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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 Cross Country Skier Magazine podcast is an extension of stories from the Nordic skiing world that go beyond our print and web features. In this new medium, we’ll continue our conversations with athletes, coaches, touring center operators and other experts in the field, bringing fresh material to our audience.
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Earlier this week, the NBA banned Toronto Raptors player Jontay Porter from the league following an investigation into gambling allegations. CBC news reporter Jamie Strashin has been leading our coverage on sports betting and closely following Jontay Porter’s ban. Chelsea Rodrigues is a problem gambling counsellor at the Centre for Problem Gambling…
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Despite calls from those against the levy, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is not backing down from the carbon tax. You've almost certainly heard Pierre Poilievre's Axe The Tax slogan. Many provincial premiers have come out in opposition as well. On the other side, over two-hundred economists have signed an open letter in support of the tax. Is the c…
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Kids share a lot on social media, but are there limits on what parents should share? What motivates you to post about your children online and, where do you draw the line between your kids’ public and private life? In the second half of the show: the Princess of Wales revealed she's dealing with cancer and is asking for privacy. What was your exper…
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Earlier this week the unelected Prime Minister of Haiti, Ariel Henri, announced his resignation. The country is currently ravaged by gang violence with aid agencies saying more than a million people are on the verge of famine. Global Affairs Canada reports there are nearly 3-thousand Canadians trapped in Haiti. Bob Rae, Canada's embassador to the U…
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Canadians are losing big money to scams and frauds. What's your experience with scams? Are you worried about artificial intelligence and the future of cyber scams? In the second half of our show, Equifax says an increasing number of people are missing mortgage payments. Are housing costs putting you in debt?…
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The agreement between the federal Liberals and NDP to fund certain contraceptive and diabetes drugs has been called the first step to a national universal pharmacare plan in Canada. However, the Parliamentary Budget Office estimates the cost of true, universal pharmacare would be 40 billion dollars. Are you able to afford your medications? Do you t…
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Over 42-thousand measles cases were reported across Europe last year according to the WHO. Canada’s chief public health doctor is urging Canadians to make sure they're vaccinated against the highly infectious disease. Our AMA guest Dr. Jacqueline Wong is a pediatric infectious disease doctor at McMaster University. She answered your questions about…
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Alberta Premier Danielle Smith recently announced a series of policy changes affecting transgender and non-binary people. Our AMA guest Dr. Daniel Metzger is a Pediatric Endocrinologist at the B.C. Children’s Hospital where he treats, among others, transgender patients. He answered your questions about gender affirming care.…
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On Friday, January 26th, the International Court of Justice ordered Israel to take measures to prevent genocide in its war in Gaza, but stopped short of ordering a ceasefire. Our AMA guest Jon Allen took your questions on the court's ruling. He's a Senior Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. He also served as Canada’s Amba…
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The federal government has acknowledged the number of non-permanent residents in Canada is putting a strain on housing... and that changes to the number of international students in Canada could be coming. This as opinion polls show more Canadians are beginning to feel that immigration levels are too high. Is Canada getting the balance between immi…
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Topic #1: A new UN report says the planet is on-track to warm by 3 degrees C by the end of the century. Have extreme weather events changed your shopping habits?Topic #2: Some Canadian Tire and Walmart locations are ditching self-checkouts and returning to more cashiers...What's your opinion on self-checkouts?…
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According to pollsters if a federal election were held today it would be a majority government for Pierre Polievre. Will you be changing your vote in the next election? What's pushing you to switch parties?In the second half of the program we talk to two confilct resolution experts about how to navigate difficult conversations about the Israel-Hama…
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With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announcing a "second stage" in the war and the situation on the ground in Gaza growing more desperate, our Ask Me Anything focus on the conflict between Israel and Hamas. Retired Maj.-Gen. Scott Clancy and Dalia Al-Awqati, the head of humanitarian affairs with the charity Save the Children, took your q…
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Fresh off their Olympic debuts, U.S. Cross Country Ski Team members Hannah Halvorsen and Hailey Swirbul candidly discuss how they deal with performance pressure as elite competitors, the stress it puts on a healthy mindset and their different takes on balancing a desire to win with positive self-worth. The conversation expands on a piece Halvorsen …
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The American Birkebeiner is so much more than a ski race—it provides an opportunity for Nordic skiers of all ages and abilities to unite as a community and celebrate our sport. Cross Country Skier podcast host Peter Graves talks with Birkie Executive Director Ben Popp about what it takes to put on the most iconic cross country ski race in the U.S. …
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Veteran sportscaster Peter Graves has been the host of the Cross Country Skier Podcast, but this time we turn the tables on him for a behind-the-scenes look at what’s it like to communicate the action at some of sporting’s biggest events to a worldwide audience. New editor-in-chief Cindy Hirschfeld interviews Graves about his Olympic memories—he’s …
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There’s a lot happening at Paul Smith’s College in the Adirondacks. With new trails designed by John Morton and programs sanctioned by both USA Nordic and U.S. Biathlon, the future looks bright for athletes looking for a training base. To learn what’s afoot in the Adirondacks, we speak with John Morgan, a former National Team bobsledder who is over…
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