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    The John Murray Show Wednesday 14 August 2013

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    The John Murray Show

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

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    Catherine McKeon Halpin

    The family of Jill Meagher meet with the Mayor of the district in Australia, where Jill was murdered last September.  On the line with Kathryn is Jill's aunt Catherine McKeon Halpin.

    * There was in interuption to the above item as we went live to Moscow, to hear Rob Heffernan had become Ireland's latest world champion after winning gold in the 50km Race Walk at the World Championships there. David Hooper reported.
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    Competition Addicts

    Have you ever won anything in a competition - an iPod, a weekend away, a toaster - the draw in your local pub to for a Christmas hamper? We got wondering about the humble competition & whether or not people subscribed to "If you're not in, you can't win!" John B Reilly took to the streets to broaden our enquiry. now we want to hear your stories.  Joining Kathryn on the line with their stories are Una Hughes & Susan Boyle.

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    Vietnam's Jungle Men Found

    In studio with Kathryn is Dr. Jamie Saris, Snr Lecturer in Anthropology at NUI Maynooth to talk about one of those stories you will nevert forget. A father & son fled their Vietnam village during the war with the US in 1971, have been found hiding the horrors of the war for four decades. Ho Van Thanh left his village along with his baby son after their family were wiped out by a mine explosion reportedly were discovered living in a tree house deep in the jungle.

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    Eamon Coughlan's reaction to Rob Heffernan Gold Medal win

    You heard earlier on the programme Dave Hooper's live commentary on Cork athlete Rob Heffernan being in the lead in the 50k walk & winning the Gold Medal!  On the line now is Eamon Coughlan to give his reaction to the Cork man's win.

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