The Mike Farwell Show
Tuesday November 24th, 2020 The opening monologue (0:56); All international students allowed to return to Waterloo Region (21:16); Q & A with the experts: The problem with herd immunity and COVID-19 (43:27); We brewed beer from recycled wastewater (1:04:17); City sicker: Will Canada's pandemic-stricken urban centers survive? (1:26:20); Wellington Water Watcher's part of petition calling for Nestle to return controversial wells (1:47:37) Nov 24, 2020, 03:00 PM
Wednesday February 24th, 2021 The opening monologue (0:56); Anti-lockdown councillor ousted as Centre Wellington deputy mayor during heated meeting (20:54); ACO Cambridge sends open letter to city regarding Preston Springs Hotel (44:05); What's on Wednesday? Zonta International Women's Day events / Pink The Towns 2021 (1:05:13); Op-Ed: Bold action on climate change will make Waterloo Region a world leader (1:27:58); Between Two Hosts. Topic: Should townships be collecting leaves? (1:48:06); Five Minutes with Farwell. GUEST: Ali Mohamad, CEO, Lyte Medical (2:05:16) Feb 24, 2021, 03:00 PM
Tuesday February 23rd, 2021 The opening monologue (0:56); Ontario government to have 34 different COVID-19 vaccination plans (21:19); Waterloo approves upgrades for University Avenue (43:41); 3 technologies poised to change food and the planet (1:05:07); Kitchener continues to 'change for the good' with new anti-idling bylaw (1:27:15); Local Art for Local Walls partners with Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region (1:48:54) Feb 23, 2021, 03:00 PM
Monday February 22nd, 2021 The opening monologue (0:56); Shelters and Homelessness (19:03); COVID-19 variants will drive resurgence without stronger health measures, modelling warns (41:29); (Re)Making History: Memory, Mythmaking, and the Civil Rights Movement (1:01:19); Rant or Rave (1:24:36) Feb 22, 2021, 03:00 PM
Friday February 19th, 2021 The opening monologue (0:56); Housing prices likely to climb in Waterloo Region until pandemic ends, economist says (20:25); AstraZeneca is likely the next vaccine coming to Canada. What do we know about it? (43:02); Women in Hockey Conference presented by the Kitchener Rangers Hockey Club (1:03:26); MPP's return to Queens Park (1:16:38); Friday Four Panel (1:25:38) Feb 19, 2021, 03:00 PM
Thursday February 18th, 2021 The opening monologue (0:56); A couple of things.. (1:04); FISH FRY-DAY FOR FOOD BANK OF WATERLOO REGION (13:10); Why 7-Eleven's plan to serve alcohol in Ontario sparks concern - and curiosity - in business community (20:46); Latest Mars landing to be livestreamed by U of G with in-house expert commentary (43:21); 'Perfect storm': Is Canada headed for a third wave of COVID-19? (1:03:50); CERB? CRCB? What are all these acronyms, and what might they mean to you? (1:26:16); The Flip Side (1:46:27); Five Minutes with Farwell (2:05:15) Feb 18, 2021, 03:00 PM
Wednesday February 17th, 2021 The opening monologue (0:56); 'Total betrayal.' Gun control activist react to Trudeau's gun buyback scheme (20:58); Centre Wellington councillor who joined anti-lockdown group may lose deputy mayor role (43:16); Winter Warmer for Alzheimers (1:02:53); 100 Women Who Care enter 7th year (1:17:15); COVID-19 stress amplifying mental health and substance use concerns: Leger poll (1:25:37); Between Two Hosts (1:46:19); Five Minutes with Farwell (2:03:45) Feb 17, 2021, 03:00 PM
Tuesday February 16th, 2021 The opening monologue (0:56); Education unions say postponing March break not the best move (20:51); Cambridge LRT - Preston group worried about route and impact it will have on heritage homes (43:24); 'Our story did not begin with slavery:' new curriculum seeks to change Black history narrative (1:05:03); Rant or Rave (1:27:12); Five Minutes with Farwell (2:05:46) Feb 16, 2021, 03:00 PM
