CrossCountryCheckup

CrossCountryCheckup


CBC Radio's open-line program when we foreground Canadians' views. We use this Twitter to present different perspectives -- an online extension of the show.

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It’s time for our Ask Me Anything with Dr. Colin Furness and Dr. Susy Hota@HotaSusy . Both think masks should be made mandatory across Canada indoors. What do you think? Call in at 1-888-416-8333 or email checku @cbc .ca #CCCheckup 

Elizabeth Snow calls in from London, Ont. and says the family really misses the @Raptors  as it was a family routine to watch the games.

Karmen McNamara calls from Victoria, BC. She is an elite triathlete and while she misses the camaraderie she is opposed to sports coming back. "We need to put the safety of the most vulnerable above the privilege of playing sports."

Bonita Carey calls in from Erington, BC and asks if tobacco smoke, when exhaled, could contain viral droplets that could permeate a mask?

That's all for #CCCheckup  today. Thanks to our listeners and to everyone who called and wrote in to share their stories! Enjoy the weather and stay active at a safe distance ⚽

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Rex in the host chair for the last time. After 21 years, he retires from Checkup today. @cbcradio 

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As referenced on air, here are 10 simple actions you can take to learn more about reconciliation.

Guest Julie Lalonde: Girls have said that their biggest take away is that they can say no. Consent is a big part of the curriculum. 92 girls felt the biggest take away was the right to say no. How powerful.

This week, @duncanmccue  & Arjun Ram@KidsCBC  spoke to young Canadians across the country about racism they've encountered, and how they're fighting back against prejudice. Here are some of their stories.

Kim Tallbear is Canadian Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience & Environment. She says that just because a DNA test says you have Indigenous DNA, it doesn't make you Indigenous. To Tallbear, heritage includes much more than genetics. @KimTallBear 

Meet @heysciencesam , the PhD student making science accessible through social media

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This week we're asking: Does art offer the best path to heal historical wrongs? #Indigenous  #CanPoli …

There is a National Residential School Crisis Line available. Free to use and confidential: 1-866-925-4419 #SecretPath 

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