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Canada's only national open-line radio program, broadcast live across Canada every Sunday afternoon on CBC Radio One. Each week broadcaster and writer Rex Murphy presides over a lively discussion on an issue of national interest or importance, and invites listeners to call in with their opinions and thoughts.

Canada's only national open-line radio program, broadcast live across Canada every Sunday afternoon on CBC Radio One. Each week broadcaster and writer Rex Murphy presides over a lively discussion on an issue of national interest or importance, and invites listeners to call in with their opinions and thoughts.
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Location:

Toronto, ON

Description:

Canada's only national open-line radio program, broadcast live across Canada every Sunday afternoon on CBC Radio One. Each week broadcaster and writer Rex Murphy presides over a lively discussion on an issue of national interest or importance, and invites listeners to call in with their opinions and thoughts.

Language:

English

Contact:

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


Episodes

Ask Me Anything: Silken Laumann

12/8/2019
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Olympic rowing medalist and health activist Silken Laumann takes your calls on sports and mental health.

Duration:00:17:36

Dec. 8, 2019 - When does a coach's behaviour cross the line?

12/8/2019
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Questions are being raised about coaching at every level — from the podium to the soccer pitch. Is a coach's tough talk the price to pay for reaching excellence? Have you had a coach that crossed the line? What did you do about it?

Duration:01:52:51

Ask Me Anything: Dr. Andrew Pipe

12/1/2019
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Dr. Andrew Pipe, one of Canada's foremost experts on quitting smoking, takes your calls about vaping.

Duration:00:26:51

Dec. 1, 2019 - Is it time to rethink traditional gift giving?

12/1/2019
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'Tis the season for gift giving, and Canadians will spend the weekend scoring Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Meanwhile, the European Parliament has declared a climate emergency.

Duration:01:52:21

Nov. 24, 2019 - What’s preventing men from talking about mental health?

11/24/2019
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Men around the world are growing moustaches for "Movember," an annual campaign bringing attention to men's health. Too often men struggle with anxiety, isolation and depression in silence. What can be done?

Duration:01:52:36

Ask Me Anything: Jody Wilson-Raybould

11/24/2019
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On the heels of her new book — and the swearing in of Canada's new cabinet ministers — Jody Wilson-Raybould takes listeners calls.

Duration:00:27:57

Nov. 17, 2019 - Was it necessary to fire Don Cherry?

11/17/2019
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After comments seemingly targeting immigrants for not wearing poppies, veteran hockey commentator Don Cherry was fired by Sportsnet this week. His words — pointing at "you people ... that come here" — unleashed a fury of upset and turned Canada's beloved game, inside out. Our question this week: Was it necessary to fire Don Cherry?

Duration:01:48:59

Ask Me Anything: Sharon and Bram

11/10/2019
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Children's entertainers Sharon and Bram take calls from Cross Country Checkup listeners.

Duration:00:26:33

Nov. 10, 2019 - Can you get addicted to video games?

11/10/2019
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Last year, the World Health Organization classified "gaming disorder" as a diagnosable condition.Our question this week: Can you get addicted to video games? Plus, Sharon and Bram take your calls.

Duration:01:52:48

Ask Me Anything: Dr. Jen Gunter

11/3/2019
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Dr. Jen Gunter, author of The Vagina Bible and host of CBC Gem's Jensplaining, takes calls from Cross Country Checkup listeners.

Duration:00:27:09

Nov. 3, 2019 - Has ‘cancel culture’ gone too far?

11/3/2019
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Former U.S. president Barack Obama this week rebuked call-out and cancel culture, saying that it undermines real activism, both online and on college campuses. Are boycotts of controversial, offensive or questionable public speakers helping or hurting free speech?

Duration:01:52:54

Oct 27, 2019 - What’s your take away from this federal election?

10/27/2019
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The Liberals formed a minority government during Monday's federal election but the Conservatives won the popular vote. Meanwhile, the Bloc Quebecois surged over incumbent NDP candidates in Quebec.

Duration:01:47:42

Oct. 20, 2019 - How does Trans Mountain affect your vote?

10/20/2019
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On election eve, we're debating the Trans Mountain expansion from both ends of the pipeline. Greta Thunberg is in Alberta, and so is Checkup host Duncan McCue with a live audience in Leduc, Alta. He's joined by CBC's Michelle Eliot in Vancouver.

Duration:01:47:37

Oct. 13, 2019 - Which election issue causes the most debate in your family?

10/13/2019
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If your Thanksgiving sounds anything like the federal leader's debate, you're not alone — civil debate is in decline.

Duration:01:46:58

Ask Me Anything: Erin O'Toole

10/13/2019
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Conservative Party candidate Erin O'Toole takes calls from listeners.

Duration:00:32:07

Ask Me Anything: Patty Hajdu

10/13/2019
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Liberal Party candidate Patty Hajdu takes calls from listeners.

Duration:00:27:25

Oct. 06 2019 - Should the voting age be lowered to 16?

10/6/2019
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Green Party Leader Elizabeth May thinks so, and so does every municipality in British Columbia. But just because you can drive to the polling station, should you have the right to vote?

Duration:01:47:34

Ask Me Anything: Jagmeet Singh

10/6/2019
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NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh takes calls from Cross Country Checkup callers.

Duration:00:30:26

Ask Me Anything: Elizabeth May

9/29/2019
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Green Party Leader Elizabeth May takes your calls on Cross Country Checkup.

Duration:00:32:44

Ask Me Anything: Peter Mansbridge

9/29/2019
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Former chief correspondent and anchor of CBC News' The National Peter Mansbridge takes your calls on Cross Country Checkup.

Duration:00:19:13