The Mike Farwell Show
LATEST EPISODES
Apr 18: Ezra Avenue, Teacher Salaries, and Amalgamation The opening monologue (0:56); City and universities should also foot the bill for Ezra Avenue street parties (22:45); Is Doug Ford right, do teachers have a pretty good gig? (44:30); Demonstrators call on Guelph councillors to declare climate change emergency (1:05:45); Amalgamation a hot topic at regional meeting (1:27:57); The Period Purse's Spring Blitz runs throughout Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge (1;49:03) Apr 18, 2019, 03:00 PM
Apr 17: Princess Cinema, Parking Fees, and Climate Action The opening monologue (0:56); A 'real gut punch:' Waterloo's Original Princess cinema to close (22:15); Group forms to battle big jump in downtown parking fees (44:19); Kitchener approves corporate climate action plan (1:05:31); Time out for time outs: Why pediatricians now promote 'positive parenting' (1:28:54); What's on Wednesday! (1:49:30) Apr 17, 2019, 03:00 PM
Apr 16: Notre-Dame Cathedral Fire, Handguns, and Women in Politics The opening monologue (0:56); 'It's absolutely heartbreaking': Canadians mourn as Notre-Dame Cathedral burns (22:32); Feds could tell you when to drive if carbon price law stands, court told (45:08); Canadians 'polarized' on prospect of a handgun ban, says government-commissioned report (1:06:04); Cash incentives for parties could help get more women in politics: MPs (1:28:46); Kwartzlab opens new space to show off skills, tools and talents (1:49:26); 7 surprising things that could change the job market by 2030 (2:00:21) Apr 16, 2019, 03:00 PM
Apr 15: Local CTS Sites, Texting While Driving, and Single Use Plastics The opening monologue (0:56); There's No Single Way to Womanhood: K-W author introduces next instalment for young adults (13:08); Kitchener officials change course on CTS location debate (21:00); Will Cambridge reverse it's bylaw to have a CTS in the Galt core? (30:02); Region of Waterloo investigating ban of single-use plastics (44:48); Many drivers still use their phones behind the wheel, despite steep penalties: survey (1:05:58); Rant or Rave: You're up! The stage is yours. Give us a call to tell us what has you ranting or raving! (1:28:01) Apr 15, 2019, 03:00 PM
Apr 12: The Provincial Budget, Fake News, and CTS Sites The opening monologue (0:56); Mixed local reaction to Ontario budget (21:47); University of Waterloo prof urges Canadian voters to check facts ahead of fall federal election (43:12); Felhaber helps Ottawa 67's complete sweep of Sudbury Wolves (54:04); A child-care credit, dental care for seniors, and drinking in parks on the way (1:03:53); Sutherland Cup semi-final schedules released (1:18:41); Friday Four Panel: Reacting to the 2019 Ontario budget. What did you like and what didn't you like? / The federal government has introduced stricter rules for asylum seekers. Is this a necessary move? / The city of Kitchener says it doesn't want a Consumption and Treatment Services site at Duke and College streets, where the Region wants to place it. Should the CTS site be established at Victoria and Weber instead? / The U.K have taken steps to try and regulate social media. Should Canada look at doing the same? (1:27:17) Apr 12, 2019, 03:00 PM
Apr 11: Ontario Budget, Road Sports, and Cereal The opening monologue (0:56); Trudeau defends tougher stand on border crossers as refugee advocates express outrage (21:09); Compared to the Ford budget, Rae Days may not seem so bad (43:47); Boxing rookies fight their fears in Champions for Charity fundraiser in Kitchener (1:05:09); Parents call foul after bylaw notices given over streetside basketball nets (1:28:22); The Flip Side: Who puts water on their cereal? (1:49:51) Apr 11, 2019, 03:00 PM
Apr 10: Kitchener CTS Site, Social Media, and Volunteering The opening monologue (0:56); Region to apply for CTS site on Duke Street pending Kitchener approval (16:00); Canada mulls following others in regulating social media giants (38:18); Titans take series stranglehold against London (59:11); National Volunteer Week (1:21:19); What's on Wednesday! (1:42:17) Apr 10, 2019, 03:00 PM
