Thursday, October 4th 2012

On today's Mooney, with Aonghus McAnally,

From Night Of The Living Dead to Scream we hear why scary movies are so popular with audiences. We hear find out how old iPhones can help autism and Dermot O'Neill answers your gardening queries...

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Horror Movies

Of all the film genres, horror is one that is easily dismissed as schlocky, juvenile and just downright disgusting. But it doesn’t have to turn your stomach to be a great horror; some of the most memorable films are those that get right inside your mind and linger there, chilling and curdling your blood with every footstep, every creaking door ... making something as simple as taking a shower an opportunity for a good old scare... Joining Aonghus in studio today is a man who is more than happy to immerse himself in the realm of horror: filmmaker and movie buff Brian Redden...

iPhones4Autism.ie

The iPhones4Autism.ie campaign is in operation for approximately 3 years. This campaign was formerly known as iPads4autism_ie and was originally set up by Lisa Domican, who along with her Autistic daughter Grace and software developer Steve Stroughton-Smith co-created the hugely successful communication App known as Grace App.

The idea behind this campaign is to encourage individuals who upgrade to a newer iPhone version, such as the recently launched iPhone 5, to donate their old iPhones to us so that we can pass them on to children with Autism or other Special Needs.

The business community can also join in with this campaign by donating their employees' old iPhones to us when they upgrade, or by donating any excess free corporate iPhone upgrades that they may receive.

We have received a number of donated iPhones over the past 3 years, including some free corporate iPhone upgrades very kindly donated to us by David Hall, formerly of 'New Beginning'.

These donated devices have proved to be such a lifeline for children with Autism and their whole families. The many Apps available are a huge resource in helping children with Autism and other Special Needs in the areas of communication, fine motor skills, behaviour, social inclusion, safety and learning in general.

If you think that you can afford to donate your old iPhone (or iPod Touch/iPad) to help a child with Autism (and Special Needs) find their voice then please e-mail iphones4autism.ie@gmail.com . You can also check out the campaign's accounts on Facebook (as iPhones4Autism.ie) or on Twitter (@iPhones4Autism).

Gardening: Questions And Answers

Our gardener Dermot O'Neill joins Aonghus in studio today with advice on potatoes, hydrangeas, hanging baskets, sweet pea, apples, crocuses, cabbages, roses, spring bulbs, sowing lawn seed and magnolia trees! The rose with no thorns that Dermot recommends is called

The Island Landscape

RTÉ Television, in association with Mooney, is currently producing a major new documentary series on the history of the Irish landscape. The series will tell the story of how our landscape was created after the last major climatic event – the end of the last Ice Age, over ten thousand years ago.  And we want your help! Would you like to contribute video towards the TV series? Click here to find out what we're looking for!

Today's Podcasts

Horror Movies!
iPhones For Autism
Gardening QandA

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