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Fourteen hours of live internet radio from San Marino

August 5th, 2011 by Graham Attwell

We have been organising a series of internet radio workshops over the summer. And having great fun in the process. But this week we are breaking new ground. This afternoon (Friday 5 August) we will be running a workshop with young people from the Republic of San Marino. And tomorrow (Saturday 6 August) and Sunday we will be broadcasting live from the San Marino Arts and Music Festival (SMIAF) in an internet radio marathon starting at 1600 Central European Time and running until at least midnight each day. The programmes will feature music and events from the festival. We also hope to broadcast a discussion between Graham Attwell and the San Marino Minister of Labour on education, training and new skills for young people in the Republic.

Whilst the main langauge for the programmes will be Italian, Graham Attwell will try to provide a commentary for English lanaguge listeners. It is going to be mad, summer fun.

Try to drop in on the programmes. Just point your internet browser at http://is.gd/5O3xjR and the radio stream will open in the MP3 player of your choice. Or go to the SMIAF web site where we will provide an inline radio player.

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