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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

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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.

Language:

English

Contact:

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


Episodes

May 2, 2021 - Is Canada's vaccine roll out a success or a failure?

5/2/2021
Canadians are scouring their local pharmacies, hospitals and pop-up clinics in hopes of finding a coveted vaccination appointment slot. Our question this week: Is Canada's vaccine roll out a success or a failure? Is everybody getting a fair shot at vaccination?

Duration:01:03:18

Ask Me Anything: Dragon's Den entrepreneur Jim Treliving

5/2/2021
Jim Treliving is the only cast member of CBC's Dragons' Den to appear in every episode since the show started in 2006 — but the Boston Pizza owner recently announced the 15th season would be his last. Treliving takes calls and answers questions from Checkup listeners.

Duration:00:25:24

Ask Me Anything: Vaccines & variants

4/25/2021
Virologist Jason Kindrachuk and Dr. Prabhat Jha, professor of global health at the University of Toronto, join Checkup to take questions on COVID-19 vaccines and variants.

Duration:00:25:36

April 25, 2021 - Is it time to make police body cameras mandatory?

4/25/2021
Without key video evidence recorded during the arrest of George Floyd, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin may not have been convicted on Tuesday for his murder. Body cameras are widely used by police in the United States, but relatively few Canadian cities have adopted them. Our question this week: Is it time to make police body cameras mandatory? Does more video mean more justice?

Duration:01:03:51

April 18, 2021 - Are we all still in this pandemic together?

4/18/2021
The Ontario government has doubled down on it's lockdown measures, closing borders between Manitoba and Quebec, and giving police sweeping powers to stop and question residents. Opponents of regional curfews in Quebec took to the streets in a destructive protest last Sunday. Meanwhile, calls are growing for stronger restrictions in both British Columbia and Alberta. Our question this week: Are we all still in this pandemic together? How do we restore public trust?

Duration:01:03:17

Ask Me Anything: Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi

4/18/2021
Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi, who became an instant celebrity when he was elected in 2010, announced earlier this month that he won't be running again. He joins Checkup to talk about his career, and answers questions from listeners.

Duration:00:26:49

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