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 Nov. 28, 2010 Nov. 28, 2010
It's as much a cultural spectacle as a sporting event, watched by millions of fans across the country. This weekend, thousands of them will be bundled-up against sub-zero temperatures in the Edmonton stands. "Why is the Grey Cup such a long-lasting Canadian tradition?"
Checkup Nov 21, 2010 Nov. 21, 2010
Will the royal marriage of William and Kate revive the monarchy in Canada? When Prince William announced his engagement to Kate Middleton, media around the world went into overdrive. What do you think? Will this marriage revive some of Diana's royal magic and help re-charge the monarchy ...here in Canada …
Checkup Nov 14, 2010 Nov. 14, 2010
Is Canada's job in Afghanistan finished? As Canada's own deadline for complete troop withdrawal approaches, suddenly there's a new plan to stay and train Afghan forces. What do you think? Is Canada's job in Afghanistan finished? What do you think of the new plan? With guest host David Gray.
Checkup Nov 07, 2010 Nov. 7, 2010
Should Canada keep some companies Canadian? On Cross Country Checkup: foreign takeovers. When the federal government put the brakes on the proposed takeover of Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan, many cheered. Others shook their heads at the surprise intervention by a free-trade talking government. What was your reaction? With guest host …
Checkup Oct. 31, 2010 Oct. 31, 2010
With all the new mayors across the country some say voters are angry ...are you? How important are local politics? Citizens in Calgary, Brandon, Toronto and Ottawa have rushed to install new mayors. Some say it's evidence voters are angry, and all politicians better take note. How about you ...are …
Checkup Oct. 24, 2010 Oct. 24, 2010
What's your reaction to the coverage of the Williams case? The conviction of the sex murderer revealed horrific and disturbing details ...some say far too many. But in a democratic justice system that relies on transparency, how much is too much? What are your thoughts on the case, the coverage …
Checkup Oct. 17, 2010 Oct. 17, 2010
What was so compelling about the rescue of the Chilean miners? Did you watch? 'The whole world's watching' was once a political protest chant that was based more on hope than fact. This week's rescue of 33 trapped miners made the slogan a reality. Estimates of the number of people …
Checkup Oct. 10, 2010 Oct. 10, 2010
Shrinking families: Has family become less important ...or just less affordable? Statistics Canada has found that Canada's families are getting smaller. Some say this will affect our lives and economy in many ways. What do you think? How will it change our society, our communities ...and what does it mean …
Check Oct. 3, 2010 Oct. 3, 2010
On Cross Country Checkup: Should prostitution be legalized? An Ontario court has struck down the federal prostitution law and experts say it clears the way for changes right across Canada. What do you think? Should prostitution be legalized? With guest host Suhana Meharchand.
Sept. 26, 2010 Sept. 26, 2010
What do you expect from your MPs this session? Parliament resumed this week and the appeals for civility were quickly forgotten amid partisan jostling and renewed election rumours. What do you expect this session from your elected representatives? With guest host Rosemary Barton.
Checkup Sept 19, 2010 Sept. 19, 2010
Is there room for compromise on the long-gun registry? When Parliament returns next week, one of the first orders of business will be to vote on whether to end the long-gun registry. It is an issue that has divided parties, regions and citizens. What do you think? Is there room …
Checkup hr.1 Aug.29/10 Aug. 29, 2010
On Cross Country Checkup: helping Pakistan. Flooding has affected 17-million people in Pakistan and observers say it's only a matter of time before things get a lot worse. International aid has been slow for such a huge disaster. Should Canadians be more generous? With guest host Chris Hall.
Checkup hr.2 Aug.29/10 Aug. 29, 2010
On Cross Country Checkup: helping Pakistan. Flooding has affected 17-million people in Pakistan and observers say it's only a matter of time before things get a lot worse. International aid has been slow for such a huge disaster. Should Canadians be more generous? With guest host Chris Hall.
Checkup Hr.1 Aug. 15/10 Aug. 15, 2010
Can you ever really return home? They say you can't go home again... But many of us never entirely leave behind the place we grew up. What's your experience of returning home? Do you long to go back? Or are you glad to make your home somewhere new? What's it …
Checkup Hr.2 Aug. 15/10 Aug. 15, 2010
Can you ever really return home? They say you can't go home again... But many of us never entirely leave behind the place we grew up. What's your experience of returning home? Do you long to go back? Or are you glad to make your home somewhere new? What's it …
Checkup Hr.1 Aug. 8/10 Aug. 8, 2010
Your best and worst camping stories - has old-fashioned camping gone out of style? Tell us your best and worst camping experiences. With guest host Jacquie Perrin.
Checkup Hr.2 Aug. 8/10 Aug. 8, 2010
Your best and worst camping stories - has old-fashioned camping gone out of style? Tell us your best and worst camping experiences. With guest host Jacquie Perrin.
Many of us make our home in the city. Others adore the charms of small town life. Or fresh country air and empty roads. Then there's suburbia with space to sprawl. Why do YOU live where you do? And will you stay? With guest host, Anne Lagacé Dowson
Many of us make our home in the city. Others adore the charms of small town life. Or fresh country air and empty roads. Then there's suburbia with space to sprawl. Why do YOU live where you do? And will you stay? With guest host, Anne Lagacé Dowson
Checkup hr.1 Jul. 11/10 July 11, 2010
On Cross Country Checkup: It started with 32 countries and now it's down to the final two. For the last month the World Cup has grabbed the attention of soccer fans around the globe. When the referee blows the last whistle on Spain versus The Netherlands, we want your reactions …