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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: Guest host Laura Lynch offers a primer on the negotiations and deal-making expected at COP26, the UN climate summit kicking off in Glasgow next week. Plus — Denmark’s climate ambassador maps out his country’s efforts to transition away from fossil fuels and get other nations on board, and the Maldivian foreign minister and pres…
 
A new study suggests developing countries lack access to climate change-related research. We speak about the study with Warren Mabee, the director of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy at Queen's University. Allysha Jacque, a visual arts graduate originally from Postville, was recently selected as a winner of the BMO 1st Art Award. W…
 
On today's show: ward 4 Councillor Sean Chu is not resigning. We hear what one of his new council colleagues thinks about that; Alberta's Energy Minister Sonya Savage in response to the Allan Inquiry; we speak to a young woman who can make an elk call using only her voice; we speak with the new full-time host of CBC's radio's The Key of A - a voice…
 
The fourth wave of the pandemic is crashing into Saskatchewan this week. We don't have room for all of our intensive care patients. And the province's chief medical health officer cried during an update this week. Adam Hunter covers politics for CBC Saskatchewan.Murray Mandryk writes a political column in the Regina Leader Post.…
 
New research shows the Vikings were in Newfoundland exactly 1000 years ago; Rocks from Chang'e 5 sample return mission reveal a younger side of the moon; Scientists have found a way to harden wood to make a knife that rivals steel; Streetlights — especially new LEDs — can drastically reduce caterpillar numbers; Milk may have been the fuel that enab…
 
A beginner's guide to the Metaverse; Jan Egeland on Afghanistan's humanitarian crisis; new season of podcast Stuff the British Stole examines colonialism one ill-gotten artifact at a time; how Islam became such an important feature of Dune; Black hockey player Bernie Saunders recounts his love of the game and how racism drove him away from it; and …
 
This week... we check in with two COVID-19 long haulers, a new charity in Sudbury helps feed homeless people, two Australian companies wage a bidding war for Noront Resources, West Nipissing municipal council deals with interpersonal conflict, the plan to deal with derelict buildings in Chaput Hughes, and some of the entries in our Halloween joke c…
 
To help mark Islamic History Month in Canada we chat with Gananoque author Murray Hogben who travelled across the country gathering stories of Canadian Muslim pioneers for his book 'called 'Minarets on the Horizon: Pioneer Muslims in Canada.'; A new study from Western University in London examined just how much more time kids have been spending loo…
 
Actor Ann Dowd tells us why she was drawn to her latest film, Mass, about the aftermath of a devastating school shooting. With the new Raptors season kicking off this week, the team's official DJ, 4Korners, shares how he's bringing the vibe back to Scotiabank Arena. The Stratford Festival's artistic director Antoni Cimolino remembers the late Canad…
 
The space race is back! But it’s not being run by NASA or Russia. Headlining new flights into the upper atmosphere are billionaires. Concordia’s Ted McCormick says there’s danger in leaving space exploration up to the richest among us. And Canadian video game designer Craig Adams releases a project about how to think about the future in a rapidly c…
 
​The Pfizer vaccine may soon be available for 5 to 11 year olds in this country, but health officials say the size and formulation has changed. Dr. Karina Top is an associate professor of pediatrics at Dalhousie University, and a pediatric infectious diseases physician at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax.…
 
Neil Lovitt with Turner Drake and Partners explains some possible unintended consequences of extending the deadline for rent control in NS as part of the new provincial housing strategy. We hear about 21 year-old Cameron Gordon on PEI who has Down Syndrome and got a standing ovation at a recent dance event while having the time of his life. And on …
 
(Starts at 0:31 mark) A driver of a side-by-side sees a lot of good in proposed legislation governing off-road vehicle safety, but he thinks requiring helmets for enclosed side-by-sides may be unnecessary or counterproductive. (10:22) Teachers in the NL English School District teach students "good digital citizenship" by promoting responsibility an…
 
The At Issue panel discusses how the government is transitioning its pandemic support programs and what to expect from a new federal cabinet. Plus, how the parties are responding to a vaccine mandate for the House of Commons. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne, Althia Raj and Elamin Abdelmahmoud.…
 
In Part 2 of the three-part series What We Carry With Us, freelance producer Megan Piercey Monafu asks high school student Keilana Mendez Munden about paper notes, online communication and what she hopes to remember from this time in her life. If you missed Part 1, it's in our feed at cbc.ca/mainhfx, or copy and paste this into your browser: bit.ly…
 
(Starts at 0:41 mark) Starting tomorrow, people in NL who want to get their hair cut or visit a restaurant will need to show some ID and prove their vaccination status, through a printed vaxpass or on their phone. We spoke with a restaurant owner and a movie theatre owner. (13:47) College of the North Atlantic will train automotive technicians to m…
 
MCU Adds Adam Warlock & Casting Backlash, Punisher Cant work in the MCU, Box Office Dominance & More I TCBC 539 INTRO [0:00]Adam Warlock & The Cosmic Future of the MCU [5:09]The Punisher & The MCU "Problem" [13:46]Marvel at the Box Office a 2021 RoundUp [22:10]DC's Superman comes out as Bisexual [Kind Citizen] MembersFanDome and the Attack of the S…
 
On this week’s show: Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland explains a new global tax deal and discusses the future of federal COVID-19 supports. Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions president Linda Silas explores the possible impact of vaccine mandates on the health care system. Plus — experts debunk the dewormer conspiracy and a former contracto…
 
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