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
COVID-19 Town Hall Special Broadcast On Wednesday evening Mike Farwell hosted a special edition of the show to discuss the COVID-19 outbreak as it relates to hospitals. Our gussets included: Patrick Gaskin, President & Chief Executive Officer, Cambridge Memorial Hospital; Ron Gagnon, President & CEO, Grand River Hospital; and Lee Fairclough , President, St. Mary's General Hospital Yesterday at 11:59 PM
Apr 1: Premier Doug Ford Joins Mike Farwell The opening monologue (0:56); 'Best case scenario': COVID-19 measures expected to last until July, government document says (22:49); Communitech CEO staying on for a year amid pandemic concerns (00:00); Premier Doug Ford joins Mike Farwell (43:49); Don't self-isolate in cottage country, mayors warn (1:03:46); KW Community Foundation responds to COVID-19 (1:26:40); PM Trudeau will address Canadians on COVID-19 situation (1:44:05); Region of Waterloo Public Health updating COVID-19 cases (1:53:12) Apr 01, 2020, 03:00 PM
Mar 31: Carbon tax hike set to kick in tomorrow despite COVID-19 outbreak The opening monologue (0:56); Taxpayers Federation calls for a freeze on carbon tax and other taxes (21:42); NDP's Horwath calls for 80% subsidy to help pandemic-pounded Ontario tenants (44:06); UW researchers aim toimprove COVID-19 screening with AI (1:05:26); Keeping your marriage strong in times of chaos (1:27:23); PM Trudeau will address Canadians to update COVID-19 pandemic (1:36:46); Local farm starts barter system to serve community during COVID-19 (1:47:48) Mar 31, 2020, 03:00 PM
Mar 30: PM announces eligibility for wage subsidy, as domestic travel restrictions begin The opening monologue (0:56); Kitchener tech company hiring over 100 employees during COVID-19 (21:18); Police investigating shooting in Kitchener (42:48); Crisis centre worried about women stuck at home with abusive partner (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! (1:27:02); PM Trudeau will address Canadians to update COVID-19 pandemic (1:35:38); Public Health will update Waterloo Region's COVID-19 cases (1:54:45) Mar 30, 2020, 03:00 PM
Mar 27: Should privacy be sacrificed to stop the spread of Coronovirus? The opening monologue (0:56); PPE for frontline medical staff is being rationed (22:31); Should we use cell phones to track the spread of COVID-19? (43:37); Economic implications of social distancing to August (1:03:33); Those least equipped to endure economic downturn bearing the brunt of layoffs (1:00:00); PM Trudeau will address Canadians to update COVID-19 (1:26:53); Public Health will update COVID-19 situation (1:46:52); Regional business leaders send letter of advice to Ford, Trudeau (2:03:47) Mar 27, 2020, 03:00 PM
Mar 26: What lessons can we learn from Taiwan in dealing with Coronavirus? The opening monologue (0:56); Cambridge approves economic response plan (21:39); How Taiwan kept schools and businesses open during the pandemic (44:16); The impact of COVID-19 on our pets (1:00:00); KWCO 40th anniversary (1:05:07); Ontario unveils $17-billion coronavirus plan, foresees zero economic growth in 2020 (1:27:07); PM Trudeau addresses Canadians updating COVID-19 (1:36:09); New Hamburg doctor initiates website to help protect front-line health-care workers with protective equipment in Waterloo Region (1:46:12); Five Minutes with Farwell: GUEST: Dave Smallwood, General Manager & Executive Professional, Galt Country Club (2:05:00) Mar 26, 2020, 03:00 PM
Mar 25: Waterloo Region Declares State of Emergency The opening monologue (0:56); Can we handle the backlog in COVID-19 tests? (8:53); Regional officials update COVID-19 situation (33:39); Doug Ford has risen to the coronavirus challenge (42:38); Non-essential businesses are supposed to be closed today. Are you still at work? (1:04:20); YMCA launches 'virtual Y' to keep people healthy and connected (1:21:24); Public Health will update COVID-19 situation (1:46:58) Mar 25, 2020, 03:00 PM
