Thursday, September 27, 2007

Eclectic Session Part II up on PODCAST - The eclectic sessions - Part II, recorded on August 3rd, is now up on near fm's podcast.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

One hot autumn/winter on IN-DEPTH

The October - December Schedule reads as follows:

October 02nd: Heritage Week footage
October 09th: Festival of World Cultures - Part I
October 16th: Festival of World Cultures - Part II
October 23rd: Spirit of the wild exhibition - Part I
October 30th: All Ireland Animal Welfare Conference - Part I

November 06th:Computerworld - The effects of technology on humans
November 13th:All Ireland Animal Welfare Conference - Part II
November 20th:All Ireland Animal Welfare Conference - Part III
November 27th:open as of yet

December 04th:Best of IN-DEPTH 2007 - Part I
December 11th:Best of IN-DEPTH 2007 - Part II

Remaining weeks open as of yet

Sunday, September 23, 2007

All Ireland Animal Welfare Conference footage to be aired on IN-DEPTH soon

The first ever ALL IRELAND ANIMAL WELFARE CONFERENCE took place in Dublins City West Hotel on September 23rd 2007 organised by ANVIL.

The conference featured engaging talks by Mike Rendle from the Animal Welfare Federation of Northern Ireland, Veterinary Surgeon Bernadette Doyle* from the Irish Blue Cross, Ian Farrar from Cats Protection UK, Mary - Anne Bartlett from CIWF*, Jillian Saunders from Dog Trust Ireland, Jimmy Cahill from the DSPCA, Brendan Hughes from the ISPCA, Garrett Shine from the Louth County Council and Dr. Pete Widderburn who spoke on behalf of the VICAS group.

Thomas also talked to members of DID (Dogs in distress), Mutts-in-Distress and German Shepherd Rescue.

Other speakers included Anvil's own Miriam Anderson* and Maria Clarke. The PA wasn't working and there were some dropouts but Thomas is doing his very best to clean up the footage before airing it later in the year. Watch this space for on air dates.

* - have been guests on Near90FM during earlier broadcasts

All Ireland Animal Welfare Conference - Images

A good turnout of people at the first ever ALL IRELAND ANIMAL WELFARE CONFERENCE

Education is the key in the battle for a better future for Irelands pets

Thomas with Mary-Anne Bartlett from CIWF Compassion in World Fur Farming Ireland

Dr. Pete Wedderburn who spoke as part of the VICAS group

Miriam Anderson from ANVIL who has been organising this event. Miriam has been a guest on IN-DEPTH somewhen earlier this year

In conversation with activists from "German Shepherd Rescue" and "Mutts in Distress" both from the UK

ASH founder Helena LeMahieu and IN-DEPTH host Thomas Janak. Thomas already did two shows on ASH in 2007

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Appeal a hoax?

- could it be that we all have been fooled? Whoever puts up things like these as a hoax is sick minded and should be punished to the full extend of the law. I am really sorry to have wasted my time and yours in the case that this is a hoax.

You will certainly not find another appeal on the IN-DEPTH page again ever!!


IN-DEPTH is not usually printing appeals but since I am a father of two myself, I would kindly like to ask anyone who reads this to spread the word. Thank you

Please circulate this -- what if it was your daughter? Please look at the
picture, read what her mother says, then forward his message on. Maybe if
everyone passes this on, someone will see this child. "I am asking you all,
begging you to pleaseforward this email on to anyone and everyone you know,

My 13 year old girl, Ashley Flores, is missing.She has been missing
for two weeks now . It is still not too late. Please help us. If anyone
anywhere knows anything, please contact me at:


I am including a picture of her. All prayers
are appreciated!!

" It only takes 2 secondsto forward this. If it was your
>child, you would want all the help you could get."

Thursday, September 13, 2007

IN-DEPTH October Schedule

02.10.2007 HERITAGE WEEK – Footage recorded at St. Nicholas of Myra during 2007s National Heritage Week. The show features lovely interviews and lively music

09.10.2007 FESTIVAL OF WORLD CULTURES – PART I – The two parter highlights mainly environmental issues but also reports on interculturalism


23.10.2007 SPIRIT OF THE WILD II – The show features interviews with wolf expert Tanja Askani and wildlife photographer Steve Bloom

30.10.2007 to be announced soon

Sneak preview: One of the confirmed shows in November will revolve around computers and technology. "Computerworld" is scheduled for November 6th 2007 and will feature computer Whiz-kid Gavin Byrne

IN-DEPTH every tuesday between 3.30p.m. - 4.30p.m. on NEAR 90FM (90.3FM) or worldwide on

"Concern" and "Medicins sans frontiers" footage to be aired on "Global Solidarity"

In conversation
22 minutes of additional footage recorded during this years' Festival of World Cultures is due to be aired on Near90FMs "Global Solidarity" on Sunday, 23rd September
The audio piece contains an interview with staff and volunteers from Concern and Medicins sans frontiers.

It will give people an idea of what's to come on IN-DEPTH in October

Let's wing it

Stephen Kelly (16), currently on work experience
Today, In-Depth host Thomas Janak found himself on air between 2p.m. and 3p.m. after having been abandoned by one of his fellow presenters.
An ad-hoc music hour graced the airwaves as Thomas was supported by Stephen Kelly(pic) and Orla Shiels, both currently on work experience.
Thomas had just met the two youngsters and vividly talked to them on air while playing a mixture of old and new songs.
A very special thanks to our listener Dougie who took the time to call in to congratulate Thomas for a "refreshing show" (quote) with "fun and sharp comments" (quote)
It was an hour of blood, sweat and tears but nontheless enjoyable

Friday, September 07, 2007

Spirit of the wild - Update

The show about the "Spirit of the wild" exhibition goes out as scheduled on September 18th. There might be a second show coming your way as Thomas Janak has scheduled an interview with wildlife photographer Steve Bloom. Thomas also just recorded a superb 45min. interview with wolf expert and author Tanja Askani. Check back soon for further updates ...