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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March 29, 2020 - How has COVID-19 disrupted your job?

In an effort to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, businesses of all sizes have been ordered to stay closed across Canada — and many of them aren't sure if they can weather the storm. Our expert panel answers your questions about health and safety in the workplace, the state of your finances during the COVID-19 pandemic and more.

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March 28, 2020 - Who is your COVID-19 hero?

Is there an unsung hero in your community worthy of accolades? Do you know someone working in the frontlines who deserves a shout-out? Nominate your COVID-19 hero today on a special Saturday edition of Checkup.

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March 22, 2020 - What is your COVID-19 problem?

We have an expert panel to take your COVID-19 related questions about money, medicine, mental health and kids. What problems or struggles are you facing right now during this time of social distancing? What are some ways you're trying to stay optimistic?

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March 21, 2020 - How has COVID-19 disrupted your life?

Life has changed dramatically for Canadians because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our expert panel will answer your questions about money, medical concerns, relationships and parenting in this period of social distancing and quarantine.

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March 15, 2020: Is enough being done to slow down the COVID-19 pandemic?

Canadians watched as events unfolded in China and Hong Kong, South Korea and Italy. Now COVID-19 is officially a pandemic — and it's a lot closer to home. Sports leagues have suspended their seasons. Festivals and awards ceremonies like the Junos are no longer going ahead. Hand-washing and self-isolation have become major priorities for many individuals. Canada's Public Health Agency says the risk from the novel coronavirus to the general population in Canada is low, but notes the situation could change quickly. Our question this week: Is enough being done to slow down the COVID-19 pandemic?

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March 8, 2020 - What worries you most about COVID-19?

Concerns about the novel coronavirus have spurred some people to stockpile masks, bottles of hand sanitizer, food and other supplies. Photographs of empty store shelves, are making the rounds online. Parents, meanwhile, are cancelling school trips and family vacations — and wondering how much of a hit their wallet will take in the process. This weekend, it's a special Q&A edition of Checkup. We've got an expert panel to answer your questions about COVID-19. Plus: Stock markets continue to see-saw in uncertainty about how the outbreak will affect the global economy. Economist James Brander and personal finance expert Preet Banerjee will take your COVID-19-related investment questions in our Ask Me Anything segment.

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Ask Me Anything: How will COVID-19 affect your investments?

Economist James Brander and personal finance expert Preet Banerjee will take your COVID-19-related investment questions in our Ask Me Anything segment.

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Mar. 1, 2020 - Should medical assistance in dying be an option when the diagnosis isn't terminal?

This week, a bill proposes to widen eligibility for medical assistance in dying (MAID). Our question for this week: Should MAID be an option when the diagnosis isn't terminal?

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Ask Me Anything: Dr. Bruce Aylward

Dr. Bruce Aylward joins the show for our Ask Me Anything segment. Aylward led the World Health Organization's COVID-19 mission to China.

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Feb. 23, 2020 - Who is responsible for the Wet'suwet'en blockade impasse?

"The barricades need to come down now," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday, calling the rail blockades "unacceptable and untenable." But the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs say they will only engage in discussions if the RCMP withdraws from their territory and activities related to the Coastal GasLink pipeline have ceased.

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Ask Me Anything: Dr. Dick Zoutman

It's been three weeks since Canada reported it's first case of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus — and since then, the virus has continued to spread around the world. What do you want to know more about when it comes to the outbreak?

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Feb. 16, 2020 - What’s your reaction to the B.C. pipeline protest?

What began as a Wet'suwet'en blockade in northern B.C. shut down Via Rail and CN dead in their tracks this week.

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Ask Me Anything: CBC News correspondent Katie Simpson

With U.S. President Donald Trump's acquittal in the impeachment trial, and a messy Democratic primary in Iowa, it was quite a week for American politics. To answer your questions about it all, CBC News correspondent Katie Simpson joins us for this week's Ask Me Anything!

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Feb. 9, 2020 - Are pedestrians safe where you live?

Last year, in Toronto, 40 pedestrians were struck by a moving vehicle and killed. In British Columbia, the number jumps to 49 and in Montreal, a record high 24 lives were lost. But in Oslo, Norway, zero pedestrians died from car-related incidents last year. Our question this week: Are pedestrians safe where you live?

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Feb. 2, 2020 - Does the prime minister need to be bilingual?

Former prime minister Lester B. Pearson didn't speak French, and other former party leaders like Ed Broadbent, Preston Manning, and Stéphane Dion were far from fluent. Now, as the Conservative leadership race heats up, so too does the great Canadian language debate. Our question this week: Does the prime minister need to be bilingual?

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Ask Me Anything: Minister of Canadian Heritage Steven Guilbeault

Minister of Canadian Heritage Steven Guilbeault answers your questions on a new report that calls for widespread broadcasting and telecommunications regulation reform.

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Jan. 26, 2020 - What questions and concerns do you have about the coronavirus?

Health experts will take your calls, and answer questions about the novel coronavirus.

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Ask Me Anything: Dr. Brian Goldman

Dr. Brain Goldman, ER doctor and host of CBC's White Coat, Black Art, takes your calls and answers your questions about cannabis edibles.

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Jan. 19, 2020 - What's your reaction to Harry and Meghan's move to Canada?

After a royal rift with the Queen, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are making their home in Canada — for now. Is it time to roll out — or roll up — the red carpet?

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Jan. 18, 2020 - How are you coping with the weather this winter? (Special broadcast)

As parts of Newfoundland remain under a state of emergency following an unprecedented winter storm, residents in British Columbia and Edmonton face record-breaking cold temperatures.

