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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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The annual Labrador West Farmers Market is happening this weekend. We talk about it with Labrador West Community Gardens President Maresa Brazil. Wind energy is becoming an important factor as the economy transitions away from fossil fuel energy. We catch up with Nick Mercer, Regional Energy Coordinator with the Nunatsiavut Government, about the pr…
 
On today's show: we hear from the Vice-President of the United Conservative Party on why he wants Premier Jason Kenney to resign; why Alberta has a new minister of health; the Alberta Children's Hospital is delaying all but its most urgent surgeries. We speak with a mom whose son is waiting for brain surgery; an Airdrie bartender is earning praise,…
 
Actor Annaleigh Ashford discusses her role as Paula Jones — the first woman to come forward with sexual assault allegations against former U.S. president Bill Clinton — in Impeachment: American Crime Story. Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Colson Whitehead talks about Harlem Shuffle, his new crime caper set in Harlem of the late '50s and early '60s.…
 
Political scientist Lori Turnbull of Dalhousie University in Halifax discusses what we might expect when Parliament resumes; Social media influencers area becoming major players in the tourism industry. We'll talk about their role in marketing for the travel industry post-pandemic with marketing expert Frederic Gonzalo; Ontario rolls out its vaccin…
 
The rink in Baddeck may close next season if much needed repairs aren't made. John Trickett, President of the Board of the Victoria Highland Civic Centre, tells us the facility needs millions of dollars of repairs, and describes what the volunteer board are facing.
 
​Pharmacies in the province have been busy since the government announced proof of vaccination will be required for everything from eating at a restaurant, to watching your kids play sports. Jeanne Armstrong talks to Jake Reid from the Pharmacist's Association to get an update.
 
Todd VanIderstine from the Old Triangle Irish Ale House in Moncton and Luc Erjavec from Restaurants Canada in the Atlantic region speak about the new rules that come into effect today in NB on masks in indoor places and proof of vaccination. And on the phone-in: Sebastian Margarit talks about apples
 
(Starts at 0:55 mark ) Incumbent Liberal MP Yvonne Jones cruises to her fourth federal win in Labrador, (9:51) The International Appalachian Trail, which is developing a popular trail system in Western Newfoundland, is raising concerns about access to Crown Land for recreational use, (18:04) a member of Qalipu First Nation reflects on its achieveme…
 
The At Issue panel discusses how another minority government will work and whether this election result is in fact a win for the Liberals and Justin Trudeau. Plus, the panellists unpack what went wrong for the Conservative Party and what it could mean for Erin O'Toole's future as leader. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia…
 
A new initiative called Science Up First aims to disrupt the flow of misinformation online and "take back the internet" by amplifying accurate, science-based content. Host Jeff Douglas spoke with Dr. Stan Kutcher, a Dalhousie University professor, and Krishana Sankar, a researcher and scientist, who have been working on the project.…
 
We speak with two of the winning candidates from central and western Newfoundland in Monday's federal election (starts at 0:49 mark): Liberal candidate Churence Rogers in Bonavista-Burin-Trinity, and (10:56) Liberal Gudie Hutchings in Long Range Mountains. (19:04) Central Health says among 15 new cases of Covid-19 in the province Monday, 10 are con…
 
In case you missed it, last week we welcomed a new permanent host! Leah-Simone Bowen also co-hosts The Secret Life of Canada, along with being an accomplished playwright, director and producer. And of course, Leah adores podcasts and listens to a wide variety of genres. There's no better way to get to know her tastes than to sample her all-time fav…
 
On this week’s show: The House zooms in on the GTA to explore issues that matter to voters in the hotly contested ridings of King–Vaughan and Davenport. Plus — a look at what Canadians should expect on election day and when results will be available; a debate over vaccine passports; reporter postcards from the campaign trail; and, in a podcast extr…
 
Father James Martin is a noted advocate for the LGBTQ community. He says there is much the Catholic church can do now to offer its support, even without changing church doctrine. Father Martin explains the difference between sadness and despair, and what The Lord of the Rings can teach us about morality.…
 
Saskatchewan's premier says it's time to mask up. Scott Moe announced a change of heart when it comes to requiring proof of vaccination too. Leader Post columnist Murray Mandryk and CBC Saskatchewan provincial affairs reporter Adam Hunter join host Stefani Langenegger in this week's political panel.
 
Rabia Khedr is the national director of Disability Without Poverty and has a big personal stake in the upcoming federal election. Rabia and her sister are visually impaired. One brother with an intellectual disability lives in long-term care. Her other brother died of complications following surgery during the pandemic. With more than six million p…
 
Political scientist says forced party unity muzzles MPs and hurts democracy; sexual assault allegations leave Western University students angry and fearful; Becky Toyne's review of Sally Rooney's Beautiful World, Where Are You; How the Taliban could use the former Afghan government's personnel databases to target its opponents; meet the upstart com…
 
Canadian science suffered from COVID. After the election, how do we bring it back better?; Potty training cows to solve the problem of pee pollution; Fashion backward — Archaeologists find 120,000 year old tools for making clothes; How does a black hole eat? With its spiral arms.
 
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