Mayor Cam Guthrie: Let's Keep Moving Forward Together (21:08); Trudeau and top aide to testify on WE affair Thursday (43:56); Lisaard/Innisfree Hospice celebrates 20 years (1:04:58); Our Cash-Free Future Is Getting Closer (1:26:01); Parents divided over sending kids back to school(1:46:00); Five Minutes with Farwell. GUEST: Julie Medeiros, Mortgage Agent, Dominion Lending Centre (2:03:39) Jul 29, 2020, 03:00 PM
Jul 28: Sir John A. Macdonald Statue in Baden to be relocated The opening monologue (0:56); Sir John A. Macdonald Statue in Baden to be relocated (21:48); More Canadians are saying yes to meat-free diets (42:08); Municipalities to receive up to $4 billion from province, feds to offset costs of COVID-19 (1:03:01); Tiny homes not solution to ending homelessness (1:25:15); Public Health updates Waterloo Region's COVID-19 cases (1:43:42) Jul 28, 2020, 03:00 PM
Jul 27: By removing statues, are we erasing history? The opening monologue (0:56); Does removing statues take away the historical lessons of people's past? (21:00); Waterloo researchers' math model could help guide Ontario's reopening plans (44:14); Service dog fundraiser for Amanda Burrows (1:04:56); Rant or Rave: You're up! The stage is yours. Give us a call to tell us what has you ranting or raving! (1:26:59) Jul 27, 2020, 03:00 PM
Jul 24: Should we defund the police & invest in our community? The opening monologue (0:56); Which Canadians get COVID-19 vaccines first? Experts will face tough decisions (06:01); School reopening plan, more resources coming next week: Lecce (20:59); Defund the Waterloo Regional Police Service and invest in our community (1:05:44); Divorces have increased during the pandemic, and lawyers are expecting more (1:25:56); ‘Why don’t they just work harder?’ This kind of anti-Blackness is prevalent in Chinese-Canadian communities. It’s time to address it (1:45:26) New Study Shows (2:00:37) Jul 24, 2020, 03:00 PM
Jul 23: Should social media companies be doing more about hate, racism online? The opening monologue (0:56); Morneau reveals he's paid back more than $40K to WE following two family trips in 2017 (02:25); Karahalios kicked out of PC caucus after voting against own party's legislation at Queen's Park (20:17); Poll shows Canadians split on shutting down CERB, while majority concerned about government debt (43:06); Stephen Lecce says a new law allowing non-teachers to be directors of education will fight racism. Here’s why that’s nonsense (1:03:35); Princess Cinemas open during phase 3 of province reopening (1:26:05); Most Canadians want social media companies to do more about racism, hate online, poll suggests (1:46:48); Jul 23, 2020, 03:00 PM
Jul 22: Cambridge MPP Belinda Karahalios removed from PC caucus The opening monologue (0:56); Karahalios kicked out of PC caucus after voting against own party's legislation at Queen's Park (02:08); Brides denied service from videographer who doesn't film 'homosexual weddings' (22:16); Edmonton finally drops the Eskimos - and may my grandchildren never hear the E-word again (44:29); Man who missed out on COVID-19 benefit warns others to claim money before it's too late (1:06:01); FAO Releases Review of Ontario’s Autism Services and the New Ontario Autism Program (1:26:40); Queen’s Park adjourns sessions until September (1:47:36); New Study Shows (1:57:49); Jul 22, 2020, 03:00 PM
Jul 21: Public schools ponder five days on, five days off in September Commons returns as Liberals seek to extend wage subsidy, approve disability payment (1:53); Public schools ponder five days on, five days off in September (21:45); Nearly 77-thousand federal employees took paid leave during pandemic (43:49); Online classes are not worth cost of full tuition (1:04:54); How do we return to our offices in the 'new norm'? (1:26:55); New Study Shows... (1:41:00); Public Health will update Waterloo Region’s COVID-19 cases (1:47:52); Jul 21, 2020, 03:00 PM
Jul 20: Is CERB cash hitting the wrong target? The opening monologue (0:56); Restaurants may be reopening, but that doesn’t make indoor dining safe, experts say (2:08); Restaurants allowed to open indoor service during phase 3 (20:16); CERB cash hitting wrong target, study finds (42:37); New survey says... (1:17:45); Rant or Rave (1:25:15) Jul 20, 2020, 03:00 PM
Jul 17: Public input sought on size of regional council The opening monologue (0:56); Public input sought on size of regional council (22:38); What should the next steps be for the WE charity? (43:35); 3rd annual KW Flamenco Fest moves online (1:04:40); In reopening schools, Canada will get a passing grade if we listen to teachers (1:27:12); Kitchener Rangers launch Alumni Mentorship program (1:48:22) Jul 17, 2020, 03:00 PM