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    Colm Hayes Wednesday 20 March 2013

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    Today we spoke about public apologies in light of the recent controversy over the comments made by Coronation Street star Bill Roache.

    The Cycle Against Suicide is next month, and we are hopefully fit and ready, but today we went back to remembering why we are doing the cycle in the first place

    And Bob Geldof has questioned why current song-writers no longer seem interested in being the voice of protest. We asked if this was true, but listeners came up with some great examples of current singer song-writers who have a political message; mentioning The Manic Street Preachers, The Dixie Chicks, Pink, Muse, PJ Harvey, U2 and many more

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    Public Apology

    Coronation Street star Bill Roache has been forced to apologise for comments he made about sex-abuse victims. Also South African cardinal; Wilfred Fox Napier has apologised for offending victims of child abuse when he described paedophilia as an illness and not a crime in a media interview. But when is an apology acceptable? Do you think an apology is acceptable in cases of offensive opinion? Should we accept the
    apology in efforts to protect free-speech or should certain levels of offense lead to ‘sacking’. When is a public apology OK and not OK?

     

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    Cycle Against Suicide

    The Cycle Against Suicide is getting underway next month – we have been talking a lot about the practicalities like training, gear, accommodation etc – Today we re-visited the issues behind the cycle and the reason why we are doing this in the first place. Professor Ella Arensman is the Director of Research at the National Suicide Research Foundation and she spoke to Colm about the suicide prevention programmes that they run and the how they aim to reduce the shocking rates of suicide and self-harm in this country

     

    Music Played on the Show

    • 11:15
      Title: California Girls
      Performer(s): Katy Perry
      Performer(s): Katy Perry
      Duration: 3:52
    • 11:15
      Title: Regret
      Performer(s): New Order
      Performer(s): New Order
      Duration: 4:20
    • 11:15
      Title: High And Dry
      Performer(s): Radiohead
      Performer(s): Radiohead
      Album: The Best of Radiohead (Special Edition)
      Duration: 4:29
    • 13:03
      Title: Not Ready To Make Nice
      Performer(s): Dixie Chicks
      Performer(s): Dixie Chicks
      Duration: 4:09

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