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Cross Country Checkup is Canada's only national phone-in show, broadcasting live from coast to coast to coast. Checkup is Canada's weekly town hall — a place for raw, honest perspectives on the most pressing issues of the week. For over 55 years, it's where Canadians gather to listen to each other every Sunday afternoon. Call us: 1-888-416-8333.

Cross Country Checkup is Canada's only national phone-in show, broadcasting live from coast to coast to coast. Checkup is Canada's weekly town hall — a place for raw, honest perspectives on the most pressing issues of the week. For over 55 years, it's where Canadians gather to listen to each other every Sunday afternoon. Call us: 1-888-416-8333.

Location:

Canada, ON

Description:

Cross Country Checkup is Canada's only national phone-in show, broadcasting live from coast to coast to coast. Checkup is Canada's weekly town hall — a place for raw, honest perspectives on the most pressing issues of the week. For over 55 years, it's where Canadians gather to listen to each other every Sunday afternoon. Call us: 1-888-416-8333.

Language:

English

Contact:

CBC Audience Relations P.O. Box 500 Station A Toronto, ON Canada M5W 1E6 888-416-8333


Episodes

Aug. 1, 2021 - Do we expect too much from Olympic athletes?

8/1/2021
With Simone Biles's decision to exit two Olympic events, suddenly the world's top gymnast appears vulnerable. Some are calling it her greatest Olympic achievement — one that could revolutionize elite competition and choices made by Olympic athletes. Our question this week: Do we expect too much from Olympic athletes? What did you do when expectations got too intense?

Duration:01:04:52

Ask Me Anything: Dr. Srinivas Murthy on COVID-19 fourth wave

8/1/2021
At times this summer, it has been easy to imagine the pandemic is largely behind us. But Canada's top doctor says we're in a "precarious moment," and warned Friday of a fourth wave of COVID-19. Dr. Srinivas Murthy, pediatric critical care physician and infectious diseases specialist, answers questions about COVID-19 and the fourth wave.

Duration:00:26:07

July 25, 2021 - How do you feel about the 2020 Tokyo Olympics?

7/25/2021
After a year delay, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are on. As athletes begin competing, are you feeling the passion — or the flame? Our question this week: How do you feel about the 2020 Tokyo Olympics? Should they be held during the pandemic?

Duration:01:06:31

Ask Me Anything: Dr. Christopher Carlsten on wildfire smoke and your health

7/25/2021
As wildfires continue to burn, the smoke is wreaking havoc all across the country. In our Ask Me Anything, Dr. Christopher Carlsten, professor and head of respiratory medicine at University of British Columbia, answers caller questions about wildfire smoke and health.

Duration:00:27:17

Ask Me Anything: Former Canadian Olympian Mark Tewksbury

7/18/2021
Former Canadian Olympian and 1992 Olympic gold medallist Mark Tewksbury answers callers' questions on today's edition of Ask Me Anything.

Duration:00:25:48

July 18, 2021 - How are you managing the relaxation of restrictions?

7/18/2021
Ontario entered Step 3 of its reopening plan today. The move sees restrictions loosened on outdoor and indoor gatherings, religious services and retail, among others. It's the latest province to move into the next step of their reopening plan. British Columbia and Alberta moved into Step 3 earlier this month, while Quebec and Nova Scotia entered the next phase of their plans earlier this week. As Canada gradually reopens its doors, more Canadians are returning to their pre-COVID routines —...

Duration:01:03:03

July 11, 2021 - How is the extreme heat changing your thoughts and actions related to the climate crisis?

7/11/2021
Record-breaking temperatures have led to forest fires, heat-related deaths and damaged crops in parts of Canada. For many in the most-populated regions of the country, it is going to be a long, hot summer. Our question this week: How is the extreme heat so far this summer changing your thoughts and actions related to the climate crisis? Is this the summer that climate change is becoming real for you?

Duration:01:03:10

Ask Me Anything: Dr. Lynora Saxinger on COVID-19 and travel

7/11/2021
As the economy reopens and travel ramps up, infectious diseases expert Dr. Lynora Saxinger answers callers' COVID-19-related questions.

