The Mike Farwell Show
LATEST EPISODES
Jun 14: Autism, Payday Loans, and The Raptors The opening monologue (0:56); Families of children with autism under severe pressure, Laurier study finds (3:21); The Beer Store recycling program could be casualty as Ford puts beer in corner stores (21:58); Kawhi Leonard a Raptor forever after leading franchise to first title (44:03); Honour or Insult? Canadians divided over movement to change Indigenous sports team names (1:03:21); Friday Four Panel. Topics: Is Kitchener right in limiting the number of payday loan locations that are allowed within city limits? / Should backyard chickens be allowed in the city? / Is a ban on single use plastics a step in the right direction for Canada? / Should the Catholic school board allow the pride flag to be flown at St. David's Catholic Secondary School? (1:26:37) Jun 14, 2019, 03:00 PM
Jun 13: Single Use Plastics, Mental Wellness, and Airlines The opening monologue (0:56); It's time to start charging people for using stalkerware to harass their partners, watchdog group says (2:30); Blues' worst-to-first, Stanley Cup reversal unlike anything in NHL history (20:42); Waterloo Church Rebuild / Backyard Chicken Coops (43:51); You can now visit a walk-in clinic for mental wellness 5 days a week in Windsor (1:03:48); Why Trudeau's 'plastic ban' is a painfully dumb idea (1:26:59); The Flip Side: Bad airline experiences (1:47:48) Jun 13, 2019, 03:00 PM
June 12: Backyard Hens in Cambridge, Fake news, and What's on Wednesday The opening monologue (0:56); Deadline set to get rid of backyard hens in Cambridge (22:24); Poll finds 90% of Canadians have fallen for fake news (43:48); Blues underdogs at the Bruins on the Game 7 betting line (1:08:06); Committee to vote on limiting payday loan locations in Kitchener (1:29:01); What's on Wednesday - Seniors In The City (1:48:35); What's on Wednesday - Kate's Kause (1:57:32) Jun 12, 2019, 03:00 PM
June 11: The Raptors Loss, New future for civic district, and Single-use plastics The opening monologue (0:56); Warriors rally to steal Game 5 after Durant's dramatic return and exit (23:03); Design challenge envisions new future for Kitchener's civic district (44:56); Warren Kinsella joins us to talk Provincial and Federal Politics (1:06:57); Industry initiatives to limit plastics will only work with consumer buy-in (1:30:17); Mental Health Monthly Segment (1:51:04) Jun 11, 2019, 03:00 PM
June 10: Hidden Valley Development, Fly the Pride flag, and Rant or Rave The opening monologue (0:56); Kitchener looks at development in Hidden Valley (20:31); Fly the Pride flag, Waterloo students tell their Catholic high school (43:46); Time to say no to outside garbage (1:04:49); Rant or Rave (1:26:52) Jun 10, 2019, 03:00 PM
June 7: Red Day Friday The opening monologue (0:56); Susan Dusick, President, St. Mary's General Hospital Foundation; Mike Doughty, President and CEO, Manulife Canada (1:06); Dr. Heather Warren, Cardiologist; Janis Hardie, cardiac patient (10:45); Lisa Terlevic, Manager – Heart Rhythm, Cardio-diagnostics and Diagnostic Day; Sandie Paprocki, Registered Nurse at SMGH & cardiac patient (21:45); Stephanie Cooper, Registered Nurse; Andrea Lemberg, Director, Cardiac Program and Critical Care (33:10); Sandra LeDrew, Resource Nurse, Cardiac Catheterization lab; Lucy Nakarada, Regional Cardiac Care Coordinator, for the Cardiac Catheterization Program (43:05); Dr. Jennifer Higgins, Cardiac Surgeon; Sandi McCarthy, cardiac patient (56:44); Courtney Portelli, Cardiovascular Technologist, SMGH Pace Maker Clinic; Adrienne Farrell, cardiac patient (1:05:00); Dr. Amelia Yip, Cardiologist - Heart Failure specialist (1:13:29); Karolina Perraud, Program Manager, Cardiac Rehab (1:27:21); Tracy Affeldt, Dietician, SMGH; Brenda Prins, Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology (1:41:04); Dr. Jaffer Syed, Interventional Cardiologist; Kathy Herd,cardiac patient (1:48:48); Dr. Brian McNamara, Chief of Cardiovascular Services, St. Mary's Regional Cardiac Care Centre; Amy Hazelwood, Director of Communications, St. Mary's General Hospital Foundation (1:58:48) Jun 07, 2019, 03:00 PM
