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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

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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Car Talk

#1416: I Dream of Fairlanes

Saturday, April 19, 2014

This week on Car Talk, the Auto-Psychiatry booth is open, as Dennis tries to figure out why he dreamed about being offered a 1966 Ford Fairlane. Is a Fairlane memory buried in his past, or to paraphrase Dr. Freud, is a heap just a heap? Meanwhile, over in the Auto-Relational Department, Donna treated herself to a spiffy Mazda Miata, but can't get her husband to relinquish the steering wheel. Also, Tamson's mechanic may be using the "slow milking" approach to diagnosing her Beetle's noise; Ray has a few final words on Tommy's Dart; and does Dave need driving lessons or relaxation therapy to prepare for a Summer trip through Ireland with five women? All this and more, this week on Car Talk.

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Selected Shorts

Parents and Children, Dreamers and Doubters

Friday, April 04, 2014

A boy dreams his parents' marriage, and a woman finds that her family is wild at heart, in stories by Delmore Schwartz and Tess Gallagher read by Leonard Nimoy and Kate Burton.

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Selected Shorts

Wild at Heart

Friday, April 04, 2014

This reading by Kate Burton of Tess Gallagher’s story “The Lover of Horses” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Parents and Children,” hosted by Jane Curtin.

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Operavore

Rare Gem: Wagner Sung in an Irish Brogue

Saturday, March 15, 2014

The music of Richard Wagner has been sung in several different languages including French, Italian and English. It's also been sung with a thick Irish brogue, courtesy of tenor John McCormack.

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Parents and Children

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Adult children untangle their pasts in two stories about fateful marriages and what comes down from parents to children.

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

Discover Ireland's Electronic and Electroacoustic Music

Monday, May 13, 2013

"On the Nature of Electricity & Acoustics" offers a compelling glimpse into two strands of modern Irish music. Stream the full compilation this week.

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New Sounds

New Choral Music

Saturday, January 19, 2013

For this New Sounds, listen to choral music of the British Isles, Armenia, and more, including the Medieval music group, Canty, dubbed “Scotland’s Anonymous 4.” They perform Irish composer Michael McGlynn’s “Lorica,” from a recent release, "Carmina Celtica."  The record features world premieres of nine contemporary works - some written for Canty, commissioned by them, or gifted by the composer.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

What's holding up a European banking union?

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

What's holding up a European banking union?

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Warm and Cozy

Sunday, November 04, 2012

An old-fashioned waitress, and a poet at high tide, in stories by an American master and a contemporary Irish writer.

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Annotations: The NEH Preservation Project

"A Great Day for the Irish" as New York City Welcomes Eamon de Valera

Friday, September 07, 2012

WNYC

The former prime minister and future president of Ireland, Eamon de Valera, is welcomed to New York by various dignitaries during this 1948 visit. Grover Whalen, the city's official greeter, introduces "the boy from Manhattan island" who now returns as a recognized world leader. 

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Holding Fast

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Failing a moral test, and the cost of love and loss in stories by American and Irish contemporary writers.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Undereported: Troubles in Northern Ireland

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Roughly 14 years have passed since the signing of the Good Friday peace accord, which ended decades of bloody conflict in Northern Ireland. But that doesn’t mean the area is free of conflict, tensions and even violence. Jamie Smyth of the Financial Times talks about the situation. His recent article is called "A Peace to Protect."

 


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