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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, 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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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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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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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: 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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A Priest in the Family

Friday, August 22, 2014

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

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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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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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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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