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Cross Country Checkup

 

Cross Country Checkup

Cross Country Checkup is Canada's only weekly national open-line radio program. It is broadcast live across Canada every Sunday afternoon on CBC Radio One and SiriusXM, and streamed live on the Internet. Each week Canadians from coast to coast join in a lively discussion on an issue of national interest that affects their daily lives.

Updated: Sunday afternoons
Download episodes from this podcast for: 6 months
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Featured Podcast

Blondie

Who was Sheryl Sheppard? David speaks to her family, friends and coworkers to try to find out clues to explain her sudden disappearance.

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How drug use fuelled Nazi Germany

German writer Norman Ohler argues methamphetamines and opioids played a significant role in fuelling the Nazi war machine.

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Featured Podcast

Inspiring wanderlust

6 podcasts on trotting the globe: Outside/In, Vox Tablet, The Expats, The Moth, Still Buffering, The Memory Palace.

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Featured Podcast

Cities need to plan for sex in public parks

Jen Roberton argues all those users have a right to be in the park, and that cities should plan for public sex in their parks.

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All podcast episodes

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December 4, 2016 Pipeline Politics (short)

Did Trudeau make the right decision on the oil pipelines? An edited 49:53 version of the phone-in.

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December 4, 2016 - Did Trudeau make the right decision on the oil pipelines?

The Trudeau government gives the 'go ahead' to two controversial pipelines, and kills another. Opponents say they'll fight to the end to kill the first two. Did Trudeau get it right?

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November 27, 2016 - Toll Roads (short)

Toll roads: a cash grab or the solution to what ails our cities? An edited 45:56 version of the phone-in.

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November 27, 2016 - Toll Roads

Toll roads: a cash grab or the solution to what ails our cities?

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November 20, 2016 - Being Informed in Age of Information (short podcast)

Are we all becoming less informed in the age of information? 51-minute edited version.

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November 20, 2016 - Being informed in age of information

Are we becoming less informed in the Age of Information?

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November 13, 2016 - Leonard Cohen (short)

What are your thoughts on the life & death of Leonard Cohen? An edited 45:24 version of the phone-in.

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November 13, 2016 - Leonard Cohen

What are your thoughts on the life & death of Leonard Cohen?

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Nov. 6, 2016 (edited) U.S. Election

Are you watching the U.S. election? What is at stake? An edited 46:41 version of the phone-in.

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November 6, 2016 - U.S. Election

Are you watching the U.S. election? What's at stake?

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Oct. 30, 2016 (short) Are we overthinking costumes?

Are we overthinking costumes? An edited 46:00 version of the phone-in.

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Oct. 30, 2016 - Are we overthinking costumes?

Dressing up for trick-or-treating has become complicated. The list of forbidden characters is growing, with the creepy clown as the latest. Are we overthinking costumes?

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October 23, 2016 (short) Art and Historical Wrongs

Does art offer the best path to heal historical wrongs? An edited 46:55 version of the phone-in.

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October 23, 2016 - Art and reconciliation

Does art offer the best path to heal historical wrongs?

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October 16, 2016 Minimum Wage (Short Podcast)

Does raising the minimum wage hurt low income workers more than it helps? 55 minute edited version

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October 16, 2016 - Minimum Wage

Does raising the minimum wage hurt low income workers more than it helps?

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October 9, 2016 (short) Carbon Tax

Is this the right time to put a price on carbon? An edited 46:50 version of the phone-in.

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October 9, 2016 - Carbon tax

Is this the right time to put a price on carbon?

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Oct 2, 2016, (short) Decriminalizing hard drugs

Should hard drugs be decriminalized? An edited 47:45 version of the phone-in.

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October 2, 2016 - Decriminalizing hard drugs

Should hard drugs like heroin be decriminalized?

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Sept. 25, 2016 (short podcast) Syrian newcomers

Are we giving newcomers enough support to build a new life in Canada?

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September 25, 2016 - Syrian newcomers

Are we giving newcomers enough support to build a new life in Canada?

