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Local World

Local World 04/12

Today: A new way of using sourdough starter to make cakes like King Alfred without burning them! • Jay Armstrong talks about the current situation with Sherborne’s Elementum – both the journal and the gallery • Dr Jeremy Howick explains the work of the Oxford Empathy programme he directs • Dr Richard Barnett enlightens us on the early 18th century gin craze. Jenny Devitt presents…


 


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Local World 27/11

Today: Where’s Wallaby? – we hear about a survey of wallabies roaming free in the UK • A representative from Dorset Wildlife Trust talks about the recent criminal fly-tipping at Powerstock Common Nature Reserve • We hear from a Sherborne School educated baritone about his new CD • And a wish that vitamin D is added to flour and milk to improve our health. Jenny Devitt presents…


 


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Local World 20/11

Jenny Devitt’s weekly look at the arts, the environment and other topics of interest. Today: There’s a cheerful Irish exercise psychologist Dr Ruth Lowry who explains why we should keep exercising all winter • The Director of the Sherborne Abbey Festival has news of a specially filmed concert going online soon • We hear about the wonders of the Victorian electrophone • and Jenny talks to two super brains well know to fans of University Challenge about their ‘Monkton & Seagull Quiz Book’…


 


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Local World 13/11

Do you love winter or hate it? Author Katherine May loves it and has written a book about winter, both literal and metaphorical • Dorchester author Gail Aldwin’s children’s book about a purple panda comes out soon • Dr Jo Birch and her team have been finding out about how young people relate to nature • Dr Giulia Carabelli has some very interesting things to say about our relationship with house plants and their importance. Jenny Devitt presents…


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Local World 06/11

What’s so good about soil? Lots, says Mike Burks, the MD of the Gardens Group • Director of Music at Leweston School talks singing and how she will be conducting Vivaldi’s ‘Gloria’, virtually online • Real or fake in the world of ancient coins? • And Sherborne launches its own Business Awards…


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Local World 30/10

This week: Hear how we all need to keep our muscles in good working order and there are tips to do just that • A professor from Bournemouth University wants us to eat more protein rich food as we clock up the years • Iona Haynes wants to make good use of social media to promote her conservation films • We hear about a Shakespeare Dictionary for a young age group…


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Local World 23/10

Jenny Devitt’s weekly look at the arts, the environment and other topics of interest. In another packed show Jenny discovers a stall at Bridport’s Saturday market selling hand made soap with a connection to Dorset’s palaeontologist Mary Anning – all will be revealed • We’ll hear about what books we’ve been reading during these times of crisis, and we look back to Jenny’s chat a year ago with author Raynor Winn who has a new book out • And, from the archives, there’s the interview with the legend who is Eddie the Eagle Edwards • Finally we’ll hear about sessions …


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Local World 16/10

Jenny Devitt’s weekly look at the arts, the environment and other topics of interest. • It’s the literary festival season and although Dorchester’s has been cancelled, some others are going ahead. We hear about the Yeovil literary festival • Louise Burks from the Gardens Group tells us about the Christmas displays in their three garden centres at Poundbury, Sherborne and Yeovil • Ever tried fresh organic milk from a vending machine? An organic dairy in Hooke have installed eleven in the local area • And we hear about a very tempting market stall in Bridport and Axminster selling Italian cheese …


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Local World 09/10

Jenny Devitt’s weekly look at the arts, the environment and other topics of interest. Today’s programme is pretty broad-ranging • Why should we change from upland sheep to upland forest? We find out – it’s all to do with bio-diversity • Contemplating death can lead to a happier life, we are told • local band Ninebarrow are preparing for their next online gig from a venue that isn’t their sitting room!


 


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Local World 02/10

Jenny Devitt’s weekly look at the arts, the environment and other topics of interest. Good local news – The Blackmore Vale Magazine is back. Jenny talks to the new editor of the New BVM • We hear of the importance of zoos and how they’ve faired during the pandemic • In advance of Strictly we look back at a Dorchester Tango Fest from a couple of years ago • and a preview of a new Artsreach presentation in three Dorset venues soon – The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Living Spit comedy theatre…


 


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Local World 25/09

Today: Something of a follow up to David Attenborough’s recent ‘Extinction – The Facts’ TV programme – we’ll hear from a scientist who appeared on the programme and two palaeontologists • Also we hear from a professor of politics about recent proposals from the UK Climate Assembly and whether the Government will action any of them…


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Local World 18/09

Jenny Devitt’s weekly look at the arts, the environment and other topics of interest. Today: How Secret World Wildlife Rescue cared for an orphaned fawn, and there’s more about the centre’s  plans for new premises and their fund-raising campaign • We hear about the excellence of British TV drama and how the pandemic has affected the people involved in it • And a Somerset company called Events Crew also tell us about the effect of the pandemic on local events • Jules Bradburn talks about the nomination for a Dorset Food, Drink and Farming award received by Sherborne Viral Kindness, …


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Local World 11/09

In this edition: Farming in towns and cities • Mike Burks from the Gardens Group tells us how to grow things down our walls which we can eat • We hear from a theatre company, many of which have had to resort to online productions during the pandemic, about a venture they are embarking on with Dorset’s Artsreach • Also we’ll hear more about the campaign to erect a statue to Dorset’s palaeontologist Mary Anning

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Local World 04/09

The future of farming, post-Brexit, features in this edition of Local World. A hot topic recently has been the possibility that the UK would import chlorinated chickens and hormone-injected beef from the US prompting several big supermarkets to say they would not be selling such products. The UK, in line with the EU, banned the use of antibiotics as a growth enhancer and chicken treated with chlorine to kill bacteria, over 20 years ago. In the programme a university professor discusses the use of antibiotics in animal health and we’ll be hearing from a National Farmers Union representative, a retired …


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Local World 28/08

A microbiologist expresses her concerns about the general easing of lockdown measures both here and elsewhere. Now is not the time to relax, she says! • In the absence, this year, of an Oak Fair at Stock Gaylard near Sturminster Newton, normally held on August Bank Holiday, Jenny looks back at some of the interesting things on display at recent Oak Fairs • And there’s fascinating and encouraging news that eventually all plastic waste could be used in the building and construction industry…


 


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