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Three Religions- One God? Three local community leaders – who worked together in the Fleetville area of St Albans over some years – discuss the similarities and differences between Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
Interviews Interviews with a wide variety of local people covering an equally wide range of topics.
Talking Bookshelf Reviews and discussions of audio-book titles –some new releases and a few old favourites – including extracts from the recordings by kind permission of Calibre Audio (www.calibre.org.uk).
Nature Notes The Herts Advertiser’s nature correspondent Rupert Evershed reads his monthly column.
A County at War: Life on the Home Front in Hertfordshire Howard Guard talks with Jill Burridge in two sessions about his film, ‘A County at War’, made in 2014 to mark the start of the First World War and the impact on the local community as well as the tragic losses by The Hertfordshire Regiment at the Battle of Passchendaele (The Third Battle of Ypres) in 1917. Includes extracts from the film.
Community Matters Interviews with a wide range of local charities and volunteer groups – a joint venture with our local community radio station, Radio Verulam (92.6 FM – www.radioverulam.com).
Me & My Job Interviews with local people about themselves and their work.
Ver Poets Poems written and read by the local Ver Poets group.
St Albans Cathedral Stephen de Silva, an award-winning Cathedral Guide and former Cathedral Warden, has recorded many conversations with Rob Pearman about the past and present of this iconic building. This archive of discussions about St Albans Cathedral also includes a conversation with the organiser of the Cathedral’s 2018 commemoration of the end of WW1 (‘Poppyfields’).