Apr 9: E-Learning, Social Media Censorship, and Tailgating The opening monologue (0:56); Facebook bans Faith Goldy and 'dangerous' alt-right groups (21:57); Ontario to legalize tailgating at sporting events (44:34); Opening farm to Grand Valley prisoners a slow, frustrating experience, Cambridge woman says (1:05:41); Few Ontario high school students currently enrolled in e-learning courses: report (1:29:49); Mental Health monthly segment (1:50:35) Apr 09, 2019, 03:00 PM
Apr 8: Teachers, Cigarette Butts, and Bob Cole The opening monologue (0:56); Crunching the numbers on compensation for teachers (22:28); Think before you flick - cigarette butts aren't biodegradable (43:56); Kitchener site picked for supervised drug consumption (1:05:06); Legendary play-by-play man Bob Cole makes final call (1:16:53); Rant or Rave: You're up! The stage is yours. Give us a call to tell us what has you ranting or raving! (1:30:14) Apr 08, 2019, 03:00 PM
Apr 5: School Staffing, Organ Donations, and Bob Cole The opening monologue (0:56); Bob Cole retires, who is your favourite play-by-play announcer of all time? (22:09); Waterloo Region's Catholic school board issues 'surplus' notices to teachers (45:30); Round two of OHL playoffs (1:08:11); Elmira Maple Syrup Festival (1:26:37); Friday Four panel. Topics: Was Jody Wilson-Raybould right to record her conversation with Michael Wernick? / Was it right for Cambridge to implement a hotel tax? / Should all teachers have to do mandatory math testing? / Should Canada have presumed consent for organ donations? (1:32:09) Apr 05, 2019, 03:00 PM
Apr 4: Hotel Taxes, Student Walkouts, and Co-Housing The opening monologue (0:56); Hotel tax approved in Cambridge (21:31); High school students to protest province's cuts to education (44:31); Why Ontario is embracing co-housing (1:05:24); 'I felt old': Over the hill at 40? Could be, if you work in advertising (1:28:15); The Flip Side: What is you job title, and what are your actual duties? (1:48:54) Apr 04, 2019, 03:00 PM
Apr 3: SNC-Lavalin Affair, Gun Violence, and E-Bikes The opening monologue (0:56); Stone Soup V: Heart Beats Hate (13:05); Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott kicked out of Liberal Party caucus (21:04); Gun violence in Canada is a public health crisis (44:01); Isn't it time the internet started acting its age? (1:04:56); E-Bikes: the silent, deadly menace on our roads and sidewalks (1:29:08); What's on Wednesday! (1:48:46) Apr 03, 2019, 03:00 PM
Apr 2: GO Trains, Styrofoam, and Policing The opening monologue (0:56); Spaghetti dinner supporting Pioneer Park Panthers hockey program (14:05); Two-way, all-day GO roundtable to happen Tuesday (22:01); Most styrofoam isn't recycled. Here's how 3 startups aim to fix that (44:24); Questions, frustration remain in wake of CWHL's decision to fold (1:05:20); Ask the Chief! Bryan Larkin, Chief of Police, joins us for his monthly visit to answer all your policing questions (1:29:08) Apr 02, 2019, 03:00 PM
Apr 1: LRT Start Date, Carbon Taxes, and Beer Sales The opening monologue (0:56); New carbon tax starts coming in Monday (22:02); Signs of future ION LRT service? (43:35); Fedeli promises an expansion of the sale of beer and wine in Ontario (1:06:42); Rant or Rave:You're up! The stage is yours. Give us a call to tell us what has you ranting or raving! (1:30:51) Apr 01, 2019, 03:00 PM
Mar 29: The LRT, Construction, and The Rangers The opening monologue (0:56); When will LRT service begin in Waterloo Region? (21:35); Second phase of Uptown Waterloo Streetscape project will see a part of King St. closed for four months (45:15); Storm sweep Rangers (1:05:50); Friday four panel. Topics: Is the Sunshine list still relevant? / Should the media change the way they cover painful events? / Are children with other disabilities being forgotten about amid the autism crisis? / Should police name people who have been charged with a crime? (1:29:13) Mar 29, 2019, 03:00 PM