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Hyer’s Highlights: Celebrities In Politics

Taylor Swift and Kanye West have both recently pitched into the political debate... with varying reactions.

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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Politics

Hyer’s Highlights: IPCC Climate Change Report

Benji Hyer argues that we, the citizens, must act and cannot wait for action from our elected leaders.

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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Music

Not 97 | Season Four — Episode One

NOT 97 is a home for discovering new music from talented, under-the-radar artists around the world. This is NOT 97.

This is NOT 97, a home for discovering new music from talented, under-the-radar artists around the world.

On each episode, three hosts and a guest meet around a table at Only NY to discuss fresh music found in the depths of the Internet. They present two tracks each, released in the last six to eight months from artists with under ten thousand followers. Discourse and context round out each show, as the team breaks down what they hear and what each sound means to them.


Welcome back to NOT 97. This is season four's debut episode featuring New York / Seoul-based alternative RnB artist DUVV.

We kick off season four with 'Oro', a playful, cinematic delivery from Mexican-American duo Reyna Tropical. DUVV introduces former Grateful Dead cover band Circles Around The Sun and their journey of a song 'Immovable Objects'. Brooklyn's HDBeenDope spits his heart out on…

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