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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 ...
 
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.
 
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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…
 
Hannah is a second year student at a university in London. She recently moved from her long term home in the village of Kimpton to live in London. In this podcast she talks to Clive about the challenges of such a move and the pros and cons of living in a big city instead of a small village in Hertfordshire. They also talk about the challenges facin…
 
On The Parents’ Show this week, Steve Simpson explores the role of Dads in the annual family holiday, with the help of the Lockdown Dads panel. This lighthearted and irreverent romp through the pitfalls of the holiday process from planning to unpacking, puts the burning issues in front of this clueless collection of dads, with typically vague and u…
 
Chloe takes the lead in this discussion as she explains the realities of dating in the 21st Century. This certainly includes online dating which Clive has doubts about but he is also reassured that the old fashioned ways of meeting people still seem as valid today as in the past. Plus how do you prepare for that first date once you have met someone…
 
We’ll hear from 2 clever, creative people who are using their talents to cut down on rubbish. Alastair Croft has used his creative ingenuity to tackle litter whilst raising money for the NHS and, at just 24 years old, Danni Jefferson has just received an award for her disposables busting business.Amanda Yorwerth による
 
This episode of The Parents’ Show sees Lydia and Seema talking to Jessica Swainston from Cogenis, who are developing Apps for helping children’s mental health using Artificial Intelligence, and specifically the new WING app which helps parents work with their children on social media. https://cogenis.com/ In part 2, Steve meets Liana Wall, a local …
 
Millennials like Chloe can realistically expect to live until near the end of this century. Positive predictions of the future envisage amazing developments in science and technology over that period including further medical advances such as being able to live for ever or downloading your memories to a computer. And maybe thousands of people will …
 
Walking for wildlife, a rare bird success and snapping your way to a great prize – Frieda Rummenhohl explains whats happening at the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trusts in her conversation with Amanda Yorwerth on this week’s show.Amanda Yorwerth による
 
Clive talks to professional singer and Radio Verulam presenter Natasha about how the past few months have affected her work as a live performer and how she and others in her position have been coping. They discuss how things depend on who you know and who you meet to give you that big break in the music business. Not a career for the faint-hearted!…
 
The global environmental organization Extinction Rebellion was established here in the UK just 2 years ago. In April 2019, Extinction Rebellion hit the headlines when they occupied five prominent sites in central London. Many of the rebels were from St.Albans And they plan to be back in London in September. Amanda Yorwerth speaks to St.Albans XR me…
 
Unfortunately there won’t be a Meraki Festival this year so we have looked into our archives and found this programme where Clive and Sarah Glover talked about Meraki 2019 and interviewed some of the participants and visitors. We hope it will bring back memories if you were there and help you look forward to Meraki 2021!…
 
It’s part 2 of Lockdown Dads this week, and they continue their quest to keep fit and healthy during lockdown with the help of Ben Chibnall. Join Steve, Andrew, Tristan, Toby, Sammy and Monir, you may get some useful tips!Dave Neal による
 
Clive asks St Albans Generation Z student Anna about her attitude the Environment as her generation – people born in the 21st Century – have a reputation of being more environmentally aware than other generations. They talk about Climate Change and its effects on farming – and particularly animal farming – on the environment plus vegetarianism and …
 
Following a recent programme welcoming the re-opening of zoos and, in particular our local Whipsnade Zoo – Clive & Chloe were invited to visit Whipsnade to talk to staff and to see how things were going. They met with Bird keeper Claire, Team Leader Alex and Media Manager and teacher Holly who gave them some behind the scenes information. It was on…
 
Anecdotally, we hear that there is renewed interest in the environment following our period of lockdown – we feel more connected with nature having had the time to observe spring unfolding, we’re more likely to walk or cycle, and we’re concerned about the circumstances that led to the virus that’s responsible for the current pandemic, and made it s…
 
Glyphosate is the most commonly used weed killer in the world and in the EU. It’s used on crops and by councils to kill weeds in paving, as well as being available for garden use. But should we be concerned about it? Amanda Yorwerth speaks to Professor David Goulson, Professor of Biology at the University of Sussex about why he believes it is bad f…
 
The Lockdown Dads are back! This week, they tackle the hefty subjects of diet and fitness, and are joined this week by Ben Chibnall, a personal trainer from Hertfordshire. They spoke for so long we had to break the show into two parts! So tune in again next week to hear more from the Lockdown Dads.Dave Neal による
 
Anna is a Year 12 student going into Year 13 in September so her last year at school when she will be taking her all important A Levels. But she, like literally millions of school age children, has missed nearly four months of schooling due to Coronavirus. Clive asks her about her experience of online and home based schooling and whether she thinks…
 
For 15 minutes of inspiration, tune in to this week’s show. Eco guru, author, festival organiser and creator of the concept of Sustainable(ish), Jen Gale talks to Amanda about how best to take the first steps to sustainability. She covers the effect of a year of buying nothing, how to start kicking the plastic habit and why plastic is a great place…
 
It’s time for this year’s Big Butterfly Count – Malcolm Hull of Herts and Middlesex Butterfly conservation explains. And Oxfam Fleetville manager, Elton, explains what he’s been up to make the shop COVID safe, and how you can help shops like his.Amanda Yorwerth による
 
In this PodCast Clive & Chloe look back at the Sony Walkman which was launched in the UK 40 years ago in 1980 (well before Chloe was born). But the impact it had on the way people listen to music was immense and far reaching, leading directly to the iPod and now music stored on phones and streaming services. It also made headphones and ear phones c…
 
Many of us are still finding our way with Home Learning. How has it been? What’s the future if September does not allow us all to return to a little normality as we hope? Hannah Morris, Educational Psychologist in our local area spoke to us about the pressure schools are under, what parents should prioritise now and over the summer and provide some…
 
Cate Cody last put out her waste bin in 2017. At the start of Plastic Free July, she tells us what prompted her waste free mission, whether it’s a high cost option and whether her passion takes a lot of time. Plus there’s a quick run down of local businesses that are helping you go plastic freeAmanda Yorwerth による
 
Millennial Chloe is passionate about the Arts and worried that we may loose many venues and practitioners of the Arts as a consequence of the Pandemic. In this PodCast she explains her concerns to Clive and explains how important the Arts are to everyone whether they realise it or not.Clive Glover による
 
Cycling has boomed during the pandemic. Hear Helen Burridge’s heartwarming account about how her family fell in love with cycling during lockdown. Cycling advocate Mike Hartley tells us what he thinks is required to keep us cycling. And Cllr Annie Brewster explains why she thinks now is the time for a cycle path on the Redbourn Road. Find the petit…
 
Hannah is a volunteer at Radio Verulam and a university student studying music technology and other aspects of the music business. She tells Clive how she has fared during the lockdown, her musical inspirations from her father’s CD collection and her aspirations for the future. Plus some technical discussions about audio quality and something calle…
 
This week, we were really pleased to have great guests sharing their knowledge and adventures with us. Debi Roberts from the The OLLIE Foundation talked about how valuable GOALS are in stopping us from becoming overwhelmed. We heard about how to set them and what to do. Mike and Peter who are going to do a marathon in London to support families of …
 
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