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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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Not if, how

On the cusp of her 39th birthday, recently divorced Michelle struggles with a complicated new romance.

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Secrets in sport

Mark Tewksbury talks about gold medals and gay athletes.

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Ripples in a pond

In Fault Lines CBC Vancouver Seismologist Johanna Wagstaffe guides you through two disastrous scenarios so you can prepare yourself.

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Catch of the day

How one of the strangest, and frankly blandest-tasting animals you’ll ever encounter, might just be exactly the fish the planet needs.

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All podcast episodes

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January 21, 2017 - Loneliness (short)

Should Canada develop a strategy to combat the growing problem of loneliness? An edited version of the program.

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January 21, 2017 - Loneliness

Should Canada develop a strategy to combat the growing problem of loneliness?

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[mp3 file: runs 01:53:42]


January 14, 2017 - Organizing labour (short)

Should unions organize low-wage and temporary workers? A shorter, edited version of the program.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:50:40]


January 7, 2018 - Minimum Wage Increases (short)

Is a higher minimum wage the best way to help low-income workers? A shorter, edited version of the program.

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January 7, 2018 - Minimum Wage Increases

Is a higher minimum wage the best way to help low-income workers?

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"He has helped out a lot of people throughout his life without ever asking for anything in return"

Gilbert Adam in Ottawa nominated Marcel Laurin - an ordinary man who does extraordinary things for his community.

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How a stranger's suffering family gave this woman a second chance at life

This Sunday, as Checkup asked listeners to nominate people in their lives who have distinguished themselves through their contributions, Janet Parr recognized the unknown person whose heart saved her life.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:05:00]


December 31, 2017 - Person of the Year 2017

As 2017 ends, the honour of 'Person-of-the-Year' is bestowed on the famous and accomplished for their influence in politics, the arts, and sports. But what about the unsung heroes who do amazing things with no national or international recognition?

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December 24, 2017 - Holiday traditions

What are your traditions this time of year?

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December 17, 2017 - Fake news

Fake news: How do you ensure the news you get is trustworthy?

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December 17, 2017 - Fake News (short podcast)

Fake news-how do you ensure the news you get is trustworthy? 58 minute edited version

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December 10, 2017 - The dangers of alcohol

Governments are struggling to get a handle on legal marijuana, while fighting the growing death toll from opioids. But the substance behind the highest numbers of deaths and social dislocation is still alcohol. Are we forgetting about booze?

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Dec.3, 2017 - Workplace safety (short)

Are employers getting away with too many injuries and deaths on the job? Short edited version of the full program.

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Dec. 3, 2017 - Workplace safety

Are employers getting away with too many injuries and deaths on the job?

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[mp3 file: runs 01:53:35]


November 19, 2017 - National Housing Strategy (short)

Can a national housing strategy solve homelessness in our cities? A shorter, edited version of the program

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November 26, 2017 - National Housing Strategy

Can a national housing strategy solve homelessness in our cities?

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November 19, 2017 - Teachers facing violence (short)

Are teachers facing too much violence in schools? A shorter, edited version of the program.

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November 19, 2017 - Teachers facing violence

Are teachers facing too much violence in schools?

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Nov. 12, 2017 - Parental leave

The feds are extending parental leave for new parents but not everyone agrees.

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Nov. 12, 2017 - Parental leave

Should all employers match the federal government's new 18-month parental leave plan? A shorter, edited version of the program.

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November 5, 2017 - How technology is affecting sleep

Are smartphones keeping your kids... and you awake at night?

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How Technology is Affecting Sleep

Are smartphones keeping your kids...and you awake at night? 59-minute edited version

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[mp3 file: runs 01:00:42]


October 29, 2017 - Death by Amazon. (short)

Are your changing shopping habits bringing an end to the department store and the mall? A shorter, edited version of the program.

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October 29, 2017 - Death by Amazon.

Are your changing shopping habits bringing an end to the department store and the mall?

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Oct. 22, 2017 - Remembering Gord Downie (short)

What are your thoughts on the life and death of Gord Downie? A shorter, edited version of the program.

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Oct. 22, 2017 - Remembering Gord Downie

What are your thoughts on the life and death of Gord Downie?

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[mp3 file: runs 00:00:32]


October 15, 2017 - sexual harassment (short)

Is sexual harassment still too common in the workplace? A shorter, edited version of the phone-in.

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October 15, 2017 - sexual harassment

Is sexual harassment still too common in the workplace?

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October 8, 2017 - Energy East Pipeline

Does TransCanada's decision to walk away from Energy East spell the end of major pipeline construction in Canada?

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Energy East Pipeline (short podcast)

Does scrapping the Energy East spell the end of major pipeline construction in Canada? 57-minute edited version

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[mp3 file: runs 00:58:34]


Oct. 1, 2017 - Proposed Tax Reforms (short)

Are the proposed Liberal tax changes a tax on the rich or an attack on small business? A shorter, edited version of the phone-in.

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Oct. 1, 2017 - Proposed Tax Reforms

Are the proposed Liberal tax changes a tax on the rich or an attack on small business?

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[mp3 file: runs 01:53:30]


September 24, 2017 - Employment for People with Disabilities (edited)

Are employers doing a good job of hiring and supporting people with disabilities? An edited version of the program.

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September 24, 2017 - Employment for People with Disabilities

Are employers doing a good job of hiring and supporting people with disabilities?

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[mp3 file: runs 01:53:32]


September 17, 2017 - high school reading list (edited)

Should high school reading lists be more relevant to today's kids? An edited version of the phone-in.

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September 17, 2017 - high school reading list

Should high school reading lists be more relevant to today's kids?

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September 10, 2017 - Hurricane Irma (short)

Are you watching Hurricane Irma? Do you have friends or relatives in its path? And edited version of the pone-in.

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September 10, 2017 - Hurricane Irma

Are you watching Hurricane Irma? Do you have friends or relatives in its path?

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September 3, 2017 - changing workplaces

Workplaces around the world are being transformed — is it affecting you?

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September 3, 2017 - Changing Workplaces (short podcast)

The world of work is changing dramatically...how is it affecting you?

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August 27, 2017 - Changing Reading Habits

Is the way you read changing?

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August 27, 2017 - Changing Reading Habits (short podcast)

Is the way you read changing?

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August 20, 2017 - Charlottesville

Could Charlottesville happen in Canada, and how should it be handled?

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August 20, 2017 - Charlottesville (short podcast)

Could Charlottesville happen in Canada...and how it should be handled? 58-minute edited version

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August 13, 2017 - Canada's National Parks

How much do we value Canada's national parks?

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August 13, 2017 Canada's National Parks (short podcast)

How much do we value Canada's national parks? 57 minute edited version

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[mp3 file: runs 00:57:32]


August 6, 2017 - The new National

What do you want from the new National?

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August 6, 2017 - The New National (short podcast)

What do you want from the new National? -58 minute edited version

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July 30, 2017 - Electric cars

Should Canada make the switch to electric cars by 2040?

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July 30,2017 Electric Cars (short podcast)

Should Canada make switch to electric cars by 2040? 58-minute edited version

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