What would you do if you found an old grimy medalin your back garden? Well if you were John's next guests you would clean it, trace its origins & arrange the biggest cross generational, across the decades connection you could imagine!
As a result of a nationwide essay competition organised by the Department of Education & Skills in Dublin & the Department ofEducation of Northern Ireland, called the ‘Decade of Centenaries all-island schools history competition’.
Joining John in studio this morning, are Benny Gallagher who is the source of the story, Christy Gillespie the teacher, three students from Scoil Cholmcille from Termon in Co Donegal - Aine McCaughan, MollyGallagher & Maoliosa O’Toole. Also here is Deirdre Hynes & her father Philip Hynes.
Irish folk singer, Cara Dillon has been performing since the age of 14 & has created many opportunities with an almost angelic voice. Cara is a great starin China & she joins John in studio this morning to performs songs from her new album 'A Thousand Hearts'.
Martin "Marty" Cooper is an American pioneer in the wireless communicationindustry. While at Motorola in the 1970s, Marty conceived the first handheld mobile phone(distinct from the car phone) & led the team that developed it & brought it to market.
Considered the 'father of thecellphone'.. Marty joins John in studio this morning.