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.

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 …
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?
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.
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.
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.
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 …
Climate change, ethical eating, and nutritional research have made the choice to eat or not eat meat more fraught than ever. From Beyond Meat burgers to Canada's ban on shark fins to disagreement over the country's new food guide, is the drop in Canada's per capita meat eating virtuous or …
"Why don't they go back and help fix the broken, crime infested places from which they came?" A tweet from U.S. President Donald Trump, referring to a group of Democrat congresswomen of colour. Justin Trudeau says statements like Trump's are not how we approach issues in Canada, but stopped short …
On the surface, it's a small trade-off. You take a simple test in the comfort of your own home and your ancestral background is thrown wide open to you. But who knows the implications of rummaging through that genetic closet?
There's no doubt millennials are struggling. Home ownership in major cities — where there's work — is a pipe dream. A pensionable job for life is a fiction. But as boomers live longer in good health, some are keen to hang on in the workforce. As far as they are …
The House of Commons passed a non-binding motion Monday declaring that Canada is in the midst of a "national climate emergency." The next day, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's cabinet approved an expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline (TMX). Pledging all profits from TMX to climate change efforts, Trudeau says that …
It has been called a game changer in Canadian sport. Jurassic Parks from coast to coast to coast went wild Thursday as the Toronto Raptors took home the NBA Championship trophy — the first for a Canadian team. Our question this week: What does the Raptors win mean to you? …
After 17 years — and thousands of interviews — Anna Maria Tremonti is signing off from CBC Radio's The Current. But before she goes, she's giving you the microphone. It's your turn to Ask Anna Maria Tremonti Anything.
The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls report finds that Indigenous women and girls are 12 times more likely to be murdered or to go missing than members of any other demographic group in Canada - and 16 times more likely to be slain or to …
With a federal election around the corner - and concerns surrounding the safety of Canadians' online data and, crucially, the security of democracy - some are wondering if Facebook is taking too big a bite out of their private life.
There have been 430 wildfires in Alberta since March 1. British Columbia faced two back-to-back years of record-setting wildfires. According to the Ministry of Natural Resources, Ontario faced the worst wildfire season in a decade last year. While drier weather, overgrown forests and a lack of controlled burns are leading …
The possibility of the Raptors making it to the finish line piqued interest in the sport beyond just die-hard fans. Over its 25-year history with the NBA, the only Canadian basketball team in the league has been considered the underdog. But, the tide seems to be changing. Canadians were glued …
Women still shoulder the burden of many household chores and take on much of a family's emotional labour, according to recent studies. Meanwhile, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics consistently finds working women take on 65 per cent of childcare duties - while working men take on the remaining 35 …
The World Health Organization says that the number of reported measles cases around the globe has quadrupled in the first three months of 2019 compared to the same period last year. The measles outbreak is, once again, stoking the vaccination debate, particularly on social media networks like Twitter and Facebook …
Thousands of residents in New Brunswick and Quebec are struggling with rising waters this week. It's déjà vu for many in the two provinces - New Brunswick was hit by record flooding last year, while Quebec saw flood waters rise in the spring of 2017. The frequency and intensity of …