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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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On this week’s show: The president of the Canadian Medical Association talks about the strain COVID-19 is imposing on Canada’s health systems as Ontario announces sweeping restrictions to curb record caseloads. Conservative environment critic Dan Albas discusses his party’s climate change plan. And we have a look-ahead to child care in next week’s …
 
On today's show, two Labrador West musicians with different stories to share....one left Labrador, the other stayed....they're doing a songwriters showcase tomorrow night at the Lawrence O'Brien Arts Centre. We'll hear from two mushers in Mud Lake about why keeping the tradition of dog sledding alive is so important to them. The Newfoundland and La…
 
Country artist Mickey Guyton explains how racism hindered her country music career for more than a decade. Celebrated Canadian writer Margaret Atwood discusses her new poetry collection, alien invasions, rare curse words and why reading poetry isn't like eating Cracker Jack. Red Sky Performance founder Sandra Laronde talks about celebrating the Can…
 
The disparity between male and female candidates in upcoming municipal elections is eye-opening. We speak with Carley Parish a two-time provincial Liberal candidate in Hampton and Caitlin Grogan a grad student at UNB Saint John who ran against the premier in the last provincial election.
 
On today's show: hopefully the Flames like the Saddledome, because the new arena deal is on hold. We get an analysis on that; when you're feeling tired, you might think the solution is to get more sleep, but there are actually seven types of rest and each of them plays a unique role in helping us feel energized. Happiness Columnist Jennifer Moss jo…
 
Glacier Media editorial vice-president Kirk LaPointe and BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association president Mike Larsen discuss what they say is a lack of transparency and timeliness from the provincial government when it comes to COVID-related information. Master gardener Brian Minter answers your gardening questions.…
 
These ants shrink their brains for motherhood — but can also grow them back; Intense boreal forest fires may change tree species, and lead to more carbon uptake; ‘Where’s the blue food?’ Scientists find source for natural blue food dye in red cabbage; Tons of microplastic is being thrown into the atmosphere from roads, oceans and fields; Contemplat…
 
Social worker and grief advocate, Serena Lewis, discusses some best practices when it comes to this weekend which marks one year since the mass murders in NS that started in Portapique. We hear your comments on protecting land vs development and on the phone-in: DIY tips with carpenter, Denika Coakley.…
 
Why traffic stops in Canada are more dangerous for Black, Indigenous and people of colour; comedian Nour Hadidi on Ramadan under lockdown version 2.0; St. Vincent's layered emergencies; a Soviet-era take on the Lord of the Rings reemerges after 30 years; Stewart Reynolds, better known as the popular social media satirist Brittlestar, on navigating …
 
Vaccine envy? You're not alone. We discuss the phenomenon with Samuel Veissière a professor of psychiatry and co-director of the Culture, Mind, and Brain program at McGill University; Sandra Dupret is the vice president of student experience at Fleming College in Peterborough. She explains why they felt the need to launch an anonymous tip line for …
 
Many Canadians will stop for a moment on Saturday to pay tribute to the late Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who died last week at the age of 99. Barry MacKenzie is a life-long royalist and a regional co-ordinator of the Monarchist League of Canada.
 
NL teachers' union says the at-home/in-school schedule changes for high school students are causing stress for their members, Municipalities NL wants federal help to rebuild from the impacts of Covid-19, regional chief with Assembly of First Nations asks Ottawa to resume talks with Qalipu First Nation on membership issues, and Labrador-Grenfell Hea…
 
Clotilda Yakimchuk was seen as a friend, mentor and activist in her home community of Whitney Pier and beyond. She passed away yesterday at age 89. A fellow Cape Bretoner and friend, the former leader of the Green Party, Elizabeth May has fond memories of her. And, we continue to mark the career and accomplishments of the late Clotilda Yakimchuk wi…
 
From Hecklers in Victoria BC, Rachel Schaefer talks about when bathroom etiquette goes wrong and if you designed the criminal laws in this country, Mikey Dubs has a suggestion for you. Two new voices to add to our Laugh Out Loud family. Support your favourite comics by going on-line and buying their albums. There are empty stages across the land an…
 
Today we’re joined by not one, but two special guests: Michael Hobbes and Sarah Marshall are journalists, writers, and the hosts of You’re Wrong About. On their podcast they dissect the past, looking at people, events and phenomenons that have been miscast by the public imagination. Sarah and Michael are here to tell us more about debunking the new…
 
The At Issue panel discusses the significance of Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole's climate plan and what he will need to do to get his party and Canadians on board. Plus, the panellists talk about big ticket items they expect to see in next week's federal budget, including around child care. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and A…
 
You’re going to meet two women with profound connections to the land. Memona Hossain is a PhD student in Applied Ecopsychology. She has spoken to dozens of Muslim women around the world whose faith drives their work as climate activists. Jenna Vandal recounts the long, winding path to connecting with her Métis heritage.…
 
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