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Worried about leaving your teenagers at home alone? There’s a smartphone for that apparently! Greg talks to Suzanne Harrington, Writer & Columnist who tells us how she deals with her teenagers while working away involving “remote parenting” using digital media as a help.

Greg is joined in Studio by local band “Clanns” who are a post-rock band who played a showcase gig in RCC on Friday as part of Andromeda Artisans first series of showcase gigs.

Clanns comprise of Charlie Doherty(vocals/rhythm guitar) his brothers Al & Conal (lead guitar/bass) along with Jason Nee (drums/percussion).

PART ONE

In part two:

Fiona Rogers from Aranmore Island talks to Greg about The Katie Rose Foundation, set up by her & her husband in memory of their daughter who lost her fight with Mitochondrial Disease last December at just two years of age.

The Katie Rose Foundation is the first official foundation in Ireland to raise awareness for the disease. Almost all of the energy the body needs for daily life & growth comes from Mitochondria. Without them working effectively & efficiently things start to go wrong, like trying to run an entire household on a single battery. Last Tuesday a group of Donegal Children & parents met with Irish film star Colin Farrell who showed his support for their campaign & to help raise awareness of the disease.

Velvet Alibi is an original funk/rock/reggae influenced band based in Derry & they join us in studio for our Live Session this morning.

The band consists of Anna Nolan, Rohan Armstrong, Neil Burns. They play their first full set in Benningan’s in Derry next Saturday 17th October & have also played The Revelry in Letterkenny, Dunfanaghy Jazz & Blues & McGrory’s Culdaff.

In August 2008 the Government sent out cheques to the first of more than 1,300 coastal skippers who has agreed to surrender licences to catch wild salmon after a ban on driftnetting was introduced the year before. John O’Brien from Inishbofin decided to refuse but little did he know that his stance would end up in a French newspaper & television & a documentary made about his plight. Loic Jourdain, Filmaker joins Greg on the line to tell us how he came about making the documentary about John O’Brien.

And Alan Wiley joined the Weekend Edition a couple of weeks ago to tell us of his Tractor Run which he ran at the weekend & he joins Greg on the show to tell us how much he raised for The Good & New Cancer Bus.

PART TWO