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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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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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July 27, 2014

With guest host Suhana Meharchand: Are children today being harmed by overprotection?

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July 20, 2014 - Malaysia Airlines flight MH17

With guest host David Gray. How should the West respond to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17?

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July 13, 2014 - 2014 World Cup

With guest host Matt Galloway: What are your thoughts on the 2014 World Cup?

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July 6, 2014 - Anti-Spam Legislation

With guest host Susan McReynolds: What do you think about Canada's new anti-spam legislation?

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June 29, 2014 - 100 great Canadian novels

With guest host Suhana Meharchand. What book would you pick for a list of 100 great Canadian novels?

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June 22, 2014 - Northern Gateway Pipeline

With guest host Andrew Nichols. What do you think of the government's conditional approval of the Northern Gateway pipeline?

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