Each week on the Collective Whisper podcast Simon K talks to people from Ireland and abroad, friends, family,fellow musicians, sportspeople,actors,working class people and those who have an interesting life and a story to tell.Also we talk about lots of interesting subjects.
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S2E30 Gets to know....Galway Rape crisis centre
On this episode Simon speaks to Michelle Caulfield and Susan Costello from the Galway rape crisis centre.They speak about the great work that the GRCC does in helping victims of rape and sexual abuse and how they help educate young and old in matters of consent and sexual awareness amongst their peers,friends and future sexual partners.Sexual consent is discussed as is the ever growing use of pornography on mobile devices and computers amongst kids in primary,secondary and third level education.We also hear about their fundraising efforts and how you can help.HELPLINE : 1800 355 355The Galway Rape Crisis Centre was founded in 1984 by a group of women in the Galway community who were concerned about the lack of services for survivors of sexual abuse and rape. The response to sexual violence and abuse arose largely out of the feminist movement in the eighties, where women got together in groups and many disclosed their traumatic experiences. For fifteen years Galway Rape Crisis Centre was the only organisation in Galway providing such support services. Initially all services were run on a voluntary basis, until, in the late eighties, grants were secured from the Health Board funding a certain amount of paid hours. Organisational ChangeStarting in the late nineties, GRCC has undergone a process of organisational change. The Centre moved from the original collective structure to operating under the direction of a Board of Management. This was to comply with not alone best practice in the sector but also to comply with the charities regulations. In 2006, Galway Rape Crisis Centre incorporated the services of MASC at our own premises, and we now see male clients and employ male staff.The Sexual Assault Treatment Unit (SATU)The Sexual Assault Treatment Unit (SATU) opened its doors in Galway in 2009. The SATU provides a multidisciplinary response to sexual assault and rape, bringing together the Gardai, medical staff, and GRCC Psychological Support Team.The SATU gives essential care and forensic support to people who have been the survivors of sexual assault and rape. GRCC provide a 24 hour, 365 day a year psychological support service for survivors of recent sexual assault and rape.Web:https://galwayrcc.ie/facebook:https://www.facebook.com/GalwayRCC.org/twitter: @GalwayRCCinstagram:https://www.instagram.com/galwayrapecrisis/?hl=enLinkedin:https://www.linkedin.com/company/galway-rape-crisis-centre/?originalSubdomain=ieTusla: https://www.tusla.ie/services/domestic-sexual-gender-based-violence/Donations: https://www.idonate.ie/177_galway-rape-crisis-centre.html#podcast #interview #galwayrapecrisiscentre #grcc #rape #sexualabuse #sexualassault #sexualeducation #ireland #pornographytruths #consent
Gets to know....Lenny DePaul
On this episode Simon speaks to former Navy,US secret service and Commander of the US Marshals Lenny DePaul.Lenny speaks about his time in the Navy,in the US secret service guarding Ronald Reagan and his time as a Unites States Marshal.He also talks about working and consulting on hit shows such as "Hunting Hitler","Manhunters" and various others.A native New Yorker, Commander DePaul was born and raised in Utica, New York. Commander DePaul joined the United States Navy, where he served honorably for a total of eight years, with five on active duty.Prior to his employment with the U.S. Marshals Service, Commander DePaul served 6 years with the United States Secret Service. During the Reagan Administration, he spent three years assigned to the White House, where he was responsible for protecting the President and the First Family.Lenny DePaul was promoted to the position of Chief Inspector (Commander) of the New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force (NY/NJ RFTF) in February 2007. Since its inception, the Task Force has made more than 75,000 arrests.One of the original members of the RFTF when it was established in May 2002, Commander DePaul served both as the Deputy Commander and Supervisory Inspector with the Task Force prior to his promotion to Commander.Commander DePaul was directly responsible for hundreds of arrests, including several USMS "Major Case" fugitives. He also participated in the investigation of three USMS 15 Most Wanted fugitives, all of which resulted in arrest.Lenny DePaul was the lead in a hit series on the A&E network titled "Manhunters Fugitive Task Force" appearing in over 60 episode during their 3 seasons of filming.He was cast as a Deputy Commander in charge of Operations for a CBS show titled "Hunted" in March 2017.He also was involved in a History Channel show titled "Hunting Hitler" which ran for 3 seasons.IMdB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3797022/Twitter: https://twitter.com/lennydepaul?lang=enInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/lennydepaul/?hl=enLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lenny-depaul-7b643625/History channel: https://tuamc.tv/canal-historia/Web: https://odark30.com/
