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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.

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: 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

Jan. 12, 2020 - What's your reaction to the Ukraine airline tragedy?

1/12/2020
The fallout after Iran admits it "unintentionally" shot down Ukrainian International Airlines Flight 752, the tragic loss of 57 Canadians and, now, protests in the streets of Tehran. Our question this week: What's your reaction to the Ukraine airline tragedy?

Duration:01:50:38

Ask Me Anything: Matt Galloway

1/5/2020
New host of The Current and previous host of Metro Morning Matt Galloway takes your calls on Cross Country Checkup.

Duration:00:24:15

Jan. 5, 2020 - Are new technologies making your life better or worse?

1/5/2020
From Alexa to self-checkouts and self-driving cars, the age of automation is here in 2020. Our question this week: Are new technologies making your life better or worse?

Duration:01:49:25

Dec. 29, 2019 - What's your pop culture pick of the decade?

12/29/2019
As 2019 comes to a close, listeners share their top pop culture picks of the decade and panel guests discuss books, movies, TV shows, artists and more.

Duration:01:52:31

Dec. 22, 2019 - How do you cope with holiday stress?

12/22/2019
The holidays are said to be a time of happiness and cheer. But for some, it's anything but. Family tensions, stressful dinner obligations and credit card bills can leave us feeling overwhelmed.

Duration:01:52:27

Ask Me Anything: Paul Hunter

12/22/2019
CBC Washington correspondent Paul Hunter takes your calls on Cross Country Checkup.

Duration:00:27:43

Dec. 15, 2019 - Do you give money to the homeless?

12/15/2019
As the temperature drops, an Ottawa city councillor is calling for a state of emergency on homelessness. Meanwhile, bans on panhandling are gaining traction in cities and towns across Canada. Our show question: Do you give money to the homeless? Plus, Ask Me Anything on Andrew Scheer's resignation with Kory Teneycke, former strategist to Stephen Harper and Doug Ford.

Duration:01:53:03

Dec. 15, 2019: Ask Me Anything: Kory Teneycke

12/15/2019
Kory Teneycke, former strategist to Stephen Harper and Doug Ford, takes your questions on Andrew Scheer's resignation.

Duration:00:27:02

Ask Me Anything: Silken Laumann

12/8/2019
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
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