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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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When composer Hollis Taylor first encountered the pied butcherbird in Australia, she described it as an “epiphany.” She takes recordings of the bird and turns them into sheet music, often simplifying birdsong so they can be played on human instruments. Karaoke is the perfect poster child of all that we’ve missed during the pandemic, says writer Mel…
 
California condors escaped extinction — and a genetic bottleneck; Astronomers get rare and surprising before and after shots of a star going supernova; For soccer players, the less brain they use, the better for penalty kicks; Beaver-hunting wolves have perfected a sit-and-wait strategy; An ocean of noise is having major impacts on the marine envir…
 
Grammy-winning musician St. Vincent opens up about her personal new album, Daddy's Home, and why she decided to reinvent herself with a '70s sound and aesthetic. Actress Sandra Oh discusses her role in the series Killing Eve, and the importance of "being true to yourself" in Hollywood. Acclaimed violinist, solo artist and Arcade Fire member Sarah N…
 
On today's show: the latest on the unrest within the ranks of the UCP; we talk to an immunologist about new research on mixing vaccine doses and whether we'll be able to ease up on restrictions at all once everyone's had that first COVID-19 vaccine dose; we hear how this year's Calgary Stampede is shaping up; we hear a UFO researcher's take on a co…
 
Thinking about composting but not sure where to start? We get all the tips and tricks when we speak with Julia Canning from the provincial Multi Material Stewardship Board. The board of regents of the province's only university wants to see a name change, and it's likely to please Labradorians. Memorial University President Vianne Timmons joins us …
 
There will be 15 affordable housing units for youth opening up at 105 Prince Edward St, formerly a co-working space The Wheelhouse of Waterloo Village. After we hear some TB from listeners who recognize the need for more mental health services for youth we get a preview of this project targeted to youth. Amelia Bernard, at the Teen Resource Centre …
 
(At 1:07 mark) MUN political scientist says when Premier Andrew Furey released a pre-produced tape to respond to a report on NL's economy, it signaled a government attempt to control the message. (11:39) Health Accord NL Task Force co-chair says her group strives for a good health care system, while Economic Recovery Team aims to lighten our debt l…
 
We speak with marine biologist and Executive Director of the Marine Animal Response Society Tonya Wimmer about belugas spotted off of PEI. A couple of international students raise concerns about English language testing on PEI. And on the phone-in dog behaviour expert Silvia Jay gives some tips on socializing your puppy.…
 
Karen Wirsig of Environmental Defense Canada explains the implications of the federal government's decision to classify plastics as 'toxic' for the purpose of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act; On his 1860 tour of Canada, the Prince of Wales visited Hiawatha First Nation. And the gifts he received at the time are going to loaned to back to …
 
The global economy is in the midst of a shortage of semiconductor chips. And while a dearth of microchips at one time would have meant headaches for desktop computer and laptop manufacturers, increasingly, our connected world needs chips, in everything from cars to smart doorbells. While the pandemic changed consumer demand, the chip shortage isn't…
 
(Starts at 0:58) Public health officials try to get a handle on whether there's been spread of COVID-19 in the Codroy Valley, (9:30) a Gander Bay family loses everything as their house burns to the ground on Mother's Day, (17:17) iconic "Welcome to Scenic Green Bay" sign and wall on TCH disappear from the scene, but they will return, and (24:09) ic…
 
Jamie Loftus is a woman of many talents. She's a comedian and animator, and you may have heard her on the podcasts The Bechdel Cast and My Year In Mensa. Her latest project is Lolita Podcast, a 10-part deep dive into Lolita podcast examines Vladimir Nabokov’s book and the many ways it's been interpreted -- and misinterpreted -- over the years. Toda…
 
Tourism operators are calling on the province for more clarity on how BC will reopen to tourists in the months ahead; Tourism Richmond CEO Nancy Small and Accent Inns CEO Mandy Farmer discuss planning for the summer ahead. As BC venues start to book concerts for the late fall and beyond, Tarun Nayar of Delhi 2 Dublin and 5X Festival discuss the eve…
 
The At Issue panel discusses the federal government's new broadcasting legislation and why it's faced so much criticism from the opposition and legal experts. Does it need to be scrapped? Plus, the panellists weigh in on the political response to Quebec's Bill 101 overhaul. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj.…
 
Nicole Sparks wears a prosthetic arm and uses an Accessible Parking permit to help with tasks like getting groceries back to her car alone... but since registering for the permit, she says she's being harassed by strangers in the parking lot on a weekly basis... something she attributes to stigma around invisible disability.…
 
No Spider-Man MCU Multiverse?, Superman Reboot Upsets Fans, Eternals & MCU Future & More I TCBC 516Black Panther Wakanda Forever Revealed [4:50]Superman Reboot Sounds VERY Different [11:30]Marvel's Eternals First Look Reactions & Negativity [17:22]Multiple New MCU Projects Spotted [26:13]No Andrew Garfield for Spider-Man No Way Home [36:35]BONSU fo…
 
On this week’s show: Canada’s ambassador to the U.S. Kirsten Hillman weighs in on Michigan’s efforts to shut down Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline next week. CBC’s Rosemary Barton runs through PMO chief of staff Katie Telford’s testimony at the Commons defence committee. Plus: a look at Alberta’s COVID-19 crisis, the fallout from U.S. troops withdrawing …
 
A volunteer who's sourcing life-saving supplies in India; how Bill Gates helped block global access to COVID-19 vaccines; why Bill C-10 is making so many people angry; reviewing Resident Evil Village; what travel guru Rick Steves is doing during his pandemic-induced moratorium on vacationing and more.…
 
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