Gets to know....George Murphy
On this episode Simon K speaks to Irish singer/songwriter George MurphyGeorge Murphy is an Irish singer songwriter who hails from the Dublin suburb of Beaumount.He exploded onto the Irish music scene after his memorable appearances on the Irish television show “You’re a Star”. Just out of secondary school at the age of 17 he very quickly took over the Irish music scene, signing to Sony Ireland for his debut album ‘Dreamed A Dream’ which went straight to No.1 in the Irish charts.The album eventually went on to gain triple Platinum status. George had made a big impact with insiders on the Irish Music scene, Phil Coulter was quoted as saying that George “Is the most exciting vocal find in Ireland”, The late Ronnie Drew was quoted saying “A voice beyond his years”, Peggy Seeger was quoted saying “A very honest approach to the songs, kept them true to their Origin” and Hotpress magazine described him at the time as “A serious contender”.George enjoyed a lot of success in the early part of his career playing a lot of top festivals and venues in Ireland. In 2006 George went on to release his 2nd album “So The story goes” and the title track got to No.7 in the Irish Singles Chart. That same year he played O2 in the Park and shared the stage with Brian McFadden who was making his debut as a solo artist after leaving Westlife.He decided to embark on a small tour in America where he released his 3rd album “The Ballad of Archie Thompson”, featuring folk legends John Sheahan and Barney McKenna of the Dubliners.For personal reasons George came back to Ireland in 2013, he had grown a little tired of the road and felt that he had lost some motivation. A dark time was to follow and as he said himself “It’s a tough life being on the road as an artist, it’s full of ups and downs, the highs are very high but the lows are very low”.Fortunately, it didn’t take George too long to get back on his feet, he started taking writing his own material more seriously and began playing small pubs, clubs and small music venues trying out some of his new material.In 2015 George signed a new management deal with 10 music Management and then went on to sign a new record deal with Trad Nua. When Finbar’s lad, Martin Furey, left the High Kings, they immediately turned to George Murphy to fill the void.Now after 18 months of audience and critical acclaim, and still only 29, George has decided to return to his roots, and with his own band, The Rising Sons, and will tour extensively in 2019/2020.Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/georgemurphymusic/?hl=enSpotify:https://open.spotify.com/artist/4QqYJChcAFcHbimTWMnf7gSoundcloud:https://soundcloud.com/georgemurphyofficialFacebook:https://www.facebook.com/GeorgeMurphyMusicThe Rising sons: https://www.facebook.com/therisingsonsirl
Gets to know.......Patrick Kilpatrick
On this episode Simon K speaks to actor Patrick KilpatrickOne of the finest screen/television character actors of his generation, playing against a spectrum of Hollywood's leading action heroes, Patrick Kilpatrick's entertainment career has spanned more than 170 films and television shows as lead actor, producer, screen writer, director, and global entertainment teacher- from "Minority Report" with Tom Cruise to "Dark Angel" with Jessica Alba, from the largest production in Public Broadcasting history to the Los Angeles Theater Center with John Goodman and Academy Award winning British director Tony Richardson in Shakespeare's "Anthony and Cleopatra". He has appeared in over 75 hit TV shows such as "24", "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" and all "CSI".His action film villain appearances embrace a multitude of genres and an international Who's Who of directors, writers, production talent and leading men and women of the last quarter century. The Replacement Killers (1998 - director Antoine Fuqua) against Yun-Fat Chow, Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Caan in Eraser (1996 - Chuck Russell), Last Man Standing (1996 - Walter Hill), opposite Bruce Willis, Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995- Geoff Murphy), opposite Steven Segal, The Presidio (1988) - Peter Hyams), opposite Sean Connery and Mark Harmon, two award-winning and highly rated original cable westerns opposite Tom Selleck, Last Stand at Saber River (1997- Elmore Leonard) and Crossfire Trail (2001), one western opposite Sam Elliot and Kate Capshaw HBO's Premiere Films adaptation of Louis L'Amour's The Quick and the Dead (1987), and the ever-popular action mainstay Death Warrant (1990) opposite Jean-Claude Van Damme, as "The Sandman". He has even done battle with the largest