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Hyer's Highlights: The darkness in America

31st October 2018 | Politics

Hyer's Highlights: The darkness in America

The past week in the United States have been dark:

Two people were killed at a grocery store minutes after their shooter tried to enter an African American church.
Mail bombs were delivered to prominent Trump critics
and then on the Sabbath, 11 Jews were murdered in cold blood whilst praying at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Donald Trump tweeted that "a very big part of the anger we see today in our society is caused by the purposely false and inaccurate reporting of the Mainstream Media." Yet most of those on the receiving end of the bombs have featured repeatedly in Trump’s tweets or rally speeches, more often than not in a negative light, and an apparent spark for deadliest attack on the Jewish community in the history of the United States was a racist hoax inflamed by a President in the run up to the Mid-term elections.

On Benji Hyer's radio show, we asked how the recent spout of rage can be taken out of politics. However, one listener, Mario, pointed out that society is actually no different to how it was before, and it is merely the presence of social media which is bringing to light these despicable sentiments.

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Benji Hyer on the darkness in America

Benji Hyer responds to listener Mario who points out hat society is no different to how it was before, but social media brings light to even more news stories. (4 minutes)



Listen to the full discussion from Benji Hyer's radio show on the 'Hyer's Highlights' podcast, here

Hyer’s Highlights: How do you solve a border like Ireland?

31st October 2018 | Politics

Hyer’s Highlights: How do you solve a border like Ireland?

British Prime Minister Theresa May has told MPs that 95% of the terms of Brexit have been agreed with the EU... but the issue of the Irish border is still a "considerable sticking point".

The issue of the Irish border is a complicated one - with the Republic of Ireland on one side of the border being in the EU, but Northern Ireland (as part of the UK) leaving the EU, it could make trade and transport difficult if there is a "hard border". Beyond that, before the Good Friday agreement in 1998, the border was riddled with violence and tension over the way the two Ireland's would work together.


The EU Parliament's chief Brexit negotiator, Guy Verhofstadt, issued a stark warning last week to Theresa May, saying that if there is no solution for the Irish border, then zero percent of Brexit is completed.

On his Sunday radio show, Benji Hyer outlined the complicated nature of the Irish border, and responds to Scott’s message, which argued that the border issue “is an almost impossible trial" which will probably be "the reason why a Brexit deal isn’t signed” in time.

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Benji Hyer on the Irish Border

Benji Hyer responds to listener Scott and outlines the complicated nature of the Irish border. (4 minutes)



Listen to the full discussion from Benji Hyer's radio show on the 'Hyer's Highlights' podcast, here

Hyer’s Highlights: Celebrities In Politics

16th October 2018 | Politics

Hyer’s Highlights: Celebrities In Politics

In a week during which two of America’s biggest music stars (Taylor Swift and Kanye West) had their contrasting say on President Donald Trump, Benji Hyer asked the listeners to his Sunday radio show whether celebrities should get involved in politics.

Celebrities using their significant platform can be really helpful in engaging younger voters, yet it can be perceived as dangerous because a celebrity can say anything without being democratically held to account.


Whilst listeners remained mostly divided over the subject, there was one point of agreement, exemplified in Mitch’s message. He said that when it comes to celebrities in politics, there is a noticeable double standard with the Republican Party. Conservatives were furious at Taylor Swift’s pro-Democrat intervention, however they were more than happy to embrace the views of rapper Kanye West, who reinforced his support for Trump.

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Benji Hyer on Celebrities In Politics

Benji Hyer responds to listeners thought on whether celebrities should speak openly when it comes to policy, and the double standards which surround this issue in the US. (3 minutes)



Listen to the full discussion from Benji Hyer's radio show on the 'Hyer's Highlights' podcast, here