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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Touching and informative talk to come to wild time

Two talk attendees talk to Finn (man in the middle)

During a break: Librarian Breda Bollard talks to a library guest

The talk was well attended

Filmmaker Finn Van Gelderen, son to legendary wildlife filmmaker Gerrit Van Gelderen, whose TV show "The wild and the waters", together with Amuigh Faoin Spéir (Out Under The Sky) on which he worked on with Irish fimmaker Éamon de Buitléar, brought Irish wildlife into the homes of millions back in the 1950s, gave a very open and touching yet informative talk to an attentive audience at the Whitechurch Library on Taylor's Lane in Rathfarnham.

The day of the talk coincided with the 14th anniversary of Gerrit's passing.

The footage will go out on wild time on April 11th.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Talk about wildlife photography ....

... to come to WILD TIME.

Wildlife Photographer Finn Van Gelderen gives a talk this Thursday, 28th February @ 2p.m. at the Whitechurch Library on Taylor's Lane, Rathfarnham. The talk will be recorded by Thomas Janak and will be put out on air in April.

The recording will also be available to library members as an audiobook.

Finn will also bring a wildlife photography course to the library. Finn is one of Ireland's most skilled and gifted camera operators and has extensive experience in film drama.

He has worked on documentaries for the BBC, Channel 4 and RTE.

A highly appreciated addition to past and future guests of wild time

Monday, February 25, 2008

Show Schedule

29.02.2008 Thomas welcomes Helena LeMahieu from ASH, Animal Sanctuary in Kiltegan, to the studio. Helena, who runs the sanctuary for 20+ years, will give her view on the situation of animals in Ireland.

07.03.2008 Laura Broxton from the National Animal Rights Association will join Thomas in the studio

14.03.2008 Thomas will be joined in the studio by Miriam Anderson from ANVIL

21.03.2008 The good-friday footage contains of interviews with staff and volunteers of the Mare&Foal sanctuary in Newton Abbott (UK) as well as conversations with volunteers from Cat 77 and more.

28.03.2008 Bat Conservation Ireland - Thomas recently attended a talk at the Natural History Museum of Ireland about bat conservation in Ireland. Connor Kelleher from bat conservation Ireland was a very engaging speaker.

04.04.2008 Anti - Fur Protest footage recently recorded. A very interesting piece as Thomas spoke with members of the coalition for the abolishment of the fur trade. He also met a woman who proudly wears mink fur. Thought provoking stuff.

11.04.2008 Recorded footage with wildlife photographer Finn Van Gelderen.

18.04.2008 Thomas will be joined in the studio by reptile breeder Thomas McElheron. More about Tom on http://www.bebo.com/reptilebreeder

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Pics from the show on 22.02.08 with the Irish Blue Cross and Petmates.ie

Dr.Bernadette Doyle and Christine Conneely from the Irish Blue Cross

www.petmates.ie founder Lee Redmond and her partner John

Showhost Thomas Janak

Last nights' WILD TIME was a packed show as Thomas welcomed his guests from petmates.ie and the Irish Blue Cross. The show was very informative and highlighted a lot of issues such as neutering and spaying. Next week Thomas will be talking to Helena LeMahieu from ASH in Kiltegan.

Friday, February 22, 2008

PODCAST to come to the digital hub fm

Missed a show? - No worries, podcast is coming to the digital hub fm soon. With podcast you can listen to shows and interviews again and again and whenever you want.

Coming soon to the digital hub fm

Want to get in touch? No problem ...

Our phone number: 01 - 480 6250
Text Line: 087 - 943 3100
email: 943fm@digihubfm.com
alternatively email to: info@holisticanimalhealing.net

please always mention WILD TIME to make sure the message get's to us

Tonight, Thomas's guests are Lee from Petmates.ie, Irish Blue Cross manager Christine Conneely and IBC vet Dr. Bernadette Doyle

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Show goes out 8p.m. - 9p.m. GMT

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Public Lecture about Bat Conservation ...

... to come to WILD TIME!

The Natural Museum of Ireland, situated on Dublin's Kildare Street, offered a public lecture about the conservation of bats as part of their Conservation or Extinction? - Mammals in a changing world lecture series, on February 20th 2008.

Bat expert Connor Kelleher offered an insightful and interesting talk, titled: Conserving Ireland's Bats: The Story Over Three Centuries and also gave an interview to Thomas Janak.

Get more info on www.batconservationireland.org

The recorded footage will go out in late March/early April, date tbc. This Friday Thomas welcomes Dr. Bernadette Doyle and Christine Conneely from the Irish Blue Cross on his wild time show.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Coming up ...

