Jul 10, 2015 | 13:38The 180 Are referendums good for democracy? Audio
The 180 Are referendums good for democracy? Jul 10, 2015 | 13:38Depending on where you stand, Metro Vancouver's recent transit plebiscite was a marvelous exercise in direct democracy, or a total failure of leadership. We hear a debate over the pros and cons of referendums in Canada.
Aug 21, 2015 | 8:30The 180 What if leaders' debates were really debates? Audio
The 180 What if leaders' debates were really debates? Aug 21, 2015 | 8:30Your average political debate includes a lot of crosstalk, and a lot of talking points, but not a lot of genuine discussion and persuasion. We ask philosopher Mark Kingwell to help us imagine what might happen if Canada's party leaders actually debated.
Aug 7, 2015 | 9:47The 180 Sarcasm as a creative force Audio
The 180 Sarcasm as a creative force Aug 7, 2015 | 9:47Many a delicate flower of an idea has withered under the heat of a sarcastic jab from a colleague, parent, or boss. But a new study suggests that sarcasm might be just the thing for a budding creative mind.
Aug 7, 2015 | 8:26The 180 The genetic roots of bullying Audio
The 180 The genetic roots of bullying Aug 7, 2015 | 8:26Jennifer Wong is an assistant professor of Criminology at Simon Fraser University in BC. She led a recent study that concluded bullying is genetic -- and that those bullying genes actually do some good.
Jul 17, 2015 | 15:40The 180 Should Canada sell its water? Audio
The 180 Should Canada sell its water? Jul 17, 2015 | 15:40A dry summer has stirred up controversy over water access in B.C. Petitioners say the government must charge private companies more to use the resource - but opponents say that's a dangerous move. We'll hear two perspectives on the issue.