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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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Kevin Barton of Affinity Water explains everything about the new pipeline being laid along the Redbourn Road – why it’s so crucial, why it can’t be laid elsewhere and where further roadworks will be required to complete the project.Amanda Yorwerth - Radio Verulam による
 
In this podcast Clive discusses with Anna the delights of exploring your family history, which he thinks is mainly of interest to older people. His sister started finding out about his family when she was a teenager and Anna has asked her grandparents about their lives as a way of starting to do so as she is also interested. So proving Clive wrong!…
 
Whilst we know that there are good reasons for walking or cycling, with so many cars on the roads around here it can just feel too dangerous. But this could all change with a new agreement aimed at creating better cycling and walking networks in the DistrictWe'll hear from Cllr Chris White, leader and Chair of the Policy Committee at St.Albans Dist…
 
When local adventurer Isaac Kenyon decided on a challenge to try and protect the greenspace he loved, he didn't expect it to turn into an inspiring film making project.In this week's show Isaac talks about the amazing Pedal4Parks, and how you can help them in their quest.Amanda Yorwerth - Radio Verulam による
 
Extinction Rebellion protests have hit the headlines again – we hear from local protestor Nigel Harvey about why he’s joining the protests and why he urges you to join in too.Or perhaps a peaceful pilgrimage is more your thing. Stephen Marcus explains about the Camino to COP.Photo credit: Markus Spiske Unsplash…
 
Young people born in this century - Generation Z - are understandably concerned about the implications of Climate Change. Following the recent publication of the latest IPCC report on Climate Change Clive talks to Gen Z Anna about the implications for her and her generation and what she thinks they and everyone else should be doing about them.…
 
After an absence of 34 years, water voles have returned to the River Ver.In this podcast, Josh Calms of the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust explains how 150 of these impossibly cute animals were recently released locally.Photo copyright Russell SavoryAmanda Yorwerth - Radio Verulam による
 
Saving the planet can take many forms – from setting out on an eco pilgrimage to just spending less time in the shower.Hannah Eves explains why young people are joining an eco pilgrimage relay passing through St.Albans and Jane Bellard sheds light on why we need to Save Our Streams, even in a soggy summer.To find out more about the eco pilgrimage t…
 
Trees are an asset for every street – for the environment, our health and even increase the value of the houses. Hear how Kingsbury Avenue residents have negotiated the hurdles for more trees on their street and Peter has tips to share.Plus, spurred on by alarming recent severe weather events, Nigel from St.Albans Extinction Rebellion explains prot…
 
Anna recently visited Bristol Zoo which made her think about the morality of keeping animals in zoos. In this podcast Clive discusses with her the pros and cons of zoos and whether animals of all types have feelings and emotions. If so are we are treating them appropriately?Radio Verulam による
 
Could learning how to work with nature be the secret to success in your garden?Rothamsted PhD student, Tessa, shares her findings about beneficial soil bacteria and artificial fertilizer, and Steve Shelley of Earthworks explains how they keep the pests at bay in a holistic way sticking to organic principles.You can read about more findings from Rot…
 
The journey to a Wilder St.Albans has started and Heidi Carruthers of Herts and Middx Wildlife Trusts wants your help finding spaces with potential to become better for wildlifeYou can nominate a space near you to become wilder on the Wilder Spaces page of the Wilder St.Albans websiteWe also hear about a well deserved win for Danni Jefferson of Jef…
 
It’s the last Parents’ Show this Thursday before we all spend the summer holidays with our children. In this episode we speak to Chris Gomez From TryTime Rugby St Albans about rugby for kids and Heather Birt from Baby College Mid-Herts about some of the key baby development insights they cover with parents at the Baby College, [...]…
 
We spoke to David Bevan from Best Theatre Arts about how the past 18 months have been and their exciting plans for the summer #BestFest and #Olympiaganza. Then in the second part we spoke to Lehna Gardiner from Rayden Solicitors here in #StAlbans about Collaborative Law - a positive and constructive approach to divorce. Sponsored [...]…
 
Having drawn a blank saving the former Butterfly World site, Butterfly World 2.0 are creating butterfly friendly areas further afield. Lindsay McRea explains what they’re up to and how you can help take the ‘take the pulse of the natural world’ with this year’s Big Butterfly Count.Butterfly World 2.0 welcome new volunteers. You can get in touch via…
 
Clive and Hannah discuss the future of cars. From 2030 - less than 9 years away - you will no longer be able to buy a new petrol or diesel car. So electric cars will be dominant but will everyone want to own their own car in future or will they be mainly rented or perhaps shared with neighbours? And, will we trust the future "autonomous" self drivi…
 
Feeding bellies not bins is the aim of Watford's amazing Random Cafe - Sustainable Watford . Be inspired by manager, Jane, who talks about the origins, achievements and plans of this awesome organisation.CLASH are opposing development on Green Belt land behind the houses on Harpenden Road by Hunston Properties and DLA Town Planning for 150 houses a…
 
Do young people listen to radio or do they prefer PodCasts? That is the question Clive put to Anna who is perhaps unusual for her generation as she does listen to radio programmes but also to PodCasts. They compare the world today of multiple choices of what to listen to with when Clive was young and there were only a handful of radio stations alth…
 
