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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

How has COVID-19 changed the way you think about work?

5/24/2020
As the COVID-19 curve flattens, the gradual process of reopening non-essential businesses is underway across the country. Many are keen to collect a paycheque again, but clouds of doubt remain. Going back to the workplace raises all kinds of health and safety concerns, in all kinds of jobs. Duncan McCue takes your calls, emails and comments live Sunday on Checkup.

Duration:01:52:02

May 17, 2020: How has COVID-19 affected your summer plans?

5/17/2020
Were you looking forward to going somewhere or doing something special this summer? Have your plans been cancelled? Duncan McCue takes your calls, emails and comments today on Cross Country Checkup.

Duration:01:51:43

Ask Me Anything: Gardening edition

5/17/2020
In this time of uncertainty, pandemic gardens are sprouting up all over. Whether you're a newbie or serious green thumb, join gardening gurus Brian Minter and Marjorie Harris for our Ask Me Anything segment.

Duration:00:28:08

What's the best thing you've read, watched or heard during self-isolation?

5/10/2020
Even at the best of times, we turn to pop culture for relief. But right now, arts and entertainment matter more than ever. Which is why we figured it's time for Canadians to freshen up their quarantine playlists. Plus: pro picks from artists like Tegan and Sara, Colm Feore and Buffy Sainte-Marie.

Duration:01:51:54

What's your reaction to Canada's ban on 'assault-style' firearms?

5/3/2020
In the wake of the Nova Scotia shooting rampage, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Friday a ban on over 1,500 "assault-style" firearms — effective immediately. Polls have consistently shown most Canadians support doing away with military-style weapons. Duncan McCue talks to Canadians calling in from all sides of the debate.

Duration:01:51:48

How did you get to the other side of tragedy?

4/26/2020
Communities across Nova Scotia are reeling after the deadliest mass shooting in Canadian history. It's been a week of loss, mourning and vigils to honour the victims — all while maintaining physical distancing requirements because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Duncan McCue in Toronto is joined by Bob Murphy in Halifax, as we open the airwaves so Canadians can come together with "virtual casseroles" and offer words of support.

Duration:01:49:12

April 19, 2020: How are you coping with self-isolation?

4/19/2020
It's been roughly a month since Canadians were told en masse to stay indoors to slow the spread of COVID-19. Officials in New Brunswick and British Columbia have discussed lifting isolation orders in the coming months, citing data that suggests the COVID-19 curve is starting to flatten. But Canada as a whole still has a long way to go. Are you struggling with loneliness? Are you thriving with all this free time you suddenly have? Or, maybe you're just plain old bored? Don't worry, Checkup...

Duration:01:49:54

April 18, 2020: Are seniors safe in Canada's long-term care homes?

4/18/2020
Residents and workers at long-term care homes for seniors are among the most vulnerable people in Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nearly half of the country's 1,506 COVID-19 deaths are linked to these homes. Dr. Nathan Stall, one of Ontario's top geriatricians, joins host Duncan McCue to offer answers and advice.

Duration:01:48:35

Ask Me Anything: Celebrity Chef Edition

4/16/2020
Vikram Vij and Bruno Feldeisen answer listeners' questions about cooking and baking while staying indoors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Duration:00:28:29

April 12, 2020: What effect has the pandemic had on your relationships?

4/12/2020
Family dynamics, relationships and dating have all been upended by the COVID-19 lockdown. Duncan McCue speaks with callers about how the pandemic has changed their relationships, Dan Savage checks in with his sex and dating advice in an era of isolation, and celebrity chefs Vikram Vij and Bruno Feldeisen join us for an Ask Me Anything.

Duration:01:46:43

April 11, 2020 - What's happening in Canada's long-term care homes?

4/11/2020
Long-term care homes are reeling as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Are you worried about a loved one in a long-term care home? Or, are you a resident of a long-term care home and have concerns for your safety?

Duration:01:48:31

Ask Me Anything: Chris Hadfield

4/5/2020
Few people know about staying indoors than retired astronaut Chris Hadfield — even though he usually did it from space. Hadfield took questions about self-isolation, living in space and more from kids who called in (under parental supervision) while at home.

Duration:00:26:44

April 5, 2020 - How is school at home going?

4/5/2020
The school year could be over because of COVID-19. Parents, teachers and students across Canada are now considering that very real possibility. Millions of students are impacted, as physical distancing and self-isolation measures turn us into a nation of home-schoolers. PLUS: an Ask Me Anything segment with former astronaut Chris Hadfield.

Duration:01:35:45

April 4, 2020 - Is Canada ready for the COVID-19 surge?

4/4/2020
What do you think should be done if our hospitals become overwhelmed? How do you think our political leaders have handled the COVID-19 crisis so far? Dr. Brian Goldman, host of CBC Radio's White Coat, Black Art joins Duncan McCue to take your questions about the ongoing pandemic.

Duration:01:46:45

March 29, 2020 - How has COVID-19 disrupted your job?

3/29/2020
In an effort to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, businesses of all sizes have been ordered to stay closed across Canada — and many of them aren't sure if they can weather the storm. Our expert panel answers your questions about health and safety in the workplace, the state of your finances during the COVID-19 pandemic and more.

Duration:01:52:15

March 28, 2020 - Who is your COVID-19 hero?

3/28/2020
Is there an unsung hero in your community worthy of accolades? Do you know someone working in the frontlines who deserves a shout-out? Nominate your COVID-19 hero today on a special Saturday edition of Checkup.

Duration:01:13:12

March 22, 2020 - What is your COVID-19 problem?

3/22/2020
We have an expert panel to take your COVID-19 related questions about money, medicine, mental health and kids. What problems or struggles are you facing right now during this time of social distancing? What are some ways you're trying to stay optimistic?

Duration:01:51:05

March 21, 2020 - How has COVID-19 disrupted your life?

3/21/2020
Life has changed dramatically for Canadians because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our expert panel will answer your questions about money, medical concerns, relationships and parenting in this period of social distancing and quarantine.

Duration:01:07:52

March 15, 2020: Is enough being done to slow down the COVID-19 pandemic?

3/15/2020
Canadians watched as events unfolded in China and Hong Kong, South Korea and Italy. Now COVID-19 is officially a pandemic — and it's a lot closer to home. Sports leagues have suspended their seasons. Festivals and awards ceremonies like the Junos are no longer going ahead. Hand-washing and self-isolation have become major priorities for many individuals. Canada's Public Health Agency says the risk from the novel coronavirus to the general population in Canada is low, but notes the situation...

Duration:01:52:35

Ask Me Anything: How will COVID-19 affect your investments?

3/8/2020
Economist James Brander and personal finance expert Preet Banerjee will take your COVID-19-related investment questions in our Ask Me Anything segment.

Duration:00:25:00