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September 18, 2016, (short) Sexual assault on campus

Are Canadian colleges and universities failing at handling sexual assaults?

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September 18, 2016 - Sexual assault on campus

Are Canadian colleges and universities failing at handling sexual assaults?

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September 11, 2016 - Homework (short podcast)

Is homework helping or harming kids? A 46:08 edited version of our phone-in.

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September 11, 2016 - Homework

Is homework helping or harming kids?

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September 4, 2016 - Cellphones and Driving (short podcast)

What is the best way to end cellphone use while driving? 55 min

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September 4, 2016 - cellphones and driving

What is the best way to end cellphone use while driving?

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August 28, 2016 Fitness in Canada

Is Canada doing enough to fight the inner couch potato and encourage fitness and sport? with Duncan McCue

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August 28, 2016 - fitness in Canada

Is Canada doing enough to fight the inner couch potato and encourage fitness?

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Racist and Sexist Online Comments Podcast

Should racist and sexist comments be banned from social media? with host Duncan McCue

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Racist and Sexist Online Comments

Should racist and sexist comments be banned from social media? How do you deal with online hate? with Duncan McCue

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August 21, 2016- Racist and Sexist online comments

Should racist and sexist comments be banned from social media?

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Aug. 14, 2016 Rio Olympics Checkup Short Podcast

A 43:18 version of our Sunday phone in.

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August 14, 2016 - Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Why are The Olympic Games dirty, corrupt, wildly expensive, and absolutely irresistible?

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August 7, 2016 CCC Short Podcast - Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women Inquiry

A 44:36 version of our Sunday phone-in.

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August 7, 2016 - Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

A review of the new inquiry of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.

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July 31, 2016 - Is work/life balance really just a myth?

We chat with Canadians about how they manage work/life balance in the digital age.

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July 31, 2016 Checkup Short Podcast - Work/Life Balance

A 44;58 version of our phone on work-life balance.

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July 25, 2016 CCCU Short Podcast - Pokemon Go and Digital Friendships

A 44:39 version of our Sunday phone-in on Pokemon Go and digital friendship

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July 24, 2016 - Pokemon Go and digital friendship

Are real-life buddies being replaced with online friendships and screen reality?

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July 17, 2016 Nice Attack - Podcast

With guest host Asha Tomlinson. After Nice, Can Cities Protect Their Citizens From Such Easily Orchestrated Attacks?

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July 17, 2016 - Nice attack

How can cities protect their citizens from attacks?

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July 10, 2016 Race and Policing

Asha Tomlinson - After the shootings in the States of black men and police officers, what now for race relations in North America?

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July 10, 2016 - race relations and police

What is the future for the police and race relations?

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July 2, 2016 Canadian Identity (short version)

A 44:16 edited version of our phone-in on Being Canadian.

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July 3, 2016 - Canadian identity (full show)

What does it mean to you to be Canadian?

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June 26, 2016 CCCU Podcast - Brexit - Short Version

A 40:32 version of our phone-in on the United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union

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June 26, 2016 - Brexit

After an historic referendum, the United Kingdom votes to go it alone. No country before this has opted out of membership of the European Union — so it's far from clear how the relationship will be untangled. With host Susan McReynolds.

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June 19, 2016 - CCCU Podcast - French Immersion - Short Verson

A 43:09 version of our Sunday phone-in on French Immersion with host Asha Tomlinson

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June 19, 2016 - French immersion

The popularity of French immersion is exploding in Canada. But stats suggest the number of bilingual Canadians is dropping. Is the dream of bilingualism failing? With guest host Asha Tomlinson.

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June 12, 2016 Orlando Shooting Short Version

43:24 Short Version of our phone-in on the Orlando shooting with host Asha Tomlinson

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June 12, 2016 - Orlando shootings

It's being called "unimaginable," and "the worst mass shooting in U.S. history" by a single gunman. 50 people are dead, including the gunman, and 53 are injured — many critically — following the shooting in a gay night club in Orlando, Florida.

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