Disney & Dublin

As former President of Disney Animation, Thomas Schumacher oversaw some 21 Disney films including The Lion King. I spoke with him about The Lion King coming to Dublin and Disney’s Irish connection.

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Originally broadcast on Culture File on RTÉ Lyric fm on 13/03/13

How Harlem Shake topped the Billboard HOT 100

Welcome to YouPop? From now on, homemade user videos of songs like Harlem Shake will contribute to a song’s position in Billboard’s Hot 100. I looked into how this will effect the charts in the future.

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Originally broadcast on Culture File on RTÉ Lyric fm on 08/03/13

Tales from Thomas St

A couple of weeks ago The Business kicked off a series of portraits of some of the most diverse shopping streets around the country. This week, I went to Limerick City and took a wander down Thomas Street to find out what’s going on there.

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Originally broadcast on The Business with George Lee on RTÉ Radio 1 on 16/03/13

Cheque Please!

The Irish love affair with the simple bank cheque is still going strong, with more than 84 million cheques being written in 2011 alone. As credit, debit and ATM cards take over in other European countries, we stubbornly stick to our signed pieces of paper. I went onto the streets of Dublin to uncover some of the hidden history of the Irish cheque.

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Originally broadcast on The Business with George Lee on RTÉ Radio 1 on 09/02/13