Cross Country Checkup

 
 

Cross Country Checkup

Cross Country Checkup is Canada's only weekly national open-line radio program. It is broadcast live across Canada every Sunday afternoon on CBC Radio One and SiriusXM, and streamed live on the Internet. Each week Canadians from coast to coast join in a lively discussion on an issue of national interest that affects their daily lives.

Updated: Sunday afternoons
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The last U.S. Blockbuster thrives on great customer service

The Bend, Ore., location became the last Blockbuster standing when 2 stores in Alaska closed

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Take the survey

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Narcotic Farm

This Narcotic Farm in Kentucky played a major part in shaping the culture around mid-century heroin use in the U.S.

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Franklyn: Heartbreak in a digital world

Franklyn revokes his access to tracking his ex-wife's whereabouts through her phone. It's his last connection to her.

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July 22, 2018 - Sex-ed

Parents and teachers are scrambling after Ontario Premier Doug Ford scrapped its existing sex ed curriculum, in favour of one taught in 1998.

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July 15, 2018 - Cross-border special: Trump! Trudeau! Trade!

Live from Madison, Wisconsin, Cross Country Checkup takes calls from both sides of the border. Who is doing a better job on trade - Trump or Trudeau? Has the Canada-U.S. relationship changed? How do we avoid a trade war? This is a co-production with WPR - Wisconsin Public Radio and PRI - Public Radio International.

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July 8, 2018 - Bikes vs. Cars

Bike lanes, bike bans, no right turns, lower speed limits - even car bans. There's been plenty of pedalling, but not much movement. Who is to blame for cycling deaths in Canada? What has to change to stop them?

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July 1, 2018 - Unexpected wildlife encounters

School is over, summer is on... cue the Canadian wilderness! Camping, cottages, long hikes - and possibly, a life-changing encounter with a wild beast. What was your unexpected encounter with a wild animal?

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June 24, 2018 - Nursing home quality of care

The Wettlaufer inquiry is ringing alarm bells in long-term care homes across Canada. Is there adequate oversight in elder homes? Who takes responsibility for quality of care?

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June 17, 2018 - Trump-Trudeau trade rift

Do shaky trade relations shake you? Can a US trade war be averted? Are you ready for trade headwinds coming from the south?

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June 10, 2018 - Ontario Election

How could Doug Ford's victory change the political conversation in this country?

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June 3, 2018 - Public pipeline

Should tax dollars be used to build pipelines? Is the environmental risk worth the economic payoff?

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May 27, 2018 - First Nations resource rights (short)

Live from Prince Rupert, BC. Is it time for Canada to transfer resource rights back to First Nations? A shorter edited version of the program

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May 27, 2018 - First Nations resource rights

Live from Prince Rupert, B.C. Is it time for Canada to transfer resource rights back to First Nations?

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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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