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.

Checkup Jan. 30, 2011 April 6, 2011
What's your reaction to the events in Egypt? It is one of the Arab world's most ancient and stable countries ...but now it is in turmoil. Are you watching? Will 'the street' prevail? Will the protests spread throughout the Arab world? What does it mean for Canadians? With host Rex …
Checkup Jan. 09, 2011 April 6, 2011
Should literature classics be 'cleaned up' to suit modern sensibilities? On Cross Country Checkup: Huckleberry Finn. A U.S. publisher is printing a version of Mark Twain's classic ...with the language cleaned up. Some critics are outraged ...others say it might help it reach a wider audience. What do you think? …
Checkup April 3, 2011 April 3, 2011
The campaign has been going for a week now and despite a few spending promises, issues have been trumped by jostling over leaders' debates, coalitions, and trustworthiness. What issues are important to you, what are being missed?
Checkup Mar. 27, 2011 March 27, 2011
What's at stake for you in this election? Parliament has been boiling for months and now the pressure can no longer be contained. So, we're off ...into Canada's fourth general election in seven years. What's at stake for you in this election? With host Rex Murphy.
Checkup Mar. 20, 2011 March 19, 2011
Two topics: Libya, will the no-fly zone work? And Japan, is the real disaster being overlooked?
Checkup Mar.13, 2011 March 12, 2011
On Cross Country Checkup: Japanese devastation. The earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on Friday have caused untold misery ...as well as fears about the consequences of damaged nuclear power plants. What's your reaction to the disaster in Japan?
Checkup Mar. 6, 2011 March 6, 2011
Is it time for a federal election? With a federal budget two weeks away, and MPs wrangling over everything from campaign financing, and Senate reform, to NGO funding ....is there also an election coming? Should the opposition vote down the budget to trigger an election? With host Rex Murphy.
Checkup Feb. 27, 2011 Feb. 27, 2011
The revolutionary fervour sweeping the Arab world has come up against a bloodier leader in Moammar Gadhafi. Some say the West should impose sanctions, a no-fly zone or even more. What do you think? Should Western nations intervene to help the people of Libya? With guest host Andrew Nichols.
Checkup Feb. 20, 2011 Feb. 19, 2011
Mental illness used to be the condition nobody would talk about. Five years ago a Senate report, the first-ever national study of mental health and addiction, said Canada badly needed a strategy to deal with it. What has changed since then? Is support for mental health improving?
Checkup Feb. 13, 2011 Feb. 13, 2011
What's your reaction to the victory of the Egyptian protesters? Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been driven from power by peaceful protest ...but what comes next? What's your reaction ...and your hopes and fears for the future of Egypt and the region? With host Rex Murphy.
Checkup Feb. 06, 2011 Feb. 6, 2011
On Cross Country Checkup: Egypt The continuing turmoil in the streets of Egyptian cities raises a whole series of concerns for the protesters, the country, the region, and the world. Are you concerned about the consequences of the Egyptian crisis? Join host Rex Murphy, on Cross Country Checkup
Checkup Jan. 30, 2011 Jan. 30, 2011
What's your reaction to the events in Egypt? It is one of the Arab world's most ancient and stable countries ...but now it is in turmoil. Are you watching? Will 'the street' prevail? Will the protests spread throughout the Arab world? What does it mean for Canadians? With host Rex …
Checkup Jan. 23, 2011 Jan. 23, 2011
Should political parties be funded by tax dollars? Prime Minister Stephen Harper says he'll campaign in the next election to end the public subsidy for political parties. The opposition parties are all against it. What do you think? Should parties raise their own money ...or should a portion come from …
Checkup Jan.16, 2011 Jan. 16, 2011
Haiti one year later: Has progress been too slow? It took just a few minutes to devastate tiny Haiti ...and to galvanize the world. The horror was tempered only by the hope that perhaps this was a chance for the impoverished country to start anew. What happened? How could the …
Checkup Jan. 09, 2011 Jan. 9, 2011
Should literature classics be 'cleaned up' to suit modern sensibilities? On Cross Country Checkup: Huckleberry Finn. A U.S. publisher is printing a version of Mark Twain's classic ...with the language cleaned up. Some critics are outraged ...others say it might help it reach a wider audience. What do you think? …
Checkup Jan. 02, 2011 Jan. 1, 2011
The person of the year: Tell us about someone you think affected the lives of others. It could be a newsmaker or someone who worked beyond the media radar. Who is your choice for person-of-the-year in 2010?
Checkup Dec. 26, 2010 Dec. 26, 2010
What book do you recommend for Checkup's winter list of good reading? 'Tis the season to curl up by a crackling fire with a good book. We want to hear about the books you couldn't put down... fiction, non-fiction, classic or modern ...for our winter list of good reading. With …
Checkup Dec. 19, 2010 Dec. 19, 2010
Deep into spending season along comes the fun killer: the news that Canadians are now deeper in debt than even the Americans. Economists say it's a dangerous situation ...for both individuals and the country. What do you think? Are you spending too much? With guest host David Gray
Checkup Dec. 12, 2010 Dec. 12, 2010
Canadian children have always excelled in international education surveys ...but the latest one from the OECD suggests China and other Asian countries have surged ahead. What do you think? Are Canada's education systems the best they can be? Does Canada risk falling behind?
Checkup Dec. 5, 2010 Dec. 5, 2010
What's your reaction to WikiLeaks' release of the U.S. diplomatic cables? A deluge of confidential U.S. communications has torn aside the diplomatic curtain on the superpower's relations with dozens of countries. The leaks are being described as everything from cataclysmic to a triumph for democracy. What do you think? Join …