The Mike Farwell Show
Jul 19: Journalism, Cycling Lanes, and AirBnb The opening monologue (0:56); Find a cool spot, we are under a heat warning (2:57); Cyclists talk, city listens on ways to improve cycling (20:38); Journalism and Written Media Independent Panel of Experts Submits Final Report and Recommendations to the Government of Canada (43:27); Hoteliers urge federal candidates to tax Airbnb hosts (1:04:44); Friday Four Panel. Topics: Is it offside for the amount of opposition that the People's Party of Canada has faced with their events in our region? / Should we be concerned about where our data is going when we use apps like "FaceApp" / Should Waterloo Region ban election signs? / Should Waterloo Park get rid of the animal displays? (1:26:48) Jul 19, 2019, 03:00 PM
Jul 18: Ontario Politics, Social Media, and Movies The opening monologue (0:56); Doug Ford cancels cellphone after too many calls from 'special interest groups (3:00); Ontario government writes off $445-million Chrysler loan from the financial crisis (20:11); Why the 'aging challenge' might come back to haunt FaceApp users (42:43); Study says rents in most cities are unaffordable for lower-income earners (1:03:01); Canadian patients suffering, sometimes dying, with bedsores (1:25:24); The Flip Side: Which classic movie would you like to see remade? (1:45:54) Jul 18, 2019, 03:00 PM
Jul 17: Guns, Legal Aid, and Area 51 The opening monologue (0:56); Montreal massacre survivor quits gun panel, says she feels used by 'timid' Liberals (2:53); Is it time to ban election campaign signs? (19:58); Cuts to Legal Aid Ontario will cause hearing delays, Immigration and Refugee Board warns Cuts to Legal Aid Ontario will cause hearing delays, Immigration and Refugee Board warns (43:03); 1.4 million people have signed up to storm Area 51. What could go wrong? (1:03:31); Alberta couple faces scorn over photo with dead lion after U.K. tabloid makes them face of anti-hunting campaign (1:00:00); What's on Wednesday! (1:46:47) Jul 17, 2019, 03:00 PM
Jul 16: Free Speech, Airlines, and Police Bodycams The opening monologue (0:56); Lindsay Shepherd claims double-standard after Twitter ban (3:07); Local activist group calling for the removal of an animal display in Waterloo Park (21:10); New rules lay out rights of Canadian airline passengers. Here's the list (42:44); Canadians find it hard to unplug but is it necessary to ‘go off the grid?’ (1:03:40); As bodycams become common in U.S., most Canadian police forces resistant (1:26:22); Ontario cottagers may see a hydro hike soon (1:47:05) Jul 16, 2019, 03:00 PM
Jul 15: Ford Government Corruption, Foreign Interference, and Testing for Cannabis The opening monologue (0:56); Almost 60 per cent call Ford government corrupt in new poll (4:39); Want a paper with your Starbucks coffee? Bring your own (20:45); John McCallum is openly inviting 'foreign interference' from China in upcoming Canadian election: Scheer (43:18); Justice minister approves second device for testing drivers' saliva for cannabis use (1:04:18); Rant or Rave (1:27:12) Jul 15, 2019, 03:00 PM
Jul 12: SIS Sites, Bombardier, and Self-Driving Cars The opening monologue (0:56); Cambridge grassroots group says drug site is not a solution (2:20); 28 Canadians died in the Dominican Republic this year amid concerns over American tourist deaths (21:20); There are better, cheaper ways to get Canadians the medications they need (43:09); Everything you need to know about the future of self-driving cars (1:03:52); Friday Four Panel. Topics: Who's responsible for the layoffs at Bombardier? / How can we prevent crashes with the LRT vehicles? / Have we taken a step back in politics with no female representative at the Premier's meeting in Saskatoon? / Is having more access to alcohol bad for our health as the Toronto Public Health Chief Medical Officer suggests? (1:25:27) Jul 12, 2019, 03:00 PM
Jul 11: Bombardier, Healthcare, and Music The opening monologue (0:56); Bombardier to lay off 550 workers at Thunder Bay plant (21:02); Orillia Wants Controversial Samuel de Champlain Tribute Back Up (43:25); DeGroot will publish final arts & culture column this weekend (1:04:34); Provincial budget cuts could see over 500 healthcare workers gone in K-W Region (1:26:09); The Flip Side: What the the first album you ever bought? (1:47:07) Jul 11, 2019, 03:00 PM
