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Embracing change

Friday, May 01, 2015

Embracing change

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New Sounds

New Music from Ireland Part 4

Thursday, April 23, 2015

New Sounds returns to Ireland for another foray into the country's contemporary music scene. John Schaefer sits down with Derry-based Neil Burns and Belfast-based Greg Caffrey.

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New Sounds

New Music from Ireland Part 2

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

John Schaefer travels to Ireland for a series dedicated to Irish composers. In this second episode, John talks to composers Ronan Guilfoyle and Grainne Mulvey in Dublin. 

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New Sounds

New Music from Ireland Part 1

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

John Schaefer travels to Ireland and brings back some music for a series of episodes dedicated to Irish composers. In this first episode, John talks to Cork-based composer Irene Buckley.

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Selected Shorts

Eveline

Thursday, February 12, 2015

A chance for happiness in a James Joyce classic.

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Missed Connections

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Finding the girl of your dreams; losing the boy of your dreams; extreme closure, and close encounters with a celeb.

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The Persistence of Memory: James Joyce's "The Dead" Part 2

Thursday, January 01, 2015

The conclusion of James Joyce’s classic story of family, memory, and lost love.

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James Joyce's "The Dead" Part 2: The Persistence of Memory

Thursday, January 01, 2015

James Joyce serves up Irish hospitality in The Dead.

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James Joyce's "The Dead" Part 2: The Persistence of Memory, Continued

Thursday, January 01, 2015

James Joyce's portrait of a marriage in the conclusion of his classic story "The Dead."

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Family and Friends: James Joyce's "The Dead" Part 1

Thursday, December 25, 2014

James Joyce serves up Irish hospitality, music, and humor in turn-of-the-century Dublin.

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Selected Shorts

James Joyce's "The Dead" Part 1: Family and Friends

Thursday, December 25, 2014

James Joyce serves up a grand affair at the Misses Morkan.

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James Joyce's "The Dead" Part 1: Family and Friends, Continued

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Dinner is served at the Misses Morkan as James Joyce's "The Dead" continues.

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Christmas Morning

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A poor mother tries to create a rich Christmas.

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Operavore

For Irish Opera, Funding Troubles and Signs of Revival

Monday, December 08, 2014

Surveying Ireland's opera scene, Fred Plotkin writes, "I have found many reasons to hope for an operatic revival and a couple of causes for concern."
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Selected Shorts

A Priest in the Family

Friday, August 22, 2014

Colm Toibin looks at the cost of disgrace in the family.

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Selected Shorts: Things Are Not What They Seem

Friday, August 22, 2014

Shame, longing, and passion lie beneath the surface lives of the characters in three stories by Colm Toibin, James Salter, and J. Robert Lennon.

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PRI's The World

A Brazilian company bids to become Chiquita's orange knight

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

American banana giant Chiquita has been planning a merger with Fyffes, an Irish rival, since March. But a $611 million offer from a Brazilian orange juice company might derail the deal.

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The Takeaway

U.S. Survivor of Deadly Irish Orphanage Speaks Out

Monday, June 16, 2014

North Carolina resident Peter Ferris Cochran was born at St. Mary’s unwed mothers home in Ireland, a now-haunting place where the bodies of 800 babies, long-dead, were found in septic tank last week.

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The Greene Space

Dubliners: A Quartet

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

On the occasion of this landmark anniversary, The Greene Space, in association with the Irish Arts Center, presents a newly commissioned audio play written by award-winning playwright Arthur Yorinks and inspired by Joyce’s stories. Audiences have two chances to see the performance: Saturday, June 28 and Sunday, June 29.

The Takeaway

Sinn Fein Leader Arrested Over 1972 Killing

Thursday, May 01, 2014

In Northern Ireland, revelations about a 1972 murder uncovered by Boston College students may have led to the arrest of Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams, who has spent a night in jail and is being questioned by police.

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