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
Download episodes from this podcast for: 6 months
Visit Show Site: http://www.cbc.ca/checkup/

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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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[mp3 file: runs 01:51:35]


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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[mp3 file: runs 01:53:10]


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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[mp3 file: runs 01:53:05]


August 26, 2018 - Diversity in film

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

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[mp3 file: runs 01:53:14]


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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[mp3 file: runs 01:53:03]


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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[mp3 file: runs 01:52:36]


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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[mp3 file: runs 01:52:45]


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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[mp3 file: runs 01:53:39]


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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[mp3 file: runs 01:53:09]


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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[mp3 file: runs 01:53:23]


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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[mp3 file: runs 01:53:08]


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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[mp3 file: runs 01:53:22]


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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[mp3 file: runs 01:52:50]


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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[mp3 file: runs 01:52:37]


June 10, 2018 - Ontario Election

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

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[mp3 file: runs 01:53:40]


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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[mp3 file: runs 01:51:52]


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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[mp3 file: runs 01:53:27]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:51:23]


May 20, 2018 - Royal marriage (short)

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

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[mp3 file: runs 00:52:19]


May 20, 2018 - Royal marriage

What do you think of the royal wedding?

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[mp3 file: runs 01:53:27]


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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[mp3 file: runs 01:53:27]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:48:02]


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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[mp3 file: runs 01:53:24]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:51:39]


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?

Download April 29, 2018 - Online communities
[mp3 file: runs 01:53:35]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:46:06]


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.

Download April 22, 2018 - The Arthur Awards
[mp3 file: runs 01:53:57]


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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[mp3 file: runs 01:06:20]


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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[mp3 file: runs 01:53:38]


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?

Download April 8, 2018 - Humboldt bus crash (short)
[mp3 file: runs 00:55:36]


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?

Download April 8, 2018 - Humboldt bus crash
[mp3 file: runs 01:52:25]


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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[mp3 file: runs 01:53:52]


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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[mp3 file: runs 01:01:40]


March 25, 2018 - Canadian music protection

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

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[mp3 file: runs 00:57:16]