St.Albans Sustainability Festival Working Group chair, Jill Watson, shares some of the difficulties and successes of this year’s festivalTo support the Herts and Middlesex Trust Astonbury Wood appeal go toTo support the campaign, visit hertswildlifetrust.org.uk/astonburywoodYou can download the tree trail from the link on the St.Albans Environment …
 
The results of the St.Albans District Residents Climate Survey are in and Catherine Ross, trustee of Sustainable St.Albans, explains the findings.She also talks about why we're being to asked to take 16 steps to cut our carbon in the lead up to the Glasgow Climate talks.You can book to join the Count Down to COP event here https://us02web.zoom.us/m…
 
Anna has started working at an Independent coffee shop in St Albans and so is learning everything about coffee. She talks to Clive about the environmental issues surrounding the production of coffee, Fair Trade, the history of coffee shops (which go back 400 years!) and the differences between Independent coffee shops and the big international chai…
 
From 1st July St.Albans District residents will have to pay if they want their green waste collected.So, even if you have a garden, how easy is it to manage without a green bin?Experienced composter, Andy, and newby composter Danielle share their tips and experiences and Amanda will have more ideas about how to put your green waste to good use.For …
 
Young people under the age of 30 make up only 3% of trustees.Young trustee Nina Vinther talks about her experience as a trustee, has tips for other young people wanting to give trusteeship a try and explains why she thinks that having more young trustees could help move environmental issues up the agenda.…
 
Writer and performance poet Keisha Thompson responds to the Your Forest project recently broadcast on Radio Verulam's Local Life programme. Financed by the Audio Content Fund, Your Forest was created by Wild Rumpus in association with England's Community Forests.Amanda Yorwerth - Radio Verulam による
 
We’re back to the “Your Forests” project and focusing on a few of the many creative responses to woodlands and forests. In this podcast, it’s Nicola Davies, writer and poet. A joint effort by ‘Wild Rumpus’ and ‘England’s Community Forests’, the project has been funded by Audio Content Fund and broadcast by ten local community radio stations around …
 
Local activist Farhat Zia explains how she hopes that the Herts Asian Women's Association Sustainability Festival event at which she is speaking will enable communities from around the world to learn from each other about environmental issues that ultimately affect the whole world, and how she's taking steps to help reduce plastic pollution in her …
 
This week we’re talking openly & honestly about #suicideprevention with Debi Roberts from The OLLIE Foundation& Alice Hendy, Founder of Ripple Suicide Prevention. We also chat to Suzy Moody from Home-Start Hertfordshire about how they are planning the coming months and returning to ‘normal’.Painful but essential listening for #parents Proudly spons…
 
Heidi Carruthers of Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trusts asks us to take a questionnaire to take a closer look and report back on the wildness around us and local business woman Kate Cherry explains how her Sustainability Festival event could help individuals and businesses recycle more.To find out more about St.Albans Sustainability Festival and to…
 
As in previous years Clive gets together with fellow Eurovision fan - and Millennial - Amy to discuss the entries for this year's Song Contest being held in Rotterdam on 22 May. Having both listened to all of this year's 39 entries they feel qualified to rate them into ones they like and don't plus which ones they think will do well this year. And …
 
Nina Vinther, one of the young organisers of Activism and Optimism explains about the event and why it's so important that young people are politically engaged on the issues around the climate crisis. You can book your ticket hereAnd Kate Swindells of Grow Community Sopwell share details of their community garden launch. More details and how to boo…
 
This week's Parents' Show looks at the many effects of sugar on obesity in children, when Steve Simpson talks to June O'Sullivan MBE of the London Early Years Foundation. Also in the show, solicitor Helen Lafferty from our sponsors Rayden Solicitors joins Lydia El-Khouri and Seema Barker to talk about domestic violence. The Parents' Show [...]…
 
Hear how gardening has been a lockdown lifesaver for volunteers at the Marshalswick Community Garden.And Chris Thorne of Aylett Nurseries gives tips on choosing and using peat free composts.If you'd like to be involved in the Marshalswick Community Garden contact Sandridge Parish Council on 01727 831871 or email clerk@sandridge-pc.gov.ukFor tips fr…
 
Recently there’s been reports around the District of privately owned land that had become known as a site rich in nature has suddenly been stripped of vegetation and worse.In this podcast Mark Park-Crowne, spokesperson for the Save Napsbury Wildlife Sanctuary Group talks about what's happened on the site near him, and Matt Dodds, planning and Biodi…
 
Our show this week touches base with our community about lockdown and the strangeness of the past year. We speak to local mum Charlotte Story and mum-to-be Victoria Grey about their lockdown challenges and silver linings. Our wonderful Parents’ Show contributor Claire Healy from Raring2go St Albans and Harpenden keeps our fingers on the pulse [...]…
 
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.…
 
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…
 
The third part of the "Your Forest Project", created by Wild Rumpus in association with England's Community Forests and funded by the Audio Content Fund, looks at the important role of forests and woodland in the life and survival of wildlife of all sort and sizes.Amanda Yorwerth - Radio Verulam による
 
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.…
 
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…
 
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 about…
 
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 whic…
 
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 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 WeekPlus Stefania Vinci, of St.Albans Litter Picking Volunt…
 
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 wasteUseful 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 a…
 
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 [...]…
 
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