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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.
 
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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…
 
Despite the continuing pandemic, kinks in the supply chain and the threat of climate change, there are deals-a-plenty for this year's Black Friday and Cyber Monday.Our question this week: Is Black Friday a blessing or a curse? How have your shopping habits changed this year?Toy store owner Nick Mason shares how supply chain slowdowns are affecting …
 
Devastating floods in British Columbia have forced thousands to evacuate their homes — and the province to declare a third state of emergency this year.Our question this week: How is the B.C. flooding disaster affecting you? Are you prepared for the next extreme weather event?Blair Feltmate, head of University of Waterloo’s Centre on Climate Adapta…
 
Pfizer’s pediatric COVID-19 vaccine was approved by Health Canada for children aged 5 to 11 this week — and the first doses have already arrived in Canada.Dr. Fatima Kakkar, infectious diseases pediatrician and pediatrics professor at University of Montreal, answered Cross Country Checkup callers' questions about the vaccine's safety, and when and …
 
As politicians and negotiators head home, COP26 has come to a close — but concerns over climate change continue. Some experts say it's the responsibility of consumers to change their shopping habits and reduce their carbon footprints. Buying green, they argue, will encourage the market to shift how products are made. Others, however, say the burden…
 
Food prices are increasing in this country. According to Statistics Canada, prices are up 2.7 per cent since last year. Sylvain Charlebois, senior director at the Agri-Food Analytics Lab at Dalhousie University, answers Cross Country Checkup callers' questions about rising costs and what's behind them.…
 
For many Canadians, replying to emails after the work day ends is seemingly part of the job. But with the introduction of a "right to disconnect" bill, the Ontario government says it wants to change that. Our question this week: Do you have the right to disconnect after work? How do you avoid work creep?…
 
Canadian health-care workers are facing vaccination deadlines in almost every province — and those who don't get vaccinated risk suspension and even losing their jobs.Our question this week: Is it fair to fire health-care workers who refuse to get vaccinated? Should vaccination be required where you work?…
 
It's been one year since Canadians made alternative Thanksgiving plans with friends and family thanks to the pandemic.Since then, Canada has gone through several waves of COVID-19 cases, restrictions have eased in many parts of the country, and vaccines became widely available.Our question this week: What has changed? What are you thankful for?…
 
On the heels of the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation — and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's apology for not following up on an invite to spend the day with a First Nation in B.C. — Cowessess First Nation Chief Cadmus Delorme discusses reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, and answers questions from callers.…
 
It's been more than 18 months since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared. While restrictions and lockdowns have eased, the virus continues to rage in several parts of Canada. Our question this week: What's the source of your COVID-19 anxiety now? Has it changed? How are you coping with it?
 
After a sometimes tense 36-day federal election campaign, it's another minority government for the Liberal Party. In a victory speech during the early hours of Tuesday morning, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the results signal a "clear mandate" from Canadians for his government to get back to work amid the ongoing pandemic.Our question this wee…
 
After more than 1,000 days in custody in China, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor have returned to Canada following a B.C. court's decision to drop the extradition case against Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou.Colin Robertson, a former Canadian diplomat and now vice-president of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, answers callers' questions about t…
 
There's just over a week until election day. Canadians will head to the polls on Monday, Sept. 20. Earlier this week, the party leaders faced off in the only English-language debate this campaign. Was it one to remember or forget? Our question this week: Which party leader has won or lost your vote? Which issue isn't getting enough attention this e…
 
As students across the country gear up to head back to class, parents are left with plenty of questions the school year. Is the teacher fully vaccinated? Are masks mandatory in the classroom, cafeteria or gym? Our question this week: Is it safe to return to the classroom? What worries you most about back to school?…
 
In parts of Canada, vaccine passports or proof-of-vaccination certificates will be a part of the ongoing public response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Jia Hu, a family physician who is currently working with the Public Health Agency of Canada on an international vaccine passport program, answers callers' questions about the documentation.…
 
Affordable housing headlined the federal campaign trail this week. Multiple offers were made by the country's major political parties, but are Canadians buying in? Our question this week: How affordable is your housing situation right now? Is housing the issue that could sway your vote?
 
QUIMBAYA COLOMBIAN COFFEE LLC Owner Alex Lozano Windsor, WI Episode 91 “Hips Don’t Lie” https://quimbayacoffee.com/ Traveling the entire country looking for the best that the coffee world has to offer, as you know is our mission. Well this week we traveled our shortest distance ever, and found one of the best roasters in the country. Alex Lozano wa…
 
As Canada and other countries lead evacuation efforts in Afghanistan, there are questions about those left behind. Retired maj.-gen. David Fraser, who served in Afghanistan in 2006 and with coalition forces as part of Operation Medusa, answers caller questions on the crisis in that country.
 
What do we do now? Cross Country Coffee Roadshow Sun Prairie, Wisconsin 53590 We survived this season despite many obstacles. Unfortunately Covid prevented roundtrip travel, but we figured a way to interview some fantastic guests (hope you agree) virtually. We ran low on funds but with the help of a wonderful sponsor we were able to put together so…
 
Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau has asked Governor General Mary Simon to trigger an election that will be held on Sept. 20. Federal party leaders are campaigning, and election buzz is everywhere — even as a fourth wave of COVID-19 begins. Our question this week: Are you ready for the federal election? Which issue will determine your vote?…
 
Canadians have made their mark on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Swimmer Penny Oleksiak became the most decorated Canadian Olympian of all time. Andre De Grasse won gold and set a Canadian record in the men's 200-metre final. And team captain Christine Sinclair led the country's women's soccer team to Olympic victory for the first time. Our question this…
 
With Simone Biles's decision to exit two Olympic events, suddenly the world's top gymnast appears vulnerable. Some are calling it her greatest Olympic achievement — one that could revolutionize elite competition and choices made by Olympic athletes. Our question this week: Do we expect too much from Olympic athletes? What did you do when expectatio…
 
At times this summer, it has been easy to imagine the pandemic is largely behind us. But Canada's top doctor says we're in a "precarious moment," and warned Friday of a fourth wave of COVID-19. Dr. Srinivas Murthy, pediatric critical care physician and infectious diseases specialist, answers questions about COVID-19 and the fourth wave.…
 
Ontario entered Step 3 of its reopening plan today. The move sees restrictions loosened on outdoor and indoor gatherings, religious services and retail, among others. It's the latest province to move into the next step of their reopening plan. British Columbia and Alberta moved into Step 3 earlier this month, while Quebec and Nova Scotia entered th…
 
Record-breaking temperatures have led to forest fires, heat-related deaths and damaged crops in parts of Canada. For many in the most-populated regions of the country, it is going to be a long, hot summer. Our question this week: How is the extreme heat so far this summer changing your thoughts and actions related to the climate crisis? Is this the…
 
The discovery of 751 unmarked graves near the former Marieval Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan comes just weeks after the remains of 215 children were found on the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C. With Canada Day just days away, some have questioned how to mark the July 1 holiday. Our question this week: In light of th…
 
Amor Perfecto Coffee Colombia, South America Episode 90 https://amorperfecto.com/ We are back with Amor Perfecto in Colombia this week continuing with our “master class” series on the importance of roasting at origin. And now as they say…the rest of the story. Amor Perfecto is trying to upend the current coffee supply chain. Obstacles to changing 2…
 
As restaurants and businesses reopen, concerts and festivals gear up and travel agents begin booking future getaways, Canadians are testing their limits as pandemic restrictions begin to ease. Are you ready to go back? Our question this week: What are your summer limits? What's your vacation plan?
 
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