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    on Wednesday's show....Lisa O'Neill in session, Kay Sheehy's reviews of novels on the IMPAC shortlist continue with "Department of Speculation" by Jenny Offill, the fictitious music hall star Kitty Kelly tells the story of 1916 in the travelling art exhibition "Here We Are, At The Risk Of Our Lives" and film-maker Johnny Gogan honours one of our great essayist and Ireland's George Orwell, "Hubert Butler: Witness To The Future"

    Arena Thursday 30 January 2014


    Political Protest Songs 1940s America

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


    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.


    Phil Lynch reads his poem: Progress

    Phil Lynch reads his poem, Progress.


    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.


    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.


    Arts News

    Abie Philbin Bowman with tonight's Arts News.

    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, Not Available, Not Available
      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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