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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Tougher sentences for fentanyl trafficking sparks debate in B.C. - 180 producer Manusha Janakiram dives in to find out why; Ray Acheson makes the case to revive the nuclear disarmament movement and a plea for the NHL to get its historical facts straight
A call for governments to put more money into young people than the old; a lawyer explains why we shouldn't confuse bad judges with bad decisions; and we try to determine which Canadian city is the most American, in case you're boycotting U.S. travel.
Sociologist Amanda Watson argues to reach true gender equality, we need to think big - like rebuilding cities big; columnist Paula Simons says not all murderers are created equal; and an expert in innovation urges cities to stop emulating Silicon Valley.
An Ontario mother explains why she named her son Jayne, and issues a challenge to those who would criticize her; a political scientist points out the downsides of debates; and an astronomer argues that Pluto is not a planet.
A lawyer argues that sometimes, civility must yield to issues that are far more important; an archaeologist rewrites B.C.'s historic road signs; and a clinical psychologist explains what most Canadians don't get about pedophiles.
Contrary to warnings of a looming robo-pocalypse, Peter Frase says automation is a chance to free ourselves from the shackles of labour. Irvin Studin says the Trump presidency is the opportunity for Canada to show the world it can think for itself. And we