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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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Episode 9: What we know

SKS revisits the people, information and new leads that have been uncovered in the case so far.

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The Olympics are useless

Columnist Charles Lane argues the Olympics were a grand idea, but have failed to meet their ideals.

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Bear Clan patrols the streets

After a hiatus amd with James Favel in the lead, The Bear Clan Patrol have returned to the streets - stronger than ever.

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The heart of the matter

Dr. R.J. Cusimano, one of Canada's top cardiac surgeons talks ​about his passion for healing.

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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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Technology shaming, the Uber playbook, and doping as an essential part of sport

On this week's show: a technology researcher urges fellow parents to stop feeling the shame of screen time; we get a look at the Uber playbook; and an argument that doping and steroids are at the very heart of competitive sport.

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Selling the names of bridges, animals on trial, and a stain on Vancouver's "greenest city" dream

This week: a Saskatoon city councillor says selling naming rights to the city's bridges could help pay for more hockey rinks; animals on trial; and a Vancouver journalist wonders if his city can really claim to be green given its economic link to China.

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Unheard Muslim voices, banning dangerous dogs, and a plea for plain language

This week on The 180: a Pakistani-Canadian woman says women like her, who argue that Islam is misogynistic, are ignored by Canadian media; we hold a debate over dangerous dog bans; and a lawyer calls for laws to be written in clear language.

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Letting Canadian women sell their eggs, passenger trains, and ending elections for school trustees

This week on The 180: columnist Jen Gerson argues it's time to let Canadian women sell their eggs; a train fanatic makes the case for improving passenger train routes; and writer John Lorinc wonders if school board elections are really necessary.

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Don't fear the Frankenfish, rethinking social licence, and how open is the new federal government?

On this week's show, we'll hear why the new genetically modified salmon is nothing to fear, a case for politicians to ignore social license "radicals", and one Ottawa reporter explains why the new federal government may not be as open as you think.

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Gene editing, debating the usefulness of sci-fi analogies, and does more parental leave actually help women?

On this week's show, we host debates over gene editing, and the merits of sci-fi as a teaching tool, and a Canadian lawyer argues a government plan to extend parental leave could actually hurt women.

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Fate of the family farm, the trouble with our vaccination system and bad polling

This week on The 180: a debate over whether Canada needs family farms, why anti-vaxxers are not the biggest threat to Canada's immunization system and a look at whether polls are bad for democracy.

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The psychology of terror, a former enviro minister defends coal, and making hockey fun again

This week: journalist Dan Gardner explains why people are so scared of terrorism; we speak with former Alberta Environment Minister, and current head of the Coal Association of Canada, Robin Campbell; and Dave Bidini has a plan to make hockey more fun

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Paris attacks, why Keystone was a powerful symbol, and robot doctors

On this week's episode: what terror attacks in Beirut can tell us about Paris, why one pipeline became a hot button issue in the United States, and why the future may be full of robots doing human jobs — even the jobs of doctors and lawyers.

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Math wars, lactivism, new strategies for defence lawyers in sex assault cases

This week on The 180: a call to end the math wars, a challenge to the medical benefits of breastfeeding, and an argument for a whole new way of defending those accused of sex crimes.

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