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Hyer's Highlights: Gun Control in the USA

18th February 2018 | Politics

Hyer's Highlights: Gun Control in the USA

The United States is not #1 in much. They are, however, #1 in mass incarceration and mass shootings.

On February 14th, at least 17 people, mostly children, were left dead after a 19-year-old man opened fire at a high school campus in Parkland, Florida. It is the deadliest school shooting since 26 were killed at Connecticut school Sandy Hook in 2012.


In retrospect, Sandy Hook marked the end of the US gun control debate, because once America decided killing children was bearable, it was over. Since that day, there have been 1600 mass shootings since.

As of now, thousands more Americans have been killed by guns since 1968 than in all US wars in history. Thoughts and prayers are now insufficient. The only possibly productive action is gun control.

The debate over guns is becoming more agonising and infuriating as each mass shooting occurs. Some people say there’s no hope. But the conversation must still be had, out of the respect for the victims, and for those who survived and have taken to social media to plead for change.

On Benji Hyer’s Sunday show, Bridget, from Florida, says that she lives in fear that it could so easily happen at her school, or indeed any across America.

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Benji Hyer on Gun Control in the USA

Benji Hyer responds to listener Bridget, from Florida, who says that she lives in fear that this incident could have so easily happened at her school. (5 minutes)

Matthew Stiles | Space X Falcon Launch

8th February 2018 | Politics

Matthew Stiles | Space X Falcon Launch

On his radio show every Thursday, Matthew Stiles breaks down some of the most contentious new stories from the past week and answers the questions you can’t quite work out the answers to…

Elon Musk seems vindicated after his Falcon Heavy rocket successfully launched a Tesla into space to the tune of David Bowie’s greatest hits.

The new rocket is effectively three Falcon 9’s strapped together, and is the second most powerful rocket available; with its re-usable thrusters it seems to be a giant step for mankind’s space exploration ambitions.


But, is this a new era of space travel? In this segment of his show, Matt looks at the history of space exploration from the ‘Space Race’ to today, and he assesses Elon’s desire for humankind to ascend – quiet literally – to becoming an interstellar species.

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Matthew Stiles | Space X Falcon Launch

Matthew Stiles looks at the history of space exploration and assesses Elon Musk's desire for humankind to become an interstellar species. (9 minutes)



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Hyer's Highlights: The Brexit Impact Report

4th February 2018 | Politics

Hyer's Highlights: The Brexit Impact Report

It has been revealed in a leaked document that the government’s new analysis of the impact of Brexit confirms how the UK would be worse off outside the European Union under every scenario modelled.

The assessment, which is titled ‘EU Exit Analysis Briefing’, dated January 2018, looked at three of the most plausible Brexit scenarios based on existing EU arrangements. According to the analysis, under a comprehensive free trade agreement with the EU, UK growth would be 5% lower over, whilst a “no deal” scenario, which would see the UK revert to WTO rules, would reduce growth by 8% over that period.


Even the softest Brexit option of continued single-market access would, in the longer term, still lower growth by as much 2%, which would mean growth reverting to zero.

The government was eager to hide these statistics, and many Leave voters still prioritise the issues of sovereignty and immigration over the economy.

On Benji Hyer’s Sunday show, listener Jessica messaged saying that, in all honesty, the Brexit debate has not been about the economy for a long time. Here’s what Benji said to response to that…

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Benji Hyer on the Brexit Impact Report

Benji Hyer responds to listener Jessica who commented that the Brexit debate has not been about the economy for a long time. (5 minutes)