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.
||March 16, 2014 - Malaysia Airlines flight MH370||What are your thoughts on the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370?||3/15/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||March 9, 2014 - Crisis in Ukraine||Can the West help find a solution in Ukraine?||3/8/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||March 2, 2014 - Helping the middle class||Does the middle class need a better deal?||3/1/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||February 23, 2014 - Sochi games||What do you think of Canada's performance at the Sochi Olympics?||2/22/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||February 16, 2014 - Public Service Cuts||Should public service pay and benefits be brought into line with the private sector?||2/15/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||February 9, 2014 - Election reform proposals||What are your thoughts on the government's election reform proposals?||2/8/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||February 2, 2014 - Caring for seniors||Are seniors in Canada getting the standard of care they need?||2/1/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||January 26, 2014 - Senate reform||Should the Senate be reformed or abolished?||1/25/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||January 19, 2014 - Afghanistan mission||What are the successes and failures of the Afghanistan mission?||1/18/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||January 12, 2014 - Weather stories||Tell us your weather stories, the good and the bad.||1/11/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||January 05, 2014 - Favourite books||With guest host Susan McReynolds. What book do you recommend for Checkup's winter list of good reading?||1/4/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||December 29, 2012 - Year in review||Looking back at 2013 with an eye ahead: what are important events, significant people, promising trends that stand out?||12/28/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||December 22, 2013 - Anti-prostitution laws||What's your reaction to the Supreme Court striking down Canada's anti-prostitution laws?||12/21/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||December 15, 2013 - Changes at Canada Post||What's your reaction to Canada Post phasing out door-to-door mail delivery?||12/14/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||December 8, 2013 - Remembering Nelson Mandela||With guest host Suhana Meharchand: What are your thoughts on the life and death of Nelson Mandela?||12/7/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||December 1, 2013 - NHL-Rogers deal||With guest host Andrew Nichols. Is the NHL broadcast deal with Rogers good for hockey and for Canadians?||11/30/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||November 24, 2013 - ER overcrowding||Are hospital emergency departments dangerously overcrowded?||11/23/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||November 17, 2013 - National jobs strategy||Does Canada need a national jobs strategy?||11/16/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||November 10, 2013 - Integrity in public office||Have the standards for political resignation changed?||11/9/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||November 3, 2013 - Senate damage||Has the senate scandal damaged Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party?||11/2/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||October 27, 2013 - Senate scandal||Should the three senators accused of padding their expense accounts be suspended without pay?||10/26/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||October 20, 2013 - New trade deal with Europe||What's your reaction to the throne speech and the new trade deal with Europe?||10/19/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||October 13, 2013 - Alice Munro||What are your thoughts on Alice Munro winning the Nobel prize for literature?||10/12/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||October 6, 2013 - Aging population||Is Canada ready to handle the doubling of its senior population in the next 25 years?||10/5/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||September 29, 2013 - Islamist threat||Are Islamist terrorists succeeding in driving a wedge between religions and cultures ...and damaging Islam itself?||9/28/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||September 22, 2013 - Unpaid internships||Are unpaid internships a good way to get a start in the job market?||9/21/13||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.