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    Adoptions to America

    Adoptions to America

    The Liveline listeners discuss the practice of Irish babies being brought to the United States for adoption in the 1950’s and 60’s. Annes brother was a seminarian. He was offered a free flight to America if he brought a baby intended for adoption. Susan is the co-founder of the Adoption Rights Alliance. She says that in many cases the families in America weren’t vetted.
    Historical Us Presidential Inaugurations

    Historical Us Presidential Inaugurations

    Barack Obama will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States at a ceremony in Washington tomorrow.   The official theme will be Faith in America's Future to mark the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Deputy Editor of The Irish Times, Denis Staunton who will be at tomorrow's ceremony came in talk about some notable past inaugurations - among them, that of William Henry Harrison, the man who has the dual distinction of giving the longest inaugural speech and spending the shortest term in office.   He also talked about Franklin Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, among ...


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