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The 180 - Tiny houses don't deserve big hypeFeb 6, 2015 | 3:40The 180 Tiny houses don't deserve big hype Audio
The 180 Tiny houses don't deserve big hype Feb 6, 2015 | 3:40As housing prices in major cities climb further out of reach of ordinary Canadians, the "tiny house" is being sold as an affordable solution for first-time home owners. But not everyone is buying in to the idea. Michael Stewart tells us why.
The 180 - Listen to Chris Turner's pragmatic approach to discussions about the oil industryApr 22, 2015 | 1:27The 180 Listen to Chris Turner's pragmatic approach to discussions about the oil industry Audio
The 180 Listen to Chris Turner's pragmatic approach to discussions about the oil industry Apr 22, 2015 | 1:27Chris Turner is a sustainability advocate, writer, and former Green Party candidate in the heart of the oil country - Calgary, Alberta. He's had to navigate a lot of sensitive conversations about the petroleum industry, and shares his approach.
The 180 - Does peer pressure stop you from speaking up for the oil industry?Apr 17, 2015 | 11:10The 180 Does peer pressure stop you from speaking up for the oil industry? Audio
The 180 Does peer pressure stop you from speaking up for the oil industry? Apr 17, 2015 | 11:10The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers wants everyday Canadians to be its ambassadors. It believes many supporters feel uncomfortable speaking up for the industry because of how vocal the opposition has become. It wants to change all that.
The 180 - New police Vulnerable Persons Registry raises concernsApr 16, 2015 | 7:56The 180 New police Vulnerable Persons Registry raises concerns Audio
The 180 New police Vulnerable Persons Registry raises concerns Apr 16, 2015 | 7:56Toronto is developing a voluntary "vulnerable persons registry" but not everyone thinks that's a good idea. We hear the argument against it from Anita Szigeti, Mental Health Portfolio Chair for the Criminal Lawyers' Association.
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 - Democracy? There's an app for that.Apr 16, 2015 | 6:29The 180 Democracy? There's an app for that. Audio
The 180 Democracy? There's an app for that. Apr 16, 2015 | 6:29Jon O'Connor has created the Democracy App. It allows constituents to have direct input on how they would like their elected representatives to vote on issues in city hall, the legislature or in parliament.
The 180 - Oil and gas ambassadors, democracy app, Political courtApr 17, 2015 | 54:00The 180 Oil and gas ambassadors, democracy app, Political court Audio
The 180 Oil and gas ambassadors, democracy app, Political court Apr 17, 2015 | 54:00In this episode, our Democracy Hacks series continues with a listener suggestion about online input for politicians, we find out why the petroleum industry wants your help with its public image, and hear a debate about whether the Supreme Court has become
The 180 - Turner's tips for oilsands debates, film credits, public prayerApr 24, 2015 | 54:00The 180 Turner's tips for oilsands debates, film credits, public prayer Audio
The 180 Turner's tips for oilsands debates, film credits, public prayer Apr 24, 2015 | 54:00On this episode, sustainability advocate Chris Turner responds to CAPP's call for more dinner party debates on the oil sands, we hear two opinions film tax credits, and we get a surprising take on the Supreme Court's ruling on public prayer.
The 180 - Study examines parents' "beer and popcorn" spendingApr 24, 2015 | 4:52The 180 Study examines parents' "beer and popcorn" spending Audio
The 180 Study examines parents' "beer and popcorn" spending Apr 24, 2015 | 4:52Mark Stabile is a professor at the School of Public Policy at the University. He and his colleagues found that the more transfer funding that goes to low-income families, the less is spent on things like alcohol and cigarettes.
The 180 - An argument against labelling GMO foodsApr 9, 2015 | 7:37The 180 An argument against labelling GMO foods Audio
The 180 An argument against labelling GMO foods Apr 9, 2015 | 7:37The approval of the "Arctic Apple" for the Canadian market rekindled a debate about whether GMO's should be labelled. In this episode we hear from Fred Guterl,of Scientific American, about why his journal is against mandatory labebeling for GMOs's.
The 180 - Jeff Gaulin on how "social cover" would help oil industry supporters speak outApr 15, 2015 | 0:48The 180 Jeff Gaulin on how "social cover" would help oil industry supporters speak out Audio
The 180 Jeff Gaulin on how "social cover" would help oil industry supporters speak out Apr 15, 2015 | 0:48Canada's petroleum producers say peer pressure and vocal protests keep a lot of Canadians from speaking up for the oil and gas industry. Jeff Gaulin of CAPP explains that more "social cover" could make them more comfortable voicing their support.
The 180 - Does Canada need a public perfume policy?Apr 9, 2015 | 2:34The 180 Does Canada need a public perfume policy? Audio
The 180 Does Canada need a public perfume policy? Apr 9, 2015 | 2:34Canadians are free to wear whatever perfumes, body sprays, deodorants, talcs and spritzes they want, almost anywhere. Agnes Cadieux says that as a public policy, that stinks.
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 - Alberta's Three-Party CandidateMar 20, 2015 | 8:05The 180 Alberta's Three-Party Candidate Audio
The 180 Alberta's Three-Party Candidate Mar 20, 2015 | 8:05Jim Brown speaks with Laurie Blakeman, currently the Liberal MLA for Edmonton-Centre in Alberta. She's now won the nomination for two additional parties in the next election, the Green Party and the Alberta Party.
The 180 - Climate change bad, but could it be good for Canadian agriculture?Apr 9, 2015 | 7:23The 180 Climate change bad, but could it be good for Canadian agriculture? Audio
The 180 Climate change bad, but could it be good for Canadian agriculture? Apr 9, 2015 | 7:23Climate change is bad, but until we are able to stop it, Vikram Mansharamani says Canada should try to look at the ways it could be good for Western agricultural producers.

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