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Best of Talkback

Talkback was Northern Ireland's first news phone-in programme and has been on air for more than 20 years. For many years it was a sounding board for the public to react and comment on the sectarian violence of the troubles and the development of the peace process. Today the agenda reflects the changing shape of Northern Ireland - topics like anti-social behaviour, hospital cleanliness and devolution issues are now high on the agenda.

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  • 24 10 Time to scrap the bus lanes?

    Fri, 24 Oct 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

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    30 days remaining

    Liverpool City Council have announced they are to axe their bus lanes after a year long trial without them. On Talkback today, Enda McClafferty asked guests if it was time for Belfast to do the same.

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  • 23 Oct 14 The Orangemen who meet in a GAA hall

    Thu, 23 Oct 14

    Duration:
    9 mins

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    A GAA club in Donegal has offered its premises to the local Orange lodge after its hall was destroyed in a fire. Orangemen in Newtowncunningham say they are delighted with the offer and have pledged to invite the local GAA club to the opening of their new hall once its built. Enda McClafferty speaks to treasurer of the local lodge, Stewart McClean.

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  • 22 Oct 14: Students to vote on united Ireland

    Wed, 22 Oct 14

    Duration:
    21 mins

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    28 days remaining

    Today on the programme we had a heated debate about a poll at Queen's University on a united Ireland.

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  • 21 Oct 14 Breakthrough in Paralysis treatment

    Tue, 21 Oct 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

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    It's being described as a "miracle" - a Bulgarian man whose spinal cord was sliced in a stabbing attack is able to walk again after undergoing pioneering stem-cell surgery in Poland. He is believed to be the first person in the world to recover from complete severing of the spinal nerves. The surgery came about as a result of years of fundraising by David Nicholls whose son Dan was left paralysed at 18

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  • 20 Oct 14: Living with and dealing with cancer

    Mon, 20 Oct 14

    Duration:
    38 mins

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    Today on "Talkback" we talked about living with and dealing with cancer diagnosis. It follows the death of actress Lynda Bellingham.

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  • 17Oct14:Age of Leaving Care

    Fri, 17 Oct 14

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    There are almost three thousand children in care in Northern Ireland - but what happens to them when they reach the age of 18? We discuss this issue

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    Thu, 16 Oct 14

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    There've been calls for the Welfare Minister Lord Freud to resign for saying that some disabled people aren't worth the minimum wage. What do you think about what Lord Freud said? Is it unacceptable, flat out discrimination? Or isn't it that simple - has he raised an important question?

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  • Mairia Cahill

    Wed, 15 Oct 14

    Duration:
    24 mins

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    A woman has claimed the IRA forced her to confront her alleged rapist before forcing her into silence to protect the republican movement from her claims.

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  • children's heart services in Belfast end

    Tue, 14 Oct 14

    Duration:
    21 mins

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    The Health Minister has announced that children's heart surgery will move from Belfast to Dublin - we heard from him right at the end of the programme, as well as from a campaigner, a parent and our own BBC NI health correspondent, Marie-Louise Connolly.

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  • Another week, another hate crime.

    Mon, 13 Oct 14

    Duration:
    20 mins

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    This weekend, the home of a Pakistani family was attacked, not for the first time. The police have had a specific hate crimes unit since May and we asked them: in five months, how many arrests have they made?

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