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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

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

Aug. 25, 2019 - What's giving you economic jitters as we near the election?

8/25/2019
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The US-China trade war, stock market dives and something called an inverted yield curve have economists warning that a recession may be on the horizon. Meanwhile, as Canada gears up for an election, what costs are keeping you up at night? Childcare, housing, or what you're paying at the pump?

Duration:01:52:49

Foreign Affairs parliamentary secretary says 'plans are in place' to assist Canadian citizens in Hong Kong

8/18/2019
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Speaking to Cross Country Checkup on Sunday, MP and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs Rob Oliphant tells defended Canada's 'consistent', 'strong' response to Hong Kong protests.

Duration:00:06:18

Aug. 18, 2019 - Does Canada have moral responsibility in Hong Kong?

8/18/2019
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There are 300,000 Canadians living in Hong Kong and many others here, at home, watching events nervously. As the protests in that city enter the 11th week, how are the tensions affecting Canadians in both countries? Guest host David Common.

Duration:01:52:14

Aug. 11, 2019 - Are we doing enough to protect Canada's wildlife?

8/11/2019
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What more can be done, locally and nationally, to support threatened and endangered species in Canada? Cross Country Checkup guest host Michelle Eliot takes Canadians' calls.

Duration:01:52:45

Aug. 4, 2019 - What's your best or worst vacation story?

8/4/2019
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We've all had one: the vacation that defied all expectations. Did you end up stuck on the tarmac for hours waiting for take off, or find yourself staying at a hotel that didn't deserve even one star? Or was there a magical moment, like unexpectedly crossing paths with a majestic moose for the first time? Our question this week: What is your best or worst vacation story?

Duration:01:52:37