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Brewing problem: U.S. beer drinkers pay more as aluminum tariffs hit cans

Octopi, a craft brewery in Waukanee, Wis., is having to charge customers more — or take a hit to their bottom line — as American tariffs on steel and aluminum imports enter the taproom.

Former NAFTA negotiator calls Trump's 'bluster' on trade deals offensive

When Michael Wilson negotiated NAFTA 25 years ago, the most tense moment was leaving a baseball game early. He calls Trump's divisive approach today on trade negotiations 'dangerous.'
CALLER POV

Buy Canadian boycott doesn't 'punish' Trump — it hurts average Americans: Checkup caller

Mary Pitts, a caller from London, Ont., told Cross Country Checkup that boycotting American goods because of U.S.-imposed tariffs will only make things worse for those who are in the "same boat we are."

Former NAFTA negotiator calls Trump's 'bluster' on trade deals offensive

When Michael Wilson negotiated NAFTA 25 years ago, the most tense moment was leaving a baseball game early. He calls Trump's divisive approach today on trade negotiations 'dangerous.'

Former NAFTA negotiator calls Trump's 'bluster' on trade deals offensive

When Michael Wilson negotiated NAFTA 25 years ago, the most tense moment was leaving a baseball game early. He calls Trump's divisive approach today on trade negotiations 'dangerous.'
Checkup in Wisconsin

Talking to Americans: Are we still BFFs?

Cross Country Checkup host Duncan McCue crosses the border to take calls from Americans and Canadians about Trump, Trudeau and tariffs.

Brewing problem: U.S. beer drinkers pay more as aluminum tariffs hit cans

Octopi, a craft brewery in Waukanee, Wis., is having to charge customers more — or take a hit to their bottom line — as American tariffs on steel and aluminum imports enter the taproom.

Brewing problem: Americans are paying more for their beer as aluminum tariffs hit cans

Octopi, a craft brewery in Waukanee, Wis., is having to charge customers more — or take a hit to their bottom line — as American tariffs on steel and aluminum imports enter the taproom.

From havarti to Harleys: How 2 key Wisconsin exports are coping with trade uncertainty

Canada is the biggest customer for Wisconsin's exports, with over $14 billion worth of goods crossing the border in 2016. As threats of a trade war continue, will the relationship change?

Driver still copes with aftermath of fatal collision, 20 years after killing a cyclist

The 1997 collision on a California highway prompted her to write a book about deadly auto crashes.
Checkup in Wisconsin

Talking to Americans: Are we still BFFs?

Cross Country Checkup host Duncan McCue is crossing the border to take calls from Americans and Canadians about Trump, Trudeau and tariffs.

'I was never so afraid of a turtle': When unexpected wildlife encounters go wrong

CBC Radio's Checkup callers share their unexpected encounters with nature, including a tough turtle.

Cycle of problems: What can be done to reduce bike deaths?

With the recent spate of cycling deaths in Toronto, bike activists and road safety experts alike are demanding major reforms in cities across Canada.

Driver still copes with aftermath of fatal collision, 20 years after killing a cyclist

The 1997 collision on a California highway prompted her to write a book about deadly auto crashes.

'Make sure you have eyes & ears on the ground': Retired nurse has warning about long-term care

Support workers doling out pills in nursing homes are under-qualified, some health professionals say

'I was never so afraid of a turtle': When unexpected wildlife encounters go wrong

These three Checkup callers found out the hard way that unexpected encounters with wildlife can be unpleasant.

'I was never so afraid of a turtle': When unexpected wildlife encounters go wrong

These three Checkup callers found out the hard way that unexpected encounters with wildlife can be unpleasant.

Moose and beavers and gators, oh my! Tell us about your most memorable wildlife encounter

Camping, cottages, long hikes — and possibly, a life-changing encounter with a wild beast. What was your unexpected encounter with a wild animal?

Growing numbers of citizen scientists hunt birds — with their smartphones

Bird-watchers are hitting the trails with far more than a pair of binoculars. Apps such as eBird and iNaturalist are turning citizens into scientists — by helping researchers to better understand bird populations.

Growing numbers of citizen scientists hunt animals — with their smartphones

Animal watchers are hitting the trails with far more than a pair of binoculars. Apps such as eBird and iNaturalist are turning citizens into scientists — by helping researchers to better understand animal populations.
Personal Essay

How a childhood caribou hunt with my grandfather taught me to respect animals

Nick Wapachee, a member of the Cree Nation of Eeyou Istchee, recalls the lessons he learned hunting for the first time as a seven-year old in northern Quebec.

Moose and beavers and gators, oh my! Tell us about your most surprising wildlife encounter

Camping, cottages, long hikes — and possibly, a life-changing encounter with a wild beast. What was your unexpected encounter with a wild animal?

'Who was advocating for my dad?' Daughter of Wettlaufer victim speaks out for first time

Joanne Birtch, speaking about her father James Silcox's death publicly for the first time, hopes the public inquiry into Elizabeth Wettlaufer will shed light on the circumstances leading up to the eight murders in a nursing home.

'Who was advocating for my dad?' Daughter of Wettlaufer victim speaks out for first time

Joanne Birtch, speaking about her father James Silcox's death publicly for the first time, hopes the public inquiry into Elizabeth Wettlaufer will shed light on the circumstances leading up to the eight murders in a nursing home.

'Who was advocating for my dad?' Daughter of Wettlaufer victim speaks out for first time

Joanne Birtch, speaking about her father James Silcox's death publicly for the first time, hopes the public inquiry into Elizabeth Wettlaufer will shed light on the circumstances leading up to the eight murders in a nursing home.