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Jan. 12, 2020 - What's your reaction to the Ukraine airline tragedy?

The fallout after Iran admits it "unintentionally" shot down Ukrainian International Airlines Flight 752, the tragic loss of 57 Canadians and, now, protests in the streets of Tehran. Our question this week: What's your reaction to the Ukraine airline tragedy?

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Jan. 5, 2020 - Are new technologies making your life better or worse?

From Alexa to self-checkouts and self-driving cars, the age of automation is here in 2020. Our question this week: Are new technologies making your life better or worse?

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Ask Me Anything: Matt Galloway

New host of The Current and previous host of Metro Morning Matt Galloway takes your calls on Cross Country Checkup.

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Dec. 29, 2019 - What's your pop culture pick of the decade?

As 2019 comes to a close, listeners share their top pop culture picks of the decade and panel guests discuss books, movies, TV shows, artists and more.

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Ask Me Anything: Paul Hunter

CBC Washington correspondent Paul Hunter takes your calls on Cross Country Checkup.

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Dec. 22, 2019 - How do you cope with holiday stress?

The holidays are said to be a time of happiness and cheer. But for some, it's anything but. Family tensions, stressful dinner obligations and credit card bills can leave us feeling overwhelmed.

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Dec. 15, 2019: Ask Me Anything: Kory Teneycke

Kory Teneycke, former strategist to Stephen Harper and Doug Ford, takes your questions on Andrew Scheer's resignation.

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Dec. 15, 2019 - Do you give money to the homeless?

As the temperature drops, an Ottawa city councillor is calling for a state of emergency on homelessness. Meanwhile, bans on panhandling are gaining traction in cities and towns across Canada. Our show question: Do you give money to the homeless? Plus, Ask Me Anything on Andrew Scheer's resignation with Kory Teneycke, former strategist to Stephen Harper and Doug Ford.

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Dec. 8, 2019 - When does a coach's behaviour cross the line?

Questions are being raised about coaching at every level — from the podium to the soccer pitch. Is a coach's tough talk the price to pay for reaching excellence? Have you had a coach that crossed the line? What did you do about it?

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Ask Me Anything: Silken Laumann

Olympic rowing medalist and health activist Silken Laumann takes your calls on sports and mental health.

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Ask Me Anything: Dr. Andrew Pipe

Dr. Andrew Pipe, one of Canada's foremost experts on quitting smoking, takes your calls about vaping.

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Dec. 1, 2019 - Is it time to rethink traditional gift giving?

'Tis the season for gift giving, and Canadians will spend the weekend scoring Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Meanwhile, the European Parliament has declared a climate emergency.

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Nov. 24, 2019 - What’s preventing men from talking about mental health?

Men around the world are growing moustaches for "Movember," an annual campaign bringing attention to men's health. Too often men struggle with anxiety, isolation and depression in silence. What can be done?

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Ask Me Anything: Jody Wilson-Raybould

On the heels of her new book — and the swearing in of Canada's new cabinet ministers — Jody Wilson-Raybould takes listeners calls.

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Nov. 17, 2019 - Was it necessary to fire Don Cherry?

After comments seemingly targeting immigrants for not wearing poppies, veteran hockey commentator Don Cherry was fired by Sportsnet this week. His words — pointing at "you people ... that come here" — unleashed a fury of upset and turned Canada's beloved game, inside out. Our question this week: Was it necessary to fire Don Cherry?

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Ask Me Anything: Sharon and Bram

Children's entertainers Sharon and Bram take calls from Cross Country Checkup listeners.

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Nov. 10, 2019 - Can you get addicted to video games?

Last year, the World Health Organization classified "gaming disorder" as a diagnosable condition.Our question this week: Can you get addicted to video games? Plus, Sharon and Bram take your calls.

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Ask Me Anything: Dr. Jen Gunter

Dr. Jen Gunter, author of The Vagina Bible and host of CBC Gem's Jensplaining, takes calls from Cross Country Checkup listeners.

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Nov. 3, 2019 - Has ‘cancel culture’ gone too far?

Former U.S. president Barack Obama this week rebuked call-out and cancel culture, saying that it undermines real activism, both online and on college campuses. Are boycotts of controversial, offensive or questionable public speakers helping or hurting free speech?

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Oct 27, 2019 - What’s your take away from this federal election?

The Liberals formed a minority government during Monday's federal election but the Conservatives won the popular vote. Meanwhile, the Bloc Quebecois surged over incumbent NDP candidates in Quebec.

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Oct. 20, 2019 - How does Trans Mountain affect your vote?

On election eve, we're debating the Trans Mountain expansion from both ends of the pipeline. Greta Thunberg is in Alberta, and so is Checkup host Duncan McCue with a live audience in Leduc, Alta. He's joined by CBC's Michelle Eliot in Vancouver.

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Ask Me Anything: Erin O'Toole

Conservative Party candidate Erin O'Toole takes calls from listeners.

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Ask Me Anything: Patty Hajdu

Liberal Party candidate Patty Hajdu takes calls from listeners.

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Oct. 13, 2019 - Which election issue causes the most debate in your family?

If your Thanksgiving sounds anything like the federal leader's debate, you're not alone — civil debate is in decline.

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Ask Me Anything: Jagmeet Singh

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh takes calls from Cross Country Checkup callers.

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Oct. 06 2019 - Should the voting age be lowered to 16?

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May thinks so, and so does every municipality in British Columbia. But just because you can drive to the polling station, should you have the right to vote?

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