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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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M. Leona Godin is a writer and performer who is blind. In her new book There Plant Eyes: A Personal and Cultural History of Blindness, she examines the theme of sight and sightlessness in great works from the Greek tragedy Oedipus Rex, to Shakespeare’s King Lear, to Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre. Godin talks to Eleanor about how the actual experienc…
 
On this week’s show: two former diplomats and an expert on Canada-China relations discuss the release of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor from prison in China. Plus, CBC reporters on how the major party leaders are faring post-election; strategists dissect the campaigns and what lies ahead for Parliament; and, in a podcast extra, a former provinci…
 
Pfizer and BioNTech are ready to ask for authorization for their COVID-19 vaccine to give children 5 to 11. We look at how soon this could be coming to Canada when we speak with Pediatric Infectious disease specialist Dr. Anna Banerji. We hear from the family of missing fisherman Joey Jenkins as the search for Joey and Marc Russell continues. We sp…
 
CBC reporter Jason Proctor breaks down the latest developments in the U.S. extradition case against Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou; in our 2nd half, we hear from listeners about their favorite B.C. waterways in the run up to World Rivers Day.
 
Premier Scott Moe says the Prime Minister could be doing more to help people in this province get vaccinated. Is that a fair criticism? Or more politics in the wake of the federal election? CBC Saskatchewan provincial affairs reporter Adam Hunter and Leader Post columnist Murray Mandryk weigh in on this week's political panel.…
 
On today's show: relationship therapists in the city say more couples are going to therapy over COVID-19 related conflicts. We hear from a marriage counsellor about what that looks like; why it may be difficult to get your hands on winter tires in the coming months; we find out why you might be waiting a lot longer to get through to a 3-1-1 operato…
 
John from North Bay joined us for the Morning North Mystery Game this week. He did manage to win a couple of prizes but had a tough time with some of the questions. Play along and see if you would have had better luck.
 
Ancient Jordanian town destroyed by a meteor blast may have inspired Biblical stories, scientists say; Animals are shapeshifting in response to climate warming, and it could be costing them; Tiny flying microchips inspired by maple seeds could help monitor the environment; An inside scoop on how COVID vaccines are being tested on kids; Widespread v…
 
An Alberta Reddit moderator says the pandemic has brought a wave of online misinformation at the worst possible time; internet sleuths are driving attention to the Gabby Petito case, for good and bad; Thomas King's new graphic novel explores Indigenous nationhood; legendary drummer Chris Frantz on keeping the beat for Talking Heads; and more.…
 
Singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens talks about his new collaborative album with Angelo De Augustine, A Beginner's Mind, and how it was inspired by watching classic films and campy sequels. Our books columnist Jael Richardson fills us in on a new book to check out: Genki Ferguson's debut novel Satellite Love. Music journalist and author Hanif Abdurraq…
 
First person stories from callers and the latest treatments with two physicians: Dr. Jennifer Tsang, an Intensivist and Research Lead at Niagara Health and Dr. Andrew Morris, an infectious disease specialist on the Ontario COVID 19 Science Advisory Table and physician at Sinai Health and the University Health Network…
 
J.B. MacKinnon has travelled the world to try and discover what might be inconceivable to many – what if, one day, the world stops shopping? Thad Russell’s parents built an off grid home, but their plan to live a more modest life wasn’t as nearly simple as they hoped.
 
The At Issue panel discusses how much leverage the Bloc Québécois, NDP and Green Party will have in the new Parliament and what the election results mean for their own leadership. Plus, the panellists talk about what the future could look like for the PPC. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj.…
 
The Canadian Red Cross is now offering opioid poisoning response training in addition to first aid and CPR. Shannon Scully-Pratt, an opioid harm reduction expert with the Canadian Red Cross in Barrie, tells us more about the initiatvie; What's to be done when the name of a street or a building, a statue or a sports team is culturally insensitive or…
 
Three people from the local business community explain how they're managing the need for proof of vaccination from customers. Jeanne Armstrong talks to Chris Mcintosh, Krista Ross, and Mike Babineau.
 
With rising COVID cases and hospitalizations host Julia Wright asks immunologist Rod Russell about how a vaccinated person should change their behaviors. We hear which activities he thinks are risky and which are fairly safe.
 
Wildhood, a new film by Mi'kmaw filmmaker Bretten Hannam was overdubbed in the Mi'kmaw language. Host Jeff Douglas spoke with Tom and Carol Anne Johnson from Eskasoni First Nation, who gained notoriety for overdubbing the animated film Chicken Run, about their involvement with the project.
 
The Lumière Art at Night Festival is happening Saturday night. Art installations and "live" performances will be on display throughout downtown Sydney. Shashwat Trivedi, an international student at CBU, and one of the people leading an Indian Street Play project called "Who You Gonna Call?", describes their presentation.…
 
Amy Tudor with Mariner Cruises Whale and Seabird Tours on Brier Island, NS, tells us about her 8-year quest to see a lone male orca known as "Old Thom". She finally saw him this week. We hear your feedback on election signs and bullying in the workplace. And on the phone-in: Barry Walker talks about heat pumps.…
 
Comedian Mike Rita connects with a multi-cultural audience about some pretty painful and hilarious childhood memories...and from the Cottage Country Comedy Festival, Nigel Grinstead pulls back the curtain on small town living.
 
(Starts at 1:07 mark) Safety NL rep reacts to recent string of accidents and fatalities involving dirt bikes and ATVs, (11:58) Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers' Association is glad the provincial government has cancelled high school public exams, (19:41) former chair of regional planning authority for the Humber Valley says their shelved plan cou…
 
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…
 
Venom joins the MCU, Daredevil & Kingpin in Hawkeye & More I TCBC 535INTRO [0:00]Hawkeye Trailer & Daredevil Theories [4:40]Venom Joins the MCU? WAIT WHAT? [14:56]Future of the DCEU is The Batman [23:42]Spider-Man Confirmed by Sony for Venom Crossover [30:55]The Comic Book Cast
 
Leaders of the major political parties are making last-ditch efforts in the final hours of this federal election campaign to appeal to voters. Our question this week: What do you hope your vote will achieve? What message do you want to send?
 
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