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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: Dr. Brian Goldman

1/19/2020
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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