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The 180 - Public funding for IVF; Victims Bill of Rights; Wind or nuclear powerNov 21, 2014 | 54:00The 180 Public funding for IVF; Victims Bill of Rights; Wind or nuclear power Audio
The 180 Public funding for IVF; Victims Bill of Rights; Wind or nuclear power Nov 21, 2014 | 54:00On this episode: the case against public funding for in vitro fertilization treatments, a call to rename British Columbia, and a democracy hack that would get Ottawa politicians out of Ottawa.
The 180 - The crown and the defence weigh in on the Canadian Victims Bill of RightsNov 20, 2014 | 6:16The 180 The crown and the defence weigh in on the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights Audio
The 180 The crown and the defence weigh in on the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights Nov 20, 2014 | 6:16A parliamentary committee is hearing feedback on the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights Act, or Bill C-32. We hear from Eric Woodburn, of the Canadian Association of Crown Counsel, for his thoughts.
The 180 - The case for nuclear powerNov 20, 2014 | 5:28The 180 The case for nuclear power Audio
The 180 The case for nuclear power Nov 20, 2014 | 5:28The Canadian Nuclear Association commissioned an independent study that shows nuclear power is more sustainable than wind. CNA president and CEO John Barrett joined Jim Brown to explain.
The 180 - The case for wind powerNov 20, 2014 | 4:53The 180 The case for wind power Audio
The 180 The case for wind power Nov 20, 2014 | 4:53The Canadian Nuclear Association says nuclear power is cleaner than wind, but Brandy Giannetta objects. The Ontario Regional Director for the Canadian Wind Energy Association tells Jim Brown why wind wins.
The 180 - The crown and the defence weigh in on the Canadian Victims Bill of RightsNov 20, 2014 | 3:28The 180 The crown and the defence weigh in on the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights Audio
The 180 The crown and the defence weigh in on the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights Nov 20, 2014 | 3:28A parliamentary committee is hearing feedback on the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights Act, or Bill C-32. We hear from Howard Krongold, of the Criminal Lawyers Association, for his thoughts.
The 180 - Finding a new name for B.C.Nov 20, 2014 | 3:11The 180 Finding a new name for B.C. Audio
The 180 Finding a new name for B.C. Nov 20, 2014 | 3:11Is it time to take the "British" out of "British Columbia"? Historical geographer Howard Stewart thinks so. We gave him 180 seconds to make his case.
The 180 - Democracy Hack: Get out of Ottawa!Nov 20, 2014 | 6:50The 180 Democracy Hack: Get out of Ottawa! Audio
The 180 Democracy Hack: Get out of Ottawa! Nov 20, 2014 | 6:50This time on The 180's "Democracy Hacks" series: Why politicians should leave Ottawa. Democracy consultant and former politician Kevin Deveaux makes the case.
The 180 - Should the healthcare system pay for In Vitro Fertilization treatments?Nov 20, 2014 | 8:34The 180 Should the healthcare system pay for In Vitro Fertilization treatments? Audio
The 180 Should the healthcare system pay for In Vitro Fertilization treatments? Nov 20, 2014 | 8:34In 2010, Quebec became the first and -- so far -- the only province to fully fund in-vitro fertilization. But now the Quebec government says it will scale back its commitment to funding the treatment, citing runaway costs.
The 180 - Federal scientists get politicalNov 14, 2014 | 8:31The 180 Federal scientists get political Audio
The 180 Federal scientists get political Nov 14, 2014 | 8:31For years we've heard grumbling from federal scientists. Now the union for most federal scientists says it will play an active role in the next federal election. We talk to Peter Bleyer of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada.
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 - Is it time to ban fighting in hockey?Nov 14, 2014 | 11:46The 180 Is it time to ban fighting in hockey? Audio
The 180 Is it time to ban fighting in hockey? Nov 14, 2014 | 11:46Future hockey star Connor McDavid broke his hand this week, while fighting in a junior game. The incident revived the debate over fighting in hockey, so we asked hockey fans and sports guys Greg Wyshynski and Shane Foxman to weigh in.
The 180 - Pit bull ban reversed, An end to fighting in hockey, Scientists speak out about not speaking outNov 14, 2014 | 54:00The 180 Pit bull ban reversed, An end to fighting in hockey, Scientists speak out about not speaking out Audio
The 180 Pit bull ban reversed, An end to fighting in hockey, Scientists speak out about not speaking out Nov 14, 2014 | 54:00In this episode: federal policies about publicizing government science spur political action, Sherbrooke reverses its 20-year ban on owning pit bulls, and a debate about whether fighting should be eliminated from the game of hockey.
The 180 - The City of Sherbrooke does a 180 on its pit bull banNov 13, 2014 | 3:14The 180 The City of Sherbrooke does a 180 on its pit bull ban Audio
The 180 The City of Sherbrooke does a 180 on its pit bull ban Nov 13, 2014 | 3:14Pit bulls will soon be legal again, in Sherbrooke, Quebec. Nearly twenty years ago, the city banned pit bulls, a catch-all term for four breeds of terrier.
The 180 - Are Canadian municipal politics too white?Nov 7, 2014 | 12:27The 180 Are Canadian municipal politics too white? Audio
The 180 Are Canadian municipal politics too white? Nov 7, 2014 | 12:27Canadian cities are increasingly multicultural places, but the elected official that represent them are typically white and male. Activist and writer Desmond Cole and political scientist Karen Bird argue we can and should change that.
The 180 - Survey: Does corporate money have a place in schools?Nov 7, 2014 | 4:49The 180 Survey: Does corporate money have a place in schools? Audio
The 180 Survey: Does corporate money have a place in schools? Nov 7, 2014 | 4:49The question of corporate funding of public schools has become a civic election issue in Vancouver. We want to hear from you: should public schools fill government funding gaps with corporate sponsorship?

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