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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

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

June 21, 2020: How can we fix long-term care in Canada?

6/21/2020
Months into the COVID-19 pandemic, questions remain about what must be done to improve living conditions for seniors across the country. Join Duncan McCue on Checkup to discuss what must be done to fix the long-term care home system in Canada.

Duration:01:51:57

June 14, 2020: Is it time to rethink policing in Canada?

6/14/2020
Thousands of Canadians have taken to the streets demanding an end to police brutality, calling out systemic racism in policing and making the case for defunding police. But what does "defunding police" actually mean? Duncan McCue takes your calls, questions and comments.

Duration:01:51:30

June 7, 2020: What advice do you have for the graduating class of 2020?

6/7/2020
Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, graduation this year will look very different for teenagers and their friends and family. Myah Elliott of CBC Kids News joins Duncan McCue to take your calls and messages of advice and support for the class of 2020.

Duration:01:51:47

June 7, 2020: Ask Me Anything with El Jones

6/7/2020
Poet and activist El Jones is one of a growing chorus of voices calling on Canadians to speak out against racism within our borders, and calling attention that anti-black racism isn't limited to the United States.

Duration:00:28:43

May 31, 2020: What are your thoughts on the George Floyd protests in the U.S.?

5/31/2020
Anger over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and, more widely, the treatment of African Americans at the hands of police sparked clashes between protesters and law enforcement in dozens of cities across the United States. Duncan McCue takes your calls and comments.

Duration:01:51:29

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