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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

April 11, 2021 - Who or what is to blame for Canada's third wave of COVID-19?

4/11/2021
Canada's third wave is being fuelled by variants of the virus, which are more contagious and more likely to lead to hospitalization and death. Restrictions are again ramping up in parts of the country with Canadians weary after a year of fighting COVID without much to show for it. Our question this week: Who or what is to blame for Canada's third wave? What's going to get you through it?

Duration:01:03:40

Ask Me Anything: Michael Jackson on the death of Prince Philip

4/11/2021
Michael Jackson, president of the Institute for the Study of the Crown in Canada at Massey College in Toronto, discusses the death of Prince Philip, and Checkup callers share their memories.

Duration:00:19:53

April 4, 2021 - After the pandemic, will you work from home or is it back to the office?

4/4/2021
With many Canadians still working from home thanks to the pandemic, some offices are empty while highways and subway trains are a bit roomier. But that means instead of in-person meetings, hallway chats and retirement parties, many of our interactions happen through video calls and instant messages.

Duration:01:03:23

Ask Me Anything: COVID-19 lockdown, vaccine and outdoor dining questions answered

4/4/2021
Infectious diseases physician Dr. Zain Chagla, and pediatric critical care specialist Dr. Srinivas Murthy, answer your COVID-19 questions.

Duration:00:29:52

March 28, 2021 - If an election were held today, who would you vote for?

3/28/2021
Party leaders on Parliament Hill are buzzing like it's an election year. The Liberal government will table its first budget in two years on April 19, which could trigger a confidence vote. Meanwhile, they are pushing opposition parties to speed up the passage of a bill intended to ensure a safe election, if needed, during the pandemic. But what would swing your vote on election day? Is it carbon taxes, the economy, budget worries or the vaccine rollout?

Duration:00:54:58

Ask Me Anything: Doctors answer callers' COVID-19 questions

3/28/2021
Infectious diseases experts Dr. Alex Wong and Dr. Fatima Kakkar answer callers' questions about COVID-19 vaccines, the pandemic and more.

Duration:00:56:17

March 21, 2021- What's your reaction to the Rogers-Shaw deal? Are you satisfied with the price and speed of your internet and cell phone service?

3/21/2021
Rogers Communications has announced a plan to buy Shaw Communications for $26 billion, marking the biggest deal for Canada's telecommunications industry in two decades — and creating the country's second-biggest telecom company. Our question this week: What's your reaction to the Rogers-Shaw deal? Are you satisfied with the price and speed of your internet and cell phone service?

Duration:01:01:08

Ask Me Anything: Dr. Alex Wong and Dr. Jennifer Russell take your third wave questions

3/21/2021
Infectious disease specialist Dr. Alex Wong and New Brunswick’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Jennifer Russell took questions from Cross Country Checkup listeners about the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Duration:00:27:33

March 14, 2021 - What's your take on vaccine passports? Should there be fewer freedoms for those not vaccinated?

3/14/2021
As the roll out of COVID-19 vaccines ramps up, so is the conversation around so-called vaccine passports. The passports offer proof of vaccination that could be required for activities like travel, going to concerts and even getting into the office. Our question this week: What's your take on vaccine passports? Should there be fewer freedoms for those not vaccinated?

Duration:01:02:47

Ask Me Anything: Dr. Charles Samuels on sleep and insomnia

3/14/2021
Sleep expert Dr. Charles Samuels answers caller questions about sleep and insomnia during the pandemic.

Duration:00:28:16

March 7, 2021 - What's the future of the monarchy in Canada?

3/7/2021
The number of Canadians who want to drop the monarchy hit a 12-year high this week, according to a recent poll. Our question this week: What's the future of the monarchy in Canada? Should the Queen remain Canada's head of state?

Duration:01:01:56

Ask Me Anything: Dr. Supriya Sharma on vaccines

3/7/2021
Amid Canada's approval of a fourth COVID-19 vaccine, changes to the dosage schedule and evolving roll-out plans, we're opening the lines for your questions about the coronavirus vaccination. Dr. Supriya Sharma, a senior medical advisor with Health Canada, answers questions.

Duration:00:29:14

Ask Me Anything: Kids and screen time

2/28/2021
Vancouver-based psychiatrist and author Dr. Shimi Kang answers questions about kids’ screen time during the pandemic.

Duration:00:28:44

Feb. 28, 2021 - Should Canada boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing?

2/28/2021
This week, the House of Commons passed a motion to label China's persecution of Uighurs and other Turkic Muslims a genocide. The motion also calls on the government to push the International Olympic Committee to move the 2022 Winter Olympics out of Beijing. Our question this week: Should Canada boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics?

Duration:01:06:17

Feb. 21, 2021 - How are you coping during the pandemic?

2/21/2021
While many Canadians struggled with mental health long before COVID-19, the pandemic has dealt a blow to many more. According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 40 per cent of Canadians report that their mental health has deteriorated since last March. Nearly one-fifth of those surveyed have increased their substance use to cope. Our question: In terms of your mental health, how tough did it get during the pandemic? How are you getting through it?

Duration:01:04:22

Ask Me Anything: COVID-19 variants

2/21/2021
Infectious disease expert Dr. Lynora Saxinger and virologist Dr. Samira Mubareka answer caller questions about the COVID-19 variants of concern.

Duration:00:25:24

Feb. 14, 2021 - How has COVID-19 affected your housing situation? Do you feel financially secure?

2/14/2021
Whether you rent, own, or live with parents, the pandemic is forcing change — who we live with and how we live. Our question this week: How has COVID-19 affected your housing situation? Do you feel financially secure?

Duration:01:03:28

Ask Me Anything: Couples and family therapist on pandemic relationships

2/14/2021
Love in the time of COVID-19. Toronto-based couples and family therapist Carole Sandy answers questions about relationships during the pandemic in a special Valentine’s Day edition of Ask Me Anything.

Duration:00:26:26

Feb. 7, 2021 - Has Zoom made your life better or worse? How has it changed your relationships?

2/7/2021
Between virtual book clubs, extended family baking sessions, and so many awkward pauses in work meetings, video conferencing is rewiring how we connect with friends, family and co-workers. Our question this week: Has Zoom made your life better or worse? How has it changed your relationships?

Duration:01:00:07

Ask Me Anything: Alexandra Stern on the Proud Boys, far-right extremism

2/7/2021
The Canadian government has named the Proud Boys a terrorist group. Alexandra Stern, University of Michigan history and American culture professor and author of Proud Boys and the White Ethnostate, joins Checkup host Ian Hanomansing to take calls and questions.

Duration:00:26:59