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Should measles vaccinations be mandatory? (Part 1)

A measles outbreak in British Columbia began in a school where many children were not vaccinated. Editorials in a number of papers asked whether vaccinations should be made mandatory. On this episode Dr. Fatima Kamalia shares her thoughts.

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The 180 - Making the case for Supply ManagementJul 3, 2015 | 9:08The 180 Making the case for Supply Management Audio
The 180 Making the case for Supply Management Jul 3, 2015 | 9:08As Canada negotiates the Trans Pacific Partnership, Canadian dairy farmers worry it means the end of supply management - a system that protects farmers from competition.
The 180 - Is it time to get tough with urban coyotes?Jul 3, 2015 | 14:55The 180 Is it time to get tough with urban coyotes? Audio
The 180 Is it time to get tough with urban coyotes? Jul 3, 2015 | 14:55Urban coyote sightings are on the rise in North America, and so are the problems that come along with the animals. We hear two perspective on what to do with them.
The 180 - Opinion: enough with the flags on the backpacks, Canadians!Jul 3, 2015 | 2:46The 180 Opinion: enough with the flags on the backpacks, Canadians! Audio
The 180 Opinion: enough with the flags on the backpacks, Canadians! Jul 3, 2015 | 2:46Canadian travel writer Alex Besant calls for Canadian tourists to rip the flags off their backpacks.
The 180 - Should cyclists have the run of the side walks?Jul 3, 2015 | 7:20The 180 Should cyclists have the run of the side walks? Audio
The 180 Should cyclists have the run of the side walks? Jul 3, 2015 | 7:20Cyclist Brian Dexter bikes on the sidewalk, even though it's illegal in many places. He argues cyclists should be able to cruise the sidewalk.
The 180 - What if higher education isn't the way out of income inequality?Jul 3, 2015 | 8:29The 180 What if higher education isn't the way out of income inequality? Audio
The 180 What if higher education isn't the way out of income inequality? Jul 3, 2015 | 8:29Education is the great equalizer. That's an widely held belief espoused by teachers and politicians. But Kelly Foley, an assistant professor at the University of Saskatchewan, tells us about new research that says higher-ed may not reverse inequality.
The 180 - Supply Management, Urban Coyotes, Education and Income InequalityJul 3, 2015 | 54:00The 180 Supply Management, Urban Coyotes, Education and Income Inequality Audio
The 180 Supply Management, Urban Coyotes, Education and Income Inequality Jul 3, 2015 | 54:00This week, a dairy farmer makes the case for supply management, we hear two sides in the debate over managing urban coyote populations and an economist explains why higher education isn't the answer to income inequality.
The 180 - Keeping whales in captivity, lowering speed limits, and U.S.-style political fundraisingJun 26, 2015 | 54:00The 180 Keeping whales in captivity, lowering speed limits, and U.S.-style political fundraising Audio
The 180 Keeping whales in captivity, lowering speed limits, and U.S.-style political fundraising Jun 26, 2015 | 54:00This week, a biologist (and aquarium head) argues that all whales fare better when we keep a few in captivity, an auto columnist says lower speed limits are a terrible idea, and an American gives us the up-side of SuperPACs
The 180 - In Defence of SuperPACsJun 26, 2015 | 11:47The 180 In Defence of SuperPACs Audio
The 180 In Defence of SuperPACs Jun 26, 2015 | 11:47Some worry that Canada is heading towards a culture of big-spending third party political interest groups. But we speak to an American who says Canadians should learn to love Sup
The 180 - OPINION: It is a bad idea to lower speed limitsJun 25, 2015 | 6:28The 180 OPINION: It is a bad idea to lower speed limits Audio
The 180 OPINION: It is a bad idea to lower speed limits Jun 25, 2015 | 6:28Toronto is the latest city to lower speed limits on some residential streets, to 30 km/h. Fans of the plan say it will make streets safer, but Postmedia driving columnist Lorraine Sommerfeld says it's a terrible idea.
The 180 - Lowering the voting ageJun 25, 2015 | 6:31The 180 Lowering the voting age Audio
The 180 Lowering the voting age Jun 25, 2015 | 6:31Scotland recently lowered its voting age to 16. It's not the only jurisdiction to put more trust in the hands of teenagers: Lethbridge, Alberta wants to do the same. We speak with city councillor Jeffrey Coffman to find out why.
The 180 - Should all students learn First Nations languages?Jun 25, 2015 | 2:45The 180 Should all students learn First Nations languages? Audio
The 180 Should all students learn First Nations languages? Jun 25, 2015 | 2:45Previously on The 180, we heard arguments that Canadian students should learn more than one additional language. This week we hear about a B.C. school district where all primary students will learn a local First Nations language, starting in the fall.
The 180 - Keeping whales in captivity serves the greater goodJun 25, 2015 | 10:34The 180 Keeping whales in captivity serves the greater good Audio
The 180 Keeping whales in captivity serves the greater good Jun 25, 2015 | 10:34A recent bill from Senator Wilfred Moore aims to end the captivity of whales and dolphins - a practice he calls unethical. John Nightingale of the Vancouver Aquarium will do more harm than good to the whales and dolphins.
The 180 - Should we say farewell to first-past-the-post?Jun 19, 2015 | 12:17The 180 Should we say farewell to first-past-the-post? Audio
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The 180 - Should market whistleblowers get a bounty?Jun 19, 2015 | 11:07The 180 Should market whistleblowers get a bounty? Audio
The 180 Should market whistleblowers get a bounty? Jun 19, 2015 | 11:07The Ontario Securities Commission is proposing a system of rewards or "bounties" for people who blow the whistle on wrongdoing in the securities markets. But is that the right idea? We hear from both sides of the argument.
The 180 - OPINION: When monuments go wrongJun 19, 2015 | 6:32The 180 OPINION: When monuments go wrong Audio
The 180 OPINION: When monuments go wrong Jun 19, 2015 | 6:32A giant statue is proposed for Cape Breton to honour Canadian soldiers who were buried abroad or were lost at sea. But art historian Joan Coutu says it's just more evidence that we're doing it all wrong when it comes to creating monuments in Canada.

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