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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 Thursday 19 September 2013

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    The John Murray Show with Miriam

    A lively mix of entertainment, human interest and lifestyle features with Miriam O'Callaghan.

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    BT Young Sceintists Award

    Miriam's first guests are three teenagers who have had an extraordinarily busy year. Not only did they win the BT Young Scientists Award last January, they have also completed their Junior Certs, & tomorrow are heading off to Prague to represent Ireland in the European Union Contest for Young Scientists.

    The students from the Kinsale Community School, Emer Hickey, Ciara Judge & Sophie Healy-Thow are joining us from our Cork studio.

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    Young Scientist Tanzania Competition

    The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition has become so successful that it is now inspiring other countries around the world. On the line to Miriam is Dr. Rose Dolan who is joining us from Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. Dr. Rose Dolan is a Lecturer in Education in NUI Maynooth.

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    Sworn Virgins

    Hidden away & disconnected from the rest of the world, a remarkable group of women in rural Albania have been living as men for hundreds of years. Virtually unheard of, these sworn virgins are dying out now with only a small amount left. Photographer Jill Peters has taken photographs of these 'Sworn Virgins' which recently have gone viral online. Jill joins Miriam on the line this morning.

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    What's Next - New Skills

    This morning on the line to Miriam on the line are our four listeners selected for our 'What's Next' feature we mentioned on the show a few weeks ago. Joining us are Geraldine O'Doherty, Ger Walsh, Jenny Hill & Anne Kelleher, along with their mentors Donal Bradley, Carmel Sheridan, Linda Tuohy & Gerard Allen.

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    Music Played on the Show

    • 09:06
      Title: Nobody Knows
      Composer: Brady
      Performer(s): Paul Brady
      Performer(s): Paul Brady
      Album: Nobody Knows - Single, Fontana, PBCD1
      Duration: 4:41

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