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://cbc.ca.mevn.net/checkup/

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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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[mp3 file: runs 01:52:44]


November 4, 2018 - Medically assisted dying

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

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[mp3 file: runs 01:52:08]


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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[mp3 file: runs 01:52:54]


October 21, 2018 - Climate Cost

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

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[mp3 file: runs 01:50:28]


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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[mp3 file: runs 01:53:08]


October 7, 2018 - Digital detox

What does a digital detox mean for you?

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[mp3 file: runs 01:53:08]


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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[mp3 file: runs 01:51:29]


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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[mp3 file: runs 01:50:58]


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 (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 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?

Download May 27, 2018 - First Nations resource rights
[mp3 file: runs 01:53:27]


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]


 

 

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