Mar 24: Region concerned that non-flushable wipes are ending up in water treatment plants The opening monologue (0:56); Kitchener approves economic support plan (22:43); Business groups press Ottawa to pay wage subsidies to avoid mass layoffs (43:17); Water treatment staff monitoring for possible increase in non-flushable wipes during COVID-19 crisis (1:05:31); Open Phone Lines (1:28:13); How Parents for Community Living is responding to COVID-19 (1:34:13); PM Trudeau addresses Canadians updating COVID-19 (1:47:17) Mar 24, 2020, 03:00 PM
Mar 23: Comparing Coronavirus To The Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918 The opening monologue (0:56); Guelph Council to hold emergency meeting Monday night (21:25); Lessons learned from history as they apply to COVID-19 (44:10); Food Bank adjusts operations to better support community during COVID-19 (1:04:22); Rant or Rave: You're up! The stage is yours. Give us a call to tell us what has you ranting or raving! (1:27:41) Mar 23, 2020, 03:00 PM
Mar 20: Canadian Border To Be Closed To Non-Essential Travel The opening monologue (0:56); Cancel rent and mortgage payments during Covid-19 (21:32); Mental health association urges people to find balance, new mindset during coronavirus pandemic (43:57); Effective communication in a time of crisis (1:06:41); Chef D offers food to those in need (1:28:07); PM to address Canadians updating on COVID-19 (1:37:52); ROW Public Health to provide update on COVID-19 (1:48:35) Mar 20, 2020, 03:00 PM
Mar 19: COVID-19 Case Confirmed at Cambridge Toyota Plant The opening monologue (0:56); Cambridge's Toyota plant reportedly has a confirmed case of COVID-19 (22:25); Local family worries about relative stranded in Peru (46:04); Is the federal aid package enough? (1:04:43); PM Trudeau will address Canadians to update COVID-19 (1:27:11); Wilmot residents rally around local businesses (1:51:45); Five Minutes with Farwell. GUEST: Dave Smallwood, General Manager & Executive Professional, Galt Country Club (2:08:15) Mar 19, 2020, 03:00 PM
Mar 18: Federal Government Unveils $27-Billion In Aid The opening monologue (0:56); Wilmot mayor Les Armstrong in self-isolation, but not planning to get tested for coronavirus (22:18); Are jacked up prices of hand sanitizer immoral? It depends (43:53); Flattening vs shrinking: the math of #FlattenTheCurve (1:03:19); Prime Minister Trudeau to update Canadians on COVID-19 (1:11:47); What's on Wednesday! (1:28:20); Region of Waterloo Public Health COVID-19 update (1:56:20) Mar 18, 2020, 03:00 PM
Mar 17: Ontario Declares State of Emergency Ontario declares state of emergency amid COVID-19 pandemic (0:09); Redman asking people to stay away from Ezra Ave. Tuesday (21:54); Canada shutting the border to most non-citizens due to COVID-19: PM Trudeau (43:11); COVID-19: The perils of a 'just enough, just in time' food system (1:03:59); OPP is suffering from a 'mental-health crisis' report says, citing 17 officer suicides since 2012 (1:25:31); PM Trudeau set to address Canadians updating COVID-19 pandemic (1:45:24) Mar 17, 2020, 03:00 PM
Mar 16: Coronavirus Coverage The opening monologue (0:56); Two more cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Waterloo Region (21:07); Petition asking Regional Police to stop Ezra unsanctioned party (43:44); COVID-19 pushes universities to switch to online classes - but are they ready? (1:06:07); Rant or Rave: You're up! The stage is yours. Give us a call to tell us what has you ranting or raving! (1:27:46) Mar 16, 2020, 03:00 PM
Mar 13: The Latest On The COVID-19 Outbreak The opening monologue (0:56); Coronavirus: Here's what's happening in Canada and around the world (20:36); COVID-19 could infect 30 to 70 per cent of Canadians: health minister (42:56); The Kitchener Rangers Coach's Show (1:04:41); How is coronavirus affecting our technology? (1:26:06); University of Guelph students start petition asking school to offer courses online (1:37:20); Avoiding pandemic pandemonium: lessons learned from the Ebola epidemic can help Canada fight COVID-19 (1:45:58); Five Minutes with Farwell (2:04:06) Mar 13, 2020, 03:00 PM