Best of Talkback

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. It is presented by Wendy Austin, one of NI's best known broadcasters.

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  • Talkback 18 April 14: David McClarty

    Fri, 18 Apr 14

    Duration:
    12 mins

    Available:
    29 days remaining

    On today's programme, we paid tribute to the East Londonderry Independent MLA David McClarty, who has died. The 63-year-old from Coleraine had been suffering from cancer for some time. Mr McClarty left the UUP in 2011 after being deselected as a candidate for that year's Assembly election. Before leaving the party, he was one of the UUP's longest serving MLAs.

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    Wed, 16 Apr 14

    Duration:
    17 mins

    Available:
    27 days remaining

    Secretary of State Theresa Villiers tells Talkback that she's not taking and that she can't force progress on dealing with the past. We also speak to Victim's Commissioner Kathyrn Stone who is leaving her post.

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  • 15th April 2014

    Tue, 15 Apr 14

    Duration:
    6 mins

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    26 days remaining

    In this episode, Barbara Collins meets four sisters who survived the Belfast Blitz, made their home in Dublin and came back to take part in a memorial ceremony.

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  • 11th April 2014

    Fri, 11 Apr 14

    Duration:
    15 mins

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    Should taxpayers money be used to provide beauty therapy for female prisoners in Northern Ireland's jail ? The DUP's JIM WELLS doesn't think so. We spoke to him and a few callers

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    Thu, 10 Apr 14

    Duration:
    8 mins

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    Traffic chaos and lengthy delays !! Residents and shop-keepers in Strabane say they're tearing their hair out because of the disruption caused as Roads Service refurbish the footpaths on Bridge Street.

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  • 7 April 2014

    Mon, 7 Apr 14

    Duration:
    13 mins

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    18 days remaining

    A Derry priest has said he may have to leave his parochial house in Creggan because of anti-social behaviour. We spoke to Father Dermot Harkin who says gangs of teenagers - some of whom are drunk - gather by his home on a nightly basis. Also on the programme was PSNI Foyle area commander, Chief Inspector Jon Burrows.

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  • Talkback 4 April 2014: Opening of the Sam Thompson Bridge

    Fri, 4 Apr 14

    Duration:
    91 mins

    Available:
    15 days remaining

    Today we were at the grand opening of the Sam Thompson bridge at Victoria Park in east Belfast! We spoke to the First Minister Peter Robinson, Sam Thompson's family, Roads Minister Danny Kennedy and poet Michael Longley! Give it a listen.

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  • Why are there so few women in top jobs?

    Thu, 3 Apr 14

    Duration:
    21 mins

    Available:
    14 days remaining

    On Talkback today we ask why there are not more women in top jobs if girls are out performing boys in schools and we meet Malcolm who called Talkback looking for some help.

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    Wed, 2 Apr 14

    Duration:
    17 mins

    Available:
    13 days remaining

    Factory workers whose firm went bust five years ago get compensation for their slashed pensions - Talkback breaks the news to a former Visteon employee. And are politicians leading the way when it comes to keeping a healthy figure? We talk to a Belfast councillor who used to weigh 34 stone.

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  • 01 Apr 14: £180million for social housing

    Tue, 1 Apr 14

    Duration:
    23 mins

    Available:
    12 days remaining

    "Talkback" looked at today's big announcement on social housing and also the latest on the former Visteon factory in west Belfast, which has been at the centre of a social housing row for many years.

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