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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.
 
It launched in June 2005 as one of the world's first music podcasts and has been called ‘Canada’s top podcast’ by Spin Magazine and ‘Canada’s most important podcast’ by Exclaim! magazine. This one-hour show features the best in new Canadian rock, pop, hip-hop, singer-songwriters, alt-country, and electronica. If you're looking for a source of amazing new music, look no further.
 
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The U.S. is planning a diplomatic boycott of the Olympic Games in Beijing. We'll hear from former Canadian ambassador to China, Guy Saint-Jacques on whether Canada should follow suit; in our second half, Karen Tam Wu from the Pembina Institute addresses concerns around EV batteries.
 
On today's show: we speak with Calgary's transportation GM about raising the price of public transit and how to get more bums in seats while keeping transit users safe during another winter of the pandemic; why a Montreal playwright made a play about a World War One internment camp here in Alberta; how a daily drive to Foremost, Alberta led to Cana…
 
Ethan Hawke discusses his role as the notorious American abolitionist John Brown in Showtime's The Good Lord Bird. Amy Millan of Stars talks about returning to the stage for the band's annual Christmas show. Award-winning pianist Lara Downes talks about her new label, Rising Sun Music, which showcases the work of overlooked or forgotten Black compo…
 
A pair of new reports show how Ontario's opioid crisis disaproportionately affects First Nations. Chief Glen Hare told us about the causes, effects and impact.Build it now, junk it later. Cheap furniture is a problem for the environment but one global company is starting a program to buy back old items in good condition. We talk to Candice Batista,…
 
New Brunswickers had lots to say about the government's winter plan for COVID, not a lot of it positive. An expert who studies how folks react to public health policy speaks with guest host Rachel Cave about how governments can get the public on board.
 
Moira Brown, a senior scientist with the Canadian Whale Institute, brings us an update on Snowcone - a 16 year-old North Atlantic Right Whale - that has given birth to a calf. Josh McKinnon, a Black hockey player on PEI, talks about racism in the sport. On the phone-in: Holiday reading. And Chief Junior Gould talks about why his community is suppor…
 
Some people who run farmers markets are not happy with how much they have to pay for their Nova Scotia Power bills and it's gotten to the point that some are saying they'll have to shut their doors. Host Jeff Douglas spoke with Justin Cantafio, the executive director of the Farmers' Markets of Nova Scotia, to get some clarity on the situation.…
 
A provincial rebate for tourism operators who close in the winter is hurting municipal coffers in Victoria County by as much as 140 thousand dollars. Leanne MacEachen is CAO for Victoria County. She says the Provincial policy that gives seasonal businesses a tax rebate, amounts to a disincentive, to extend the tourism season.…
 
She shoots, she scores! We hear about the growth of female minor hockey across the province from Tracey Hatcher of Hockey NL. More homicide cases with not enough experienced lawyers to take them on. CBC Investigates looks at issues facing provincial Crown attorneys. The CBC's Ariana Kelland joins us. Food insecurity has been a common issue during t…
 
If you want your child to get vaccinated for COVID-19 at school -- you will have to be there too. The education minister says this vaccine is new, so it's treating it differently than other school vaccine programs. Host Stefani Langenegger talks with CBC Saskatchewan's provincial affairs reporter Adam Hunter and Leader Post columnist Murray Mandryk…
 
Our culture columnist Tara Lynn Taylor tells us how Fisher Price cassette books inspired Halifax playwright Gillian Clark to turn her play 'Adventures' into an audio picture book. Plus, hear about the Halifax Gay Men's Chorus's sold out holiday show!
 
Notus Electronics explains how a device called the 'Echo' detects shrimp allowing harvesters to pinpoint rich fishing grounds; Port de Grave fishermen are busy stringing lights and putting up decorations on their boats.
 
More cases of the COVID-19 omicron variant are showing up in Canada. Meanwhile, the federal government and the U.S. have implemented certain travel restrictions to reduce the spread.Our question this week: Is it time to rethink your family holiday plans? Is it safe to travel?Dr. Lynora Saxinger, infectious diseases expert and physician, shares what…
 
Over the course of the month of December, CBC is looking into the high cost of food. A recent Dalhousie University study pegged food inflation at 5% and the group, Vibrant Calgary, found families are spending roughly $220/month more this year over last. Budgets are tight so to examine how some folks are coping, Russell Bowers reached out to 3 Alber…
 
On this week’s show: Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino details new border restrictions and Peel Region’s medical officer of health Dr. Lawrence Loh discusses concerns about the omicron variant. Plus — two journalists break down the fast-tracking of the government’s bill banning conversion therapy, and The House offers an in-depth look at the l…
 
There are a lot of things about religion that don’t make much sense to the non-believer, like, potentially, dietary laws. Why would a supreme being care whether or not I eat … pork? And the believer would respond: It’s more meaningful than God inspecting what’s on your plate. Aymann Ismail on bringing your spirituality into the supermarket and tryi…
 
Robots made from living cells have learned how to replicate themselves; Exposure to deep red light could help improve age-related vision declines; Solar wind and space dust may explain the presence of much of Earth’s water; Probing the mind-body connection to learn how the brain controls immune responses; Deaf researchers are bringing their unique …
 
How inequitable access to antibiotics fuels super bugs; China cracks down on #MeToo beyond Peng Shuai; Cheez-It crackers are 100 years old; the Raptors' Dalano Banton is Rexdale's hometown hero; Indigenous creators get a boost from TikTok's new accelerator program; Matthew Heineman's new documentary The First Wave and more.…
 
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…
 
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