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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

Hyer’s Highlights: IPCC Climate Change Report

16th October 2018 | Politics

Hyer’s Highlights: IPCC Climate Change Report

“Act now, idiots”. That was the message from scientists who published a 33-page special report by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on the effects of global warming.

It warned that there is only 12 years left to stave off catastrophic impacts to our planet. Now’s the time to adapt our mindset entirely, become aware of what we use, what we buy, what we eat, where it comes from, and how we travel. Living as we do now, well beyond our means, is simply not sustainable.



Discussing the issue on Benji Hyer’s Sunday radio show, many listeners, including Niall and Daniel, felt that the real difference must come from the government. People won’t step up without being forced to by politicians, they contended. However, Benji saw it the other way…

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Benji Hyer on the IPCC Climate Change Report

Benji Hyer responds to listeners Niall and Daniel about who holds the responsibility when it comes to change and climate change. (4 minutes)



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

Hyer’s Highlights: University Drug Policies

9th October 2018 | Politics

Hyer’s Highlights: University Drug Policies

According to a recent survey by the National Union of Students, around two in five University students admit to using illegal substances (i.e. drugs) at University.

On his Sunday radio show, Benji Hyer hosted an intense and profound debate about the on-campus drug scene where listeners assessed whether they preferred the controversial policy by Sheffield University’s Student Union – to arrange classes which advise on how to take drugs and safer doses – or the zero-policy approach used by Buckingham University, which is advocated by the National Drug Prevention Alliance.

It came down to one question by listener Spencer: Would you rather have more people taking drugs safely or less people taking drugs but more dangerously?

Listen to a snippet from this discussion below – also featuring a message from Lee – or listen to the full discussion on the Hyer’s Highlights podcast.

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Benji Hyer on University Drug Policies

Benji Hyer responds to listeners Spencer and Lee about the different options Universities have when dealing with drug use on campus. (3 minutes)



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