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    on Wednesday's show.......hot on the heels of the phenomenal success of 'Ballyturk', playwright Enda Walsh talks about his next production 'How These Desperate Men Talk', a review of "Borstal Boy" which returns to the Irish stage after 25 years and 20 years after it blasted onto our tv screens we look at the phenomenon of "Friends" and what makes it timeless

    Arena Thursday 30 January 2014

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    Political Protest Songs 1940s America

    Political Protest Songs in America during the 1940s with Ollie Cole.

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    The Mighty Stef

    The Mighty Stef are launching their vinyl EP tomorrow night, January 31st, at their gig in Whelan’s on Wexford Street here in Dublin and they're launching it exclusively on vinyl.

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    Phil Lynch reads his poem: Progress

    Phil Lynch reads his poem, Progress.

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    The Liz Roche Company

    The Liz Roche Company specialises in contemporary dance and next week the company brings its new show 'Interloper' out on the road across Ireland.

    Evelyn O’Rourke went along to rehearsals in Dance house on Foley Street to find out more.

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    Film Review

    Sinéad Gleeson and Brian Lloyd review The Armstrong Lie, Lone Survivor and Out of the Furnace.

    The Armstrong Lie is a documentary chronicling cycling legend Lance Armstrong's rise and fall from grace, Lone Survivor is the new Mark Wahlberg film, the true life tale of a navy SEAL operation in Afghanistan, and Out of The Furnace is the second film from Crazy Heart director Scott Cooper.

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    Arts News

    Abie Philbin Bowman with tonight's Arts News.

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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    Music Played on the Show

    • 19:54
      Title: The Strange Death Of John Doe
      Composer: Lampell Millard
      Performer(s): The Almanac Singers
      Performer(s): The Almanac Singers
      Album: Power To The People - Protest Songs
      Duration: 1:29
    • 19:57
      Title: Which Side Are You On
      Performer(s): Almanac Singers
      Performer(s): Almanac Singers
      Album: Which Side Are You On?
      Duration: 2:18

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