John is joined in studio by broadcaster Ella McSweeney to discuss the topic of gender driven toys. Are boys & girls hardwired differently or do parents simply condition them down these stereotyped paths?
John is also joined in studio by four little toy testers - Sam Melady, Aisling Browne Zarpellon, Rebecca Martinez Bazan & Cathal Laffin, who we have invited in to play with a selection of toys here in studio - in our not very scientific experiment!
John'n next guest is Jon O'Brien, Director of Catholics for Choice which is an NGO (non-profit organisation) based in Washington & in US.
It's an advocacy agent arguing for the capacity for men & women to make moral decisions. It is also a registered charity & receives funding from both private individual & foundations like the Ford Foundation. Their work is all around the world, currently in areas such as the Phillipines, Uganda and Kenya.
The John Murray Show has been paired with the Ballyshannon Drama Society, one of the groups taking parting the above festival. Colm Flynn first talks to some of the members of the society & joining John on the line is Ann McHugh, Director of the Ballyshannon Drama Society.