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Clive, Nat and Liv present their own unique take on the world according to their own generations. Clive is a "Baby Boomer" who was a teenager in the late 1960s and early 1970s and Liv and Nat are "Millennials" so teenagers in the 21st Century. Each week they try to identify the differences and similarities of being a young adult now and in the past. Plus they introduce each other to the music of their youth and all the time in between.
 
The Parents' Show was launched in October 2010 by local parents from St Albans with the aim of providing parents or anyone who cares for kids with up-to-date information and resources on the issues that matter to them. The show is broadcast live every Thursday evening from 8-9pm. Each week, we select a theme, as suggested by one of our listeners, and each week we get a top expert in the studio responding to listener questions and concerns. We also discuss local resources available to parents ...
 
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In the final part of the “Your Forests Project”, the creators (Wild Rumpus) focus on the future, including the expanding roots of England’s Northern Forest – from Liverpool via Chester, Manchester, Leeds and Sheffield to Hull – and discover why Tiny Forests are springing up in towns and cities across the country.…
 
Clive and Honor discuss how clever dogs are with particular reference to Honor’s dog Max as an example. Developers of Artificial Intelligence systems say that they have now reached a level equivalent to the intelligence of a two year old dog or perhaps a human toddler. But what does this actually mean? The discussion also takes in cats, gerbils and…
 
How did our St Albans schools fare with 3 month’s home learning? We spoke to Head Teachers Margaret Chapman & Paul Ramsay from St Albans Girls’ School & Verulam School, plus students Lilly, Lucas, Lauren & Nabrissa from Beaumont, Verulam, Sandringham and St Albans Girls Schools on exams & mental health. Sponsored by Rayden Solicitors…
 
The fourth part of the “Your Forests Project” looks at accessibility to these vital green spaces. This project involved Radio Verulam and nine other Community Radio Stations across England in encouraging all of us to visit our nearest woodland or forest (for most of us, that’s Heartwood Forest, just outside Sandridge), record a minute of the sounds…
 
St.Albans Sustainability Festival is once of the biggest of its kind in the UK, and it’s back 23rd May to 6th June. Jill Watson, chair of the volunteer SustFest working group tells us how registration has gone, gives us a taster of events to look forward to and explains how it will happen in spite of COVID.…
 
Hear from local 6th former Olivia who talks about her petition aimed at keeping coffee cups out of landfill. Newly appointed Wilder St.Albans Project Officer Heidi Carruthers (heidi.carruthers@hmwt.org) talks about how she’s getting started and how we can help. And Ali Insall invites us to the Hertfordshire Environment Hustings. You’ll also hear ab…
 
Michael has launched 2 petitions to try and save trees – he’ll tell us all about them and how we can help. You’ll find the petitions here Require home owners who fell conservation area trees to fund urban tree planting Require developers felling trees to fund reforestation projects Michael also mentioned the Trees of St.Albans Facebook group of whi…
 
The second part of the series “Your Forest” focuses on the benefits to our health – physical and mental – of time spent in the natural environment of woodland, forests and other green spaces. This nationwide project encourages listeners to record one minute of the sounds of nature and send it to wildrumpus.org.uk/yourforest so they can be added to …
 
Speakers for Schools have created Green Skills Week to fight inequality, the economic downturn and enabling careers that help the planet. Travers Lee talks about the initiative and Patrick Clements of Govia Thameslink Railways explains how they are involved. Find out more about Green Skills Week Plus Stefania Vinci, of St.Albans Litter Picking Volu…
 
This first of a five-part series is an introduction (first broadcast on International Day of the Forests – 21 March 2021) to a project created by Wild Rumpus and England’s Community Forests, involving Radio Verulam and nine other community radio stations across England. The project aims to encourage more people to visit and explore (social distance…
 
Clive talks to guest Millennial Hannah about her ideas of what a holiday is and shares some of his own holiday experiences from his childhood onwards. They discuss holidaying in the UK, which is likely to be the most probable option for most families this year, so including the delights of the A303 to Cornwall and he also tries to convince Hannah o…
 
Lucy Bridgewater explains how Litter Free Lunches can be as good for you as they are for the environment and Juliet Foxwell of Box Local asks for your help in cutting waste Useful information from this podcast: Veolia and SADC can supply litter pickers, bags and gloves to individuals or local litter pick action groups across the district. They can …
 
In this episode of The Parents Show, the panel of less than average dads from around St Albans, examine and discuss the value of music to parenting and the family unit. From the inevitable assertion that kids today know nothing about music, whether the drums constitute a real instrument, through to the many benefits of a child learning a proper ins…
 
Honor is a local PodCaster and radio broadcaster who started her career at Radio Verulam while still at school. She tells Clive about her about her Low Season Travel PodCasts and her Morning Cuppa podcasts about new music. Honor also talks about her John O’Groats to Lands End charity cycle ride last Summer which raised over £50,000 in memory of her…
 
Brothers Oliver and Benji talk about their lockdown campaign to help factory farmed animals, how Lego helped them and what they plan now they’re back at school. And Linda Shall from St.Albans Soroptimists International explains why she thinks women can lead on reducing carbon footprints. Useful links: For more about the local Compassion in World Fa…
 
