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Cross Country Checkup

Cross Country Checkup

Tune in each week for a lively discussion on an issue of national interest, hosted by Duncan McCue.

CROSS COUNTRY CHECKUP is Canada's only national open-line radio program, broadcast live across Canada every Sunday afternoon. Each week, broadcaster and journalist Duncan McCue presides over a lively discussion on an issue of national interest, and invites listeners to call in with their opinions and thoughts.

A Canadian tradition, CROSS COUNTRY CHECKUP is celebrating its 51st anniversary in 2016. The program was first broadcast in the spring of 1965, during the bitter debate over whether there should be a national publicly funded health-care system (hence the somewhat medical name of the show!). It has proven to be a mainstay in fulfilling CBC Radio's mandate to reflect Canada to all Canadians. Close to half-a-million listeners tune in each week to hear a lively exchange of ideas between callers and invited guests, as well as a broad cross-section of opinion on the topic of the day. On average, 20,000 people call the program during the broadcast to join the discussion.

This program belongs to the following categories:

  • Opinion & Commentary

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