Friday February 12th, 2021 The opening monologue (0:56); 5 factors that could dictate the success or failure of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout (21:04); Most officers aren't racist, but the nature of modern policing must be reimagined (43:05); OHL parents urge league, government to salvage season in widely shared letter (1:03:32); Friday Four Panel. Topics: Did Wilmot council get it right in voting to suspend the mayor's pay for a day? / Is the arrival of Flair Air the financial boost our airport needs? / Did the province get its decision right about March Break? / Canada's first prime minister has a decidedly mixed legacy. Is there any defending any part of it? (1:26:22) Feb 12, 2021, 03:00 PM
Thursday February 11th, 2021 The opening monologue (0:56); Immigration minister making a virtual visit to WR (21:05); Region cobbling together funding for Kitchener transit hub (44:04); NDP's Fife to respond to Ford government's Third Quarter Finances (1:04:32); Mandatory hotel quarantines could harm lower-income Canadians: lawyer (1:26:59); The Flip side. Topic: Wht are you cheap about (1:47:45) Feb 11, 2021, 03:00 PM
Wednesday February 10th, 2021 The opening monologue (0:56); Region of Waterloo International Airport welcomes Flair Airlines (21:13); NDP calls for March Break to go ahead - calls on Ford to make it safe (42:59); What's on Wednesday? Kitchener man establishes House League golf program / Local students invited to take part in national writing contest, "Meaning of Home" (1:03:49); Marco Muzzo granted parole. Can we strengthen drinking and driving laws? (1:27:06); Between Two Hosts. (1:47:40); Five Minutes with Farwell. GUEST: Tracy Valko, The Valko Team (2:05:33) Feb 10, 2021, 03:00 PM
Tuesday February 9th, 2021 The opening monologue (0:56); Local group opposes demolition of two Kitchener homes (21:18); Black, racialized communities still waiting for targeted response from ROW Public Health (43:04); Plans on hold as Stratford glass plant battle simmers (1:04:02); Over 200 experts issue statement in defence of Sir John A. MacDonald's legacy (1:26:11);Monthly Mental Health Check in (1:47:04) Feb 09, 2021, 03:00 PM
Monday February 8th, 2021 The opening monologue (0:56); Parts of the Ontario economy reopening (20:54); Levelling the digital playing field (42:34); Saga Boy: My Life of Blackness and Becoming (1:03:55); Rant or Rave: You're up! The stage is yours. Give us a call to tell us what has you ranting or raving! (1:26:38) Feb 08, 2021, 03:00 PM
Friday February 5th, 2021 The opening monologue (0:56); Horserace tightens as perceptions about federal vaccine rollout shift negative (20:27); Integrity Commissioner says Wilmot Mayor broke code, calls for pay suspension (42:41); Uptown Comfort Food Crawl (1:03:41); Friday Four Panel. Topics: One million Canadians have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Are we doing well? / Two radio newsrooms (in Montreal and Toronto) have been gutted by layoffs. Are you concerned with the state of media in Canada? / Are you comfortable with students returning to in-class learning next week? / Canada adds the Proud Boys to its terror watch list. What does this mean to you? (1:26:31) Feb 05, 2021, 03:00 PM
Thursday February 4th, 2021 The opening monologue (0:56); Canadian doctors call for schools to return to in-classroom learning (21:26); Proud Boys added to Canada's list of terrorist groups (43:22); Iron Embers - Locally made fire pits (1:03:50); Regional council asking province to amend Reopening Ontario Act (1:16:32); 'They should be embarrassed': Criminal lawyer calls for supports for vulnerable individuals after virtual courthouse pivot (1:26:00); The Flip side. Topic: What is your go to Superbowl food? (1:46:51) Feb 04, 2021, 03:00 PM
Wednesday February 3rd, 2021 The opening monologue (0:56); 'We took our eye off the ball': How Canada lost its vaccine production capacity (20:39); Region's airport was the nation's busiest in November (45:35); Rhythm and Blues Cambridge Black History Month (1:04:17); New notice requirement for slip and fall accidents (1:26:57); Between Two Hosts (1:47:24); Five Minutes with Farwell. GUEST: Julie Medeiros, Mortgage Agent, DLC Premier Mortgages (2:05:55) Feb 03, 2021, 03:00 PM