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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
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The ethics of a morality pill

An increasing number of drugs can be used to alter self-control, empathy and benevolence. Are we getting dangerously close to a 'morality pill'?

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Day 2

With one book down and four remaining, it's day two of the battle of the books.

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Rachel Dolezal speaks

With the launch of Rachel Dolezal's memoir, Piya Chattopadhyay tries to understand the story that sparked so much hurt and outrage.

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Reaction To Beyak

Senator Lynn Beyak continues to face criticism over her comments about residential schools. Matt Galloway spoke with our pop culture columnist, Jesse Wente.

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March 26, 2017 - affordable housing (short)

Is lack of affordable housing an issue where you live? An edited 54:14version of the phone-in.

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March 26, 2017 - affordable housing

Is lack of affordable housing an issue where you live?

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March 19, 2014 - Trusting Banks (short)

Do you trust the banks to put service above profit? An edited 46:03 version of the phone-in.

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March 19, 2014 - Trusting Banks

A CBC investigation into high pressure tactics by banks to sell services has resulted in streams of e-mail from employees of all the major banks saying it's common practice. Where do you draw the line between selling needed services and chasing profits

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March 12, 2017 - U.S. Migration (short)

Are you satisfied with the way Canada is handling the migrants coming over the U.S. border? An edited 50:00 version of the phone-in.

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March 12, 2017 - U.S. migrants

Are you satisfied with the way Canada is handling the migrants coming over the U.S. border?

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March 5, 2017 Automation and jobs (short)

Do you worry you could lose your job to a robot? An edited 47:46 version of the phone-in.

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March 5, 2017 - Automation and jobs

Do you worry you could lose your job to a robot?

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February 26, 2017 First Nations education (full show)

What is the key to creating the best education for First Nation communities?

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February 26, 2017 First Nations education (short)

What is the key to creating the best education for First Nation communities? An edited 54:54 version of the phone-in.

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February 19, 2017 - Remembering Stuart - Podcast

In the spirit of Stuart McLean, what is one everyday thing that an ordinary person has done in your community that you think should be honoured

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February 19, 2017 - Remembering Stuart

In the spirit of long-time radio storyteller and journalist, Stuart McLean, who died after a long battle with melanoma cancer, this week on Cross Country Checkup, we asked for your nominations for an Arthur Award.

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February 12, 2017 - Mental Health (short)

Are people who suffer from mental illness getting the support they need? An edited 48:49 version of the phone-in.

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February 12, 2017 - Mental health

Are people who suffer from mental illness getting the support they need?

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February 2, 2017 - Quebec mosque shooting (short)

Muslims and all Canadians are still coming to terms with the mosque attack. Acts of terror aim to strike fear into target communities... and the Quebec shooting did just that. How do you recover from the fear and hate that such shootings create?

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February 5, 2017 - Quebec mosque shooting

Muslims and all Canadians are still coming to terms with the mosque attack. Acts of terror aim to strike fear into target communities... and the Quebec shooting did just that. How do you recover from the fear and hate that such shootings create?

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January 29, 2017 - US Travel Ban (short)

What's your reaction to new U.S. travel ban on passport holders from seven Muslim countries? Here's an edited version of the phone-in.

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January 29, 2017 - What's your reaction to the new US travel ban on passport holders from seven Muslim countries?

Many thousands of Canadian residents fear they're barred from the US because they hold passports from one of seven Muslim-majority countries banned by US President Trump.

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January 22, 2017 - President Donald J. Trump (short)

What are your hopes and fears now that Donald Trump is President of the USA? An edited 45:20 version of the phone-in.

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January 22, 2017 - President Donald J Trump

What are your hopes and fears now that Donald Trump is President of the USA?

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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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