June 6: Public Sector Wage Cap, Ontario Proud, and D-Day The opening monologue (0:56); Ontario government to cap public sector wage increases (20:42); Who funds Ontario Proud? (42:42); Thousands of Canadians gather at Juno Beach on 75th anniversary of D-Day (1:04:41); Some Local Employers Committed to Paying a 'Living Wage' (1:25:01); The Flip Side: What Is The Best Way To Manage Your E-Mail Inbox? (1:44:57) Jun 06, 2019, 03:00 PM
June 5: The ION Train, Carbon Tax, and Living Wage The opening monologue (0:56); Officials estimate $30,000 in damage after crash involving ION train (21:11); Costs of Ontario climate plan would be double Liberal carbon tax, raise household costs: report (44:31); Food bank of Waterloo Region aims to raise half a million meals this summer (1:04:40); Listowel area becomes just second Ont. municipality with 'living wage (1:26:52); What's on Wednesday! (1:47:11) Jun 05, 2019, 03:00 PM
June 4: Train Horns, The Ford Government, and E-scooter Invasions The opening monologue (0:56); Residents at their wits' end as trains honk horns at all hours of the night (21:43); Too many special interest friends can be risky for the Ford government (44:50); The e-scooter invasion is coming to Canada. What will our cities do with them? (1:05:35); Ask the Chief! (1:28:23) Jun 04, 2019, 03:00 PM
Jun 3: Conestoga College, Amalgamation, and Beer The opening monologue (0:56); Local democracy is under siege, says former Cambridge mayor Doug Craig (20:30); Conestoga College opening campus in downtown Kitchener (42:49); Opposition parties decry beer and wine tweets by Ontario PC MPPs (1:03:40); Rant or Rave: You're up! The stage is yours. Give us a call to tell us what has you ranting or raving! (1:26:51) Jun 03, 2019, 03:00 PM
May 31: Hecklers, Autism, and Ticket Scalping The opening monologue (0:56); Do hecklers have a place in sports? (21:01); Ontario Autism Program advisory panel taps Waterloo expert (43:15); What goes on at the David Johnston Research + Technology Park? (1:02:45); Waterloo Region Takes Women's Health to Heart by Wearing Red on June 7th (1:15:00); Friday Four Panel. Topics: Should there be legislation to make tickets to sporting events more accessible to fans? / Should an arts and culture centre be built in downtown Kitchener? / Is the Ontario government doing the right thing by cancelling its contract with the Beer Store? / How can the City of Kitchener come up with the money to keep their buildings in good repair? (1:26:51) May 31, 2019, 03:00 PM
May 30: Expensive Raptors Tickets, SNC-Lavalin, and Ontario's Worst Roads The opening monologue (0:56); Raptors ticket prices skyrocket - is it actually cheaper to fly to Oakland?(21:07); SNC-Lavalin to stand trial on corruption charges, Quebec judge rules (44:43); CAA unveils Ontario's worst roads list (1:04:54); Many trans people in Waterloo Region do not feel safe in public places (1:26:18); The Flip Side (1:46:13) May 30, 2019, 03:00 PM
May 29: Violence in Schools, Period Poverty, and Ontario Place Redevelopment The opening monologue (0:56); Suspensions, reports of violence on the rise in local school boards (22:42); How can municipalities save money? (44:09); Waterloo public board to offer free menstrual products in all schools (1:03:49); Loren Gabel, Two-time NCAA hockey champion and Team Canada star from Kitchener (1:13:06); Casino not among options Ford government wants for Ontario Place redevelopment (1:26:09); What's on Wednesday! (1:45:01) May 29, 2019, 03:00 PM
May 28: The Beer Store, 2019 Federal Election, and Good Samaritans The opening monologue (0:56); Ford government to terminate contract with The Beer Store; pave way for corner store sales (22:17); 'I will be truly free': Wilson-Raybould, Philpott to run as Independents in the fall election (44:31); Consultant to study TheMuseum's idea to build downtown cultural centre (1:05:32); Ontario's Tory government cancels retroactive cuts to municipalities (1:28:06); GRT driver returns wallet full of money to grateful owner (1:49:22) May 28, 2019, 03:00 PM
May 27: Doug Ford, Gun Violence, and Homelessness The opening monologue (0:56); Ontario resident says he felt 'intimidated' from voicemail left by Premier Doug Ford (20:15); Amid concern over spread of gun violence, majorities support ban on handguns, assault weapons (43:19); Cambridge Public Meeting about Homelessness (1:03:04); Rant or Rave: You're up! The stage is yours. Give us a call to tell us what has you ranting or raving! (1:26:09) May 27, 2019, 03:00 PM