Trojan Horses

Grave Danger is a 4 part mystery series by Cormac McAdam and Conor McGinnity aired on RTE Drama on One.
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Synopsis:
A funeral director and his frustrated son. A girl looking for answers from the local big-shot. Murder and lies. With each episode told from the perspective of a different character, all embroiled in a decades old secret. In Part 2, we hear from Amanda.
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This is an extract from Grave Danger Part 2

Audio Journal by Chris Bolton as part of the Storylife Podcasts series. Chris tells the story of his bus ride to work one morning

Malala Yousafzai on abduction of Nigerian school girls. She tells the BBC that “if we remain silent then this will spread, this will happen more and more and more”.

EXTRACT from Conor McGinnity’s documentary entitled “My Dad’s Depression”
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This is Conor McGinnity’s personal story of how his father’s depression has affected the whole family.
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“My Dad’s Depression” won a Gold Award at the New York Festivals 2012 - Best Documentary, the Crystal Clear MSD Health Literacy Awards 2012, DCU Hybrid Award 2012, Headline Award for Student Journalism 2012 and Young Health Journalist of the Year 2012.

Lyrics:
Dry your eyes my friend
The danger’s passed you’re safe and sound
There’s only so long you can build it up before the walls fall down

Chorus: so let me be your shield
I can be your armour
Nothing more can hurt you now as long as I am here

So listen to my words keep spirits high and demons low
I am here and I will always be when you say we go
I know we’ll win this war so have no fear and have no doubt
And if you hear the voices let me know I’ll drown them out


Chorus: So let me be your shield
I can be your armour
Nothing more can hurt you now as long as I am here

Bridge: so throw away your white flag
and give up on looking back
cos tomorrow is all thats in my mind
The sun is out the skies are clear
Full of hope and rid of fear
from inside


Chorus: So let me be your shield
I can be your armour
Nothing more can hurt you now as long as I am here

Lyrics:
You got a fast car
I want a ticket to anywhere
Maybe we make a deal
Maybe together we can get somewhere
Anyplace is better
Starting from zero got nothing to lose
Maybe we’ll make something
Me, myself I got nothing to prove

You got a fast car
I got a plan to get us out of here
I been working at the convenience store
Managed to save just a little bit of money
Won’t have to drive too far
Just ‘cross the border and into the city
You and I can both get jobs
And finally see what it means to be living

You see my old man’s got a problem
He live with the bottle that’s the way it is
He says his body’s too old for working
His body’s too young to look like his
My mama went off and left him
She wanted more from life than he could give
I said somebody’s got to take care of him
So I quit school and that’s what I did

You got a fast car
Is it fast enough so we can fly away
We gotta make a decision
Leave tonight or live and die this way

So remember we were driving, driving in your car
Speed so fast I felt like I was drunk
City lights lay out before us
And your arm felt nice wrapped ‘round my shoulder
I had a feeling that I belonged
I had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone

You got a fast car
We go cruising to entertain ourselves
You still ain’t got a job
I work in a market as a checkout girl
I know things will get better
You’ll find work and I’ll get promoted
We’ll move out of the shelter
Buy a bigger house and live in the suburbs

I remember we were driving, driving in your car
Speed so fast I felt like I was drunk
City lights lay out before us
And your arm felt nice wrapped ‘round my shoulder
I had a feeling that I belonged
I had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone

You got a fast car
I got a job that pays all our bills
You stay out drinking late at the bar
See more of your friends than you do of your kids
I’d always hoped for better
Thought maybe together you and me would find it
I got no plans I ain’t going nowhere
So take your fast car and keep on driving

I remember we were driving, driving in your car
Speed so fast I felt like I was drunk
City lights lay out before us
And your arm felt nice wrapped ‘round my shoulder
I had a feeling that I belonged
I had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone

You got a fast car
But is it fast enough so you can fly away
You gotta make a decision
Leave tonight or live and die this way

Lyrics:
Two days past eighteen
He was waiting for the bus in his army green
Sat down in a booth in a cafe there
Gave his order to a girl with a bow in her hair
He’s a little shy so she gives him a smile
And he said would you mind sittin’ down for a while
And talking to me,
I’m feeling a little low
She said I’m off in an hour and I know where we can go

So they went down and they sat on the pier
He said I bet you got a boyfriend but I don’t care
I got no one to send a letter to
Would you mind if I sent one back here to you

Chorus: I cried
Never gonna hold the hand of another guy
Too young for him they told her
Waitin’ for the love of a travelin’ soldier
Our love will never end
Waitin’ for the soldier to come back again
Never more to be alone when the letter said
A soldier’s coming home

So the letters came from an army camp
In California then Vietnam
And he told her of his heart
It might be love and all of the things he was so scared of
He said when it’s getting kinda rough over here
I think of that day sittin’ down at the pier
And I close my eyes and see your pretty smile
Don’t worry but I won’t be able to write for awhile

[Chorus]

One Friday night at a football game
The Lord’s Prayer said and the Anthem sang
A man said folks would you bow your heads
For a list of local Vietnam dead
Crying all alone under the stands
Was a piccolo player in the marching band
And one name read but nobody really cared
But a pretty little girl with a bow in her hair

In the eighth and final episode of Science is Everywhere, Dr Lara Dungan asks; are the days of bees numbered? Is colony collapse a reality? And what does it mean for us humans? Lara visits Ireland’s largest commercial beekeeper Micheal Moynihan and gets up close with the extraction of honey. Dr. Anke Dietzsch speaks to Lara about the decline of bees and if pesticides are the reason behind it. Lara also chats with leading scientist Prof. Luke O’Neill about the impact it has put on us and finds out if the rise in hayfever and asthma is related to the decline of the bee.