On CRAIC Radio, Two Former Dubliners Share Their Musical Tastes With Philadelphia

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Photo by Jennifer Logue By Brendan Clay Airing ad free on WPPM 106.5 FM on Thursdays from 3 to 5 pm, CRAIC Radio is a music program put together by two men from Dublin who have been part of the… Continue Reading

Shamrock Reins…A Healing Place for Veterans

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Interview: Janet L. Brennan, Founder & Executive Director Interview and Photos By Katharine Gilbert 1. How did you decide to establish a center of caring for veterans. I truly feel this is a calling. From that very moment I bought… Continue Reading

Political Pundit and Global Strategist Dick Morris…On 2016 Watershed Election

  By Sabina Clarke In his New York Times bestseller Armageddon…How Trump Can Beat Hillary, the astute and insightful political pundit and global strategist Dick Morris known for his hard-hitting political commentary and his attorney wife Eileen McGann have painted… Continue Reading

Brian McCaul: Pride of County Tyrone

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By Msgr Francis A. Carbine “For my first day attending St. John’s Primary School in Moy, County Tyrone, my  mother made me a suit of soft brown fabric with a Nehru jacket. I wore short pants reaching to my knees.” … Continue Reading

Interview with Paul Doris, St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal and Irish Republican Activist

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By Sabina Clarke Philadelphia’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the second oldest in the country has been held continuously since 1771. This year with a nod to the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising in Dublin the theme is “God Bless… Continue Reading

5 Questions for Susan Kelly Von Medicus: Local Artist Brings the Golden Age of Irish Manuscripts to Villanova

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Photo above: Ne Timeas: walnut ink and egg tempera on Fabriano paper. Study for student project based on decorations in Lindisfame Gospel text from Luke at Annunciation: Fear not Mary. Were you always interested in art as a young girl?… Continue Reading

Kevin Dougherty…Supreme Court Candidate and Compassionate Judge

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By Sabina Clarke Recently, I caught up with Judge Kevin Dougherty, a candidate for one of the three vacant seats opening up on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court — the highest court in the Commonwealth and the oldest court in the… Continue Reading

GREAT EXPECTATIONS: The Pope’s Visit To Philadelphia

We asked local residents what they thought  about Pope Francis, his visit and the future of the Catholic Church in our area. 1. What is different to you about Pope Francis compared to previous popes? 2. What impact do you… Continue Reading

Senator George Mitchell—Gentle Persuasion—Crafting Peace Around the World

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By Sabina Clarke I am on a transatlantic call with former Senator George Mitchell ensconced in the Meridian Piccadilly Hotel in London’s West End near Piccadilly Circus. I want to lapse into a leisurely conversation about The Troubles and his… Continue Reading