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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.
 
Hear about cross-country ski destinations – including ski trails, lodging, dining, and other winter activities available – with a representative of that particular Nordic ski area/ski resort and with comments from author/cross-country ski expert Jonathan Wiesel. More winter vacation/travel and cross-country skiing information is available at www.crosscountryskifun.com.
 
Track Cocaine: Running content so intriguing, it's addictive. Unfiltered news, one of a kind opinions, exclusive interviews, and viral trends wrapped up into one beautiful track & field/cross country/running podcast. Sit back, relax, and enjoy some Track Cocaine.
 
Planet Country is the home of New Country in Australia. The show airs every Thursday night at 6pm Sydney time on Alive 90.5 and streaming worldwide through TuneIn. Presented by Big Stu & MJ, the show plays and talks about the biggest hits and newest releases in New Country from Australia and the world. Big Stu & MJ also keep it real with hilarious jokes, comedy skits and fun segments in between. New Country is the collective term for the modern sound and direction that is country-rock, count ...
 
Being in lockdown has unleashed our love for nature. Goats taking ownership of our streets, deer sleeping on town commons, birds and their song reclaiming our soundscape - a full wildlife drama happening every day in our gardens, streets and countryside for us all to watch. Get Birding is a podcast to help everyone, anywhere, discover more about the birds on our doorsteps. Hosted by 18 year old ornithologist and conservationist Dr Mya-Rose Craig, this entertaining, cross-generational series ...
 
Learn Spanish with Doorway to Mexico, a fun language learning podcast for intermediate and advanced Spanish students. In our first 22 episodes, we listened to native Mexican Spanish teacher Paulina and her real-life students as they traveled through Mexico exploring the country's rich language and diverse cultural history. Now they’re back together again, interacting in Spanish with friends, work colleagues and other native Spanish speakers in their own neighborhoods. Not just for tourists, ...
 
Another delightful example of an English writer poking fun at his countrymen, or maybe all races' reactions to someone from a diferent background. A series of adventures of a well educated foreigner in London which originally appeared weekly in Punch, sometimes with illustrations, dealing with the difficulties of fully understanding a different culture. The hero's perfect English reminds one of a quote from "My Fair Lady" ..."His English is too good, he said, "that clearly indicates that he ...
 
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Canadians are mourning the loss of four members of a Muslim family after they were struck and killed in an attack on June 6 that police say was "premeditated" and motivated by hate. Our question this week: What are your thoughts about the London attack? Why is anti-Muslim hate happening in Canada?
 
Jane Ormond Author Destination Coffee Melbourne, Australia Episode 88 This week we traveled to the land “down under” to Melbourne Australia, and had a fascinating all things coffee chat with author Jane Ormond, on the release of her new book Destination Coffee. Readers beware! Destination Coffee may cause excessive daydreaming, as you fall in love …
 
Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation announced last week that preliminary findings from a survey conducted by a specialist in ground-penetrating radar indicated the remains of around 215 children could be buried near a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C. For Indigenous peoples living in Canada and residential school survivors, it's a painful…
 
Buckle up and find out what happens when the Baxters get rear-ended by a Mexican woman who doesn’t have any auto insurance. In the round table discussion afterward, Paulina will review some of the more advanced vocabulary from this engaging conversation to help you become better prepared for all kinds of interactions with native Spanish speakers.…
 
Sooner or later, reopening of the economy will be a reality in almost every province and territory, as variants continue to spread. As vaccine campaigns speed up across the country, some are asking what the right approach is. Our question this week: Are we reopening too fast or too slow? How do we avoid a fourth wave?…
 
BLQK Coffee Justin Watson Founder and CEO Los Angeles, California Episode 87 Join us this week as we go to the Los Angeles area to interview the men behind BLQK coffee, and learn what a celebration you can have when you marry good business practices with social justice motives and philanthropy. Find out how they are moving the needle in multiple ar…
 
Everyone loves to talk about their pets, learn how to use your Spanish to talk about the appearance, feeding, care and behavior of the animals around you. In this episode, the Baxters hire a Spanish speaking pet sitter to take care of the pets in their home. In the round table discussion, we go way beyond talking about dogs and cats, we dive into m…
 
As a third wave of COVID-19 cases begins to slow in some parts of the country — and vaccination rates climb — provincial governments are looking to lift pandemic restrictions. Ontario and Quebec have already announced plans to reopen businesses and allow limited social gatherings, with British Columbia expected to follow with details next week. Our…
 
