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    Kathryn Thomas took the ice bucket challenge last week to raise awareness of the Motor Neurone Disease - she nominated Miriam O'Callaghan, Imelda May and Marty Morrissey.

    The John Murray Show Monday 12 August 2013

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    A lively mix of entertainment, human interest and lifestyle features with Kathryn Thomas.

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    Jimmy Dunne with dad Eamonn

    Well, it's a dream for many young boys... to get picked to try out for a Premiership soccer club & when that club is Manchester United, where players like Roy Keane, Denis Irwin & John O'Shea have starred, it's the chance of a lifetime. This is what exactly happened to 15 year old Jimmy Dunne, who's from Blackrock, in Co Louth who joins Kathryn on the line this morning, along with his father Eamonn.

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    Alan Caulfield Metro Herald

    A 'missed connection' is defined as a type of personal advertisement which arises after two people meet but are too shy, or otherwise unable to exchange contact details.  Publications around the world including Ireland’s Metro Herald publish 'Missed Connection' classifieds which enable people to write the details of their chance encounter, in the hopes that the other person will check & they’ll be reunited. Joining Kathryn in studio is Alan Caulfield.

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    The Worker in 1913

    Last week, during the bus drivers' strike, there was a lot of talk of the pay and conditions of the worker in Ireland in 2013... but how does it compare to a year when the pay and conditions of workers led to huge changes in Irish society?  Shane Mac Thomáis is a historian and resident author in Glasnevin cemetery & has been taking a look at the records of 1913.  This morning he joins Kathryn in studio.

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    Mindfulness in the Classroom

    We're always hearing what a stressful job teaching is and, this summer, 500 primary school teachers took part in an online course in mindfulness. We have two teachers with us this morning to tell us about – among other things – teaching meditation to senior infants! Bridie O’Grady is in our Limerick studio & Aoife O’Boyle is in studio in Dublin. 

    The picture here shows a young student with a Hoberman Mini Breathing Sphere, which helps awareness of how you breath.

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