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We had the chance to sit down with a cigarette company exec this week to talk about his industry. On the show, you'll hear Jim in conversation with Imperial Tobacco Canada's Eric Gagnon about lawsuits, and the safety of cigarettes, but we also decided to

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The 180 - Why it might feel like crime rates are high, when stats say they're droppingDec 12, 2014 | 8:31The 180 Why it might feel like crime rates are high, when stats say they're dropping Audio
The 180 Why it might feel like crime rates are high, when stats say they're dropping Dec 12, 2014 | 8:31Statistics Canada the murder rate is the lowest it's been since 1966. However, an Ipsos-Reid poll show only a minority of Canadians feel homicide rates are going down, and a third believe it's actually rising.
The 180 - Why it might feel like crime rates are high, when stats say they're droppingDec 12, 2014 | 2:21The 180 Why it might feel like crime rates are high, when stats say they're dropping Audio
The 180 Why it might feel like crime rates are high, when stats say they're dropping Dec 12, 2014 | 2:21Statistics Canada the murder rate is the lowest it's been since 1966. However, an Ipsos-Reid poll show only a minority of Canadians feel homicide rates are going down, and a third believe it's actually rising.
The 180 - A Catholic school trustee calls on her colleagues to accept gay-straight alliancesDec 11, 2014 | 6:18The 180 A Catholic school trustee calls on her colleagues to accept gay-straight alliances Audio
The 180 A Catholic school trustee calls on her colleagues to accept gay-straight alliances Dec 11, 2014 | 6:18Patricia Grell says she just couldn't keep quiet any more. The Edmonton Catholic Schools Trustee wants everyone to know that she thinks gay-straight alliances (GSAs) are a good fit for Catholic schools. She explains to Jim Brown.
The 180 - Is the Assembly of First Nations still relevant.Dec 11, 2014 | 12:57The 180 Is the Assembly of First Nations still relevant. Audio
The 180 Is the Assembly of First Nations still relevant. Dec 11, 2014 | 12:57And after National Chief Shawn Atleo abruptly resigned in May, even the group that is supposed to be that voice - The Assembly of First Nations - has struggled to maintain a united force. There's a growing feeling that the group just doesn't matter.
The 180 - A climate science 180Dec 10, 2014 | 3:22The 180 A climate science 180 Audio
The 180 A climate science 180 Dec 10, 2014 | 3:22When it comes to personal 180s, they don't get much bigger than the shift from climate change denier to climate change accepter. So we asked Kasra Hassani if he'd come into our Vancouver studio and share his confession with you.
The 180 - Democracy Hacks: Should children have a vote?Dec 10, 2014 | 8:39The 180 Democracy Hacks: Should children have a vote? Audio
The 180 Democracy Hacks: Should children have a vote? Dec 10, 2014 | 8:39Miles Corak, economist at the University of Ottawa, makes the case for allowing children to have a vote in Canadian elections.
The 180 - Is "veteran" the right word for Canada's ex-soldiers?Dec 5, 2014 | 4:00The 180 Is "veteran" the right word for Canada's ex-soldiers? Audio
The 180 Is "veteran" the right word for Canada's ex-soldiers? Dec 5, 2014 | 4:00Josh Makuch was deployed to Afghanistan in 2009 as a Rifle Platoon Commander. He says that if we want to help veterans transition back into civilian life we should stop calling them "veterans" all together.
The 180 - Why Alberta is stepping up to the table at the Lima climate talksDec 5, 2014 | 10:09The 180 Why Alberta is stepping up to the table at the Lima climate talks Audio
The 180 Why Alberta is stepping up to the table at the Lima climate talks Dec 5, 2014 | 10:09Canada, and Alberta, are often in the spotlight at international climate conferences-- where they are targets or protest and scorn. Jim Brown speaks with Alberta Environment Minister Kyle Fawcett, to find out why he will join climate talks in Peru.
The 180 - Democracy Hack: A national Speak No Evil DayDec 5, 2014 | 4:48The 180 Democracy Hack: A national Speak No Evil Day Audio
The 180 Democracy Hack: A national Speak No Evil Day Dec 5, 2014 | 4:48Liberal MP Irwin Cotler has a Democracy Hack: declare a special day each year, where both citizens and politicians would refrain from personal insults and ad-hominem attacks.
The 180 - Should schools enforce dress codes?Dec 4, 2014 | 14:14The 180 Should schools enforce dress codes? Audio
The 180 Should schools enforce dress codes? Dec 4, 2014 | 14:14According the Fredericton High School dress code, students are expected to dress in a "neat, clean, modest and appropriate manner." But a group of students called Fredericton Youth Feminists is protesting the policy.
The 180 - Is the Supreme Court appointment process transparent enough?Dec 4, 2014 | 7:49The 180 Is the Supreme Court appointment process transparent enough? Audio
The 180 Is the Supreme Court appointment process transparent enough? Dec 4, 2014 | 7:49Regardless of Suzanne Côté's qualifications for the Supreme Court, many say the process of her selection was a big step away from transparency. We hear from a lawyer who says that's not such a big deal.
The 180 - Does winter make CFL football truly Canadian?Nov 28, 2014 | 2:35The 180 Does winter make CFL football truly Canadian? Audio
The 180 Does winter make CFL football truly Canadian? Nov 28, 2014 | 2:35There is talk of the CFL starting its season two weeks early, to avoid late-November Grey Cups. But are ice and snow what make the CFL truly Canadian? We asked two Calgary football fans: Manjit Minhas and Shelley Youngblut.
The 180 - Pipelines, emissions, and the federal governmentNov 28, 2014 | 8:36The 180 Pipelines, emissions, and the federal government Audio
The 180 Pipelines, emissions, and the federal government Nov 28, 2014 | 8:36The Harper government has developed a reputation for aggressively promoting the oil and gas industry. But according to an Alberta energy economist, the government strategy is doing more harm than good for Canadian oil sands.
The 180 - How Conrad Black's time in jail changed how he thinks about Canadian democracyNov 28, 2014 | 16:47The 180 How Conrad Black's time in jail changed how he thinks about Canadian democracy Audio
The 180 How Conrad Black's time in jail changed how he thinks about Canadian democracy Nov 28, 2014 | 16:47This week, Conrad Black sat down with Jim to talk about his new history of Canada. Since he recently wrote 1020 pages about this country, we figured he might have a thing or two to say about how to make our institutions more democratic.
The 180 - What happens to Canada's nuclear waste?Nov 28, 2014 | 6:47The 180 What happens to Canada's nuclear waste? Audio
The 180 What happens to Canada's nuclear waste? Nov 28, 2014 | 6:47On our last program we had a conversation that compared wind and nuclear as sustainable sources of energy. But there was something that many of our listeners thought was missing from that conversation.So we made some calls on the subject of nuclear waste.

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