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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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Episode 8: Gwen

Gwen speaks about her relationship with Michael Lavoie and what she recalls from those crucial days in January 1998.

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Is sugar killing us?

How can a stressful commute impact a person's professional performance?

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Not loving Meryl Streep's speech

'Crippled Scholar' Kim Sauder says Meryl Streep was not speaking up for disabled people in her Golden Globe speech.

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#DoesItFart? Scientists ask which animals pass gas

Biologists (and a few pet owners) from around the world have been collaborating on a Google spreadsheet that lists which animals pass gas and which don't.

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January 15, 2017 - Sharing economy (short)

Will you win or lose in an Uber-style sharing economy? An edited 47:06 version of the phone-in.

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January 15, 2017 - Will you win or lose in an Uber-style sharing economy?

The Uber-style approach is coming to to other services such as plumbing, renovation, snow- plowing and more. Is the new 'sharing' economy good news ...or a path to lower wages and regulations?

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January 8, 2017 - Winter book list (short)

What book do you recommend for Checkup's winter list of good reading? An edited 45:57 version of the phone-in.

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January 8, 2017 - Winter book list

What book do you recommend for Checkup's winter list of good reading?

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January 1, 2017 - Volunteerism (edited)

Are there enough volunteers to get the jobs done in your community? An edited 45:58 version of the phone-in.

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January 1, 2017 - Volunteerism

Are there enough volunteers to get the jobs done in your community?

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December 18, 2016 Aleppo, Syria (short)

Does the West bear any guilt over what's happening in Syria? An edited 49:54 version of the phone-in.

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December 18, 2016 - Does the West bear any guilt over what's happening in Syria?

Syria's largest city has fallen. Aleppo, which has a history stretching back five-thousand years, became the focal point for the armed uprising against Bashar al-Assad. It's now a scene of blood-soaked rubble. A UN official called it wanton slaughter.

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December 11, 2016 - Canada Post

Does Canada Post need to reinvent itself to survive?

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Dec 11, 2016 Canada Post Short Podcast

Does Canada Post have to reinvent itself in order to survive? 48 min edited version

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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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