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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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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…
 
A few weeks ago on a Sportcast show focusing in on unusual sports from around the world we shone a light on Pickleball. Verulam Sport here welcomes Peter Simmons to the Podcast to give us more insight into the world of Pickleball. Peter works tirelessly to promote the game here in Hertfordshire.By Jason McKenna
 
Catrina Lewis an award winning Sports Coach and Community Development expert and Sabrina Bakare a former World Junior 400m Gold medalist are both proud Ambassadors of Kickoff@3. They return to Verulam Sport to encourage us all to engage with the Lockdown challenge to raise awareness and funds for DKMS. To learn more check out www.kickoffat3.co.uk…
 
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…
 
As we clock up a landmark 100th episode of Verulam Sport Podcasting, the team has pulled out all the stops to deliver a true special full of star guests. Friend of the show and Radlett resident Cliff Crown is the Chairman of Brentford Football Club and he provides all the Bees news as they work towards promotion to the Premier League. Tom Watt, act…
 
As we clock up a landmark 100th episode of Verulam Sport Podcasting, the team has pulled out all the stops to deliver a true special full of star guests. Friend of the show and Radlett resident Cliff Crown is the Chairman of Brentford Football Club and he provides all the Bees news as they work towards promotion to the Premier League. Tom Watt, act…
 
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…
 
Its always a pleasure to talk Rugby with the ‘Voice of the OA’s’ Brian Quinn. We review an exciting weekend of International Rugby and build up to ‘Super Saturday’ and the conclusion of this years protracted Six Nations with 3 Countries in with a chance of claiming the title.By Tony Rice
 
The NFL has almost reached the half way point of the regular season and we unpack the action to date and preview week 8 with Hertfordshire’s Cheetahs Andy Dickins. He also tells us how we all can help contribute to the Cheetah’s claim a ‘Virtual’ Bowl this weekend.By Tony Rice
 
We catch up with Kat Ratnapala; Head Coach and Director of Netball for Saracens Mavericks Netball Team, she speaks to us from New Zealand as Kat is also one of the Chief Coaches for the Vitality England Red Roses. Kat builds up to the first of an intense three match series against the World Champion New Zealanders and of course keeps us in the pict…
 
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.By Amanda Yorwerth
 
David Kurk tells us about his compelling rugby odyssey which saw him rise to the level of Premiership match official and latterly a Match Day Host with Wasps.He is also an Ambassador for Prostate Cancer UK and his experiences on this topic are candid, poignant and compelling. A great listen and with a clear message for us all.…
 
It is always a pleasure to catch up with friend of the show and rugby scholar, our voice of the Old Albanians Brian Quinn. He summarises the end of the domestic Rugby scene, previews an exciting period of International Rugby and of course provides us with all the OA’s updates.By Jason McKenna
 
All too often we get consumed with a win at all cost attitude; perhaps especially when it comes to our appreciation of sport. This week the Verulam Sport team wanted to shine a light on some of the great teams and individuals who may not have proven victorious but whose efforts remind us of the true spirt of sport. We salute sports gallant tryers!…
 
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…
 
Last weekend delivered a historic French Open in Tennis. In the Woman’s Final we saw a first ever Polish victor at a Singles Grand Slam with teenager Iga Swiatek overcoming Sofia Kenin. Then in the Men’s final the imperious Rafa Nadal snared his 13th title at Roland Garos and his 20th Grand Slam in his career, drawing him level with Rodger Federer …
 
We hear from Chris Samways from the HSP who explains how there is still time to register to get on the virtual Hertfordshire Sports Clubs Conference. There will be a wealth of information from great speakers and work shops to enjoy a must for all sports clubs particularly during this challenging time. For more information check out www.sportsinhert…
 
This week the Verulam Sport team debate the question on the tip of all English sports fans lips: why haven’t the England team claimed another major football trophy since 1966? I am sure you will have your opinions and solutions for this conundrum, continue to get involved tweet @verulamsport.By Jason McKenna
 
It is sports commentators who breath life into our favourite sports, capturing the moments and action which live in the memories forever. This week Jason and Tony consider their own favourite exponents of the art of sporting commentary. As always, only a handful can be considered and so we may have missed your favourite. Who should have been includ…
 
The ‘Voice of Saracens’ John Lewis returns to Verulam Sport to discuss a turbulent season for the Men in Black. The season and their final game in the Gallagher Premiership culminated in a gallant draw against Playoff bound Bath. John gives Sarries fans many reasons to be cheerful despite enforced relegation.…
 
Theresa is a passionate supporter and volunteer with the amazing Kickoff@3 team. She reminds us about her own experiences with Kickoff@3 and recalls their last tournament from Cotlandswick Leisure Centre won by a team from London Colney. We build towards the next big tournament on Sunday October 18th. Today is the last day for entrants so don’t hes…
 
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…
 
We have been considering sporting mavericks this week on Verulam Sport. So, it felt appropriate to catch up with Kat Ratnapala the Head Coach and Director of Netball for our own Netball Premier League Team The Saracens Mavericks. Kat tells us about an exciting pathways programme now open where you can become part of the Mavericks developmental team…
 
This week Tony embraced ‘the highway to the danger zone’ by analysing the ‘Top Guns’ from the sporting world who are true mavericks. Performers capable of genius but courting controversy and always defying convention. Who are your favourite sporting mavericks? Tweet @verulamsport and get involved!By Jason McKenna
 
Last week we built up to the National Village Cricket Final from Lords featuring Hertfordshire’s own Redbourn Cricket Club. We catch up again with one of their key performers Will Hales. Will describes the action from a thrilling final which was only decided on the final over.By Jason McKenna
 
Our Voice of the ‘Saracens’ John Lewis is back. What a week it has been for the Men in Black. A league victory over league leading Exeter was followed up with a tremendous away win over Leinster in the Quarterfinal of the Heineken Champions Cup. Saracens are bidding to defend their title here but have a tough road trip this weekend in the Semi-fina…
 
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…
 
This is the final Local Cricket Update as last weekend saw the final round of matches in the surreal season for 2020. Tony caught up with Radlett’s Captain Tom Jenkins and from Harpenden we welcome back Rupert Garrett. Sadly, both teams lost their final games but we review their seasons in context and of course consider England’s first ODI Internat…
 
Hertfordshire’s Redbourn have earned a place in this weekends National Village Cup Final at Lords the home of Cricket. They take on Herefordshire’s Colwell and Tony caught up with one of Redbourn’s stars; Will Hales. Will describes the road to the final and builds up for this momentous occasion. You can follow the action online on Saturday 19th Sep…
 
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