Cross Country Checkup from CBC Radio show

Cross Country Checkup from CBC Radio

Summary: CBC Radio's Cross Country Checkup is 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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Podcasts:

 Sept. 2, 2018 - NAFTA talks | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:53:05

Win, lose or draw, it's a NAFTA showdown of historic proportions. One that could hit pocketbooks and radically reshape Canada's economic, political and cultural landscape. What effect is this having on you?

 August 26, 2018 - Diversity in film | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:53:14

What was the first movie or TV show that you identified with?

 August 19, 2018 - Unwanted family heirlooms | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:53:03

It's being called the greatest wealth transfer in human history. As baby boomers start handing down family heirlooms, many are asking: who wants all this stuff? What will you do with your unwanted family heirlooms? With guest host Michelle Eliot.

 Aug. 12, 2018 - Diplomatic dispute between Saudi Arabia and Canada | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:52:36

What began as a tweet of concern about human rights has led to a diplomatic feud between Saudi Arabia and Canada. Are we prepared to pay the price of standing up to repressive regimes?

 Aug. 5, 2018 - Living the dream | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:52:45

Have you ever wished you could give up your day job and live the life you've always wanted? Maybe you changed career paths to follow a passion. What did you do?

 July 29, 2018 - Gun Control | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:53:39

In the wake of Sunday's downtown Toronto shooting, city council voted to ban handgun sales in the city. Should the rest of Canada follow suit? How far should government go?

 July 22, 2018 - Sex-ed | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:53:09

Parents and teachers are scrambling after Ontario Premier Doug Ford scrapped its existing sex ed curriculum, in favour of one taught in 1998.

 July 15, 2018 - Cross-border special: Trump! Trudeau! Trade! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:53:23

Live from Madison, Wisconsin, Cross Country Checkup takes calls from both sides of the border. Who is doing a better job on trade - Trump or Trudeau? Has the Canada-U.S. relationship changed? How do we avoid a trade war? This is a co-production with WPR - Wisconsin Public Radio and PRI - Public Radio International.

 July 8, 2018 - Bikes vs. Cars | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:53:08

Bike lanes, bike bans, no right turns, lower speed limits - even car bans. There's been plenty of pedalling, but not much movement. Who is to blame for cycling deaths in Canada? What has to change to stop them?

 July 1, 2018 - Unexpected wildlife encounters | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:53:22

School is over, summer is on... cue the Canadian wilderness! Camping, cottages, long hikes - and possibly, a life-changing encounter with a wild beast. What was your unexpected encounter with a wild animal?

 June 24, 2018 - Nursing home quality of care | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:52:50

The Wettlaufer inquiry is ringing alarm bells in long-term care homes across Canada. Is there adequate oversight in elder homes? Who takes responsibility for quality of care?

 June 17, 2018 - Trump-Trudeau trade rift | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:52:37

Do shaky trade relations shake you? Can a US trade war be averted? Are you ready for trade headwinds coming from the south?

 June 10, 2018 - Ontario Election | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:53:40

How could Doug Ford's victory change the political conversation in this country?

 June 3, 2018 - Public pipeline | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:51:52

Should tax dollars be used to build pipelines? Is the environmental risk worth the economic payoff?

 May 27, 2018 - First Nations resource rights | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:53:27

Live from Prince Rupert, B.C. Is it time for Canada to transfer resource rights back to First Nations?

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