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The 180

 

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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Education system failing kids with special needs, say parents

A Hamilton, Ont., mother says she's finding she can't get the support her autistic son needs to succeed in his public school.

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An activist's plea for change

These days FrancesLee is fed up, and exhausted by the puritanical demands and strictures of fellow comrades.

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The future of work

Learn how to make a living in a digital future.

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Yankee Stadium girl hit by 170 km/h foul ball

A New York City councilman is renewing calls to extend the protective netting at Yankee Stadium after a young girl was hit in the face.

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Weed reviews, hypnosis and medicine, and Gord Downie needs to step out of the Indigenous spotlight

Why Vancouver Magazine is hiring a pot reviewer; a neuroscientist argues that medical professionals should use hypnosis more often; and an Indigenous activist says it's time for Gord Downie to step aside.

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Stop funding Catholic schools; restore trust in the NEB; and let me change my name!

We hear why public funding of Catholic schools needs to stop; how public trust of the NEB can be restored through energy policy; and a Quebec-based writer describes how hard it is to change your name in that province, especially as a married woman.

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Canada should go back to Afghanistan; Celine Dion is cool; and stop eating chicken!

On this week's episode of The 180: Historian and journalist Michael Petrou says Canada should rejoin NATO in Afghanistan; we hear why Celine Dion is cool in 2017, and a vegan tells us why eating chicken is much worse than eating pork or beef.

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Canadians are housing addicts; vegetarianism dies up north; and make it easier for the homeless to vote

Reporter Ian McGugan says we won't fix any housing crises until we admit we're addicted; we hear from a former vegetarian who started eating meat when she moved to Yellowknife; and why we should make it easier for homeless people to vote.

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Calories on menus are harmful; the need for culturally sensitive care homes; and cities are sexist

A body image advocate says we should take caloric content on menus with a grain of salt; how care homes can serve the needs of an increasingly diverse aging population; and an urban planner/developer weighs in on how cities were designed with men in mind.

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Not all opioids are bad, pizza is a sandwich, and what you call the May long weekend

On this week's episode of The 180: a woman who has watched several loved ones go through palliative care says opioids aren't evil; a writer researches pizza and discovers it's a sandwich; and we learn the regional names for the May long weekend.

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Digital records are killing medicine; condos should be in children's lit; B.C. politics is Shrodinger's cat

A researcher says electronic medical records are leading to doctor burnout and even higher suicide rates; an author argues for children's lit to include the reality of kids who live in condos; and B.C.'s election result through quantum physics theory.

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Fiction does not need to be therapeutic; We need to think about male suicide; and strategic voting is flawed

Amidst the panic over the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, we talk about fiction versus reality; we explore why no one talks about how common suicide is among middle-aged men; and a math instructor says B.C. should ignore strategic voting campaigns.

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The Oilers are Canada's hockey team; Caregivers need more than just recognition; and the power of dog poop

We hear why the Oilers are more representative of Canada than the Senators; the Prime Minister marked National Carers Day this month but a professor says that's not enough; and how Waterloo is harvesting the power of dog poop.

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The not-so-great Trans Canada Trail; It's ok to be grumpy at work; Policing free speech on campus

A cyclist says stay off the Trans Canada Trail; a journalist says you should quit faking happiness at work; and an ethicist says the issue of free speech on campus is not as bad as some politicians would like you to believe.

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Defending kid-free condos; Stop referring to 'innocent women;' and let motorcyclists ride between the lanes

A condo manager defends adult-only residences; we hear a plea to stop using the phrase 'innocent women and children;' and the case for letting motorcyclists ride between lanes.

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Chemical weapons, start concerts earlier, and Nova Scotia should have a spaceport

Why we consider chemical attacks more repugnant than conventional ones; Toronto musician Mar Sellars makes the case for concerts to start earlier, and Michael Byers says Canada needs a spaceport.

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The cult of innovation, let's legalize heroin, and who's housing the middle class?

The case against drinking the innovation Kool-Aid, a nurse argues that it's time to legalize heroin, and an argument that real estate developers are failing to meet demand for less expensive housing in cites across North America

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