Gee Smedley from campaign group CLASH talks about the latest threat to the greenbelt to the north of St.Albans, what’s special about this area and why they’re fighting so hard to save it. Useful links: She talks about the planning application given number 5/2021/0423 on the St.Albans District Council planning portal If you’re interested in helping …
 
With lock-down and home-schooling making life stressful and more complicated, sleep is more important than ever before to reinvigorate us. Dr Faith Orchard, University of Sussex, speaks about good sleep habits, the importance of getting back into a routine, especially with a return to school on the horizon. What promotes good sleep and what does no…
 
St.Albans District Council has been awarded a £250,000 Green Homes grant to make up to 50 homes in St Albans District carbon neutral. The money has been from a Government fund to help finance a pilot scheme to improve the District Council’s social rent properties Amanda Yorwerth speaks to Councillor Jacqui Taylor, Portfolio Holder for Housing, Incl…
 
St.Albans Abbey has launched it’s Lent talks, this year with the title treading lightly on God’s Earth. Dr Kevin Walton, Canon Chancellor at St.Albans Cathedral explains some of the diverse and interesting themes that will be discussed. Book your place on the Treading Lightly on God’s Earth events on the cathedral website Plus, Green Party Councill…
 
This week on the The Parents’ Show on 92.6FM Radio Verulam. we are bringing you a mixed bag of features. June O’Sullivan MBE, the outspoken CEO of London Early Years Foundation, joins us to talk frankly about the links between poverty and the success of parenting. We are also joined by Dr Linda Greenwall, a practicing dentist who runs the Dental We…
 
During this, National Nest Box week, Frieda Rummenhohl from HMWT talks about particular homeless birds that they’re helping and how you can help too, plus, after the success of Wild at Home Winter term she’ll tell us what’s planned for Wild at Home Spring Term Plus, St Albans Greenpeace are asking you to show your love for green transport by displa…
 
In this podcast Clive and Anna discuss how they use Digital Personal Assistants like Alexa, Google and Siri. Clive feels embarrassed talking to his phone but is that second nature to young people like Anna? They consider how these Assistants might develop and, in particularly how Digital Shopping Assistants could make visits to supermarkets a thing…
 
There are plans for a large solar farm between Radlett and Elstree. Following a consultation process last year, Enso Energy has applied for planning permission for a 300 acre green belt site. They say that it would provide enough energy for 15,600 homes saving 25,400 tonnes of carbon every year. But what would the impact of 300 acres of solar panel…
 
This week’s show looks at how we can talk to children about racism. We are joined by Sue Schofield from ‘Show Racism the Red Card’, the UK’s largest anti-racism educational charity, which was established in January 1996 thanks in part to a donation by then Newcastle United goalkeeper Shaka Hislop. https://www.theredcard.org/education She talks abou…
 
Tree sparrows are rarer than you’d think, and there last stronghold in Hertfordshire is threatened. Rupert Evershed, chair of Herts Birds Club explains the problem, what’s being done and how you can help. And indomitable local scout leader Ian ‘Yeti’ Burnett shares experiences from his litter picking challenge for 2020 and how he’d like you to join…
 
Plans are afoot for SustFest21. Amanda speaks to SustFest Working Group chair, Jill Watson about how plans are adapting for the COVID era, and what we can do to help. And local naturalist and conservationist Joe Gray tells us how his plans for his first book changed when lockdown struck, but why the book he’s now written is perfect for the here and…
 
This week we are joined by Hannah Viet from our sponsors Rayden Solicitors who talks to Lydia about the interconnected topics of education and divorce – who is responsible for schooling options when parents split up? Debbie Roberts gives Lydia and Seema an update on the amazing work being done by the OLLIE Foundation, and talks about a new initiati…
 
In this Generation Gap PodCast Clive and Anna consider some major changes in the way we communicate over the past couple of decades. Firstly Clive asks Anna if she ever writes letters such as to thank people for Christmas or birthday presents as he was encouraged to do when he was young. Or Postcards from holidays. This leads on to a discussion abo…
 
Engaging with wildlife is free for everyone and the benefits for our mental health have never been more welcome. This week we’ll hear about 2 ways you and your family can engage with nature – the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch and HMWT’s Wild at Home Winter TermAmanda Yorwerth による
 
Following their declaration of a climate emergency back in July 2019, Hertfordshire County Council have set out their strategy for a Sustainable Hertfordshire, and now they’re consulting on their plans. You’ll find the consultation here Amanda talks to both Deputy Leader of Hertfordshire County Council. Teresa Heritage, and Julie Greaves, Head of S…
 
This week on The Parents’ Show we were joined by June O’Sullivan MBE. June is the CEO of London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) the largest childcare charitable social enterprise in the UK which operates 39 nurseries in and around London. June also advises the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s foundation on their early years project, and is an outspoke…
 
Kate from Earthworks explains what you can do at home over the Festive season to help this great charity. Plus, Plantopia has taken St.Albans by storm. Nabil explains where it all began, the ethos behind their food and gives tips for festive vegan food and beyond.Amanda Yorwerth による
 
