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Cross Country Checkup is Canada's only weekly national open-line radio program. It is broadcast live across Canada every Sunday afternoon on CBC Radio One and SiriusXM, and streamed live on the Internet. Each week Canadians from coast to coast join in a lively discussion on an issue of national interest that affects their daily lives. Toll-free number (during the broadcast only): 1-888-416-8333
 
The Debaters is the hit show where comedians go toe-to-toe in a battle of laughs and logic. Hosted by award-winning funnyman Steve Patterson, the program is a combustible combination of sharply crafted comedic rants and hilarious ad libs. The engaging format is part stand-up, part quiz show and part comedy competition, with the live audience picking the winners.
 
Unreserved is the radio space for Indigenous community, culture, and conversation. Host Falen Johnson takes you straight into Indigenous Canada, from Halifax to Haida Gwaii, from Shamattawa to Ottawa, introducing listeners to the storytellers, culture makers and community shakers from across the country.
 
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: B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix takes stock of his province’s attempts to flatten the COVID-19 curve — including the possibility of an inter-provincial travel ban. An Ontario epidemiologist discusses potential threats posed by a new variant of the virus. The CBC’s Paul Hunter in Washington weighs in on President-elect Joe Biden…
 
Author Angie Thomas talks about Concrete Rose, the prequel to her bestselling novel The Hate U Give, and why this time she wanted to tell a story through the eyes of a young Black man. On this week's q This music panel, Vivek Shraya and Maura Johnston look ahead to some of the big albums that will be coming out in 2021, including releases from Drak…
 
COVID-19 cases are rising in B.C.'s Interior Health region as the rest of the province's health regions numbers are trending downwards. CBC Reporter Brady Strachan joins us to give us an overview of the numbers, then we're joined by 100 mile house's mayor Mitch Campsall to talk about his community's cases. Later, we're joined by chairperson and co-…
 
Canada's Food Price Report 2021 forecasts that food prices will rise three to five percent. Heather Cassie of The Table Soup Kitchen Foundation in Huntsville explains how that will affect those in need; Coach Tony McIntyre and former player Dyson Frank talk about the basketball program at Orangeville Prep that's the subject of a new documentary ser…
 
Snakes tie themselves in knots to climb up slippery poles after endangered prey; Spinning stars act as cosmic lighthouses to help detect gravitational waves; Heavy machinery is compacting agricultural soils. Can we persuade plants to put up with it?; Canada committed to protecting 30% of our territory by 2030. Which 30% should it be?; ‘Shocking’ el…
 
When you’re faced with the really important decisions in life, how do you know you’re getting them right? Steven Johnson studies the art of making decisions, big-ticket items like having children, changing careers, proposing to your sweetie, moving to a new city (when the pandemic permits.) He is the author of Farsighted: How We Make the Decisions …
 
How the mRNA technology that drives COVID-19 vaccines could revolutionize medicine, Atlantic City's plan to blow up the Trump Plaza and Hotel, how the Seven Mountain Mandate connects conservative Christians to Trump, crokicurl is Canada's newest winter sport, History of Swear Words is here for 2021 and more.…
 
Retired curator Deborah Trask reflects on the upcoming closure of NovaScotian Crystal. Trask wrote the book Fragile and Fanciful: The Story of Nova Scotia Glass. Patti MacPhail doesn't let winter get in the way of her outdoor swimming plans. On the phone in: we talk home reons with Allan Keating and Dan Monk.…
 
For Canadians, PPE has played a big part in keeping us safe during this pandemic. But as a new Marketplace investigation reveals the people making this equipment are often working in questionable conditions. We speak with an expert about a new report that shows over a third of Canadians are concerned about the mental health of a co-worker. We're st…
 
This week we look at the economic impact of the COVID shutdown, how the Northern Ontario School of Medicine is helping with COVID vaccinations, a tragic story on the dangers of carbon monoxide, school buses in Mattawa are equipped with smart cameras, and hospital foundations in the north cash in on 50/50 draws.…
 
We have a conversation with a couple of members from Inverness County Cares, a local charity that supported a school in Zambia last year. Betty Jane Cameron and Charlotte Rankin had travelled to Zambia on behalf of the group. They tell us about the trip and their new project.
 
On today's show: as opposition mounts against open-pit coal mining in the Eastern Rockies, we look at the first proposed site under review - the Grassy Mountain Coal Project in Crowsnest Pass; we check-in with the barber from Innisfall who has been cutting hair all week in spite of the rules, about news of looser restrictions starting Monday; with …
 
This week, we explore what happens when an established spokesperson switches brands. We’ll tell the story of how the Verizon “Can you hear me now?” guy ended up pitching Sprint, how “The Most Interesting Man in the World” went from Dos Equis to tequila and how a spokesperson for a hamburger chain got fired when she pitched spaghetti sauce.…
 
Recorded this past October with a small but dedicated audience at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Noor Kidwai says sure, Millennial's might not be perfect - but the blame may lie with the parents! And Craig Fay delivers some messages to his old bosses. An older, but classic set from Lara Rae starts off the show.…
 
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