mammal on earth in Free Willy 3: The Rescue (1997).His further and recent work includes the film Parasomnia from director Bill Malone ("Fear.com", "House on Haunted Hill)", "Nip/Tuck", "Chuck", "Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles", "Burn Notice", all NCIS franchises and the film "American Violence" with UFC Light Heavyweight Champion of the World Stipe Miocic.Kilpatrick is president and CEO of Uncommon Dialogue Films, Inc. (UDF) (founded 2005) - a full service event/script, casting, film and media service company - idea inception to global return on investment realization. His producing/fund raising/film financing and production background has taken him from Fiji to the London Stock Exchange for the presentation of investment film slates. Until a military coup toppled the Fijian government he was briefly named founder of the University of Pacific Film and Theater program.He has taught acting, auditioning, directing, producing and film distribution, Men in the Movies, Star Trek and Stage Combat at the University of Wisconsin (Whitewater) and Hampton Sydney College in Virginia and at the Texas Theater Center in Dallas/Fort Worth. Kilpatrick has prepared full film school curriculum for the governments of Brazil and Nigeria while privately and group entertainment coaching in Los Angeles and via Skype.The Uncommon Dialogue Film Mentorship Program - under his directorship and chief instruction, utilizing his "Deliver the Goods" Curriculum - has coached countless students from beginners to active professionals in all phases of entertainment warrior status while guiding each to agency representation and self-production.He was invited by New York Film Academy Veterans Advancement Program to present a Master Class on Oct. 13, 2017.He has in the past partnered with Los Angeles Film Academy for his charitable event The Hollywood Celebrity Sporting Clays Invitational that raises money for wounded warriors and City of Hope Hospital.He is appearing in theaters, stores and Netflix in "American Violence" and "Assassin X", "Cops and Robbers" with UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Quentin Rampage Jackson, "Black Water" with Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph
Gets to know.......Kids
On this episode Simon K speaks about kids and our relationships with them, understanding them, loving them, raising them and how different our childhoods were to children's childhoods today.He talks about the tolerance we need to have for an ever-changing world and how our kids need our support in discovering who they are and want to be.Some people want kids, some people don't and some people have different approaches to raising their children in an ever challenging world of technology, social media,peer pressure and cyber bullying to name but a few.His special guests this week are his own children Kassandra 11, and David 8, who give us their opinions about childhood and answer some interesting questions.Join Simon,Kassandra and David for a really interesting podcast about kids and all their funny and amazing facts.https://www.factinate.com/things/28-facts-child-development/https://www.ispcc.iehttps://www.tusla.iehttps://www.unicef.orghttps://www.humanium.org/en/childrens-rights/ Support us!
Gets to know.....Andrew McGinley
On this episode Simon K speaks to Andrew McGinley.
Warning: This episode contains stories of children's deaths and may affect some listeners.
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Simon discusses the heartache of Andrew losing his 3 children and how he wants to continue their legacy and make sure they are not forgotten and he hopes
other people in similar situations can learn from this and get help.
24 Jan 2022 marked two years since his three beloved children, Conor, 9; Darragh, 7, and Carla, 3, were killed by their mother Deirdre Morley at their family home in Newcastle, Co Dublin.
Mr McGinley feels he is no closer to understanding why his children died.
Ms Morley was found not guilty of their murder by reason of insanity and was committed to the Central Mental Hospital.
Ms Morley, a highly trained paediatric and renal nurse, is currently in the care of the Central Mental Hospital.
Both Mr McGinley and Ms Morley are now suing the HSE, the Governors of St Patrick’s Hospital, and a named person.
The legal action is a bid to highlight the need for improvements in Ireland’s mental healthcare system, Mr McGinley said.
Mr McGinley has been campaigning for changes in mental health care and for new amendments to mental health legislation so that supportive families of people who are mentally ill are involved in their care.
He has been campaigning on the issue with Cork woman Una Butler whose two children, Zoe, 6, and Ella, 2, were killed by their father, her late husband, John Butler, before he killed himself in 2010 in Ballycotton.
He said that three legacy projects he established in his children's names are what now drives him.
Advocates for Victims of Homicide: http://www.advic.ie/