Duration:00:28:17

Ask Me Anything: Mike Flannigan on B.C. wildfires

7/4/2021
Meterologist and Thompson Rivers University wildfire researcher Mike Flannigan answers caller questions on heat waves, wildfires and climate change.

Duration:00:24:32

June 27, 2021 - How are you marking Canada Day? What does Canada mean to you?

6/27/2021
The discovery of 751 unmarked graves near the former Marieval Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan comes just weeks after the remains of 215 children were found on the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C. With Canada Day just days away, some have questioned how to mark the July 1 holiday. Our question this week: In light of the Kamloops and Marieval Indian Residential School findings, how are you marking Canada Day? What does Canada mean to you?

Duration:01:10:15

Ask Me Anything: Dr. Alex Wong answers COVID-19 questions

6/27/2021
Dr. Alex Wong, an infectious disease doctor at Regina General Hospital, answers callers' questions on vaccines and the latest public health guidance.

Duration:00:27:09

Ask Me Anything: Olympians Adam Kreek & Cameron Levins

6/20/2021
Tokyo 2020 athlete Cameron Levins and Olympic gold medal-winning rower Adam Kreek answer questions from Checkup callers.

Duration:00:27:18

June 20, 2021 - What are your summer limits? What's your vacation plan?

6/20/2021
As restaurants and businesses reopen, concerts and festivals gear up and travel agents begin booking future getaways, Canadians are testing their limits as pandemic restrictions begin to ease. Are you ready to go back? Our question this week: What are your summer limits? What's your vacation plan?

Duration:01:02:18

June 13, 2021 - What are your thoughts about the London attack? Why is anti-Muslim hate happening in Canada?

6/13/2021
Canadians are mourning the loss of four members of a Muslim family after they were struck and killed in an attack on June 6 that police say was "premeditated" and motivated by hate. Our question this week: What are your thoughts about the London attack? Why is anti-Muslim hate happening in Canada?

Duration:01:47:04

June 6, 2021 - What conversations are you having with family and friends about the Kamloops grave discovery?

6/6/2021
Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation announced last week that preliminary findings from a survey conducted by a specialist in ground-penetrating radar indicated the remains of around 215 children could be buried near a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C. For Indigenous peoples living in Canada and residential school survivors, it's a painful reminder of what they say they knew all along. Our question this week: What conversations are you having with family and friends about the...

Duration:01:38:46

May 30, 2021 - Are we reopening too fast or too slow?

5/30/2021
Sooner or later, reopening of the economy will be a reality in almost every province and territory, as variants continue to spread. As vaccine campaigns speed up across the country, some are asking what the right approach is. Our question this week: Are we reopening too fast or too slow? How do we avoid a fourth wave?

Duration:01:04:58

Ask Me Anything: Blue Rodeo's Jim Cuddy

5/30/2021
Blue Rodeo's Jim Cuddy, host the Juno Songwriter's Circle on June 5, answers calls and questions from listeners about performing during the pandemic, his musical influences and what inspires his songwriting.

Duration:00:26:16

Ask Me Anything: Astronaut Chris Hadfield

5/23/2021
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield answers questions from Checkup callers about Mars, UFOs and life in space.

Duration:00:41:57

May 23, 2021 - What's the first thing you'll do after pandemic restrictions are lifted?

5/23/2021
As a third wave of COVID-19 cases begins to slow in some parts of the country — and vaccination rates climb — provincial governments are looking to lift pandemic restrictions. Ontario and Quebec have already announced plans to reopen businesses and allow limited social gatherings, with British Columbia expected to follow with details next week. Our question: What's the first thing you'll do after pandemic restrictions are lifted? What's your post-pandemic resolution?

Duration:00:49:22

May 16, 2021 - Is it safe to travel this summer? What does a 'one-dose summer' look like to you?

5/16/2021
Have your dreams turned to sunny beach days, getaways and barbecues with family and friends? Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canadians could enjoy a "better" summer — a "one-dose summer" — if enough people stick to public health guidelines and get vaccinated. Our question this week: Is it safe to travel this summer? What does a 'one-dose summer' look like to you?

Duration:00:59:49