Franklin Stage Company Presents 'Magdalen'

The Franklin Stage Company welcomes actress Erin Layton in her play ‘Magdalen’ about the Magdalen Laundries of Ireland.  She and director/collaborator Julie Kline talk about the journey from the shock of learning about the Magdalen Laundries to crafting a one-woman play that gives voices to the many characters involved in those tragic circumstances. http://wskg.org/audio/magdalen.mp3

 

Photo credit: Erin Layton

Want To Eat Green For St. Patrick's Day? Do It The Irish Way — With Seaweed

Sea algae at low tide along the Irish coast. Seaweed was long a part of Irish cuisine. Nutrient-rich, it helped some survive the Great Famine. Irish cooks reviving the practice say it’s not just good for you – it’s a zap of flavor from the sea.   AdventurePicture/Getty Images/iStockphoto

By Deena Prichep, NPR 

Speak of the Emerald Isle, and you picture verdant rolling hillsides.