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Does Canada have a bad case of "Chemophobia?"

People who campaign against chemicals have caused change in soft drinks and sandwich bread. But Joe Schwarcz says Canadians have a bad case of "chemophobia," and he gives us his prescription for a cure.

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The 180 - Does it matter who witnesses a protest? And when does protest become civil disobedience?Jan 30, 2015 | 13:03The 180 Does it matter who witnesses a protest? And when does protest become civil disobedience? Audio
The 180 Does it matter who witnesses a protest? And when does protest become civil disobedience? Jan 30, 2015 | 13:03A group of anti-pipeline protesters in BC crashed a private dinner being held in a restaurant for some Kinder Morgan employees. We'll hear from two people committed to social activism for their thoughts on this new tactic: Janet Keeping and Robert Huish.
The 180 - Flu shots, Protesting in private, Indoor smokingJan 30, 2015 | 54:00The 180 Flu shots, Protesting in private, Indoor smoking Audio
The 180 Flu shots, Protesting in private, Indoor smoking Jan 30, 2015 | 54:00In this episode: a public health doctor reconsiders mass flu vaccinations, two social activists discuss a protest tactic that targets private gatherings, and we hear a proposal to ban smoking inside condos.
The 180 - Ban indoor smoking in condos and apartmentsJan 29, 2015 | 6:01The 180 Ban indoor smoking in condos and apartments Audio
The 180 Ban indoor smoking in condos and apartments Jan 29, 2015 | 6:01The Globe and Mail health reporter says some brave municipality should take the lead and ban smoking in condos and apartment buildings.
The 180 - A public health physician does a 180 on flu shotsJan 29, 2015 | 8:05The 180 A public health physician does a 180 on flu shots Audio
The 180 A public health physician does a 180 on flu shots Jan 29, 2015 | 8:05Ontario public health physician Dr. Richard Schabas says he's done a 180 on calling for mass vaccinations, and now says we need to rethink our overall approach to influenza.
The 180 - Saying "No" to divestment in the oil industryJan 29, 2015 | 2:25The 180 Saying "No" to divestment in the oil industry Audio
The 180 Saying "No" to divestment in the oil industry Jan 29, 2015 | 2:25We hear from an economics professor who's been asked to vote on his own university's energy investments. Kevin Milligan will be saying "No" to divestment, and he'll tell us why.
The 180 - Canada is in combat. But should we be?Jan 23, 2015 | 10:50The 180 Canada is in combat. But should we be? Audio
The 180 Canada is in combat. But should we be? Jan 23, 2015 | 10:50Canada is in combat. On that, our debaters agree. But should we be? Maclean's writer Michael Petrou, who has been to the front lines in Iraq, and former diplomat Peggy Mason, who heads the Rideau Institute, join Jim Brown to debate.
The 180 - Anglophones looking for more support in QuebecJan 23, 2015 | 7:45The 180 Anglophones looking for more support in Quebec Audio
The 180 Anglophones looking for more support in Quebec Jan 23, 2015 | 7:45English-speaking Quebecers say they need more institutional support, and Canada's Official Languages Commissioner agrees. We ask Quebec Community Groups Network Director-General Sylvia Martin-Laforge to make the case.
The 180 - It's time to embrace the Red EnsignJan 23, 2015 | 3:56The 180 It's time to embrace the Red Ensign Audio
The 180 It's time to embrace the Red Ensign Jan 23, 2015 | 3:56As the 50th anniversary of the adoption of Canada's red maple leaf flag approaches, we hear from Kenneth Wong. He argues we should embrace our previous flag, the Red Ensign, because it's more inclusive.
The 180 - Combat role?, Medical marijuana in school, English rightsJan 23, 2015 | 54:00The 180 Combat role?, Medical marijuana in school, English rights Audio
The 180 Combat role?, Medical marijuana in school, English rights Jan 23, 2015 | 54:00n this episode of The 180: Medical marijuana use in schools, English language rights in Quebec, and debating whether Canada is or should be in a combat role in Iraq.
The 180 - Should students use medical marijuana at school?Jan 22, 2015 | 5:15The 180 Should students use medical marijuana at school? Audio
The 180 Should students use medical marijuana at school? Jan 22, 2015 | 5:15A Saskatoon student has been told he can't use medical marijuana at school, or attend classes under its influence. John Conroy is a lawyer who specializes in medical marijuana cases, and says with a prescription he should be able to use.
The 180 - How sports could save Canada's economyJan 22, 2015 | 3:29The 180 How sports could save Canada's economy Audio
The 180 How sports could save Canada's economy Jan 22, 2015 | 3:29Forget better oil prices-- public policy student Justin Bedi says pro sports is the answer to Canada's economic woes. We gave him 180 seconds to explain.
The 180 - No Smoking. Ever.Jan 16, 2015 | 6:02The 180 No Smoking. Ever. Audio
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The 180 - Canada and the question of free tuition after high schoolJan 16, 2015 | 11:03The 180 Canada and the question of free tuition after high school Audio
The 180 Canada and the question of free tuition after high school Jan 16, 2015 | 11:03Recently in the U.S., Barack Obama suggested that the first two years of community college be free. What about in Canada? Jessica McCormick of the Canadian Federation of Students and Ben Eisen of the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies debate.
The 180 - Carbon taxes, Freedom of speech, Zero tuitionJan 16, 2015 | 54:00The 180 Carbon taxes, Freedom of speech, Zero tuition Audio
The 180 Carbon taxes, Freedom of speech, Zero tuition Jan 16, 2015 | 54:00On this episode: we debate the value of carbon taxes as Ontario promises to adopt carbon pricing, a civil liberties campaigner dispels myths she's heard about free speech, and we hear the cases for and against free tuition for post-secondary education.
The 180 - Do carbon taxes work?Jan 15, 2015 | 11:56The 180 Do carbon taxes work? Audio
The 180 Do carbon taxes work? Jan 15, 2015 | 11:56Ontario has promised to adopt a carbon pricing system to discourage its residents from buying and using carbon emitting fuels. We hear from two economists with differing views on whether and how carbon pricing works.

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