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The 180

The 180 is a show that's meant to get Canadians talking about what's going on in our country. Our playground? The issues that matter most to you wherever you live, coast to coast. Big city or small suburb, we'll bring you stories and points of view that get you going, and give you ways to get in on the debate. We want to start a national conversation, with you at the centre.

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The strange coronation of Donald Trump

Michael Enright reflects on the Republican National Convention.

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Ross Rebagliati

The Canadian Olympic Snowboarder opens up about the pressures of being the world’s top snowboarder.

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Grieving

This week's podcast explores the complex nature of the grieving process.

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Yazidi ISIS slave shares her harrowing story

A young Yazidi woman's life in Iraq took a horrific turn when her town was taken over by ISIS.

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BLM doesn't speak for me, it's ok to throw out books, and doping aligns with the values of elite sports

This week on The 180: Septembre Anderson argues Black Lives Matter doesn't speak for all Black people, Mary Kelly says throw books away even if it feels wrong, and Ishmael Daro questions why Pokémon Go is being bludgeoned to death by news media.

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Be kind and don't recline; Stop being so cynical about electoral reform; and the problem with this song

Writer John Semley calls on fellow travellers to leave their setbacks in an upright position, former grunge musician Krist Novoselic says Canadians should get excited about electoral reform, and we disect "Midnight Train to Georgia"

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Police, race and violence, the idea of "remote," social media and health

This week on The 180, how "remote" has become a pejorative, why courts should acknowledge questionable health information on the internet, and a critique of police racism in Canada.

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Confusing report cards, women at music festivals, and more on 'the great outdoors'

This week, we hear one woman's complaint about confusing comments on report cards, a critique of the lack of women performing at music festivals, and we hear about a First Nations Energy Strategy.

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Lyme disease advocates can't shape policy, private school tax breaks, and why reporters should understand guns

This week: a public health law professor explains why the influence of Lyme disease patient advocates on policy should be limited, we learn about the tax breaks in place for private schools, and why reporters need to be better informed about guns.

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The positives of climate change, the AR-15 in Canada, and elective c-sections are a feminist issue

In this week's 180 episode, the case for taking the good along with the bad as we discuss climate change, producer Matthew Lazin-Ryder learns more about assault weapons in Canada, and a doctor argues for womens' right to choose cesarean delivery.

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The Surrey Road Trip

Surrey is B.C's fastest growing city, but often described as a Vancouver suburb - notorious for gang violence and crime. But that isn't all there is to Surrey. We hear about challenges and opportunities the from the people who proudly call Surrey home.

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Natural isn't always safer, Canadians are better republicans, and how Canuck the crow stole the real story

This week on The 180: we learn about the dangers of supplements that market themselves as natural, we hear why the monarchy makes Canadians good republicans, and a reporter reflects on how a famous crow stole his story.

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Pop taxes don't work, robot sweatshops, and an American tells us what's wrong with CanCon

On this week's episode of The 180: we hear about the unintended consequences of a tax on sugar-sweetened-beverages, we take an uncomfortable look at the move away from sweatshops to robotic labour, and American writer Madeline Ashby takes on CanCon.

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The truth about GMOs, accommodations in sex ed, and retiring Smokey Bear?

This week, we walk through a new report on GMOs, we hear a case against accommodating religious concerns over sex ed, and a fire historian tells us why it's time to retire Smokey Bear.

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Donations are a disaster too, anthems and pro-sports don't mix, and why Halifax should remember Cornwallis

Why donations in the wake of a disaster have come to be known as a second disaster, we hear the case against national anthems at pro-sports games, and a Halifax historian argues for why the city should remember despite his imperfections.

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Vancouver recovers from Jane Jacobs, women on banknotes, and the politics of climate change and wildfires

On this week's show, a former Vancouver Mayor explains why he thinks the city is just beginning to recover from its love affair with Jane Jacobs, we hear why women can do better than banknotes, and UBC's Simon Donner talks climate change and wildfires

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Safe spaces are not scholastic, a call to end tipping, and a lesson in Arabic for air travel

On this week's show: a lawyer argues the push for safe spaces can get in the way of a proper education; a researcher says eliminating tipping could improve the restaurant experience for customers and staff alike; and a lesson in Arabic common phrases.

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Moving Attawapiskat is not the answer, the Olympics are useless, and enough with food labelling!

Rodney Mark says the success of his communities shows that Attawapiskat is not a lost cause; columnist Charles Lane argues the Olympics were a grand idea, but have failed to meet their ideals; and we hear why fresh efforts to better label food are in vain

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Abortions for some but not all, left footed braking, and regret over raising a secular child

Ableism and disability scholar Gregor Wolbring on why Canadians are outraged over sex-selective abortions but accept the option for ability-selective ones as the standard of care. Plus, the case for left-footed braking and raising children without faith

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A former naturopath speaks out; why precarious work can be good; and will assisted death come to rural Canada

On this week's episode of The 180: Britt Marie Hermes used to be a naturopathic pediatrician. Now, she's calling on governments to regulate the profession. Plus, precarious work, and assisted dying in rural Canada

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Assisted suicide and mental illness, breaking up with Vancouver, and gender parity in the public service

On this week's show: mental health advocates with their own personal experiences discuss the pros and cons of legalizing assisted suicide for mental illness; we hear from a woman breaking up with Vancouver

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How 'safe cities' can be dangerous, the problem with reconciliation, and stop saying Cuba will be ruined

How building for fire safety might make cities more dangerous, indigenous comedian on his frustrations with the reconciliation conversation, fighting against fear that Americans will ruin Cuba.

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A sovereigntist defends English, a case for guaranteed minimum income, and more of our Alberta road trip

This week on The 180, a Quebec sovereignist says francophone culture is not under attack, a libertarian argues that a guaranteed minimum income is a great idea, and we bring you more from our Alberta road trip.

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The 180 on the road: Oil, worries, and hopes in Alberta

This week, the 180 hit the road, visiting towns across Alberta to hear from the people hit hardest by economic change.

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Electric cars aren't green, pot is still a drug, and we need to rethink the canoe

This week on The 180, we hear why subsidies for electric cars just exacerbate social problems, a millennial wishes you'd stop assuming he wants to smoke "harmless" pot, and a lover of the canoe tells us it's not the treasured Canadian icon we think it is

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Rewrite the Criminal Code, stop detoxing opiate addicts, and build an oil railroad to Alaska

This week on The 180: a lawyer argues it's time to rewrite the Criminal Code, an addictions doctor says it's dangerous to turn to detox as a fix for opiate addiction, and we hear a proposal for a new rail line that would ship oil from Alberta to Alaska.

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Refugee arrival stories are too happy, the harm of French immersion, and who gets to decide who's a feminist?

This week on The 180: journalist Kamal Al-Solaylee says we are over-playing the warm and fuzzy stories of Canadians welcoming refugees, teacher Andrew Campbell argues French immersion creates a de facto two-tiered education system, and rethinking feminism

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Rape in prison, heterosexism in conservative Islam, and no more community consultation

This week on The 180: an ex-prisoner says we have a cultural blind spot about rape in prison, Edmonton's Junaid Jahangir says conservative Islam has a heterosexism problem, and a long-time Calgary resident argues community consultation has gone too far.

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Throw away glass! and other previously enjoyed 180 bits

In this episode of previously aired material, we hear arguments that Canadian women should be allowed to sell their eggs, that it's more green to throw away glass than to recycle it, and we try to figure out what Canadians mean when they say "the west."

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