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Cross Country Checkup is Canada's only weekly national open-line radio program. It is broadcast live across Canada every Sunday afternoon on CBC Radio One and SiriusXM, and streamed live on the Internet. Each week Canadians from coast to coast join in a lively discussion on an issue of national interest that affects their daily lives. Toll-free number (during the broadcast only): 1-888-416-8333
 
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On today's show, we remember William Barbour, a respected Labrador Inuit leader who passed away last week. We also hear some tributes to him. With winter upon us, and the temperatures already falling well below zero at night, we find out why it may be a very tough time ahead for the homeless population in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. On Friday, the gove…
 
BC Nurses Union president Christine Sorensen and Doctors of BC president Dr. Kathleen Ross discuss the toll the pandemic is taking on frontline healthcare workers. Author Selma Wasserman discusses staying connected as a grandparent over long distances when travel isn't possible.
 
Leonard Paris has written a book drawing from his memories of growing up in New Glasgow in the 1950s and '60s... at a time when Black people had few choices about where to live and work. Leonard Paris joins host Portia Clark to talk about his book, Jim Crow Also Lived Here.
 
Grammy-winning reggae artist Shaggy reflects on 20 years of It Wasn't Me, his love of Newfoundland, and his new holiday album Christmas in the Islands. On this week's screen panel, Ishani Nath and John Semley discuss The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air Reunion and why the '90s sitcom still resonates today. Actress Michaela Coel talks about turning personal…
 
Deer Lake shuts down town office and arena complex amid cases of COVID-19 in the town, closure of antimony mine in Glenwood will hurt local economy, some trail users in Grand Falls-Windsor are upset with removal of beaver dams on trailways, and academic is researching the learning challenges of students who were "preemies."…
 
Today on Maritime Noon, we hear from PEI Premier Dennis King about why the Island is taking a break from the Atlantic Bubble for at least 2 weeks, Christmas tree sellers in NS & NB talk about increased demand, and Linda Meldrum answers questions on insurance.
 
On today's show: as city budget deliberations get underway today, Mayor Nenshi joins us; the Eyeopener's Elizabeth Withey talks to Calgarians about the current COVID-19 restrictions and whether or not they're enough; on this week's Karchut on Cars, Paul tells us about the COVID-19 trend of Canadian car shoppers buying vehicles without ever taking i…
 
Gillian Findlay previews this season's premiere on The Fifth Estate: their investigation into what police knew - and when they knew it - as the worst mass murder in Canada's history took place earlier this year in Nova Scotia; Greg Thomson of Charity Intelligence has recommendations on how to ensure your donations do the most good; How can we expec…
 
Spider-Man 3 & Venom 2 Crossover, Vision's Dong, Justice League Trailer Backlash & More I TCBC 491Spider-Man 3 Leaks & News [4:00]Wonder Woman 84 goes to HBO Max... BUT! [9:26]Venom 2 Merch hints at MCU Crossover? [15:45]Snyder Reveals “New” Trailer & Info [22:50]WandaVision Release Date & Black Widow VOD [30:07]…
 
On this week's show: An Edmonton doctor reveals the "emotional fatigue" of working on the hospital front lines and families open up about loved ones in Alberta's hard-hit long-term care homes. Then, Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson explains the government’s new bill to set net-zero emissions targets, two activists talk about Canada’s policy …
 
Senator Murray Sinclair announces he's writing his memoirs about his extraordinary life, columnist Sarah Raughley shares three historical books that centre the Black experience, Eva Crocker on her debut novel All I Ask, Heidi L.M. Jacobs on her award-winning comedic book Molly of the Mall and musician Ben Kunder shares a book that he's reading.…
 
Dr Brian Goldman visits a mobile health clinic that treats migrant workers on Schuyler Farms in Simcoe, Ontario. The farm was recently the site of a COVID-19 outbreak. Brian takes a look at why seasonal farm workers are so vulnerable to the virus, and how this innovative clinic-on-wheels is an important step in providing much-needed health care for…
 
This week, a police officer and civilian are killed on Manitoulin Island, COVID-19 takes a toll on northern health care, get a pandemic update from our neighbours in Michigan, we dig into the Green Bible, and sample award-winning maple syrup from Lavigne.
 
Escape can offer a reprieve from daily COVID life. But if you can't physically go anywhere, immersing yourself in fictional worlds - like the ones of online games - can help with the social isolation of the pandemic. We talk to University of Saskatchewan professor Regan Mandryk about how videogames can help us relieve stress and connect with others…
 
Analyst weighs in on the suspension of a central Nfld. antimony mine, health care providers fight the pandemic - and "super bugs." Musician Ian Foster releases a new song, while putting together a video for a Christmas show, and two women say one way to combat the anxiety of the pandemic age is to decorate your home for Christmas - as earle as you …
 
A COVID-19 trial volunteer on his decision to sign up, polio vaccine creator Jonas Salk's son on the ethics of patenting vaccines, looking back at Toy Story's origins as it turns 25, how Dungeons and Dragons is tackling racism in Tasha's Cauldron of Everything, sizing up Canada's new data privacy laws, that time a town in Oregon blew up a whale and…
 
Microbes may be our miners on asteroids, moons and other planets; Songbird parents manipulate their chicks out of the nest before they’re ready to go; Canadian food scientists develop eco-friendly substitutes for palm oil; Super rare deep sea squid spotted in Australian waters for the first time; Canadian technological ingenuity and astronaut talen…
 
The province is bringing in new rules to head off the outbreak of COVID-19. The all-party Covid committee: Premier Blaine Higgs, Interim leader of the Official Opposition Roger Melanson, Green Party leader David Coon, and Kris Austin, leader of the Peoples Alliance.
 
We speak with Ian Smith, CEO of Clearwater Seafoods, about the landmark billion dollar deal by a Mi'kmaw coalition including three Cape Breton First Nations communities and partner, Premium Brands, to acquire the company.
 
The At Issue panel discusses how the premiers are leading through the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and what all levels of government should make of the latest federal modelling. Plus, the panellists look at how the federal government is managing another global challenge: climate change. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and…
 
Please note this episode contains unbleeped swearing in the podcast Resistance. Featuring: Paradigm: "Producer Shem Parkinson explores the history of racism in Ontario's public school system and one student's much-more recent experience with anti-Black racism at school."Resistance: "When the protests kicked off in New York City this summer, 22 year…
 
Recorded at the 905 Comedy Festival last fall, Joze Piranian suggests that perhaps HE is the very hope for world peace that we have all been waiting for, and Jacob Balshin takes you on an angry tour of his favourite fast food restaurants.
 
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