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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

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    • 4.0 • 67 Ratings

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

    Ask Me Anything: Mary Trump

    Ask Me Anything: Mary Trump

    Mary Trump, the niece of U.S. President Donald Trump and author of Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the Most Dangerous Man In the World, takes listeners calls.

    • 23 min
    Jan. 17, 2021 - How far should we go to enforce COVID-19 restrictions? Who should enforce them?

    Jan. 17, 2021 - How far should we go to enforce COVID-19 restrictions? Who should enforce them?

    Rising COVID-19 cases are breaking records in both Quebec and Ontario. In a bid to slow the spread, the Quebec government has implemented a curfew, while officials in Ontario have declared a second state of emergency and issued a stay-at-home order. Whether it's the police, a bylaw officer, your boss or calling the neighbour yourself, how do you think rule breakers should be dealt with? Plus, Ask Me Anything with author Mary Trump.

    • 1 hr 51 min
    Ask Me Anything: David Frum on U.S. Capitol Hill riot

    Ask Me Anything: David Frum on U.S. Capitol Hill riot

    The Atlantic's David Frum takes calls about Wednesday's siege on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

    • 25 min
    Jan. 10, 2021 - Is it safe to go back to school this winter? How is e-learning working for you?

    Jan. 10, 2021 - Is it safe to go back to school this winter? How is e-learning working for you?

    School doors are swinging in many parts of the country, but not everywhere. Parents, teachers and premiers are divided: should schools open, close or remain online indefinitely? Meanwhile, all this uncertainty is taking its toll on students across Canada.

    Our question this week: Is it safe to go back to school this winter? How is e-learning working for you?

    • 1 hr 51 min
    Jan. 3, 2021 - What concerns you about COVID-19, the variant and the vaccines?

    Jan. 3, 2021 - What concerns you about COVID-19, the variant and the vaccines?

    As vaccines continue to roll out across the country, questions are being raised about the virus, the variant and the vaccine. So, we're dedicating Sunday's show to answer your concerns. Our question this week: What concerns you about COVID-19, the variant and the vaccines?

    • 1 hr 51 min
    'No points gained for rationing out the vaccine,' says Dr. Jane Philpott

    'No points gained for rationing out the vaccine,' says Dr. Jane Philpott

    Dr. Jane Philpott spoke to Cross Country Checkup about vaccine rollout in Canada.

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
67 Ratings

67 Ratings

cmac_04 ,

Good but bias

The host is biased but good podcast.

Jann101 ,

I never miss it

Well, I did skip the classical music discussion. It's especially good when Rex facilitates the caller rather than interjecting or interrupting (does this a lot). The best guest host is Harry Forestall - would get 5 stars if he was full time.

m-furman ,

The host is very biased

Any discussions and opinions are strongly moderated by the host who is very biased

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