Cross Country Checkupwith Duncan McCue
Are people losing faith in the ability of science to provide answers?
The world has lost a giant who worked hard to improve scientific understanding. Canadians rate high on scientific literacy. But on certain issues, some are reluctant to go with the science. A new study suggests many believe science is not that important in their lives. What do you think? Does science still matter today?
'The Invisibles': Meet the animal photographer who captures living conditions in zoos
Jo-Anne McArthur, an award-winning photojournalist, shares what she has witnessed while photographing zoos across the world.
Enclosed habitats can be good for animals: Polar bear expert
Dylan McCart, a conservation coordinator, says polar bear habitats provide a necessary space for scientists to research the endangered animals in a way they simply wouldn’t able to do in the wild.
Does Canada still need zoos and aquaria?
Going to the zoo As two giant panda cubs get ready to move from Toronto's zoo to Calgary's, some wonder whether visitor numbers and research are enough to justify animal captivity.
Revisiting My Big Fat Diet: How a Métis doctor lost weight with a traditional Indigenous diet
Dr. Jay Wortman, a Métis doctor based in Vancouver, adopted a traditional low carb Indigenous diet after he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. The results were extremely positive, and he's since encouraged others to do the same.
What's the best way to tackle Canada's weight problem?
We were happy to cheer our Olympic athletes from our armchairs, but in our own lives, we are piling on the pounds. With a quarter of Canadian adults classed as obese, how should the country deal with its weight problem?
Moved by montages and props for Hungary: Checkup callers reflect on Pyeongchang 2018
As the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang came to a close, guest host Suhana Meharchand asked Canadians for the best and worst moments from this year’s games.
'We were the butt of luge jokes': Former Olympian relishes Canada's luge success in Pyeongchang
Mary Jane Bowie calls Cross Country Checkup and shares her story of being an Olympic luger in 1976.
Tell us your best and worst moments of the Winter Olympics
Canada cruises to its best finish ever in the Winter Olympics despite falling short in signature events like hockey and curling. Have you been watching the Games?
Trudeau's vow on Indigenous rights is 'long time coming,' says royal commission co-chair
The Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples called for sweeping changes to Indigenous rights more than 20 years ago, but many recommendations fell by the wayside. Commission co-chair Georges Erasmus hopes Trudeau's recent vow will be a step forward.
'We have to be wary': Checkup callers cautiously optimistic about Indigenous rights reforms
Canadians shared their thoughts on Trudeau government’s successes — and missteps — with the Indigenous file.
Is the Trudeau government succeeding in improving the lives of Indigenous people?
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has outlined a new political framework for First Nations in Canada. Some say the intentions are good but short on detail. He made this his signature issue in the last election. How's he doing so far?
'Stop using the racial card': Checkup callers react to Stanley verdict
Emotions ran high as Canadians shared their thoughts on Friday’s not guilty verdict.
What are your thoughts on the trial and verdict in the death of Colten Boushie?
When the not-guilty verdict came down in the trial over the death of Colten Boushie there were screams in the courtroom. They foretold a wider reaction by Indigenous people across the country.
The secret to excellence: Why this Indigenous Royal Winnipeg Ballet student is keeping his options open
Cameron Fraser-Monroe, 19, is in his final year at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet school, and he's been offered two university scholarships in mechanical engineering. The Indigenous teen explains what it takes to have it all.
Students should be taught resilience, but educators struggle with the best way forward
Callers and audience members during Checkup's live show at Glenlawn Collegiate in Winnipeg worried students aren't prepared for a rapidly changing job market. But figuring out how best to prepare them isn't as easy said as done.
'We're a mini United Nations': How newcomer students at this Winnipeg school are finding their voices
Several Winnipeg high schools have adopted The Peaceful Village program that aims to integrate newcomers into Canadian society, as well as empower students to celebrate their own culture.
Former Glenlawn student says that today's students lack resilience
CBC Radio returns to Winnipeg high school after 13 years to ask if students they're ready for the real world.
TODAY: Are high school students getting the education they need for a rapidly changing world?
The pace of change has become dizzying. How do high schools prepare students for work and life in a world of change? Are kids getting the education they need? Checkup returned 13 years later to Glenlawn Collegiate in Winnipeg to see how that challenge has evolved. With join host Duncan McCue
This woman worries the prof who sexually harassed her will now be teaching her daughter
Karen, a mother in her 50’s living in Toronto, called into Checkup’s show on sexual misconduct, the #MeToo movement and the shifting balance of power between men and women, to talk publicly, for the first time ever, about sexual harassment she experienced by a professor in university many years ago.
#MeToo confessions of a 'creepy guy' — how a former misogynist saved his marriage
It took nearly losing his marriage for Rob Measures to realize he needed to make a big change in his attitude towards women. He went online and found dating coaches who helped him understand the “nuance in sexuality.”
'They lose their jobs': Sexual harassment survivor says there are risks to coming forward
Michelle Jones from Aurora, Ont., called into Checkup to share her own experience of sexual harassment in the workplace. She said little was done when she did come forward with allegations against her former boss.
What are your thoughts on the shifting balance of power between men and women?
Another day, another prominent man brought down by accusations of sexual misconduct. What's happening and where is it going? Has the dam finally burst on unspoken misbehaviour and abuse?
'We're all born for human connection': Student shares her solution for loneliness among seniors
Checkup caller Susan Memedovich, a student of loss and bereavement at Western University, said a major cause of loneliness among seniors she's worked with is unresolved grief.
Fighting back against loneliness can be as simple as a smile
Caller Pat Tilley of St. John's, Newfoundland, tells Checkup host Duncan McCue her personal strategy for combating social isolation among seniors and others she encounters in her daily life.