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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 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

Is lack of affordable housing an issue where you live?

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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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March 19, 2014 - Trusting Banks

A CBC investigation into high pressure tactics by banks to sell services has resulted in streams of e-mail from employees of all the major banks saying it's common practice. Where do you draw the line between selling needed services and chasing profits

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March 19, 2014 - Trusting Banks (short)

Do you trust the banks to put service above profit? An edited 46:03 version of the phone-in.

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March 12, 2017 - U.S. migrants

Are you satisfied with the way Canada is handling the migrants coming over the U.S. border?

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March 12, 2017 - U.S. Migration (short)

Are you satisfied with the way Canada is handling the migrants coming over the U.S. border? An edited 50:00 version of the phone-in.

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March 5, 2017 - Automation and jobs

Do you worry you could lose your job to a robot?

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March 5, 2017 Automation and jobs (short)

Do you worry you could lose your job to a robot? An edited 47:46 version of the phone-in.

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February 26, 2017 First Nations education (short)

What is the key to creating the best education for First Nation communities? An edited 54:54 version of the phone-in.

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February 26, 2017 First Nations education (full show)

What is the key to creating the best education for First Nation communities?

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February 19, 2017 - Remembering Stuart

In the spirit of long-time radio storyteller and journalist, Stuart McLean, who died after a long battle with melanoma cancer, this week on Cross Country Checkup, we asked for your nominations for an Arthur Award.

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February 19, 2017 - Remembering Stuart - Podcast

In the spirit of Stuart McLean, what is one everyday thing that an ordinary person has done in your community that you think should be honoured

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February 12, 2017 - Mental health

Are people who suffer from mental illness getting the support they need?

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February 12, 2017 - Mental Health (short)

Are people who suffer from mental illness getting the support they need? An edited 48:49 version of the phone-in.

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February 5, 2017 - Quebec mosque shooting

Muslims and all Canadians are still coming to terms with the mosque attack. Acts of terror aim to strike fear into target communities... and the Quebec shooting did just that. How do you recover from the fear and hate that such shootings create?

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February 2, 2017 - Quebec mosque shooting (short)

Muslims and all Canadians are still coming to terms with the mosque attack. Acts of terror aim to strike fear into target communities... and the Quebec shooting did just that. How do you recover from the fear and hate that such shootings create?

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[mp3 file: runs 00:47:40]


January 29, 2017 - What's your reaction to the new US travel ban on passport holders from seven Muslim countries?

Many thousands of Canadian residents fear they're barred from the US because they hold passports from one of seven Muslim-majority countries banned by US President Trump.

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January 29, 2017 - US Travel Ban (short)

What's your reaction to new U.S. travel ban on passport holders from seven Muslim countries? Here's an edited version of the phone-in.

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January 22, 2017 - President Donald J Trump

What are your hopes and fears now that Donald Trump is President of the USA?

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January 22, 2017 - President Donald J. Trump (short)

What are your hopes and fears now that Donald Trump is President of the USA? An edited 45:20 version of the phone-in.

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January 15, 2017 - Will you win or lose in an Uber-style sharing economy?

The Uber-style approach is coming to to other services such as plumbing, renovation, snow- plowing and more. Is the new 'sharing' economy good news ...or a path to lower wages and regulations?

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January 15, 2017 - Sharing economy (short)

Will you win or lose in an Uber-style sharing economy? An edited 47:06 version of the phone-in.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:47:05]


January 8, 2017 - Winter book list

What book do you recommend for Checkup's winter list of good reading?

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January 8, 2017 - Winter book list (short)

What book do you recommend for Checkup's winter list of good reading? An edited 45:57 version of the phone-in.

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January 1, 2017 - Volunteerism

Are there enough volunteers to get the jobs done in your community?

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January 1, 2017 - Volunteerism (edited)

Are there enough volunteers to get the jobs done in your community? An edited 45:58 version of the phone-in.

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December 18, 2016 - Does the West bear any guilt over what's happening in Syria?

Syria's largest city has fallen. Aleppo, which has a history stretching back five-thousand years, became the focal point for the armed uprising against Bashar al-Assad. It's now a scene of blood-soaked rubble. A UN official called it wanton slaughter.

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December 18, 2016 Aleppo, Syria (short)

Does the West bear any guilt over what's happening in Syria? An edited 49:54 version of the phone-in.

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Dec 11, 2016 Canada Post Short Podcast

Does Canada Post have to reinvent itself in order to survive? 48 min edited version

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December 11, 2016 - Canada Post

Does Canada Post need to reinvent itself to survive?

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December 4, 2016 - Did Trudeau make the right decision on the oil pipelines?

The Trudeau government gives the 'go ahead' to two controversial pipelines, and kills another. Opponents say they'll fight to the end to kill the first two. Did Trudeau get it right?

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December 4, 2016 Pipeline Politics (short)

Did Trudeau make the right decision on the oil pipelines? An edited 49:53 version of the phone-in.

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