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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: Labour Minister Seamus O'Regan lays out new legislation aimed at protecting health care workers from harassment and lawyer Ian Runkle offers his take on existing measures in the Criminal Code. Plus — economists Armine Yalnizyan and Trevor Tombe discuss the latest concerns about inflation; Barbados bids adieu to the British mona…
 
What increasing flooding means for pipeline projects; Woody the talking Christmas tree is back; the Groveland Four are exonerated 72 years later; everything you need to know about Indigenous land title; Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim dies at 91; how Billy Preston became the unofficial fifth Beatle and more.…
 
Today we get updates on the Upper Lake Melville power outage from Lake Melville MHA Perry Trimper, Happy Valley-Goose Bay Mayor George Andrews, and NL Hydro Vice President of Operations Scott Crosbie. Next week is going to be filled with music and lessons both online and in person as Music NL holds their Music Celebration Week. We get a preview of …
 
On today's show: we hear from Calgary Liberal MP George Chahal about his first week in the House of Commons; a look at the grim record Alberta could break, the number of children who've died while receiving provincial child welfare services; how to avoid supply chain disruptions by shopping locally. We talk to Calgary's Be Local about their new hol…
 
It was a big week for younger children in our province. Those aged five to 11 are finally eligible to get vaccinated. Leader Post columnist Murray Mandryk and CBC Saskatchewan provincial affairs reporter Adam Hunter join host Stefani Langenegger in this week's political panel.
 
Many of us are taught from a young age that marriage is the key to happiness. But what if this commonly held belief isn’t true? Social psychologist Bella DePaulo breaks down the stereotypes about single life.Later, following the George Floyd protests across the world last year, television shows about police officers have become, for many viewers, a…
 
Actor Richard Jenkins explains why his latest film, The Humans, might make you reconsider how scary a Thanksgiving dinner can be. Michelle Cho, an assistant professor of South Korean film and media at the University of Toronto, discusses the success of Netflix's new horror series Hellbound. Rapper Haviah Mighty introduces us to a track off her new …
 
Catherine Field, a freelance journalist in Paris reports on the aftermath of the death of some 27 people who had boarded an inflatable dinghy in hopes of crossing the English Channel to the U.K.; Steven D'Souza of CBC's Marketplace reports on the threat of flooding and how many Canadians are vulnerable because of inconsistent real estate rules, a l…
 
Filmmakers Khadijah Roberts-Abdullah and Araya Mengesha explain how the lockdown and racial justice movements of 2020 inspired their short film 'Defund' and as Hanukkah approaches, local artist and glass blower Marcela Rosemberg describes her unique menorahs and what inspires her creations.
 
Researchers studying finger snapping find it’s 20 times faster than the blink of an eye; Pregnant male seahorses grow a placenta to nurture their young; Why an ancient crater in Labrador is the perfect place for astronauts to train for a moon mission; An agile robot that can skateboard, slackline and even fly; This physicist knew years ago that inf…
 
Jean Marc Picard, the Executive Director of the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association, talks about recent storms and supply management difficulties that are causing problems with goods being delivered. A couple with a house in NB who are currently living on PEI say their house in NB was robbed and vandalized. And on the phone in, Jim White answer…
 
Cory Matheson (Gaelic name Coraidh MacMhathain) has gained a TikTok following sharing how Celtic languages like Irish, Scottish Gaelic and Welsh have influenced today's words and questions. He speaks with host Jeff Douglas about taking pride in that history.
 
After Kai Matthews died of meningitis in June 2021, his family launched an initiative to educate people about the vaccine that could have prevented their son's death. Now, they're launching a new vaccine program at Acadia University to protect students against meningitis.
 
(Starts at 1:05 mark) Burgeo-Lapoile MHA Andrew Parsons updates efforts by people to dry off, clean up and repair after massive rain and wind storm, (9:07) Marine Atlantic begins temporarily using port at Argentia for ferry service, (18:35) teacher at Valmont Academy in King's Point receives Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence, and (26:1…
 
The At Issue panel discusses what a return to a hybrid model of Parliament would look like and whether it is enough to hold the government accountable. Plus, the panellists talk about the emergency in B.C. and what it means for the government's conversation about climate change. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj.…
 
In Part Four of our recommendation chain, every podcaster we feature recommends the next podcast. This chain links together steamy fiction, house plants, and the wildest food podcast you’ve ever heard. Featuring: On The Ledge, The Allusionist, MOONFACE, Richard's Famous Food Podcast, How We Survive
 
From the Winnipeg Comedy festival this past October, comedian Dena Jackson breaks down the wins and losses of her divorce, and from Hecklers Comedy Club in Victoria, Myles Anderson can't figure out if his back up career is better or worse than his primary one! Please note - Myles' set was recorded pre-pandemic.…
 
The seven-hundred million dollar question... how did the Province of Nova Scotia handle the pandemic relief funds. Kim Adair, the Auditor-General of Nova Scotia, explains in her recent report on the province's pandemic spending - what was done right and what was cause for concern.
 
Devastating floods in British Columbia have forced thousands to evacuate their homes — and the province to declare a third state of emergency this year.Our question this week: How is the B.C. flooding disaster affecting you? Are you prepared for the next extreme weather event?Blair Feltmate, head of University of Waterloo’s Centre on Climate Adapta…
 
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