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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.

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January 18, 2015 - Falling price of oil

What do falling oil prices mean for you?

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January 11, 2015 - Charlie Hebdo shootings

Will the Charlie Hebdo shootings create a chill in the media and among journalists?

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January 4, 2015 - Winter reading list

With guest host Susan McReynolds: What book do you recommend for Checkup's winter list of good reading?

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December 28, 2014 - Person of the Year

Who would you nominate for Person of the Year? And, what trends did you see surfacing in 2014 that are destined to be important in the coming year?

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December 21, 2014 - Christmas traditions

With guest host Susan McReynolds: What are your traditions at Christmastime?

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December 14, 2014 - Classical music

What's the future of classical music?

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December 7, 2014 - Jean Beliveau

Remembering Jean Beliveau: He was a hockey player in a class of his own, loved not only for his skill on the ice, but for his presence and grace off the ice. What are your thoughts on his passing?

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November 30, 2014 - Veterans support

Are Canada's veterans getting the support they need?

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November 23, 2014 - The price of justice

Has our justice system priced itself beyond the reach of average citizens?

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November 16, 2014 - The Nation's Finances

What should the government's priorities be with the coming budget surplus?

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November 9, 2014 - Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

How widespread is sexual harassment in the workplace?

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November 2, 2014 - More police power?

Do the police need more power to combat those who might pose a threat?

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October 26, 2014 - Ottawa shooting

What are your thoughts on the Ottawa shooting?

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October 19, 2014 - Assisted suicide

Should assisted suicide be a legal option?

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October 12, 2014 - Joining the fight against ISIS

What's your reaction to Canada joining the fight against ISIS?

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October 5, 2014 - Threat of Ebola

Are you worried about the threat posed by the Ebola virus?

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September 28, 2014 - Future of libraries

With guest host Peter Mansbridge. What is the future of the library in the age of Google?

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September 21, 2014 - Scottish referendum

What are your thoughts on Scotland's referendum?

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September 14, 2014 - Franklin discovery

What's the significance of the Franklin discovery to Canadians today?

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September 7, 2014 - What to do about ISIS

Do you see ISIS as a threat to Canada and Canadians?

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August 31, 2014 - Gardening in Canada

What are the gardening challenges you face in your part of the country?

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August 24, 2014

Is it time to change Canada's laws on the possession and use of marijuana?

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August 17, 2014 - Mental Health

With guest host Rick Cluff: How can we better help people cope with depression and other mental health issues?

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August 10, 2014 - Affordable housing

Can you afford to buy a house where you want to live?

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August 3, 2014 - Development of national parks

With guest host Susan McReynolds. Is development good for Canada's parks?

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