Yes, that’s right, it’s Father Christmas! Right here on 92.6FM Radio Verulam. We have 4 local children quizzing and testing FC; Erica, Ollie, Conor and Mia are ready to chat to St Alban’s favourite gift giver. Spoiler alert: you might just learn something new about Christmas! In the second part , we are speaking to the wonderful Helen Whittington f…
 
Steph Holt, UK Biodiversity Training Manager at the Natural History Museum, explains the effect that loosing night darkness is having on the natural world. plus easy things that we can do about it. Plus, local resident Dr.David Leigh talks about his concerns about loss of dark skies near him.Amanda Yorwerth による
 
We’ve a packed show this week on Radio Verulam. We spoke to Claire Wood from Rayden Solicitors Family Law Firm in St Albans about two sensitive and important topics – divorce and co-parenting. Expect honesty and really helpful tips. Home-Start Hertfordshire has just launched its Big Give this week. We heard how that’s going and what great work they…
 
If you’ve got a dog or cat – listen up – new research shows that flea treatments could be bad news for the aquatic environment And if you’re looking for something to make you smile, you should listen up too, with the news that Water Voles are returning to the River Ver Photo credit: Jonathan Ridley, Unsplash…
 
Nigel Harvey explains why St.Albans Extinction Rebellion have a problem with Barclays Bank, Nadia Bishara of the Wilderhood Watch has a challenge for you and Iain Begg tells the lovely story of how Wheathamstead people pulled together to clean up their village.Amanda Yorwerth による
 
This week on the Parents Show, the Lockdown Dads bring you a lighthearted and irreverent investigation into the role of Cinema and Movies as part of parenting and family life. The panel of less than ordinary dads bring their opinions and observations, unencumbered by facts, evidence or qualifications to discuss everything from the cinema experience…
 
COVID 19 has come as a bit of a shock to us, but in the world of plants, they’re nothing new. Dr.Jon West of Rothamsted Research explains how research on one can inform the other, why Rothamsted is a great place to investigate diseases affecting oranges and how our experience of COVID should alert us to the importance of burgeoning diseases in plan…
 
Grasshoppers Nursery has been awarded the top eco-award. Lauren Ringrose explains why this is important, what they did, and what the children get out of it. Plus, Affinity Water are continuing their Get Water Fit programme and the competition is now on for the school saving most water. Kevin Barton explains. Finished off with local local eco news a…
 
Sacha Bedford of Hatties Hedgehogs, over in Hatfield, joins Amanda to explain why she needs our help to care for sick and injured hogs. It’s estimated that a third of UK hedgehogs are killed on roads, and slowing down when driving at night could be a good way to try and bring this toll down. So hedgehog lovers should be pleased to know that the cam…
 
As the newly appointed Head of a prestigious independent school, Kathryn Gorman found herself facing the biggest educational challenge in her career within weeks of her appointment. She and her team found themselves deploying a generation’s worth of change to it’s technology and established curriculum in an incredibly short period of time, in order…
 
They might be much loved, but hedgehog numbers are plummeting. Researcher Lauren Moore explains her research into road deaths. Nadia Bishara of the Wilderhood Watch talks about what they are doing to help hedgehogs, and Jill Priest, London Colney Hedgehog Rescue volunteer, explains what to do if you find a hedgehog now.…
 
This month is our 10th anniversary on 92.6FM Radio Verulam! We are really delighted to welcome our guests who have been and are a great support to our local community. Katherine Rayden joins usfrom Rayden Solicitors, a specialist family law firm in St Albans and also the new sponsor of the Parents’ Show. Suzy Moody Home-Start Hertfordshire speaks a…
 
How is the Solar Streets project going in St.Albans and is there still time to join in? Andy Turnstall will be talking about this and more. And John Gardner of Save Symondshyde explains the super easy way that you can now give your input into the amended proposal for a new village at Symondshyde.Amanda Yorwerth による
 
St.Albans District Council has reported that it will be taking more than 100 actions to tackle the climate emergency and make St Albans District carbon neutral by the end of the decade. The initiatives are part of a sustainability strategy that has been developed over the past year by the Council since they declared a Climate Emergency. Councillor …
 
Clive is joined by Anna who is a local student studying History at A level. The subject is taught in small pieces, about events and people but without embedding a good idea of overall time lines so students often get confused about what came before or after other things. And beyond the “recent” history of the past few millennia it is very difficult…
 
Affinity Water is launching a new challenge to St.Albans Residents to Get Water Fit. Affinity Water director, Jake Rigg, explains – including how to save, save, save by getting help with that leaky loo Plus, why heavy rain isn’t as good for the RIver Ver as you might have thought.Amanda Yorwerth による
 
At the start of the year, the campaign group Save Symondshyde thought that the plan for over a thousand houses at Symondshyde had been shelved. John Gardner joins Amanda Yorwerth to explain that the threat is back – and bigger. Plus, Frieda Rummenhohl of Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trusts has a good news story of residents pulling together to save…
 
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