July 10: Summer learning program, Access to alcohol in Canada, and What's on Wednesday? The opening monologue (0:56); Ontario looks to 'minimize summer learning loss' with $6 million math program (21:03); 'Back to zero:' Canada's premiers gather in Saskatoon, but none are women (43:45); Motorcycle road safety in Ontario (1:02:46); Toronto's top doctor sounds alarm on province's loosened alcohol regulations (1:25:35); What's on Wednesday! (1:46:21); Five Minutes with Farwell (2:02:30) Jul 10, 2019, 03:00 PM
Jul 9: LRT Crashes, Democracy, and Processed Foods The opening monologue (0:56); How can vehicles co-exist with LRT trains? (21:14); Justice Canada 'tweets and deletes' regarding new drunk driving law (44:32); Fake snake gets Cambridge man banned from council meetings for a third time (1:04:12); Have we been wrongfully shunning 'ultra-processed' foods all along? (1:27:21); Mental Health Monthly segment (1:45:56) Jul 09, 2019, 03:00 PM
Jul 8: Education, Fake News, and Dogs in Hot Cars The opening monologue (0:56); Dog rescued from hot car: Group says it receives 40 calls a week (21:22); The Future Favours Creative Kids. Why Doesn't Our Education System? (43:15); Canadians divided on fake news and social media (1:05:02); Rant or Rave: You're up! The stage is yours. Give us a call to tell us what has you ranting or raving! (1:27:07) Jul 08, 2019, 03:00 PM
Jul 5: Drive-Thrus, Education Funding, and The Region of Waterloo Airport The opening monologue (0:56); Should Drive-Thrus be eliminated? (20:17); Cutting teachers no way to modernize education system, says People for Education (42:49); Waterloo Region asking for feedback on $375-million airport master plan (1:02:57); Friday Four Panel. Topics: Should public transport be free? / Should city councillors be full-time positions? / Should financial literacy be a part of Ontario's Grade 10 curriculum? / Did the City of Kitchener handle the Kiwanis Park incident properly? (1:24:55) Jul 05, 2019, 03:00 PM
Jul 4: Public Transit, The OCS Store, and Social Media The opening monologue (0:56); Should public transit be free? (22:39); Ontario to issue 50 new cannabis store licences, eight to go to First Nations (44:40); Instagram obsessed: Can we vacation without posting every moment? (1:04:13); Canadians say country split between ordinary folks and elites. But what is an elite? (1:27:14); The Flip Side: Is there something you borrowed, but never returned? (1:50:22) Jul 04, 2019, 03:00 PM
Jul 3: Parking Restrictions City Council Size, and Financial Literacy The opening monologue (0:56); Family says they were asked to leave pool over daughter's special needs (20:27); 'This is crazy': strict 3-hour Cambridge parking enforcement angers residents, councillor (42:55); New Ontario Grade 10 career studies curriculum to include financial literacy (1:03:39); City looking at reviewing ward boundaries and size of council (1:25:24); What's on Wednesday! (1:45:46) Jul 03, 2019, 03:00 PM
Jul 2: Tent Cities, Climate Change, and Homelessness The opening monologue (0:56); Tent city in Kitchener being told to pack up (21:20); Open Letter to MP Raitt regarding climate change (42:55); One Roof Youth Services announces move to new facilities this fall (1:18:13); Ask the Chief!: Bryan Larkin stops by for his monthly visit to answer all your policing questions (1:25:54) Jul 02, 2019, 03:00 PM
Jun 28: Idling Trains, The ION, and Canada Day The opening monologue (0:56); Canada has 'broad international coalition' of support on China file (20:01); 'They are a nuisance': Waterloo neighbourhood frustrated by idling trains (43:12); Canada Day in Wilmot (1:00:00); Rangers take Finnish defender in first round of CHL Import Draft (1:05:03); Friday Four Panel. Topics: Should the Region have put in park and ride parking at Conestoga Mall for the ION trains? / Should we ban right hand turns on red lights? / Is it important for municipalities to declare climate emergencies like Kitchener council did? / Should governments be more careful on who they appoint for positions within government? (1:26:51) Jun 28, 2019, 03:00 PM