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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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Salisbury Road residents Ann, Siobhan and Steve have created a community recycling scheme that they hope will catch on around the District. They tell us how it works, why it's so good and how you can set up your own.To check out the Community Recycling event for the St Albans Sustainability Festival, and the many other events go to the SustFest web…
 
Harpenden and Hitchin MP Bim Afolami joins us for his monthly chat with Jason McKenna. If you have missed out this month and have questions for Bim please do send them into jason.mckenna@radioverulam.com Discussion points of this month were: – Nationwide Political Talking Points – Local Harpenden and Hitchin issues – Your Community Questions…
 
Clive talks with his daughter Sarah about the Eurovision Song Contest and how all generations seem to enjoy it. Clive has watched it since the 1970s and Sarah since 2005. Both have listened to all 40 songs in this year’s Contest and have chosen the ones they like themselves and which they think are likely to do well or not. See if you agree with th…
 
Invisible air pollution affects all of us, and with Clean Air Day coming up we're being asked to step up to deal with one source of polluted air.And we hear from the Rothamsted Research scientist using her loaf to make our bread healthier.You can find out about the air quality near you at www.addresspollution.orgTo register your interest or find ou…
 
Self styled ‘little old lady’, Ro Jackson, talks about how the St Albans Sustainability Festival gave her the inspiration and the information she needed to take some big steps to make her home fossil fuel free, and what she has learned on her journey.If you're inspired to look into a step away from fossil fuels for your home, Sustainable St Albans …
 
It's not long now to the start of the St Albans Sustainability Festival - one of the biggest and most successful festivals of its kind and happening in and around St Albans.With the Festival online programme now released, SustFest Working Group Chair Jill Watson explains her hopes for this year's festival, how you can get involved, and asks for our…
 
In this episode, we speak to Nicola Mc Kinnon, Community Fundraiser at Herts Young Homeless, a wonderful local charity that puts huge time and energy into preventing homelessness among young people in our county. She speaks about upcoming opportunities to support their work through various Fundraising initiatives in the coming weeks. We also speak …
 
Hear from Heidi Carruthers of the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust about the latest Wilder goings on in St Albans including the launch of the Wildlife Gardening Champions.To book a visit from a Wildlife Gardening Champion head to the Gardening Champions page of the Wilderhood Watch websiteCheck out Easter Holiday events with the Herts and Middx W…
 
With 3,477 people contributing data to it, the Hertfordshire & Middlesex Butterfly Conservation Butterfly Report is an awesome bit of citizen science.The man behind the data, Andrew Wood of Hertfordshire and Middlesex Butterfly Conservation, explains the importance of the report, what the latest report shows us, and how easy it is for you to join i…
 
42 allotment holders at Greenwood Park in Chiswell Green have been told by St Stephen’s Parish council that their 40 year old allotments are to be moved to make way for a new car park. We hear from one of them.If you'd like to sign the petition opposing this, you'll find it athttps://www.change.org/p/david-parry-parish-councillor-do-you-want-to-sav…
 
Earth Hour is back for another year, and Jo Pritchard explains why she loves this mass participation event so much and how you can join in, and Rev Dr Kevin Walton tells us what the cathedral will be doing and why.Plus we hear about the latest campaign to protect a greenbelt area, this time between St Albans and Park StreetTo find out more about th…
 
It's part 4 of the #ADHD special on the Thursday's Parents' Show.Lydia speaks to James Wenger about being diagnosed with ADHD in adulthood, and how that is helping him relate his experiences growing up to his own son who also has ADHD, after recapping everything the show has covered about over the last few weeks.The Parents' Show is sponsored by Ra…
 
Nigel Strofton is a real local sporting legend. In January of this year he turned 80 and continues to play for St Albans Hockey club and has served them for 63 years! In September 1959 Nigel attended ‘Trials Day’ at the St Albans club because, although he played rugby at school, he didn’t have the means to travel to a local rugby club - and rugby’s…
 
It is often suggested that Gen Z young people who have grown up with Social Media are not particularly concerned about their Privacy but maybe they just don’t realise how much about themselves they are giving away on the various platforms? In this PodCast Clive discusses with Gen Z Anna what she understands about Privacy on the Internet and if some…
 
CEO of Luton Rising, Graham Olver, answers questions about the sustainability measures within the plans for expansion of Luton Airport and John Hale, chair of St Albans Quieter Skies explains his concerns. Plus details on where to find out more and how to have your say.Links mentioned in the podcast:You’ll find lots more information about Luton Ris…
 
On this week's parents show, we bring you part 3 of our February focus on #ADHD. We speak to Rachel Grant Waters from Abingdon House School and College. Rachel is an SEN teaching assistant and also has #ADHD so we're really looking forward to learning from her professional and personal insights. We are also very excited to have a teaser interview w…
 
As we continue with our February Focus on ADHD, we are really pleased to have the opportunity to interview Mel Peeke, ADHD and Autism Lead at ADD-vance - ADHD & Autism Trust. Mel will be answering questions on topics from the isolation young people and parents experience to medication and gender dysphoria, to the vital role our schools have to play…
 
Throughout February, The Parents’ Show will focus on ADHD and all its aspects for our parents, children and wider community. We have invited experts from around the UK to support us, provide best practice and help us promote greater understanding. First up, we are speaking to Dr Abby Russell from the University of Exeter Medical School indepth abou…
 
This week on the Parents’ Show we catch up with Claire Healey from Raring2go St Albans and Harpenden about some exciting upcoming developments. Keep an eye on those book bags for more!On a more serious note, we speak to Debi Roberts, CEO of The OLLIE Foundation about how some media have got it wrong covering recent suicides in the news and how impo…
 
Sadly we had some technical issues at Radio Verulam HQ this evening. Please find a copy of this week's show here. Featuring St Albans Manager Ian Allinson, London Colney Manager Jack Metcalfe, Sandridge Rovers Manager Matt Day, Belstone Manager Aaron Lincoln and Ryan O'Donnell the cycling researcher.…
 
Local foodie and author, Becky Alexander, talks about her new book The Green Lunch Box and explains why she thinks lunchtime is the time to help ourselves and the planet to a better 2022.Plus Cllr Eric Buckmaster wants your help with cutting the enormous amount of food we waste in Hertfordshire.Give your ideas on food waste and gain the chance to w…
 
Join 1 million others and take part in this year’s RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch.Dan Fletcher of St.Albans RSPB explains how easy it is, has invaluable tips on ensuring you see as many birds as possible and helps with how to identify what you see.He also asks that you share what you see in your garden/park with the local RSPB group at st-albans-rspb@ho…
 
As it's World Book Day this Thursday, we thought we'd take you back to January's Parents' show where we explore how we can get our kids reading more and hear from a local book retailer.We speak to Margaret Allen, Curriculum and Education Specialist at Renaissance Learning who have the well-known programme Accelerated Reader as part of their offerin…
 
This week’s show is buzzing with wonderful local guests. We will be speaking to Ms. Jacquiline Bamfo and Ms Neela Mukhopadhaya from the Luton and Dunstable Hospital who will be giving us incredibly valuable advice and tips to pregnant women. In the second half, we will speak to Mark Jackson Hancock and Sarah Coles from St Francis Hospice who will b…
 
Some fabulous gift ideas from St Francis hospice that are great for the planet, raise money for a great cause and would be gorgeous to receive.The gifts discussed, including the pre-loved book subscription can be found hereIn the picture you can see book expert, Mark, who carefully selects the books for the gift book subscription.…
 
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