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    The John Murray Show and Saturday Night Show are jointly running a music competition - click here for full details.  Emerging musicians are invited to send in their music to the John Murray Show by email.The John Murray Show decides on a shortlist of the 20 best acts.A panel of experts will reduce the field from 20 to six.

    These six are all played (pre-recorded) on the John Murray Show in a semi-final on Friday, May 16, where the top three are decided by a panel on that show.

    The final three then play live in Studio 8 in the John Murray Show final on Thursday, May 29.The overall winner plays again on the Saturday Night Show on Saturday, May 31. Please ensure the soloist and/or band members are available for these key dates.

    The John Murray Show Tuesday 16 April 2013

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    The John Murray Show

    A lively mix of topical stories, human interest and lifestyle features with John Murray

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    Is Idle Nature down to Genes

    Early studies at the Univeristy of Missiouri on rats in cages reveals that there could be genetic predisposition to being bone-idle or being constantly on the go & this could relate to humans too! Joining John for a discussion on this we have on the line Francis Brennan, owner of Park Hotel in Kenmare & from our Cork studio Pat Fitzpatrick, freelance journalist.

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    Retail Theft

    People are stealing from shops like never before, that's what new figures are showing. But it’s not just shoplifting we’re talking about, over the past year businesses have seen an increase in staff dipping their fingers in the till. The Global Retail Theft Barometer is soon to be publlshed & joining John on the line this morning is John Dempsey, Director of Detectag Retail Services.

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    Unusual Fines

    Yesterday we heard about the Chicago woman who racked up a 105 thousand dollar car parking fine & some of you got in touch with your own stories of unusual fines. On the line to John is Michele Buckley to tell us about her fine for beeping the horn!

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