Cross Country Checkup from CBC Radio
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CBC Radio's Cross Country Checkup is Canada's only national open-line radio program, broadcast live across Canada every Sunday afternoon on CBC Radio One. Each week broadcaster and writer Rex Murphy presides over a lively discussion on an issue of national interest or importance, and invites listeners to call in with their opinions and thoughts.
||CleanJuly 17, 2016 Nice Attack - Podcast||With guest host Asha Tomlinson. After Nice, Can Cities Protect Their Citizens From Such Easily Orchestrated Attacks?||7/16/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanJuly 17, 2016 - Nice attack||How can cities protect their citizens from attacks?||7/16/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanJuly 10, 2016 Race and Policing||Asha Tomlinson - After the shootings in the States of black men and police officers, what now for race relations in North America?||7/10/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanJuly 10, 2016 - race relations and police||What is the future for the police and race relations?||7/9/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanJuly 2, 2016 Canadian Identity (short version)||A 44:16 edited version of our phone-in on Being Canadian.||7/3/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanJuly 3, 2016 - Canadian identity (full show)||What does it mean to you to be Canadian?||7/2/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanJune 26, 2016 CCCU Podcast - Brexit - Short Version||A 40:32 version of our phone-in on the United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union||6/26/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanJune 26, 2016 - Brexit||After an historic referendum, the United Kingdom votes to go it alone. No country before this has opted out of membership of the European Union — so it's far from clear how the relationship will be untangled. With host Susan McReynolds.||6/25/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanJune 19, 2016 - CCCU Podcast - French Immersion - Short Verson||A 43:09 version of our Sunday phone-in on French Immersion with host Asha Tomlinson||6/19/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanJune 19, 2016 - French immersion||The popularity of French immersion is exploding in Canada. But stats suggest the number of bilingual Canadians is dropping. Is the dream of bilingualism failing? With guest host Asha Tomlinson.||6/18/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanJune 12, 2016 Orlando Shooting Short Version||43:24 Short Version of our phone-in on the Orlando shooting with host Asha Tomlinson||6/12/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanJune 12, 2016 - Orlando shootings||It's being called "unimaginable," and "the worst mass shooting in U.S. history" by a single gunman. 50 people are dead, including the gunman, and 53 are injured — many critically — following the shooting in a gay night club in Orlando, Florida.||6/11/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanJune 5, 2016 - Muhammad Ali - Short Podcast||44:34 minute Podcast of our phone-in on the death of boxer and activist, Muhammad Ali||6/5/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanJune 5, 2016 - Muhammad Ali||What are your thoughts on the life and death of Muhammad Ali?||6/4/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanMay 29 2016 - The Tragically Hip - Short Version||43 minute version of the conversation on Cross Country Checkup about The Tragically Hip, and what makes them a quintessentially Canadian.||5/29/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanMay 29, 2016 - The Tragically Hip||News of Gord Downie's terminal brain cancer released a flood of memories this week, about him and his band, The Tragically Hip. We share your stories and reflections on one of Canada's most celebrated musical acts and their front man, Gord Downie.||5/28/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanMay 22, 2016 - Historical apologies||This week Prime Minister Justin Trudeau formally apologized in the House of Commons on the behalf of the Government of Canada for the 1914 Komagata Maru incident. Is there value in saying sorry for something that happened over a century ago?||5/21/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanMay 15, 2016 - Uber||Uber. If the debate hasn't come to your city yet … chances are it will sometime soon. Municipalities across the country — and across North America — have been struggling to come to terms with ride-sharing services.||5/14/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanMay 8, 2016 - Fort McMurray||A routine forest fire, the wind shifts, and suddenly terrified inhabitants are fleeing through apocalyptic walls of flame, pillars of smoke and flying cinders. What will it take to recover? What are your thoughts? With host, Duncan McCue.||5/7/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanMay 1, 2016 - Alternative Healing||The death of 19-month-old Ezekiel Stephan from bacterial meningitis was tragic and unusual, and last week a court in Lethbridge, Alberta heard how the toddler's parents treated him for two-and-a-half weeks with alternative remedies.||4/30/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanApril 24, 2016 - Marijuana decriminalization||The Trudeau government says it will legalize marijuana next spring. The NDP says if that is the plan we should decriminalize it now. What do you think? With guest host Susan McReynolds.||4/23/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanApril 17, 2016 - Assisted dying||The Liberal government has introduced a bill with rules on how physicians can help end the lives of terminally ill patients. Some say it goes too far while others say not far enough. What do you think? With guest host, Susan McReynolds.||4/16/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanApril 10, 2016 - Women on currency||The Bank of Canada is seeking nominations for important women to display on new bank notes. Who are the great women in Canadian history whose faces deserve to be on your money? With guest host Marni Soupcoff.||4/9/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanApril 3, 2016 - Internet service||Are you satisfied with the price and speed of your internet service? With host Susan McReynolds.||4/2/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanMarch 27, 2016 - Optimism||Are you feeling optimistic about the state of Canada and the world?||3/26/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanMarch 20, 2016 - Ketchup controversy||How important is it for Canada to produce its own food?||3/19/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanMarch 13, 2016 - Daylight saving time||Daylight Saving Time turns one-hundred this year. It's been a controversial solution to a debatable problem ...just ask Saskatchewan. Is it an idea whose time has expired? Do we really need to change the clocks?||3/12/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanMarch 6, 2016 - A future for young people in the North||With guest host Duncan McCue, live from the Anglican Parish Hall in Iqaluit. How do we provide a future for young people in the North?||3/5/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanFebruary 28, 2016 - Driving under the influence||Are we making progress in the fight against impaired driving?||2/27/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanFebruary 21, 2016 - Fighting ISIS||Is the government right to pull Canada's jets out of the fight against ISIS? With guest host Laura Lynch.||2/20/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanFebruary 14, 2016 - Online Dating||Finding a perfect mate online can be click and miss. But studies suggest that a match made there is more likely to last than the old fashioned way. What do you think? With Checkup guest host Suhana Meharchand.||2/13/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanFebruary 7, 2016 - pipeline politics||Is the contentious Energy East pipeline the best way to help Alberta?||2/6/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanJanuary 31, 2016 - Palliative care||Should more resources be put into care for the dying?||1/30/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanJanuary 24, 2016 - What is your reaction to the shooting in La Loche, Sask.?||The Prime Minister described it as, "Every parent's worst nightmare." Four are dead and an unknown number injured after a gunman opened fire in a school in the northern community of La Loche, Sask. What are your thoughts? With guest host Diana Swain.||1/23/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
Rex is king
X country check up is an excellent program. I often find myself in the car Sunday afternoon listening. Even better to listen as a podcast.
Even though I often disagree with Rex's politics, he is an excellent moderator of Canada-wide discussions, and always engaging.
Never Been So Hooked To An Open-Line Show!!
Rex is always open to hear what your opinion is on a certain topic, no arguments or vocal crossfire, just genuine discussion. Rex’s vast knowledge in politics & being in the publics eye makes him the perfect host. If you had ever wanted to listen to a call-in show, start with the best! You won’t be disappointed!