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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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May 20, 2018 - Royal marriage (short)

What do you think of the royal wedding? Have you been following the events?

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May 20, 2018 - Royal marriage

What do you think of the royal wedding?

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May 13, 2018 - Legal Marijuana (short)

Are you ready for legal marijuana? A shorter, edited version of the program.

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May 13, 2018 - Legal Marijuana

Are you ready for legal marijuana?

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May 6, 2018 - Spring Flooding (short)

New Brunswickers are battling and fleeing from fast-rising waters — more than they've seen in almost half-a-century. Other parts of the country are facing similar challenges. A shorter, edited version of the program.

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May 6, 2018 - Spring flooding

New Brunswickers are battling and fleeing from fast-rising waters — more than they've seen in almost half-a-century. Other parts of the country are facing similar challenges.

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April 29, 2018 - Online communities (short)

Some suggest a marginal online community encouraged the Toronto van rampage that killed or injured 23 people. Can the Internet embolden people who harbour bad intentions? Should more control be exerted over some online communities? A shorter, edited version of the program.

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April 29, 2018 - Online communities

Some suggest a marginal online community encouraged the Toronto van rampage that killed or injured 23 people. Can the Internet embolden people who harbour bad intentions? Should more control be exerted over some online communities?

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April 22, 2018 - The Arthur Awards (short)

It has been more than a year since Stuart McLean died. In his honour, Checkup resurrects his beloved Arthur Awards where people across the country nominate someone unsung in their community who deserves to be recognised. A shorter, edited version of the program.

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April 22, 2018 - The Arthur Awards

It has been more than a year since Stuart McLean died. In his honour, Checkup resurrects his beloved Arthur Awards where people across the country nominate someone unsung in their community who deserves to be recognized.

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April 15, 2018 - Approving the Kinder Morgan pipeline

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says pipeline politics have brought the country to the edge of a constitutional crisis. B.C. Premier John Horgan says he just wants to ensure his province is protected. Who should have the final say, the feds or the provinces?

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April 15, 2018 Approving the Kinder Morgan pipeline - Short Podcast

Who should have the final say on approving the Kinder Morgan pipeline — the feds or the provinces? -65 min.

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April 8, 2018 - Humboldt bus crash (short)

A bus crash in northern Saskatchewan has cut a swath through the lives of the people in Humboldt and beyond. Fifteen dead, 14 injured — the town's junior hockey team decimated. What are your thoughts?

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April 8, 2018 - Humboldt bus crash

A bus crash in northern Saskatchewan has cut a swath through the lives of the people in Humboldt and beyond. Fifteen dead, 14 injured — the town's junior hockey team decimated. What are your thoughts?

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April 1, 2018 - Protecting your data online (short)

An angry hashtag-Delete-Facebook movement is growing after reports that political operators used the personal data of millions of people. Do you trust large tech companies like Facebook and Google with your personal data?

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April 1, 2018 - Protecting your data online

An angry #DeleteFacebook movement is growing after reports that political operators used the personal data of millions of people. Do you trust large tech companies like Facebook and Google with your personal data?

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March 25, 2018 - Canadian music protection

Do Canada's musicians and songwriters still need Canadian content rules to survive?

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March 18, 2018 - Trust in science (short)

The world has lost a giant who worked hard to improve scientific understanding. Canadians rate high on scientific literacy. But on certain issues, some are reluctant to go with the science. A new study suggests many believe science is not that important in their lives. What do you think? Does science still matter today?

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March 18, 2018 - Trust in science

The world has lost a giant who worked hard to improve scientific understanding. Canadians rate high on scientific literacy. But on certain issues, some are reluctant to go with the science. A new study suggests many believe science is not that important in their lives. What do you think? Does science still matter today?

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March 11, 2018 - Does Canada still need zoos and aquaria? (short)

As two giant panda cubs get ready to move from Toronto's zoo to Calgary's, some wonder whether visitor numbers and research are enough to justify animal captivity. An edited version of the phone-in.

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March 11, 2018 - Does Canada still need zoos and aquaria?

As two giant panda cubs get ready to move from Toronto's zoo to Calgary's, some wonder whether visitor numbers and research are enough to justify animal captivity.

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March 4, 2018 - Does Canada have a weight problem? (short)

With a quarter of Canadian adults classed as obese, how should the country deal with its weight problem? A shorter, edited version of the program.

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March 4, 2018 - Does Canada have a weight problem?

With a quarter of Canadian adults classed as obese, how should the country deal with its weight problem?

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February 25, 2018 - (short) PyeongChang Olympics

What were your best and worst moments from the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics? A shorter, edited version of the program.

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February 25, 2018 - Pyeongchang Olympics

What were your best and worst moments from the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics?

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February 18, 2018 - Indigenous report card

Is the Trudeau government succeeding in improving the lives of Indigenous people?

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February 11, 2018 - The Gerald Stanley verdict (short)

What are your thoughts on the Gerald Stanley trial and verdict, in the death of Colten Boushie? A shorter, edited version of the phone-in.

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February 11, 2018 - The Gerald Stanley verdict

What are your thoughts on the Gerald Stanley trial and verdict, in the death of Colten Boushie?

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February 4, 2018 - Schooling for the future

Are high school students getting the education they need for a rapidly changing world?

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2018-02-18 - Indigenous report card (short)

Is the Trudeau government succeeding in improving the lives of Indigenous people?

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January 28, 2018 - Short podcast - sexual misconduct

What are your thoughts on the shifting balance of power between men and women?

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January 28, 2018 - Sexual misconduct

What are your thoughts on the shifting balance of power between men and women?

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January 21, 2018 - 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, 2018 - Loneliness

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

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January 14, 2018 - Organizing labour

Should unions organize low-wage and temporary workers?

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January 14, 2018 - Organizing labour (short)

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

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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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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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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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