The 180 | May 30, 2014 | 54:00

Voter Turnout || Supreme Court Judge Selection || First Nations Engagement

This week, Jim's guests tell us why low voter-turnout is good for democracy, why we need to change the way we choose Supreme Court judges, and Natural resources minister Greg Rickford, explains his plan for First Nations engagement in energy projects.

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The 180 - Farmers markets vs. intensive agriculture; Charitable status; Premiers and portraitsSep 7, 2014 | 54:00The 180 Farmers markets vs. intensive agriculture; Charitable status; Premiers and portraits Audio
The 180 Farmers markets vs. intensive agriculture; Charitable status; Premiers and portraits Sep 7, 2014 | 54:00On this episode, our host Jim hears from guests who make the case for intensive agriculture, remembering even unpopular politicians, and doing away with charitable status and the tax breaks that come with it.
The 180 - Do we go too far when punishing people who abuse dogs?Sep 5, 2014 | 5:56The 180 Do we go too far when punishing people who abuse dogs? Audio
The 180 Do we go too far when punishing people who abuse dogs? Sep 5, 2014 | 5:56The CEO of an international food services company resigned after being caught on video kicking a dog. The incident caused outrage across the internet, but National Post columnist (and dog owner) Barbara Kay says it was nothing to lose a job over.
The 180 - The tangled web of politics and educationSep 5, 2014 | 8:03The 180 The tangled web of politics and education Audio
The 180 The tangled web of politics and education Sep 5, 2014 | 8:03Do education and politics mix? Two parties vying to run New Brunswick say no, and promised this week to keep politics out of education. Meanwhile in B.C., students missed the first week of school because of bad politics between teachers and government.
The 180 - Al Mussell: Want to save the planet? Skip the farmer's market!Sep 5, 2014 | 11:56The 180 Al Mussell: Want to save the planet? Skip the farmer's market! Audio
The 180 Al Mussell: Want to save the planet? Skip the farmer's market! Sep 5, 2014 | 11:56If you've been to a farmer's market lately, you've probably heard all about the virtues of buying from smaller, local farmers. But according to agricultural economist Al Mussell, smaller isn't necessarily better when if comes to farming.
The 180 - Andrew Coyne argues for an end to charity tax creditsSep 5, 2014 | 7:00The 180 Andrew Coyne argues for an end to charity tax credits Audio
The 180 Andrew Coyne argues for an end to charity tax credits Sep 5, 2014 | 7:00Postmedia columnist Andrew Coyne says that to avoid political manipulation of the charity tax system, it's time to stop handing out tax credits for giving. He argues that the system of credits puts choices about public expenditure in private hands.
The 180 - Can we, and should we, learn to love how we use natural resources?Sep 5, 2014 | 11:06The 180 Can we, and should we, learn to love how we use natural resources? Audio
The 180 Can we, and should we, learn to love how we use natural resources? Sep 5, 2014 | 11:06We need natural resources to fuel our economy and our lives. But what is the cost, and what is the value, of extracting oil, coal, and other natural resources from the Canadian landscape? Tzeporah Berman and Stewart Muir debate.
The 180 - Alison Redford's official portrait paints a picture of Alberta controversySep 4, 2014 | 2:40The 180 Alison Redford's official portrait paints a picture of Alberta controversy Audio
The 180 Alison Redford's official portrait paints a picture of Alberta controversy Sep 4, 2014 | 2:40Is there such thing as too soon when it comes to commemorating disgraced politicians? Some Albertans can't believe Alison Redford will soon have an official portrait, but columnist Paula Simons says it's fitting.
The 180 - Northern Gateway Decision || Road Tolls  Debate || Defending Two-tier HealthcareJun 20, 2014 | 54:00The 180 Northern Gateway Decision || Road Tolls Debate || Defending Two-tier Healthcare Audio
The 180 Northern Gateway Decision || Road Tolls Debate || Defending Two-tier Healthcare Jun 20, 2014 | 54:00We wrap our "All Roads Lead to Kitimat" series with extended reaction to the federal government's approval of the Northern Gateway pipeline proposal. Jim's guests also discuss the merits of road pricing, and defend a two-tiered health care system.
The 180 - What are Kitimat residents saying about the Northern Gateway decision?Jun 19, 2014 | 6:43The 180 What are Kitimat residents saying about the Northern Gateway decision? Audio
The 180 What are Kitimat residents saying about the Northern Gateway decision? Jun 19, 2014 | 6:43In April, Kitimat residents rejected Northern Gateway in a non-binding plebiscite. This week, Jim speaks with two of those residents to hear what they think of cabinet's approval of the project.
The 180 - Should Canadian cities start charging drivers to use their roads?Jun 19, 2014 | 10:34The 180 Should Canadian cities start charging drivers to use their roads? Audio
The 180 Should Canadian cities start charging drivers to use their roads? Jun 19, 2014 | 10:34The mayors of Metro Vancouver say tolls should be part of the solution to the region's traffic woes. It's an argument Andrew Coyne makes for all Canadian cities. He joined Jim this week to explain why.
The 180 - Could a two-tiered health system have prevented a hospital tragedy?Jun 19, 2014 | 9:28The 180 Could a two-tiered health system have prevented a hospital tragedy? Audio
The 180 Could a two-tiered health system have prevented a hospital tragedy? Jun 19, 2014 | 9:28The Canadian Constitution Foundation's Marni Soupcoff says it's possible that along with the other systemic problems that lead to Brian Sinclair's his death, the medicare system itself might have played a role.
The 180 - What if politicians risked their pensions if they're convicted of a crime?Jun 19, 2014 | 4:29The 180 What if politicians risked their pensions if they're convicted of a crime? Audio
The 180 What if politicians risked their pensions if they're convicted of a crime? Jun 19, 2014 | 4:29The mayor of London, Ontario says he'll resign after he was convicted of fraud this week. Joe Fontana is also a former MP. This week, Jim speaks to a current MP who has tabled a private members' bill to strip convicted politicians of their pensions.
The 180 - The federal cabinet's Northern Gateway decisionJun 19, 2014 | 22:41The 180 The federal cabinet's Northern Gateway decision Audio
The 180 The federal cabinet's Northern Gateway decision Jun 19, 2014 | 22:41The federal government has approved the Northern Gateway pipeline proposal. And it's headed for the courts as a number of First Nations launch legal protests. We'll speak to a lawyer who specializes in First Nations law, to hear what might happen now.
The 180 - Sanctuary City || Criminalizing Purchase of Prostitution || City Blocks for SaleJun 13, 2014 | 54:00The 180 Sanctuary City || Criminalizing Purchase of Prostitution || City Blocks for Sale Audio
The 180 Sanctuary City || Criminalizing Purchase of Prostitution || City Blocks for Sale Jun 13, 2014 | 54:00Jim's guests make the case for selling blocks of city streets to developers, explore the impact of criminalizing the purchase of sex services on clients of the prostitution industry, and explain what would happen if Vancouver became a Sanctuary City.
The 180 - A "John's" response to Canada's proposed prostitution billJun 13, 2014 | 9:49The 180 A "John's" response to Canada's proposed prostitution bill Audio
The 180 A "John's" response to Canada's proposed prostitution bill Jun 13, 2014 | 9:49In this interview, a man who says he has paid money for sexual services tells Jim Brown about his concerns that criminalizing johns will make the industry even more dangerous for the women involved.

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