Reveille Trading Company 6595 Roswell Rd. Suite G-3066. Atlanta, Georgia 30328 https://reveille.io/ Episode 86 Reveille” , called in French “Le Réveil” is a bugle call, trumpet call, drum, fife-and-drum or pipes call most often associated with the military; it is chiefly used to wake military personnel at sunrise. The name comes from réveille (or r…
 
Chaos in Colombia Quimbaya Colombian Coffee. LLC Owner Alex Lozano Windsor, WI Episode 85 This week’s guest is the owner of Quimbaya Colombian Coffee. He is however on the show for this episode not promoting his coffee or his business but discussing the issues in his homeland. The reason for this lack of self-promotion will become crystal-clear in …
 
Join Dani and her charismatic friends on their drive home from school gossiping about crushes, dating, and the latest high school obsessions. We’ll introduce you to a wide range of popular Spanish slang terms and Paulina prepares a number of useful lessons to help your Spanish sound as natural as possible.…
 
Have your dreams turned to sunny beach days, getaways and barbecues with family and friends? Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canadians could enjoy a "better" summer — a "one-dose summer" — if enough people stick to public health guidelines and get vaccinated. Our question this week: Is it safe to travel this summer? What does a 'one-dose summer'…
 
Michael’s obsession with Mexican telenovelas has his Mexican work buddy, Luis, up in arms. Luis dares us to leave the trashy telenovelas behind and open up to the world of authentic Mexican cinema, where we’ll discover some of the most cherished Spanish language movies of all time. In the round table discussion afterward, Paulina reviews some of th…
 
The National Advisory Committee on Immunization called mRNA vaccines, including those made by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, the "preferred" shot this week. A day later, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sought to reassure Canadians that vaccines like AstraZeneca's are safe and effective. Our question this week: What grade are you giving public health of…
 
Everyday People Coffee and Tea Company Founders Jillian and her mom Jacqueline Washington, DC https://www.everydaypeoplecoffeeandtea.com/ Episode 84 This week we travel to Washington DC to visit with co-founder Jillian of Everyday People Coffee and Tea. Her mother Jacqueline is the other half of this all female, black owned coffee business. How man…
 
Spanish conversation and lessons. The Baxter family hires a Spanish speaking babysitter to watch their infant niece for the evening. Even if you don't have children of your own, take this opportunity to liven up your Spanish vocabulary in this episode which is full of phrases and expressions you can use in all kinds of real life situations. Join Pa…
 
Jim Treliving is the only cast member of CBC's Dragons' Den to appear in every episode since the show started in 2006 — but the Boston Pizza owner recently announced the 15th season would be his last. Treliving takes calls and answers questions from Checkup listeners.
 
Canadians are scouring their local pharmacies, hospitals and pop-up clinics in hopes of finding a coveted vaccination appointment slot. Our question this week: Is Canada's vaccine roll out a success or a failure? Is everybody getting a fair shot at vaccination?
 
Congregation Coffee New Orleans, Louisiana Episode 83 congregationcoffee.com Laissez les bon temps rouler! This week we traveled to New Orleans where we met up with Eliot Guthrie, owner and operator of Congregation Coffee Roasters. While living in Seattle (where you cant throw a stone without hitting a coffee shop)a three mile journey to work would…
 
Michael and Julie have a Spanish conversation with their gardener about the various landscaping improvements they’d like to make in their yard. It’s not just about weeds, sprinklers and gophers, in this episode we cover a number of very useful Spanish phrases and expressions that are used in everyday conversations. Join Paulina in the round table p…
 
Without key video evidence recorded during the arrest of George Floyd, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin may not have been convicted on Tuesday for his murder. Body cameras are widely used by police in the United States, but relatively few Canadian cities have adopted them. Our question this week: Is it time to make police body camera…
 
Kestrel Coffee Roasters South Burlington, Vermont Episode 82 Kestrel Coffee Roasters (kestrelcoffees.com) This week we chat with Charlotte and Johnny Steverson, owners of Kestrel Coffee Roasters in South Burlington Vermont. Kestrel Coffee Roasters sources and roasts specialty coffees from all over the world, focusing on single origin coffees from s…
 
Join Julie and Dani as they visit their stylist Tatiana at the salon to get a makeover. But don’t think this episode is just about hair, nails and makeup. In this lively conversation, we’ll cover popular Spanish expressions like ¿te late? and ¡va que va!, as well as several other advanced Spanish verbs and adjectives that can help prepare you for a…
 
The Ontario government has doubled down on it's lockdown measures, closing borders between Manitoba and Quebec, and giving police sweeping powers to stop and question residents. Opponents of regional curfews in Quebec took to the streets in a destructive protest last Sunday. Meanwhile, calls are growing for stronger restrictions in both British Col…
 
