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Cross Country Checkup from CBC Radio

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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.

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.

Location:

Toronto, ON

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Contact:

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


Episodes

Ask Me Anything: Beverley McLachlin

9/27/2020
What questions do you have for Canada's first female chief justice on the Supreme Court of Canada? Beverley McLachlin joins us Sunday on Checkup's Ask Me Anything!

Duration:00:27:11

Sept. 27, 2020 - Is it time to cancel family gatherings like Thanksgiving?

9/27/2020
For many Canadians, Thanksgiving is a time to bring family around the table for a delicious feast. But Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says this year, those gatherings might not be a good idea — until at least Christmas.

Duration:01:51:44

Ask Me Anything: David Suzuki

9/20/2020
Environmentalist and The Nature of Things host David Suzuki joins Checkup host Ian Hanomansing for our Ask Me Anything statement.

Duration:00:28:12

Sept. 20, 2020 - Is it time to call an election?

9/20/2020
Justin Trudeau's Liberal government faces a critical moment this week, with a throne speech and ensuing confidence vote that could theoretically lead to a fall election. If an election were called, would you be willing to cast a ballot during a pandemic?

Duration:01:50:53

Sept. 13, 2020 - What questions and concerns do you have about COVID-19?

9/13/2020
As cases rise across the country, our expert panel of guests answer your questions and concerns about COVID-19.

Duration:01:52:54

Sept. 6, 2020 - Are you prepared for back to school?

9/6/2020
Heading back to school this year is anything but back to normal. With many worried about how COVID-19 could affect students in the classroom, children, parents, and teachers will have to confront the reality on the first day back.

Duration:01:52:16

Aug 30, 2020 - How do you think Canada will be impacted by the upcoming U.S. election?

8/30/2020
The U.S. presidential election is just two months away — and its results could send aftershocks north of the 49th parallel. CBC's senior news correspondent Paul Hunter guest hosts from Washington, D.C.

Duration:01:54:17

Aug. 23, 2020: Who should lead the Conservative Party of Canada?

8/23/2020
After the ballots have been cast — but ahead of the final results being announced — join Checkup guest host Kathleen Petty just before the Conservative Party of Canada's next leader is crowned.

Duration:01:54:14

Aug. 16, 2020: What are you telling your kids about back to school?

8/16/2020
For some parents, deciding whether to send children back to school next month can be an impossible decision. As many balance worries about COVID-19 with a push to return students to the classroom, it's time for tough decisions — and tricky explanations. Guest host Rita Celli.

Duration:01:54:20

Ask Me Anything: COVID-19 vaccine edition

8/10/2020
Virologist and vaccine expert Dr. Alyson Kelvin has been at the forefront of Canada's quest to find a treatment for COVID-19. She answers vaccine questions from Checkup listeners and viewers online in our Ask Me Anything segment.

Duration:00:28:01

Aug. 8, 2020: How has the COVID-19 pandemic changed you?

8/9/2020
For better or worse, many of us would say our outlook on life is different now than it was just a few months ago. Join guest host Adrienne Arsenault to talk about how life has changed for you this year. Plus, our Ask Me Anything is all about the search for a COVID-19 vaccine.

Duration:01:46:46

Ask Me Anything: Your questions about the WE Charity controversy

8/2/2020
Power and Politics host Vassy Kapelos answers Canadians' questions about the WE Charity controversy, with Cross Country Checkup guest host Shelagh Rogers.

Duration:00:28:06

Aug. 2, 2020: What's your favourite summer read?

8/2/2020
Looking for something to read during your staycation? Whether it's on the beach, balcony, park bench or front porch, The Next Chapter's Shelagh Rogers takes your calls about the books you can't put down this summer.

Duration:01:50:33

July 26, 2020: Are classrooms safe during a pandemic?

7/26/2020
While parents and students in Ontario and B.C. will find out more about the school year in the coming days, governments in Alberta and Nova Scotia have announced their back-to-school plans. Some teachers, parents and students are worried the protections don't go far enough, but premiers say it's time to get back on track. Guest host Ian Hanomansing.

Duration:01:50:16

Ask Me Anything: Comedians Alonzo Bodden & Ali Hassan

7/26/2020
Comedians Ali Hassan and Alonzo Bodden take your calls about comedy during a pandemic, with guest host Ian Hanomansing.

Duration:00:29:53

Ask Me Anything: More of your COVID-19 questions

7/19/2020
We know that you still have lots of questions about COVID-19. Dr. Gerald Evans and professor Raywat Deonandan take listeners' calls about the pandemic on this week's Ask Me Anything.

Duration:00:36:16

July 19, 2020: Is it too soon to reopen bars and restaurants?

7/19/2020
The taps are flowing once again as bars and restaurants across Canada reopen, but some are wondering whether a return to eating out will end up a happy hour — or a hangover.

Duration:00:36:16

July 12, 2020: What grade do you give the Trudeau government on COVID-19?

7/12/2020
The federal Liberals enjoyed a surge in the polls for their response to the COVID-19 pandemic. But the deficit is set to hit $343 billion as a result of their support measures. Guest host Rosemary Barton takes your calls, questions and comments.

Duration:01:51:05

July 5, 2020: What do you miss most about your favourite sport?

7/5/2020
For months, the COVID-19 pandemic put professional sports and the Olympics on hold. But as the world begins to reopen, it's starting to look like it's game on. What are you looking forward to as the games begin? Plus, infectious disease experts Dr. Colin Furness and Dr. Susy Hota answer your questions about COVID-19 and masks in our Ask Me Anything segment.

Duration:01:51:24

June 28, 2020: How do we get better at ending racism for kids in Canada?

6/28/2020
Arjun Ram of CBC Kids News joins Duncan McCue to talk to kids, parents, educators and others to discuss how we can better fight racism that faces young people across Canada.

Duration:01:47:26