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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.
 
Nine conversations about Beethoven's nine symphonies. Bramwell Tovey - Music Director of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra - and CBC Radio 2's Bill Richardson consider these mighty works and talk about what makes them so powerful. Tovey illustrates passages on the piano. CBC Radio 2 will broadcast performances by Tovey and the VSO daily starting March 31 2008. The concerts are available for streaming at Concerts on Demand.
 
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Vale has been awarded the distinction of Miner of the Year by the Canadian Institute of Mining for its Voisey's Bay nickel operation. Vale's General Manager of Labrador Operations John O'Shaughnessy joins us to talk about the honour. The final report from the inquiry into ground search and rescue in this province was recently released. We get react…
 
E-COMM announces that starting this week, 9-1-1 operators will no longer stay on the line with callers while they're waiting to be connected with emergency services. We'll hear from CEO Oliver Grüter-Andrew; in our second half, we're talking about the annual International Day of Persons with Disabilities with Cathy Browne, the co-chair of CBC's abi…
 
On today's show: how the omicron variant is impacting Canadian holiday travel plans; a Calgarian who’s stranded in South Africa tells us how hard it is to get back to Canada right now; Jeff Hodgson from Heritage Park tells us what's in store for the first weekend of Once Upon a Christmas.
 
Saxophonist Kenny G discusses Listening to Kenny G, a documentary that explores his meteoric rise in the late '80s and early '90s, the backlash that followed, and why he's now being embraced by a whole new generation of musicians. Valérie Lemercier talks about writing, directing and starring in the new unauthorized Céline Dion biopic, Aline. Author…
 
Zoey Purves is one of a group of Canadians aged 12 to 18 is launching a court challenge to lower the voting age. She explains why she wants youth to vote in the next federal election; John Williams, a Midland based maple syrup producer, talks about the state of Ontario's syrup supply as Quebec releases 22 million kilograms of its reserve stock; Que…
 
A group of Canadian youth are making headlines... launching a court challenge to lower the federal voting age. Amelia Penney-Crocker, one of the 13 youth litigants, explains why they believe young people should be allowed to cast a ballot for their future.
 
JB Vanier is the director of "The 39 Steps" from Moncton-based Roundhouse Productions. Charlie Rhindress is the writer and director of Live Bait Theatre's "Grandma's Coming Out For Christmas"
 
We speak with Jim Cormier, the director of government relations in the Atlantic Region for the Retail Council of Canada about the minimum wage in NB going up by $2.00 next year in two increments. And on the phone-in: Restoring old homes with Miriam Andrews of Lady Smith Manor in Dorchester, NB.
 
Don Oliver grew up in Wolfville, N.S., in the only Black family in town at the time. He went on to become a lawyer, a national vice-president of the Progressive Conservative Party and the first Black man to serve in the Canadian Senate. Host Jeff Douglas spoke with Oliver about his new autobiography, A Matter of Equality.…
 
Former FFAW-Unifor president Earle McCurdy with his book on the history of the union, A Match to a Blasty Bough; Charlottetown resident Roxanne Weinheber on a fundraising campaign to restore Clayton's wharf, a wharf in the song Saltwater Joys.
 
If you’re gathering for the holidays this year, will you be busting out the Monopoly board? Did your Animal Crossing island or playing Dungeons & Dragons on Zoom help you get through pandemic lockdowns? Even if you’re not an avid gamer, you probably have lots of memories attached to games. This episode we’re recommending podcasts about all kinds of…
 
Epidemiologist Dr. Fahad Razak explains why he thinks travel restrictions are a good thing in light of the new Omicron COVID-19 variant; Jenn Beagan, an assistant coach with the women's junior national field hockey team, talks about what it's like being stranded in South Africa due to the Canadian government's new travel restrictions; Infectious di…
 
The Ontario government announced Friday that cases of the new coronavirus omicron variant have been detected in Ottawa. Dr. Prabhat Jha, professor of global health at the University of Toronto and an epidemiologist at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, answers Cross Country Checkup callers’ questions about the variant.And, Stephanie Nolen, global h…
 
On this week’s show: Labour Minister Seamus O'Regan lays out new legislation aimed at protecting health care workers from harassment and lawyer Ian Runkle offers his take on existing measures in the Criminal Code. Plus — economists Armine Yalnizyan and Trevor Tombe discuss the latest concerns about inflation; Barbados bids adieu to the British mona…
 
What increasing flooding means for pipeline projects; Woody the talking Christmas tree is back; the Groveland Four are exonerated 72 years later; everything you need to know about Indigenous land title; Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim dies at 91; how Billy Preston became the unofficial fifth Beatle and more.…
 
It was a big week for younger children in our province. Those aged five to 11 are finally eligible to get vaccinated. Leader Post columnist Murray Mandryk and CBC Saskatchewan provincial affairs reporter Adam Hunter join host Stefani Langenegger in this week's political panel.
 
Many of us are taught from a young age that marriage is the key to happiness. But what if this commonly held belief isn’t true? Social psychologist Bella DePaulo breaks down the stereotypes about single life.Later, following the George Floyd protests across the world last year, television shows about police officers have become, for many viewers, a…
 
Researchers studying finger snapping find it’s 20 times faster than the blink of an eye; Pregnant male seahorses grow a placenta to nurture their young; Why an ancient crater in Labrador is the perfect place for astronauts to train for a moon mission; An agile robot that can skateboard, slackline and even fly; This physicist knew years ago that inf…
 
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