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The CRTC is currently hearing arguments from some specialty channel providers that Canadian Content rules should be loosened up. They say they can no longer afford to pay so much of their profit toward Canadian productions. We'll ask two guests to debat

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The 180 Should the Canadian government revoke the citizenship of dual-nationals who fight for ISIS? Sep 26, 2014 | 6:23The federal government says it may use Bill C-24 to revoke the Canadian citizenship of dual-nationals who fight for terrorist groups. Lawyer Raj Sharma says that's a bad idea.
The 180 - Is it time to ban the bags?May 22, 2015 | 11:40The 180 Is it time to ban the bags? Audio
The 180 Is it time to ban the bags? May 22, 2015 | 11:40Montreal is considering a ban on plastic bags. If the idea goes ahead, Montreal would become the first major Canadian metropolis to adopt such a measure.
The 180 - Opinion: Don't blame airlines for your carry-on woesJun 5, 2015 | 2:41The 180 Opinion: Don't blame airlines for your carry-on woes Audio
The 180 Opinion: Don't blame airlines for your carry-on woes Jun 5, 2015 | 2:41An Air Canada crackdown on carry luggage has some travelers angry. But columnist Jack Knox of the Victoria Times Colonist sees this latest move as the perfect expression of Canadian justice.
The 180 - Math without MarksMar 12, 2015 | 6:50The 180 Math without Marks Audio
The 180 Math without Marks Mar 12, 2015 | 6:50Dave Martin says just because math is based in numbers, doesn't mean it should be assessed using numbers. The high school math teacher says he has a better idea: give written feedback.
The 180 - Should Alberta max out the minimum wage at fifteen bucks?May 22, 2015 | 9:00The 180 Should Alberta max out the minimum wage at fifteen bucks? Audio
The 180 Should Alberta max out the minimum wage at fifteen bucks? May 22, 2015 | 9:00This weekend, Rachel Notley and her NDP MLAs officially take charge in Alberta. Once in power, voters will get a chance to see how many of her campaign promises come true.
The 180 - Is it time to abolish the Senate?Jun 12, 2015 | 14:23The 180 Is it time to abolish the Senate? Audio
The 180 Is it time to abolish the Senate? Jun 12, 2015 | 14:23On this week's program, we have both sides on the question of Senate abolition. McGill University political scientist Antonia Maioni makes the case for doing away with the upper house, while Errol Mendes of Ottawa University says we should be looking at r
The 180 - Why recycling glass doesn't make you greenFeb 27, 2015 | 7:13The 180 Why recycling glass doesn't make you green Audio
The 180 Why recycling glass doesn't make you green Feb 27, 2015 | 7:13Recycling advocate Helen Spiegelman looks at the economics of glass recycling, and comes to a solution that may not be as green as you'd think.
The 180 - Should institutional and foreign investors get to buy Saskatchewan farmland?Apr 24, 2015 | 13:46The 180 Should institutional and foreign investors get to buy Saskatchewan farmland? Audio
The 180 Should institutional and foreign investors get to buy Saskatchewan farmland? Apr 24, 2015 | 13:46Several provinces have rules against the sale of farm land to foreign buyers and Saskatchewan's is under review. We hear from lifelong farmers with opposite points of view on whether the province's agricultural land should be on the global market.
The 180 - $15 hourly wage, Kayak hypocrisy, non-citizens votingMay 22, 2015 | 54:00The 180 $15 hourly wage, Kayak hypocrisy, non-citizens voting Audio
The 180 $15 hourly wage, Kayak hypocrisy, non-citizens voting May 22, 2015 | 54:00On this episode, a discussion of Alberta's proposed $15/hour minimum wage, a defence of hypocrisy in activism, and an idea to pay donors for kidneys.
The 180 - DEBATE: Are we asking for too many rights?Jun 5, 2015 | 18:05The 180 DEBATE: Are we asking for too many rights? Audio
The 180 DEBATE: Are we asking for too many rights? Jun 5, 2015 | 18:05On this week's show, we convene a debate between a sociologist who says the demand for rights in Canada has been inflated, and a lawyer who says we're just seeing a natural evolution of the way we interpret human rights.
The 180 - OPINION: People are too mean to Social ConservativesJun 12, 2015 | 2:52The 180 OPINION: People are too mean to Social Conservatives Audio
The 180 OPINION: People are too mean to Social Conservatives Jun 12, 2015 | 2:52National Post columnist John Robson has always felt people are mean and dismissive toward Canada's social conservatives. And to Robson, media reaction to a recent leadership election in Ontario went too far.
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The 180 Is the House of Commons ready for a petition about "Chemtrails?" Oct 25, 2013 | 10:02A BC MP asked that the government respond to a petition demanding action over what some people call "chemtrails." Alex Atamanenko speaks to Jim about why this alternative theory, dismissed by mainstream science, deserves the House's attention.
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The 180 - Democracy Hack: End incumbency at city hallNov 14, 2014 | 6:56The 180 Democracy Hack: End incumbency at city hall Audio
The 180 Democracy Hack: End incumbency at city hall Nov 14, 2014 | 6:56When you look at your city council, do you see the same faces you've seen for years? Vass Bednar does, and she says it's bad for democracy. We asked the municipal researcher to share her hack for incumbency.
The 180 - It's time to embrace the Red EnsignJan 23, 2015 | 3:56The 180 It's time to embrace the Red Ensign Audio
The 180 It's time to embrace the Red Ensign Jan 23, 2015 | 3:56As the 50th anniversary of the adoption of Canada's red maple leaf flag approaches, we hear from Kenneth Wong. He argues we should embrace our previous flag, the Red Ensign, because it's more inclusive.

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