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    • athenamediaie What are the crafts and skills that say something about our culture, our heritage and our sense of being Irish? What stories do the people who practiced these skills have to tell, and how have these skills and traditions been passed on to new generations of Irish people? Made in Ireland is a 13 part radio series, presented by Ella McSweeney, which tells the stories of what we used to make in this country, and how such traditions and skills are continuing today. It's the story of Ireland's manufacturing past, present and future. The series will be broadcast live on the "Today with Pat Kenny Show" on RTE Radio 1, and on RTE Digital. Episode 1 will be broadcast on RTÉ Radio during the Today with Pat Kenny show on Monday 3rd October and runs for 13 weeks. Episode 1 - Microwaved Wood When you burn wood in the absence of oxygen, what’s left is a powerful substance that can burn at 2,700 degrees Celsius. Not only that, but Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci would have been lost without it; it makes soils more productive; and it can be used in tablet form to aid digestion. Charcoal wasn’t produced in traditional earth kilns in Ireland until the early 20th century. The practice dates back over 1,000 years and today, charcoal production is having a comeback. Liam O’Sullivan from Durrow, Co. Laois shows Ella how he makes charcoal for fuel and for drawing, while Niall Kenny takes her to a site where one of Ireland’s most impressive charcoal pits was excavated in Westmeath.
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    • athenamediaie Episode 2 broadcast on 10th October 2011 on the Today with Pat Kenny Show, presented by Ella McSweeney Hide and Sow: Leather-working in Ireland It’s no surprise that Ireland used to export vast quantities of leather hide across Europe. Shoes, saddles, sofas - our leather was in demand. But today, there are no tanneries left in the country and only a handful of people are working with leather. Ella meets Willie Power, who spent decades working in Portlaw Tannery in Waterford; she also talks to Paul Ronan who ran the last tannery in Ireland. George Tutty is one man who uses leather every day - for 60 years his family has handmade shoes in Kildare. Ella meets him to find out more.
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    • athenamediaie What are the crafts and skills that say something about our culture, our heritage and our sense of being Irish? What stories do the people who practiced these skills have to tell, and how have these skills and traditions been passed on to new generations of Irish people? Made in Ireland is a 13 part radio series, presented by Ella McSweeney, which tells the stories of what we used to make in this country, and how such traditions and skills are continuing today. It's the story of Ireland's manufacturing past, present and future. The series will be broadcast live on the "Today with Pat Kenny Show" on RTE Radio 1, and on RTE Digital. Episode 1 will be broadcast on RTÉ Radio during the Today with Pat Kenny show on Monday 3rd October and runs for 13 weeks. Episode 1 - Microwaved Wood When you burn wood in the absence of oxygen, what’s left is a powerful substance that can burn at 2,700 degrees Celsius. Not only that, but Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci would have been lost without it; it makes soils more productive; and it can be used in tablet form to aid digestion. Charcoal wasn’t produced in traditional earth kilns in Ireland until the early 20th century. The practice dates back over 1,000 years and today, charcoal production is having a comeback. Liam O’Sullivan from Durrow, Co. Laois shows Ella how he makes charcoal for fuel and for drawing, while Niall Kenny takes her to a site where one of Ireland’s most impressive charcoal pits was excavated in Westmeath.
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    • athenamediaie hi yes we're certainly encouraging them to use it, so paul do send them a comment in their site and encourage it too!
    • omaniblog Is The Irish Times really going to use Audioboo? I hope so for many reasons - not least of which is that many of us love audio and it would be a great way to listen to parts of the newspaper.
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    • athenamediaie Episode 4 Broadcast on the 24th October 2011 on the Today with Pat Kenny Show, presented by Ella McSweeney Seeing the Light “One day you will get out of bed and it will just happen”, so said the Irish stained glass artist Willie Earley to his young apprentice, Evan Connon, who had spent 3 years perfecting the art of drawing in his Dundrum studio. Stained glass artistry was in the blood. Evan’s grandfather worked for the genius Harry Clarke. Evan shows Ella his studio and shows her his favourite piece of Harry Clarke work in North Dublin. She meets Willie Earley and sees one of his last pieces of work in Co. Meath.
