Martin Galvin with details of this weekend's broadcast from Radio Free Eireann.
Radio Free Eireann will broadcast today March 17.
Irish History Roundtable and New York St. Patrick's Day Parade historian John Ridge will discuss the evolution of the New York parade from a small religious procession to a world renowned display of Irish pride, achievement, culture and support for Irish freedom.
While Irish flags and "England Out of Ireland" banners are a feature of St. Patrick's Day Parades in New York, the Irish flag is banned from the parade in the overwhelmingly nationalist town of Newry.
Stephen Murney of Saoradh will give a live report on groups intending to carry the Irish flag.
Author, journalist and political commentator Anthony McIntyre will cover the latest political developments including the political fallout from the break-up of the Stormont talks and and meaning of the unionist retreat from an apparent agreement.
Happy St Patrick's Day!!!
John McDonagh and Martin Galvin co- host.
Radio Free Eireann is heard Saturdays at 12 Noon New York time on wbai 99.5 FM and wbai.org.
It can be heard at wbai.org in Ireland from 5pm to 6pm or anytime after the program concludes on wbai.org/archives.