Don Baker firstran away from home at the age of 12. Before that he was hospitalized three times, his family was evicted from their inner Dublin home, he was later incarcerated and abused, and later still he joined the army. Enough material for any blues musician to write a lifetime of songs. And that’s exactly what Don Baker did. He has spent most of his life honing his craft and is now consider by many as the “best harmonica player in the world."
There’s been a mixed reaction to the plan to give a tax credit of 13.5% on money spent on renovations costing between €5,000 to €30,000.
Joining Marian to discuss the initiative and also to give us an idea of what we might get from this in terms of design and space is architect and presenter of Room to Improve – Dermot Bannon.
Route 66, the Pony Express route, the Garden Route, the Black Forest, Northern Spain – just a sample of the world’s best driving destinations.
Marian is joined by artist Hilary Orpen, Peter Murtagh of the Irish Times, and driving trainer Tony Toner - who’ve all hit the road as it were.
Alan Bannon, businessman and the organiser of the Cannonball Race joins Marian on the line from New York.
Marian is joined in studio by Natasha Fennell from Stillwater Communications to talk about how people can grow their confidence. Natasha maintains that confidence or lack of confidence is contagious and that all the uncertainty and negativity out there in financial and political circles is filtering right down to the individual on the street.
In-depth interviews, human interest stories, consumer and lifestyle news as well as a lively panel discussion on issues of the week and newspaper reviews.
Saturday and Sunday from 11am-1pm
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Presenter: Marian Finucane