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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.
 
CBC Radio host Sheryl MacKay meets creative people from all around the province. Hear about their passions and inspirations. You'll visit artists and in their studios, musicians and performers backstage, writers at their keyboards and chefs at the cooktop. There's great conversation and a lot of laughs too waiting for you every weekend on North by Northwest.
 
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We take you to a driving training course that has an outdoor ice skid pad to teach winter driving emergency manoeuvers. The CBC's Samanda Brace brings us that story. She's teaching young and old to stay active in the classroom and online. This morning, the owner of Central Sporties in Grand Falls-Windsor gives us some tips on getting up and moving …
 
A geriatrician from the University of British Columbia explores what B.C.'s shift in pandemic policy means for seniors and those who are immuno-compromised; and in our 2nd half, we discuss the benefits of engaging with nature as a new study suggests more Canadians are getting outdoors to deal with pandemic fatigue.…
 
For 75 years, red cross has been synonymous with swim lessons for millions of Canadian kids. But that era will end this year, as the Red Cross moves out of the pool, to focus on its humanitarian work. In most cases, the Lifesaving Society of Canada will take over. Today - whether you were young or old, willing or not, what is the story you tell abo…
 
On today's show: what mayors and councilors throughout Alberta think about the idea of replacing the RCMP with a provincial police force; we pay tribute to the "King of Waterton", a much-loved local bighorn sheep; and we speak with a member of the 2022 Jamaican bobsleigh team heading to Beijing, and a member of the original 1988 Olympic team.…
 
Do the web’s harms outweigh its benefits? We investigate. The internet is a mess of contradictions. Scrolling through your feed helps you unwind…but it’s bad for your mental health. Maybe you’ve found community online…something many others have found through hateful ideologies and cults. It all begs the question: Is the internet a net negative? All…
 
Puppeteer Ali Eisner discusses their career and what it was like working on one of the most anticipated reboots of the year: Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock. On this week's screen panel, Radheyan Simonpillai and Teri Hart talk about Season 2 of Euphoria and the upcoming Weird Al Yankovic biopic, starring Daniel Radcliffe. Guitarist and singer-songwr…
 
Need some help getting to work? Over 100 municipalities in Ontario are receiving additional funding to operate and improve local transit. Have you noticed empty shelves at the grocery store lately? Maybe you couldn't get certain fruits or vegetables? Grocery stores are blaming the shortage on lots of thingsWhile healthcare staff numbers are straine…
 
If anyone doubted the depth of the divide between people who haven't been vaccinated, and those who have followed vaccine mandates, the emotions and ugliness were on full display Saturday in downtown Fredericton. So where does the law stand on all this? Nicole O'Byrne is an associate professor of law at the University of New Brunswick.…
 
The Maritimes saw several anti-vax, anti-lockdown protests over the weekend. The police made arrests and handed out tickets at only one of the protests. (in Fredericton) Lawyer Wayne MacKay talks about the legal issues surrounding protests during a pandemic. And on the phone-in: Dr. Jeff Goodall takes your pet care questions.…
 
ACAP's Conservation Coordinator, Shauna Sands, walks us through what microplastics are and what harm they are causing in our waterways. ACAP SJ is hosting two virtual workshops about microplastics, Thursday, at 6pm and Saturday at 10am. you can get all the details on ACAP'S website.
 
The federal government is dedicating $9M to creating a new health authority specifically for First Nations communities in Nova Scotia. It's called Tajikeimik. Hear our interview with Sharon Rudderham, the new director of health transformation at Tajikeimik.
 
(Starts at 0:57 mark) Working parents need care for preschool aged children, but what happens when daycares have to close due to COVID cases? (9:36) The City of Corner Brook responds to our recent interview about a fire at a Humber Valley Resort residence, and a man's attempt to get fire departments in neighbouring communities to send help. (11:17)…
 
Namor & Doctor Doom in the MCU, Moon Knight Revealed, DC TV Troubles, Joss Whedon Blows, TCBC 553INTRO [0:00]Moon Knight & The Dark Side of the MCU [11:16]DCEU TV Struggling to Find a Fanbase [23:34]Joss Whedon Yells at Clouds [36:23]Namor & Doctor Doom Coming to the MCU Soon [50:58]Door The Comic Book Cast
 
Students across Canada are back to school for in-person learning. But less than half of children aged 5 to 11 have received just one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine.Our question this week: Why are vaccination rates so low among Canadian kids? What questions do you have about kids and vaccines?Dr. Fatima Kakkar, pediatric infectious diseases expert, answ…
 
Pulitzer Prize-winner Quiara Alegria Hudes is best known for her collaboration with Lin-Manuel Miranda to create the popular musical and feature film, In the Heights. In her new memoir, My Broken Language, she explores the intersection of identity and language, in relation to home.
 
On this week’s show: A Ukrainian MP discusses the threat of a Russian invasion, a Canadian in Kyiv talks about preparing for war and the CBC’s Murray Brewster outlines the state of play. Plus — experts Jeff Nankivell and Sarah Kutulakos discuss Canada-China relations. Laura Harth of the group Safeguard Defenders talks about China’s tactics in forci…
 
Premier Scott Moe says extra public health restrictions are not working in other provinces and his government is watching hospitalizations and ICU numbers closely. So how might the government’s approach change -- if at all -- with new modeling showing record high hospitalizations next month? Guest host Peter Mills talks with CBC Saskatchewan provin…
 
This week we hear how the hospital in Sudbury is handling an influx of Covid cases, how the pandemic is effecting snowmobile tourism, some fun questions for Olympic hockey player Rebecca Johnston, animal shelters get a boost in donations thanks to the late Betty White, a Sudbury bartender is a finalist in a contest about environmental sustainabilit…
 
China's bid for a COVID-free Olympics; a former TV reporter takes to TikTok with parody parenting videos; front-line health-care workers confront the fifth wave; why Vladimir Putin is so fixated on Ukraine; unordered Amazon packages and a scam called brushing; Canada's broken access to information system and more.…
 
The Tongan volcano triggered record-breaking lightning and a never-before-seen tsunami; Whale researchers do anatomy with heavy machinery to understand why whales don't choke on their food; Darkness doomed the dinosaurs — the extinction asteroid turned out the lights on Earth; Plastic-collecting ships could use the waste for fuel while cleaning up …
 
At the border between Ukraine and Russia, tensions have been escalating for the past few months. Many Ukrainian Canadians fear the situation may worsen, and they worry for family and friends. Hear Mainstreet's Alex Guye speaking with Anastasiia Mereshchuk, a member of the Ukrainian Congress of Canada's Nova Scotia chapter. She hasn't been able to v…
 
The At Issue panel breaks down Canada’s role and what it should be doing as part of the international efforts to de-escalate tensions between Russia and Ukraine. Plus, what can be done to keep the cost of living within reach amid rising inflation? Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Althia Raj, Andrew Coyne and Elamin Abdelmahmoud.…
 
How do you forget your favourite person in the world? Alex remembers everything about the day a speeding police car killed his brother. But his brother, alive? Those memories are lost. And now, 30 years later, Alex wants them back. In this emotional four-part series, Alex unearths his childhood grief — with help from family, friends, and a therapis…
 
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