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With winter weather making news across the continent, we hear an argument from a Calgary resident who thinks winter tires should be mandatory in Canada.

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The 180 - Should we ever keep whales in captivity?Apr 11, 2014 | 12:59The 180 Should we ever keep whales in captivity? Audio
The 180 Should we ever keep whales in captivity? Apr 11, 2014 | 12:59A recent documentary has lead to a new wave of opposition to keeping cetaceans in captivity. In Vancouver, even in mayor is weighing in. We debate the question: is it ever okay to keep a whale captive?
The 180 - Should more Canadians join political parties?Apr 11, 2014 | 7:59The 180 Should more Canadians join political parties? Audio
The 180 Should more Canadians join political parties? Apr 11, 2014 | 7:59Right now, party members are choosing their candidates for the 2015 federal election. It may seem like inside baseball, but we speak to one person who says it's where democracy really happens.
The 180 - Whales, Protest rights, Distracted drivingApr 11, 2014 | 54:00The 180 Whales, Protest rights, Distracted driving Audio
The 180 Whales, Protest rights, Distracted driving Apr 11, 2014 | 54:00In this episode Jim's guests debate keeping whales in captivity, they talk about preparing for protests, and they make the case for putting distracted drivers in jail.
The 180 - Would fewer people text and drive if it carried jail time?Apr 10, 2014 | 6:00The 180 Would fewer people text and drive if it carried jail time? Audio
The 180 Would fewer people text and drive if it carried jail time? Apr 10, 2014 | 6:00Recent stats from B.C. suggest more people die from distracted driving than drunk driving. The province is considering higher fines for those caught, but one columnist says he has a "Better Idea."
The 180 - If you send your child to a Catholic school, should they be able to opt out of everything Catholic there?Apr 10, 2014 | 8:07The 180 If you send your child to a Catholic school, should they be able to opt out of everything Catholic there? Audio
The 180 If you send your child to a Catholic school, should they be able to opt out of everything Catholic there? Apr 10, 2014 | 8:07An Ontario parent has won a court case allowing his children to opt out of all the religious trappings of the Catholic school they attend. We find out why.
The 180 - Do you know your protest rights?Apr 10, 2014 | 9:19The 180 Do you know your protest rights? Audio
The 180 Do you know your protest rights? Apr 10, 2014 | 9:19Some Northern B.C. communities learned their rights this week, as they prepare for the final decisions on the Northern Gateway Pipeline and other projects. We speak to one community member.
The 180 - Carbon bubble, Kitimat campaigns, Free prescriptions, and Polite PoliticiansApr 4, 2014 | 54:00The 180 Carbon bubble, Kitimat campaigns, Free prescriptions, and Polite Politicians Audio
The 180 Carbon bubble, Kitimat campaigns, Free prescriptions, and Polite Politicians Apr 4, 2014 | 54:00Jim's guests explain why Alberta's oil patch is particularly vulnerable to the risks of the carbon bubble, they discuss polite behaviour in politics, and they make the case for free prescription drugs, and for oil companies campaigning for public support.
The 180 - Carbon bubble, Kitimat campaigns, Free prescriptions, and Political EtiquetteApr 4, 2014 | 54:00The 180 Carbon bubble, Kitimat campaigns, Free prescriptions, and Political Etiquette Audio
The 180 Carbon bubble, Kitimat campaigns, Free prescriptions, and Political Etiquette Apr 4, 2014 | 54:00Jim's guests explain why Alberta's oil patch is particularly vulnerable to the risks of the carbon bubble, they discuss polite behaviour in politics, and they make the case for free prescription drugs, and for oil companies campaigning for public support.
The 180 - What would burst the carbon bubble in Alberta's oil patch?Apr 3, 2014 | 9:02The 180 What would burst the carbon bubble in Alberta's oil patch? Audio
The 180 What would burst the carbon bubble in Alberta's oil patch? Apr 3, 2014 | 9:02Climate activists say oil and gas companies need to take into account the cost of future carbon pricing. But what effect would that have on the carbon bubble? We ask resource economist Andrew Leach.
The 180 - Could provinces save money by buying prescription drugs and distributing them for free?Apr 3, 2014 | 7:02The 180 Could provinces save money by buying prescription drugs and distributing them for free? Audio
The 180 Could provinces save money by buying prescription drugs and distributing them for free? Apr 3, 2014 | 7:02The Canada Health Accord was supposed to stabilize funding for a system facing fiscal crisis. But this week, it expired. Steve Morgan says he has an idea that could help: free pharmaceuticals.
The 180 - Should oil companies "campaign" on their projects like they're out to win an election?Apr 3, 2014 | 10:37The 180 Should oil companies "campaign" on their projects like they're out to win an election? Audio
The 180 Should oil companies "campaign" on their projects like they're out to win an election? Apr 3, 2014 | 10:37Residents of Kitimat, BC will soon vote on the Northern Gateway Pipeline. It's an unusual vote, but Preston Manning says all big companies should act as if their projects are candidates in elections.
The 180 - Do politicians need lessons on how to be more polite?Apr 3, 2014 | 4:07The 180 Do politicians need lessons on how to be more polite? Audio
The 180 Do politicians need lessons on how to be more polite? Apr 3, 2014 | 4:07Calgary City Council is getting etiquette lessons, after a councillor sent a tweet about a staffer that used some salty language. We'll hear from one etiquette expert what they should learn.
The 180 - How far East will the product in the Energy East line go?Mar 28, 2014 | 12:08The 180 How far East will the product in the Energy East line go? Audio
The 180 How far East will the product in the Energy East line go? Mar 28, 2014 | 12:08Some politicians play up the domestic benefits of TransCanada's Energy East pipeline, but a recent report questions how many Canadian jobs and fuel it will lead to. We ask the project spokesman.
The 180 - Is it time to write off cursive writing?Mar 28, 2014 | 13:21The 180 Is it time to write off cursive writing? Audio
The 180 Is it time to write off cursive writing? Mar 28, 2014 | 13:21Recent school decisions have people debating the merits of cursive writing. We ask: in this age of texting and keyboarding, is it really necessary to know how to read and write cursive script? What say you?
The 180 - Should measles vaccinations be mandatory? Part 2Mar 28, 2014 | 10:18The 180 Should measles vaccinations be mandatory? Part 2 Audio
The 180 Should measles vaccinations be mandatory? Part 2 Mar 28, 2014 | 10:18In part two, Jim speaks with medical ethicist Lisa Schwartz of McMaster University. She explains the complex ethical considerations that would keep her from giving mandatory vaccinations her stamp of approval.

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