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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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September 17, 2017 - high school reading list

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

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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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[mp3 file: runs 00:44:08]


September 10, 2017 - Hurricane Irma

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

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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 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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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 (short podcast)

Should Canada make switch to electric cars by 2040? 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 23, 2017 - B.C. Wildfires

How are the B.C. wildfires impacting you?

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July 23, 2017 - B.C. Wildfires (short podcast)

How are the B.C. wildfires impacting you? 59-minute edited version

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July 16, 2017 - The future of the MMIWG Inquiry

Is the MMIWG Inquiry doomed?

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July 16, 2017 The Future of The National Inquiry on MMIW (Short Podcast)

Is the national inquiry on MMIW doomed?-61 min edited version

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July 9, 2017 - Omar Khadr's apology and settlement

Is it the right move to give Omar Khadr a multi-million dollar payout and an apology?

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July 9, 2017 (edited) Omar Khadr`s apology and settlement

Is it the right move to give Omar Khadr a multi-million dollar payout and an apology? An edited 55:05 version of the program.

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July 2, 2017 - Summer Reading List

What book will you recommend for our annual list of summer reading?

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July 2, 2017 Summer Reading List (short podcast)

What book will you recommend for our annual list of summer reading?

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June 25, 2017 - Canada's 150 Anniversary

What in Canada's 150 plus years inspires you about its future?

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June 25, 2017 - Canada's 150 Anniversary (edited)

What in Canada's 150 plus years inspires you about its future? An edited 58:56 version of the program.

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June 18, 2017 - Justice Delayed

Is it time to reinvent Canada's criminal justice system?

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June 18, 2017 - Justice Delayed (edited)

Is it time to reinvent Canada's criminal justice system? An edited 57:15 version of the program.

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June 11, 2017 - Opioid crisis

Is it time for a national strategy on the opioid crisis?

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June 11, 2017 - Opioid crisis (edited)

Is it time for a national strategy on the opioid crisis? An edited 52:00 version of the program.

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June 4, 2017 - What's your reaction to the London attacks?

Britain has been hit again by another senseless and bloody attack on people going about their daily lives. Seven people are dead including a Canadian and nearly 50 injured.

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June 4, 2017 - London attacks (edited)

What's your reaction to the London attacks? Is it becoming the new normal? An edited 47:30 version of the phone-in.

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May 29, 2017 - The Conservative Party's new leader, Andrew Scheer

What is the future of the Conservative Party under its new leader? What does it mean for Canadian politics?

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May 28, 2017 The Future of the Conservative Party Under the New Leader (short podcast)

What's the future of the Conservative Party under its new leader Andrew Scheer?... And, what does it mean for Canadian politics? 53 minute edited version.

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May 21, 2017 - South Sudan in Crisis

What should Canada do to help avert the growing crisis in South Sudan?

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May 21, 2017 Famine in South Sudan (short podcast)

Should Canada do more to help avert the growing famine in South Sudan? 58-minute edited version

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May 14, 2017 - Teen suicide

What do you think is the best approach to teen suicide...public talk or private concern?

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May 14, 2017 - Teen Suicide (short)

What do you think is the best approach to teen suicide...public talk or private concern? An edited 56:25 version of the phone-in.

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May 7, 2017 - Flooding

Is flooding affecting you? Does Canada need to boost infrastructure spending?

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May 7, 2017 Flooding (short)

Is flooding affecting you? Does Canada need to boost infrastructure spending? An edited 49:56 version of the phone-in.

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April 30, 2017 Airline Travel (short podcast)

Is flying becoming the most painful way to travel? An edited 55:56 version of the phone-in.

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April 23, 2017 - Affordable day care

Why is the solution to affordable daycare in Canada so elusive?

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The Daycare Dilemma

Why is the solution to affordable daycare in Canada so elusive?

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April 23, 2017 - The Daycare Dilemma (short podcast)

Why is the solution to affordable daycare in Canada so elusive?

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April 16, 2017 - Legalizing marijuana

Do you think the government's marijuana proposals will restrict youth access and end the black market?

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April 16, 2017 Legalizing Marijuana (short podcast)

Will the government's plan to legalize marijuana restrict youth access and end the black market? 50-minute edited version

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April 9, 2017 - Part 2 - Vimy

Part two of the two-part show: Vimy. Why does it endure in living memory? An edited 34:32 version of the second hour.

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April 9, 2017 - Syria Airstrikes & Vimy Ridge

What is your reaction to the U.S. attack on Syria? and, Why does Vimy endure in our living memory?

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April 9, 2017 - Part 1 - US attack on Syria (short)

Part one of the two-part show: What is your reaction to the U.S. attack on Syria? An edited 37:40 version of the first hour.

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April 2, 2017 - Renaming Canada's streets and monuments

Should Canada change the names of streets and monuments that honour contentious figures?

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April 2, 2017 - Renaming Canada's streets and monuments (short)

Should Canada change the names of streets and monuments that honour contentious figures? An edited 44:53 version of the phone-in.

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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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