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    • athenamediaie Episode 5, Broadcast on the 31st October 2011 on the Today with Pat Kenny Show, presented by Ella McSweeney Pain Blanc, Waterford-style A small, rotund, white floury bap tells the story of the French Huguenots who arrived in Waterford in the late 1600s. Persecuted in France, they came to east Ireland and set up industries such as linen making, but it was their bakers who inspired the local people. White flour, imported from France, was used to make ‘pain blanc’ - white bread. The locals loved it so much, they made it their own. Today, over 20,000 Waterford Blaas are made every day and Dermot Walsh, a third generation baker whose family have been making bread since the 1920s, is a dab-hand at the Blaa.
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    • athenamediaie Episode 5, Broadcast on the 31st October 2011 on the Today with Pat Kenny Show, presented by Ella McSweeney Pain Blanc, Waterford-style A small, rotund, white floury bap tells the story of the French Huguenots who arrived in Waterford in the late 1600s. Persecuted in France, they came to east Ireland and set up industries such as linen making, but it was their bakers who inspired the local people. White flour, imported from France, was used to make ‘pain blanc’ - white bread. The locals loved it so much, they made it their own. Today, over 20,000 Waterford Blaas are made every day and Dermot Walsh, a third generation baker whose family have been making bread since the 1920s, is a dab-hand at the Blaa.
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    • athenamediaie Episode 4 Broadcast on the 24th October 2011 on the Today with Pat Kenny Show, presented by Ella McSweeney Seeing the Light “One day you will get out of bed and it will just happen”, so said the Irish stained glass artist Willie Earley to his young apprentice, Evan Connon, who had spent 3 years perfecting the art of drawing in his Dundrum studio. Stained glass artistry was in the blood. Evan’s grandfather worked for the genius Harry Clarke. Evan shows Ella his studio and shows her his favourite piece of Harry Clarke work in North Dublin. She meets Willie Earley and sees one of his last pieces of work in Co. Meath.
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    ‘The Media Show’ radio series is an Athena Media production for RTÉ Radio 1 presented by Brenda Power and produced by Helen Shaw with the...
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    • athenamediaie the voices you hear in the promo are Orlaith Blaney of McCann Erikson and Michael Foley of DIT - who will both feature in the series as interviews.
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    • HighFidelityJJ Episode 25 Broadcast on Rte Lyric Fm on the 31st October at 7pm Generation Mp3 Music goes digital, the birth of Mp3, iTunes and music downloads changes sound recording and the music industry. Jack and Julie explores how digital and the Internet as a platform has revolutionised music and looks at how bands like Radiohead and artists like Moby have met the challenge. Hand in hand with digital downloads is the resurgence of live performance
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    • HighFidelityJJ Interview with Greg Milner from Episode 12. Author of Perfecting Sound Forever. He talks about the significance of the invention of magnetic tape and its impact post world war two
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    • HighFidelityJJ Episode 24 broadcast on 24th October on RTE lyric fm at 7pm From O'Riada to Riverdance From Sean O Riada's epic 'Mise Eire' to Bill Whelan ground-breaking composition for 'Riverdance' this weeks' episode traces the story of Irish composition in the age of recording and the legacy of people like O'Riada to contemporary artists and performers like Crash Ensemble. Some of the voices you will hear include Sinead O'Connor, Enya and Iarla O' Lionaird.
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    • madeinireland Episode 5, Broadcast on the 31st October 2011 on the Today with Pat Kenny Show, presented by Ella McSweeney Pain Blanc, Waterford-style A small, rotund, white floury bap tells the story of the French Huguenots who arrived in Waterford in the late 1600s. Persecuted in France, they came to east Ireland and set up industries such as linen making, but it was their bakers who inspired the local people. White flour, imported from France, was used to make ‘pain blanc’ - white bread. The locals loved it so much, they made it their own. Today, over 20,000 Waterford Blaas are made every day and Dermot Walsh, a third generation baker whose family have been making bread since the 1920s, is a dab-hand at the Blaa.