Graziella Coffee Tony Ponte Brooklyn, New York Episode 81 Graziella Coffee Company This week we are in Brooklyn New York where we caught up with Tony Ponte, owner and founder of Graziella Coffee, a small batch roaster, with a strong family history in coffee and proud Italian lineage. His coffee story begins with his maternal grandparents who immigr…
 
Learn Spanish slang. Fresa literally means strawberry in Spanish, but it’s also a very colloquial way to refer to certain kinds of stereotypes in Mexico. Find out what’s going on with this fun Spanish slang term as we get a firsthand explanation of what it means to be fresa in Mexico.Por Doorway to Mexico | Learn Spanish from Mexico
 
Canada's third wave is being fuelled by variants of the virus, which are more contagious and more likely to lead to hospitalization and death. Restrictions are again ramping up in parts of the country with Canadians weary after a year of fighting COVID without much to show for it. Our question this week: Who or what is to blame for Canada's third w…
 
Chapín Coffee Fuel with Purpose Chicago Illinois Episode 80 https://chapincoffee.com/ This week on the Roadshow we are in Chicago, Illinois at Chapín Coffee with Jennifer Alexander Monzón – Founder & CEO. Chapín Coffee, one amazing coffee business. How do you get your new favorite java, and help end childhood malnutrition at the same time? How abou…
 
As lockdown restrictions start to ease, Mya-Rose Craig explores how we can expand our birding horizons from our back gardens and regular walks to further afield, paying a visit to the Wildfowl & Wetland Trust’s Slimbridge reserve in Gloucestershire which will reopen soon. Writer, broadcaster and actress Emma Kennedy explains her love of birding, st…
 
Learn Conversational Spanish from Mexico. What’s it like to live in the United States as an illegal alien? Find out as a valet attendant tells us a little about the challenges and hardships he faces living in the U.S. as a newly arrived immigrant. The Spanish lessons in the round table include a review of popular Spanish expressions, phrases and vo…
 
With many Canadians still working from home thanks to the pandemic, some offices are empty while highways and subway trains are a bit roomier. But that means instead of in-person meetings, hallway chats and retirement parties, many of our interactions happen through video calls and instant messages.
 
Honey and Roses Coffee Company Online Marketplace Episode 79 Season Three Craft Coffee Marketplace | Coffee Subscription – Honey & Roses Coffee Co. (honeyandrosescoffee.com) We are off again traveling the country from coast to coast, looking for the best independent coffee stores and roasters… but this time virtually. Starting off season three we i…
 
Learn Spanish from Mexico. What’s it like for an undocumented immigrant to cross the Mexican border on foot? Find out as one of the Baxter’s employees tells us about her harrowing journey crossing the border from Mexico into the United States through the Southwestern desert. After the dialogue, we’ll listen to the first part of the round table disc…
 
Party leaders on Parliament Hill are buzzing like it's an election year. The Liberal government will table its first budget in two years on April 19, which could trigger a confidence vote. Meanwhile, they are pushing opposition parties to speed up the passage of a bill intended to ensure a safe election, if needed, during the pandemic. But what wou…
 
The birds in our skies are about to change. Spring marks the start of migration, with birds flying thousands of miles across the world. It's a magical, mysterious wonder of nature that has fascinated us for centuries. In this episode Mya-Rose Craig discovers why bird migration happens; learns about species we can expect to see flying into the UK; a…
 
Grab your aprons and get ready because cooking has a whole vocabulary of its own. In this episode, you’ll get an opportunity to listen to the owner of a Mexican restaurant share her secret family recipe for homemade guacamole! In the round table discussion afterward, we examine some of episode’s colloquial expressions and challenging phrases and Pa…
 
Rogers Communications has announced a plan to buy Shaw Communications for $26 billion, marking the biggest deal for Canada's telecommunications industry in two decades — and creating the country's second-biggest telecom company.Our question this week: What's your reaction to the Rogers-Shaw deal? Are you satisfied with the price and speed of your i…
 
Michael’s associate Luis, a Mexican businessman, pitches a new business strategy to help the Baxter’s family firm change direction. With Mexican Spanish often considered as the standard in international business, this episode is a must for anyone considering doing business in a Spanish speaking country. Some of the more advanced Spanish lessons in …
 
As the roll out of COVID-19 vaccines ramps up, so is the conversation around so-called vaccine passports. The passports offer proof of vaccination that could be required for activities like travel, going to concerts and even getting into the office. Our question this week: What's your take on vaccine passports? Should there be fewer freedoms for th…
 
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