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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: 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

Sept. 29, 2019 - How important is climate change to your vote?

9/29/2019
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Greta Thunberg, the latest UN report and climate strikes across Canada on Friday. This week on the campaign trail, we're talking about climate change.

Duration:01:47:45

Sept. 22, 2019 - How do you feel about Justin Trudeau's blackface apology?

9/22/2019
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Earlier this week, photos and video of Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau in blackface and brownface surfaced. It's only week two of the campaign and already it's an election beset by political scandals.

Duration:01:52:40

Sept. 15, 2019 - Which party leader do you trust most?

9/15/2019
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It's election time, Canada. Have you had enough of the stump speeches already? It's your turn to talk. Our Checkup ballot question this week: Which party leader do you trust most?

Duration:01:52:58

Ask Me Anything: Rick Mercer

9/15/2019
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Comedian Rick Mercer takes your calls on Cross Country Checkup.

Duration:00:28:31

Ask Me Anything: Rosemary Barton takes your calls

9/9/2019
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Rosemary Barton — co-host of CBC News' The National as well as the new CBC election podcast Party Lines — took your calls in the first installment of our new recurring Ask Me Anything segment on Cross Country Checkup.

Duration:00:27:46

Sept. 8, 2019 - Is it time to ban flavoured e-cigarettes?

9/8/2019
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Mysterious vaping-related illnesses are cropping up in the United States. Michigan has moved to be the first U.S. state to ban flavoured electronic cigarettes. It's wildly popular among underage teens. Our question this week: Is it time to ban flavoured e-cigarettes? Then in our final half hour, Rosemary Barton answered your calls on our new recurring Ask Me Anything segment on Cross Country Checkup.

Duration:01:53:21

Sept. 1, 2019 - What do you do if your kid's teacher doesn't make the grade?

9/1/2019
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It's time to hit the books and shake the summer stupids. Millions of kids will return to school next week for another school year. But for parents, it's a time of high anxiety and the start of many questions. Our question this week: What do you do if your kid's teacher doesn't make the grade?

Duration:01:53:07