Cross Country Checkup from CBC Radio

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Cross Country Checkup is Canada's only national phone-in show, broadcasting live from coast to coast to coast. Checkup is Canada's weekly town hall — a place for raw, honest perspectives on the most pressing issues of the week. For over 55 years, it's where Canadians gather to listen to each other every Sunday afternoon. Call us: 1-888-416-8333.

Tokyo 2020 athlete Cameron Levins and Olympic gold medal-winning rower Adam Kreek answer questions from Checkup callers.
Canadians are mourning the loss of four members of a Muslim family after they were struck and killed in an attack on June 6 that police say was "premeditated" and motivated by hate. Our question this week: What are your thoughts about the London attack? Why is anti-Muslim hate happening …
Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation announced last week that preliminary findings from a survey conducted by a specialist in ground-penetrating radar indicated the remains of around 215 children could be buried near a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C. For Indigenous peoples living in Canada and residential school survivors, it's …
Blue Rodeo's Jim Cuddy, host the Juno Songwriter's Circle on June 5, answers calls and questions from listeners about performing during the pandemic, his musical influences and what inspires his songwriting.
Sooner or later, reopening of the economy will be a reality in almost every province and territory, as variants continue to spread. As vaccine campaigns speed up across the country, some are asking what the right approach is. Our question this week: Are we reopening too fast or too slow? …
As a third wave of COVID-19 cases begins to slow in some parts of the country — and vaccination rates climb — provincial governments are looking to lift pandemic restrictions. Ontario and Quebec have already announced plans to reopen businesses and allow limited social gatherings, with British Columbia expected to …
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield answers questions from Checkup callers about Mars, UFOs and life in space.
Infectious diseases specialist Dr. Fatima Kakkar and health law policy expert Tim Caulfield answer caller questions about teens and vaccines.
Have your dreams turned to sunny beach days, getaways and barbecues with family and friends? Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canadians could enjoy a "better" summer — a "one-dose summer" — if enough people stick to public health guidelines and get vaccinated. Our question this week: Is it safe to …
For Mother's Day, callers share their stories and shout outs to their moms. Plus, parenting expert, therapist and author Natasha Sharma helps put this particular pandemic Mother’s Day into context.
The National Advisory Committee on Immunization called mRNA vaccines, including those made by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, the "preferred" shot this week. A day later, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sought to reassure Canadians that vaccines like AstraZeneca's are safe and effective. Our question this week: What grade are you giving public …
Canadians are scouring their local pharmacies, hospitals and pop-up clinics in hopes of finding a coveted vaccination appointment slot. Our question this week: Is Canada's vaccine roll out a success or a failure? Is everybody getting a fair shot at vaccination?
Jim Treliving is the only cast member of CBC's Dragons' Den to appear in every episode since the show started in 2006 — but the Boston Pizza owner recently announced the 15th season would be his last. Treliving takes calls and answers questions from Checkup listeners.
Without key video evidence recorded during the arrest of George Floyd, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin may not have been convicted on Tuesday for his murder. Body cameras are widely used by police in the United States, but relatively few Canadian cities have adopted them. Our question this week: …
Virologist Jason Kindrachuk and Dr. Prabhat Jha, professor of global health at the University of Toronto, join Checkup to take questions on COVID-19 vaccines and variants.
Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi, who became an instant celebrity when he was elected in 2010, announced earlier this month that he won't be running again. He joins Checkup to talk about his career, and answers questions from listeners.
The Ontario government has doubled down on it's lockdown measures, closing borders between Manitoba and Quebec, and giving police sweeping powers to stop and question residents. Opponents of regional curfews in Quebec took to the streets in a destructive protest last Sunday. Meanwhile, calls are growing for stronger restrictions in …
Michael Jackson, president of the Institute for the Study of the Crown in Canada at Massey College in Toronto, discusses the death of Prince Philip, and Checkup callers share their memories.
Canada's third wave is being fuelled by variants of the virus, which are more contagious and more likely to lead to hospitalization and death. Restrictions are again ramping up in parts of the country with Canadians weary after a year of fighting COVID without much to show for it. Our …
With many Canadians still working from home thanks to the pandemic, some offices are empty while highways and subway trains are a bit roomier. But that means instead of in-person meetings, hallway chats and retirement parties, many of our interactions happen through video calls and instant messages.