Entrance to the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin

Animal Rights activists campaigning for the abolishment of the fur trade

Although the next 5 shows are all ready to go, there is more in the kitty:

Thomas just recorded footage regarding an anti - fur protest that was organised by the National Animal Rights Association (NARA). Laura Broxton from NARA will join Thomas on the show on March 7th and the recorded footage will go out at a later date. The footage proofed to be thought provoking as Thomas spoke to a woman who "stood her ground" admitting to wearing mink fur while NARA has strong views on not killing an animal for any human needs.

Thomas is also recording a talk about Conserving Ireland's Bats which takes place on Wednesday 20th February at the National Museum of Ireland in Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The talk is part of a lecture series about Mammals in a changing world

Friday, February 15, 2008

Pics from the first show

Show host Thomas Janak busy operating the desk during the very first "Wild Time" show

The Digital Hub FM broadcasts on 94.3fm from the Digital Depot in Crane Street, Dublin 8

Wild Time premiered Friday 15th February at 8p.m. on The Digital Hub FM and featured an interview with Sea Life Centre Bray Manager Pat O' Seabholain. Thomas also read the picture book "The Strange Story Of Mr. Bloggs And His 17 Dogs" from cover to cover (ISBN 978-1-905636-08-2) and read out the letters A to F from his "Animal Healing Alphabet".

Tune in next time:

22.02.2008 studio guests: Dr. Bernadette Doyle and Christine Conneely from The Irish Blue Cross
29.02.2008 studio guest: Helena LeMahieu from ASH in Kiltegan
07.03.2008 studio guest: Laura Broxton from the National Animal Rights Association
14.03.2008 studio guest: Miriam Anderson from ANVIL

more shows to come!!

Monday, February 11, 2008

February Schedule

Kicking off next Friday - WILD TIME

15.02.2008 8p.m. WILD TIME - the first show features an interesting interview with the manager of the Sea Life Centre in Bray, Co. Wicklow as well as a short interview with Richard M. Keeling, pet shop owner, about proper feeding.

22.02.2008 8p.m. WILD TIME - live guests in the studio: Dr.Vet Bernadette Doyle and Christine Conneely from the Irish Blue Cross

29.08.2008 8p.m. WILD TIME - live guest in the studio: Helena LeMahieu from ASH

Bray, Co. Wicklow

Helena LeMahieu and WILD TIME host Thomas Janak

If you want to get involved or want to leave a comment please send an email to: info@holisticanimalhealing.net or leave a comment on this very page

To listen live visit http://www.digitalhubfm.com/

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Good Friday show pre-recorded

WILD TIME host Thomas Janak recently spent a few days in the lovely Bovey Tracey in Devon. From there he explored some fascinating charities and shops that are committed to animal welfare and care.

The show will feature interviews with Syra Bowden from the Mare & Foal Sanctuary in Newton Abbott, Charity-Shops area manager Doreen Fillingham as well as interviews with Karen Stevenson from Cat77 and Pet's Corner and Pet's Corner 2 owner Richard M. Keeling.

Shetland cross gelding "Supa-Teddy" (18)- so cute

Mare & Foal Charity Shop in Bovey Tracey

Karen Stevenson (Cat77) and Pet's Corner owner Richard M. Keeling

Mare & Foal Sanctuary
Honeysuckle Farm
Buckland Road
Newton Abbot
Devon TQ12 4SA
Tel.: 0044 1626 355969

Pet's Corner
Mr. Richard M. Keeling

Mrs. Karen Stevenson


Saturday, February 9, 2008

Hello from Exeter Airport


I am at the airport in Exeter waiting for my plane home. I spent a few days in the beautiful countryside of Devon and conducted interviews with staff and volunteers from the Mare&Foal Sanctuary on Honeysuckle Farm in Newton-Abott as well as with volunteers for "Cat77". I also had a wonderful conversation with a pet shop owner in Bovey Tracey.

The recorded footage will go out on GOOD FRIDAY.

The very first show next Friday 15th February 2008 at 8p.m will be equally as exiting. Please don't miss it.

We're broadcasting on 94.3 or via livestream. Please visit www.thedigitalhub.com and follow the LISTEN LIVE link.


Monday, February 4, 2008

Broadcasting Schedule

The Digital Hub FM 94.3 starts broadcasting again on 15th February 2008, and will continue every Friday till June 6th and recommences after a summer break on Sept26th right through till Dec 19th.

The schedule is temporary - all shows get reviewed after the first 4 weeks and changes could possibly be made regarding time of broadcast etc.