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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.

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Political engagement: What motivates you to participate in this year's federal election?

The wheels of October's federal election are now in motion. What will determine how voters - especially youth and ethnic communities - cast their votes? The candidate, the party, or the leader?

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Jan. 6, 2018 - Resolutions

Guest host: Andrew Nichols This is the time of year you make promises to break a bad habit or improve your life. For many, that means making New Year's resolutions. Exercise more, save money, lose weight, stop smoking, drink less, start a digital detox - the list goes on and on. Making them is easy, but sticking to them? Well, as many of you know, it can be a challenge. In the first week of 2019, we are asking: How are you doing on your New Year's resolutions so far?

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Dec. 30, 2018 - New Year Optimism

Maybe it was ever thus, but right now, it feels like the world is in a precarious spot. Brexit has Europe on the brink of unpredictable change, nobody is sure which direction Donald Trump's U.S. is headed, trade wars and political uneasiness are making markets volatile and far-right politics is on the rise in many parts of the world. You could be forgiven for wanting to hide under the duvet. Instead, we want you to come out and tell us what gives you optimism as we go into 2019. Is it in politics? Perhaps you think Canada is standing taller than some of the world's superpowers, maybe our economy is in a better place, or you're heartened that climate change is getting more attention than previously? Maybe that optimism isn't for you - journalism is getting a rough ride and fake news is on the rise. Our question: What gives you optimism going into 2019

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Dec. 23, 2018 - Found family

As the definition of family becomes harder to pin down, friends, neighbours and even random strangers can end up with a place in your life. Who is your chosen family this holiday season?

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Dec. 16, 2018 - Racism in Canadian policing

How can we tackle racism in Canadian policing?

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Dec. 9, 2018 - Food security

Food is going to get more expensive next year, according to Canada's Food Price Report 2019. Our question: How is the cost of food changing the way you eat?

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Dec. 2, 2018 - Minimalism

Some believe that 'less is more' is the way to happiness, while critics label minimalism as a cult. Meanwhile, brands and marketers are also jumping on the bandwagon, trying to capitalize on the trend. Our question: Does the minimalist lifestyle appeal to you?

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November 25, 2018 - Hazing

Again and again, hazing incidents keep happening to teenagers, college students, and young athletes. Why is hazing still a problem in Canada?

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November 18, 2018 - Concussions

Even though a lot more is known about concussions these days, they remain a growing concern for athletes, coaches and parents in both professional, and recreational sports. What concerns you most about concussions in sports?

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November 11, 2018 - Remembrance Day

Wearing a poppy is a personal choice. Some people embrace the symbol. Others don't. Meanwhile, there are other forms of poppies that carry different meanings. What does the remembrance poppy mean to you?

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November 4, 2018 - Medically assisted dying

What changes do you want to see to Canada's assisted dying laws?

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October 28, 2018 - Debt dilemma

Canadians now owe roughly $1.70 for every $1 they earn, and according to some experts that's among the highest in the developed world. What does a rate hike mean in your life?

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October 21, 2018 - Climate Cost

What's the price you are willing to pay to stop climate change?

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October 14, 2018 - Cannabis is coming

Like it or not, smoking pot for leisure will no longer be a crime on Wednesday, Oct. 17. How do you feel about marijuana legalization?

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October 7, 2018 - Digital detox

What does a digital detox mean for you?

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Sept. 30, 2018 - The role of Canada's correctional system

A child killer is moved from a prison to a healing lodge.The child's family is outraged, saying she should not be given an easier sentence after her horrific crime. And now, the federal government is reviewing the situation. What should be the role of Canada's modern correctional system - to punish or to rehabilitate?

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Sept. 23, 2018 - Tornadoes in Ottawa and Gatineau

Two tornadoes ripped through the Ottawa-Gatineau area on Friday, leaving thousands without power, and levelling many houses on its path.

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Sept. 16, 2018 - Notwithstanding clause

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has invoked the notwithstanding clause, in the name of preserving democracy. Does it bother you? Or, are you simply indifferent?

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Sept. 9, 2018 - A statutory holiday to remember residential schools

A new statutory holiday may be coming, one that aims to remember residential school survivors. Conversations around the potential holiday will resume in Ottawa this fall. What would this mean for you? Is it going to heal the wounds? Or, will it just be another day-off for you?

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Sept. 2, 2018 - NAFTA talks

Win, lose or draw, it's a NAFTA showdown of historic proportions. One that could hit pocketbooks and radically reshape Canada's economic, political and cultural landscape. What effect is this having on you?

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August 26, 2018 - Diversity in film

What was the first movie or TV show that you identified with?

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August 19, 2018 - Unwanted family heirlooms

It's being called the greatest wealth transfer in human history. As baby boomers start handing down family heirlooms, many are asking: who wants all this stuff? What will you do with your unwanted family heirlooms? With guest host Michelle Eliot.

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Aug. 12, 2018 - Diplomatic dispute between Saudi Arabia and Canada

What began as a tweet of concern about human rights has led to a diplomatic feud between Saudi Arabia and Canada. Are we prepared to pay the price of standing up to repressive regimes?

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Aug. 5, 2018 - Living the dream

Have you ever wished you could give up your day job and live the life you've always wanted? Maybe you changed career paths to follow a passion. What did you do?

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July 29, 2018 - Gun Control

In the wake of Sunday's downtown Toronto shooting, city council voted to ban handgun sales in the city. Should the rest of Canada follow suit? How far should government go?

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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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