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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

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

March 8, 2020 - What worries you most about COVID-19?

3/8/2020
Concerns about the novel coronavirus have spurred some people to stockpile masks, bottles of hand sanitizer, food and other supplies. Photographs of empty store shelves, are making the rounds online. Parents, meanwhile, are cancelling school trips and family vacations — and wondering how much of a hit their wallet will take in the process. This weekend, it's a special Q&A edition of Checkup. We've got an expert panel to answer your questions about COVID-19. Plus: Stock markets continue to...

Duration:01:52:37

Ask Me Anything: Dr. Bruce Aylward

3/1/2020
Dr. Bruce Aylward joins the show for our Ask Me Anything segment. Aylward led the World Health Organization's COVID-19 mission to China.

Duration:00:38:43

Mar. 1, 2020 - Should medical assistance in dying be an option when the diagnosis isn't terminal?

3/1/2020
This week, a bill proposes to widen eligibility for medical assistance in dying (MAID). Our question for this week: Should MAID be an option when the diagnosis isn't terminal?

Duration:01:52:35

Feb. 23, 2020 - Who is responsible for the Wet'suwet'en blockade impasse?

2/23/2020
"The barricades need to come down now," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday, calling the rail blockades "unacceptable and untenable." But the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs say they will only engage in discussions if the RCMP withdraws from their territory and activities related to the Coastal GasLink pipeline have ceased.

Duration:01:54:26

Ask Me Anything: Dr. Dick Zoutman

2/16/2020
It's been three weeks since Canada reported it's first case of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus — and since then, the virus has continued to spread around the world. What do you want to know more about when it comes to the outbreak?

Duration:00:25:36

Feb. 16, 2020 - What’s your reaction to the B.C. pipeline protest?

2/16/2020
What began as a Wet'suwet'en blockade in northern B.C. shut down Via Rail and CN dead in their tracks this week.

Duration:01:54:12

Ask Me Anything: CBC News correspondent Katie Simpson

2/9/2020
With U.S. President Donald Trump's acquittal in the impeachment trial, and a messy Democratic primary in Iowa, it was quite a week for American politics. To answer your questions about it all, CBC News correspondent Katie Simpson joins us for this week's Ask Me Anything!

Duration:00:28:15

Feb. 9, 2020 - Are pedestrians safe where you live?

2/9/2020
Last year, in Toronto, 40 pedestrians were struck by a moving vehicle and killed. In British Columbia, the number jumps to 49 and in Montreal, a record high 24 lives were lost. But in Oslo, Norway, zero pedestrians died from car-related incidents last year. Our question this week: Are pedestrians safe where you live?

Duration:01:54:06

Ask Me Anything: Minister of Canadian Heritage Steven Guilbeault

2/2/2020
Minister of Canadian Heritage Steven Guilbeault answers your questions on a new report that calls for widespread broadcasting and telecommunications regulation reform.

Duration:00:26:00

Feb. 2, 2020 - Does the prime minister need to be bilingual?

2/2/2020
Former prime minister Lester B. Pearson didn't speak French, and other former party leaders like Ed Broadbent, Preston Manning, and Stéphane Dion were far from fluent. Now, as the Conservative leadership race heats up, so too does the great Canadian language debate. Our question this week: Does the prime minister need to be bilingual?

Duration:01:52:40

Jan. 26, 2020 - What questions and concerns do you have about the coronavirus?

1/26/2020
Health experts will take your calls, and answer questions about the novel coronavirus.

Duration:01:53:43

Ask Me Anything: Dr. Brian Goldman

1/19/2020
Dr. Brain Goldman, ER doctor and host of CBC's White Coat, Black Art, takes your calls and answers your questions about cannabis edibles.

Duration:00:27:07

Jan. 19, 2020 - What's your reaction to Harry and Meghan's move to Canada?

1/19/2020
After a royal rift with the Queen, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are making their home in Canada — for now. Is it time to roll out — or roll up — the red carpet?

Duration:01:52:47

Jan. 18, 2020 - How are you coping with the weather this winter? (Special broadcast)

1/18/2020
As parts of Newfoundland remain under a state of emergency following an unprecedented winter storm, residents in British Columbia and Edmonton face record-breaking cold temperatures.

Duration:01:51:10