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A group in Alberta is pitching an alternative to closing underpopulated schools. Why not invite private organizations to help build and run a mixed use community hub?

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The 180 - Should tampons and menstrual pads be GST exempt?Feb 6, 2015 | 3:18The 180 Should tampons and menstrual pads be GST exempt? Audio
The 180 Should tampons and menstrual pads be GST exempt? Feb 6, 2015 | 3:18A petition seeks to exempt feminine hygiene products like tampons and menstrual pads from the Goods and Services tax. Jill Piebiack started the petition, and explains why.
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 - Government wants to speak directly to the peopleFeb 6, 2015 | 8:28The 180 Government wants to speak directly to the people Audio
The 180 Government wants to speak directly to the people Feb 6, 2015 | 8:28The government is speaking directly to the people through ads and video blogs. Communications consultant Jason Lietaer, who has worked with the Conservative Party, rates the effectiveness of the strategy.
The 180 - Should tampons and menstrual pads be GST exempt?Feb 6, 2015 | 3:18The 180 Should tampons and menstrual pads be GST exempt? Audio
The 180 Should tampons and menstrual pads be GST exempt? Feb 6, 2015 | 3:18A new petition seeks to exempt feminine hygiene products like tampons, and menstrual pads from the Goods and Services Tax. The petition's originator is Toronto resident Jill Piebiak, who says that the tax is unfair as it applies to females and not males.
The 180 - The case for "total surveillance"Feb 6, 2015 | 9:23The 180 The case for "total surveillance" Audio
The 180 The case for "total surveillance" Feb 6, 2015 | 9:23While some argue the federal government's anti-terror surveillance goes too far and erodes our right to privacy, we'll hear from a professor who says more surveillance could actually be good for our health.
The 180 - Total surveillance, taxing tampons, Tiny house big sellFeb 6, 2015 | 54:00The 180 Total surveillance, taxing tampons, Tiny house big sell Audio
The 180 Total surveillance, taxing tampons, Tiny house big sell Feb 6, 2015 | 54:00In this episode: the case for a "total surveillance" state, an argument for making feminine hygiene products exempt from the GST, and why there's been such big hype about tiny houses.
The 180 - Fear "threat inflation" more than threat of terrorFeb 1, 2015 | 5:25The 180 Fear "threat inflation" more than threat of terror Audio
The 180 Fear "threat inflation" more than threat of terror Feb 1, 2015 | 5:25Paul Robinson, of University of Ottawa's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, gives an assessment of the risks of terrorism in Canada. He tells us that in Canada, the greatest danger is not terrorism, but self-inflicted "threat inflation."
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.

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