The shut down of the government's National Sail Training Programme is headlining on Seascapes (Friday December 11th, 2009, 10.30pm, RTE Radio 1), despite its commitment to replace Asgard. Tom and his team have several other reports to broadcast – details over the fold.
Also on Seascapes this Friday night (and on Monday mornings at 5am):
• Naval Service patrols will be cut back
• Parents and schoolchildren urged to 'Follow the Fleet'
• Plans for the next Round Ireland
• New dinosaur species found
• Clipper Race latest
• Dining with the entire human and canine population of an island
A perfect Christmas gift, the Seascapes book, published by Mercier Press to mark 1,000 editions of the programme, can be ordered via the website.
Seascapes, presented by Tom MacSweeney and produced by Marcus Connaughton, is also available as a podcast and is broadcast twice a week on the digital station, RTE Choice, on Wednesday mornings at 7.30am and Saturday lunchtimes at 12.30pm. Listeners can also hear Seascapes as a download on Sky Digital 0160 – NTL Channel 901 and in Northern Ireland on Virgin Media, Channel 917.
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