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Cross Country Checkup

Cross Country Checkup is Canada's only national open-line radio program, broadcast live across Canada every Sunday afternoon on CBC Radio One. Each week broadcaster and writer Rex Murphy presides over a lively discussion on an issue of national interest or importance, and invites listeners to call in with their opinions and thoughts.

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May 3, 2015 - Nepal earthquake response

What are your thoughts on the earthquake in Nepal? Is the global community getting better at responding to disasters?

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April 26, 2015 - The federal budget

What are your thoughts on the federal budget?

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April 19, 2015 - Coalition government

Should a coalition government be a clear option in the coming federal election campaign? With guest host Andrew Nichols

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April 15, 2014

Are you following the trial of Senator Mike Duffy? (What's at stake?)

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April 5, 2015 - Temporary Foreign Workers

Should long-time temporary foreign workers be offered permanent status in Canada?

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March 29, 2015 - Mission against ISIS

What's your reaction to the expansion of the mission against ISIS?

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March 22, 2015 - National drug plan

Should Canada develop a national drug plan?

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March 15, 2015 - Debt

Are Canadians dangerously in debt thanks to expensive housing and cheap credit?

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March 9, 2015 - Joining ISIS

How would you stop radicalization in your community?

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March 1, 2015 - Post-secondary education

Are young people getting the post-secondary education they need?

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February 22, 2015 - Anti-terror bill

Is the government's proposed anti-terror bill what Canadians need to stay safe?

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February 15, 2015 - Safeguards for assisted-death

What safeguards need to be included in the coming law on assisted-death?

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February 8, 2015 - vaccinations

Should some vaccinations be mandatory?

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February 1, 2015 - Healthcare

Is it time to re-think the role of doctors in the healthcare system?

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January 25, 2015 - Freedom of speech

Free speech: where are the limits?

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January 18, 2015 - Falling price of oil

What do falling oil prices mean for you?

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January 11, 2015 - Charlie Hebdo shootings

Will the Charlie Hebdo shootings create a chill in the media and among journalists?

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January 4, 2015 - Winter reading list

With guest host Susan McReynolds: What book do you recommend for Checkup's winter list of good reading?

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December 28, 2014 - Person of the Year

Who would you nominate for Person of the Year? And, what trends did you see surfacing in 2014 that are destined to be important in the coming year?

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December 21, 2014 - Christmas traditions

With guest host Susan McReynolds: What are your traditions at Christmastime?

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December 14, 2014 - Classical music

What's the future of classical music?

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December 7, 2014 - Jean Beliveau

Remembering Jean Beliveau: He was a hockey player in a class of his own, loved not only for his skill on the ice, but for his presence and grace off the ice. What are your thoughts on his passing?

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November 30, 2014 - Veterans support

Are Canada's veterans getting the support they need?

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November 23, 2014 - The price of justice

Has our justice system priced itself beyond the reach of average citizens?

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November 16, 2014 - The Nation's Finances

What should the government's priorities be with the coming budget surplus?

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November 9, 2014 - Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

How widespread is sexual harassment in the workplace?

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