Arena Wednesday 26 March 2014
coming up on Thursday's show....Nava live in session, a band combining the musical cultures of Ireland and Persia, some of the highlights at this year's GAZE International LGBT Festival and film reviews including the return of super-agent "Jason Bourne", aquatic life-lessons in Pixar's "Finding Dory" and idealism v reality in Thomas Vinterberg's "The Commune"
Joao Almino is a Brazilian author whose novel,The Book Of Emotions, has been longlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. One of a collection of novels called The Brazilia Quintet, The Book of Emotions'focuses on the story of a man called Cadu who is also the narrator. The Book Of Emotions by Joao Almino is published by Dalkey Archive.
This weekend is Mother's Day, and to mark the annual holiday, our reporter Abie Philbin Bowman has been looking into the unlikely resurgence of the Irish Mammy in comedy... and she divides the critics, but there is no getting away from one Agnes Brown.