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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.
 
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On this week’s show: Public Safety Minister Bill Blair discusses the continued restrictions at the border. The Conservatives' foreign affairs critic Michael Chong talks about fighting the government over document disclosure. An expert panel analyzes the controversies and challenges facing the Green Party and its leader, Annamie Paul. Plus: a look a…
 
After NACI recommends avoiding a second dose of AstraZeneca in favour of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, Dr. Brian Conway of the Vancouver Infectious Disease Centre answers your vaccination questions. Looking Glass Foundation executive director Susan Climie and psychiatrist Dr. Julia Raudzus discuss eating disorders, and how the pandemic may have exacerb…
 
On today's show: We hear from a landowner near the site of the proposed Grassy Mountain Coal mine, which is now dead in the water; We speak with a parks ecologist about how wardens in K Country keep bears and motorists apart; and we hear how people feel about getting busy as Alberta opens up and personal calendars start to fill up a bit more.…
 
Bestselling author Jason Reynolds discusses his novel Long Way Down, his entry into the world of literature and why he wants to write books that relate to young readers. Composer Tania León talks about her Pulitzer Prize-winning orchestral piece, Stride — one of 19 pieces composed by women to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. W…
 
Danny Stewart was on his way to meet his partner for dinner when he happened upon a baby, bundled in a sweatshirt and abandoned at a New York subway station. That started him on a path to parenthood. Later, a Concordia professor explains why the world's biggest problems can't be solved by personal boycotts.…
 
Fish out of water get a brain boost; A large star that pulled a disappearing act may be a new kind of ‘blinking giant’; Echidnas have a unique 4-headed penis but only use half at a time; They're not speedy, but these seafloor sponges are on the move; Sick legacy — how DDT exposure from the past can affect many generations to come.…
 
Investigative journalist Justin Ling says there's no justification for Canada to ban sexually-active gay men from donating blood; as a David Bowie painting surfaces in Canada, his former collaborator Beezy Bailey says painting with Bowie was a blast; Tupac's legacy endures on what would have been his 50th birthday; our books columnist Becky Toyne d…
 
We get sun safety tips from Dr. Daniel Radin a dermatologist from Tecumseh, near Windsor; Earlier this week Minister of Seniors Deb Schulte announced that they would launch consultations on the term elder abuse. Establishing criteria will help the government design programs and policies to protect seniors.We have reaction from Samir Sinha the Direc…
 
Reporter, Carolyn Ray, brings us an update on the story of 14 year-old Matthew Gordon who has been collecting used clothing for men for five years in memory of his Dad. We hear about hot schools and buses on PEI. And on the phone-in: Dr. Christine Chambers speaks about children's health.
 
New Brunswick drives for green, and one of its neighbours says they would have preferred a more coordinated reopening. The Covid cabinet committee joined us to talk about that, and vaccine passports. Premier Blaine Higgs, Interim leader of the Official Opposition Roger Melanson, Green Party leader David Coon, and Kris Austin, leader of the People's…
 
Current Affairs correspondent Brittany Wentzell spoke to Karen Bernard, Director of the Jane Paul Indigenous Women's Resource Centre, about the alarming rise in human trafficking in Nova Scotia. The Jane Paul Centre provides support for Indigenous women living in the Sydney area.
 
There were no injuries reported after a landslide in Nain but officials are still asking Nain residents to be careful while boating. We speak to Ron Webb, the person who first reported it. As we mark National Indigenous History Month we go back to the archives to hear from Ella Jacque of Rigolet, who weaves wild grass into beautiful and practical h…
 
The pandemic silenced a lot of activities, including live music. And while not exactly back in pre-pandemic style live, local entertainment is returning to the boardwalk for the summer, starting this afternoon. Julia Wright speaks with Corey McGill, one of the organizers to get the details.
 
(Starts at 1:10 mark) Despite glitches in the 2021 NL provincial election, Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador says mail-in voting is an important option in the upcoming municipal votes. (8:26) It's enough to make you feel crabby. An invasive species, called green crab, is spreading off our coasts. (14:15) Seniors at Lakeside Homes in Gander e…
 
The At Issue panel discusses the recent political turmoil facing Green Party leader Annamie Paul and why she's blaming the prime minister. Can she unite her party moving forward? Plus, the panellists unpack the politics behind a Bloc Québécois motion to recognize Quebec as a nation. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj.…
 
We hear archival conversations about centralization with the late Joseph Sylliboy, Margaret Johnson and Caroline Gould, recorded by Professor Trudy Sable. She's been working with the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre to make material such as this available online.
 
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 in Canada?
 
In today’s University and College Report, Columbia Basin College’s Jay Frank sits down with music instructor Bruce Walker Jr., who has just been named the music educator of the year by the Washington Music Educators Association. Bruce is also in demand nationally as an expert in conducting large student string orchestras in an online environment.…
 
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