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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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Blondie

Who was Sheryl Sheppard? David speaks to her family, friends and coworkers to try to find out clues to explain her sudden disappearance.

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How drug use fuelled Nazi Germany

German writer Norman Ohler argues methamphetamines and opioids played a significant role in fuelling the Nazi war machine.

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Inspiring wanderlust

6 podcasts on trotting the globe: Outside/In, Vox Tablet, The Expats, The Moth, Still Buffering, The Memory Palace.

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Cities need to plan for sex in public parks

Jen Roberton argues all those users have a right to be in the park, and that cities should plan for public sex in their parks.

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Free trade myth and reality, sex in public parks, blood, religion and bioethics

The week on The 180: the myths and realities of free trade agreements, a case for allowing sex in public parks, and a conversation about blood, religion and bioethics.

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The rise of political 'assholes,' environmental law is a tyranny of small decisions, and spanking needs to end

A professor argues Canadian environmental law is really a a tyranny of small, myopic, decisions; we look why the rise of harassment in politics signals a critical time; and the case against Lawren Harris

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Mobile homes as affordable housing, why post-election Op-Eds are useless, and authentic food is overrated

Forget trailer trash, we hear a case for mobile homes as a housing solution; we look back at post-election Op-Eds from years past to see how unhelpful this year's are, and a food writer says it's time to get over your need for "authentic" food.

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Your social media silo blinds you to Trump support; the failure of fact-checking; the tent city solution

How liberal bias and social-media silos blinded you to the Trump wave, why political fact-checking failed and how tent cities for the homeless could help solve an affordable housing crisis.

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This election is boring, the case to stop changing the clocks, and the problem of DNA as proof of culture

This week: Jeff Cox argues why this presidential election is the least interesting of all, a case to stop changing the clocks, a plea to make Remembrance Day more inclusive, and producer Kathryn Marlow on why DNA doesn't equal culture.

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D&D as a path to female empowerment, keeping the creep in Halloween, and stop making police cars so menacing

This week: the case against police fleets going from white to black, the argument for keeping creepy clowns in Halloween, and insight into why one woman found female empowerment in playing Dungeons and Dragons.

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Pharmacists should dispense RU-486, a noticeable silence on Chief Wahoo, and non sport-related concussions

UBC's Wendy Norman argues for pharmacists dispensing the abortion pill, Jays fan Ryan McMahon wonders why the Blue Jays keep silent on the Chief Wahoo controversy, and Kathryn Marlow assesses support for people with concussions unrelated to sports.

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Opioid clickbait, on-screen accents, and Trump is no capitalist

This week, a drug research scientist says a penchant for clickbait and provocative news headlines are making the opioid crisis worse, we hear an argument that Donald Trump gives real capitalists a bad name, and a culture watcher who used to hate on-screen

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A call for more black voices in white media, hallucinogenic drug therapy, why this doctor is studying nosodes

This week: coerced treatment for addictions, psychedelic supervisors, and scientific studies of homeopathic nosodes.

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Political fact checking is polarizing society, economic analyses aren't economically sound, and vaping is ok

This week: producer Manusha Janakiram delves into the unintended consequences of political fact-checking, economist Trevor Toombe explains why he's skeptical of economic impact analyses, and an argument for the benefits of vaping

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Why Louis CK is wrong to police ticket sales, diversity in the judiciary, and why there's a place for values in science

This week on The 180: we hear why Louis CK's effort to police ticket sales actually doesn't benefit show-goers, Sonia Lawrence explains why her concept of judicial independence includes diversity, and Heather Douglas argues for values in science.

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Facts vs. values in Canadian health care, forced psychiatric care, and urban indigenous people need a voice

'Facts and Values' with a look at Canadian health care, we meet a B.C. woman who says she's living as a 'psychiatric refugee' in Ontario, and journalist Wawmeesh Hamilton tells us why it's so hard for urban Indigenous voices to be heard.

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Porn is for all of us, the tricky relationship between trees and crime, and maple washing has to end

Stop porn shaming, investigation of the notion that trees cause crime, and writer Luke Savage calls for an end to maple washing.

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Rethinking jail time for sex assault, the upside of opioids, and a defence of political correctness

On this week's episode, a lawyer who argues that long jail sentences are not the answer to sexual assault, a columnist walks us through his evolution to political correctness, and a Percocet user on the other side of opioids.

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Learn to accept offensive art, stop criminalizing HIV transmission, cruising the Northwest Passage is horrible

How destruction of ancient buildings by Islamists provides an art lesson for us all, an argument that Canadians with HIV should not be required to disclose their status to sex partners, and why the people on a Northwest Passage cruise are the worst

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It's ok to spear hunt, a call to end public marriage proposals, and why vacation-shaming Trudeau hurts women

This week on The 180: an Alberta spear-hunter speaks up for his sport, a writer explains why public marriage proposals make her cringe, and we hear why a parliamentary reporter thinks vacation-shaming Justin Trudeau could prevent women from running.

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Canada! Take allergies more seriously, focus more on growing sport, and let Iraq War resisters stay.

Olympic medallist argue for less focus on medals, journalism professor says civilian oversight agencies of "police-involved" incidents are less transparent than hoped, and why Canadians need to take food allergies more seriously.

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First-past-the-post works well, reporters have opinions too, and how to watch the Olympics critically

This week on The 180: how to be critical of the Olympics while feeling guilt-free, the case for political reporters to stop hiding their political stripes, and a defence of Canada's first past the post system.

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The myth of the golden age, alcohol kills, and why paralympic inspiration videos are cringe-y

This week on The 180: we hear about the danger of normalizing alcohol, why one disabilities studies scholar cringes at a recent paralympic promotional video, and the risks of the media buying into the myth of a golden age.

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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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