This hour on Here on Earth: Radio Without Borders, Jean Feraca and her guest talk about St. Patrick's Day and Irish food tradition.
- Martin Dunford, co-founder of Rough Guides
- Roisin Cameron, Irish expert
- Paul 3/16/07: "Regarding the Irish importing the American custom of St. Patrick's Day celebration: Although I live now in Wisconsin, I am a native Chicagoan of entirely Irish descent. One of my elderly Irish American friends had been a Chgo police Captain with a brood of nine children, all of whom entered city service as cops, firemen, or city work--involving one son who came to oversee the dyeing green of the Chicago River. He was hired ten years ago by the Dublin County Council to go to Ireland to teach them how to dye the River Liffey green, since the Irish had never tried it before. A Chicago-born fellow, like me, of entirely Irish descent. What a wonderfully strange world!"