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Cross Country Checkup

 

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.

Updated: Sunday afternoons
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100 days of Trudeau

​100 days into Justin Trudeau's government, TSE reconvenes a panel of women from across Canada to assess its performance so far.

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An animal charter of rights?

Why does animal protection in this country need to be strengthened?

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Gritty doc on Loreena McKennitt

“Loreena McKennitt: The Wind That Shakes the Barley” tells the story of Loreena’s meteoric rise in the world of Celtic music.

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Is it immoral to watch the Super Bowl?

Has the combination of casual violence and crass consumerism made the Super Bowl irredeemable?

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February 7, 2016 - pipeline politics

Is the contentious Energy East pipeline the best way to help Alberta?

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January 31, 2016 - Palliative care

Should more resources be put into care for the dying?

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January 24, 2016 - What is your reaction to the shooting in La Loche, Sask.?

The Prime Minister described it as, "Every parent's worst nightmare." Four are dead and an unknown number injured after a gunman opened fire in a school in the northern community of La Loche, Sask. What are your thoughts? With guest host Diana Swain.

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January 17, 2016 - Falling loonie

One bank is calling the joint plunge of the price of oil and the loonie a double jeopardy. Is this affecting you? Are you worried about the falling Canadian dollar? With guest host Suhana Meharchand.

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January 10, 2016 - Has old-fashioned fun been trumped by fears of injury and legal action?

As everyone from Girl Guides, to businesses, and local councils spend millions on liability insurance, one Alberta town tries to ban shinny on the local pond. Has old-fashioned fun been trumped by fears of injury and legal action? With Dr Brian Goldman.

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January 3, 2016 -- Winter book list

While some are wondering when winter's really going to start, Checkup will not be taken by surprise. It's time to stock up on books for the cold, dark months. We want to hear from you! What's your top pick for our annual winter book list?

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December 27, 2015 - Wisdom of elders in the digital age

With guest host Suhana Meharchand. Has the wisdom of older people become sidelined in the age of Google and YouTube?

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December 20, 2015 - What is your winter comfort food?

The holidays are a time for sharing treats and traditions with family and friends. Share your favourite winter foods from your part of the country.

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December 13, 2015 - Success of the Paris climate summit

Many hoped the Paris summit would produce a breakthrough agreement among nations on carbon emissions. What are your thoughts on the success of the conference? With Piya Chattopadhyay.

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December 6, 2015 - Throne Speech

Speech from the throne: The new Liberal government made it official Friday, as it laid out the agenda for its first session of Parliament. With so many election promises to choose from, what do you think of the government's priorities? With Diana Swain.

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November 29, 2015 - Paris climate summit

What do you expect from the Paris climate change summit?

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November 22, 2015 - Syrian refugee settlement

Is Canada ready to settle 25,000 Syrian refugees by year-end?

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November 15, 2015 - Paris shootings

With guest host Piya Chattopadhyay. What is your reaction to the shootings in Paris?

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November 8, 2015 - Trudeau cabinet

What do you think of the new Liberal cabinet?

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November 1, 2015 - Homeless in parks and public spaces

With guest host David Common. Is opening up parks and public places a solution for the homeless?

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October 25, 2015 - New Liberal Government

With guest host Duncan McCue. What's the future look like under the new Liberal government?

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October 18, 2015 - Election decision

At the end of one of the longest election campaigns in history, have you made up your mind?

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October 11, 2015 - TPP and niqab

With guest host Susan McReynolds. Is the TPP trade agreement a good deal for Canada? Is it fair to ban face coverings such as the niqab in some situations?

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October 4, 2015 - Ageing population

What's your reaction to the news that seniors now outnumber children in Canada?

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September 27, 2015 - Petty election scandals

Is there too much focus on petty scandals in the election at the expense of policy and leadership?

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September 20, 2015 - Rex Murphy's final show

What's on your mind today?

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September 13, 2015 - Election halfway point

Halfway into the election campaign has anything changed your mind?

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September 6, 2015 - Refugee Crisis

Should Canada open its doors wider to take in more refugees?

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Blue Jays

With guest host Suhana Meharchand, has Blue Jays fever hit your part of the country?

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August 23, 2015 - Duffy Trial

Are you following the ongoing trial of Senator Mike Duffy?

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August 16, 2015 - Summer Reading

What are your recommendations for good summer reading?

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